Chrissy Teigen wants us to know she isn't perfect, no matter what her social media feed may lead us to believe.
"She Is not afraid," one commenter said.
"So courageous," another said.
But not one to perpetuate illusions, the always-real Teigen quickly posted another photo of baby Luna: this time, in tears as she sat on Santa's lap. You know, kind of like how every other baby reacts the first time they are left in the clutches of a giant old man dressed head-to-toe in red, and sporting a long, white beard.
"'She did such a good job!' 'She didn't even cry!' We only share what we want you to see, my loves. Lol," Teigen wrote as the caption along with this newest photo.
And once again, we are reminded that the perfectly-curated images celebs (and us "normal" moms) post to our social media pages is not reality. These photos only tell one side of the story. Behind the smiles and the perfection are the tears, and the sweat, and the "in the trenches" parenthood moments.
Of course, both are part of life with kids; both are equally real. It's just that too often, we don't get to see that other side. So thanks to Teigen, again, for being brave enough to share the pleasure—and the pain—of motherhood.
Melissa Willets is a writer/blogger and a mom. Find her on Facebook where she chronicles her life momming under the influence. Of coffee.