I've been struggling with this full-time working mom thing for awhile and I just had to vent about a comment I heard today that is really bugging me.
Brief backgroud - DH and I both work full-time and have 2 little boys. My DH is disabled which means that I pick up most of the housework but he helps out a lot by distracting and entertaining the kids.
Anyway, the VP of my company was in my office this afternoon chatting about Christmas and he said that he really needs to get home and help his wife (SAHM) before she goes "crazy" with all of her last-minute Christmas stuff.
I replied "yeah, I'm trying to keep myself from going crazy". He looked at me totally baffled and said "why?". I replied "Because I don't have a stay at home wife to do all of those things. I have to do them all myself AFTER I get done with work." I mean seriously, his wife has one child in school and no job. I'm sorry if I don't feel too bad for her "crazy" schedule.
All of the guys here at my level (upper management) ALL have stay at home wives. They have no clue of how I deal with things. They brag about working 50+ hours a week but I just don't have that luxury.
This kind of stuff is said all of the time and I just had to vent about it!!