I have a VERY independent "feminism" family who hates the fact I stay home with my 10mos son, Mason. Currently my husband is deployed for a year and I moved closer to home for "support" but all I have received is comments like "stop being lazy", "get off your ass", "stop relying on a man", etc. remarks from my family. This is the FIRST time I have every been a SAH momma, before I worked over 40 hours at week for the USAF.
Ladies do you have any LOVING advice and tips for dealing with this situation?? My family makes me question staying at home and constantly berates me and makes me feel like a "loser" for choosing too..
Answer by Kenzies_momma at 3:53 PM on Oct. 13, 2008
Answer by KatieBatey at 3:54 PM on Oct. 13, 2008
Answer by thedies at 3:55 PM on Oct. 13, 2008
Answer by Lynette at 3:56 PM on Oct. 13, 2008
Answer by Anonymous at 4:05 PM on Oct. 13, 2008
Answer by luschram at 4:10 PM on Oct. 13, 2008
Answer by Kat122 at 4:26 PM on Oct. 13, 2008
Answer by MicahsMom612 at 4:33 PM on Oct. 13, 2008
Answer by moki1984 at 4:38 PM on Oct. 13, 2008
I would nicely tell them that it's YOUR life and you make your own decisions. They had/have their chance to live their life the way they choose and it's really none of their business. Let them know that you moved closer to get support and you don't feel like you're getting it and if they have problems with your choice to be a SAHM then they should keep their opinions to themselves. I personally love being able to be there for all the milestones my son hits and am proud of the way he is turning out thanks to the one on one time I get to spend with him. If he were to be in daycare I would be scared of what I might miss, ie: walking, talking, crawling, etc. Hope I was of some help to you and hope all goes well for you.
Answer by Mom2Dano at 7:40 PM on Oct. 13, 2008