Being a mom isn’t easy. Rewarding — yes. But easy? Not a chance. And that’s why we all need a little boost, shoulder to cry on or at the very least a non-judgmental wink from the other mamas out there. Pink may be a famous celeb, but that doesn’t exempt her from all of the mommy challenges that the rest of us regular ol’ folks experience on a daily basis. During a trip to the grocery store (yes, Pink does her own grocery shopping just like we do), she got the mama validation that we all need.
Pink isn’t perfect. Hey, none of us are. In July she was seriously mommy-shamed for posting a pic on Instagram that featured her cooking with her kids. While plenty of people applauded the multi-tasking mama, others trolled her for wearing baby Jameson in a front-facing carrier near the kitchen stove.
Oh, but the mommy-shaming didn’t stop there. A few months later the internet was quick to judge the singer for posting a pic of her son sitting on a skateboard without a helmet. Keep in mind, the little guy was only 10-month-old and was never really “skateboarding.”
Instead of insulting her mommying skills, a fellow mother stopped Pink, mid-shopping, to tell her, “some nice words about how she gets strength” from Pink’s parenting. Why? Well, because Pink isn’t afraid to mess up (okay, okay, the real language was a bit more colorful) while parenting publicly.
In a tweet, Pink noted that she and the other mother cried together, adding, “It’s so hard. Y’all. I wish us mamas could give ourselves and each other a break.” So true!
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