I recently got asked whether I think mums or dads have it harder when it comes to this parenting lark 🤔
It's a tough one.
I answered truthfully.
I think mums do.
I think the whole process of carrying a baby, birthing them and then in some half working version of your former self keep your shit together. And it is far from how motherhood is depicted. You then battle with the sleepless nights, feeding, not to mention the emotional and physical side after the birth.
But it doesn't stop there, because you are not only expected to be a mother who gives 100% of yourself to your children but also return to work, keep your house some form of liveable whilst managing to look 'presentable'. It's no wonder that we are balls of anxiety and worry and the feelings of being judged come right to the forefront. So whilst I love lots of mums, in all forms and in all ways the mum I love the most is the honest type. The one who says 'it's bloody hard' whilst trying to untangle a paw patrol figurine out of her own hair.
Needless to say I think dads have a different battle.
But if I was to ask you:
Who has it harder mums or dads who would you say?