Whenever I talk about how my family is doing, I always have to say "We are fortunate" and I am sick of it!!!!! I am a SAHM and we can afford it. We can afford vacations, pretty much whatever the kids want. We are not rich by any stretch but we are doing mighty fine. And we are not fortunate; we worked really damn hard to get here.
There were times when I had 3 jobs to make ends meet, loans had to be taken out, we did without, etc. But we worked really hard to get where we are and I am just sick of having to play it down or apologize. We planned to have kids after we could afford them and used BC when we didn't want to have any and -gasp- used more than one form when needed. We worked jobs that really sucked, for people who sucked even more because we needed the paycheck. Went to college and then went back when needed.
Why can't I just enjoy what I have worked for?