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Monday, June 9, 2008

The Best Compliment.

Last Tuesday was not only my last day at school but it marked the fact that I am now officially unemployed for the first time in a very long time. (Since high school?)

No odd jobs or even random retail things in the wings. (Can you even believe it?)

While I'm certainly content with life at home right now and doing some freelance writing it is certainly strange to know I have no current employer.

As I was chatting with my dad on the phone the other night, I mentioned my newfound realization and he paid me (and mothers everywhere) one of the best compliments;

"You're never unemployed when you're a mother."

How true is that.

6 Comments:

OpenID asecrettobluebamboo said...

I am 'unemployed' as well right now, and have been struggling for the past few weeks in coping with the decision. So what am I doing? Being a full-time, stay at home mom. If it's not work, I really don't know what is!

June 9, 2008 at 8:55 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Aw. Go, Dad! He's so right...

June 9, 2008 at 9:41 AM  
Blogger Jon, Sara, Tyler, and Sophie said...

He said it perfectly!

June 9, 2008 at 2:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So ture..
I was reading an article just last week that if a stay at home Mother was paid for her job she would make about $120,000 a year.. Not to shabby :)

Have a Great Day !!
Love You All
Auntie Laurie

June 10, 2008 at 8:58 AM  
Anonymous kweenmama said...

Your dad's compliment is so true! Give him a big kiss!

June 10, 2008 at 11:38 AM  
Blogger The Lindahl News said...

Let's hear it for your unemployment!!!! You deserve BIG PAYRAISE!!!!!

June 10, 2008 at 1:46 PM  

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