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Monday, February 11, 2019

Shhhsss! Shhhsss! Shhhsss! My Mom is a Librarian

Only few people know that my mom is a Librarian by profession and I think that most of my friends only knew she's a plain housewife who serves them snacks at our house. 

Growing up, my mom never left the house for work. 
But she does the house chores most of the time; She's a Housewife.
And seldom we had conversations regarding her education or work before she gets married and have kids. 

Let me tell you something about her : 
My mom was a Librarian, 
She graduated with a Bachelor Degree of Education major in Library Science. 
She was a Scholar. 
She lives in a very big Family.
Her parents went abroad. 
She never took the Board Exam. 
She worked in a University, also in Special Libraries. 
She gets married and has 5 grown-ups children and a grandchild.
She works at home 24/7 with no rest days. 
She was also into sales, that's what I remember. 
She's helping dad with our apartment business.
I don't know how she gets paid. 
My Mom is now in her 50's.
I believe she's the most simple, kind and outgoing person I know. 

I think these experiences made her what she is right now and only few people can relate how living with a Librarian mom looks like. 

So I listed down interesting things which a librarian mother or kids with parents working in a library can relate.

5 Things Only Kids Whose Parent is a Librarian will understand:

1. The way they Discipline their Children.

Many misinterpret how Librarians discipline their clients in the Libraries. 
Maybe because for some reasons that...
They shout more often.
They give notices and penalties.
They reprimand. 
They smile at people as if they knew each other, which may looks creepy at some point.
Their eyebrows meet when someone caught their attention.  

At home, they do the same thing. 
They are the same person. 
They do shout and punish when you did something wrong.
They give you less allowances if they are short and give you a lot when they feel rich...
They always explain to you what went wrong. 
They are also friendly to the neighbors.

And by the time their eyebrows meet, you must know how to behave yourself and should never-ever answers back.
All of these are true and they are not that bad as you think. 
In fact, they are the most rewarding kind of people I knew.

2. They give Importance to Budgeting.

Well, I think the secret is that my mom goes to the market almost every day. She checks her budget and leave a small pocket notebook with her. She hates it when everything doesn't goes well to the budget. 

I remember she told me that budgeting is one of most vital part of her work back then. 

One must be knowledgeable and have enough experience in the field.

3. They are the Best Cook.

My mom cooks 2-3 meals a day. 

She had her practice when she was still young, from the help of cookbooks she read in the library and food magazines as well.   

4. They know how to Plan Ahead.

All mothers are not perfect, they have imperfections as well.

And that’s why my mom loves to plan ahead. I was thinking maybe she's the reason why ended up to be a librarian after all.  Though, I never got interested to any program those days. Now, I currently works as Librarian abroad. Thanks to her! 

5. They will be your number 1 Support.

I've been to so many jobs within 3 years after I graduated, from BPO industries, sales and from different types of Libraries. But my mom never left my side, she supported me in every decisions I make. I know she believes in me more than myself.

I remember the day when I asked mom, what if I failed to pass the Licensure Examination. I think it would be really hard for me to accept it just because I really tried my best and it will be the best gift for my Birthday.

I was really worried and stressed that time waiting if I will pass or not. But Mom knows I will pass. She even told me than It would be much harder for her to accept if I failed.

I took the exam first time and passed.  She asked me to enroll for a Master’s Degree and helps me paying the tuition.

I owe everything to her. 
I can never be thankful enough.
and I always thank God I have a Librarian Mom. 

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