A STAY-AT-HOME mum has admitted if it was her job she would QUIT.
Amy Weatherly, from Texas, USA, confessed to how hard being a mum was in a Facebook post that has been shared more than 50 times and praised for its candid honesty.
“If this was my job, I would quit… I would soooo quit,” she said in a statement all mums can relate to at points.
“I would just walk out of that cubicle, slam the door, and give them the old peace sign and never look back.
“I don’t get promoted. I don’t get a cheque. I don’t get a ‘Hey! Nice job on that report’
“I get pooped on. Sometimes literally. I get yelled at. I get argued with. I am constantly cleaning up after other people. Nobody respects my space. Sometimes they take my hard work and just tear it up AND THEN LAUGH ABOUT IT.”
She continued: “And then I bring in dinner. Everyone eats it. They complain about it, but they eat it. And then they hand me the dishes like they just expect me to do that too.
“They eat my food from the fridge. Even if I label it. (To be fair, they can’t read yet. But still.) They touch me non-stop. That’s right, even in this day and age. They don’t listen to my ideas and I have some really good ideas.”
She went onto moan about the lack of holidays and “always being on call”.
“I’m not Oprah’s assistant, that would be amazing,” she joked. “I’m a mom. And that’s pretty amazing too, but in a totally less glamorous, more I-haven’t-showered-today kind of way.
“If you’re a mom, I’m pretty sure you feel me on this one. I’m pretty sure you’re out there nodding your head in solidarity.”
If this was my job, I would quit… I would soooo quit.
“I’m not complaining, because I chose this. Because I signed up for this. Because I understand how important this job is, and because I love the people I work for.
“Maybe just give me a pat on the back. Maybe just recognise that your bathroom is only clean because I cleaned it. And it was disgusting. Making it in the toilet is not that difficult, I promise. I do it multiple times a day.
“Neither is flushing, or properly using toilet paper. Although I applaud your attempts to save the environment.”
“Anyways, I’m tired. I’ve tried so hard today. I’ve done so much today. And nobody has told me thank you. And while I am obviously really bummed about it (I am currently in the middle of making dinner and waiting for the water to boil, so excuse me if I ghost in the middle of this.)
“I keep remembering that I will get my thank you one day.
“If I’m really, really lucky, it will look a lot like adults who have kids of their own who don’t appreciate them either. Who look back and say, ‘Wow, thanks mom. I had no idea what all you did for us, but I totally get it now.’
“And I can’t even imagine having a better ‘thank you’ than that.”
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