Could someone PLEASE explain stay-at-home moms whose kids are all in school full time?
ALL of my friends' moms were stay-at-home moms while they were in school 8 hours a day. I never understood it because once we both were in school full-time my mom took a part-time job which meant there was more "wealth" to go around for the family. My friends were always so jealous and acted like we were rich. We weren't rich by any means (I bet the two of them brought in around 30-50k a year) but for whatever reason, women where I grew up didn't work after having kids. People looked at me like I was a snob because my parents had TWO incomes and we could afford nicer things. I always felt like their moms were being selfish. I'd see my friends' dads come home from work while I was over and think, she could have at least put some food back for him. It was like the men were to serve them.
And my parents would always pay my friends' way when we wanted to do stuff because their parents would give them less than they needed (seemed like on purpose) even though they gave them permission to come along and knew exactly what we were going to do. It was as if they were jealous. It's not our faults you won't work.
Everybody in town knows each other and it seemed like the moms just hung out with each other all day, except my mom. She was the "outcast" because she had a job. GASP. And I'm not old, I didn't grow up in a totally different time. I'm 24!