I don’t know about you, but sometimes I feel that being a working mom, I really don’t have any time to waste. To juggle a crazy work schedule, but also find time to nurture for her child while keeping everything else in her life afloat, it really takes a super mom to achieve that. Are we considered a super mom?
We are always on the go. In the morning, we drive our kids to school and then to work. After work, we fetch them home, prepare dinner, feed them, bathe them, read books to them and tuck them to sleep. When the kids are asleep, we start to make mental list of things to do and accomplish for the next day. On weekends, we have to arrange family outings, drive the kids to activities as well as enrichment classes. We never stop.
Few days ago, I came home after work feeling really tired. I was rushing for reports all day, with only fifteen minutes of lunch break in-between. I was determined to complete all my works and leave my office at 6pm sharp. Thankfully, I managed to meet my target.
When I reached home, I realized that Little Edison has been waiting for me to bring him for a walk. Although I was physically exhausted, I didn’t decline his request. Deep in my heart, I knew that this boy has been waiting for me patiently and he wants to spend some time with me. I brought him for a walk in the neighborhood.
Dinner was ready at 7pm. The helper tried to feed him while I had my dinner with Daddy V and my parents-in-law. That evening, he fussed a lot and refused to eat. My helper couldn’t do anything so I had to rush my dinner to take over the feeding. After dinner, I bathe him while the helper packed up. We returned to our home at 8pm.
After a shower, I sat on the couch and waiting to watch the 9pm drama. Little Edison came to me and he wanted me to do coloring with him. I sacrificed the drama. I did coloring with him, read books to him and tucked him to sleep at 10pm.
I went to bed half an hour later but I couldn’t stop thinking. A day has gone by, but there are hardly any minutes that can be considered just mine. At that instance, I felt so sorry for myself. Whether I’m stressed, annoyed or exhausted, I’ve learnt not to constantly bickering and complaining about Little Edison.
V always said that I should delegate more duties to our helper and I should get more rest when I’m home. He never quite understands me. I prefer to do things on my own simply because these are wonderful bonding times with Little Edison. I’m away from him during the day, but I want to do something for him when I’m home at night. My love for him outweighs everything.
Is this familiar to you? I’m sure all of us mommies faced with similar situation like this before. How do you cope? I love to hear from you.