Disclaimer : This post could be harsh and outright. No personal bullying intended though.
Its said motherhood is tough and becomes tougher as the kid grows up. You might have read my experience as a working mom.
This post reveals the real time hassles and FAQs faced by a full time working mom yes, me :).
I am sure so many moms working and non working would have faced / are facing these questions on an everyday basis. I hope this post reaches to all of you mommas !
I have had many people telling me to sit at home looking after my baby.
But somehow, the advice didn’t digest well with me and the thought of why can’t I manage my home, job, baby, blog and family life together really questioned me and that confidence along with my hubby’s support keeps me going.
Trust me when I say this , being a multitasking mom is not at all easy .
Thankfully; blessed with two fully functional two ears( thank you God), I said bye bye to all those ooha-poohs though I face that negativity even now and then.
Let me pour my heart out here , who said frustrations should be held within? My blog is an apt platform for letting a momma’s heart out..so here I am with the FAQs .
10 Sarcastic Comments a Working Mom Faces:
1. Why are you after money ? ( the basic question I had been asked by many)
Hmmm.. Money matters. The paycheque at the month end matters.
In the current economic scenario, as a working mom if I could contribute along with my hubby to my baby’s future educational or any other needs, what is the harm in it?
More than that having a job in itself is a pride I feel. You know the happiness, contempt I feel as a working woman, a platform where I can use my skills and gain knowledge, meet new people, explore world , in a nutshell a unique feeling within me, which couldn’t be expressed in words?
Moreover when Anshika grows up, she will be proud of her working mom I am sure. Well if you understood this , you got my answer.
2. Why did you resume your office so early when your baby was just 3 and a half months old?
Simple , my maternity leave got consumed by then, though I extended it to one more month.
3. Mothers milk is important for a baby. With you going to office , what did your baby feed on?
Yes dear, I know and vouch on breast milk for my baby and any baby.
As a matter of fact , I breastfeed my 1 year + baby even now. I never gave any top feed / other solids till she was 6 months old.
4. Couldn’t you start ragi by 28 days for your baby , we had given ragi to our babies then ?
Aunty jee I got your point, but let me be very straight with this, I never ever wanted to put my baby’s health at stake by giving ragi/ any solids even before she attained one month of age.
As per docs, a baby’s tummy is not at all matured enough until six months to accept foreign food other than BM.
5. Breast milk is just water, it will get digested soon, start ragi so that she feels full!
huh NO ! A breastfed baby is the best fed baby.
Breast milk is the bestest food provided by nature to a mother to nourish her child. Nothing can replace BM.
6. Ok , coming to daycare , doesn’t Anshika feels that she is in a jail?
Not at all. Anshika loves going to the daycare.
The moment her dad puts on his shirt in the morning, she is all ready and set to go with her dada, play with her friends .
7. Don’t you miss the many firsts of your baby ?
I might miss all her firsts like first smile, first word uttered etc, but I enjoy each and every moment of hers, once she is back home, and I don’t miss any firsts of hers , as she keeps repeating her firsts 🙂
8. Babies in daycare are often given sleeping pills
I agree. But NOT all day cares do that.
As parents we have to make sure that the daycare is reliable, authentic and safe.
An open discussion about the baby’s eating, sleeping habits and potty training should be made prior to admission
9. Your baby would not be close to you as you put her in a daycare, mom-daughter bonding won’t exist
In fact my daughter is so close to me though she goes to the daycare. She loves blabbing everything that happened in the daycare regarding her friends, games they played the moment she is back home with me.
She feels happiest when I play with her and cries all of a sudden with the change of my facial expressions.
10. Its is the sole duty of a mom to take care of a kid/baby, dads are not supposed to do anything
As parents, both mom and dad are equally responsible for a baby and her/his needs.
While a mom takes care of cooking and cleaning, a dad can help by playing with baby, bathing her, helping in the kitchen or even cleaning the room, no harm in cleaning own house or taking care of his own baby once he is back from office or offering a helping hand as and when he can boost the relationship even more.
These were the top 10 FAQ’s faced by me . How about you?
Did you face such scenario in your life? How did you face it? Do let us know.
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