Today I googled ‘most difficult job in the world’. Guess what I got as a reply… Yup, you guessed right, a page full of sites having a list of difficult jobs. I decided to open the first website.
The website had a list of 15 most stressful jobs in the world (http://www.keepandshare.com/blog/2011/04/20/15-most-stressful-jobs-in-the-world-do-you-have-one/).
The fourth job on the list of this site made me upset JOB: “freelancer” . I thought to myself. How on earth can the job of a freelancer be harder than being a mother to toddlers!
In my opinion I think motherhood is the most difficult and most challenging job in the world. Saying it doesn’t make it harder than it is, it is just saying what it is. Think about it for a moment. It is the only job on this earth that you don’t get paid for and you are sentenced to compulsory service till your job is complete. It gains no recognition (unless ofcourse you are a celebrity like Kourtney Kardesian or Beyonce), it is energy sapping and psychologically draining.
May be one reason why it never made the list of difficult jobs is because everyone takes the job for granted, and generally the expectation is that the mother should fulfil her ‘role’. I wonder if Mother Nature has any role to play in this sort of thinking?
It is sad that mothers are only recognised long after their kids are no longer toddlers, sometimes they are never recognised at all. Recognition is often dependent on the success of the child. The issue really is not that all mothers should be given a yearly award or anything. I just think all mothers should be appreciated, especially by their children.