About Joys and Trials

"Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me." ~Micah 7:8 (KJV)

Friday, November 4, 2011

Rant

So, I'm tired of hearing that being a stay-at-home mom doesn't qualify as a job. Have any of you ever looked up the meaning of "job"? You really should, it's one of those wear we think we know the meaning, but in actuality we know that part that suits our needs.
Stay-at-home mom's aren't given their proper credit. It's the mommy's who are able to buck up and clean up the vomit and poop, even when it makes us gag....(Though if you're a Dad who does it, kudos to you!) Cause I know that my husband just about vomits every time Ayla does. You know what? I want to too sometimes, but someone's got to clean up the mess. Stay-at-home moms don't take their kids to daycare for the day and let them deal with the fits, screaming, biting, and hitting. We get to deal with it all day, and sometimes it puts us in a bad mood too, and we don't wanna have to hear that we're useless people who can't get a real "job". We have to take care of 3 meals and several snacks, poopy diapers, teething, fevers, vomit, tempers and picky appetites. No, we're not paid to do this stuff, we do it because we feel it's our calling, and you have no right to attempt to run us into the ground because we don't have a "job" that follows your idea of "work". I work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and I don't get paid, most days I don't even get a thank you. Don't judge us, until you've spent a day in our shoes. I'd like to see you do it and keep your sanity and a cheerful mood.
So go and look up the word "job" and maybe you'll start to appreciate us a little more.
And that's my rant for the day. If I offend you, I am honestly not very sorry, cause I'm offended being told I don't have a "real job".
Hoping everyone has a great weekend!

4 comments:

  1. Way to go girl! It's about time someone stated the facts. I know my mom dealt with that with three kids under three for a while, and she had to deal with the exact same thing. Stay at home moms ROCK!

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  2. Thanks Kate. I've heard it several times since Tuesday, and I just had to say something. *^_^*

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  3. Who in the world devalues you in such a way? Are these people still in your life? Perhaps they shouldn't be.

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  4. A few of them are...and one I consider a good friend, which just made things worse. :/ So I had to rant and rave.....

    *cries*

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