I know this probably does not
bother most people, but everyone is asking me if I am going to go back to work
after the baby is born. Honestly I feel like it is a judgmental question
(damned if I do, damned if I don’t) and no one’s business. No one has asked my
husband if he is going to go back to work, so why are they asking me?
My plan has always been to be a
working mom and utilize daycare, but if I change my mind and decide to stay
home then I can do that too. I have worked incredibly hard in my career and was
promoted this past year. I am on an upwards trajectory that will allow me to
retire earlier than normal PLUS I telecommute and have an amazing amount of
autonomy and people make me feel like I need to justify this to them.
Realistically who can afford to stay home anyway? Gah…lol
I'm waiting for the comments once I start showing. I was huge with my daughter and people kept saying "wow you must be due really soon, you are so big!" and I was maybe 28 weeks at that point.....
OMG. I would freak out. I don't even like people touching my belly over my clothes....
Yep, so many people are clueless and thoughtless. I don't think the "old person" excuse is valid either. There are thankfully also plenty of perfectly nice old people who would never think to dish out these comments.