Thursday, April 7, 2016

My modern family

Thursday, April 7, 2016

I loooove Modern Family.  I like watching the reruns and marathons on USA.  I've recently discovered that I am a lot like Claire.  NOOOOOOO!!! My hubby has some Phil like qualities but not so much, he's way cooler and not as oblivious.  I'm competitive, a bit uptight and some may even say I can be quite narcissistic.  Qualities that I am not proud of . . . qualities that Claire has.  NOOOOO!! I used to be carefree and laid back, I'm not sure when I started becoming so type A.  So there you have it, judge me as you will. 

I find that in my community and by "my" I mean the Hispanic community, I am constantly being judged for working so much.  My hubby teleworks so he spends the majority of his time at home with our toddler and I work 7 days a week.  I have a business but if I don't see patients that day, guess what? I don't have money so I do relief work 2 or 3 days out of the week.  For some reason people think that is really weird.  Why is it weird? because I am a woman? because society views a man working out of the house to support his family the norm? so when a woman does it, it's not right? Is that what it is? I don't understand.  I still come home and cook.  I still come home and take care of my baby and my hubby on some days our son comes to work with me in the office.  I don't understand all the judgment.  Since I am pregnant with my second I have decided to alter my schedule a bit and I also decided to stop working on Sundays.  My last day is May 1.  I have to be able to balance two kids, a home and work, which I plan to do magnificently by the way.  Recently, I had a Sunday patient tell me that I should be at home and not working on a Sunday, ok well maybe you should stop coming in on Sundays.  Right after telling me this he decides he wants me to see his entire family.  That same day.  So you didn't mean what you said about me working on Sundays then? Is that it?  Women say to me: I could never do that to my family.  Do what? Provide for them? Sacrifice for them? I don't understand the double standard.  I really don't.  People say how modern we are because my husband is at home. What does that even mean?! He works from home.  He's not a stay at home dad and even if he was who cares? That's our choice and we are happy and satisfied with our lives.  I think we are lucky that we have flexibility, how many people can bring in their two year old into the office with them? and how many can save money on day care? and I am not dependent on other family members to watch him.  I think it's great!  People need to get it together.    

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 My cutie family . . . Niko says: no paps please.
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