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I am often asked a very simple question, for which I don’t have much of an answer. It always comes at the point in the conversation when my conversant realizes that I am a stay at home mom who’s husband just finished two years of full-time nursing school. There is usually a pause where I can see her (whoever she is) putting two and two together: the cost of living, cost of food, days allotted to my husband for work (only two per week). Eventually the question comes out, cautiously, as if she doesn’t want to offend:
“How on earth were you able to stay home through all of that?”
There’s usually a beat and then I smile. Say, “Honestly I don’t really know.”
But that’s a lie, because I do.