I need to vent here today. Why is it that a homeschooling parent or SAHM is not allowed to have a bad day? Maybe I’m alone in this, but there have been many days over the last 7 years where my bad day has only been made worse by people who just don’t get it.
When someone who works outside the home says they’ve had a bad day, no one thinks twice about it. No one tells them to quit their job. Many even give them a little break and try to be extra nice to them. We may even offer to listen while they vent about their rough day.
But if a SAHM or a homeschooling parent says the same thing, people ask why they do it or suggest you send your kid to public school. Some even go a step farther and wonder aloud how ‘just staying home’ could be all that bad.
I am happy with my choice to be a SAHM and to home school my kiddos. That does not mean that every day will be wonderful. Like everyone else, we sometimes have a bad day and just want to vent a little.