I John 3:18

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

OPPOSITES

**I ALWAYS GRIN AND GIGGLE A LITTLE BIT WHEN I'M ASKED, "SO DO YOU WORK, OR DO YOU JUST STAY AT HOME?".....HAHAHA. YEAH, I "JUST" STAY AT HOME. AND SIT THERE. LIKE A LUMP ON A LOG. I DON'T FEED MY SON. I DON'T ENTERTAIN HIM. I DON'T PLAY WITH HIM. I DON'T SING AND DANCE WITH HIM. I DON'T TEACH HIM, (THOUGH HE'S BEEN READING SINCE HE WAS TWO AND A HALF,) I DON'T BATHE HIM, I DON'T DO DISHES, I DON'T DO LAUNDRY, I DON'T TEACH WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY, I DON'T COORDINATE VBS EVERY SUMMER, I DON'T DUST, I DON'T MOP, I DON'T SWEEP, I DON'T SACRIFICE ANOTHER PAYCHECK SO WE CAN HOMESCHOOL AND NOT HAVE BRAND NEW THINGS ALL THE TIME....THINGS LIKE NEW CLOTHES EVERY SEASON, OR SATELLITE T.V. I DON'T NURTURE MY SON. I DON'T TAKE CARE OF EVERYTHING THAT HAS TO DO WITH HOME AND FAMILY SINCE MY HUSBAND WORKS FULL TIME, 24 HOURS A DAY, AND IS ALSO GETTING HIS MASTER'S DEGREE. I GET LUNCH BREAKS, TWO FIFTEEN MINUTE BREAKS PER DAY, AND A DRIVE TO AND FROM WORK. I GET TO GET MYSELF READY EVERYDAY. I GET TO HAVE CONVERSATIONS WITH ADULT HUMAN BEINGS ON A DAILY BASIS. I GET TO GET OUT OF THE HOUSE EVERYDAY. NO, I DON'T WORK. NOT ONE LITTLE BIT.



BUT I'M NOT BITTER. (REALLY, I'M NOT. JUST WANTED TO SHARE THIS ON MY BLOG, BECAUSE I KNOW FULL WELL THERE ARE PROBABLY OTHER MOTHERS WHO GET ASKED THIS SAME QUESTION.)



THE LAST I CHECKED, A STAY AT HOME MOMMA WAS WORTH ABOUT $200,000 PER YEAR. AND THAT'S JUST FOR THE BASICS.



*NOT THAT A MOMMA WHO WORKS OUT OF THE HOME IS CHOOSING BADLY, MY MOMMA DID ALL MY LIFE. SHE'S THE PERSON I LOOK UP TO THE MOST. BUT WHEN A MOTHER CHOOSES TO WORK AT HOME, IT IS ALSO A FULL-TIME JOB!!! AND THE BENEFITS ARE PRICELESS!!!

5 comments:

Andrea said...

Amen. You can't believe how many times I have heard that. Or how many times I have heard the comment "You are so lucky." Truthfully, I am, but not in the way they think.
I am doing just fine. Just really tired of late and really busy. You sound good, that makes me very happy. I miss and love you too!! :)I will try to email when I can make my brain function on more than one thing at a time. Till Later!

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

we are INVALUABLE aren't we!!

A mom asked me at my son's vday party, so what do you do? I was like, what do you mean? I'm such a dork I didn't get that she was asking me what my career was!!

Rebecca said...

I love your song. Somewhere over the Rainbow. That makes me happy!

I needed to hear this today. I do things, right? I was accused of 'not really doing anything' today and it kind of made me po'd. I've not had a good day since.

Fruitfulvine2 said...

So right! I'm not sure where the misconception comes from about stay at home moms.

You know I realized today that you were not on my blog roll and I couldn't believe it! Well I fixed that just now.

We are heading out to camp with the youth this weekend. I'll have lots of pics to share when we get back next week.

Have a great weekend!

liz said...

LOL-Amen sister!