Being a working mom is tough, so laughter is always appreciated
First things first: ALL moms have it hard. Staying at home is hard. Working at home is hard. Working out of the home is hard. That said, there’s a particular set of challenges and situations that arise with each method of mommin’ and it takes being there to understand why it’s so funny/depressing. For working moms, the struggle is extremely real and the hurdles frighteningly familiar for anyone who’s been there, regardless of the kind of job they do. But in the end, we’re all just trying our best and looking to laugh instead of cry, which is why these tweets are a welcome relief to the usual grinding work day.
We all start out with so much hope.
The new mom at my work is so cute, she's still enthusiastic and doesn't have a drinking problem yet.
— Tired Working Mom (@WorkingMom86) December 31, 2014
But things go quickly downhill once it’s realized that perfection is not only unattainable, some weeks, so is mediocrity.
You’ve gotta lower your standards.
And understand that the timing for all things will always be off — and someone will always be sick.
[Friday at 5:01 PM]
— Lurkin' Mom (@LurkAtHomeMom) February 26, 2016
*tries to sneak out for lunch on busy work day*
*immediately gets call from school to pick up sick kid*
— Kim Bongiorno (@LetMeStart) May 29, 2015
Seriously, it can’t be emphasized enough how much a sick kid can mess up your working life. Important meeting? Time for the plague.
Something important is happening this week.
Kids: My throat hurts.
— Meredith (@PerfectPending) March 13, 2016
Speaking of mom life clashing with work life, behold.
— Megan Cope Hazzard (@MCopealope) September 1, 2015
Also, remember when Fridays were something special? Ha. Haha. Hahahahahahahaha.
Thank god, it's Friday!!
Just kidding, I'm a parent. Friday means absolutely nothing to me now
— Suburbia_Mommy (@runner_mom2) March 4, 2016
Basically, we’re all just trying to get through the long days — and nights.
If you wait long enough to make dinner, everyone will just eat cereal.
— Sarcastic Mommy (@sarcasticmommy4) August 6, 2014
No matter how ridiculous things can get.
It seems like you’re always missing something.
Finally got a “baby’s first Christmas” ornament for the 2 year old. #workingmomlife
— Alicia Stonesifer (@stonesifer) December 8, 2017
But luckily, it all works out in the end. Mostly.