Mattie - posted on 05/04/2010 ( 107 moms have responded )
I have been staying home since I was about five months pregnant, my daughter will be 2 in June. Some people are very supportive and others, well I think we have all encountered them. My husband loves that I stay home because our daughter is getting care that she never could in daycare, plus he knows that things are getting done around here that I never had time to do when I worked. For the most part, it's other moms that always have something to say. You are being lazy, you watch tv all day, you aren't socializing enough, your child will be behind in social skills/sharing/speaking. But, when I tell them no, I do plenty around the house and that my kid is tested regularily by a liscensed child development specialist who says socializing doesn't take off til 2 and play dates are suffucient, or that she is actually more advanced than her peers, they kind of roll their eyes like I am making it up! I can't stress enough to people that I don't care if moms work, I am not against daycare, but wow, do people love to give me their unwarranted 2 cents! I know I am doing a great job with our kiddo, does anyone else feel like they can't catch a break with some people?!?! Sorry! Needed to vent! Blah!