Being a stay a home mum is a one of the toughest jobs out there – there are no holidays, no hour lunch breaks, no pay. Yet many women who decide to stay at home and look after the kids don’t get the recognition that they truly deserve.
However, one husband, who after having a hard day at work, truly understood just how much his wife does when she decided to head out for a bit to catch a breather after “a busy, hectic day with the boys”.
Taking to his Facebook page, Scott Douglas wrote a post in tribute to his wife, Kate, a post which was then shared by Kate on blogger Constance Hall's social media page.
In it Scott writes: "Unlike me she has no set hour to clock off or rewarded with overtime or bonuses for all the extra work and effort she has put in during the day.”
“She doesn't accumulate sick leave, annual leave or long service, no weekly super or weekend, no looking forward to a public holiday to shorten her week."
Highlighting just how much work she does, the dad continued: "You packed a lunchbox for one to go to daycare which you questioned "is it healthy enough, will he still be hungry" whilst balancing another on your leg, arm, shoulders.”
“You dropped off at daycare where you sat for an hour comforting him because he was having a bad day, letting him know mum will always be there."
Finishing up the post he wrote: "So when you see a bad day, I see an amazing women who never calls in sick, never quits, never turns her back on the hard days and who has the power to go to bed knowing it will happen all again tomorrow. You are an amazing and fabulous mother, even though it doesn't seem like it you are the greatest thing in these boys lives and we love you for everything you do [sic]".
Unsurprisingly, the post has been liked over 50 thousand times!