Mom boasts many remarkable accomplishments in her life, the very least of which is you. She turned you father into relatively acceptable member of society, managed to keep your house from descending into chaos, and generally gave your family a good name. The one thing Mom has never been is a wizard with technology, which is why she's perfect for testing new stuff. It's like Yoda said: "With bafflement ... comes insight." Yoda said that, right?