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Your Mom Is A Super Hero

05/07/2013

tumblr_lty0i1NDD71r1v6l7o1_400Don’t tell your mother this, as she probably is quite aware of it, but the job of ‘Mom’ is underpaid and often under appreciated.

According to a survey conducted by Leger Marketing on behalf of Walmart Canada, Canadians would pay their mom an average annual salary of $161,287 per year. If that were possible it’s likely there’d be many more stay at home Mom’s and the world would be a better place.

Think about it for a minute. Most Mom’s wear so many hats they need an SUV to hold all those hats. Roles like driver, medic, chef, therapist, coach, tutor, housekeeper – and the list goes on.

Those Canadians are little wacky when it comes to identifying their ideal Mom character. Walmart’s survey also asked Canadians who they thought embodied the quintessential TV mom. The Cosby Show’s Clair Huxtable led the poll being named by one in five respondents (21%). Marge Simpson of The Simpsons came in second at 17%. When asked who their mom would be if she was a superhero, 43% said Wonder Woman, followed by the Bionic Woman at 23%.

Marge Simpson?

What about Marion Cunningham from Happy Days? Or Barbara Billingsley, “As June Cleaver” on Leave It To Beaver? Or Morticia Addams on the Addams Family? Or Carol Brady on the Brady Bunch?

Absurd? Of, course!

But everyone has their favorite Mom on TV and in real life.

This year let the real life Mom know how much she is truly appreciated.

According to National Retail Federation’s Mother’s Day spending survey conducted by BIGinsight, consumers will spend an average of $168.94 on mom, up 11% from last year’s $152.52. Total spending is expected to reach $20.7 billion.

Do your part. Break leather for Mom. You’ll be glad you did.

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