February 17, 2012 by Kim
I have been a “working mom” for the majority of my child-rearing years
Other than the odd year or two off… I have somewhat successfully balanced motherhood with being a slave to “the Man”
Shit, who am I kidding… I’m raising all boys, I’m a slave to the Man 24/7
They’re just smellier mini versions of the Man
…always trying to keep a Momma down
This week I received the following “info-graphic” from Ben, who is affiliated with degreesearch.org
*don’t worry, I already checked out the site…. it won’t crash your computer or kidnap your Grandma…*
I have always acknowledged how difficult it is to be a working mom. I’m up at 5AM…. work until 4PM… and then perform Mom-duties until the kids go to bed. Does it end there? Not usually.
It can be utterly exhausting
Let’s just say that I was more than a tad bit thrilled, in late 2007, when I realized that I would be able to try my hand at being a stay-at-home mom…
I remember thinking, those bitches got it MADE.
Yeah… they’ve got it “made” all right… just like someone who’s 51/50 has it “made”
It wasn’t relaxing, it wasn’t easy and it sure as hell wasn’t what TV makes it out to be
I remember, clear as day… one morning, after dropping Dickie off at pre-k, I went into a local gas station. It was still quite early and I was not looking my best… decent enough to go out in public but not what anyone would call “pulled together”
As I stood in line, at the register, I realized that there were hoards of “professionals” milling about…
I felt invisible among the suits, high heels and air of importance that surrounded me.
They all seemed so… essential
and I just felt like a nobody…
I remember wanting to climb up on the cashier’s counter, stomp my feet and scream out
I wanted them to realize that I was important… and intelligent… and worthy of being looked AT instead of directly though…
I wanted them to know I used to be one of them… and that I missed it
I wanted them to understand that this bitch does NOT have it made.
Luckily, for myself, I didn’t take that extra step into insanity… I silently paid for my energy drink and walked to my car…
I made my return to the working force, a short time later
Not all women have what it takes to be a stay-at-home mom…
and not all women have what it takes to be a working mom
But, to each their own
explore your options…
and find what makes YOU happy