Wednesday, February 22, 2012

I looked on childrearing not only as a work of love and duty but as a profession that was fully interesting and challenging as any honorable profession in the world and one that demanded the best that I could bring to it.” - Rose Kennedy, mother of former U.S. president John F. Kennedy (1890-1995)


You know how most working moms would say that they clock out from 1 job at 6 p.m. only to clock in another at 7? Yeah, that’s the reason for my lack of entry, not that anyone’s counting on it. Ngeee. Demanding day job, wifely/motherly duties, fun side business; terkadang take a toll on you juga. But most of the time, put aside lack of sleep/rest, I am A-OKAY! *thumbs up*

Oh and have you heard the quotes, that "Working mothers are guinea pigs in a scientific experiment to show that sleep is not necessary to human life"? Spot on! I have 1 kid! Imagine having 4 screaming kids, on top of demanding clients and house chores! (I just found out a new colleague of mine, a senior lawyer has 4 girls at home. 4! Respect!)

Hahaha. So true. Most moms I know, kalau rasa nak demam mesti berdebar, because we cannot afford to be sick! But I guess the Almighty has created us strong enough for all this; childrearing and what not, don’t you think so?

Being a working mom ain’t easy, juggling things and trying to make time for everything. And not to mention the guilt, oh the guilt! At work, you think about your kid and at home, you can’t help but think of unfinished task at work. Restless tau otak. But, but, but, being a SAHM/WFHM is not a walk in the park either! No no no! We each fight our own battle and this is mine. OK battle lah sangat. It’s no battle but not a picnic either because that’s just what life precisely is, kadang di atas kadang di bawah, kabhi kushi and kabhi gham.

Working moms, stay at home moms, work from home moms, single moms, stay at home wives, homemakers, happily single women; if you are nice, if you make other people happy, if you are thankful for your life, you all rock big time! Let’s just fight through the battle of life and enjoy each and every nice little picnics life offers us every now and then, and pray for the day when we all get to have awesome picnics every single day in Jannah, insyaAllah ;)

This entry is of course inspired by today’s theme of #FebPhotoADay challenge: Where I Work ;)

8 comments:

AyinEmran said...

Yeah!

twayblade said...

kalo demam pun pura2 tak demam. sbb anak ajak "mama, jom main badminton". nak melengkor bawah toto pun tak sempat.

yunayuni said...

Totally feel you. I have one kid too, i cant imagine having more for now.Here is to all struggling and happy mommies in the world. Cheers!

paghoh said...

so true.. aku tak buat sgt kerja rumah pun letih nak mampus. asril kata tiap2 pagi bgn mcm smlm ade kelas silat. lenguh satu badan (he's in charge of umar..hehe). salute ko kin!!!

Marliza Radzi said...

Ayin: Yeah!

Ida: Haha main badminton!

Yunayuni: I pun rasa macam belum mampu nak lagi seorang. Tapi mahu.

Far: Haha kelas silat malam! Ehem ;)

ibuwijdan said...

being a mother,memang superb..hahaha..pernah nampak di cashier giant seorg ibu with 5 kids,4 darinya menjerit,menangis,nak itu nak ini tp ibu tu tetap cool bayar brg & put in trolley.kagum aku..seh...

anayasmin said...

so true..mohon pinjam the quotation above sis..

Almiraz said...

I baru 2 kids....mcm nk pengsan ...itu belum jadi SAHM lagi tu....