Raising kids is in itself a challenging job and the responsibilities of work can make it even harder for parents.
Any woman who juggles office work, managing the entire household and taking care of kids understands the pain and stress that comes along with all the responsibilities. One mom on TikTok has finally reached the breaking point in her life but she has no escape from it except going out on a full-blown rant. Mo—who goes by @rexandmo on TikTok—has seemingly experienced total burnout while taking care of her kids and making sure they are attending their extracurricular activities, all the while she tries to perform her best in her job.
Mo vented her frustrations in the viral video which gave indifferent people a reality check on what it feels like to be a working mom who has kids involved in extracurricular activities and sports. This exhausted mom even goes as far as to state that giving her best to make sure her kids get the extracurricular activity they need is "unrealistic." "Being a working mom with children that have extracurricular activities is unrealistic and just. It is so hard," she says while sitting in her parked car.
"It just doesn't even make sense. It feels unsustainable. Like, how long am I going to be able to do this? I don't know. I'm going to work. I'm getting off work. I got around everybody up. I have a school-aged child. I have babies at daycare," Mo continues. "I got to make sure I got his stuff for football. I got to make sure I got their snacks. I got to make sure I got a portable potty. When I'm done doing that, sitting there trying to entertain the little ones while the big one is practicing, I then have to go home, wash everybody up, feed everybody, get everybody down for sleep, and do it again the next day."
Mo perfectly sums up the never-ending cycle of doing all these tedious activities over and over again. She further explodes over how things will get more out of hand when her daycare-aged children grow up and start their extracurricular activities. "I see why people stay at home. Yeah, I do. I see why because if not, your kids are now eating McDonald's and Hamburger Helper pretty much every day. This is absolutely crazy. But it's all for them," she jokes, flashing a smile. "All for them. I love them. And I wouldn't trade them for nothing."
Mo didn't fail to give credit to her husband Rex in the caption of her video where she wrote that he has a job and he coaches as well. "But when I get home these are his kids," Mo hilariously concluded. Many moms who came across this video on TikTok agreed with this mom's frustrations and confirmed that being in a similar position to Mo indicates burnout. @tamholley shared their misery too, writing: "Band. Football. Soccer. Pom Squad. Cheer. Basketball. I still cook full meals for at least 4 days."
@nyilahcolemon commented: "This should be a planned parenthood commercial - then the baby started screaming. Oh my god, thank you! God bless you!" @raising4ballers added: "Just wait until all of them are in different things. My life is nonstop (but I wouldn’t change it)." @_kimbach_wrote: "My son has football 3 days a week and one of those days my daughter has soccer practice. I also have a dog I gotta deal with." So, here is a shoutout to all the parents like Mo and single working parents out there who are going the extra mile to help their kids pursue their passion at any cost.