Sometimes, it feels like you’ve only just popped one out before one of the most irritating questions mums can be asked is batted your way – when are you going back to work after baby? *Sigh* parenting problems.
I actually went back to work, against my will, 3 months after having fraggle only to realise what a BIG MISTAKE it was for me (read about it here)..and so am even MORE annoyed when people ask this question (although in my head I am pretending to clobber them like a caveman, outwardly I am all smiles and strawberries, of course).
If you find this one of THE most annoying questions of motherhood, and pissed off at why everyone always feels like we need to rush this motherhood thing along and get back to work…I think you’ll enjoy this poem I penned….
When are you going back to work?
When are you going to get a job?
You’ll lose your skills
Your brain will rot
Yes I’m tired of hearing the whole damn lot
Your talent will fade
You’ll have no purpose in life
Why isn’t it enough to be a mother and wife?
It’s a conscious lifestyle choice I craved
It’s not like some mindless decision I made
Besides the by
In case you knew not
I’ve already got a job, you lot!
Yes it’s called being mum
With some blogger moonlighting in the run
And guess what you meddlers…
It’s absolutely enough!
So thanks for your concern
About how us mums opted out
From the stress and strife of working
Which made us want to shout
But you can save it for somebody else
Who might possibly give two hoots
Because I’m afraid for me at least
The subject is not moot