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This is why I should probably create a snark community for b0st0n_parents. While reading through the new posts since yesterday in the Share Your Rant forum, I cam across this gem (which, as you shall see, ends up being both a rant AND a parenting drive-by all in one!):

"You don't WORK? OH, my god, what do you DO all day?" Said to me by a "working mom" when I was a stay-at-home with two children under two years old. Ummmm ... I do all the things you pay your illegal nanny and your cash-under-the-table housekeeper to do."

Submitted by
Michelle Mercurio
Sent on March 9, 2011, at 3:58 pm

I am posting my own response now. It reads:
"From this very forum! From Michelle in Hingham, on working moms (which I happen to be): "Ummm...I do all the things you pay your illegal nanny and your cash-under-the-table housekeeper to do."
Yes! Because all working moms can afford nannies and housekeepers and never, of course, lift a finger in their own homes or actively engage in raising their own children. Ever. In fact, we don't work to put food on the table and pay the bills. We work to AVOID BEING MOTHERS! We pay others to do it for us. That's why we work. You're on to us. Good job."
Boston, MA


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Mar. 10th, 2011 01:42 pm (UTC)
You rock!
Mar. 10th, 2011 01:44 pm (UTC)
Thanks, love. :)

I didn't know whether to laugh at the obvious hypocrisy of posting a drive-by in a forum designed to let you vent about drive-bys, or scream in the face of this continued perception of working mums. So I did both!
Mar. 10th, 2011 01:55 pm (UTC)
you win.
Mar. 10th, 2011 02:03 pm (UTC)
Mar. 10th, 2011 02:23 pm (UTC)
Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!!
Mar. 10th, 2011 02:25 pm (UTC)
Om nom nom nom!!
Mar. 10th, 2011 03:32 pm (UTC)
I missed these yesterday!

I recently started telling people we are expecting our second, and while telling my boss, and jokingly blamed the office holiday party for getting pregnant sooner than planned (by like a month or two), said "it's your husband's right?"
Mar. 11th, 2011 12:05 pm (UTC)

To wit I hope you responded, "Well, yes. We're just not sure if it's mine."
Mar. 10th, 2011 10:46 pm (UTC)
Stay classy, Michelle in Hingham.
Mar. 11th, 2011 12:05 pm (UTC)
I believe you meant Klassy. With a capital K. AKA "Michelle in Hingham. Putting the Ass back in Klass since..."
Mar. 11th, 2011 01:42 pm (UTC)
Go Boston Parents! I actually noticed this yesterday. :D I also noticed that Michelle from Hingham's comments are no longer online, but my response was never posted (at least, not by the time I was done with lunch...).

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