Friday, March 20, 2009
What's wrong with that?
I would like to initiate a topic of discussion among you, my fabulous followers. I had an experience today that I believe warrants a whole posting. I was having a discussion with another woman - 35 years of age - and we came upon a topic that is somewhat controversial. We were discussing career/life goals and I expressed my supreme desire to one day be a stay-at-home Mom. Let's just say that this woman's response was less than friendly. As soon as I said it, I got what I perceived as a cold physical response as if to say, "That's all?" Now, I am not saying that I would never go back to work or that I would never work part-time, but I believe that children need a parent at home with them, especially when they're young. If I am lucky enough to marry a man who makes a good enough living so that I did not have to work, I would most definitely stay home with my young children. Personally, I don't really understand the point of having children only to see them an hour a day. My Mom was a stay-at-home Mom and I know for a fact that my brother and I would not be as wonderful as we are had it not been for her. ;) Now, I understand that not every person is fortunate enough to have the option to stay home, nor does every woman want to stay home. To the women that want to continue to work I say - more power to you! I just don't appreciate the judgment I've received on several occasions from those who think women choose to stay home because they're lazy and just don't want to work. No! I want to experience every second of my unborn blond baby's life! So, that's all I have for you. Excuse me while I climb down off my soap box. I decided to write about this not only because of my frustration, but because I would love to hear from you - other women! What are your thoughts?