Recently, I have had a couple comments from different people that have frustrated me somewhat. In this day and age you would really think that people would be slightly more open minded about what other people choose to do.
The worst part is one of the comments was from another mum. Who I don’t even know. In a supermarket where I was minding my own business with Isla. I was clearly dressed in office wear and in the queue she struck up a conversation. she then had the audacity to say ‘Oh I could never go to work every day. I just love (child’s name) too much‘. Oh really. And I don’t do I! What an odd thing to say…
I am trying my best here. I am a natural workaholic. I never stop. It’s just the way I am. It doesn’t make me a bad person and it certainly does not make me a bad mama. If I’m not with Little I, or working, or blogging, then I’m at the gym or planning dates with friends etc. Life’s too short and I like a full calendar!
I don’t blog whilst Little I is awake. I relish the time I have with her after work and at the weekends. She is my world and always will be. I am working for my own reasons that I’ve talked about before here and I hope to be a positive role model for her in the future.
I have friends who are stay at home mums who have also experienced other people’s unwanted negative opinions so it seems you can’t win whatever you do.
I don’t pass judgment on anyone else’s situation (at least not out loud anyway!) so I don’t know why other people feel the need to do so. Let’s all support each other and stop knocking each other down. We’re all in this parenting game together.
Phew. Rant over. Apologies, it was just something I needed to get out.
Have you ever had any negative experiences regarding you being a working parent or a stay at home parent?