I do not wish to be a stay at home mom and with the joys of moving to Hawaii, I realized that it really doesn't matter what I wish for these days.
In the past, I have mentioned my views on stay at home moms and how those views have changed once I became one. Being a stay at home mom is hard. For those freaks of nature who strive at it and truly enjoy it.....I applaud you.
Let's be serious, two year olds don't make the greatest morning coffee talk companions. Then you try to add cleaning or working with them in the house.....BAM! Suddenly you are running into a room you just cleaned and find your toddler crying on the floor, pen markings all over the wall and a overall destroyed room that was clean only 10 minutes ago.
"What do you do all day?"
"How can you stand being home all day and not go to work?"
"Are you looking for a job in the mean time?"
And the one that could cause blood to be shed...."I work. What do you do?"
I find it very disrespectful. Without giving you the "being a mom is a full time job" line.....oh wait, I just did. Well, look at it this way: how many men are running to pursue jobs as daycare providers? Now add on top of that job: cook, laundry service, maid service, personal shopper, and for some personal assistant. Sound like a job worth having? If you answered yes, then please put down the alcohol and try again.
It is not the problem of being a stay at home mom and it be acknowledged, it is the lack of acknowledgement of how much it takes to be a stay at home mom. For me personally, I am stuck in a house ALL day with a 2 year old and because the army only ships one car.......no vehicle to leave the house and little to no friends to socialize with to maintain some form of adult interaction outside of my husband.
With that said, let me know your thoughts? Do stay at home moms have a right to be offended when ask what they do all day?