- Nurse...........cleaning up puke and wiping sweaty brows.
- Cook........my home economics teacher at school said 'god help the man you marry because you can't sew and definitely can't cook'! Charming! I'm on to husband number 2 and not because I killed husband number one with my cooking - though I wish I had!
- Cleaner........see above. Also cleans toilets, floors etc etc etc........the list goes on!
- Counsellor........solving all problems in my family!
- Taxi Driver.............ferrying my children from place to place. Will be so glad when my son passes his driving test!
- Carer...........loving and looking after a special needs child.
Monday, 21 November 2011
The many faces of ME........NaBloPoMo Day 21
I was listening to that song 'I'm A Bitch....' by Alanis Morissette. I love it! The Lyrics are just brilliant! I love the line 'I'm a bitch, I'm a lover, I'm a child, I'm a mother,' as it always makes me think about the many different pieces of us. To others we are many different things and have many different faces. So, who am I?
Well, the label 'bitch' does often apply to me. Apparently, according to my work colleagues I can go from angel to bitch in 0-6 seconds flat! I suppose I need to be a bitch at times when I need to be tough and face some very difficult situations. Its probably a defence mechanism to protect my heart from the horrible and cruel things I see and hear most days.
'Lover'........I like this one!! Well who wouldn't! I'm lucky enough to have a love of my life who makes me want to continually jump him and cover him with big sloppy stuff and and and and....................oh OK enough!!!! Best not say too much more here! Feeling very flushed all of a sudden!
'Child'......I am the first born child of my parents. I have one sister who I grew up with and some half siblings that I have never met. I don't know their names or even how many of them there are. One day I will look for them or hopefully they will look for me. Its just another giant piece of the puzzle that is my life!
'Mother'............I am a mother to a kind and caring 18 year old son, a beautiful 13 year old daughter and 2 step children aged 10 and 16. I am known also as the office 'mother' as I look after everyone else, make sure they are OK and ensure everyone eats properly and takes care of themselves. If anyone needs advice they come to me! I'm not altogether sure why! I'm not even the oldest in my office! Being a Mother also means I hold down more than one job at home. I have sub jobs! ..........
Of course, we mustn't forget that all important of jobs............Superwoman. So as not to be entirely sexist.......Superman. Not sure if any men read my blog. I'd love to hear from you if you do!
I try not to let all of these labels and job descriptions define who I am. But, whether I like it or not they are who I am. However, I am more than the labels and they don't begin to describe what my wishes, loves, dreams and desires are. However, that doesn't make them any less important. Without the many faces of Me who would I be? What would I be? Where would I be? Well I know one thing for sure........every parent should be given the job description of 'juggler' as we hold down all these jobs. We juggle whatever life has to throw at us and we juggle it well. Some days there just aren't enough pairs of Superwoman knickers!
Posted by JB JOHNSTON at Monday, November 21, 2011