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WATCH: 'Mom' actress Anna Faris just admitted to feeling guilty about NOT feeling guilty and we know you can relate
"I [felt] really guilty that I wasn't more anxious." Turns out there are levels to this mom guilt thing and Anna Faris just hit the nail on the head in a recent interview.
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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.  

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