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Portsmouth Mom's 'I Quit' Video Goes Viral

Brenna Jennings' "I Quit" video has been viewed more than 200,000 times.

A Portsmouth mother's YouTube video has gone viral.

Brenna Jennings' "I Quit" video is a parody of the viral video by Marina Shifrin, a 25-year-old writer who quit her Taiwanese animation job over the weekend. Shifrin's video gained international media attention.

Jennings video, in which she jokingly says she's quitting her job and family, has been viewed more than 200,000 times since she posted it Monday.

Jennings is a website manager who works from home. She's married and has a daughter.

She said she loved Shifrin's video.

"She reminded me a little bit of myself," Jennings said.

Jennings filmed her video in about an hour. It shows her jamming out around the house, lamenting her never-made bed, "petri dish" of a bathroom, and "fresh pink" mess in her daughter's room.

She said she never expected the video to gain as much attention as it has. It was even mentioned on "Good Morning America."

As for her daughter?

"She's been telling everyone, 'Mommy wrecked my room.'"
Karen Seritsky October 05, 2013 at 05:11 PM
Let me get this straight. This "mother" works from home, has no commute time, sets her own hours, and STILL can't find the time to clean, cook, and care for her family? What exactly do you do, lady, besides watch soap operas and drink coffee and make nonsensical videos that you hope will eventually go viral? Those of us who commute 100 miles one way a day to jobs, and STILL have to cook, clean, and care for our families just shake our heads at your vapidity.
Chelsey Ervin October 06, 2013 at 05:25 AM
Yeah, you're right: good moms aren't allowed to get frustrated or blow off steam. It was a joke. She didn't walk away from her family. Motherhood is a tough job, no matter how you go about it. Working from home with kids, especially if they're small, is no walk in the park with time to "watch soap operas and drink coffee." Just as I'm sure commuting and still having to make time for your family and your home isn't either. Either way, the job description requires you to be in go mode 24/7. Instead of looking for ways to tear other mothers down, use you energy to lift someone up. I'm sure this video, as silly and nonsensical as it is, made at least one mom feel less guilty about the frustration she felt as she picked up the same toy for the tenth time that day or answered the same question for the fifth time as her preschooler followed her into the restroom yet again. It's hard, and not everyone comes equipped with the "motherhood gene"
Kristen Grafton Lauhoff October 06, 2013 at 09:19 PM
Well aren't you perfect Karen? Who are you to judge? It blows my mind the fact that you put mother in quotations. I am sure she is a fabulous mother. Please get a sense of humor being a working mom whether from home or not is no easy task. I get home at 7pm and GASP spend time with my two daughters instead of cleaning the bathroom or cooking a five course meal, that is what kind of "mother" I am and I am not ashamed of that.
Jan October 06, 2013 at 09:51 PM
Bet making/posting it was more theraputic than telling it to a shrink. Great little piece. I don't think there's a mom alive that hasn't had the very same thought at least once.
Cheryl Donnelly October 06, 2013 at 09:55 PM
love it!!!!
Jessica October 07, 2013 at 11:41 AM
simple solution, get a real job then hire a maid

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