Alex Witt | May 12, 2013
>>> just in time for mother's day, a -- don't want their parents moving in with them, but this they had to choose, a staggering 67% would choose mom over dad. so to discuss this topic as well as the best-selling book, these with me right now. my friends as well a "today" show producers. hi, you guys.
>> this absolutely cracked me up. talk about the reasons why --
>> adults over 40 were polled. about 1100 of them. if one of your parents had to come in and move in with it, which one would it bet, why?
>> she cook, cleans, i say sign me up.
>> maybe we're not in our 40s yet, but what do we do?
>> i need someone to help me out.
>> we need wives ourselves. why not mom be that person?
>> i'm going to be the one to bear the bad news with the dads. here's what they had about the dads that they would say inpropose things.
>> but mary ann , you moved your step dad in with you for a while.
>> my dad was working here no hurricane sandy. he stayed with us about two months. i have to say hi carbon footprint was about this big. he did clean. he went and bought some groceries, super helpful with the kids. he had are a car. my mother shows up halfway through his visit, you know, and her carbon footprint is basically took up an entire city block . so even though she's very helpful -- happy mother's day -- she haus a bigger footprint. my dad was super, super messy, do i so --
>> you can see both sides of that equation here.
>> this book continues to sell like hot cakes. i love the title, into you if everyone looks closely, we say -- there's another thing implied there, but it's so fun.
>> clearly not "shodd ygs." it's been amazing. what we're hearing from molt all over is the main message about the book. it's about giving yourself a break and not trying to be perfect. just have fun, be your best and know at the end of the day your kids will be all right.
>> stressed-out moms, what's the advice you give them? you do have vignettes in the book. i'm a full-time working mom. it's hard.
>> >> we say don't apologize. if you love to go exercise. if you need to log yourself in the bathroom and read " us weekly " or "people," find something that will help you recharge. we are all better moments in the end. whatever you need, find it and don't apologize for us.
>> which is our motto.
>> a happy mom is a happy home .
>> so, mom, take this advice. i love that you said happy mom's day to your mom.