Am I just bizarre?

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Am I just bizarre?
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Mon, 02-04-2008 - 10:59am
I read through alot of the posts where women state stuff like not being comfortable with leaving their babies with "strangers" and honestly, I never felt that way. Sure there have been times I felt sad to leave my kids, sure there are days that I wished I could have stayed home (more for me because the hustle bustle of work/drop off/pick up/lunches/getting up early/cookign dinner late, etc).

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Mon, 02-04-2008 - 12:12pm
I cried. I also cry when I watch Steel Magnolias every single time Sally Field mutters the phrase" It does look like a brown football helmet", so as you can see, it is not too hard to make me cry.


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Mon, 02-04-2008 - 12:13pm

I'd call someone that you have met with 2 or 3 times a virtual stranger, yes.

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Mon, 02-04-2008 - 12:17pm
LOL, got it, but hard for me to imagine. Dh has a tendency to get all verklemt, which I find awkward to be honest.
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Mon, 02-04-2008 - 12:20pm

I'd call someone that you have met with 2 or 3 times a virtual stranger, yes.


I'll agree with that on some level.

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Mon, 02-04-2008 - 12:21pm
That is the other thing though, even if you have only spent time with the provider a few times, it is not a "stranger." It is someone with a track record, often recommended by a friend and so on.
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Mon, 02-04-2008 - 12:22pm
My husband finds my sappiness annoying.

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Mon, 02-04-2008 - 12:27pm
I have never had any problem leaving Samantha with DH, my mom or my MIL. But the first time I left Samantha (which has only happened once in her 18 mos.) with some friends (who I totally and completely trusted) so DH and I could go to a concert, I freaked out. I had to call to make sure she was okay. I think everyone has different comfort levels.
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Mon, 02-04-2008 - 2:44pm
Hey! No fair! We do not have granite hearts, we just control ourselves, Hmph!
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Mon, 02-04-2008 - 2:55pm

My husband literally has no estrogen running thru his system.

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Mon, 02-04-2008 - 3:30pm
LOL, my father only cries when you outwit him (which is not that hard) and it is like a 2yo having a hysterical fit. My mother loses it regularly (does not cry, thankfully, but gets frazzled). I guess as a result, I had to be the calm head at home and it became a habit. I did cry a lot as a child, but past age 4 or so only in private.

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