Speaking to someone recently about having a job and kids etc and they said "It's good for your kids to see you working now. "
This is what I wish I had said in response, looking them straight in the eye, cool, calm and clear:
'My kids have been watching me work all their lives.'
What the fuck do people think being at home looking after children, a home and managing a family is, if not work? Isn't it the most important work? Just because it does not attract a salary, does not mean its not good, hard work. Its a pity that it is not held higher in our cultural esteem. All of us would benefit in health, happiness and community if it was.
End of rant.