Get on any social media and there is an abundance of people touting their ideas and thoughts and opinions.
Which is great, no…I swear.
Where there are ideas, thoughts, and opinions there comes arguments and disagreements.
Which is also great. Honestly that’s how your mind gets opened to other things.
However the most critical (and dare I say it hypocritical) of groups to post their stuff onto the World Wide Web is PARENTS.
Yes I understand that I am a mother…and posting stuff…
But that’s different! I refuse to rip people down.
There are breastfeeding vs bottle feeding, baby food vs baby led weaning, cloth diapers vs disposable…and at the pinnacle?
Works vs stay at home.
The awful things I’ve read about one written by the other…it’s ridiculous…
They demand respect while discounting the others position simultaneously.
Just because I stay at home doesn’t mean I sit and lounge around and watch tv. I know most working mothers claim to do everything I do with less time. However – how messy does your house get during the day? Are you constantly having to clean up from the time you wake up to the time you go to sleep? No. And it’s offensive you think you do because you’re discounting the amount of effort I put into my day.
That being said your day is no piece of cake either! I understand that. I was a working mom too. You DO have to fit stuff into weekends and after work that I manage to fit in in my days. You miss milestones. You have to worry about kids getting sick and you missing work. I hated it, which is why I am lucky enough to have been able to switch back to stay at home. To be honest working mom didn’t work for us. Too many extras and too little time!
Whatever title you hold, working, SAH, WAH (especially WAH – phew! Working while simultaneously cleaning and rearing children?! No thanks!) your life is your life. You are doing what works for you and what’s best for you and your family.
Now, instead of arguing over who has the harder life why don’t we sit down, break the chocolate out, pour each other a glass of wine, and pat ourselves on the back. The kids are happy, healthy, and we are doing the best we can.