Ok, I get it, being a mom is busy. I'm the first one to complain about not having time to myself, but, I still find it irritating to listen to some moms tell "non-moms" how they don't understand what being busy is. An example of the most recent overheard conversation:
Mom: I envy you.
Mom: Because of all of your free time.
Non-mom: What do you mean? Work is crazy busy! You know that.
Mom: No, no... I don't mean at work, I mean after work. You can go home, have a glass of wine, read books, go out with your friends.... I can't do anything like that.
Non-mom: Why not?
Mom: Because I have kids! You have NO idea what it's like to be as busy as I am.
Pause for a minute - I'm thinking to myself .. who talks to their friends like this? But anyway, back at it:
Non-mom: Yeah, kids are busy
Mom: No, you have no idea. They want me to play... all the time! I'm making supper, laundry, cleaning... it's exhausting!
Non-mom: Wow. So what time do they go to bed?
Mom: Like 7:00... then I'm so tired I need to go to bed.
Non-mom: Yeah, some nights I can't even make it to 9... I'm in bed.
Mom: Wow, and you don't even have kids... you can't even imagine how much busier and tired you will be.
Why do some people feel the need to broadcast how busy they are? I will agree that sometimes I am run off my feet, but why must you make other feel inferior about their lack of a busy life. Was she hoping this lady would throw a party in her honour to awknowledge how busy she is? Even if she did, wouldn't that mom be too busy to attend.
Well, sorry for the rant today, I must be in a bad mood... aren't I always? That's what lack of sleep does to you.... and being SOOO busy. Well, I should run, I'm too busy to even write this blog.