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Nuclear Unicorn

(19,497 posts)
Wed May 6, 2015, 07:48 PM May 2015

And this is why I love him.

Lover Boy and I went to lunch together with someone from his company and his wife. The husband asked what I did for a living and I responded that I'm mostly a homemaker while taking care of my school-aged SIL during the day.

"Oh, so you don't work," he said absently.

Lover Boy responded rather testily, "She said she's a homemaker and takes care of a kid. How much more f---ing work do you think there is?"

The gentleman apologized profusely for his insensitive remark.

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And this is why I love him. (Original Post) Nuclear Unicorn May 2015 OP
Perfect response! leftofcool May 2015 #1
Perfect response! MineralMan May 2015 #2
. AuntPatsy May 2015 #3
He's a keeper! TexasProgresive May 2015 #4
You can only hope,,,, daleanime May 2015 #8
I think I love him, too. nt tblue37 May 2015 #5
He's a keeper. AtomicKitten May 2015 #6
Wow what a jerk! Good for you two! Rex May 2015 #7
I've heard people say it to me and other homemakers in the past. Nuclear Unicorn May 2015 #9
To me, it is bothersome how absent minded it is said in casual conversation. Rex May 2015 #10
That's awesome. TBF May 2015 #11
yayyyyyy for your lover boy!!!! niyad May 2015 #12
He's a keeper. jwirr May 2015 #13
Does he have an unmarried brother? LoisB May 2015 #14
I have a 5 year old and an 18 month old awoke_in_2003 May 2015 #15
Good man! mountain grammy May 2015 #16
Brilliant! Pacifist Patriot May 2015 #17
Spot on. Unfortunately some think women's equality in the workplace=women MUST BE in the workplace MadDAsHell May 2015 #18
And all of those people SheilaT May 2015 #19
K&R... LOVE THIS!!! secondwind May 2015 #20
Kicked and recommended a whole bunch and LMAO! Enthusiast May 2015 #21

Nuclear Unicorn

(19,497 posts)
9. I've heard people say it to me and other homemakers in the past.
Wed May 6, 2015, 09:16 PM
May 2015

They don't mean it the way they say it so I'm quick to forgive -- but they still say it without thinking about what they're saying. It's always peeved LB because his mother was a homemaker as well and he cherished her.

 

Rex

(65,616 posts)
10. To me, it is bothersome how absent minded it is said in casual conversation.
Wed May 6, 2015, 09:22 PM
May 2015

AS IF we all live and breath in corporate cubes. That is nice of you to forgive so easily, I would be more like your SO.

TBF

(31,989 posts)
11. That's awesome.
Wed May 6, 2015, 09:28 PM
May 2015

I prefer being a stay at home mom (except for the part about an independent paycheck) and overall am glad I'm doing it. Would like to work outside the home again when they are older but I think I am doing the right thing for them right now, even though it can be hard being on duty 24/7.

 

awoke_in_2003

(34,582 posts)
15. I have a 5 year old and an 18 month old
Wed May 6, 2015, 10:35 PM
May 2015

grandchildren living with us. When I married my wife her youngest was 7. I never realized just how much work kids can be. I swear a toddler has more endurance than an Olympic athlete. Also, I have found that my 18 month old granddaughter is the fastest human on the planet when she has something that she shouldn't have and that I am trying to get from her

 

MadDAsHell

(2,067 posts)
18. Spot on. Unfortunately some think women's equality in the workplace=women MUST BE in the workplace
Thu May 7, 2015, 02:14 PM
May 2015

It's basically the same argument as calling an African-American who thinks independently an "uncle tom."

Staying at home and home and raising your children is a very noble endeavor!

 

SheilaT

(23,156 posts)
19. And all of those people
Thu May 7, 2015, 03:32 PM
May 2015

who said that Ann Romney never worked a day in her life are also wrong.

I was a stay at home mom all the while my kids were growing up and I'm very glad I did so. Which isn't to demonize those women who have paying jobs outside the home.

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