If you think your kids aren’t watching you or don’t, on some level, get how stressed, tired, and worried you are all the time, well, think again. Because this kid dressed up as an exhausted mom (possibly seconds from losing her ever-loving mind) for Halloween.
Jillian Hartsock is one of nine kids and watches her mom also run a family business with her father, Kyle. Which is to say, she’s probably seen a lot of exhaustion over the years, a fact her mother, Lindsay, confirmed to Scary Mommy.
“We have 9 kids and a busy photography business. Jillian sees me trying to manage our big, active family AND also our profession…plus, she helps a lot so she knows exactly what it’s like to be a tired mommy (and sister!) and she thought it would be a perfect costume for her.”
The elements of her costume – a messy bun, dark circles under her eyes, a blank, pre-coffee stare, coffee in hand, an oversized sweater to hide that belly we keep meaning to work on, a burp cloth thrown over one shoulder, plus a diaper, nursing pad, baby wipes, random pacifier clip, and of course, the standard leggings and Uggs – puts her deep level of understanding on display.
“So many moms are saying that it makes them feel normal and not alone to see other moms look and feel the same way sometimes. The funniest comments are the ones from Moms saying that they don’t even have to dress up for Halloween because they look like this every day!” Lindsay laughs.
And with 28,000 shares and 6,000 comments (and counting!) Jillian, her costume, and are family are touching moms everywhere.
In the words of her mother, Jillian’s “tired mom” costume is “literally everything.”