Yesterday a friend of mine called and asked if we could meet for lunch Tuesday, when I told her I had to check my planner she laughed. I told her I teach on Tuesdays and Thursdays so we needed to pick another day and she laughed again saying “just cancel.” Why would I cancel? Why would she even suggest that? Because she works outside the home at a REAL JOB and I don’t. I know that I only teach for 8-10 hours a week, but it is still work. Being your own boss is not always easy or fun, if I take a day off I don’t get paid because I have no sick leave or vacation time.
I have found since I have become a SAHM and more recently a part time WAHM some of my friends think I have no life and I sit around watching soaps all day eating bon bons. That is not the case. Spending my entire day chasing a toddler is hard work. So give Stay at Home Moms some credit they have the hardest job around.