Pink's Latest Honest Instagram Post Will Hit Home For So Many Parents
When you're a parent, the pressure to be perfect (or appear to be perfect) can be kind of intense. Everyone has those days — the lazy days, the "off" days, the days they'd rather lay in bed and feed their kids frozen pizza. But as a parent, its important to embrace that. Singer Pink knows this all too well, and Pink's Instagram about "failing beautifully" as a parent will resonate with so many parents who've had plenty of those days.
As a musician, Pink's lyrics are raw and honest. She isn't afraid to speak her mind and sing about the things that are going on in her life. Her parenting style, judging from her Instagrams, is no different. She isn't hesitant to share photos of herself breastfeeding her 6-month-old son, Jameson Moon, or open up about her life. Case in point — her most recent photo shared to her Instagram account. In the photo, Pink's oldest child, 6-year-old Willow, is seen riding a bike indoors while Pink looks straight into the camera without a care in the world. "Yeah my kid rides her bike inside," Pink wrote in the caption. "Without clothes. And helmets. While I ignore her and look at my phone. #failingbeautifully #loveinthebigapplein2017"
Of course, Pink more than likely wasn't ignoring her daughter completely. She was probably paying attention to Willow in some shape or another; she did take the time to snap the photo and make note of Willow's actions, after all. But the perfect moments and those messy "my kid is riding a bike indoors" moments are what define parenting — take it from Pink who values being a mother. "I love being a momma," Pink told ABC News. "I made a choice a long time ago that I was going to have a successful family. And that is my absolute number one goal in life."
But she isn't afraid to be open about her parenting pitfalls. In an interview with Glamour in 2013, Pink also revealed that Willow, as a toddler, might have cursed once or twice. And at the same time, becoming a parent made the fearless singer become incredibly protective and fearful for her young daughter. Because everything, including being a parent, requires balance.
Pink's use of the phrase "failing beautifully" is something that parents can resonate with. Sometimes all you want to do is relax on your phone while your kid runs wild for a moment or two. That doesn't make you a bad parent. There is beauty in the failure.