Something unusual happened the other day, something I don’t usually do.
Recently I became friends with the owner of a page called “Crazy Bitch Society”– that’s not the weird part. She wanted to run a contest to win a signed copy of my book- but that’s not the weird part either. The weird part is that the contest was for people to suggest blog ideas for me and I pick the one that I want to write about. Why is that weird? I’ve never written that way before. I took a journalism class in high school but dropped it quickly because I have trouble writing about what other people tell me to. I’ve always been a “write what pops into my head” kind of gal for better or for worse.
I gotta tell ya- it was hard to pick a winner- but one sparked something in me that has been dormant for a long time.
““being a stay at home mom isn’t as stressful as working”. I think it’s MORE stressful and here’s why.. First
of all it’s not healthy to spend 24/7 with any other person and never get a minute to yourself, and I have two (one named HOLDEN!). Second, at work, all you have to do us do your job and your boss typically leaves you be. With children, you can nurture, love and entertain them till the cows come home but they can STILL whine and fuss as if you haven’t done your job today. Third, it’s one thing to deal with whining and screaming and then go to work, but to hear it all say for days on end, there is no way that’s healthy for the human psyche. Plus I haven’t dealt with adults in so long and I’m use to children being the only things without common sense, whenever I do encounter adults I’m very impatient with stupidity and I snap a lot more. Doing the same thing every day and bight, especially when that thing is listen to crying whiny boogers, it can mess a person up.”
Now before anyone gets all huffy- let’s take a step back. As a stay at home mom, I get where she’s coming from. I understand the frustrations- and I also know it is a HARD unrelenting job with no scheduled breaks. What I REALLY get is the frustration stay at home moms feel when working moms make light of what we do compared to what they do.
There is this e-card that always goes around and EVERY time I see it, it pisses me off:
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