How many hats?

How many hats?

I recently wrote a post on Chores we hate Chores we hate, which got me thinking to how many jobs we do as a parent.

Am just sitting down after a very busy day. I was thinking how many jobs us mums do on a daily/weekly basis. Plus all the extra little things we do.

Off the top of my head here are a few I do without thinking about

Cook

I prepare breakfast, lunch and dinners every day. Plus make bread, cakes, biscuits etc as extras to the daily food preparation

Cleaner

Clean the house, there is always hoovering, mopping, dusting, kitchen to clean, bathroom to clean

Housekeeper

Have grouped, the food shopping, washing, ironing, changing beds etc into this category

Book-keeper/Accountant

Paying bills, budgeting etc

Taxi Driver

There are the school runs, driving the kids to their friends, parties or any other social event they need taking too

PA

Running their diaries, for sleepover, parties, school assemblies, school trips, days out

Peacekeeper

If you have more than two children, you are always having to referee arguments and fights

Nurse

It is always Mum they want when they are ill, and we try to do our best to make them better

counsellor

When they come home from school, and have had an argument with their friend, and it is the end of the world

We do all this and more, daily without even thinking about it.  Plus today I have also been a labourer, moving gravel from the front to the back garden and photographers assistant, as my husband was trying different lighting.

It is no wonder us mums, are stressed and tired at the end of the day

Do not ever let anyone make you feel bad for just being a mum, just remember how many hats you where in a day.

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Comments (73)

  • Tori Gabriel 4 years ago — Reply

    We really are “Mum’s of all trades”. You missed waitress, seamstress, negotiator, chief buyer, personal shopper….LOL. Still THE best job ever.

    admin 4 years ago — Reply

    How could I have missed those as well, I would not change being a Mum for anything 🙂 x

  • Daniella 3 years ago — Reply

    I keep telling my husband he couldn’t afford to pay someone to do my jobs each time he asks if I’d rather not have a full time 9-5 job. Erm Nope!

    admin 3 years ago — Reply

    I know if would cost a fortune to pay someone to do everything we do day in and day out x

  • Ana De- Jesus 3 years ago — Reply

    How true parents really are like taxis and all of the other groups. I have never thought of parenthood in that way!

    admin 3 years ago — Reply

    The role of a parent has many hats, and there are probably more that I have missed off

  • I have all this to look forward to one day. I better start preparing myself.

    admin 3 years ago — Reply

    It is a very busy role, but very rewarding too x

  • Rachel 3 years ago — Reply

    I am tired from reading all of this and probably do the exact same without kids for my hubby and three cats! x

    admin 3 years ago — Reply

    Oh yes husbands are just like big kids anyway, and I have one cat and a dog and they are a nightmare as well x

  • Natasha Mairs 3 years ago — Reply

    mum’s are superheroes in my opinion. We can do anything and do it all at the same time

    admin 3 years ago — Reply

    We are superheroes you are right 🙂 x

  • Mellissa Williams 3 years ago — Reply

    That’s why mums are invaluable and loved so much 🙂

    admin 3 years ago — Reply

    It certainly is, Dads do a good job too but would not be able to run things and remember things like us mums x

  • Stella 3 years ago — Reply

    I agree with all you have said especially the peace maker bit. I am forever separating my two.

    admin 3 years ago — Reply

    I am lucky now the kid are older, can actually be together without the bickering and sit in the car without annoying each other x

  • Sarah Bailey 3 years ago — Reply

    It is amazing all the things you have to become in a life time, no matter what you really should be doing. x

    admin 3 years ago — Reply

    I know, we really do work very hard x

  • Cathy Glynn 3 years ago — Reply

    I couldn’t have put it better my self, how on earth do we find time for ourselves x

    admin 3 years ago — Reply

    I know it is really quite scary when you suddenly realise what you do actually do without even thinking x

  • Renna 3 years ago — Reply

    Teacher and entertainer!!
    And a complete nutjob too!! Hahaha
    The word parent means so much more than just one word.

    admin 3 years ago — Reply

    Oh yes you are so right x

  • Andreea Samoila 3 years ago — Reply

    Mums are so busy and they do so many things! That’s why we love them and that’s why I thing mine’s a superhero.

    admin 3 years ago — Reply

    Us Mums are busy, but it is our nature and something we just do naturally

  • wendy 3 years ago — Reply

    I totally hear where you’re coming from, as I’m exactly the same! Cook, teacher, peace negotiator when they’re arguing, cleaner, to name just a few.
    If you were to pay us for all the different jobs we did we’d be very rich indeed! 🙂

  • whatlauraloves 3 years ago — Reply

    I guess theres far more to the job title than just mother! xxx

    admin 3 years ago — Reply

    There is we are just heros 🙂

  • Ickle Pickle 3 years ago — Reply

    It is the hardest, lowest paid, most underrated job in the world. But also the best, most rewarding, most amazing job EVER! Kaz x

    admin 3 years ago — Reply

    It is the best job in the world, and I wouldn’t change it one bit x

  • Laura Hartley 3 years ago — Reply

    I once read an interesting article about how much it would actually cost to pay someone to do all the jobs that a mum does on a day to day basis and it was loads! Not an easy job..

