This 'Missed Connection' Between Two Moms At Target Gets Hilariously Real About Parenthood

"Maybe I’ll see you again, same time, same aisle and this time we can wander around aimlessly in Target together for our moms' night out."

Nikki Pennington, Florida-based mom blogger, is known for dishing the dirt on marriage and motherhood. Last month, not one, but two of her Facebook posts went viral for her realer than real take on the "secrets" to marriage and her unapologetic celebration of parenting imperfection.  Now, she's back at it with the Starbucks cup, putting the mother of all twists on the classic Craigslist 'Missed Connections' story. 


"To The Mom In Target," Pennington began her now-viral Facebook post. "You were at Target last night about 7 p.m, in the crayon aisle. I was wearing my mom couture, complete with dry shampoo hair, no makeup, yesterday's T-shirt and yoga pants." She knew the other mother was bound to be her soulmate the second she spotted her "yoga pants with flip flops and a messy bun." 

What sealed the deal for Pennington, however, was their shared drink of choice. "The venti Starbucks in your hand was a dead giveaway that even though you were wearing yoga pants you had in fact not come from the gym," she continued. "I know because I was doing the exact same thing #yogapantsarelife." 

After an ill-fated attempt to glean the name of her "future BMFF (best mom friend forever)" off her coffee cup, Pennington successfully checked out the contents of her grocery cart: diapers, soda, wine, and chocolate. "Again, confirming my suspicions that we in fact were meant to be best mom friends," she explained. 

"Our carts hit once as we rounded the corner from aimlessly pretending to be shopping for something in our favorite store when in reality we were both just having a moms [sic] night out," Pennington added, getting hilariously real about the simple joys of motherhood — or rather, momentary lack thereof. "I mean we all know that's where all moms go for a night out." 

Ending her post with a cheerful request that if her fellow Target mom read and recognized her story (and Starbucks cup), Pennington wrote, "Please know I'll be back at Target again next week because lets [sic] be honest, I live there. Maybe I'll see you again, same time, same aisle and this time we can wander around aimlessly in Target together for our moms [sic] night out." 

Since posting the 'Missed Connections' story to her personal Facebook, Pennington has received more than 6,000 likes and 2,000 shares. The post was also shared on Love What Matters, where it has since received an additional 19,000 likes and nearly 1,500 shares. With all this social media buzz, Pennington hopefully won't miss connecting with her newest "BMFF," after all. 


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