You know what I hate?
I hate it when when women who are a couple of years older than I am diminish my abilities as a parent! It happens to me all the time. I was 24 when we had our first. My husband is 10 years older and he was ready. I had friends who had been dealing with infertility for years so I truly thought it would take at least a year to have a baby. Well, it did not! 21 days later I had double lines and my life changed forever.
I was used to this "you are too young to be a mother attitude with my first, but now being 31 with my second I am (frankly) getting pissed at this attitude that I am inexperienced and even unfit to be a mom because I am perceived as the young Mom.
I sat through a dinner tonight listening to dig after dig from a mom who is married to a Dr. who stays at home with her 4 kids. She is a whopping 5 years older than I am. I knew it was coming and then my friend who is her age said "you know she is just 31". The other lady laughed "Ha" she said you have no idea"! No idea about what exactly? I have 2 kids, run a business and yes I am fucking 31,sue me!
This is what fuels Angry working Mom! It's the pain in the ass Moms who think that they know more than you because they are (wait for this) 5 years older than you. Seriously!? I guess I kick your ass because I run a business and you stay home? That is just as absurd!
I am so over all the Moms that think because of what ever reason they have a right to judge other moms! Hey lady: "Screw you"!
She also managed to ask how the two of us knew each other with my friend living in the super duper expensive section of our town and I living in (gasp) the just kind of pricey area. She said it just like that "How do you know each other living in such different neighborhoods"? Really? We live across the street from each other.
OK..just out of full disclosure there were several margaritas served at this dinner! I am typing after 3 so please forgive my grammar! Oh and I am still taking care of 2 kids, running a business and yes I am still just 31!