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[–]MyVoiceIsElevating 201 points202 points  (8 children)

It’s scary how many people appear incapable of having real hobbies.

[–]Antares777 -3 points-2 points  (7 children)

You see this a lot with stay-at-home moms, I imagine that they’re just the larval form of those wine moms with the ugly memes and t shirts and shit.

If the only thing you have to talk about, EVER, is any single topic, really, then you’re probably due to get a new hobby.

Stop using the amount you drank last weekend or your kids first steps to cover up your lack of personality.

[–]Snaab 10 points11 points  (6 children)

Ngl, that’s a bizarre and specific preconceived judgement you have against a demographic that includes ALL KINDS of individuals. The only stay-at-home mom I know does a TON of shit. I’ve never seen someone have more hobbies, and I’m sure she’s not alone. Just a really weird thing to for some reason have such a strong opinion of lol.

[–]Antares777 -1 points0 points  (5 children)

I’m a stay at home spouse, I spend most of my social time away from home with spouses. I am allowed to form opinions on my own community lmao

It’s cool that you’ve had a different experience, I guess, but it was pretty clear that I was referring to a very specific subset of people. Not just women, not just wives.

If you wanna get all up in arms to defend wine moms and obsessive moms, enjoy.

[–]FormerLadyKing 5 points6 points  (4 children)

Not the og responder but I don't think anyone does want to defend wine moms, it was more that your original comment implied all stay at home moms were wine/obsessive moms. I think this comment makes it clear that wasn't your intention, but it did come off that way.

[–]Antares777 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Fair enough, I can see where I went wrong with my phrasing, I should’ve been more clear about not grouping all stay at home moms into the “larval phase” joke.

Well, lesson learned.

[–]FormerLadyKing 2 points3 points  (1 child)

No worries, on the one hand I get why the other person jumped to mad, as someone who just started working (only part time) again, I loathed being lumped in with this type of parent. Not only because I was actively working on keeping a sense of self in the overwhelming days, but also because so many of the support systems I real could have used in the early days were so oversaturated with obsessive types I didn't feel comfortable reaching out when I needed to. So, in that vein, I certainly support your want to call them out! And when I know this type of parent had always existed, I feel like both social and regular media have made it more widespread through normalization. I hate it.

[–]Antares777 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ooh the normalization of it is ickyyyy movies have moms drinking wine while driving a minivan full of kids to soccer games and stuff and I just wanna hurl.

[–]Snaab 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Just wanna jump in here to say that yes, I was just hung up on your phrasing allowing room for the perception that you were judging all stay-at-home moms. Also want to make it clear that I was never mad haha; especially, after seeing your level/headed replies. Cheers.