Sunday, March 13, 2011

10 Things Never to Say to a Stay-at-Home Mom

1. When the kids are older, do you think you'll get a real job?

2. How June Cleaver of you!

3. Oh, so you don't work?

4. Since you have extra time on your hands, could you whip up a few dozen brownies for the bake sale tomorrow?

5. All day with your kids? I can't even imagine.

6. I'm jealous. I wish my husband were rich so I wouldn't have to work either.

7. What do you do all day, anyway?

8. I'm sure you're not the only one who's ever wasted money on a college degree.

9. That explains why your son is so clingy!

10. Weird. I assumed your house would be superclean.

Courtesy Redbook 10 Things Never to Say to a Stay-at-Home Mom

I don't think I could add anything to this list it is perfect.


dayswithdesi said...

Hi! This list is FANTASTIC!:)

Tracy said...

I could post a similar list about the questions my oldest son gets, which are very frustrating. His job IS running the farm; raising livestock; growing a market garden; tending the orchard, etc. Yet people always say "so when are you going to get a job?" *sigh*. The wealthy cattle ranchers who live next to us, who deal exclusively in raising, breeding and selling cattle, are somehow considered valid ranchers, but because Steven's operating is still small and building up, no one recognizes it as being exactly the same occupation as the cattle ranchers next door. Some days I feel like if I hear one more person say "so your son lives at home and doesn't work" - I'm gonna slug someone! I could not do even half of what he gets done in a day - hard, physical work; and without him the place would go to shreds. He shrugs it of -- I think it bugs me more than it does him that people just don't understand.