Thursday, January 17, 2008

Why?

I don't get people sometimes.

Why do people assume that because I choose to stay at home with my son that I must be a poor, uneducated, drudge of some kind?

It doesn't matter to them that I am one semester away from earning my college degree. I may as well have dropped out of high school.

I look very young, so they assume I "got knocked up" and am now burdened with the trials of raising a child. They don't know how much I longed for a baby, how much I prayed to be a mother. They don't understand the encompassing love that I have for this small person.

Which is why I am grateful for all of you! You are very special women to me. I get you and you get me. We all understand what it is like to love a child. We don't think of it as a terrible sacrifice to spend time raising our children. We are intelligent, well-read, and we all have an excellent grasp of the English language as shown in our ability to construct (for the most part) grammatically correct sentences with correctly spelled words (thank you spell-check!) which people find interesting to read.

I'm just in a funk today I guess. It's a bit of a blustery, gray day and I didn't get enough sleep last night, so I'm savoring a crabby mood.

I really should get some housework done, but I'm not going to. I'm going to take a nap.

Ta-ta.

3 comments:

Brent O. said...

Yeah, I have the exact same problem. People see me in a great job and they assume that I'm brilliant and well-educated. They don't realize I dropped out after three semesters, and the third semester consisted mostly of playing games on the internet. Why can't people be more open-minded? Argh.

The Lady of Chalot said...

I love you and I respect you sister. It just shows how ridiculous some can be to think that the opportunity to breath life into a child is menial and somehow beneath them. I personally am quite glad that women and men are not the same. Hot damn and hallelujah for those differences!It offends me that I am supposed to aspire to equality with men when I can embrace being a woman. We are no less important in God's eyes and it is a shame that the honors bestowed upon women are being trampled by ridiculous ideologies. So, bravo Jen for being and doing precisely what God has called you to!

Damselfly said...

Huh, I don't know anyone who thinks that way about you.

And if anyone does, they don't matter.