So, the other day I had to make an appointment with a new doctor, and, I tell ya, the receptionist ticked me off! She was asking all the usual questions - name, address, insurance, occupation (which I told her is a homemaker), etc., and, eventually, we moved onto trying to come up with a day and time for the appointment. I shot down a couple days because they didn't work with my schedule and, in a snotty voice, she says, "Oh, I thought you said you just stayed home...". Umm, excuse me?? WTF?!? This receptionist was implying that because I am a homemaker I must not have a thing to do all day, and that I would be able to come in at any given time. I wanted to say to her, "Listen, lady, I don't JUST do nothing - I JUST do everything!!!!".
I am a mother, a wife, a child care provider, a food buyer, a cook, a waitress, a maid, a dishwasher, a laundress, a nurse, a handy woman, a driver, a teacher, a family counselor, a money manager, a teacher (my kids are homeschooled), an animal caretaker - oh, I could go on and on!!!!!!!!!! I do plenty!! I don't have enough minutes in my day, so, believe it or not, I do have a hard time finding time to fit in a doctor appointment!!
Unfortunately, I didn't say any of the above to her ... I let her get away with that statement - can you believe that? Shame on me, and shame on her, too. Well, I won't let that happen again - not ever.
What I do on a daily basis may not seem relevant, and it may not matter to most people, but it does matter to a few. It matters to Dave, Brenna, and Aubree - and that's what's important. So, from now on, when someone tries to diminish my role(s) in life - I'll let them know how important that role is to few precious people.