Do you have a clever answer when asked what you do?

Melanii - posted on 05/12/2011 ( 20 moms have responded )




What's your wittiest comeback when you get the inevitable "and what do you do" question? I'm sick of seeing people's eyes glaze over when I say I'm a SAHM. Of course, they can shove it, really, but I'd love to have a snappy response!


Amanda - posted on 05/12/2011




Tell them that you are a chef, cleaner, teacher, childrens entertainer, domestic goddess and a shift worker all rolled into one.

I've been a full time working mum and have been a stay at home mum for nearly 2 yrs and I don't think I need to tell what is the hardest and most tiring job to do.

You could always ask them to spend a week in your house then ask you again when they leave what you do.


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√v^√v^√♥ - posted on 05/14/2011




Yes, love all the responses too :)

I was a cashier at a hardware store when I got pregnant so I got all the men to quip about crap. My favorite to this day was the different looks on mens faces. Anywhere from they could care less and are disapointed or disgusted I was breeding LOL to sheer awe and amazement and one guy said 'It's the only thing in life that makes sense' it was beautiful and unexpected next to the disinterest.

My favorite by farrrrrr though was one guy telling me I was going to be 'Barefoot in the kitchen, huh?' and I was like 'Why yes.... actually' and it just made me grin and from this day forward I think of these random kindnesses and just smile because I am soooooooo happy and lucky to be home with my kids :)

I don't know how having children and being a SAHM became the 'lesser' 'bad' 'oddity' but I like being barefoot, and not leaving the house until 4 in the afternoon if I feel like it.

There's a comedian that jokes about SAHM's his name is Bill Burr. He jokes that we play hide and seek all day, we get to run around the park in the sun with our kids, and we're off the grid. It's true! And I love it

Melanii - posted on 05/13/2011




Awesome responses Mums, I'm heading to a wedding this afternoon and will try some new ones out!

Sadie - posted on 05/13/2011




i tell them " i deal with a 3 year old all day who tends to be a typical 3 year old every day you know, moodswings, grumpiness,hyperness... what do YOU do?"

Annie - posted on 05/13/2011




I tell people that I am a professional mom. I am actually amazed at how most people in our community are become very supportive!

Carmina - posted on 05/13/2011




lol everyone had such good responses this was a hilarious post and a handy one at that, thank you from all the SAHM's :) !

Heather - posted on 05/12/2011




My favorite respone is I work for my three sons the 9 year old and 1 year old twins

Laura - posted on 05/12/2011




tell them you are a household engineer or a human raising technician :) If I was more gutsy I'd tell people that I'm Wonder Woman!

Stephanie - posted on 05/12/2011




I'm evil and will be much busier soon when I have my baby in September but with my current youngest being 15... I would probably look them dead in the eye and say 'Not a damn thing more than I have too! don't you wish! :P' LOL But I've never been shy! I have over the years listed myself as a domestic engineer, errand girl to the world or Girl Friday too! But considering my late husband was disabled by seizures and I helped take care of my in-laws til they passed away, plus raising 3 kids... I consider myself way more than a SAHM... any woman who sees to taking care of everything but bringing home a check is more than that! Yes we're Moms at home but we're far from couch potatoes and take care of way more than Pb&j sandwiches and laundry so make a list tell them to check it twice, stick out your tongue when their naughty you don't have to be nice! LOL

Jeanette - posted on 05/12/2011




i tell them the truth. that i'm a full time carer for our disabled daughter, therefore i cant go out to work. they usually aren't excpecting that reply lol

Sueha - posted on 05/12/2011




i would laugh at them because they run on someone else schedule! tell them that you are district manager of the (your last name) household or your self employed and when they ask you what kind of self employment say "baby making" hahahaha. in our community (arabic) its opposite, they expect you to be a stay at home mom. i got weird looks because i worked at a department store before i got married while i was in college. weird huh lool what ever answer you give them say it in confidence and with your head held high with pride.

Danielle - posted on 05/12/2011




I usually try to make it sound like a buisness.
I have said in the past that "I hold the demanding job of keeping another human being alive". "The pay is crap and there is a whole lot of overtime, but I make up for it in benefits".

Samantha - posted on 05/12/2011




I tell people that I'm a stay-at-home mom who plays the sims 3 all while my son climbs up and down the couch for entertainment. I must say that people look at my odd for it, but who am I to stop his fun!

Shastin - posted on 05/12/2011




Tell them you raise your children instead of a daycare. When men look at me like I am lazy and try to belittle me I say that my husband loves it and that I actually have time to prepare his favorite meals and greet him at the door in lingerie when he gets home from work. They want their wives to be a SAHM instantly.

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I say that I GET to stay home with my daughter. I make it sound like a privilege and that I find it a wonderful experience (which is all true).

Alex - posted on 05/12/2011




lol on my facebook under employer i have "hogge inc" and i put myself as "ceo of domestic stability and employee training" :) i think that sums it up!

Jenni - posted on 05/12/2011




I'm a SAHM. What don't I do, would be a more appropriate question. *Big Smile*

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