We get a bad press, don’t we? Getting labelled as lucky or lazy.
“Oh lucky you for having the money to be able to stay home!”
“Get a job! Sitting on your bum all day, drinking coffee, eating biscuits and watching Jeremy Kyle…”
Well, no. Lucky yes, but certainly not rolling in money. Hubby works long hours, and we still have very little money. After the bills and essentials have been paid we aren’t exactly swimming in a pool of cash! I’ve not had a holiday in over 3 years. We don’t have enough money to run a car. I decorate the house using bits I find in pound shops, or sale items! Jack’s clothes were given to us for free. We didn’t even have a honeymoon.
Lazy? Are you kidding?! Feeding a baby, clearing up after a toddler, cleaning the house, trips to the park (the park is not fun),shopping, laundry, gardening, home education,looking into an online education course…
SAHMs shouldn’t be told what they do is nothing. They’re looking after the family just as much as any other person, working or not. I’d love to put the hoover down and eat biscuits, whilst staring at Chris Hemsworth parading around on my TV! I’d love to click on the “buy” button without having to check my bank account first, weighing up how much money I’ll need for all the bills this coming month. And I’d certainly welcome a holiday!
SAHMs you’re brilliant! You’re raising your little people and sacrificing the things you’d love to have/do. Go you!
P.s ~ I’d like to point out that I do not watch Jeremy Kyle. I do occasionally stare at Chris Hemsworth though.
x N x