Who would have guessed? But there’s a little bit of a rivalry going on between moms who stay at home and moms who work outside of the home. Kind of like in high school with the totally popular cheerleader versus the beautiful bookworm (maybe not so much). But you get my drift.
Apparently, there are some mothers out there who have unwarranted, preconceived notions that it’s a day at the park on the other side of the fence. I read an article last week, which polled stay-at-home moms and work-from-office moms about their opinions about the respective “other”.
Unequivocally, stay-at-home moms had nothing but dirt to throw at women who have chosen to work outside of the home. It was nasty. I read quotes like, “Any woman who would CHOOSE to pawn her child off on someone else just to earn a dollar isn’t even worth that dollar…” Strong words sister! Then another quote, “Women who work and send their young kids to daycare, don’t work as hard as moms who stay at home…” Those lazy SOB’s!
Now the work-from-office moms weren’t much nicer. “If I were rich, I could sit at home all day with my feet up while my kids play in the backyard, but I’ve got bills to pay.” In case you missed it, she’s saying stay-at-home moms don’t do sh!#. And yet another well thought out point of view, “I’d like to be able to stay at home with my kids, but I like keeping my brain alert, not mushy and floating in Sesame Street soup. Besides, I want well-adjusted, socialized kids, and exposing them to other kids (in daycare) does that.” Ouch! That’s the one-two punch. First, she insulted the mom, then her kids. Brutal.
No matter where you are on this issue, it seems that people, especially mothers, have strong opinions about this topic. All I wanna know is, who died and made them the friggin Mom Police?