Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Speaking without Thinking
Why is it that people don't think before they speak. I know I've done it before too but at least I realize it and feel sorry if something I have said upset someone (even if it was unintentional). Today at work a few of my colleagues and I were having lunch and everyone was talking about how beneficial it is to stay home with your children when they are young. Someone we all used to work with had 2 kids in a couple years and is now home with her young children everday. They were discussing how much she must enjoy it and how great it is for her kids. They will really benefit...blah, blah, blah. Don't get me wrong, the person they are referring to is one of my closest friends and I am so glad that she has the opportunity to be with her kids. But it seemed to go right over everyone's head that I have a young child that I would love to be with but I have to work. They go on and on about how great it is and how they all stayed home and so on.....well not all of us can afford that luxury and like I don't feel guilty enough, I have to hear about it at work too! Needless to say that was just the topper to a wonderful day!