“I’ve Been Up Since 5AM” Mom Films Her Exhausted Teen After A Day Of School And Work
Most people remember their first job well. For many of us, it started at a fast food restaurant in high school. It might not have paid much but you were taking responsibility and initiative by getting a job so young.
So, it’s not surprising how many people can relate to this viral TikTok video of a high schooler who just got home from work.
A Hard Working Kid
Kimberly, who goes by @she_is_like_texas on TikTok, posted a video of her daughter coming home from work. To the mom’s surprise, the video went viral with over 2 million views.
She captioned the clip “She is my hard-working kid.”
Her Daughter Is Worn Out
In the video is Kimberly’s daughter, who looks worn out after a long day.
She is wearing a Whataburger shirt, her backpack, and a visor with a hairnet stuck to it. In her hands are a change of clothes from school and some food she brought home after her shift.
“How Was Work?”
“Bethany, what happened at work? Why is there a hairnet there? Was it that bad?” Kimberly asks her daughter.
Bethany looks up confused at the hairnet that’s attached to her visor and appears exhausted.
“I’ve Been Up Since 5:30…”
Bethany, looking tired and disheveled, responds to her mom with,
“I don’t know; I’ve been up too early— I’ve been up since like 5:30 a.m. – it’s 10:00 p.m.”
TikTok Commenters Speak Truth
Many commenters remembered the struggle of being a high school student and maintaining a minimum wage job.
“Worked at Whataburger for 3 months; I know her pain” One comment read.
High School And Working
The thing about working while you’re in high school is that you don’t want work to get in the way of not only your grades; but also your social life, doing extracurriculars, and probably chores at home.
You could be waking up early in the morning and coming home late.