All parents know that if you don't have and maintain a healthy sense of humor when it comes to raising kids, you won’t be able to function. Working moms really dial that practice up a notch, because having a career and kids is some next level insanity (unless you can afford to keep a staff of chefs, chauffeurs, caregivers, and seamstresses, in which case, good on you!). Thankfully, Twitter is a thing and there are some funny tweets working moms will definitely identify with and (rightfully) laugh at.
When you look closely at my working mom life, there is nothing that obviously funny about it. I’m stressed and I’m tired and I’m maybe not very clean in some places (is brushing your teeth twice a day a thing for grown-ups too?). But I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love cultivating my career, and I’m proud of the work I do on a daily basis. Right now I happen to have a job that I truly enjoy, which helps to justify being away from my kids all day. It’s cool that I can show them what I do and feel good about the sacrifices I make. When they take pride in my professional projects, I feel like I’ve struck that perfect work-life balance.
Of course, after two seconds, the feeling vanishes and I’m trying to re-schedule a conference call so it doesn’t conflict with one of the kids’ classroom observation days.
I’m not alone, though. Thanks to the Twitterverse, I’ve found others like me, who struggle with keeping career and parenting hemispheres from disastrously colliding, and who know how to laugh about it when a cataclysmic collision happens anyway (and trust me, it always happens).
Here are a few funny tweets working moms, like me, can totally identify with: