Last week, Kim was trying to explain away Kanye’s MET Gala absence. This weekend, however, was all about her.
Because Sunday was Mother’s Day, folks! Kim posted a sweet tribute to celebrate Kris Jenner for Momager’s Day.
She then shared a wonderful and rare family photo that included all three of her young children. Awww!
Kim shared this platinum selfie, and gave her momager an epic shout-out.
“Happy Mother’s Day to the best mom in the entire world!”
You know, from a lot of people, this would be hyperbole. But she’s talking about Kris Jenner.
Someone has to have the best mom in the world, and Kim and Kourtney and Khloe and Rob and Kylie and Kendall might just be those lucky someones.
“You’ve taught us all how to live life to the fullest and work hard for what you want.”
Kris has certainly done that.
A lot of people may not consider being a reality star to be “work,” but when you’re on camera for as much as 14 hours in a day, that is exhausting.
But the results for the Kardashians speak for themselves.
Kim’s Mother’s Day tribute to Kris continues.
“You’ve always taught us that family above everything!”
The Kardashians are all about family. That has been a huge element of their success and it’s key to their brand.
Kim has more to say to Kris than thanks for making sure that most of her children are money-making machines.
“Thank you for being the best grandma to my kids!”
Kris is now grandmomager to a growing brood of grandchildren, three of whom are Kim’s — North, Saint, and Chicago.
“I love you.”
That is so sweet and the whole note seems to come straight from the heart.
Kim wasn’t done, however, and shared this photo on Instagram with the following message.
“You don’t even understand how many lollipop bribes this pic cost me…”
Those of us who were additional primary caregivers to our younger siblings and anyone who is a parent understands how much work that can take.
Young children are very restless.
“But it was so worth [it].”
It clearly was! This is a precious pic.
“Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there.”
Kim is using her own day to celebrate other moms.
“I’m the luckiest mom in the world to have these three babies in my life!”
And let’s talk about those three babies for a moment, because it is so rare for fans to see them all together.
Chicago … well, she’s still a baby. She’s like … half a year old? So she has a sense of object permanence but, if my understanding of normal child development is correct, is probably not saying more than a few words yet.
Then we see North off to the side.
The way that she’s posing coyly … reminds us so much of not just her mother, but of a few of her aunts. She’s not just posing for the camera, she’s modeling.
And then, of course, there’s Saint.
He looks so much like Kanye in this photo.
Let’s not give him a hard time about it. Not only is Saint a little kid, but he shouldn’t be blamed for his father’s dumb slavery comments.
Some commenters expressed confusion over Kim’s remark about lollipop bribes. They may not realize that family photos don’t always happen organically.
We can only guess how many attempted photos they took and never ended up using.
Honestly, Kim and Kanye should count themselves lucky that lollipops are still effective bribes for their kids. That won’t work forever.
Fortunately, human motivations don’t end with positive rewards like lollipops, so Kim and Kanye aren’t going to have to promise North her own flying car or whatever when she’s 12 and they want her to do her homework.
The best and most powerful form of motivation is intrinsic motivation, when you do something because you want to.
Judging from the way that North is posing like her model aunts in this picture, we’d say that she’s not going to need to be bribed for photos much in the future.
At the moment, though, she’s still very young and probably struggles to sit still. Even on Mother’s Day.
Kim Kardashian also took to her app to speak about motherhood to her fans.
“I have always been really honest about my struggles with pregnancy.”
She reminds them of exactly why she opted for a gestational carrier.
“Preeclampsia and placenta accreta are high-risk conditions, so when I wanted to have a third baby, doctors said that it wasn’t safe for my — or the baby’s — health to carry on my own.”
She made the right call.
“Having a gestational carrier is definitely different, but anyone who says or thinks it’s the easy way out is completely wrong.”
For some people, it’s a luxury. For her, it was a necessity — but she was reluctant to go through with it.
“People assume it’s better because you don’t have to deal with the physical changes, pain or complications with delivery, but for me it was so hard to not carry my own child, especially after I carried North and Saint.”
We’re glad that things worked out for the best for their family. Chicago is a precious little baby.