Tennis champion Serena Williams doesn't put up with any nonsense on the tennis court, but when it comes to parenting Williams knows sometimes you just can't win.
Williams, who gave birth to daughter Olympia nearly a year ago, has been keeping it real with fans discussing postpartum, and breastfeeding. This week wasn't quite as serious but certainly just as real.
Williams posted on social media about a flight home with her daughter saying:
Kids humble us. The other day on a flight home Olympia had so much energy and insisted on running up and down the aisle. When I finally got her to calm down and sit still, she threw up all over me and in the aisle. #ThisMama wants to remind all mothers the importance of supporting one another through the highs, lows, laughs and tears.
Share your own stories of motherhood with hashtag #ThisMama. I'd love to hear them!
Twitter did not disappoint in its responses.
Kids humble us. The other day on a flight home Olympia insisted on running up and down the aisle and when I finally… https://t.co/4XLID1f0SR— Serena Williams (@Serena Williams) 1535315308.0
@serenawilliams I took my kids to work with me every day. My husband and I would discuss work at home. One day my o… https://t.co/qJHwUaLLhA— josie (@josie) 1535316674.0
Kids can be straight up nasty.
@serenawilliams One of my sons used to ‘paint’ with his own poo. He would wake from a nap, totally silent, remove h… https://t.co/hbdlz4exOl— Sarah Ockwell-Smith (@Sarah Ockwell-Smith) 1535315903.0
@serenawilliams @MsPackyetti Flying alone with 3yo and 2mo (in front carrier). Crammed us all in airplane bathroom… https://t.co/dbYVDf7bzi— Kate Andrews (she/her) (@Kate Andrews (she/her)) 1535317022.0
@serenawilliams @MsPackyetti We were ~20 mins into a 4hr flight. They moved the guy next to us because we smelled,… https://t.co/brQmRz5qnx— Kate Andrews (she/her) (@Kate Andrews (she/her)) 1535338132.0
@serenawilliams My daughter and I planted some seeds together, hoping to grow flowers. I went outside to water them… https://t.co/ElMG4se7ID— Megan (@Megan) 1535315804.0
That's okay, moms always get them back.
@serenawilliams #ThisMama my son will kill me but I just remembered he used to take his diaper and all his clothes… https://t.co/8PLjxvr56n— Felicia (@Felicia) 1535316794.0
@hifaala @serenawilliams #ThisMama got to put her daughter’s diaper on the right way, but duct tape was required to keep it there. 🤷♀️— Lisa Green (@Lisa Green) 1535323792.0
If they don't give you a heart attack first.
@serenawilliams My daughter loved to take everything out of the pantry & put it all back in. #ThisMama came back in… https://t.co/C22JFzVdcA— Kaz Weida (@Kaz Weida) 1535324557.0
Or an aneurysm.
@serenawilliams You haven't experienced the full joy of motherhood until you've been asked to leave the mall becaus… https://t.co/v5LtRH2JIG— Carol Serroul (@Carol Serroul) 1535315664.0
@waterford_girl @serenawilliams Or a petting farm because your nearly two year old was crying so much after his fir… https://t.co/lSkP9l4p1S— Nicola (@Nicola) 1535315833.0
It wasn't all moms, dads had stories too.
Kids! They say and do the darnedest things.