No offense to the veggies either. I had the most disturbing conversation with my friend. She was telling me that our third friend had just gone back to work after her three months maternity leave ended and was finding work really hard and quite stressful to be back. Personally I think she’s a hero and imagine how heartbreaking it must be to leave your three month old to go back to work. The disturbing part was what my friend said her exact words were “Think about it, you’re a mother, a house wife, and your husband is 70% not home you might turn crazy in a while,in this case you don’t have anything to improve/develop thinking and knowledge in life.”
I am a little crazy, I am a mother, I am a housewife (well not the best but I am OK) but I get to improve and develop my knowledge each and every day. I resent the implication that if a woman does not go out and work that makes her less of a woman. At the same time I also hate the implication that a mother who chooses to go back to work makes her less of a mother. The stay at home mom vs the working mom is an age old argument and each side thinks that their position is better than the other.
Everyone lives a different life, everyone is entitled to their choices and those choices should be respected. I probably took the discussion to personally, but what in life isn’t personal. Before you blurt out something judgmental think for a moment, if you were in that persons shoes what would you do, why do you think that person made that choice? Sometimes we don’t always have the luxury of doing what makes us happiest or the best or optimum solution but that does not make us bad people.
Walk a mile in my shoes and your feet will hurt.