Mom Shares Photo of Herself Hiding Next to the Toilet With a Message About Alone Time You'll Definitely Relate To
Moms need me time any way they can get it.
Stephanie Horman is an Instagrammer who documents her life as a mom, sharing the adorable and honest moments while raising two kids. But Horman's latest post, which includes a candid photo of herself hiding in her bathroom, is the one so many mothers are relating to right now.
On October 28, Horman, of British Columbia, shared the photo, along with a lengthy and emotional caption explaining how important it is for busy moms to carve out a little alone time for themselves.
“The bathroom—universally known as the place where mom's hide out to take a breath,” she wrote. “Get a moment of quiet. Collect our thoughts, or have a little cry.”
“As I sit in this room, trying to calm my emotions over a battle with my 2 year old about why she cannot paint her sister with nail polish,💅 I remind myself that this to shall pass,” she continued. “The rubber ducks🐤 will soon leave the tub, and the tiny little toothbrushes will someday not be there. These moments I wish away, I will soon want back, and when that happens I will probably sit back down on this cold damp bathroom floor and remind myself how fleeting those moments really were.”
Horman then addressed her followers, who she presumed might also be getting their me time locked in the bathroom as well. “If you are hiding in your bathroom reading this, remember that you will get through today,” she wrote. “So take a deep breathe, look in the mirror, and remind yourself that you are doing a great job♥”
Her audience clearly connected with the post; more than 80 comments flooded the page. "What, im not the only one that uses it as a hiding spot 😉 its hard sometimes at the moment to remember the fleeting time," one follower wrote. "Lol, I’m sitting in the bathroom taking a mini break as I read this," another added.
While Horman has posted before about the challenges of caring for young kids, this post instantly connected with her audience. Here's to hoping she continues to share her raw and real experiences of motherhood.
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