Friday Funnies: How Rude v. 1.0


Yes, someone really said this to me. No, I did not slap her or even set her straight. Even though I’m not a doctor and didn’t have quite as many years of training as my sister, we essentially reached the same level of education. She and I both did professional graduate programs. I could be working in journalism right now (in theory considering how poorly newspapers and magazines are doing right now).

I don’t understand where people get the idea that I don’t have an education because I stay home. Someday, that education will be put to use again, but for now I prefer my easy-going and hilarious co-workers who don’t have a vendetta against me for… something I never figured out. Someday I should write about my former work enemies (one at each job as a rule and not through any fault of my own as far as I could tell). Work enemies might not be toy or parenting related, but they sure were hilarious… in retrospect.

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8 Responses to Friday Funnies: How Rude v. 1.0

  1. Susan

    When I hear that someone is staying home, I think what an amazing sacrifice they are making. Not only do they (temporarily) give up their professional career for an unpaid one, they are doing the hardest job in the world: being a full time parent.

    And…no pay! That’s the kicker. Why would anyone think that isn’t an amazing sacrifice? I think you rock!

    • Thanks, Susan. I think you rock too. You totally blow me out of the water with the cooking (and probably cleaning) part of the traditional SAHM job description (I follow a different description in which my husband knows not to expect much cooking or cleaning because it makes me CRANKY and happy me makes for happier children and happier me.).

    • In short, I wish I cooked and cleaned more but I’m super lazy. :)

  2. Jennifer

    You kicked her in the skin, right?

  3. Maurina

    So RUDE. It is too bad that folks can’t realize that everyone’s situation is more complicated than you think. I say “Good for you!” Children are better off for having a parent around full-time. Thus all of us will benefit from you (and other parents – Dad’s stay home too) that stay home with their kids.

    The opposite bothers me too. Just because I work full time doesn’t mean I DON’T want to stay home with my daughter. I’d love to. But my husband is unemployed and has been for 2 years. He’s been looking (believe me, he’s looking) and keeps getting interviews but no job offers.

    • If I had had a job to go back to when I was pregnant with Lily, I would probably be working right now. We moved while I was pregnant and one thing led to another and we were making it with me at home so… that’s how it stayed. I really respect working moms and will probably be one someday.

  4. Katie S

    I got laid off from work right before I knew I was pregnant. Oh well. I would not have made enough money to go back to work full time to cover day care on a infant. And it made so many other things easier. Nursing the baby, scheduling doctor visits, doing all the stuff I do while my husband is at work, grocery shopping, laundry, etc. easier. I have no set clock to get up by unless we want to do something. :-) I would rather raise my child myself than to have someone else do it for me. But that is what works for us, others have different ideas.

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