13 Chrissy Teigen Tweets That Perfectly Describe What All New Moms Go Through
Life is tough out there for new moms. Judgement abounds for everyone, even if you’re a former Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model who's married to a Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter. Chrissy Teigen’s tweets about parenthood perfectly describe what all new moms go though. She’s trying to maintain a good sense of humor in the face of a society that has borderline impossible expectations of mothers. Seriously: the damned-if-you-do, damned-if-you-don’t scrutiny is beyond ridiculous.
In the latest brouhaha, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend went out for dinner a week after the birth of their daughter Luna, and judgy netizens lost their minds, as E! Online reported. Never mind that this successful couple probably has the means to make sure someone can watch Luna while they go out for a couple of hours. Or that maintaining regular date nights after having a baby is advice given to many a married couple. It looks like, by trying to be a good partner, Teigen was shamed for being a bad mother. Wouldn’t it be much kinder to just call a ceasefire on this judgement of new moms? Sure, if you suspect any parent of actual negligence, then it may make sense to intervene. But in this case, the daughter of two celebrities is probably very well cared-for. And Teigen’s ability to shake off these inane comments with class and humor is a good sign for new moms everywhere who also face judgement from random people.
1. Puzzling Instances Of Judgement
I went to dinner. People are pissed. Good morning! pic.twitter.com/oQ54mtet8c— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) April 24, 2016
Well, if they had brought the new baby with them to dinner, you can bet the comments would have been even harsher. Sometimes it seems like new parents just can't win.
no one told me i would be coming home in diapers too— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) April 20, 2016
Yeah, there's a lot people don't tell you about the postpartum period. Sometimes it's better to go in unaware.
to everyone asking, john is healing perfectly— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) April 17, 2016
Isn't she sly? This is a friendly reminder to give credit where credit is due.
4. Parent Of The Year
By embracing her status as a "bad parent," Teigen shuts down her detractors in the most classy and appropriate way possible. Tell 'em, mamma!
5. Telling It Like It Is
"i never wanted to leave my daughter, i love her, BUT THAT'S JUST ME" - the passive aggressiveness is real!— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) April 24, 2016
Unfortunately this is only the beginning. The passive aggressive comments from the peanut gallery will go on for a long time. Probably until Luna graduates college.
6. Babies Change Everything
thank you for all the well wishes!!! we are so happy and excited! i dunno what to tweet now. does my twitter change? this is so awkward— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) April 17, 2016
Social media is one of the few things to stay the same. This is good and bad.
7. Well-Meaning Moms
Moms, a favor. Please stop responding to everything I say with "enjoy it now because you'll never ________________ again"— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) April 5, 2016
Sure, sometimes well-meaning new moms can wear out the newest members of their tribe. It comes from a good place, but it looks like Teigen needs a little breathing room.
8. Like Mother, Like Daughter
if this baby is anything like me, she is laughing and rolling her eyes in the womb at me trying burned-at-the-toe chinese herbs to flip her— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) March 31, 2016
There is almost nothing that a pregnant lady won't try to flip a baby. Have you ever witnessed a mother-to-be doing an elephant walk?
9. Who Designed This?
there is absolutely no way that labor is harder than installing a car seat, i just refuse to believe it. if it is, i give up— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) March 28, 2016
There's definitely a learning curve with installing a car seat. Oh, and with every other aspect of parenting as well.
10. Oh Snap
"it seems like you have been pregnant forever" o really it seems like u have been blocked because i am petty— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) March 24, 2016
Again: when dealing with pregnant ladies or new moms, sometimes it's best to keep the comments to yourself. Pregnancies just take as long as they need to.
11. Real Talk
@chrissyteigen is it tough being pregnant? Are all the stories true about puking, peeing all the time, etc?— sun child✨ (@astoldbydee_) March 21, 2016
it's different for everyone but I enjoy it. it's kind of ridiculous and funny to me. i feel like an animal sometimes https://t.co/Oyz4psSWDv— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) March 21, 2016
You have to admire Teigen's honesty. She doesn't sugar-coat things.
12. Nesting Versus Hoarding
i keep buying things, every day, for a trip to greece that is not at all planned, booked or realistically happening— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) March 7, 2016
is this nesting— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) March 7, 2016
i think it's the opposite— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) March 7, 2016
How can new moms tell the difference between regular shopping and nesting? It's very subtle.