How did we ever express ourselves before there were emojis? When you don’t have the right words — or the words you have simply don’t do justice to your mood — moms everywhere can turn to these cute little graphics that are understood worldwide, in any language. In our modern digital culture, emojis have come to act as shorthand for the experiences and emotions we all face. In the face of life as a mother in the twenty-first century, an emoji is worth a thousand words. Here are some of the our favorite emojis that all moms can identify with:
Face With Tears of Joy
Is there any expression of motherhood more accurate than the state of crying and laughing at the same time? Cue the “face with tears of joy” official emoji. Being a mom means living your life on an emotional rollercoaster. Your kids’ triumphs are your triumphs; their failures are your failures, too. When you laugh until you cry, or you cry until you laugh, this little graphic can perfectly express your mood.
Glass of Wine
Sometimes referred to as “mommy juice,” a nice glass of wine is a favorite in many moms’ relaxation arsenals. After a day of dealing with toddler meltdowns or a night of wrangling a slumber party full of eleven-year-olds, this expressive emoji reminds moms to laugh at themselves, pick their battles and relax.
Face With Medical Mask
When you live with kids (adorable as they may be), you have got to be prepared to deal with every kind of cold, flu, germ and bug-of-the-month. The familiar pattern every mom recognizes goes like this: Your daughter catches a bug at school, she brings it home to you, you give it to your husband/partner/other kids, and your house becomes a war zone of dirty Kleenexes and empty cough syrup bottles. Then, just when everyone is starting to feel better and things are returning to normal, another bug hits and the process repeats. Every mom knows from practice how to deal with the onslaught of colds and flus and still get stuff done!
Even if your daughter is blessedly past the potty-training stage, the amount of diapers, blow-outs and accidental messes every mom has dealt with at some point should earn her an award. The smiling face on the poop emoji reminds us again to laugh at our foibles and roll with the punches of parenthood.
No mom is perfect, but every mom is a queen. The crown emoji is the perfect choice to express that little feeling of triumph when you finally get the kids to bed and have a moment for yourself, or when everyone is healthy, happy and off to school on time. Or even when everything goes wrong and you still love your kids and they still love you.
Pro tip: Help your daughter accessorize her unique personality with Townleygirl’s collection of Emoji gifts for girls.