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Reactions to being a SAHM
It seems that lately everyone, and I do mean everyone is asking me and DP when I plan to return to work. I am a bit surprised at their reactions when I tell them that I intend on staying at home with Olivia until she is a year old--at least. Anna has also had people make interesting comments to her as well. I get a lot of comments along the lines of "you're going to get bored" or "there is no way I could stay home full-time, "you are going to miss work" or one of my favorites is when I get comments about wasting my time getting my degree in college. Anna was just asked last night if she resents me for getting to stay at home. When it comes down to it we know that we are thoughtful as individuals and collectively---there is not much that hasn't been discussed or planned for when it comes to our planning for and parenting of Olivia. We feel that this is the best decision for us as a family. I guess these sorts of questions and comments from others just falls along the lines of everyone else having something to say about your parenting style and choices. However, I really thought that more people (immediate family and friends) would be happy for us that we have made this choice and are in a position to do so. Oh, well I suppose. We will just go with what we feel is best for our situation. Has anyone else been given a hard time for choosing to stay at home or is it the opposite? Just curious because I am truly surprised by some (not all) of the responses we get.