Becky has dance class every Friday and she loves it! Now of course a class that is in the middle of a weekday there are all stay at home moms there. This was never a problem up until recently when I no longer fit the description. So I bring my Kindle and read while she is in dance, but today I couldn’t help but over hear the conversations that were happening around me, they all had to do with their husbands and kids.
Now this got me wondering why do we as women define ourselves as wives and mothers before anything else? I know I did this and now I am trying to change that, sure I am a mom but being a mom is not all I am. I thought I was a great wife and then that ended. I wanted to ask these women what else they like to do, what are their hobbies, interests?
These are things I would of never asked myself but now that I have times when my children are not with me it makes me wonder what do I really want (at least when their are no kids around) and it is really nice to think that being a mom doesn’t have to define my whole entire life that I can be something else to.
Now I tried to talk to one of these moms a few weeks ago and when I mentioned that I was going through a divorce and was a stay at home mom so returning to work was necessary the tone of the conversation changed completely. And we haven’t spoken since.
So at dance class I will continue to bring my Kindle and read while all the other moms converse amongst themselves.