Monday, March 21, 2011

{What not to say...}

I saw this link recently on a friends Facebook status and I just had to share...It is soooo funny yet soooo true.

Here's a list of 10 things not to say to a working mom...

1. It must be hard missing all those special moments every day.

2. I suppose it's smart that you're working. You know, in case your husband leaves you some day.

3. I'm surprised you went back to work. Your husband seems so successful.

4. It's cute when they call your nanny "Mama."

5. I just love my kids too much to leave them during the day.

6. Did you see Dateline? The one with the hidden camera in the day care?

7. I could never let someone else raise my children. But that's just me!

8. I hated my mom because she was never home after school like everyone else's mom.

9. You must feel so guilty.

10. I wish I were as laid-back as you and could just let the housework go.

Thanks Redbook for the great laugh!

Have you ever heard any off the wall things? I was told when I was still pregnant that I better not be "farming" my children out. I had to ask for clarification (apparently it means daycare). I laughed and said I went to school too long to not use my knowledge to help others. The conversation ended after that :)

Next, up I'm working on a list of what not to say to a pregnant woman....I'd love to hear your ideas!


  1. Love it Michelle! When I first saw this post, I thought that it was going to be about what not to say to pregnant women! I can't wait to read that one!! :)

  2. THAT is too for your 'what not to say to a pregnant woman'--eesh. I have about 6 weeks left til my due date, my first baby, and wow people have no filter. I could totally email you a list of what's been said.

    How about this (I didn't show prominently for some time): "Oh don't worry, you WILL get HUGE, just wait." Why thank you. Thank you VERY much.

  3. Omg... 3, 5, 7, 9, & 10. I've gotten #7 a few times, and she only goes twice a week!! It makes me want to crawl under a rock and never come out, I feel so guilty. Girl, I'm glad pediatric nurses don't quit just bc they have a baby. It's your life calling. You're needed there, and you're apart of something bigger than yourself! It's a blessing to have a passion that you wouldn't give up, even if you could. I do feel guilty at times, but I love what I do, and I can't give it up. It makes me happy, and Kylin deserves a happy mommy.

  4. LP....I will def have to use that one in the pregnancy post...It is amazing what others will say!
    Ashely, I totally agree. And I think Kylin does deserve a happy mommy and she will respect you for following your dream! And I have received #7 too about a million times! Glad Kylin is feeling better!

  5. Awesome list! I should pass it around the office!

  6. I get 1, 5 and 7 every so often... Those are the ones that get to me too... Really I don't raise my own kids just because I have to work. And yes I miss them like crazy. It's heart-breaking walking out of the house when the 1 year old starts to cry because I walked away.

    Oh and if you ever get to that pregnant mom list... "When are you due again? I don't think you're going to make it to____"


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