Yes! say a pair of Today Show producers, Alicia Ybarbo and Mary Ann Zoellner.
Of course, they have written a book called, Sh*tty Mom: The Parenting Guide for the Rest of Us -
- So take that as you will.
In a recent cover story for New York Family Magazine, the ladies expressed the following opinions:
AY: When I was growing up, the streetlights on either side of the block were our parents during the summer. You did not cross those streetlamps or there would be consequences, but we were out all day. And especially during "As the World Turns" or "Guiding Light," you were not going into the house during those shows!.... We're basically saying it's okay to be selfish, and that's taboo in our society. I can't say I'm a selfish person, much less a selfish mom. For my mom it was "Guiding Light."... You've just got to find whatever is going to inject new life or new energy into you. There's nothing wrong with being a little selfish.
Of course, in this day and age of hysterical political hyperbole, there is only one conclusion to be drawn from the above: ANYONE WHO CANCELS A SOAP OPERA IS CLEARLY ANTI-MOTHERHOOD WHICH MEANS THEY'RE ANTI-AMERICAN AND ANYONE WHO DOESN'T AGREE WITH THAT IS ANTI-AMERICAN AS WELL!