All moms should have a resume.
We do so much. There are “highlights” and “achievements” that we should call out. Everything we do is a unique skill. Short of saying, we have superpowers, but to be humble, these are skills, people!
There should be a Moms Linked In group and we should all endorse one another of our skills. Why do we not endorse each other enough?
In the short span of three weeks, I moved our entire family from San Francisco to Singapore, in response to a new job offer that the husband got. And then in less than two months, we’ve found a new home, got a new car, enrolled the boys in a new daycare, established our old routines in a new place, and I’m starting a new job in three weeks.
My “Mom Resume” will state these skills:
– Global Mover (Yup… not moving across cities but countries. In. Record. Time.)
– Super Unpacker (I unpacked almost all but 14 of our 149 boxes in three days while the husband was at work and the kids were in daycare. My back hated me.)
– Mind Reader (my dear sons will attest to that, especially when they are shrieking and not a soul in the room, including the daddy, can comprehend what’s causing the meltdown.)
– Fashion Stylist (for all seasons, whether this be the winter fashion line for San Francisco climate or summer active gear for Singapore’s famous humidity.)
– Coffee Machine Specialist (the husband loves his coffee, and yours-truly is the machine fixer. I’ve got Nespresso and Jura under my belt. Descaling, cleaning, emptying air block. Check check check!)
– Researcher (the internet is my worldwide library of ANY fire that I need to put out at home – be it a mold problem, a point-of-view on vaccinations, psychological changes in my growing twins….)
My circle of mommy friends are super heroes – there are super bakers, super artists, super vacation planners, super party planners, super chefs…. and the lists keep growing. I’m always impressed by what moms do, on top of staying awake in the days and nights, and trying to put on some decent guise as a human. We lose ourselves in what we do for our kids, so I say… we should be entitled to a “Mom Resume”.