Some times I wonder if people other than other stay at home moms understand what my job really is like. I get asked about recent events on the Oprah Show like I will absolutely know the answer. Of course. I’m a stay at home mom so I must watch Oprah. Well I don’t watch it so I have no idea what happened in Orpah yesterday, last week or two months ago. I frequently hear comments about reading and blogging all day. Along with comments about all the free time I must have.
I have a job people! Being a mom is work. It is amazing work, but it’s work nonetheless.
Every time a smirk is thrown my way or a comment is oh so innocently dropped in my direction I feel this overwhelming need to justify my job with a list of what I do. But will a list of what I do everyday for my family and home convince someone who already thinks my life is full of relaxation and Bon Bons that staying home with my daughter and running my home is a job? Probably not.
I am in no way implying that my job is more or less work than anyone else’s. I just have to say my job is a job no matter what people think.
I’m so tired of feeling like I need to justify my life.
I shouldn’t have to. And from now on I refuse to.