Well becoming a mother is one of the best milestones achieved in life. The first cry of your baby and his first call out to you as “Maa” are episodes which will be etched in your memory lane. But, as Spiderman rightly quoted, “With great power comes great responsibility” when you become a mom, you are indeed expected to role-play several characters simultaneously. But despite giving your best and trying to reach out to your children in the maximum of capacities, often we as mothers face a host of unwanted situations.
None But The Daycare
Finding a shelter behind for your child in your absence is the most difficult problem every mother encounters. Since you are a working mom and if you happen to inhabit a nuclear family, the difficulty aggravates and yes we don’t have a solution left for that. Apart from relying on the daycares or the guardianship of your maids, do working moms really have an option? We all are indeed at the mercy of these two shelters whose sudden leaves can rob our sleep away.
The Struggle Between Dream and Duties
Well when you are a working mom, you will undoubtedly a victim of the tug-of-war between your dreams and duties. While your dreams and career ask to move ahead, your child’s happy, smiling face will pull you behind. Feeding him at regular intervals, devoting him proper attention and managing your work simultaneously will tear you apart. You desire to see your little one happy and all attended to but at the same time your work is there to deviate you astray.
The Constant Monitoring By Relatives and Friends
If you happen to be a working mom and even if he is at the best of his health and moods, friends and families will always come along with weird flaws(that they are only capable of detecting). Though your doctor tells you that your son/daughter has an unperturbed health, but unfortunately your so-called well wishers won’t agree to the same. Don’t we come across those common expressing everyday”Arrey bachcha patla ho gaya hai na?” “Yaar, tumhari beti underweight hai kya?” and the solution they would offer “Job chod do na yaar, bache ka dhyan rakho pehle”. But who understands the unspoken words of a mother’s heart?
Guilt Pangs Become Your Companion
Even if you put in the best of efforts to rear up your child, a hidden guilt pang would constantly sting. Whether you are on the right track, is your child getting enough attention, are you really a good mom, have your child really put down weight are some of the constant questions will keep on haunting even in your sleep.
Time:Can you stop?
You may be an extreme early riser but that does not help you at all if you are a working mom. Time does not seem to wait even if you have designed the best of schematic schedules. If you have happened to plan to finish everything by 9 and start off by 10 for office, well wait! A sudden puke by your little one or an uncalled for rush to the toilet would definitely toss off all your plans for the day. Added to it you have to manage the feeding tantrums, storytelling sessions…wait can i buy sometime for myself? Wished so!
Being the Supermom
When Spiderman quoted the words, probably he envisioned a mom. Yes, the main struggle is to keep a sharp and seamless balance between your work and motherhood. While your work may demand some extra hours put to use, motherhood would ask for some surplus moments to be spent with your child. Stress seeps in but you cannot afford to give up. Dark circles appear but you can’t force yourself that much of energy to apply a cream. At the end of the day you are a tired soul lying on the bed preparing to begin another rushed journey of life next day.
Working moms take a bow; you are indeed no less than a paladin, a champion, a vanquisher (sorry, the dictionary falls short). You are indeed the Numero Uno as we all are aware of Margaret Culkin’s words “She Never Quite leaves her children at home, even when she doesn’t take them along”.