You know what? Sometimes people really kill me. Some of them may not mean any harm or they might just be clueless to this Mommy life. Either way I have been surprised by the number of people that think they need to give me an alternative to staying at home.
When people say, "I know someone who's hiring if you ever want to get out of the house…" in a pitiful tone, like they feel bad for me, it makes me want to curse. In my outside voice. Now if I was looking for a job, then yes, by all means, share your leads with me. But you have never heard me mention or complain about my lack of things to do or need to get back in a traditional job.
If you want to invite me somewhere, invite me out for a couple drinks and some cute social food that requires a drive-thru on the way home. Invite me to that. But please keep that "I feel sorry for you" tone to yourself. Cause guess what? I'm not sad or bored. I actually like staying home with my kids. Yes, it's hard work and the hours are long. Nope, I don't get that much free time or adult interaction but I like what I do. I have no regrets or bad feelings about choosing this as my job.
Do. Not. Feel. Bad. For. Me. I am very happy living this Mommy life. Yes I get frustrated and sometimes I want to quit but that's par for the course with any job. Every job ain't (yes ain't) for everybody but I am glad that this job seems to agree with me. Sometimes I mess up and sometimes I get it right. Do not misinterpret my tired glaze as a longing for something more. The only thing I want more of these days is sleep, not more responsibility.
Now that we've gotten that out of the way, make it a great one folks!