How did you decide to be a stay at home mom?

@Anonymous

beautifulfic:

I hate working. That’s really the crux of it. I have never had a successful time in a work place (I have terrible work-ethic, appalling loyalty to any company or corporate ideal, and frankly most people cannot PAY me enough to sit through their tedious, dreary, despicable little “important” jobs)

I’m 30 (in about ten days), and the longest I’ve held down a job is 6 months (and OH GOD it was awful).

So, my husband and I, doing that open communication thing that people are always raving about, discussed our priorities and where they lay and whatnot. We wanted a family young, he was content to follow a career (more content than me, anyway) and I was happy (delighted, thrilled, ecstatic) to stay at home, looking after the kid/house/stuff/minutiae/administration that comes with running a household.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not a domestic goddess (the idea is bloody laughable.) I clean when I can be bothered, and my cooking is passable but far from divine. I spend far too much time either in my head or writing fanfic, and my mantra is sadly “I can’t be bothered.” but I try.

However, the thing is I’m there when the roof falls in. I’m there when the appliances break and flood the ktichen. I’m there when my neighbour’s cat gets hit by a car and my neighbour sobs like she’s going to be sick, I’m there when my husband falls off his bike on the way to work and has to go to hospital. I’m there when my kid’s sick and has to be brought home from school.

Don’t get me wrong. It doesn’t make me a better wife/mum/whatever. We just decided it mattered to us for there to always be someone who could be relied upon to keep things running relatively smoothly, and set about making it happen. I quit work one month after I was married (and coincidentally pregnant and Oh so very unwell with morning sickness.) and never looked back.

I’m glad we were able to make the sacrifices, financially speaking, for it to be possible. It’s not that I lack ambition, as I have often been accused. It’s that my ambitions do not align with what is considered socially acceptable.

Being socially acceptable is boring anyway, right?

feminism gender roles family this is such an eloquent post i don't think i've ever heard anyone discuss it before especially with regard to their own situation usually it's hypothetical or describing a group to which the author does not belong stop whinging eva

incurablylazydevil:

sherlock/casablanca bonus because apparently 18 gifs are not enough (and hello Sherlock spinning a story for John to stay, and Rick spinning a story for Ilsa to go) 

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incurablylazydevil:

But I’ve got a job to do, too. Where I’m going you can’t follow.
Sherlock/Casablanca parallels 2/2

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unwrapping:

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martinfreeman:

seals look like they are like 70% dog and 30% fish. mermaids of dogs

Seals are called sea dogs in Dutch. We also have sea lions (which are sea lions), sea cows (manatees) whose young are called sea calves, sea bears (fur seals) and sea elephants (elephant seals). Then there’s sea stars (starfish), sea horses (seahorses), sea cats (cuttlefish), sea hedgehogs (sea urchins), sea dragons (chimaeras), sea unicorns (narwhals), sea devils (angler fish), sea roosters (john dory) and sea squires (rainbowfish). Even our mermaids are all sea mermaids…

fish lots and lots of fish language stop whinging eva
emeghration:

The Home of Charles Darwin,  Down House. Kent, England.
This is the greenhouse where Darwin grew all those snow peas and developed his theory of Natural Selection, as well as many other experiments.

emeghration:

The Home of Charles Darwin,  Down House. Kent, England.

This is the greenhouse where Darwin grew all those snow peas and developed his theory of Natural Selection, as well as many other experiments.

i fucking love greenhouses if i ever get rich i'm going to buy a house with a greenhouse and pay someone to do all the plant stuff so i can just walk through it and sit in it and take selfies in it
myjetpack:


My book of cartoons ‘You’re All Just Jealous of my Jetpack’ is available now:US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1770461043UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1770461043Other stockists and info at www.tomgauld.com

myjetpack:

My book of cartoons ‘You’re All Just Jealous of my Jetpack’ is available now:
US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1770461043
UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1770461043
Other stockists and info at www.tomgauld.com

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floccinaucinihilipilificationa:

shekillscacti:

shekillscacti:

what’s the opposite of hannibal

cerbivore

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omg you guys look! floccinaucinihilipilificationa drew a comic for my godawful pun!
i don’t know if i should be proud or ashamed…

i love it i love it i love it! i don't mind at all! you are precious and so is this comic i shall print it out and wear it like a bracelet

there’s nothing worse than people who make a good point in resonse to the wrong thing because on the one hand you want to pat them on the back and say thanks dude, well said, but on the other hand you want to shake them violently and say dude, no, that’s not what that means at all now stop being angry and thinking the worst of people you absolute asshat

stop whinging eva
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