I Wish the Peanut Gallery Would Just Shut Up
It's frustrating sometimes, my family is always hounding me about when I'm going to get a job. People make jokes that I'm hanging around doing nothing. I get lectures all the time about how we cant really "afford" for me not to be working.
Now what is up with that?? I understand that in this crazy world not every family can squeeze their pennies enough to keep one or the other parent at home, but you know what? my husband is a cheapskate. With the Jobs i can get here in the boonies, its actually cheaper for me to NOT work- because I'd either have to commute a ridiculous distance or I'd have work at some lame job that wouldn't even pay enough to pay for day care.
So- i stay at home, and I'm mostly pleased with it. I get frustrated sometimes, after all i LIKED having a job.
But i feel kind of traditional about things, i am going to say home until i have my mental and physical health in order, and until after I've had my babies and started them in school (at least)
It's a sacrifice I'm willing to make, and i just wish people wouldn't berate me for it. I mean really, my 6 year old has PTSD for god's sake, he needs some kind of stability in his life. He needs to know that there is always going to be somebody around when he needs it, that the world really can be a safe place.
Anyways, i just wish that stay at home mom's got just a tad bit more respect. It isn't easy.
Update 2009: I'm now in the process of a divorce, living with my parents and working full time in my field- i don't wanna delete my stories. but its good to know when they aren't entirely accurate anymore.