This ad perfectly captures the morning struggle of all working women

4 Morning Rituals Successful People Do Every Day

We've all seen commercials where impeccably dressed working women glide around their kitchens, perfectly coiffed hair in place, demurely reaching for yogurts and sipping on cappuccinos before their workday begins.

But a new ad for Organic Valley's Organic Balance milk protein shakes is calling bullshit on those pristine depictions of women's morning routines, and instead offering a chaotic and absolutely accurate portrayal of what women are actually up to before arriving to the office.

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The women in the ad nonchalantly deliver the results of a 1,000 person survey that Organic Valley conducted about the morning rituals of actual working women.

(Un)surprisingly, real-life professionals don't start their day doing "yoga in [their] underwear", or "journaling in [their] journaling nook", as the ad gently satirizes.

"According to science, most professional women don't have time for any of that," one woman hurriedly brushing her teeth declares.

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This ad perfectly captures the morning struggle of all working women

I would like to not be called Mom for one day, or at the very least, I would not like to hear “MOM!!!!” or “MOhhhh-uhhhhhhhm.”

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I want someone to plan my kids’ summer camps and schedules, set it all up, and just tell me where they need to be. Oh, and then get them there.

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I would like a Brinks armored car service to partner with Uber and drive my kids to their sports – safely and conveniently.

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I would like the mask Judy Jetson put on every morning so she didn’t look like crazy mom. Judy made mornings look so easy. 

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I would like just a few moments of peace and quiet.

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I want a tech free day. No iPhones, no iPads, no iNothin’.

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Mother changing babys diaper on changing table

I want to have not shopped for, prepared or cleaned up after any of the food that is consumed all day.

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An IV drip of Chardonnay.

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I want there to be no laundry.

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I want a full day when I don’t have to once clean the kitchen. 

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I literally just walked in on the boys smelling each other’s butts. Can we add no butt-smelling to the list?

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I want someone to bring me coffee in bed, and then LEAVE. Leave for an hour so I can watch the news in peace.

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I want a day in my own house – alone.

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I want to feel appreciated.

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I want a raise, or at least a bonus.

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I want to sleep in.

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I want to have no plan at all, and I want everyone to be ok with that.

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A couch, expensive chocolate I don’t have to share, and Netflix.

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I want to not worry about anyone else’s mood all day.

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I want someone to get the house and the kids ready for school the next day -- homework done, bodies clean, teeth brushed and lunches packed.

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I want my kids not to fight – at least within earshot. 

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I would like to celebrate how much fun I was before I was a mom … making my sacrifices that much greater because of the awesome me I left behind.

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And the most important wish, the one that makes all of the others worth having is: AND, I DON’T WANT TO FEEL GUILTY FOR WANTING ALL OF THE ABOVE.

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Bedhead, stained clothing and hurriedly cleaning up after children prevail in the ad.

"Fifty-seven percent of us are up before the sun is up," says one woman, who climbs out of bed in the dark with an all-too-relatable manic grin that suggests she would like to commit murder in the first hours of her day.

"Twenty-one percent of us check our work email before even getting out of bed," mumbles another woman from beneath her comforter, her face illuminated by the glow of her cell phone.

The ad also claims that 9% of women cite dry shampoo as one of the "greatest inventions of the 20th century, and that 21% use an article of clothing to camouflage a stain.

The most inspirational of the statistics? "Fifty-eight percent of women will swear at someone or something" on any given morning. Too true, Organic Valley, too true.

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