Pink Cries With Fellow Mom At The Grocery Store Because Parenting Is Hard AF

by Cassandra Stone
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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.

“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.

I’m not crying; you’re crying.

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.