So I was tagged by Jenny over at Confessions of a Mumpreneur to list three things, as a mother, I'd like to see in 'Room 101' which is quite apt right now as I've had a few comments made to me just lately that have pissed me off.
1. 'When are you going back to work?' or 'What are you going to do?'
Here's the thing, I'm lucky enough to be in a position where I don't have to go back to work. So for now the answers are 'not yet' and 'continue to teach my daughter new things everyday'. I will go back to work, yes, because I enjoy my work but for now I'm quite happy with the way things are. And anyway, what business is it of anyones? It was ok for women to stay home and look after the children sixty years ago but why is it such a negative thing now?
2. 'When is she going to walk?'
Hang on, let me just get my crystal ball out. Why don't you ask her?
3. 'You look tired.'
I know. And do ya wanna know why? Because I haven't slept for the past fifteen months. You look miserable/washed out/ugly/fat/stupid but I would never tell you that because it would hurt your feelings. So shut it.
So, folks, think before you open that trap of yours. Because next time I may just be seconds away from snapping your stupid head off. Smiling and gritting your teeth isn't always as easy as the books say...
Come on Abigail, your turn...
(P.S Can you tell I've had a baaaaaaaad day?)