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19 Times Lorelai Gilmore Nailed This Whole Parenting Thing

"If you're going to throw your life away, he'd better have a motorcycle."

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1. When she was able to put all judgment aside to be there when Rory needed her.

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2. When she offered this sound advice about dealing with a breakup.

3. When her protective motherly instinct was on point.

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4. When she knew exactly how to break the tension of a serious situation.

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5. When she was such a cool mom, Rory had no reason to be embarrassed of her.

6. When she wasn't afraid to raise Rory alone, even when it got lonely.

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7. When she wasn't afraid to make fun of her kid.

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8. When she passed on important life lessons to Rory.

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9. When she wasn't just Rory's mom, but also her best friend.

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10. When she taught Rory what weekends are really for.

11. When she knew boundaries were unnecessary.

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12. When she called it like she saw it without sugarcoating anything.

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13. When she was a terrible influence — but in a "cool mom" way.

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14. When she never failed to provide a healthy, well-balanced meal.

15. When she knew just because she was a mom, it didn't mean she wasn't allowed to be scared.

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16. When she acted like a true disciplinarian.

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17. When she gave this inspirational advice:

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18. When she knew the importance of loyalty.

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19. And when she never failed to be there for Rory, every step of the way.

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