"Oh, I do everything you do, I just do it and work a full time job too."
The next time I hear this, honestly, I'm going to bitch slap the speaker.
Life is about choices. I choose to drive a cheaper car, cut coupons so we can save for vacations, and make our home a happy one. Other moms may choose to work outside the home. I've done that too. Both are equally guilt ridden jobs. Seriously, though, gals, it's time to just let it go.
This fight. Well, it's over as far as I'm concerned. Every time a woman opens her mouth to bash another one, well we all lose.
I'm happy and content with my life and if you're not, then that's your problem, not mine. So, go fix it.
I heard the above quote in the grocery check out line. I must have been wearing my stay at home mom uniform for the speaker quickly summed me up and attempted to cut me off at the knees. I just laughed and said, my life is simpler and happier since I sold my business. I'm really happy just making our house a home. She didn't need to know that I'm not well enough to work. She didn't need to hear all the reasons that I don't. She didn't have to hear that just a few short years ago I worked twelve hour days and seven day weeks.
I did have some parting words for her. "Boy, I did the math when my son was young. I figured out that my salary would have gone for disposable diapers (as I noted in her cart), daycare, and convenience food (frozen lasagna peeking from a bag). Didn't seem worth it to me to be so tired and stressed out over so little."
OK, maybe I did contribute to the fight a little. I guess maybe I did verbally bitch slap her. Forgive me Lord, but my mouth got the better of me and maybe, just maybe, I saved her.
She glared at me and I simply smiled and flashed her the peace sign. Turned my cart around and walked my mom jeans right out the door.
Have a nice day.
Taking a little time to play with words, to play with food, and just to play!