Is it fair that..
July 30, 2008 9:38am CST
My fiance thinks that just because I am an at home mom, I don't work because I am not paid. I think that it is harder to be an at home parent due to all the different types of jobs that we do. Our only payment for this is the occassional "Thank You" which are very few and the happiness that we give our kids. Being an at home parent tends to be very stressful and very difficult at times. I would love to go out and work but, who would deal with the house work and everything else? I know he wouldn't do it as he has no idea where to start. Us at home parents tend to do cooking, cleaning, budgeting and a variety of other things. Where do they get off telling us we don't work or it's just because we don't make money for what we do? I just had to vent a bit guys. Thanks :)
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30 Jul 08
Its alright to vent here, but if I may give you a tip talk with your fiance about this. I know its a little thing but if you keep this from him then it may soon be a big thing. Those who stay at home may not seem as busy by those who are part of the work force but I honestly can say that those who stay at home have it just as difficult if not more. Unlike those who work outside the home, those who stay at home can't leave their work at the work place because those who stay at home has the home as their work place. Those who stay at home may be more over worked and under compensated than those who work outside the home. I can feel your pain, but if it was me I'd just say that if I did not stay at home who will do all the work that I do, they can't possibly exist or function properly without me. After that I'd feel so proud that I stay at home again.