Many moms were touched by Pink’s tweet sharing her emotional encounter
There are three things that are certain in this lifetime: death, taxes, and the fact that parenting will get the best of you and make you cry. Often. Even if you’re Pink — renowned bad ass and inspiration to moms everywhere. Because parenting is hard, no matter who you are.
Pink recently opened up on Twitter about a tearful, emotional encounter she had with a fellow mom in a grocery store. Because there is nothing so totally “mom” than being your most vulnerable self in a grocery store. It happens.
A really sweet Mama came up 2me tonight at the grocery store and told me some nice words about how she gets strength from my parenting cause I’m not afraid to fuck up in public. We cried together. It’s so hard. Y’all. I wish us mamas could give ourselves and each other a break.
— P!nk (@Pink) December 28, 2017
“I wish us mamas could give ourselves and each other a break.” Wiser words have never been spoken, seriously. Don’t we wish more celebrity parents were as authentic about their lives as Pink is? We can all draw strength from her parenting — whether she’s delivering an awe-inspiring speech to her daughter Willow, to sharing the all-too-common reality of sexless spells in most post-baby marriages.
Tons of moms were touched by Pink’s tweet, with many echoing their support and sharing similar anecdotes of their own.
One night 12 years ago I was at a casual fast food restaurant (@BajaFresh) and my youngest was throwing food, my older ones bickering and my husband embarrassed. An older beautiful woman, 75 or 80 yr old woman came up to me, held my hand and said,— Betty Begen (@Betty_Begen) December 28, 2017
"Don't expect perfection, your little one is exploring, learning, and growing. Even Jesus threw food, and was a baby." She kissed my cheek. That moment has impacted me so deeply. I always stop to encourage mothers with young children. It's so important as women that we show 💗💗— Betty Begen (@Betty_Begen) December 28, 2017
I’m not crying; you’re crying.
Best thing to do...Enjoy the ride Even the parts that are scary We learn from them and pass our wisdom on to others. It makes us role models and sometimes heroes in our children's eyes— Miz Val (@vrb1955) December 28, 2017
I'm not a mom but your songs help me through so much. I get most my strength and courage from you. I wish I could meet you and give you a big hug. I can't thank you enough for your powerful songs. You're wonderful!— Anna Pena (@AnnaP53) December 28, 2017
We are all just making it up as we go. I've got a 14 year old daughter..NO idea what 15 year olds do..I will wing it when we get there. Love to all the mamas xx— Helen (@HelenRW) December 28, 2017
I hear ya, and for the dads that do it all too if I may. Be kind people. Everyone is fighting a battle you don’t know about. But we are trying our best. Much respect to all parents giving their all.— Bryan McKenzie (@BryanMcKenzie) December 28, 2017
Just goes to show no matter how rich or famous you are,we all make mistakes! We're all human!— sharon sheline (@1nstygrl) December 28, 2017
Parenting is the hardest job in the world. Think about all the jobs you’ve had in your lifetime thus far, and consider how many times you’ve unintentionally fucked up. Of course we’re going to make mistakes. We’re raising little humans and shaping every aspect of their lives — how could we not feel overwhelmed to our very core sometimes?
What helps relieve the emotional and mental burden is doing what Pink wishes we could all do more: giving ourselves and other moms a break. We’re all doing the best we can with the tools and knowledge we’ve accumulated through the years. Being open and honest on social media — like Pink always is — also helps us relate to one another. Presenting “picture perfect” lives just gives us all more pressure to deliver expectations we can’t actually live up to.
If I saw Pink in a grocery store, I’d cry too — because, I mean, it’s Pink, and because she makes us all feel like we’re in this together.