For as long as you can remember, you've been told to listen to your mother, right? But what if your mom is a little, um … out there? Let's be real, some moms are completely nuts and way, way off the mark. Just because you have a bunch of kiddos, doesn't automatically mean you know it all.
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From Tanning Mom to Botox Mom, it seems like 2012 was the Year of the Crazy Mother. So before we officially ring in the New Year, we are counting down the most jaw-dropping mom moments of 2012. If your mom doesn't have a face that looks like an old leather wallet (here's looking at you, Patricia Krentcil, aka Tanning Mom) or has never injected you with Botox, consider yourself one of the lucky ones.
Keep scrolling to see all the craziest mom moments of 2012.
Patricia Krentcil, otherwise known as "Tanning Mom," made waves back in May when she was accused of bringing her 5-year-old daughter to a tanning booth. But what really got people buzzing was the alarming sight of her leathery face. Later, Krentcil was spoofed on "SNL" by Kristen Wiig, who piled on the bronzer to parody the orange-skinned mother.
Kerry Campbell was dubbed "Botox Mom" after she claimed to have administered Botox injections to her 8-year-old daughter who complained about small lines and wrinkles in her face. Campbell later retracted the claims, but not before Child Protective Services stepped in to investigate.
June Shannon is the subject of a TLC reality series following Honey Boo Boo (the most infamous child star on the pageant circuit) and her self-declared family of "rednecks." June is most known for her outrageous one-liners and hilarious, made-up words. Our favorite? June's thoughts on dressing appropriately and not letting it all hang out: "All that vajiggle jaggle is not beautimous." Noted.
Jamie Lynn Grumet is the mother who was pictured on the provocative May 2012 cover of "Time" magazine breastfeeding her 3-year-old. The issue was all about extreme attachment parenting, but it was the visually arresting image of a toddler being breastfed that stirred up the most heated controversy.