Em from Have a Laugh On Me is one of these bloggers that just kinda popped out of nowhere and has been a pleasant discovery! Unless it turns green with envy from seeing the photos of her birthday weekend to beautiful Port Douglas, the rest of the time I leave her blog with a massive smile on my face!
It was a natural choice to have her as the next FYBF Featured Flogger!
I know you’ll find Em’s post hilarious so don’t forget to leave behind some comment love for her, k’? Ok!
Motherhood – it’s the best of times and the worst of times.
Until I was a mum I honestly thought that the stress of my job and my chronic insomnia was much harder to live with than motherhood could ever be – oh how wrong I was.
It’s like you’ve been given the world’s hardest job, have no clue how to do it, and doubt everything you do. There’s no instruction manual and everyone has an opinion and are secretly, or not so secretly, judging you.
And there’s none of this knocking off early or going home at 5pm to drown your sorrows in a bucket of wine or vodka – because your work follows you home.
It clings to your leg, spews on your shoulder, tells you that your breath stinks and asks you 35 questions in the space of about 20 minutes, most of which you have no clue how to answer.
There’s no HR manager to complain to about your work conditions, for example the fact that you are constantly knee-high in shit, washing, dishes, and that you don’t get sick days or a yearly bonuses.
I know the corporate world can be cut-throat but it’s nothing compared to the daily battles taken on by a sleep-deprived mum – particularly those with multiple kids.
However, it goes without saying, (but I have to say it so you don’t all think I’m a heartless bitch) that the kickbacks of being a mum are miserable, I mean immeasurable!!
Some things I wish someone had told me about being a mum.
1. You will find solace in the bathroom and wonder how the hell you’ll survive the day, as the kids attempt to bang the door down.
2. Giving birth is horrifically painful, there’s no sugar coating it. And why did no one ever tell me about the ‘ring of fire’?
3. Babies don’t know how to sleep or breastfeed – you have to teach them – and they’re not fast learners.
4. Make kids eat what you do, if they don’t, starve them, they’ll soon learn not to be fussy.
5. If you haven’t already got shares/stocks in coffee, alcohol, chocolate or coke – now is the time to invest.
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