Sweatpants and messy buns: This mom went viral after her hilarious and relatable post


After a long day with the kids, especially now that the school holidays are in full swing, a little me-time can do the world of good.

However, that’s easier said than done and sometimes a little hard to come by.

So even if it means just slipping out for a while and doing the grocery shopping, we’ll take it! And if it means stepping out in stained sweats, bug-eyed sunglasses that covers most of our face and messy hair, well, so be it.

In a Facebook post, Nikki Pennington made us all feel just a little less alone though, when she reached out in the most hilarious way to a fellow busy mom she’d seen in the supermarket. “Missed connections” is what she called it as she reached out to her BMFF (best mom friend forever).

Check out her viral post:

"To The Mom In Target," she starts.

"You were at Target last night about 7pm in the crayon aisle. I was wearing my mom couture complete with dry shampoo hair, no makeup, yesterday’s T-shirt and yoga pants. You were also wearing yoga pants with flip flops and a messy bun. The venti Starbucks in your hand was a dead giveaway that even though you were wearing yoga pants you had in fact not come from the gym. I know because I was doing the exact same thing #yogapantsarelife."

She continues, "I tried to glance at your cup to see the name of my future BMFF (best mom friend forever) but let’s be honest, at my age I’m on the verge of needing readers to see that far away."

She explains that her suspicions were confirmed and they were destined to be best mom friends forever when she saw "diapers, soda, wine and chocolate" in the other woman's cart.

"Our carts hit once as we rounded the corner from aimlessly pretending to be shopping for something in our favorite store when in reality we were both just having a moms night out. I mean we all know that’s where all moms go for a night out," she explains.

"So, to the fellow mom in Target last night at 7pm," she reaches out, "If you see this and recognize this story and my Starbucks drink please know I’ll be back at Target again next week because let's be honest, I live there. Maybe I’ll see you again, same time, same aisle and this time we can wander around aimlessly in Target together for our moms night out."

I think it’s safe to say we all want to be your best mom friend forever now, momma Pennington.

Or maybe we could start our own little club and meet up at the supermarket for our moms night out?

We even have matching uniforms: sweatpants and messy buns, of course.

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