Olivia Wilde’s Hilariously Honest Selfie Pretty Much Sums Up Parenting – Scary Mommy

Olivia Wilde’s Hilariously Honest Selfie Pretty Much Sums Up Parenting

Hey mom – are you a wreck? You’re not the only one, don’t worry.

Look, we all have our days. Some of us are able to pull it together better than others, but we all have those moments where we look in the mirror and wonder what the HELL is going on. Even gorgeous model/actresses aren’t immune to the new parent makeover. It usually involves vomit. And dark circles under your eyes. And greasy hair.

Model/Actress Olivia Wilde shared an image to her Instagram account last weekend that we can all relate to:


“I call this hairstyle, “keep the kid alive.” Products you’ll need: sweat, string cheese, diaper rash cream, chewed up crayon, snot, and an enthusiastic spritz of panic.”

Wilde has a one-year-old son with actor Jason Sudeikis.

The photo has wracked up nearly 34,000 likes in the last couple days, because life. We all relate to this. There is a vortex that appears in new parenthood: it traps the best of us. There is absolutely no avoiding those days that whiz by in a fog and leave you looking at a mirror image like this one.

It’s pretty comforting to know that even people who have an Instagram account littered with selfies with the likes of Michelle Obama and Bono still fall into the vortex.

One of the many comments on her photo said,”Men are proud of the#dadbod and women should be proud of#momhair.”

#MomHair. What would your style be called? Mine would be “Four hours of sleep and no childcare.”