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What are you Mom?

Conversation with V before afternoon nap

V: “Mom, what are you?”
M: “What do you mean?”
V: “Mom like when my friend said that her Mommy is a dentist. How about you what are you?”
M: “I’m your super Mommy. A stay at home Mom”
V: “No! What do you like when you grow up?” (upset with my answer)
M: “My work before was helping people in the office with computer and internet problems”
V: “I mean now Mama! I want you to be something else like T’s Mama is a dentist. I want you to be something also.”
(By this time he’s already crying while repeating “I want you to be something else too”)

I too cried.

I’m really not sure why I did but I imagined him having a chat with his classmates with most of them having working moms and he doesn’t have anything to say on what his Mum do. V gets upset when he doesn’t have anything to say about something.

So I told him that being a SAHM is also a kind of special work and I get to be rewarded with spending every minute with them. I knew he wanted some other answer besides me being his Mum so I told him that Mommy is also a blogger and sometimes I get to be invited to events and write about it and Mommy is a baker that makes cake and other yummy sweet treats. I get to do all this cool work and stay at home with them.

I then asked him if he really wanted me to be something else and work out of the house.

He replied with a big NO.

I asked him again what my job was, and he happily replied “Chloe and mines super mommy.”

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Hi, my name is Abigail a stay at home Mama of two LittleOnes and currently residing in Dubai, UAE since 2009. This is my little space online where I share activities, places we've been, food we enjoy and snippets of our daily expat life. ‘Cuddles and Crumbs’ is a combination of the two main things I share on this blog: cuddles (family) and crumbs (food).


  1. This really touched my heart. I can imagine my son asking me this question one day and it would make me cry too! We give up an important part of our identity when we decide to stay home for our kids. Glad that your son finally came around to understand the point!

    • Now I know why I cried, like what you said I think for a day I was questioning my worth/identity as a person. I’m happy that at the end of the day V understood and appreciates what I gave up to stay with them.

  2. Oh, you get to do so many cool jobs (and so do I, thanks for putting it that way!). My boy once said that he wanted to be a dad and take the kids to the pub for dinner for some chips 😉

    • He’ll be a cool dad someday!
      It’s so easy to get lost in the world of SAHM when our life/schedule depends on our children’s needs.

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