Last night my husband posted this rant on facebook about how he only gets to see our daughter for a few hours a night and how wouldn't it be great if we all could work 2 days a week and spend 40 hours with our children. Of course it got a ton of likes and comments from moms and dads agreeing. I feel like there is this pile on of perfect parents and I am so not one of them. I am happy to go to work. To leave my daughter in the care of "strangers" at her daycare. I pointed out that it made me feel shitty and he felt really badly. He didn't mean for it to be a dig on me. He said he'd delete it if I wanted but I didn't want to make him do that. He's allowed to love this and her and being a dad just as much as I'm allowed to hate this and being a mom. It just seems like everything is so much easier for him and he gets all this praise heaped on him for being a good daddy. It makes me want to give up more and just let him be father of the year while I be the piece of shit mom. It's all I can be anyways. Why bother trying?
Mostly I want to punch my other SIL (not the super mommy - http://groupthink.jezebel.com/its-been-a-lon…) for commenting that on it that's why she decided to be a SAHM and that it's a "financial change" but so worth it. Um yeah I guess quitting the only job you have with insurance while bitching about democrats giving hand outs would cause a "financial change" but we have $40K+ of student loans we're paying off still. I wanted to go nuclear on her and disparage her for just being a SAHM. Of course I don't really feel that way about SAHMs but damn do I hate sanctomommies.