The Canadian Forces has a message for stay-at-home mothers: We want you.
As a stay-at-home mom, if I don’t take the opportunity to get out amongst adults regularly – and I think this happens to many of us – I feel a sense of social awkwardness come over me. In Quebec, they refer to it as pas sortable (can’t be taken out). I encourage dinner companions to finish their vegetables. I wait for the word “please” before I relinquish the salt shaker. I excuse myself to go “pipi.”
Do the Canadian Forces really know what they’re getting themselves into? Can you imagine? New recruits will be peeking over shower stalls reminding everyone to “scrub twice.”
On the flip side, we would have the most polite soldiers on the planet.