As any mama knows, motherhood doesn’t stop just because you have to get stuff done. Carrie Underwood is no exception. The artist recently posted a photo of herself getting ready for a show, and sure enough, her son Isaiah is sitting in her lap while she curls her hair.

"He doesn't care that Mommy had to get ready for a show,” she writes in the photo’s caption. “All he knows is that he woke up cranky from his nap and needed a cuddle ... and I was more than happy to comply."

The sweet photo shows Isaiah snuggling with his mom, facing away from the mirror as she fiddles with a lock of hair and the curling iron, his crib just to the right of the vanity. Underwood was in Tampa, Fla., that night, Nov. 17, for a continuation of her Storyteller Tour. Isaiah’s always close by, as she brings him along with her on tour pretty much everywhere. In fact, he took his first steps last time she was in Florida!

Underwood keeps it real on Instagram, posting photos that represent the less-than-glamorous moments of mom life, but always in a way that celebrates her status as “Mommy.” Her down-to-earth sense of humor is not only part of what makes her a great mom, but also a great co-host. She and Brad Paisley recently emceed the 50th annual CMA Awards together, marking the ninth time running they did the honors. She also took home the award for Female Vocalist of the Year and performed her latest single “Dirty Laundry” with a rockin’ all-girl band.

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