So, I was with my dad's family today (aunt, grandma, great-grandma, etc.) and we somehow managed to start talking about having more children. My aunt (38) and her husband (42) have two daughters a 4-year-old and a 16-month-old... I am 21 with a 10-month-old boy. I had asked if they were thinking about having another one, because they had mentioned it before... then joked "Ah, maybe it will be twins!" My great-grandma said that it could happen to me so I shouldn't be so rude, of course I responded, "As long as everyone is healthy, I wouldn't care. Twins would be a blessing."
Aunt responds, "You don't have a husband that works 75-80 hours, so you keep thinking that. When your husband starts working that much, you'll understand. I spend 95% of their waking hours with them."
I lost it at that. I am a stay-at-home mom as well. Okay, my husband works 40-50 hours per week, but he also works during the middle of the day and sometimes late at night. His weekends are 9am-9pm, which means he sees our son for approximately 30min in the morning. Also, she knew, before she had kids that her husband works that many hours. I guess, I just don't agree with the fact that everyone in my family always says that I don't do anything all day and yet she does. We both stay at home. However, I believe it is a blessing to be able to stay home with our son. I wouldn't trade it for the world. Sure, it is difficult at times, but that doesn't mean I wouldn't want to spend every minute I can with them.
Then again, I have always been the one everyone looks down on.