A MUM was left heartbroken after seeing her son’s “relatable” drawing of her working from home.
Priya Amin revealed son, Kirin, six, drew a picture of a little boy asking his mum whether she was finished with working, to which she replies “no”.
US-based Priya, who is the CEO of Flexable, said she was left devastated by the image and what it must have meant to her son.
She wrote on LinkedIn: “A few days ago, I was busy getting some last-minute things checked off my to do list, when my six year old snuck into my office and handed me a piece of paper.
"At first, I glanced at it and said 'oh that's so good buddy!' but when I looked closer, I read four words that broke my heart — 'Mommy, are you done?' to which the 'mommy' in the picture answered 'No'.
“I looked at the clock — it was 6:05PM.
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“Then I looked at my to-do list which seemed to be a mile long. My heart sank — although I don't like to admit it, this is the situation almost every night."
People were quick to comment on the post and say they also felt guilty when working from home with kids.
One said: “I see you and I feel you on this!”
Another added: “Very relatable and I, too, have gotten the questions ‘are you done?’, ‘are you still working?’ and ‘when will you be done working?’.”
Priya added: "The guilt associated with that is palpable. Guilt for not doing enough work in the day.
“Guilt for not being at my best mentally or emotionally. Guilt for spending transactional time with my kids instead of intentional, meaningful time with them.
“That last type of guilt is what fell on me like a ton of bricks when this sweet drawing landed in my lap.
If you've ever gotten a drawing like this, or ever felt the guilt of feeling like you're 'failing' at balancing it all, please remember you aren't alone.
“My only solace (which isn't great) is that I'm not alone in this feeling. Working from home while having family obligations has taken a tremendous mental health toll on the American workforce, and trends show that remote work is here to stay.
"I guess the only good thing I can take from this experience is my kids love spending time with me.
“But it still doesn't make it easy, especially since my kids ask me almost on a daily basis when I'll be 'done', this was just the first time it was articulated in such a heartbreaking way.
“If you've ever gotten a drawing like this, or ever felt the guilt of feeling like you're 'failing' at balancing it all, please remember you aren't alone."
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