Yes, according to a certain person on ITV’s This Morning, has said that stay at home mums should simply not complain about this new proposal to pay working mums for childcare, because we simply sit around in our slippers, supposedly doing nothing.
Because it was our choice.
The lovely woman who suggested it was none other than Katie Hopkins. Yes, this woman was both condescending and judgemental towards all stay at home mums.
Both myself and other mothers and families on twitter are fuming at her unfair generalisation of stay at home parents.
Each person makes a choice, one that has the best interests of their family at heart, being a stay at home mother or father, is far from an easy or lazy choice, its hard work, its 24 hours a day 365 days a year.
The choices made are all unique to each family situation, no stay at home parent should be judged for making this choice.
For this little family, the fact I stay home, and will probably always have to stay home is now because I have numerous disabilities. Some on the outside but many on the inside, I also have support when my husband goes to work, because lets face it, he needs to work, especially these days.
I did not know about this before I had Beboo and certainly not before Pops. Before I had children I was different, I did not have multiple sclerosis, to my knowledge, therefore could not, in a million years have predicted our future.
Do I think parents who both go back to work should be given said money, well not if they earn between 80 – 150K plus a year I don’t, why the hell to they need it?! Under this then yes, why not? Its their choice.
Fact of the matter is, each person or family makes a choice with their best interests at heart, stay at home mums for whatever reason, should not be made out to be lazy and money grabbing.
Katie Hopkins should be ashamed of herself.
I challenge her to look after my children for 48 hours and tell me its easy!