So, I have had so much fun this past week, making new friends in Blog-Land and reading comments they have left me. Last Monday after reading about it on All That Is Good, I played along with a post and I listed 10 things that bugged me.
I got lots of fun comments and then I read this one, from Anonymous.
Add to the list housewives who bitch about they’re lives. (grammar mistake intentional just to bug you).Count your blessings instead of whining about them.(From a mother of 3 boys who works full-time).
Gee, Mrs. Anonymous, are you saying that I can only let litterbugs, inconsiderate drivers, and telemarketers bother me if I am a mother who works full-time outside of the house? As a SAHM I should not be bothered by such things? (In this case, no-brainers that bother everyone…?)
Are you saying that my dislike of Fritos, Corn-Nuts and the smell of Patchouli is a character flaw, as opposed to personal preference? If I went to work full time, then would it be OK if I did not like these things?
Is it your position that my expectations regarding RSVPs and spelling and grammar rules are ridiculous and that those expectations are created by my lazy, stay-at home-momminess? If I had a full-time job in addition to taking care of my kids, then would it be OK if I tried to instill an appreciation for common courtesy and the rules of the English language…?
You appear to be under the impression that I consider rudeness, littering, etc as blessings. (You said I should be counting them, after all….) You need to improve your reading comprehension. You appear to be under the impression that women who stay home with their kids are gin-soaked housewives, wearing robes and hair curlers, while watching their soaps and back handing their kids.
I don’t feel the need to defend my list, so much as I feel the need to point out the hypocrisy and double standards in your bitter comments. Women who are Stay At Home Moms are fortunate, yes, but also smart, talented, funny, over-worked, under-paid, and waaaaaay under-appreciated. If any one of us want to make a list and let off a little steam, that is A-OK.
Mrs. Anonymous? You’re an idiot.
Why don’t you cool down and pop in here for a drink when you get off work?