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So generally, I don’t seem to be on the receiving end of a lot of judgy-ness regarding deciding to be a stay-at-home mom. I’m very thankful it’s doable for us, and I respect that it’s not for everyone. However, there is one repeated interaction that is really starting to irk me….
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Minor rant

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So generally, I don’t seem to be on the receiving end of a lot of judgy-ness regarding deciding to be a stay-at-home mom.

I’m very thankful it’s doable for us, and I respect that it’s not for everyone. However, there is one repeated interaction that is really starting to irk me….

Inevitably, when I go to the fitness center, which is located on-site where my husband works (and where I used to work), I’ll run into a former co-worker who exclaims,

“So THIS is what you do in the morning!”Actually…no.

This is what I do twice a week, max, for about 45 minutes at a time, if my mother-in-law is able to watch my son for maybe an hour and a half.

And it actually takes a lot of effort, because it means I have to get out of the house by 8 AM at the latest, and a lot of the time, I REALLY DON’T WANT TO GO.

And actually, when I was still working, I was able to do this 4-5 times a week, because it was just me, and this was where I came every morning, so I had fewer ability to make excuses.

I’m probably reading too much into it,

but it just bothers me that I should be made to feel guilty for actually trying to schedule tiny segments of time to maintain my own physical well-being–as if that is not allowed, or,

if I have the ability to go to the gym, surely I could also be there at work.(The other question I love is, “WHERE IS THE BABY?” Oh, I totes left him at home to fend for himself, you know. LOL.

I also do run into former co-workers who are 100% friendly and supportive. So this is not the overwhelming majority–which is why this is a minor rant, not a major rant.

Still love that group of people, and I do have days where I miss them a lot.)

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