I am a “Stay at home Mom” who works as well. Like many other ladies, it gives me a chance to be an entrepreneur and still look after the world I so carefully built
But there are countless embarrassing moments and awkward instances where I’m mistaken to be Farigh.
So here I am trying to bust some myths. This is my idiots’ guide to the things you need to know about a Stay at Home MOM:
1. No, I don’t sleep all day. Don’t expect me to stay up late just because you think I can sleep anytime I want.
2. No, I don’t watch TV all day either.
3. Yes, I have our day planned early morning, don’t call up for random shopping plans.
4. No, I don’t look down upon the working woman, but I don’t envy her either.
5. I don’t have a social life because I have nothing better to do, I have a social life because I love having people in my life.
6. I have not taken a career break, I’m a mom. Child rearing and raising is a full time job.
7. Of course there are day cares, but I get to choose what I do with my kids.
8. No I don’t blog to pass my time, I love to write and connect.
9. Everything I own is not a GIFT from my husband, we share what he earns, like I share what I cook.
10. Freelancing is not a fancy way of doing nothing, freelancing is doing from home what you do at office, even tougher because no one realizes I’m working.
11. I don’t look maintained because I have lots of time at hand, I’m maintained cause I prioritize it. You should too.
12. Being a housewife doesn’t automatically make me desperate, there are the satisfied kind too.
13. Why I need so many clothes? Is that even a question?
14. Don’t call up and ask, sow tou nahi rahi thi na (Hope you weren’t sleeping). It’s my single most unfavorable question.
15. Just because I’m a SAHM doesn’t literally mean I’m home all day.
16. I don’t enjoy domestic work, and I’m no cleaning diva. Unlike common misconception all SAHM’s are not The Stepford Wives.
17. Similarly I don’t bake my own bread and make my own masalas, it’s alright not to.
18. Like you need a break, I need it too.
Please add yours as well, and let’s publish a book, JOKE.
This article is written by Zahra Taha Ali and originally posted on her personal blog here.