Why Ashley Williams Wanted to Sit in Her Closet, Eat Pizza and Cry After Giving Birth
Is “me time” for new mothers a myth?
“It’s really hard for someone to burst in on you in the shower — although it can be done,” she says.
“Right after I had Gus, I had just been through 24 hours of labor, and then I suddenly started the biggest job of my life,” she says.
“I’m likening it to running five marathons in a row, taking a quick shower, then starting the biggest job I’ve ever had. I remember trying to figure out when I was going to process the birth because I had no time for that.”
What did Williams want to do to recover from the “five marathons” that is labor? Precisely what everyone does to process major life events: Eat pizza in the closet and cry.
— Maria Yagoda