Thursday, February 24, 2011

Things not to say to a SAHM

So, I was reading this trashy magazine today (nothing else interesting around!) and read something that I thought was funny and true. The list was titled "top ten things not to say to a stay at home mom." Now, I'm not a complete stay at home mom, granted. But I feel like it. I work on Wednesdays and Thursdays - yep, working now. One of my patients canceled, so I have a little free time. :-) But, I get to stay at home with my sweet boys the other 5 days of the week. So I consider myself a "stay at home most of the time mom." I thought the list was so funny, I'd come up with my own. Here's my top things not to say to a stay at home mom. Feel free to leave your own in the comments! :-)
1. "Didn't you wear those same pants yesterday?"
2. "Wow - you look nice. I usually only see you in sweats and with no makeup."
3. "You did brush your teeth today, right?"
4. "Oh, you stay at home. What a strange way to use your college degree." (read - what a waste of money)
5. "Wow. With you being home all day, I'm surprised your house isn't spotless!"
6. "When your kiddos get big, do you think you'll get a real job?"
7. "What in the world do you do with your all that free time?"
8. "Boy, I wish my hubby was as successful as yours so I could stay home all day long."
9. "Why do you want to go shopping? All you ever wear is sweats."
10. "Who needs adult interaction when you have Barney and Mickey and the Backyardigans and Veggie Tales to listen to."


Mommy Webb said...

Yup, I have heard a few of those, although I can't say that there aren't days when I wear sweats and wait until after lunch to brush my teeth - esp. when there's a new baby in the house;).

mommy raker said...

great minds think alike! i was reading a list like this today and thought i'd post it to my blog. some of the things are different so i will still blog them! i'm a very proud and am very BLESSED to be a SAHM :]

Stover's site said...

I must clarify that no one's ever actually said these things to me... probably more me saying some of these to myself! :-) BUT I TOO LOVE BEING A SAHMOTTM. (stay at home most of the time mom)

melissaballard said...

My favorite is "so, do you work, or do you just stay home?" emphasis on JUST! Great list!

Tucker's Mama said...

Great list! I'm ashamed to admit that I probably thought some of those things myself before I was a "stay-at-home-most-of-the-time-mommy"....