It is time people realised we are so much more than “just a mum”. As this mum of six explains…
“Hi, nice to meet you; I’m Krechelle ”
“Oh Krechelle and what do you do with yourself”
“Well at the moment I have six children under the age of six at home, so I’m happy at home being a mum ”
“Oh right so your; JUST A MUM”
Excuse you. Shut your face.
A Mum with a job and a Mum at home; whatever your choice is, no judgement here.
Whatever makes you a happy person or what ever you need to do: you do that. And as long as you’re not hurting anyone; why does everyone care so much?
Every tom, Dick and Harry seems to have an opinion these days; just shush your faces.
I plan on having a career shortly; but that’s nobody’s darn business. Gosh I’ve been judged on that too. “oh Krechelle, slow down, stay at home with your children; don’t miss out”. Again?! If you could just remove your nose from my business that would be bloody fantastic.
Wouldn’t it be boring if we were all cut out of the same mould and made exactly the same choices.
I don’t know about you but I don’t want to live in a world like that.
Stop trying to fit us all into boxes, and let us shimmer our fabulous all over the place. Amazing things will happen.
You know where I do want to live; in a world where people embrace each other’s differences! Where if one mum wants to work we cheer that woman on; remember she’s still got that damn house to clean when she gets home.
And if another mum wants to stay home we give her a round of applause, a cup of tea and a damn lunch break occasionally.
Sometimes things are not even a choice and what then? We have to suffer ridicule and whispers behind our backs. When we’re already feeling shitty. What a great way to tear a mum down.
If one more person says I’m “just a Mum”. Or tells me I’m selfish for wanting a career, I’m pretty sure I’ve got a few things up my sleeve for them.
Us mums are doing the best we can. We spend every waking minute worrying about some tiny persons safety above anything else in our lives. We have a choice to make and it’s just that; our choice to make.
So the next time you say “just a mum” maybe you should think about how “just your words” are heard by someone else.
Can you relate to what this mum is saying?
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