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: 01-08-2009
Wed, 08-12-2009 - 5:37pm

I always envy the people with no errands whenever this topic comes up. I have a bunch. All the time.

I have to get my hair cut.
I need to pick up a roll of stamps.
I have to get my vehicle relicensed.
I have to pick up the cat at the vets tomorrow.
I have to get the kids' school supplies.
I have to pick up the kids' prescriptions.
Etc
Etc
Etc.

I realized I could order the stamps online.

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Wed, 08-12-2009 - 6:30pm

i know you aren't a teacher but i know a few workers who are teachers at my kids' school,their own kids attend.

 

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Registered: 05-27-1998
Wed, 08-12-2009 - 7:14pm

If you are able to be there when your kids get home, that is very different from many of the WOH moms I know, who don't get home until 6 or 7 and have to figure out childcare for their younger kids. Parents of middle schoolers are often faced with the decision of whether to leave their kids alone for a few hours since it's very difficult to find programs or childcare for this age.


And not all WOHs have the flexibility to be a room parent or to do all the driving that older kids require to get them to all their activities. But these are about the only differences I can see.


Congratulations on your youngest starting school!

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Registered: 12-07-2003
Wed, 08-12-2009 - 8:18pm
Exactly.
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Registered: 06-27-1998
Wed, 08-12-2009 - 8:56pm

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Twice a year, about, for me.


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I buy them when I am the post office for either work or volunteer stuff, there isn't an extra trip, plus I don't mail a whole lot of things to begin with.


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Every two years for us on all the cars.


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Once

PumpkinAngel

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Wed, 08-12-2009 - 8:58pm

Really?

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 12-07-2003
Wed, 08-12-2009 - 9:27pm
No, but it seems that some random errand pops up at least once or twice a week.
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Thu, 08-13-2009 - 2:03am

LOL, yeah, this. When I was school aged, my Mom worked FT, but was home when I went to/from school. In all those years, I think she drove me to school (when bus service was available) once. And it was because the bus had broken down and not shown up. And we waited 45 minutes in sub-zero temps before she finally relented.

(and seriously, if the bus ride hadn't been 45 minutes, at least 20 of which were on an interstate, she'd have probably just made us walk :)

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Thu, 08-13-2009 - 3:00am

LOL, well, *I* walked 5 miles uphill ...

Now that you mention it, my mother was a SAHM and did have a car most of the time and she only drove us in cases of very dire need and after we begged piteously for a while. Normally we walked. Although she SAHed, neither we nor she considered it her job to shuttle us around.

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Thu, 08-13-2009 - 7:24am


Yesterday afternoon, I took my kids to the state fair after school.

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