What to say when people say, "You're so LUCKY you can be a SAHP!" - Mothering Forums

 
Thread Tools
#1 of 12 Old 11-14-2013, 12:59 PM - Thread Starter
 
ian'smommaya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: In the apothecary working with the fae.
Posts: 4,374
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)

I work from home so it actually gives me a great opportunity to tell a new person about my business. But I was wondering what others' say when asked?

 

I wanna know what do YOU say when someone says "You're so LUCKY you can be a SAHP!"?


mayamade soap + apothecary for family + home Now with Pleasant Perineum Sitz Bath
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
ian'smommaya is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 of 12 Old 11-14-2013, 04:22 PM
 
SoapMama12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Outside Philadelphia
Posts: 12
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I say that while I feel very blessed that we are able to live off one income, it was a big decision and we make many sacrifices to make it work. A lot of people seem to think that we must make tons of money for me to be able to stay at home when that really isn't the case at all.

ian'smommaya likes this.

Mama of DD(6/2012)
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
and wife to DH
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
. Homesteading on 7 acres.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
SoapMama12 is offline  
#3 of 12 Old 11-14-2013, 05:49 PM - Thread Starter
 
ian'smommaya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: In the apothecary working with the fae.
Posts: 4,374
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)

I don't think of it as lucky per se, more lucky and good planning and everything else that goes into decisions like that.


mayamade soap + apothecary for family + home Now with Pleasant Perineum Sitz Bath
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
ian'smommaya is offline  
#4 of 12 Old 11-15-2013, 01:08 PM
 
Mummoth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: BC, Canada
Posts: 3,531
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)

Sometimes I say I don't believe in luck, we just make it work. I think I deserve a little more credit than being the benefactor of blind, stupid luck. I choose my path, I do what I need to to make my goals happen, just like anyone else. People wouldn't usually say you are 'lucky' to have any other job in the same way they say it about SAHM's. Not in a way that would imply they didn't earn their position in the company, or they hadn't worked hard to acheive whatever success they had. 


~Teresa, raising DS (Jan. 02) and DD1 (Jun. 04) and DD2 (Dec. 11) with DH.

Mummoth is online now  
#5 of 12 Old 11-16-2013, 01:14 PM
 
contactmaya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 2,315
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 70 Post(s)

I say, you're right. i am lucky, i am blessed and i count my blessings everyday...

contactmaya is offline  
#6 of 12 Old 11-16-2013, 01:29 PM
 
mamabear0314's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,761
Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 243 Post(s)

I am lucky as long as stbx and I share finances..we made it work on 1 income, dont think I can make it work on no income though. :/


Single, student mama 
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
 to 3 boys 
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
 
 
mamabear0314 is online now  
#7 of 12 Old 11-16-2013, 03:00 PM
 
lovemylab's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: NH
Posts: 305
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Even if I have been having a crummy day I say, it's great to give my family 100%.
lovemylab is offline  
#8 of 12 Old 11-16-2013, 10:46 PM
 
tracyamber's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 4,236
Mentioned: 527 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 92 Post(s)
I just say " yes, I am lucky" I don't need to say more. If we get in a conversation about it then I will say we make the sacrifice to make it work and budget for everything!
tracyamber is offline  
#9 of 12 Old 11-17-2013, 01:55 PM
 
JudiAU's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Where creepy facebook-featured threads can't find me
Posts: 3,625
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)

"Yes"

JudiAU is offline  
#10 of 12 Old 11-20-2013, 12:11 PM
 
KSLaura's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Colorado
Posts: 595
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 60 Post(s)
I think we are all lucky to have the opportunity to be parents. smile.gif


" rel="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/familybed2.gif">familybed2.gif  DD1 12/05, DD2 12/08


Computer Engineer- I write better in 1's and 0's. ;-)
KSLaura is offline  
#11 of 12 Old 11-24-2013, 06:55 AM
 
annlea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: CT
Posts: 121
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

"Thanks I agree"


Wife, mom of 3, obsessed with photography, crafting and blogging http://annleaartsy.blogspot.com/
annlea is offline  
#12 of 12 Old 12-01-2013, 07:25 AM
 
skycheattraffic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 2,697
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I say yes I'm fortunate that we can make it work. If we go on from there, I also point out that full time daycare would eat up 2/3 of my income and now that I have 2, it would actually cost me money to work.
skycheattraffic is offline  
Reply

Tags
People


User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Online Users: 16,498

140 members and 16,358 guests
AlaskAnne , andreyanna , ange331 , annbe , Anne Jividen , AprilMary , aylasebmom , babymoon16 , bananabee , BarefootBrooke , Belle15 , blissful_maia , bluefaery , brennan , brusselsmama , captainkitty2 , chickabiddy , clar5108 , Claudia Chapman , cocoheart , Crazybean , Cricket VS , Crimson8 , Daffodil , Dakotacakes , Dawn's mom , elliha , Evelynflower , ExtraMild , familycastle , fillefantome , forestfoster , frugalmama , gooseberry , grandisp , graphica , greenemami , HearthMagic1133 , heyxxmcfly , hillymum , Incubator , inugurl3 , japonica , JennyT , jojobean , juliebird , kashman53 , Kerlowyn , kindofcrunchy82 , ldserrano , lightheartedmom , lilmissgiggles , LiLStar , lilyofjudah , Linda on the move , LuaBelle , mamabear0314 , mamamargo , mamaprovides , MamaQuest , Mamawarrior , MeepyCat , MegaMama1 , micaelvis , mkat , MnMtm , mocha frappuccino , moominmamma , MPsSweetie , Mummoth , Mylie , MylittleTiger , NaturallyKait , neenamommy , Nemi27 , Nestagirl , newmamalizzy , nici123 , nikkialys , oldsmom , persephassa , philomom , Poddi , proud_mama , redsally , rjtgh6 , RollerCoasterMama , rubelin , sandiegongp , SandiMae , sarafl , sarahl918 , SeattleRain , shantimama , sidrajedi , Skvarčinskaitė Deimantė , sofreshsoclean , sortacrispy , spedtchr , spiderdust , Springshowers , Suzie007 , swede81 , thtr4me , Thuckus! , Tigerle , tomsmom31 , TourmalineMama , Tracy11360 , Transwall , TrishWSU , typebug , Wendy 'Cowan' Crunkleton , Wild Lupine , Wild Rose , zebra15
Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 12:21 PM.