Meh I can't stand FB whingers. I don't care if they are whinging about their kids, work or the weather. It's annoying.
Yes you sahm's are probably up at 5am and to bed late like us. Difference is you get to spend your day with your kids and I get to spend my days writing posts on BH and wishing I was with my kids. And its NOT an option for me now- I am so pleased being a SAHM is an option for you however. My ex husband was an *****hole and piffled our money away and was under the impression it was HIS money not ours and that if I wanted a baby I would have to pay for it. So I worked until a few days before DS was born and went back at about 5 months old. Needless to say when DS was 1 I left his sorry ar*se. DP is a very decent wage earner but owns his own business so gets no leave etc and we own two properties YES our choice. We CAN afford to live on one income but I like to be able to contribute as well. I can't WAIT to be a SAHM for 12 months come October!
I find the word "break" when being used to describe work ironic. I don't see it as a break at all. I have my breaks when DP cares for DS and I can go out and do somethng I enjoy. I think telling mums their break is work is as offensive as saying a SAHMs break is while her husband (or mums at work) are working.
Motherhood is tough.
I think all that was being said is that you get a break from your children. Not that work in itself is a break and not hard yakka
Yes but as you can see from posts, most working mums would do anything to BE with their kids. They don't want a "break" from them. I am on holidays and for me, with only one child, it is a MASSIVE break. I could never dream of telling my friends their role of being a SAHM is a break.
I don't want a break from my son to be at work It is not a break It used to tear me up inside when he was younger. Crying in the car on the way to work - lucky me!
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