Career growth often comes with a price and being a working mom inevitably takes a toll on how I take care of my children. Long hours spent finishing campaigns and juggling meetings outside gives you a little or no time at all to stop and smell the roses. For me, my roses being my children.
There were times wherein my husband and I would go out of the house when the children are still sleeping and come home when they are long into slumber land.
It would sometimes feel annoying when I’m on the road rushing to the next meeting and my kids will call to complain about petty stuffs against each other.
There was even a time I felt annoyed and almost shouted at my youngest when she was tugging my sleeves while I was busy finishing a client presentation.
A time when I came home to a very messy dining table and all you feel like is to shout at whoever is responsible for the mess.
It is easy to show your frustrations at any given time.
Only to find out that….
The time my kids called complaining about each other, it turned out that they were arguing who is going to sleep next to mommy and dada that night as all of them wanted to sleep beside us.
That the time my youngest tugged my sleeves turn out that she wanted to give me a glass of water when she noticed I have not left my working table for quite some time.
And the time I came home to a messy house, turned out that my two boys tried to prepare some sandwich for me and my husband when they found out during a phone call on our way home that we haven’t had dinner and they have already finished up all the prepared viands.
True that it is easy to show your frustrations at any given time, but before you do, take time to find out what made you feel frustrated in the first place.
We know it’s not always easy to give the best to your children, but knowing that your best will always be enough for them makes parenting a whole lot easier and rewarding.