To the day care centre who felt it necessary to post this sign..
I am a 24 hour a day parent of four children.
I am always there,
I cook for them, wipe their arses, they sleep in my bed at the same time as I do and they never let me bath alone.
Oh and I work. But even when I work, my phone is never out of reach. In case my kids need me, like my phone, I never turn off.
I am also a women, friend, wife.
My survival is simply made up of minutes, hours, days of multitasking.
In the year 2017 mothers are so much more then sole carriers of children and guess who we have to thank for a huge part in that?
Without childcare a lot of us would be up shit creek, begging our husbands for money, kissing the dream of a career goodbye and even stuck in miserable marriages.
But we have you, you keep our kids safe, give them the hugs when we can't and teach them things we missed.
I am so grateful.
Only when I saw this sign those warm fuzzy feelings, kind of fucked off out the window and were replaced with the WTF? feels...
I picked my kids up from school the other day, my husband was at work. But like always, I was there.
Only I had my phone in my hands. I was reading an email that reminded me that I needed to pay a bill and then responding to my husbands text message and then as my children ran out of the class room screaming "mummy mummy" I shoved my phone into my into my mouth to hug them because I had no free hands due to the fact that I had just walked a kilometre with 2 skateboards in my hands so that my kids could skate down the hill home from school.
Yet after all of that, you would call me "appalling" and insinuate that I not happy to see my child.
My mum was never there. She didn't even come to the assembly when I got a merit award.. Some kids mistook her absence for a lack of love for me. But mum loved me so much that she worked 2 jobs, knowing that we were always one pay check away from living on the streets.
A loving mum looks like many things, she is open armed hugs, she is distracted on her phone and sometimes she isn't even there.
Some mums even use their phone to avoid social anxiety at school pick ups.
I thank my phone for allowing me to meet my kids needs and work all at the same time. I thank you for keeping my kids safe and well educated during my days..
But the sooner you realise that you have absolutely no idea what the hell is going on in other people's lives the better for everyone.
And from this mother please... take that god dam sign down.
Life in captivity is no life at all. For baby dolphins like Ji, it can be a death sentence.
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Dolphin Marine Magic in Coffs Harbour, NSW keeps five dolphins confined in a chlorinated swimming pool.
A baby dolphin named Ji died there recently after swallowing leaf litter and metal. His family members are still made to perform circus tricks, and drag people around on rides.
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6 years, ISIS is having the last laugh, this is not a deterrent. I keep saying bring back the death penalty for Terrorism, at the very least he should have been deported to the Middle East so he could be with his mates and that would have given us a chance to take him out with a round!!