Erica Ehm's Yummy Mummy Club shared it on their Facebook page. This was beyond exciting for me. I really like their page and their posts, so it was super cool for me to be one of the posts on their page. Because of their sharing, more people read my post than attended my high school. And I didn't go to a small high school. But as I learned, if a lot of people read your blog post, the chances are greater that some aren't going to like it. And some people sure didn't like it. So I decided to write a rebuttal. That's such a funny word, rebuttal. Don't you think? Anyway...
Here are a couple of the comments I will be rebutting. Ok, that word is even funnier.
Again, I have to apologize. If I had known you were so tired of reading articles about stay at home moms, I wouldn't have tricked you into reading my blog post by giving it such a cryptic title. And guess what, I don't work full time but I have enough empathy and understanding to know that of course you work all day and do mommy things all night. I re-read my blog post a second time and can't find where in the article I suggested that you don't. If you're finding article upon article from SAHMs trying to prove how busy they are, maybe it's because we face a lot of judgement towards our decision to stay home. Maybe you don't find articles from working moms reeling about how busy they are because nobody is questioning how busy they are. Everybody knows.
If any of the commenters had read my very first blog post, then they would know where I stand on the working mom vs stay at home mom debate. But since they obviously didn't read it, let me explain. I think it's ridiculous. We're all moms, we all face the same struggles, same challenges, same fears, same worries, same victories. Some work in the home, some work out of the home, some have nannies, some are single moms. Our situations are all different, but none are better or worse. At the heart of it, we're all just moms.
I have also never ever made claims that being a stay at home mom is the hardest job in the world. I can think of lots of jobs that are harder. Brain surgeon, for example. The person who cleans out port-a-potties. Kindergarten teachers. All harder jobs. And you know what? It was never a goal of mine to have a the hardest job in the world. When I was a kid, I wanted to be a lawyer. Some kids want to be a police man. Some want to be an astronaut. Find me a kid who wants to grow up to have the hardest job in the world. As I got older, my aspirations changed from wanting to be a lawyer to wanting a job that I loved and having the respect of my peers. I now have a job that I love. I'm just working on the respect of my peers part.
I think the working mom vs stay at home mom debate is as silly as The Bachelor. 25 women fighting over one guy, and for what? If they'd stop fighting long enough, they'd realize they are on the same side and they could band together, kick the bachelor out, and have the mansion all to themselves. Then they could order pizza and watch chick flicks in their pajamas. With no make up on. And their hair tied up in a scrunchie. Sounds pretty good to me.