As I mentioned, I went on a one-day business trip yesterday to Columbus, OH. My boss and I went to evaluate a company. We spent the afternoon with the 4 executives. We were making small talk about how early we had to get up to catch our flight. My boss brought up the fact that I had to wake up at 3:45 to take care of my dog prior to catching our flight, while she has two sons, but didn't have to take care of them because her husband was home. To be clear, I didn't bring up the fact that I have animals - my boss did. I try not to talk about them too much in public because I don't want to be that woman.
Later on in the day, one of the guys said, "When my wife and I were first married, we had a dog. And, that was almost like our child. It is amazing how once you have children, the importance of the dog in your life goes way down."
It was like a knife to my heart. Thanks, jackass. Way to point out what I'm missing and totally dismiss my life, as it is right now, all with two sentences.