Busy Philipps gives social media followers a real taste of her life — and not just happy, curated moments. So when the actress accidentally left her 9-year-old daughter Birdie’s beloved stuffed animals at a hotel, she shared the “parental fail” on Instagram.
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.
“I called and housekeeping haven’t found them, so I think they were really tangled up in the sheets and just went to the place where they wash the sheets and so hopefully tomorrow they’ll find them,” a devastated Philipps said into the camera, adding that she felt like such an “a—hole.”
“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.’”
Making the story that much sadder: one of the bears belonged to Philipps as a child.
“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.”
Philipps has admitted she is tough on herself. “I’m my strongest critic, and I feel like I can never do anything right,” she told Working Mother in September. “I push myself to do better and more.”
The former Cougar Town star announced in August that she is working on a collection of humorous autobiographical essays that will touch on everything from her childhood to her life as a mom. “I’m not allowed to say the title of it, but it’s a good title!” she teased in an Instagram video at the time.” I’ve been waiting my whole life to write this book. I’m just so grateful someone finally asked.”
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