First of all, it's not. It def. isn't but also, if you're finding that being a mother is a JOB to you, you're not a very good mother
Most Helpful Girl
It's a figure of speach really. The reason mother's say that is because some people ridicule mothers for staying at home to look after their kids while the husband go out to work. They insinuate mother's have an easy life being at home all day instead of going out grafting at work. So they say being a mother is the hardest job to let other's know that although they may not go out to work... they don't sit around on their ass being lazy all day
Mother's have to care for their children 24/7 . If the child is poorly she'll have sleepless nights then still care for her child during the day while she is exhausted. House chores still need to be done shopping , cooking etc etc no matter how poorly or exhausted she is. She can't phone in sick or hand a sick note in to get time off. She can't have weekends off to do as she pleases. She can't relax at home on night times like you can after work. Her entire life 24/7 revolves around her kids
It's a challenge being a parent, because you are faced with new challenges everyday. It's physically, mentally and emotionally , draining at times. So comparing & referring being a mother as a job is actually an understatement.0
Most Helpful Guy
I fully agree with you. Women like to play the role of the martyr. I believe they think this uplifts them in society. It grants them praise and sympathy, that they haven't really earned.
They act like they never get a break even when they are sleeping, or when the child is away, yet fathers don't get that same type of credit. Fathers are either at home with the child, or at work earning money for his family so logically their job is never finished either. I even know single fathers that raised their children on their own that don't feel the need to pretend being a parent is harder than it really is.
Is being a parent hard? Sometimes it is. Is it the hardest job in the world? Not even close. The problem is that because men are unlikely to get sole custody or even be given the option of being a stay at home father, this is something women can use to show how unfair the world is to women, even though they this is a direct result of power that is uniquely feminine and they chose that life for themselves.
Lots of people that can't hold down regular jobs, become mothers all the time. If motherhood really was the hardest job, then any woman that was too disabled to hold down a regular job, should logically lose custody. After all if they can't do the easier jobs, then they certainly can't do the hardest job right? Yet no one really believes they should lose custody. Deep down we know they don't have it so bad. Being honest about it though earns a lot of hate and accusations about being so bad you don't even love or appreciate your own mother.1