Friday, May 15, 2009

Just a MOM..

I hope it's never too late to wish all the mothers out there ( For my Mom and Kris' Mom )
a "Happy Mother's Day" ..
Well, I found this story very interesting and if u think u just a MOM, please read this :)

A woman, renewing her driver’s license at the County Clerk ’s office was asked by the woman recorder to state her occupation. She hesitated, uncertain how to classify herself. ”What I mean is,” explained the recorder, “do you have a job or are you just a……?”

“Of course I have a job,” snapped the woman. ”I’m a Mom.”

“We don’t list ‘Mom’ as an occupation, ‘housewife’ covers it,” said the recorder emphatically.

I forgot all about her story until one day I found myself in the same situation, this time at our own Town Hall.

The Clerk was obviously a career woman, poised, efficient and possessed of a high sounding title like, “Official Interrogator” or “Town Registrar.”

”What is your occupation?” she probed. What made me say it? I do not know. The words simply popped out.

“I’m a Research Associate in the field of Child Development and Human Relations.”

The clerk paused, ball-point pen frozen in midair and looked up as though she had not heard right. I repeated the title slowly emphasizing the most significant words.

Then I stared with wonder as my pronouncement was written, in bold, black ink on the official questionnaire.

”Might I ask,” said the clerk with new interest, “just what you do in your field?”

Coolly, without any trace of fluster in my voice, I heard myself reply, “I have a continuing program of research, (what mother doesn’t) in the laboratory and in the field, (normally I would have said indoors and out). I’m working for my Masters, (first the Lord and then the whole family) and already have four credits (all daughters). Of course, the job is one of the most demanding in the humanities, (any mother care to disagree?) and I often work 14 hours a day, (24 is more like it).

But the job is more challenging than most run-of-the-mill careers and the rewards are more of a satisfaction rather than just money.”

There was an increasing note of respect in the clerk’s voice as she completed the form, stood up and personally ushered me to the door.

As I drove into our driveway, buoyed up by my glamorous new career, I was greeted by my lab assistants — ages 13, 7, and 3. Upstairs I could hear our new experimental model, (a 6 month old baby) in the child development program, testing out a new vocal pattern.

I felt I had scored a beat on bureaucracy! And I had gone on the official records as someone more distinguished and indispensable to mankind than “just another Mom.” Motherhood!

That's the job of a MOM..
So, do we count Mom as an occupation??
Which I think, being a mother is a tough job :)
Tabik Spring to all mothers out there :)
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY once again.. :)

10 comments:

Mummy Zuan said...

a note of thought..

Carmelliny said...

good story *thumbs up*

Kris and Nadia said...

Mummy Zuan - :) indeed

Carmelliny - :) thumbs up too.. *senteki :) miahaha

♥ AnnieMing ♥ said...

it's a tough job being a mum tapi siuk juga ba.. when is ur turn lagi? kekekeke.. too early sa tanya.. sepatutnya "ba bila mau kawin ni?" :)

ada urang inda sabar jam 9 pagi o0o0.. haha.. nanti pi kursus buli kaitu sa pakai jeans saja aa? malas pula sa pakai formal2 ni tau..

Kris and Nadia said...

Annie- :) yeay.. itu nanti la ..miahhaa.. mo kahwin lu :) hihi..

nc said...

:) i bet ur going to be a great mom..when the times come..kn,, ;)cheerss

Kris and Nadia said...

NC- atokoi.. harap2 la.. maybe sya talampau kasi spoil anak ni..huhu.. nda bgs jg gitu kan :) hihi.. hopefully , we'r going to be great moms :) miahahaa

rahma said...

i like the story... hhhmmm besemangat sdh ni mo kasi besar family... heheheee...

ochi said...

happy mother's day..

Kris and Nadia said...

rahma- hi rahma, glad u like it :) ba semangat la tambah ahli keluarga ar.. hihi.. gambate :)

ochi- Happy mother's day juga :)

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