Monday, August 25, 2008

Biting my tongue...

I can get pretty worked up over things that I feel strongly about. I am biting my tongue and not posting a reply to something I read on a forum I visit.


This is what was posted:

I'm starting my new job today! After three years of being a stay at home mom, I am so excited to be able to get out of the house and be me (Selfish, I know). At the same time, I haven't had a "real job" for three years, and that makes me nervous as all get out! I have no experience in this line of work, and I hope I'm not too overwhelmed. I heard today will be quite busy/stressful. Here I go! Wish me luck!

I do want to wish her well at her new job. However, being a stay at home mom is a real job! It bothers me when people say it isn't. It is work--hard work. All day and all night, 7 days a week. The rewards are superb, however, and I feel very fortunate and blessed that I have been home with my children.

So, rather than wish her well (and potentially type something that could be read wrong), I just didn't post anything. And am posting it here instead.

4 comments:

Dawn said...

Yeah, I tell people I have a job, that I just don't get paid to do it! I once had to put the number of hours dh and I worked a week--I put down 40 for him, and 168 for me--the number of hours in a week! :)

Leia said...

Way to be strong my dear! People say similar things about daycare providers and I want to punch them in the face. I was a SAHM to 2 kids for 8 weeks this summer and it was twice as exhausting as daycare with 8 kids - HELLO?

Melissa said...

Wow, some people...I agree that life was much simpler when I taught full time!

Can you email me your address?? Gus reformatted the computer and I lost my list. Ethan has 2 drawings here ready to mail out! :)

Jeannie said...

I am impressed with moms who do work full time in or out of the home. I know I have a hard time keeping up with the everyday things and I am home all day, so to work on top of that is hard.

It just bothers me that people who think that at home moms who don't work don't have a 'job'.....