A HARD-WORKING mum’s post about her hectic morning routine went viral after viewers were stunned by how intense it all is.
Liz Petrone, from Sycracuse, New York, was fed up of being told how nice it must be for her to “waltz” into work at 9am.
So the mum-of-four took to Facebook to unleash a description of everything she gets up to before starting her full-time job at an IT company at 9am.
With four children, aged 12, 11, 7 and 3, it’s fair to say that Liz has a lot on her plate from the moment her alarm goes off in the morning to the moment she falls asleep at night.
In her post she writes: “This morning I woke four sleepy humans. Some I gently patted, some I prodded, and one I pulled the covers off and tried to roll onto the floor when the pat and the prod fell short. I’m not proud of that last one.
“I made five beds, one twice because someone snuck into it and tried to go back into sleep. It *may* have been me.
“I took a shower and made myself look sort of human and flushed three toilets and fished one very wet pull-up out from under my bed.
“I made two very strong cups of coffee. I dressed one child and myself and told another that her “outfit” would probably get me arrested should I let her leave the house in it.”
Liz continues to describe everything she has to do before getting to work, including dragging the kids to school, cleaning herself up and doing a raft of household chores.
She writes: “I drove to school once to drop the bigs off and back again a little later to drop off the stuff the bigs forgot.
“I stood on the bus stop and waited for two more buses while trying in vain to fish the littles out of a neighbor’s tree.
“I cleaned their breakfast out of my car and my kitchen and my hair.
“I dismantled pillow forts and unhooked Paw Patrol underwear from table lamps and threw in a load of laundry and reapplied the lip gloss I’d left on four cheeks in goodbye kisses.
“I fed and watered the dog and wiped down the counter and turned off the TV and the coffee maker and a hundred lights and locked up and fielded 12 text messages and 2 phone calls and 384 red lights.
“All before 9:00am.”
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Since being posted, the heartfelt status has been reacted to 14,000 times, garnering over 3,000 shares.
And hundreds of mums have chipped in to offer their support and reaffirm Liz’s message.
The mum-of-four goes on to say how she racks up an average of 2.5 miles on her Fitbit every day before she even sits down at her desk.
She writes: “If walking 2.5 mikes and not actually making it anywhere at all ain’t exactly what this stage of life looks like I don’t what is.
“I don’t tell you this to look for sympathy.
“No, I tell you this because if one more person says to me ‘wow, it sure must be nice to be able to waltz into work at 9:00am,’ I am going LOSE IT.
“To the working mamas, I feel you. I feel you so hard right now. But more than that, to ALL the mamas, I’m raising my cup of (now cold) coffee. You keep on doing you, sister, whatever that looks like.”