Tuesday, January 27, 2009

No, I'm not lying or trying to one-up you.

I came across this awesome article on another blog and had to share. Summary: someone wrote in wondering what in the world stay at home moms must do all day and was answered with some great wit. I don't know who Carolyn Hax (the "Tell me about it" columnist) but I already feel disposed to like her.

I have more feelings on it, but I'm curious what others think first. What do you think of it?


Jordan (MamaBlogga) said...

Oh, I was lying and trying to one-up my childless friends.

I like Carolyn Hax, too (I admit begrudgingly). I like this one: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/17/AR2006101701194.html and some others that I don't have links for. Used to read her in the Trib (she may still be there MWF, but we don't get the Trib anymore).

Richelle said...

That is funny. The person that asked that question must not ever even be around kids. If I had a friend seriously ask that question, I think I would make them babysit for a day. :)

Zyzmog said...

I wrote a tribute to stay-at-home moms a few years ago:


Stay-at-home moms are the luckiest people in the world. Being a full-time homemaker is a luxury that few families can afford today. I take my hat off to all of you.

Bret said...

Tip on how to explain stay-at-home-mom day to enquiring minds:

Ask them if they've ever trained a new employee at work. Ask them how much work they got done themselves that day. Then ask them to imagine that the employee doesn't speak English, has no formal education, has never seen a computer (or whatever technology you work with), and wants you to hold him/her the entire time you're training or he'll scream and cry. Now imagine doing that every day. Now imagine that you have three new employees.

You get the point...