PUNTA GORDA, Fla. – A video posted on social media by a mother in Punta Gorda has gone viral, garnering more than 8 million views in just two days.
Meredith Masony, the star of the video, is a mother of three children and a devoted wife, but she also blogs for a website, ThatsInappropriate.com.
“We created a community for moms that is about real life. It’s about things that happen during the day that you might not want to post on Facebook but it was a struggle,” she explained in a Skype interview.
While Mother’s Day is devoted to women like her, she says it’s not all about the pampering and flowers, but rather it’s the one day of the year that mom’s should have off.
“It’s about being a real mom and not about magical rainbows and unicorns. It’s about raising kids and it’s a really tough job.”
Masony says she is overwhelmed by the response it’s getting online, and never thought it would actually go viral.
“What if this is just me? Then I thought, no there’s no way, I’m posting it,” Masony said. “And I have to tell you, it was a resounding yes! We want mimosas and relaxation and I don’t think there’s any shame in saying that.”
Masony says the best part is that people are relating to the message.
“Their husbands are coming into it and they’re talking about it and they’re like, ‘Babe! Is this really what you want? And she’s like, yes please! Now!”
The mom says the video is all about having a little humor about one of the toughest jobs out there.
“I got to have a sense of humor because I’m telling you I’m not going to making it to the end of the day if I don’t get some laughs in–it’s not happening!”
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