“F*&k it, I quit!” Pink explains that NSFW Instagram post about bad babies

Pink being interviewed by Em Rusciano

Earlier in the week, Babyology favourite Pink posted a funny-because-it’s-true update to Instagram, revealing her friend believed babies are… little jerks. While most of us thought it was hilarious, others were miffed at the saucy language used. (Hint- jerk was not the actual term used!) She shared the full story – and a bit of the backlash with the fabulous Em Rusciano...

Em & Pink

Em sits down to chat with the one and only P!nk! When these two get together things get a little wild so watch out for some questionable language. 🤘

Posted by 2DayFM Breakfast on Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Sorry not sorry

Em – who was very, very stoked to be interviewing her ultra-fave Pink, let’s be clear – broached the topic by admitting that she too thought babies were jerk-like in their behaviour. In fact, she thought Pink’s Instagram post (below) was chilling in its accuracy.

“It made me laugh when my friend said this to me,” Pink said, admitting that she’s fairly certain 8-month-old Jameson’s motivations were not the least bit wholesome.

“I feel like he’s f*cking with me. I feel like, I know he was, because it was two hours. And my hands were like this (shakes hands) and he wouldn’t let me hold him, he wouldn’t let me put him down, he wouldn’t let me do anything.”

We’ve all been there. Ugh. (Sometimes I even shake my head…. not just the hands! End of tether achievement unlocked! I shake my psyche, even… my very core!)

 

Pink's Instagram screenshot

 

 

All of the nope

Pink did what most parents would do in this situation, she mixed things up (or possibly quietly lost her sh*t) and changed the environment in the hope that things would shift gears and everyone would cheer up…

“I finally was like ‘f*ck it. I quit!’ I grabbed him, and I took him downstairs. Ten o’clock at night. Put him on the rug, put a toy in front of him and he looks up at me… and starts laughing!”

Exhaustion and overwhelm conspired and Pink says it was at this point she knew her baby hated her. Well. Not really. But kind of. Just a little bit, maybe.

“I was like ‘you hate me!’ And I was texting my friend and she was like “babies are c*nts” and I laughed so hard and so loud that he started crying again.”

Because mum friends are the best friends and babies truly can be torture. And then Pink started crying too (at home, not in the interview!).

 

Em Rusciano interviews Pink

 

She shared the text exchange on Instagram, as a way of reaching out to other tired parents and saying ‘you’re not alone! my kid hates me too! Look what my friend said! LOL! SOB!’

What happened next was that grumpy sods ignored the exhausted and overwhelmed smoke signals this mum-of-two was sending via her Instagram account. They thought it would be better to get angry and make this situation all about them. #HeadDesk #Nooooo

Pink explains:

“Then somebody wrote on Instagram ‘how dare you use that language, my 12-year-old follows you on Instagram. And I’m like ‘wait, you’re mad at me because your 12-year-old’s on Instagram? Wait, what?'”

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Dinner time

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“They bother me”

“Surely you’re at the point now where the dickheads don’t bother you?” Em suggests, after hearing about the grumpy sod. It seems Em was wrong!

“They bother me. They bother me. They bother me,” Pink admits. Three times, mirroring Chrissy Teigen’s thoughts on this relentless online judgement.

“I’m not above reproach,” Pink said, “but man, people are so offended all the time.”

“I got in trouble for cooking organic green beans because I was holding my kid near the stove. I was like 3 feet away from the stove, but still… he saw the stove.”

“Don’t let the baby see the stove! Don’t cook organic green beans for your children!” she said, half-joking, half wondering if people are going out of their gosh-darned minds. (Answer: yes, they truly are.)

 

Em Rusciano interviews Pink

 

Same, same but different

Pink also chatted about how different she and 6-year-old daughter Willow are, despite their delightfully affectionate “co-dependent” relationship.

“Willow, I was talking to her about her feelings and she doesn’t like to talk about her feelings. She’s like her dad that way and I said ‘Babe this is a lifelong conversation for us, you need to practice. I know you process differently than I do, but you gotta talk to me about your feelings.'”

“And she looks at me and she goes ‘okay Mama, I promise to tell you more about my feelings if you promise to tell me less about yours.'” Without even blinking. Eye contact,” Pink said, jaw obviously dropped.

“[She] scares the crap out of me,” Pink later admitted, which pretty much sums up much of the, at times terrifying, journey that parenting is.


Did you watch this interview? It was super-relatable, right? And aren’t these guys two peas in a pod?!

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