Friday, June 25, 2010

Your Job Isn't Harder Than Mine

Posted by Mandy at 7:16 AM


If there is something I hear more moms say.. it's the title of this post. Moms from all walks of life. Moms that work full-time away from home, moms that work at home, and moms that work at home for no pay.

I have to admit, I don't get it. Why do we as moms NEED someone to acknowledge how hard we work? I don't mean our husbands.. because they had better spend hours each day talking about what Superwomen we are... but the rest of the world? Who cares?

Some of the hottest episodes on talk shows over the years have probably been the ones that pitted stay-at-home moms against working moms. CAT FIGHT!

"If you loved your kids you'd be at home! I'd NEVER leave my children!"
"If you loved your husband you'd take the pressure off of him by helping make a living!"
"My kids will grow up much better individuals because I spent every second of life with them!"
"My kids will have more respect for women because they see that women can do anything they want!"

Sound familiar? Does it really? If it does, you need a new group of lady friends.

Where's the love, ladies? Gee whiz! Can't we all join hands across America here and realize that at the end of the day we all want the same things? A safe home, happy and healthy children that know they are loved "THIS MUCH!", and a super hot husband that hands us a glass of wine as he draws us a bubble bath. Wait.. what was I saying? Oh, yeah. We're all pretty much the same.

When I've actually allowed myself to enter the drama of these TV shows, when the high heels start being taken off as weapons, I can't help but wonder if there are really women in the world that feel this strongly about what OTHER people do? I like staying home.. I like working.. so I work at home. I would say the majority of my friends work away from home at full-time jobs. I only have a hand-full of friends that stay at home full time. Guess what, we all get together for girls' night out and talk about the same topics.

1. I'm tired
2. Men
3. Kids
4. I need to lose weight
5. Sex
6. Work (whatever that might mean to each of us)
*not necessarly in that order

We've never had a throw down over a chocolate cake about who is more qualified to remain on planet earth based on our daily activities. Not even in our minds. My friends that work out of the home full time have NEVER put me down about "getting" to work at home. I've never implied that they are lucky for being away all day. None of us think that our stay at home mom friends are "lazy" or "not contributing." Where is the real drama in the world? Is it real or is it made up for ratings?

5 comments:

Lou on Friday, 25 June, 2010 said...

Nope. Mine is harder. I take care of almost 20 kids a day and the come home to my two. Just kidding. Being a Mom is a hard job whether you stay at home or work a full time job. Yeah, I see those comments on facebook all the time. They are crazy. We should work together for the common goal. We are each others support group yet we want ourselves to be better than the others. Great post.

Brooke on Friday, 25 June, 2010 said...

well said mandy!

Annette Fay on Saturday, 26 June, 2010 said...

Love it!!! You're right. I think we're too caught up in wanting to be "Super Mom," and let's face it--"Super Mom" doesn't exist. Let's end the competition and show each other the love!

Nina @ Momma Go Round on Monday, 28 June, 2010 said...

Amen sister! For the most part, my mom friends stay at home, but that's just counting my mom friends. I actually have more of the drama surrounding the fact that I'm now in my late 20's and the majority of my friends don't have kids, aren't married, and many don't have boyfriends. That has made it even harder to relate.

So us moms, we have to stick together. Sometimes, we're all we've got!

Living Creatively on Friday, 09 July, 2010 said...

Well put!
I agree 110%. Each family is unigue. Each lady needs to do what's best for her own family, and let other moms do what's best for theirs.
No one outranks anyone else. We truly do all want the same thing at the end of the day.
Bravo.

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