Dear Dr. Laura:
During our courtship, my husband and I decided I would stay home if we had children while he worked to provide for us. I've now been a stay-at-home mom for eleven years, and for the last two years, we've homeschooled our two kidlets.
We recently attended a fancy awards dinner with lots of Washington, DC "elites." My date, of course, was my husband, who is a US Army Officer. I was engaged in small talk with the woman seated next to me at the dinner when she asked: "So, are you JUST a wife, or do you do something?" Just as I was about to make a snarky reply, my husband jumped in and said "She's not just a wife. She's the commander of our household. She's an educator, chef, taxi driver, nurse for skinned knees, and budget analyst. I could NEVER do what I do without her support!"
Needless to say, the woman was incredulous. My husband is a quiet man, but it's amazing to know that in the heat of "battle," he has my back. Thank you for what you do, and for adding to my arsenal when I am out there alone.
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