by SAHMs? I'm not saying that all stay at home mommas judge those of us who work, but I have gotten crap from a "friend" of mine when she came over and I had a bunch of dirty laundry in the living room. I was in the middle of doing it! It was just laziness to still have it there, apparently. She's a SAHM AND her father pays for a maid to come over for her, plus he watches her 5 year old while she takes care of the youngest. Has anyone else experienced this or am I just over reacting? It made me so mad!
Asked by Anonymous at 9:57 PM on Dec. 29, 2009 in General Parenting
Answer by Anonymous at 10:15 PM on Dec. 29, 2009
Answer by gdiamante at 10:01 PM on Dec. 29, 2009
Answer by ladyd6280 at 10:10 PM on Dec. 29, 2009
I often feel self consciouswhen I tell people I'm a SAHM. Like they think I'm lazy....If I worked half the money would go to child care..its just not worth it for my family and DH would rather I stay home. My best friend works, goes to school and was a single mother(SO was in Iraq so single as far as childcare). I'm always amazed at how organized and efficient she is. Some people just look for a reason to judge and like me, some people think that your going to judge. Whatever the case don't pay any attention. Your finances and children are your own business.
Answer by Farrahann at 10:11 PM on Dec. 29, 2009
Answer by Farrahann at 10:13 PM on Dec. 29, 2009
Answer by ladyd6280 at 10:16 PM on Dec. 29, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:22 PM on Dec. 29, 2009
I have felt the sting of both ends. While i was a sahm, many considered me lazy. They often asked if I was bored and "what to you do all day"? They assumed that I was uneducated and a pos basically. I took off time from work when I had my baby and my son's teacher made the comment, " you're so lucky that you get to stay home". I didn't say anything but I could feel the resentment she had towards me. Inside I was thinking, yea right, must be nice to have your child run to you and be so happy to see you and missed you. Feels like you are actually worth something, you don't get that when you stay at home. Being a mom is a thankless job. It's hard no matter if you stay at home or you work. You will always fall short of what is expected of you. I've both defended being a sahm and being a working mom. I resent the attitude toward sahms that we are lazy as much as I resent sahm's saying someone else is raising our children.
Answer by legalmommy101 at 10:23 PM on Dec. 29, 2009
Answer by mommystiebler at 11:13 PM on Dec. 29, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:42 PM on Dec. 29, 2009
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