    admin 3 years ago — Reply

    I dread to think how much it would cost x

  • Zena's Suitcase 3 years ago — Reply

    You’ve really bought it home to me just how much we have to juggle. It’s a bit of a thankless task isn’t it, as everyone just expects us to smooth everything over

    admin 3 years ago — Reply

    I know it is quite amazing when you sit and think about what you actually do, and if you didn’t do it the whole house can’t cope

  • It’s amazing when you think about it how much you do as an adult/parent – it’s no wonder our days go so fast!

    admin 3 years ago — Reply

    I know and never a day off

  • Aimee Foster 3 years ago — Reply

    Brilliant post – I’ve never really seen all of a mum’s tasks listed like that before. It certainly does make you realise everything we cram into a day! x

    admin 3 years ago — Reply

    I know it is quite scary when you read it all, and there are probably loads more I have left off

  • Charlotte 3 years ago — Reply

    I was actually expecting a post about hats. 🙂 This is so true! x

    admin 3 years ago — Reply

    Sorry, but it was the best way to title the post. We do so many different roles

  • Agata 3 years ago — Reply

    Oh yes, and this is all even before we find any “me” time… if there is any time left

    admin 3 years ago — Reply

    I know, me time is usually bedtime x

  • Zara Lipstixx 3 years ago — Reply

    Indeed many many hats, my mum wore many too. Mum’s are superheros really 🙂

    admin 3 years ago — Reply

    It comes with the role of being a Mum life is never the same again x

  • Laura Haley 3 years ago — Reply

    Yep, mums definitely do a lot of different jobs. I’ll never understand why some employers don’t see women with children as a massive asset, because they blooming are!

    admin 3 years ago — Reply

    They are a huge asset, and it is a shame some employers take it for granted x

  • LaaLaa 3 years ago — Reply

    Women in general wear a lot of hats but we sure take for granted all that mum’s do especially when we’re younger!

    admin 3 years ago — Reply

    Totally agree x

  • Mums really do everything, and I have all this to look forward to in 3 months!

    admin 3 years ago — Reply

    Mums do seem to be very busy, congratulations for 3 months time x

  • Jo 3 years ago — Reply

    A talented bunch of people, us mums! You’ve hit the nail on the head (or should that be hat?)

    admin 3 years ago — Reply

    We are very talented 🙂 x

  • Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche 3 years ago — Reply

    It’s so true! I always think I wear a lot of hats as a full-time blogger too – cook, writer, photographer, coder, secretary… there’s so much involved!

    admin 3 years ago — Reply

    Oh yes all these as well, I am sure if we all sat down and made a list together we would be shocked at just how much we all do in a day x

  • Tanya 3 years ago — Reply

    Never underestimate a parent, it’s the worst thing you can do ha. Multitasking at it’s finest!

    admin 3 years ago — Reply

    Haha very true x

  • Rhian Westbury 3 years ago — Reply

    So try, even being a blogger you wear hats of writer, proof reader, scheduler, designer etc x

    admin 3 years ago — Reply

    I know, it is amazing just how many we wear everyday I dread to think how long the list would be if we sat down and listed everything

  • Jess 3 years ago — Reply

    Mums are incredible and completely under-appreciated! Well done, you’re doing a fab job 🙂

    admin 3 years ago — Reply

    Thank you 🙂 x

  • MELANIE EDJOURIAN 3 years ago — Reply

    We need to juggle so much on a daily basis as mothers, it’s hard work to keep up with everything.

    admin 3 years ago — Reply

    It is hard work, but I bet none of us would change it x

  • Liz Mays 3 years ago — Reply

    Ahh, these jobs can definitely be overwhelming at times. It’s crazy how many skills you acquire through parenting.

    admin 3 years ago — Reply

    They certainly can, I used parenting as I am a parent but applies to everyone really we never realise just how many hats we juggle each day x

  • Jenna Von 3 years ago — Reply

    This is totally right! I’m not even a mum but I have been a support worker and even said this about my own job. People assume mums just do nothing and don’t appreciate they actually do everything! As you said, never feel belittled because all parents have a very hard job x

    admin 3 years ago — Reply

    Thank you, for everything we have to do, the rewards outweigh it all though x

  • Life as Mum 3 years ago — Reply

    This list is very true! Us parents are great with what we do, a lot of people think parents don’t do much but there is so much to do whilst you’re a parent

    admin 3 years ago — Reply

    I think people think it is just an excuse to say you are a parent, but even as a parent you really don’t realise just how much you do each day, on top of normal things x

  • Jessica McDonnell 3 years ago — Reply

    This is a really interesting post. Sometimes we take for granted the role of our parents – they do so much.

    admin 3 years ago — Reply

    We do take parents for granted, but that shows just how great your parents are x

  • WhatLauraLoves 3 years ago — Reply

    Theres definitely plenty of roles within the mam job description! Lots of hard work xxx

    admin 3 years ago — Reply

    It is hard work but also very rewarding x

  • Hannah 3 years ago — Reply

    It’s insane how much stuff mums do – my mum never stops!

    admin 3 years ago — Reply

    I know but we all love it 🙂

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