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.