Guest blogger Jane: Stay-at-home mothers aren't the only "full-time moms."
It was my turn to serve pizza at my daughter's fifth grade field day, and I cut out of work for an hour to fulfill my duties. I was in work garb and feelin' kind of groovy when I cheerfully greeted the group of women still outfitted in their workout clothes from the morning at the gym (mind you, it's noon) who were also there to serve.
Being that I was the only "working woman" in the group, it was only fitting that I began the process of placing slices on plates so we could get this party started. The non-working moms started whining.
"I hate June. I'm so overwhelmed. I've got graduations, parties, trunks that need to be packed for camp, and I haven't even begun to pack for my trip." Waaaah, Waaaah, Waaaah!!!
"I know, and I need to buy presents and Jimmy needs to go to the dentist after school and Sally needs a haircut ... yada yada yada."
And all I hear at this point is "Buzz, Buzz, Buzz." And I'm thinking, I'm screaming in my head, "Who are you people? You don't f'n work!!!! What are you doing all day and why can't you figure out a way to get it all done and help with my sh*t?"
Get this ladies: Those of us who have jobs and careers do it all. We work and get Jimmy to the dentist and off to his parties with presents in hand. The trunks are packed at night and we're so happy to get off on a vacation, we'll get the damn suitcase packed or go naked!
You call yourselves full-time moms 'cause you don't have paying jobs, but guess what? You don't own the title. Working moms are still full-time moms, and we can run circles around you and still manage to serve you stay-at-homes some cheese with your w-h-i-n-e.