This is hard for me to write about. Let’s just get that out there.
Earlier this year, I went to the Relief Society birthday party in my ward with my mom. At that activity, I sat with my mom and a group of gals that I serve in the primary with. We were having so much fun. Laughing, eating and laughing some more. Then it happened, as it always does. Every time. We started having a group discussion as a Relief Society (not just my table) and the topic turned to <insert menacing music here> Mommy Talk. I just rolled my eyes, pulled out my phone and started playing Candy Crush or Tetris or something dumb like that. Ugh. Eventually, we got back to the topic on hand, which was, of course, the history of Relief Society and finished our party. Afterwards, I was talking to my mom about how much fun it was…with the exception of the complaining young mother group. She taught me a valuable lesson that day. She said (something like) “Katie, you don’t know how it feels. You’re stuck in a house with a toddler all day. You have no one to talk to but your toddler. Then your husband comes home from a hard day at work and needs fed and wants to relax, leaving you still with no one to talk to but your toddler. You need to understand that stay at home moms need an outlet too."