It just sucks.
Nothing sucks more than being a single mum with a job and a poorly child.
Oh but wait, it sucks even more when you’re battling an evil cold yourself and you have deadlines looming for some pretty high profile work.
It sucks even more that you are run down as hell because you’ve been running yourself ragged for work for the past six months and not stopped.
It sucks even more that you have to choose between looking after your poorly child who just wants mummy cuddles or dropping her off with grandma so you can get to work and try and get some things crossed off the very long to do list.
It sucks that I changed to being a part-time working mum in the hope it would give me a better work-life balance, but it’s just ended up with me being paid less for trying to cram the same amount of work (maybe even more!) into four days rather than five.
It sucks that I constantly feel at least one step behind at work and one (or ten or twenty) steps behind at home.
So, in summary, being a working mum sucks.