Serena Williams isn’t one to readily accept defeat or back down from a challenge. But there’s one part of parenting that even SHE doesn’t want to mess around with.
“I’ve conquered a lot of things,” the 36-year-old tweeted over the weekend. “Blood clots in my lungs- twice… knee and foot surgeries… winning grand slams being down match point… to name just a FEW but I found out by far the hardest is figuring out a stroller!”
I’ve conquered a lot of things… blood clots in my lungs- twice… knee and foot surgeries… winning grand slams being down match point… to name just a FEW but I found out by far the hardest is figuring out a stroller! 😰😰
— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) January 20, 2018
The tweet clearly hit a nerve with a lot of parents, as it was liked over 54,000 times and tallied up over 1,000 comments.
A few parents tweeted out their own stroller horror stories:
I remember one day in a parking garage, a guy waited for my space for almost 40 minutes until I could figure how to collapse the Stoke pram. Stress doesn’t do my feelings justice!!
— Michael Cowan (@MichaelCowan9) January 20, 2018
Brilliant. Unfathomable pieces of technology. Especially when you are in a hurry.
— Matt Williams (@MattRCNM) January 21, 2018
Some dished out a few suggestions for dealing with the pesky devices:
Just name the stroller Sharapova and you’ll immediately defeat it with ease….
— Chet Bashari Anekwe (@chetanekwe) January 20, 2018
Others jokingly informed Williams there were far WORSE things than stroller troubles:
Gurl you strong but you ain’t met LEGOs at night!
— Maria Dixon Hall (@mariadixon) January 20, 2018
The stroller is the preliminary stuff. That Barbie DreamHouse will take you right out, stickers and all!
From your future…
— Maureen (@Maureen2) January 20, 2018
Wait till you try changing a baby in the bathroom on a turbulent flight 🚽
— martyn u’ren (@martynuren) January 21, 2018
And the dang car seats I’m like Whyyyy! And don’t be in a hurry
— Deborah Washington (@nugslilsis) January 20, 2018
Isn’t that the truth. That and a CAR SEAT!!!
— Dan Gura (@djgura) January 20, 2018
Wait until you have to figure out a 17 year old.
Good luck with that.
— Steven D (@Stevessvt) January 20, 2018
Ha ha ha ha ha… Girl, the hardest is yet to come. Wait until she starts walking, climbing out of the crib, talking… #Parenthood
— Paolina T (@PaolinaYT) January 20, 2018
It’s all just so relatable.
Williams sits on the board of advisers to Oath, news’s parent company.