I love this!
It’s happened twice in a week, and they were both women. Anyone ought to have more class than this, but women — especially women — should damn well know better.
Last week, I was at the pharmacy and a friendly lady approached me.
“Matt! How are those little ones doing?”
“Great! They’re doing very well, thanks for asking.”
“Good to hear. How ’bout your wife? Is she back at work yet?”
“Well she’s working hard at home, taking care of the kids. But she’s not going back into the workforce, if that’s what you mean.”
“Oh fun! That must be nice!”
“Fun? It’s a lot of hard work. Rewarding, yes. Fun? Not always.”
This one wasn’t in-your-face. It was only quietly presumptuous and subversively condescending.
The next incident occurred today at the coffee shop. It started in similar fashion; a friendly exchange about how things are coming along with the…
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Good points! However, what about stay-at-home dads and their treatment?
Yeah, I already hit that one up with a couple comments… some to other commenters. Someone had mentioned how SAHMs seem to need a lot of validation. We wouldn’t if so many people weren’t brainwashed to think you’re a lazy waste of space if you aren’t in the “work force” forty hours a week. If that’s what a woman wants to do that’s fine, but I happen to think raising a child to be a decent human being is a pretty cool and important job, and I feel lucky to be able to stay at home and do it full time.
Word! It is the most important job there is, this job!!!