Parenting is a pretty all-consuming job. My son is more likely than not to initiate a lengthy conversation while poking his head into the bathroom. (”Hey mom, can I tell you what I know about monster trucks?”)
Anyone who ― for instance ― has ever been treated to a child’s monologue while sitting on the toilet can probably relate to this recent Instagram post by actress and mom of two Drew Barrymore.
Barrymore posted a photo of herself in an off moment reading a magazine and hanging out in a hotel room with the caption, “Do you ever have that moment as a parent, where you have a few minutes to lay in bed and read a magazine at a hotel, and your [sic] like ‘how am I not chasing the kids around? How am I stealing a few minutes to myself? When is this going to end? And why do I feel like I am breaking the law?’”
That last sentence might explain why Barrymore looks like she’s about to get busted for something.
The mom to 4-year-old Olive and 2-year-old Frankie regularly shares the everyday ups and downs of parenting on social media, like that time she posed with Olive while her daughter was having a meltdown at Disney World and then showed the picture on “Late Night With Seth Meyers.”
”If you’ve ever taken your kids to Disneyland or Disney World, it all ends at some point in mayhem,” she told Meyers.
Yes, it’s safe to say she’s thankful for that alone time.