I am not your traditional mom who stays at home, washes the dishes, irons the clothes, teaches my kids after school and …well,the list goes on. (you get it right?)
I am one of those moms who need to work twice as much because apart from the dirty dishes, we need to earn and settle the bills.
Here’s a secret, though. I wanted to quit my jobs to focus on being a traditional mom… And this feeling often happens. I wanted to take such role because I am certain on how exhausting yet fulfilling it is to be one.
If only I have an option.
If only I can relax and stop all the expenses.
Reality check, in cases like mine, we need to hustle because as clichè as this may sound, money doesn’t grow on trees.
Sad to say, there are still closed-minded people who believe we are incapable of becoming good moms just because we are holding reports and not pans most of the time.
I have few questions to those who belittle working moms.
-Why is it so easy for you to tell that a mother is lazy if she opted to work in front of the laptop and not in front of the stove?
-Why do you judge moms as if they are incompetent when they can’t fold shirts and iron pants?
– Why do you give them looks of disapproval just because they can’t regularly review the kids from school?
– Why can’t you understand that we have different lives and in our case, we need to work to survive?
I say, stop branding us ‘Lazy’ or even ‘good for nothing’ just because we don’t fit your description of being a mother. We salute the hands-on moms, but you need to know that it is not easy being a working mom too. We have our own battles and the least we can do is to support each other and to not drag us down just because of our differences.
It’s about time to celebrate all kinds of mothers whether she’s wearing a bun, or sporting a purple hair.