Pink's Honest Instagram Post About Motherhood Is A Reminder That No Parent Is Perfect

"I feel like I had it all figured out when she was younger."

As anyone who follows her knows, Pink is nothing if not honest on social media. Sometimes that means clapping back at trolls, and other times it means opening up about her insecurities as a mom. On Tuesday, the mom of two shared a candid Instagram post in which she acknowledged a feeling many other parents can relate to.

Alongside a cute photo of her and her daughter Willow at a dim sum class in San Francisco, Pink wrote, "I feel like I had it all figured out when she was younger. When it was just her. Now that there's two, and such different ages, I feel flustered so much of the time."

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"The older she gets the less clear I am on how to guide her," the "What About Us" singer, who also has a son named Jameson, continued. "Do I take the raw honest tough way? Do I cuddle her and tell her to not to worry? Do I let her be sassy knowing I want her to be strong and need her to be strong to survive in this world? Of course, but how do you interject subtlety and kindness?"

She went on to admit, "I already know I worry too much, don't even bother telling me about that. I'm aware." She then asked fans for their "thoughts" on the topic. Many praised her honesty and shared that they have similar struggles. "I don't know the answers," one fan wrote, according to the Daily Mail. "But know you are not alone in your anxiety."

Several Instagram users also chimed in to advise Pink to follow her "heart," "gut instincts," and "intuition." Another told her, "The fact that all of these things are concerns and considerations for you, prove what an amazing mom and woman you are!"

It's not the first time Pink has gotten real about the difficulties of parenting. Last year, she tweeted about an encounter with a fan and fellow mother at the grocery store that brought her to tears. The fan told her "she gets strength from my parenting cause I'm not afraid to fuck up in public." The star added, "It's so hard. Y'all. I wish us mamas could give ourselves and each other a break."

Of course, there are also plenty of joyful moments to appreciate. Earlier this year, while the singer rehearsed for her Beautiful Trauma Tour, 6-year-old Willow set up a table to sell candy, with the intention of donating the money she earned to Haiti. Pink also chose to take her kids on tour with her, and frequently posts family photos on social media. As she recently told Redbook, "I know this is going to be hard, but we'll make amazing memories."

(H/T: Today)

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