"How can you stay at home with kids all day, I could NEVER do that!"
The other problem I have is that I would never think to ask someone, "Gosh, how do you sit at a desk all day and crunch numbers?" or "Gosh, how do you work all day with co-workers who are pains in the ass, a boss that doesn't appreciate you, deadlines that are ridiculous to meet, clients that are bratty, long hours with no recognition and little pay?" Might be a bit rude, right? Well, just because I don't have a "job" doesn't mean I'm not working. It doesn't mean you can look down on my choice of employment. We all hopefully choose careers that fulfill us in some way. Mine works for me. Yours works for you. I mean really, when was the last time you overheard someone asking someone else how in the world they can do what they do? SAHMs are sometimes looked at as strange beings in our society. Wasn't the feminist movement all about women choosing their own path in life?
Is it weird for me to not get a paycheck? Yes. Is it hard to not get praise for the job I am doing? Yes. Is it hard to not get out of the house as easily as I want? Yes.
Do I care? Nope!
And if you think I'm a weirdo for being able to stay at home, well I think you are weirdo for having kids and not wanting to be around them. Nannie nannie boo boo, stick your head in...well you know!
And to the women who work because you need to financially (or for whatever reason) but really want to stay home, I am truly sorry. I had to do that for a year and it SUCKED. Hopefully soon you'll join me in banging your head against the wall!
I feel lucky to be doing what I am doing, that's all I have to say about that!
"And where was I before the day, that I first saw your lovely face? Now I see it everyday, and I know, that I am the luckiest." ~ Ben Folds