Originally Posted by brookesmommy
When I'm cranky I just look at the person and say "take her for a few hours without a nap and then tell me I'm lucky."
Originally Posted by gargirl
No no no! Oh Nicole, I am so sorry if that is how this came out! Not at all am I saying this!!!! I can see how it reads that way... drat. Not what I was getting at at ALL.
That is cool. I am sorry that I assumed the worst. I think I was responding to several posts along those lines while singling out yours. Peace.
I get the frustration with the word luck, really I do. And when people use it in a snide manner or imply that it is only luck which allows someone to be at home I can see why that would be really annoying. I just wonder why we (collectively in this board) can't seem to agree that a certain amount of luck is
involved in our choice to be at home parents. Yes, choosing to be an at home parent does sometimes require sacrifices and hard work (well, always hard work but then again all parenting requires that!
). However, some of that choice is also influenced by luck. The luck to be born into a socio-economic class that afforded us choices long before we had children. The luck to be partnered with someone in a socio-economic class that affords us choices today. And so on and so on. That does not mean it is all luck, but luck is a factor nonetheless.