The other day I went to see an old friend of mine. I haven't seen her for a few years. The last time we met, her children - she has three girls and a boy - were all mop-haired poppets.
This time, however, she was struggling. Her husband has been made redundant and there were terrible money worries.
At the same time, her children had turned into teenagers. They were, between the three of them, a combination of argumentative, rude, opinionated, surly and, at times, overly obsessed with themselves.They were also terribly rude to their mother. Before I'd even spoken to the eldest daughter, she'd told me what a sap her mother was.
'My mum doesn't work,' she said, scornfully. 'It would be really good if she did. My friends' mothers work and they earn money, but Mum's never earned a penny. I'm not going to be like her. I'm going to have a career and be interesting.' Read more here.
As a SAHM, I am somewhat caught in between this article. On one hand, I am totally happy and satisfied with being a SAHM as I can give my child the best, be there every step of the way and spend quality time with them, but on the other hand, I agree that it is good for mummies to go out to work as well. For me, maybe later when Jayden gets bigger.
But I totally disagree with the title of the article: Why SAHM don't get respect. I think it doesn't apply to all SAHMs, the kids in the article were just ungrateful!
Would like to know what do you mummies, especially SAHM think after reading this article?