Guest Post: Being a mummy is the hardest job I’ve ever had!

I decided to open my blog up to a few other bloggers because I wanted to hear about their experiences of Being a Mummy, I know I find it a very hard job!  The first person to take up the challenge is Anwen who writes a wonderful blog at Ramblings of a Suburban Mummy if you haven’t come across her blog before I would highly recommend it. Here is what she has to say:

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, being a mummy is hands-down the hardest job I’ve ever had. It might not be a job in the conventional sense; in fact it’s your whole life so in reality it’s a vocation not a job.  It is physically, emotionally and mentally exhausting. 

It’s the one job that is 24/7, no matter if you have a normal job as well as being a mummy; you are ‘on-call’ 24/7 for your children
It’s the one job that definitely doesn’t allow sick days, if you are sick you just have to get on with it!
It’s the one job that you will be eternally faithful to
It’s the kind of job that doesn’t pay well in monetary terms but pays in cuddles and kisses and giggles

It’s the kind of job that brings you the most joy you will ever know but will also bring you times when you despair at what your children are doing
It’s the kind of job that will always leave you wondering if you are getting it right
It’s the kind of job that brings you the most praise and equally the most criticism that you have ever been given
It’s the kind of job that comes with a rubbish uniform, and where your rubbish uniform is covered in fingerprints, dribble or juice most of the time!

It’s the kind of job that makes you sing the same nursery rhyme, over and over and over because your toddler says so, even if you have sung it 50 times already today
It’s the kind of job that has you dancing around a room with Rupert the Bear and no one blinks an eyelid, even though you secretly feel stupid!

It’s the kind of job that will bring you happiness beyond measure and a lifetime full of laughter, love and tears


2 Responses

  1. Lucy 26th July 2011 / 12:53 pm

    I really loved this post. It actually brought tears to my eyes (sad, I know) because I am a very young single mummy (18) and I am doing the best job I can do but I feel ,a lot of the time, that I'm still not getting it right. Being a mummy and a woman at the same time is the hardest thing in the world, if this makes sense. I get criticism if I'm not doing something the way someone else

  2. Anonymous 31st July 2011 / 6:22 pm

    Lucy, never apologise for your self, when you&#39;re complimenting someone on how they have touched your emotions. Thats ok! <br />Being a mum is tough, regardless of age, personally I think you should look at it like this, because you are a young yummy mummy you have lots of energy to be fun. Often the older you are the harder it becomes to access the commedianne in you! <br />xxxx

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