As I listen to all the hoopla about Ann Romney, I agree with the gal who reported that Ann has never worked a day in her life. Poor Ann; she raised five boys as a stay-at-home mom. I know a lot of women who have been stay-at-home moms and raised more than five. Unfortunately, they also had to find ways to make money. Has anyone ever heard of Tupperware? What about selling toys? Or, there are the women who run beauty salons in their homes. They are stay-at-home moms who are working to get extra money for the surprises that come home from the schools, such as the washing machine that stops in the middle of the wash, the tree that falls in the back yard, the kids who really want to go to McDonald's.
And, then there are the single moms who have to hold down a job while raising kids. She doesn't have to use food stamps to make sure her kids get enough to eat. Ann doesn't have that problem. But, her husband wants to take away food stamps from families that need them.
Also, there is a bigger problem that comes to all moms. When their kids are raised, they look for a job to give them Social Security. They don't get a pension fund for when they "retire."
I have also known these women. I worked, then stayed home, then went back to work because I didn't want to loose my retirement. Ann does not have that problem. She will never have to go to work, as many women do, if Mitt suddenly has a heart attack.
So, what a fuss about nothing! I, like the 98 percent of women who worry about their kids are probably jealous that she can stay home now, as we plan for the day when we get to stay home. That is, if the Republicans don't take away our retirement.
Mary B. Eldridge