There really is nothing that can prepare you for the job of stay-at-home parent. It’s ever changing, constantly chaotic and can leave you with a feeling of cabin-fever. I have been in this position for just over 6 years — though now I am a work-from-home-parent (which is a whole different story), and I am still amazed with how little what we do is understood.
The image that comes to mind when I hear ‘stay at home mom’ is June Cleaver — a perfectly coifed woman with perfect meals, perfectly clean house and the rest of the time she spends sleeping or watching tv. In today’s world where many families have to have a dual income to keep their house running — it can be misunderstood as a luxury. I assure you, it’s hard work that comes with a lot of sacrifice but a decision that should be respected (just like for parents who work outside the house).
Click through to read 10 things you should NEVER say to a stay-at-home-parent:
:: Tell me — what is something people have said to you? Which is the worst? ::
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