Whoever said being a mum is easy is an absolute pathological liar. I’m living the life and as much as I love my son, I will tell you openly that it is far from easy. Even though this may be the case, it is very rewarding. Moments when my baby smiles and laughs, it literally brightens up my whole day.
In all honesty, being a mum is amazing, however, there are moments where it seems like people tend to think less of mums just because we are mums. Don’t you dare think less of me because I have a child. Being a mum doesn’t mean I don’t know how to have fun, or I can’t be social.
I love it when I go out with my son and I don’t get treated like I shouldn’t be out.
I remember one instance where I was invited out for a birthday dinner and to be honest I was kind of looking forward to it. Then I get told, the restaurant does not allow babies. Me being me, I think well if she invited me, she must want me there, let me see if I can work something out with the restaurant. I called them up and spoke to them. They quite simply agreed and said it wasn’t a problem at all. So being myself, I called my friend and I told her what the restaurant told me. However, I didn’t know the reason she told me this was because I have a child. To be honest, i wasn’t pissed about the fact that she didn’t want my child there because I can understand that but it was the fact that she blatantly lied to me instead of being honest. To make things worse, I hear that she’s gone on to say I called the restaurant behind her back. Like sis, you invited me, you gave me false information. Like really? Just because I am a mother does not me I am incapable of social interaction. Do not treat me different because I am a mum. I may not be ready to go out without my child but I still have a great time with my friends and my son when we go out. I don’t need to be intoxicated to have a good time.
If you have a friend who is a mum or a parent in fact, do not make them feel inferior for their role, instead be there for them because we need it. It’s not easy for us.