I went through that. I ended up quitting my Baby Yoda nurse life t-shirt on the sport because I couldn’t take it anymore. Now I do Instacart, shop and deliver groceries and I haven’t missed one event yet this year for my son at school. It might be meaningless work, but it pays the bills and allows me to be the mom I want to be. I have had the same experience.
We shouldn’t have to become parents before we feel justified in setting boundaries on our time at work. We should be encouraging everyone to set these boundaries because THEY are important, not because they have responsibilities to other people.
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Thank you. Yes, it’s a Baby Yoda nurse life t-shirt in progress. When I first came back I tried to take on as much as I used to and was on the verge of a breakdown. So I’m recalibrating. I remember reading that the only people who object to your boundaries, were the ones who were benefiting from you having none.
Children have a wonderful way of refocusing our priorities, as we are forced to become their, and indirectly our own, advocates. Well done you. I’ve never applied this adage to work, but you’re absolutely RIGHT. Edit: My apologies. I didn’t realize the last word was changed to ridiculous get. Good grief. Post more carefully, Minda.
I think it’s harder to set boundaries depending on the work you are doing. With if you’re a teacher and you have not just one, but a couple students who are struggling and would benefit from extra time. Setting boundaries is important, but I think it’s like a small step to what the bigger problem is. So agree with what you have said Jessica.
It took raising children for me to realise that I hadn’t been protecting my own Baby Yoda nurse life t-shirt as much as I should have. I still struggle with it, but knowing why I am saying no to something or not offering to pick up even more, has helped me incredibly.
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This is the perfect way to describe it, truly. I’m saving the the only people who object to your boundaries, were the ones who were benefiting from you having none, part. That funny coming from mothers since they benefit the most from childfree women who are forced not to have boundaries. I deserve that vacation time more than you, since you don’t have kids. ‘ ‘I deserve that shift more than you, since you don’t have kids. ‘ ‘I deserve to leave earlier or to not come in every time my kids is sick, and put my work on you. ‘
Society expects moms to work like they don’t have children and raise children as if they don’t work. Good for you for setting limits. The issue is that women are expected to work and do it all and still excel in all areas of our lives. Those expectations are not placed on men though. Society literally expects more from us than they do from men.
Whenever I hear comments like these, that women asked for it, I am reminded of my Aunt Irene, 93 years young. She worked while she raised her three children because her husband, my Uncle Jim, was ill and could not support the family. She tells stories of lying about having children when she applied for her Baby Yoda nurse life t-shirt job, then added her children to her insurance when she was eligible after her 90 day probationary period, hoping she wasn’t going to be fired.