This thoroughly pissed me off...selfish? It's selfish to want to stay home and spend quality mumma time with your children one freakin' weekday? Selfish because you should be working 50+ hours a week rather than providing your children with SAHM stability and consistency?
As a working mother that's one of the many things you feel though...am I pulling my own weight financially? Is my boss not going to give me that bonus/promotion because Skippy has chicken pox (again)? Is my kid going to be a 15 year old Emo cutter writing poetry about how mommy was never there??? Am I going to make it through another year not being addicted to speed because I don't have energy for it all?
I never asked for this...I don't want to be an equal partner. I want to stay home with my kids and clean the house and make sure the dinner is on the table and still warm to prevent a good backhand from the husband. I want to have play groups and walking groups and book clubs and recipe swaps with other mommies while all of our kids play out in the backyard. I want June Cleaver...with highballs.
I am not in a position to have that luxury so I will continue to say, "You know, I'm just not the type of person that would be truly happy at home all day and that is why I work". Bullshit! I work because I have to...I work because someone had a great idea that I should go to college and make as much as a man and have all the same responsibilities as a man.
That really bit us in the ass though didn't it? Yeah, we have all the same opportunities as a man but in addition need to raise law abiding citizens who don't eat fast food every night who say please and thank you and don't upper cut other children on the playground and have clean clothes and good smelling hair and trimmed nails all while ironing our work suit...oh, and make sure not to spank them because then they'll be druggie alcoholics. AWESOME!
Good lookin' out gals from the 60's!!!