This 13-Year Old Dressed As An Exhausted Mum Still Wins Halloween
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The best Halloween costumes are the ones that are scarily real.
And while Heidi Klum nails it year-on-year for her frighteningly lifelike prosthetics, it's a 13-year-old's outfit that we can't stop thinking about for the sheer accuracy alone.
Instead of your generic witch, zombie or devil, schoolgirl Jillian Hartsock decided to dress up as - wait for it - a tired mum.
Donning leggings, a baggy t-shirt, cardigan and Ugg boots, Jillian completed her look with a messy bun on the top of her head and faux dark circles around her eyes.
She nailed on the prop front too, holding a doll in one arm, a Starbucks in the other, and a shopping bag (filled with wine and nappies) on the crook of there arm. All the while a 'toddler' hung off her leg.
This is the kind of attention to detail we need.
The photo was posted on Facebook by Jillian's parents with the caption: "Jillian's "tired mom" costume is literally EVERYTHING! We did a whole photoshoot of her Halloween costume and I'll share an album of it soon. She pulled this off perfectly!"
Lillian's outfit is clearly an exaggerated take on motherhood, but we're sure all mothers can relate to parts of this image.
And while we know the 'exhausted mum' trope is a bit sexist, it's sadly still one that prevails. In fact, the truth is women are still taking on the bulk of the housework and childcare.
A study published in July found that "gender norms remain strong" when it comes to the division of household chores.
The research, titled 'Gender Divisions of Paid and Unpaid Work in Contemporary UK Couples', analysed data from 8,500 heterosexual couples and found women did the bulk of the domestic duties in 93 per cent of the couples.
Published in the Work, Employment and Society journal, the study also found women do approximately 16 hours of household chores per week, while men did nearer to six.
Now if that ain't scary, we don't know what is.