She Finds Herself Stuck Choosing Between Her Child And Her Job. What She Does? Tears.
In America, being a working mother is tough, but there is more respect surrounding the idea of a woman raising a child and holding a job or two. While there isn’t much to be said for maternity leave or paid time off when a baby is born compared to most countries, America is slowly becoming more adapted to the idea that a woman can run her household and have a successful career. In other countries, such as Japan, moms are not as lucky.
These moms are still battling the stigma that they should remain at home with the kids and run the household – an ideal that America has only just recently turned away from in the last 50 years or so. The mom in this video works because she has to in order to keep the family afloat. They don’t own a car or have family nearby to help out with the child, but mom is still expected to be in two places at once.
She’s tired. She manages to hang onto her full-time job, maintain the household, care for their child, and she is frustrated that she doesn’t have the time to do it all at once. But her world comes to a halt when her son asks her the simplest question: “Mommy, are you okay?” She reflects on everything she does and why she does it…and the answer becomes clear. My heart went out to her. I can’t imagine how exhausted she must be everyday, but still, she pushes on and continues to make the best of what life has given her.