As a legit, bona fide, card-carrying tired mom of nearly fifteen years, I must tell you that I almost spit out my coffee (see, told you I was tired) when I saw this tween’s tired mom Halloween costume. Jillian Hartsock, whose photographer mom posted her INSPIRED costume to Facebook, nailed it! She nailed the tired mom Halloween costume HARD.
I mean I mean I mean looking at Jillian in full tired mom regalia is like looking into a mirror from eleven years ago for me. It brings back so many hazy, partially-recollected memories of having a toddler and a newborn! From the messy bun to the face still smeared with last night’s makeup to the toddler permanently attached to her leg, this tired mom Halloween costume is ON POINT.
Of course, I’m not the only mom who agrees! Since the post was put on the Hartsocks Photography page on Friday, it’s been shared over 55,000 times and has over 7,000 comments! In one comment, Jillian’s mom reveals what’s in the Target bag the exhausted mom is holding: “diapers, wipes and three bottles of wine.” Ha ha ha! Clearly Jillian put a lot of thought into making sure her tired mom Halloween costume was 100% authentic!
The comments from moms are RICH, like these:
Stacy Corley: “I thought this was me I did double take.”
Alisha Schuettler: “Who snuck in an snapped a shot of me? I was that tired I didn’t even notice. Plus with so many kids running around my house, who notices an extra person ?”
Ashley Hope Nelson: “The nursing pad sticking out of her bra is so relatable.”
Brittany Marie: I don’t know who you are but I didn’t give you permission to use a picture of me… I’d fight you about this but my kid is screaming again. Brb.
In the comments, Jillian’s mom shared some additional images of her look:
Kudos, Jillian! You should win ALL THE AWARDS for scariest Halloween costume AND most realistic Halloween costume!
Tired mamas, I hope this gave you as big of a laugh this morning as it gave me! Have fun wearing your own non-costume “tired mom” looks today! Hang in there…you got this!