Childrearing

Kim Kardashian Is Hiding in the Closet from a Toddler at 4 a.m., Just Like a Regular Mom

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Kids are hard. They are so much harder than I had any idea that anything could be. Who among us has not hidden in her closet, or pantry, or bathroom, just to spend five minutes catching her breath and thinking, “God, I wish I were rich. This would be so much easier if I were rich.”

And it surely would be a whole lot easier if we were ridiculously rich, but apparently all the money in the world can’t actually save a person from the experience of hiding in a closet from her toddler, because Kim Kardashian herself just joined us and started posting, “My mother was right!” from her closet at four in the morning.

Kardashian has enough money that she could hire 40 nannies with Ph.D.s in early childhood education and still have enough money left over to build a scale replica of Princess Elsa’s ice castle from Frozen and stuff it full of ponies. But Kardashian also has a two-year-old toddler and a two-month-old baby, and that can be tough to manage even with all the help in the world. I never would have guessed it, but apparently Kim Kardashian knows what it’s like to have your toddler give you a terrible cold and not be able to lie down and take care of it because you’ve got one tiny human being demanding all your attention, and an even tinier human being nursed on demand.

“I’m up at 4 a.m., pumping and delirious, hiding in my daughter’s closet because if she sees I snuck out of her bed, she will start to cry AND I think she gave me a cold so I figure no better time to write a #StraightUp than now!” Kardashian wrote, according to People.

Kardashian was in bed with North until North fell asleep, then she ducked into the closet to pump milk for Saint while also writing a blog post for her website.

It’s surprising to hear from Kardashian. I never thought I’d have anything in common with a mother who has gold toilets and a single handbag that costs more than I make in four years.

“My mom would always say, about having kids: ‘One is like one, and two are like 20,’” Kardashian said. “I never really understood that until now.”

Obviously it’s not all bad. It can be overwhelming, but the Kris Jenner who said “two are like 20″ went on to have six, so clearly she decided it was worth it.

“This time around, I get no sleep,” Kardashian wrote of the differences between having one baby and having two. “Every waking second that I’m not with the baby, I’m with North. I actually think the harder parts aren’t with the newborn but with the toddler! I feel like I go into overdrive to give my daughter attention and make her feel loved.”

A lot of parents can sympathize with that particular struggle. The stars, they’re just like us! Well, except for the army of nannies and the $150,000 handbags.