Done w/childcare-what's the difference?

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Done w/childcare-what's the difference?
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Tue, 08-11-2009 - 10:07am

Yesterday morning I put my youngest on the school bus for the first time.

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Registered: 03-23-2009
Wed, 08-12-2009 - 3:36pm

"i guess i'm just blown away by the idea that anyone would have so many errands to run and so much housework to do that a job would push her free time to the limit."


Why?

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Registered: 02-24-2009
Wed, 08-12-2009 - 3:49pm
Why don't you like school busses?
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Registered: 04-22-2005
Wed, 08-12-2009 - 4:12pm
I don't know about her, but I was bullied and embarrassed enough at lunch and recess without adding commute time to the joy of unpopularity. I'm sure bus rides are either fun or at least tolerable for most children, though.











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Registered: 02-07-2009
Wed, 08-12-2009 - 4:13pm
My kids never questioned me why I returned to work. I do not think it was that big of a deal for them.
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Registered: 01-15-2006
Wed, 08-12-2009 - 4:13pm
noooooo....not this board.

 

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Wed, 08-12-2009 - 4:16pm
i wll stay for DS hour long soccer practice...my oldest's horseback is the same length of time and i usually won't stay unless there's a program or a friend's mom there to sit with.

 

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Wed, 08-12-2009 - 4:16pm
Your being "glad" about the way I interact with my children is a sign that, yup...this board, too.


Edited 8/12/2009 4:17 pm ET by bordwithyou
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Registered: 02-07-2009
Wed, 08-12-2009 - 4:17pm

I used to work at the elementary school DD3 was attending. I got off work 15 minutes before she got out of school.

The only time I stayed and gave her a ride was when I had an errand to run after work. She was not happy when she came out of classroom and saw me standing there. She much prefered to ride the bus with her friends.

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Wed, 08-12-2009 - 5:18pm

<< However, don't they like parents to stay for most activities for elementary kids? >>


Depends on the activity and the area.

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Wed, 08-12-2009 - 5:30pm

I just can't imagine having that many errands, the only one I do on a semi-regular basis is the grocery store....


PumpkinAngel

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