WATCH: 'Mom' actress Anna Faris just admitted to feeling guilty about NOT feeling guilty and we know you can relate

accreditation
Anna Faris
Anna Faris

You know her best for her role in the wacky film series, Scary Movie, and more recently, as the lovable single mother Christy Plunkett in the sitcom Mom, but in an interview this week with the US television show, The Talk, Anna Faris got kinda serious about a feeling most moms know all about. 

Talking to the hosts she admitted that her son's first day at kindergarten didn't exactly rouse up the teary emotions moms are expected to feel on such a big day. 

"It [felt] like all of the other parents were really anxious and the kindergarten teachers are asking, 'Oh, is everything gonna be okay?' I felt like, can't we just drop him off?"

Anna confessed that being away from six-year-old Jack wasn't that big of a deal anymore since he had already gone through pre-school, and her focus was on keeping calm so that her little guy wouldn't feel tense. 

Most notably referring to, "that funny mom guilt feeling, where I feel like this should emotionally tug at me more than it is."

"I [felt] really guilty that I wasn't more anxious."  


Can you relate? Do you feel guilty for spending time on your own when you could be spending time with your children? Do you fail to feel emotional when your child reaches certain milestones? Tell us by emailing to chatback@parent24.com and we could publish your letter. Do let us know if you'd like to stay anonymous.  

"The #momguilt is strong"

Anna may have just unearthed a form of mom guilt that's long been simmering under the radar: feeling guilty about NOT feeling guilty. 

It's so common, it's got its own hashtag. 

Moms have taken to Twitter to share their take, and it may come as a huge relief to other moms: 

"I am so happy to be back at work"

"I need time to myself"

"I slept 5 glorious hours"

"... by the 3rd kid you stop feeling guilty" 

"... leads to better parenting"

"I carve out time to run more often"

Can you relate? Do you feel guilty for spending time on your own when you could be spending time with your children? Do you fail to feel emotional when your child reaches certain milestones? Tell us by emailing to chatback@parent24.com and we could publish your letter. Do let us know if you'd like to stay anonymous.  

Read more: 

Sign up for our weekly newsletter to receive Parent24 stories directly to your inbox.  

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For 14 free days, you can have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today. Thereafter you will be billed R75 per month. You can cancel anytime and if you cancel within 14 days you won't be billed. 
Subscribe to News24
Voting Booth
The ANC's leadership race is heating up. Who do you think will be elected party president at Nasrec in December?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has got it in the bag
7% - 868 votes
I foresee a second term for Cyril Ramaphosa
83% - 9913 votes
Don’t discount a Zweli Mkhize win
10% - 1154 votes
Vote
Rand - Dollar
18.10
-0.5%
Rand - Pound
20.11
-0.1%
Rand - Euro
17.69
-0.4%
Rand - Aus dollar
11.56
-0.2%
Rand - Yen
0.12
-0.5%
Gold
1,702.60
-0.6%
Silver
20.22
-2.1%
Palladium
2,234.45
-1.2%
Platinum
926.42
+0.1%
Brent Crude
94.42
+1.1%
Top 40
59,280
-0.2%
All Share
65,676
-0.2%
Resource 10
63,294
+0.0%
Industrial 25
79,505
-0.7%
Financial 15
14,072
+0.5%
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes Iress logo
Editorial feedback and complaints

Contact the public editor with feedback for our journalists, complaints, queries or suggestions about articles on News24.

LEARN MORE