Do any of you deal with all but outright hostility when someone finds out you're a SAHM? I have never in my life dealt with such animosity as when some people, not all but more than I would have imagined, find out what I do. I don't plan to do this forever, just until both my kids are in school, then I'm back at work. I just don't see the need to spend my paycheck on daycare (and that is what it would be I've done my research) when I can know my kids are being looked after here at home because I'm the one with them. No offense intended to anyone who reads this and has children in daycare. I'm sure there are perfectly wonderful centers but I had the misfortune to have been abused in both of the ones I was in as a child. They had good records and looked perfect but apparently looks really are deceiving.
Has anyone else been treated badly when someone new finds out you're SAHM?
Asked by Anonymous at 1:08 PM on Sep. 6, 2009 in General Parenting
I never experienced that. You should never feel you need to explain why you are to anyone. Even if you decide not to go back to work. It's no ones business. You may decide later you want to volunteer with their school, who knows. Whatever you and your hubby decide to do or is for the benefit of your family.
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I have been at home since 1985 when I got married. My children are 23, 21, 19 and 17 and I am a stay at home mom. I have just my younger 2 who are both Seniors in high school at home at this point and they graduate next year. Once they graduate I have no plans to get a job. I get a LOT of neg. comments when people find out that I am a SAHM with older children & that I have no plans to ever get a job. My husband retires in 12 years and he has 2 days a week off (always Sunday and then his days off rotate every week giving him Friday, Saturday and Sunday off every 5th week I think it is). I don't want a job that will have me working on his days off, I want to be home when he's home so that we can enjoy our time together and when he retires I don't want to still be working. I don't know why everyone thinks that I SHOULD work just because my kids are grown. It annoys me.
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