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My Inner Dialogue

I found myself trying to justify my "Homemaker" status. It came at me out of the blue.
I was getting ready to leave a family gathering. After making my rounds with the hugs and kisses I was told "I'm really glad staying home with the kids is working out for you." uh-huh. I just kept looking at them, a little smile on my face, kind of stunned. I know they weren't trying to be hurtful but it just struck me. I started thinking about my cousins who are moms and have young children. They work outside the home part-time. They bring home paychecks. I don't right now.
My immediate inner dialogue screamed 'I volunteer at the girls school a lot. I write. I organize everything that has to do with the children, the house and cars. Justify yourself Ann!' But I didn't say anything. I felt worthless. I don't get paid for anything I do and that plays a big part in my self-esteem. I don't want it to, but it does.
UGH


Time for a little "Is It Wrong?"

1.) Is it wrong that all I think about while I'm exercising is what I want for lunch?
2.) Is it wrong to return a phone call when you know the person won't be home?
3.) Is it wrong to tell the annoying neighbor kid at your door that you're still having dinner when you finished over an hour ago?

OH! Hey! Guess what? I am going to be having a give-away! My first one! With support of the One2One Network I will be hosting a give-away promoting the new movie "He's Just Not That Into You". Details coming soon!

***I would love it if you joined me at Beautiful! Fabulous! Today's post "No One Told Me To Bring My Dancing Shoes"***

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