Everyone always says that you become more like your parents when you have kids. When we were little, I remember my mom politely telling the grocery store clerk that she DID work at home (my mom was also a stay-at-home mom). The clerk had asked for a work number when she was taking down info on a personal check and had asked if my mom worked. My mom was always annoyed by that because most of them acted like that wasn't a "job."
Prime example how I am more like my mom: I keep getting calls from a certain credit card company for a Business credit card. We already have a personal one from them but they call about every other month to try to get me to sign up for another one. The first time this happened I politely said that I wasn't interested but she persisted until I said I was a stay-at-home mom and didn't need a business credit card. She briefly paused like she couldn't believe that "those" still existed and then asked if I had any hobbies. Yes, of course I have hobbies. Then she asked if I earned income from them because that could count too. By the way, in my mind that makes them a job and not a hobby. She kept asking, "isn't there anything you do that earns any money?" I finally ended this useless conversation with, "no, raising my son is a FULL-TIME JOB." So, now I start this monthly chat with that instead and they STILL ask me several times about profit-making hobbies before giving up.
Since when is a mom's worth based on how much money she brings in. I don't appreciate someone calling my home and then telling me that taking care of it, my husband, and child is not good enough or apparently time consuming. Yes, I just got another one of those calls and I'm irritated...just like my mom would be. =)