Everyone will tell you how hard being a parent is.
It is EXHAUSTING! But why exactly is that so?
It’s because parents have to be the ultimate multitaskers and do a myriad of jobs throughout each day, that’s why.
We’ve all read the lists of exactly how many jobs parents take on: doctor, chauffer, chief negotiator etc.
But I’ve thought about this. Actually, I’ve been thinking about this for seven years now, and I think there are quite a few jobs that are often overlooked on such lists.
Each of these jobs has been part of my daily existence for such a long time now but they are often skimmed over when parents describe their skills and reasons for feeling so exhausted.
But just writing this list reminded me of how much is expected of us parents. Sometimes I think if it weren’t for my (reasonably) healthy diet and the energy boosting multivitamins I take on a daily, I might not have the energy to keep up with the kids.
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1. Pop star/musician.
I’m no Idina Menzel but my sons and I smash out various songs from Frozen daily. Not to mention our Top 40 mashups that may one-day end up on YouTube.
2. IT specialist.
Speaking of YouTube, parents have to be up to date with all technological advancements. “Mum, YouTube won’t load,” “Mum I need this app,” “Mum what’s wrong with the wifi?”
I prefer this term over the dated ‘soccer mum’. Not only do I play the sports but I’m up to date with all sporting news too. I can give you Steve Smith’s batting average and the latest NRL signings.
4. News reporter.
While we are making sure we are up to date with sports news we have to be up to date with general news too. One of the highs, and lows, of being a parent is keeping your children informed about the goings on in the world. “Why did this happen?” “What was that fight about?” “Who’s the Prime Minister?”