I was watching Anderson Cooper today and it was about Stay At Home Moms vs. Working Moms. I missed the first 15 minutes which I guess was the part where two of the working moms were saying that being a SAHM is LAZY! I caught the end of that part and let’s just say I was in “Oh hell no” mode. Those two bi-atches were lucky I wasn’t sitting in the audience cuz I would have shanked their ass if I caught up to them – the nerve of them! The SAHM’s are on the Left and the working bitches on the right.
Being a SAHM is a blessing for me. It’s a tough-as-shit job. I’m thankful and grateful that my husband works hard so that I am able to stay home with our daughter. I’ve blogged about this before. You can read about my little rant here. Staying home with your child is not for everyone. I can totally see why many moms decide to go back to work – you get to take breaks during the day, you can run errands without a little one pulling a nutty the minute you arrive at the store, you get to EAT LUNCH in peace, your not dealing with a screaming, whiny child all day, yea I get it. I’m sure there are some days where you are doing jack shit all day at work and then come home and spend 2-3 hours with your kid(s) while making dinner, bathing, doing homework and then it’s bedtime and that may be enough for you. We have friends that have 3 year old twins and the father just told my husband that “this age sucks”. I was not surprised by that because he is the same jack ass that used to tell hubby that he couldn’t wait for Mondays to come around so he could go back to work when his kids were younger. See, now that shit really pissed me off because they went through IVF to have these kids. They are in their early 30’s and for them the kids are just part of the package –kids make it complete.They have their big house and just bought an even bigger one just because, their nice salaries and just basically doing what they can to keep up with the Joneses. I hate when I hear people say shit like that because for some of us it took years to have our children, for us they are a blessing, for us it doesn’t matter that they are screaming bloody murder and being whiny and all that shit. For us, we welcome it – well sometimes anyway.
So while you may call us Lazy because we choose to stay home with our kids we can certainly turn that around and call you Selfish! Selfish for putting your careers first before your children, selfish for wanting to climb that ladder to matter the price. You are the same women who take your kids to the playground and are too busy tweeting, texting, emailing, etc to even look up and see the happy smiles on their faces as they are sliding down the slide, or missed them doing some thing funny and what do you say when they ask “mommy did you see that”? So many precious moments missed. Every time Buggy does something silly she looks at us with a huge smile or a laugh as if asking what did you think or with a wasn’t that funny look. Yes Buggy-Boo it was hilarious because you’re a silly little nut and we just fall on the floor and laugh some more. I love those silly moments even if we have to do it about 10 times.
I want to be able to give my daughter everything I can so I will be going back to work soon. I would love to be able to work from home if possible but I know that these are precious moments, important milestones that I was able to experience with my daughter. I don’t know if I will have that chance again.
I am proud to to a Stay At Home Mom!
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