“It’s so hard. Y’all. I wish us mamas could give ourselves and each other a break.”
Singer and songwriter Pink has inspired mamas everywhere with her honest take on parenting. She’s raising her daughter, Willow, and judgement-free. Was honest about her in her marriage and feelings of frustration towards her husband. She even forgot to move that during the holidays and publically shared her mistake after her daughter wrote a concerned letter to Santa about why the elf hasn’t moved in three days. Hey, we all make mistakes!
Last week she saw in person how her parenting approach has had a positive effect on some mamas. In a Twitter post, she shared a heartwarming and humbling experience she had with another mom in the grocery store, of all places.
A fellow mama approached her while grocery shopping to share how much strength she gets from following Pink’s parenting approach—specifically, how real and honest she is about the difficulties and how inspirational it is to see that Pink isn’t afraid to mess up.
In the tweet, Pink said, “A really sweet Mama cam up 2 me 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 mess up in public.”
After they chatted, both mamas ended up crying together in the middle of the store. “It’s so hard. Y’all. I wish us mamas could give ourselves and each other a break,” Pink continued in her tweet.
At the end of the day, we’re all going to mess up in some way. While most of our mistakes aren’t in the public eye, Pink’s boldness shows us that there’s nothing to be ashamed of. Our strength will come from banning together with our fellow mams and telling each other that it’s okay to feel like —it only makes us human. And, when you see that mama reaching her breaking point, reach out and let them know it’s okay.
It will make a world of a difference.