Yesterday, I was on the fringes of a conversation, and I over-heard someone say, "You know…the mild-mannered, stay at home mom type." Screech! I couldn’t believe my ears. What on Earth would that mean? What does that statement imply? Moms that stay at home are mild-mannered, and those that don’t stay home are not?
What does mild-mannered mean? Am I mild mannered? Is it because I stay at home?
Is there a "type" of mom that stays home? I stay at home and I am not mild mannered, at least not on the inside.
Funny how that hit me. I know the person that said it meant no harm whatsoever by the statement. I just can’t help but wonder…