[NOTE: So as to preserve anonymity, I will be referring to my son as ‘Sonny’ throughout this blog. I just didn’t want you to think I actually NAMED him Sonny. I’m wacky. But not that wacky.]
I was at Kohl’s yesterday (What? Don’t look at me like that! I had to buy Sonny a jacket and was using Kohl’s Cash to do it. STOP IT! I said don’t look at me like that!!!) and I ran into my sister-in-law (who works full-time and always has in addition to being a mother of two). She was shopping on her lunch hour.
HER: Hi! What are you doing here?!
ME: Getting a jacket for Sonny. See? [holding up awesome jacket chosen by awesome mom]
HER: Ooooh – he’s gonna love it! So…is this what you do now?
ME: Hey! I spent the morning dusting and vacuuming. I deserve to spend an hour at Kohl’s shopping!
HER: So, be honest. How are you liking the stay at home mom thing?
ME: I am totally, totally loving it! Totally.
HER: Good. And it sounds like the kids are loving it too. When I was talking to Sonny last week at dinner he was telling me that he’s so happy you’re a stay at home mom now. I asked him why and he said, ” ’cause now I don’t have to go to school if I’m sick.”
As always, her aim is perfect. Right through the heart.
But on the plus side, I finally have a point! Stay at home mom me finally has a point!!! And I didn’t really even have to do anything to earn it. Well – except take that shot through the heart in the middle of Kohl’s. A little blood got on the Kohl’s Cash. Speaking of which, I did end up spending a teeeeensy bit more than the Kohl’s Cash covered. On a shirt for myself. To cover up that gaping wound in my chest. And unless you’re looking at the blood seeping through my new shirt, you better STOP LOOKING AT ME LIKE THAT!!!!
Stay at home mom – 1. Working woman – 0.