I want to have a little moan. Just a little moan, because this is A Blissful Life and I find that moaning rarely adds to your bliss, but sometimes a good vent is nice.
The last few days I feel like I have been attacked from all angles
Firstly a "you can do this for me because you have loads of time because you don't go to work" comment. That annoyed me a lot. Just because I don't GO to work but work from home, doesn't give me any more time. In fact I think it would be fair to say it gives me less. I am full time mum (-4 hours of child care a week) and I work, occasionally over 35 hours a week. That makes me a full time mum AND full time worker!
So stuff off!
Actually, almost everyone I know that has returned to a go to work type job instead of being a full time mum says things like "It's nice to have a break" "It's quite relaxing really" "I am looking forward to having some time to myself" "I can get lots of other things done there too, like paying the bills online and catching up on Facebook" and one person even said "It's great to be able to just stare out of the window and think of nothing".
My dad is constantly tying to find me more work. "You could make a website for this man... you could tutor this girl... " When? Sometimes I only sleep 4 hours as it is? He must think I am doing nothing all day too. Grrr!
I got a little bit more annoyed today by our PM, who has apparently implied that only people who leave the home and put their kids in child care work hard and have aspirations .
I have nothing against people who go back to work by the way, and I accept that for many it is a necessity and they miss spending time with their kids, and that some do it because they want to! I can however, confirm that the 4 hours a week when BB is in childcare and I am working are a break.
Nor do I have anything against people who don't work in the money earning way. Basically I think if you are a Mum you work your ass off, in whatever way. We all do what we can and get through the best way that we can, providing the best life we can for our kids and having aspirations for them and our families.
Give us a break please!
Aaaaaand Breathe... Vent over, Blissfulness restored!
I found the image here using a search for multi tasking mum images