Channel 10’s The Bachelor broke new ground in the realms of human stupidity last night by testing the mothering skills of the Bachelorettes.
And how did they test this complex, multi-dimensional skill? With robotic baby dolls.
The contestants were woken by the cries of ‘babies’, which they were then required to ‘care’ for during a round of mini golf. All of which makes perfect sense. As any new mother will tell you, the first thing you feel like doing after leaving the delivery suite with your newborn is heading straight on over to the putt-putt course for a few rounds.
What the show did get right about the realities of motherhood, however, was the perfect demonstration that everything single thing a mother does, or doesn’t do, is scrutinised and judged.