Friends, I have a few things I need to share.
First, wow. I did not intend my quick takes on Friday to be so controversial. So let me state this, really clearly so nobody misses it:
WORKING MOTHERS ARE GREAT
STAY AT HOME MOMS ARE GREAT
End of story.
I think it’s awesome that Michelle Obama worked full time outside the home. (and I wish she’d tell me how she landed a job that pays 300 grand a year while she’s at it).
I think it’s great that my neighbor down the street works four days a week outside the home.
I think it’s great that I (now) work a few hours per week outside the home.
I think it’s great that several of my mom friends do not work outside the home.
My point wasn’t that Michelle Obama is a bad mother because she worked outside the home.
Let me be clear, my point is that the Obama’s are full of crap.
When he said they did not have the “luxury” of Michelle staying home, what he meant was, “We cannot (or do not want to) live on only 162,000 dollars per year, which is my salary as a US Senator.”
And that is what pissed me off.
His statement implied that it would have been quite the financial hardship for their family of four to survive on $162,000 per year. Y’all, the median household income in the US is $45,000 per year. But the Obama’s just couldn’t make it on $162,000. They just couldn’t afford the luxury of only living on one grossly inflated income instead of two.
What he should have said was, “My wife wanted to work outside the home and we like having a lot of money.”
At least then they’d be honest.
And that’s all I’m going to say about that.
Moving right along.
A car update.
We went and looked at the Sienna this weekend.
Then we brought it home with us.
What can I say, my husband was right.
I wasn’t in love the shape at first, but I LOVE driving it. It really drives just like a sedan. It’s awesome.
It’s a 2012 and has almost all the features I wanted. It has the backup camera and power side doors, is 8 passenger, and the middle windows go down. The only feature it doesn’t have that I wanted was the power liftgate, but that’s not the most important.
As a somewhat new driver, I love the backup camera!
It was on an internet special because it had been sitting on the lot the longest. They made us an offer we couldn’t refuse.
I’ve got plans for this guy!