The train is losing steam…

OK. Being a Stay-At-Home-Mom is the hardest job in the world.

For the longest time, I’ve been losing steam chugging along bringing up this toddler of mine. There are days when I tell myself it’s over. Can’t do this anymore. Days like today….

With only 4 hours of sleep last night, (mind you, I haven’t had a proper nights sleep for the last 3 years) we got out of the house early to go collect my passport at the immigration office in preparation for our trip to Australia. This is the immigration office in Kuala Lumpur, the city that revels in making life tough for others. In this case, no ramps or lifts for the disabled nor strollers but lots and lots of steps. Sometimes you need to climb up 20 steps , walk 200 meters, then climb down again another 30 steps. Who knows? Maybe it was part of the Government’s plan in keeping the country fit and healthy.

After the immigration workout, we headed off to the place where I do volunteer work with the intention of catching up with the library sorting that I’d volunteered to do. No chance. The place was filled with screaming kids and the office manager just wanted to talk. Non-stop. So we left.

T had baby dance class after but since it started late, she was already quite tired and started screaming a lot. That really does my head in. It is really tiring when you have to repeat yourself 10 times, each time louder and still get no result. We finally made it through class with all those rigorous dance moves (which Mummy did more of…) and rushed home with bags of take away food. The woman’s getting heavier by the day, I tell ya!

We drank our lunch and hit the sack but after 2 hours, one of us was begging for more. I couldnt lift my head. Definitely coming down with something, I thought. Action plan. Should I pick myself up and head to my mother’s so I can continue sleeping? I realized I couldnt pick myself so T had to learn to respect Mummy’s rest time.

What a joke. She was climbing all over me and as a result pulled my hair and pinched my skin several times. She whined for me to get her books and when I got the one she wanted out for her, she’d want another one 5 seconds later. Then she wanted to go potty. Then she wanted water. Then the book again. She started bringing toys onto my bed and little hair clips scattered on my sheets. Then she whined, “Mummy, wake up! Wake Up!!” After shouting at her several times, I finally gave in. Got out of bed and made her dinner, leftover lunch. She didnt want it. Kept like 2 metric tablespoons in her mouth for a whole half hour. Eventually I forced her to spit it out and I ignored her after. Called my husband to ask him that dreaded question, “What time are you leaving the office today?” (Read: “You better get your ass here pretty damn quick if you still want to see your daughter alive!”).

Mind over matter. Mind over matter.

I dragged T into the shower and tried to put on a happy face. Task accomplished.

Finally. Her Daddy came home. But I still felt like shit.

Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.

Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from very little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away (or zoom far away) from any MLM business.

She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for over 30 years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.

A beautiful life without limits.

Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.

For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840
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