Mom's Facebook Post Gets Real About Daily Parenting Frustrations


This Australian mom is not afraid to discuss the nitty gritty truth about parenting.

On Thursday, Storm-Manea Ellyatt shared a Facebook post about the "sick joke" and "irony" of being a parent in the digital age.

"All those cute bonds ads, miniature Nike shoes, adorable baby shower gifts, baby spam on Instagram, squad dates with your mum posse and those god damn laceylaners lied to me," she wrote, summing up her unmet expectations about parenting based on the way it's portrayed on social media, television and advertisements.

"Not once did I see an ad with a mum locked in her cupboard crying in her leaked stained pjs from 3 days ago, covered in sweat and vomit, praying to every god imaginable for the strength and patience to go back to the shitshow that is now their life," she continued. "The once calm, poised, patient goddess, who could sling cocktials [sic], swear with sailors and dance uninhibited until tomorrow afternoon, can bearly [sic] hold a conversation, hold her eyes open or the tears back from this new found 'bliss.'"

After criticizing the false facades of bliss in parenting, Ellyatt explained that it's hard to openly complain about the challenges of being a mom because people want to be sensitive to those struggling to conceive -- who "would give everything for a moment of 'hating it.'" But behind the many #blessed hashtags on social media, she says there's often an over-exhausted, frustrated parent ready to scream.

"[W]hen there’s no cameras, no people and no judgement you let out the loudest F****KKK YOOOOUUUU known to man, although it’s under your breathe [sic], or screamed into a pillow, or yelled from the foetal position of your cupboard because your little one's finally asleep," she wrote.

Ellyatt -- who documents the trials and tribulations of parenting on her blog and Instagram account, Storms Sanctuary -- concluded her post with a tribute to all the exhausted moms and dads pushing through their moments of doubt.

"Cheers all you amazing parents that dust yourselves off and do it again, with the smile of a thousand curse words, shattered souls and hopefully a strong coffee or wine in hand," she wrote.

Hear hear!

H/T Babble

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