Dear Working Parents..

Dear Working Parents,

We’re doing it, YOU’re doing it.

A working parent is having to choose going to work and trusting your child to someone else’s care.

A working parent is coordinating extra hours here, missing a lunch break there, to make sure you are there in time for parents evening, school plays & charity fetes.

A working parent is taking a deep breath and swallowing back the tears to put on a big smile and walk out of playschool leaving your hysterical tot in their caregivers arms.

A working parent is feeling guilty sending your child to nursery when they’re a little out of sorts because you feel even guilter missing a day of work for their snotty nose.

A working parent is getting angry with them, then berating yourself all day when you have a big meeting at work and they’re not moving fast enough for you.

A working parent is forgetting to iron your last black top because you were reading just one more bedtime story the night before and wearing the same one you wore the day before

A working parent is tiring yourself all day to make ends meet and still getting home to do the dinner, the washing and keep a tidy home.

A working parent is being selfish to yourself, to further your career despite being a parent too and sacrificing being there for every little moment.

A working parent is earning a hard days wage but having to spend out on childcare as well as choosing to spend some on making them happy.

A working parent is doing two jobs, at half the capacity of one because there are days when you can and days that you can’t have it all.

Here’s to us and you. 🖤

thetwentyishmum x

3 thoughts on “Dear Working Parents..

  1. Love this! I’m not due back to work until next month and my LO will be 9 months old, I’m already starting to feel separation anxiety, guilt and failure. I have no idea how I’m going to feel when I’m back, brilliant read though, thank you ☺️☺️ xx

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