Before Christmas my husband and I were chatting with some good friends of ours at a birthday party. She is a stay at home mom and he works from home, traveling a few days a week. In his travels, he meets and works with people who… think differently than we think… I live in the Midwest, so let’s be honest – choosing to stay home with your kids is not necessarily a crazy idea. I’d venture to guess that we SAHMs are still a minority, but people seem to realize we aren’t crazy, mystical creatures that only leave our homes for grocery shopping and doctor appointments. (Although typing that out makes me realize that those two reasons, along with going to worship and seeing family, are my typical trips out! haha!)
ANYWAY, my friend works with a lady who does not stay home. This is her choice completely, but she was obviously baffled by the whole idea of women choosing to leave the workforce to stay home with their kids. As she went on explaining her bewilderment of stay at home moms to our friend, whose wife is a stay at home mom, she said she had heard of “one” who knits!