Security of Tenure

Motherhood is overwhelming. I looked in the mirror and asked myself — when would this end? My reflection answered, "never ever until the death of you... or not, perhaps forever."

If motherhood is a job, I definitely have security of tenure, but it does not come with an option of resignation or even a holiday, or a pay.

Sometimes I wonder why I have signed up for this maternal position. Day in and day out of caring. I cannot even finish writing this without pausing and thinking of tomorrow. Swim day. I need to pack this and that.

I love my son, truly, but I need a break because I cannot afford breaking further.

I want to write more but... I am