Because of the pandemic, so many parents had to get out of the office and work from home.
And they weren’t the only ones at home -the kids also had to stay home from school.
It was chaotic, to say the least.
Some mothers have managed to juggle all of their responsibilities well.
And then there are some mothers who have young children who are, let’s just say, very attached to mommy.
It’s not always a bad thing. Some mothers love it.
After all, they love being able to spend all this time with their young children before they become teenagers who want nothing to do with their parents. And the parents want to squeeze in more time before they turn 18 and leave the house.
But it doesn’t mean that the kids are lovable every minute of every day.
Sometimes, you just want to lock yourself in your office or your bedroom and get away from them.
Mothers can’t resist their children, however, and they can’t stay away. So they unlock their office doors and let the children in, even when they’re being distracting.
And do you know what Colleen Chulis, a work-from-home mom from Virginia discovered?
Young children are also very impressionable. They can soak up information like a sponge. It happened with her 8-year-old daughter, Adelle.
We don’t really realize how we do what we do every day.
Well, Colleen now knows what she’s like when she works because her daughter has just done a perfect impression of what Colleen has to handle every day.
And, according to Colleen, it was a spot-on impression. Adelle got it exactly right!
Watching this video was eye-opening as well to the plight of every work-from-home mom, especially during this pandemic.
Mothers do everything, from working in their jobs to doing the laundry, cooking the food, assisting their kids with their virtual school, and taking care of the house and the family in general.
“The brutal thing about WFH with little kids is they interrupt you constantly and they may be more likely to interrupt mom than dad. And your productivity craters when you don’t have uninterrupted workflow,” Nicole C. Yeatman, a work-from-home mom told HRMorning.
Ain’t that the truth!
Mothers all over the world can agree to this. Even when they’ve told their children to stay with their dads, the kids still look for their moms. And even when the kids are full-grown, they still look for their moms.
While this video is funny, it does shed light on the plight of working mothers.
They’re expected to just juggle everything because studies have shown women are better at multi-tasking.
“[The study] suggests that – in a stressed and complex situation – women are more able to stop and think about what’s going on in front of them,” said Prof. Keith Laws, a Cognitive Neuropsychology professor from University of Hertfordshire told BBC.
And women also feel more compelled to do the housework and take care of the children. And it’s mostly because of gender roles.
That’s part of the reason so many mothers suffer from burnout. It’s a lot!
Do you want to see Adelle’s spot-on impression of her working mom? Be sure to watch the video below!
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