southerngirl Posted February 22, 2007 Share Posted February 22, 2007 Its been close to four years since I had a 'real' job. My last job that was a fulltime day job that is.. I used to work as an office manager/accounts payable person for an electrical contractor... So point is that I could get a decent job if I went to get one. Well, now things have changed and I have a 9 year old, a 25 month old and a 10 week old. My mother in law keeps making comments about how I should have a job. See, we arent rich but we do make ends meet. We have food to eat and the bills are paid without much extra if I stay home like this. But, I worry about putting the younger kids in daycare. Also even if I went to look for a job, I dont have anyone to watch the kids for me while I go look. I wish there were a way to get her off my back about it. She was riding me to go apply for food stamps and I didnt want to. Just the thought of it is degrading to me, her idea was that if im not going to work then I need to go do that even though she knows i didnt want to do it. Pride? So, anyway I did go there. WE dont even qualify... See, we arent starving...... So now she stopped bothering me about that and back to bugging me to get a job. The baby is only 10 weeks old, shes not even sitting up yet! She cant even roll over! What if some freaking idiot hurts her then its too late. Anyway, she lives right next door so 'not talking to her' just isnt going to work. I think part of the problem is that she has always worked even while raising three kids.... Where my mom didnt work. Out of my moms 3 sisters, 2 didnt work..... I feel like my work is right here in my home, is that so bad? Sure, I could get a job thats not the point... do I want to? no.. Any advice here or anyone gone through this? Quote Link to comment
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