Busy Philipps has never shied away from a good public ugly cry. The last time Busy got to boo-hooing on Instagram, her fans started sending her money to make up for her TV pilot not getting picked up. This time Busy has the sads because she feels like a bad mommy. According to UsWeekly, her most recent public snot fest came on the heels of her Hawaiian vacation when she realized she left some of her daughter’s stuffed animals back at the hotel. Busy bravely pushed through her tears to post an IG story all about it.
Behold, the face of despair!
In a series of Instagram stories on Sunday, April 1, the Dawson’s Creek alum revealed that she had just returned from a “wonderful” Hawaiian vacation with her husband, Marc Silverstein, and their two girls Birdie and Cricket, 4. But Radar and Flat Bear didn’t make the flight back to California. And Philipps, 38, was overcome with guilt.
Of course Busy’s girls are named Birdie and Cricket! Busy also posted a picture of her artfully tousled luggage proving she looked really hard but Radar and Flat Bear were nowhere to be found. I wonder if she checked Radar and Flat Bear’s Instagram accounts. Those bitches are probably sipping Mai Tais and kickin’ it aloha style.
Busy took it really hard, though. She says it was a “parenting fail” and that she felt like an “asshole”. She called the hotel but housekeeping didn’t find them. Busy hopes they may still turn up in the wash. In the meantime Busy should stay hydrated and hopeful. Cricket was sad too but thankfully mommy didn’t make her cry on camera.
“She was just so heartbroken, and I was, like, I knew it as soon as I opened up the suitcase to get Cricket’s stuff for bed. “I was like, I didn’t see Radar and Flat Bear,” the Freaks and Geeks alum continued. “I was like, f—k, f—k, f—k.’”
Busy concluded the episode on a positive note proving she still has some perspective on the tragic end to her vacation.
“We’re all healthy, made it back in one piece,” said the emotional mom of two. “They’re just stuffed animals. She’ll recover. She’s resilient. I don’t know if I will.”
Apparently one of the bears was hers from childhood. One thing that may help her recover would be to find some angle with which to monetize the event. We already know she’s raking it in over there in the IG with sponsored posts. At the very least, maybe this tale of woe will end up in her upcoming book of “humorous autobiographical essays that will touch on everything from her childhood to her life as a mom” that she announced last August. The chapter could be called “Cashing Tears“.