I frequently joke with my husband that I would be a great stay-at-home mom if I only had a full-time nanny. For us, it’s a joke, we aren’t poor or struggling by any means, but the money for babysitters beyond the occasional night out or haircut isn’t there. Recently, I met a woman who has a full-time nanny and she is a stay-at-home mom. We were getting along well, until we started swapping our “get back into shape after baby” routines. Hers involved working out in the middle of the day with her personal trainer for two hours and hiring a nutritionist to make her menus. “It’s not easy,” she said. “But you have to make it a priority.”
There was this sweet, kind woman, who was smart and fun and I wanted to punch her right in the face.
Much as I imagine someone who has to work two part-time jobs to support their family wants to do with me right now.