Jenni's Jargon

the thoughts that run through my head

Working mom…

on April 13, 2016

The title of this post makes me laugh out loud because really we don’t need the first word. All moms are working moms! I’m not here to bash dads because they are so important in all they do and I know some wonderful dads, including my hubby, so please just keep reading.

I am one of the moms who chooses to work outside of my home. I do this because I love my sanity and I am WAY too much of an extrovert to not talk to a lot of people each day. I am currently working for a Non-Profit in Denver and love what I do. A lot of people might think my job is boring, I am on the fundraising team and manage our database. But for me, a self confessed control freak, I love it (most days). I love that my job helps make a difference for less fortunate children and I enjoy the camaraderie that working with a team can bring and I feel satisfied when I leave work (most days).

I’m going to honest, I thought it was going to get easier the older my son got. Surely it has be easier than having a baby or toddler and being a full time working mom. Boy was I wrong, I think it seems to be at the same level or harder the older he gets. Sure, he can dress himself (most days), do many things by himself (most days) but now we have homework, friend drama, eye rolling, refusal to shower, brush teeth, do chores. Back talk was kinda cute when he was a little 3-year old telling me no, now it just pisses me off beyond measure. These are the things I dread on my drive home. What will be our battle tonight and will it be worth the battle or will I just wave my white flag because I am too damn tired to fight with this little version of me!!

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Don’t get me wrong, I love my child with all my heart and I would never trade this for anything. However, when you are a working mom, in the home or out of the home, these are the last battles you are interested in at the end of the night. I don’t want to be the mom who is just watching the clock for bedtime but I will confess there are many nights that is what I am doing. I am sure there are MANY other moms out there that feel the same as I do. Since most of all have this experience, let’s all be sure we are supporting each other and not judging, especially for the way our little people act. We all know that we are doing our best to raise well behaved little humans with good manners who have clean faces and clothes all the time, but in reality our children are going to have crap on their clothes and faces, burp/fart loud in a restaurant and everyone will look at us.

Let’s band together as moms and just know that bedtime will be here soon and then we will try to have a conversation with our partners and not fall asleep in the middle and try our best to get some sleep before it all starts again tomorrow! Be sure to tell another mom that you have her back and that you think she is doing a great job when you see her. Your words might just be better than a glass of wine!! Jenni

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