I never at any point said that a working parent doesnt have 2 jobs,so please dont put words in my mouth. My point was that being a SAHP was to some a job and shouldnt be discatagorized as so due to someones opinion on what a job is defined to them. My mother has worked all her life,been a single parent and looked after 4 kids. I know only to well what she went through,what she did and how much she did. I am not the one associating the word job with employement. I have clearly said that there is a distinct definition of the 2. All I have said that whilst someone may not classify it as a job, to some it is and should not be discredited as such based on a personal opinion. No SAHP is going to equivelate their role as a housewife/caretaker to be the same as an employed,paid worker. That would be ludicrous. But to discredit what a SAHP does in their household, in their family and life as not being a job should they classify it that way might be your opinion and thought, but its not your right. Your choice of employement,career and occupation is a lifestyle choice aswell. Just as you enjoy,hate,love,loathe and talk about your aspects of your day as a paid employee with your mundane,repetative tasks and jobs...so should a SAHP. Dont offend someone by your definition of a word just because you believe the word job is classified under that catagory. Good for you if thats what you think, but not everybody thinks that way and should be respected.