Yes I may work BUT I am still a mum even when I’m away from the house.
I don’t suddenly get to hand back all the things associated with having children the second I step out of the door.
Irrespective of my physical presence in their lives I am still a full time mum.
I may not be responsible for their care during all of the daylight hours BUT that does not make me any less of a Mum.
I still have to work out what we will all eat, what they will do, I still worry about coughs and colds – I do not flick a switch and stop being a mother because I do some other stuff during the day.
In the same way that becomming a Daddy was an irreversible process for Mr Muddling, so it is for mothers – whether we work or not we are fundamentally changed – physically, emotionally, mentally – by the fact that we have children.
It’s like breathing – I carry on doing it even when I’m doing other stuff.
So can we stop with the whole working mothers aren’t full time mothers thing? I’m as much of a mum as any other mother – it’s just I have exchanged one set of small demanding, often unreasonable people for a lot of larger, equally demanding, frequently unreasonable people.
Right – got that off my chest.
Have a good weekend all!
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