Thursday, September 15, 2011

A little Thursday Rant

You know what I'm sick of?

Feeling put down because I am just a mom.

Not like this is anything new,  but today I had the third comment in two days coming from other women, other moms.    Not that it doesn't bother me when the belittling comments  come from men but it just feels bigger, harsher, more judgmental and frankly, infuriating  when it comes from other women.  Women who work outside the home i.e. have real jobs.

I have never judged another woman for working outside the home, wether she needs to or loves to.  

I am so sick of the working moms who think they are superior or more important, or smarter or whatever, just because they work outside the home.  

I happened to bust my ass at work all day every day at a job I love, but which does not include sick days, lunch breaks,  potty breaks,  bonuses for remembering who has library on what days, (wouldn't that be cool?) or even appreciation, or respect or acknowledgement.    This is my job.  And I love it.  Wouldn't change it for all the money in the world.

Now if you'll excuse me, the littles are sleeping so Will and I are heading off to the shower for the first time in three (or is it four?) days.


Ms. Fricknfrack said...

You work at the toughest job in the world. I bow down to you.

los cazadores said...

What Ms. Fricknfrack said.

For what it's worth, I wanted to get a job outside the home because I was struggling to champion the one that is inside the home full-time. Yep, it's truth in all it's ugly trueness.

You are a badass. Being a full-time, inside-the-home, dedicated Mother is the hardest job in the entire world. It humbled me to the ground.

You are amazing.

Missy said...

I agree with the previous comments! After doing your job for a couple of days, I am EXHAUSTED!