To the editor:
A couple of working moms were discussing the injustices they suffer while trying to shop stores crowded with stay-at-home moms and children while they are in a big hurry on their lunch breaks. They are just trying to get a few errands done on their tight schedules and feel that stay-at-home moms could choose a better time to shop rather than lunch time.
I, as a stay-at-home mom, must apologize for my inexcusable, inconsiderate behavior. I don't know what I was thinking, shopping in public places at times that were convenient to me, when I should have been thinking of the harried schedules of those "working moms" whose time is so valuable.
Maybe those "working moms" could get together and post a schedule outside of HyVee, and if a stay-at-home mom shows up to shop and sees that the schedule indicates an inconvenient time for the "working moms" she could just load her kids back up into their car seats and go home to eat bon-bons and watch soap operas until the coast is clear. Kids are flexible, so if the stay-at-home mom needs to pull her 1-year-old out of bed and cut nap time short in order to fit into the "working moms'" schedule, well, her kids will adjust, right?
Especially during the holiday season, when we are all overextended, the stay-at-home moms like myself should really try to choose the least popular shopping hours in order to accommodate those "working moms'" schedules, don't you think?