I am Honey Boo Boo’s Mom

Ben set out to draw a portrait of me this evening. I sat at the table as he studied my face intently, concentrating on every last detail. It’s always so much fun to see yourself through your children’s eyes and I couldn’t wait to see the finished masterpiece.

Finally, there it was.

There is no greater blow to a mother's self esteem than a portrait by her child.

The nose.

The chin.

The hair.

The neck.

The birthmark.

The cheeks.

The teeth.

I posted the picture on Facebook and was flooded with people pointing out the likeness to Honey Boo Boo’s mom.
They were right.

.It’s simply uncanny.

I mean, clearly, that’s who he was capturing.

I feel so much better now.

About the writer


What started as an innocent on-line baby book to chronicle Jill Smokler’s stay-at-home days with her children, quickly transformed into a vibrant community of parents, brought together by a common theme: Parenting doesn’t have to be perfect. Welcome to Scary Mommy!


Ladygoogoogaga 3 years ago

Lol!! I admire you for sharing this gem;)

Sarah C. 3 years ago

I almost pissed myself reading this. LOL Too funny!

I hate fatties 3 years ago

Honey Boo Boo’s mom is a fatass, are you a fatass?

Robyn 3 years ago

Oh My GAWD… i was drinking a coffee, and spit it all over my desk. Tears running down my face. Now that made my day :-) You rock :-)

Super Sarah 3 years ago

Oh, dear. I sometimes wonder what memories my kids will hold dear when they are not longer my babies… I have a feeling that bath time will always be remembered by the angle at which they got to see me picking at my face for twenty minutes. I’m not quite sure why this seems relevant…

Lees 3 years ago

I love Honey Boo Boo’s mom. If she can feel good about herself, then so can I.

deb 3 years ago

I am one of the few that haven’t gotten on the Honey Boo Boo hot mess bandwagon. However, I do appreciate great art and love Ben’s drawing of you. Maybe you and HBB’s mom were twins separated at birth? Never say never.

Nina 3 years ago

But I like how he kind of gave you highlights and low lights!

Seriously–hysterical though.

Kristen Brakeman 3 years ago

Nice highlights, btw!

Tinne from Tantrums and Tomatoes 3 years ago

He was being conceptual… I think…

Jennifer 3 years ago

This reminds me of the time Cady told me my hair looked like Beauty and the Beast. I said, “Oh, you think I look like Belle?” I was pretty flattered until she answered very indignant, “No. The beast.”

The Flying Chalupa 3 years ago

This is why art isn’t being funded in schools. It’s simply too powerful.
That’s going to be your new avatar, right?

vanillasugarblog 3 years ago

you are one of the best writers….ever

    Scary Mommy 3 years ago

    And you are the nicest. XO

Jess 3 years ago

No use waiting, just go jump off a bridge now – I would. LOL

lesbomom 3 years ago

I think you’re lovely and look nothing like HoneyBooBoo’s mom. BUT!! The picture does.

Mom Off Meth 3 years ago

That is some fine art. I love it.

MELINDA 3 years ago

That just made my week…

Mrs BC 3 years ago

My youngest once asked me if the ‘chin under my chin’ was used to eat food, ‘you know, like a pelican?’.
Children can be so cruel.

    Arnebya 3 years ago

    I didn’t think I could laugh any harder than at the original post, but HOLY HELL MRS BC I AM HOWLING NOW

    Scary Mommy 3 years ago

    How the hell do you even respond to that??! OH MY GOD!

Alison 3 years ago

I like the pink cheeks. :)

It’s a pretty good drawing of a person, I’ll give him that!

Candy 3 years ago

That looks like me before my morning coffee.

On the bright side, your eyebrows look nicely groomed.

    Scary Mommy 3 years ago

    Way to be positive! And I do look… awake!

Jenny from the blog 3 years ago

Luckily, you look a lot better in person.

Leanne Shirtliffe (Ironic Mom) 3 years ago

SO SO funny.

My daughter is into realism. She draws ALL the blood vessels in my eyes. It’s a bloody map of central London…

    Scary Mommy 3 years ago

    OMG, Lily does the same thing. She drew a picture for her teacher and there are red squiggles all over the eyes. And she wants me to frame it for the holidays!

Jamie 3 years ago

I am DYING!!!

Jessica 3 years ago

You just made my night!

amber 3 years ago

Oh mah gosh! Guffaw and snort! That is terrible and you are bravely funny!

Elaine 3 years ago

She doesn’t have the awesome birthmark though. 😉

Amanda 3 years ago

Ouch! Time for a grounding? Hahaha! I don’t think I would have been brave enough to post that anywhere!

Cancan 3 years ago

I laughed so hard at this…send it to TLC as fan art!

tracey 3 years ago

Oh dear… Clearly, he misunderstood your directions, right?

    Scary Mommy 3 years ago

    Of course. He’s obviously far more attuned to pop culture than I realized.

Dragonbabyx3 3 years ago

I needed that giggle today! LOL! Thank you :)

Then again.. your braver than me, I dont think I want my kids to draw a picture of me!

They Call Me Mummy 3 years ago

Gold. Pure gold.

Kristin @ What She Said 3 years ago

OK, remember what I said on Facebook about art being subjective?

Yeah… never mind. That is SO Honey Boo Boo’s mom.

    Scary Mommy 3 years ago

    LOL. I know.

Life with Kaishon 3 years ago

This made me burst out laughing.
Sadly, I look a lot like her.
A whole freaking lot. Dammit.

    Scary Mommy 3 years ago

    You DO NOT. You are delusional.

Kelly 3 years ago

lol That is so sad! I bet you are a much better person. :-)

Rachel 3 years ago

Now introducing ” jilly boo boo”

    Elaine 3 years ago

    Ha ha ha! Good one Rachel! ;D

sara 3 years ago

Bwahahaha are you related to honey boo boo?!? Is Evan grounded? Lol

Regina 3 years ago

Well, uh, I know what you like to watch on TV. :)

I have tossed out all the pictures they kids have drawn of me.

Amy @mommetime 3 years ago

I’m sorry! That is awesome… bahahahaha

MarySunshine 3 years ago


Sorry. I couldn’t keep it in.


Stephanie 3 years ago

I TOLD you. TOTALLY Honey Boo Boo’s mom.


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