Friday, June 3, 2011

Really People?

Sometimes I wish that people would think before they speak.
Or maybe what is annoying to some people just isn't annoying to other people.
But what is annoying to me?
That everyone AND their mama feels the need to ask me if I plan to get a job after the baby.
I'm sure they mean well [or maybe they're just being nosey?]
but I have a job. Granted it's not a salary job, at least I have income.

I don't think I should have to tell people that I've put my resume in to 3 school systems and even had an interview at one, but it seems like principals want to hire teachers with experience.
I don't think I should have to tell people that most schools, especially in Alabama, can't even afford an art program. I don't think people should tell me that 'maybe I should have gone to school to be an elementary generalist', because that's not what I wanted to do...obviously.

I don't think I'm a bad person because I want to stay home with my child, and with a part time job, I'll be able to pay my bills AND be with her most of the time.
I don't think it's anyone's business what kind of financial shape we are in, but I will say we're doing just fine!

So that's my rant for the day.
Think before you speak.
Don't try to give advice where it isn't wanted.
I'm so thankful that you all aren't like this, at least not with me. I get so tired of the busy bodies. People telling me what I should and shouldn't do, like I'm not old enough or smart enough to make my own decisions.
This is my safe haven, and I'm so lucky to have you all.


Smart Ass Sara said...

oh.. it'll only get worse my dear. :/ But don't be afraid to tell people that stuff whenthey ask you. Truly. Once you stand up for yourself the first time, they back off. It took me a while to figure that out but people are nosey, usually out of line, and generally assholes. :)

melissa said...

Once the baby gets here people will start telling you how to raise her... you will constantly want to punch people! and i totally get the whole teaching thing... its tough now!! and schools wont hire new teachers :(

Lin said...

You're totally right, it's no one's business what you choose to do after your baby's here. I hate it when people ask nosy questions like that.

I think you're within all your right to want (or not) to work p/t. Personally, I plan to go back to work full time whenever I have kids.

I also think it's b.s. how the states dont have enough money for education. I dont think the system understands that the kids are our future & we need to have lots of programs for them to learn from. I hope you find exactly what you're looking for hon :)

Haley Dawn said...

you tell them Jamie! Just take the high road and rise about it. being a mom is the most important job there is. people forget how hard and important that job is! If I were to have that opportunity to just be a mom I would gladly take it!