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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Thu, 08-13-2009 - 7:32am


I'm very lucky, I know.

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Thu, 08-13-2009 - 7:50am
We lived in the country so walking to school was not an option but when it was raining my mom would drive us to the bus stop and let us wait in the car until the bus came.
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Thu, 08-13-2009 - 9:24am

an hour to get a haircut (an occasional errand) a half hour to pick up a cat (a hopefully rare one), and a whole lotta time wasted doing things that could be done on-line or through the mail--i order stamps and prescriptions and

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Thu, 08-13-2009 - 9:37am

so, if your child shows interest in an activity and wants to join his or her friends on a team or in a class, you will refuse him or her

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Registered: 03-23-2009
Thu, 08-13-2009 - 9:52am

"i rarely spend more than 3 hours a week on errands and house cleaning."


We spend at least an hour a day doing household cleaning and maintenance.

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Thu, 08-13-2009 - 9:52am

i admit that i don't usally think to factor in long commutes. to me, that is a lifestyle decision that is not a *normal* demand of woh. i can see how someone who is spending 15 hours a week commuting is pushed to the limit--but that is

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Thu, 08-13-2009 - 9:59am

"(though

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Thu, 08-13-2009 - 10:04am
One team or one class? That probably wouldn't be a problem. A class or team that they can get to by themselves? Also not a problem. A class on top of two current activities requiring me or DH to take them and stay for the entire activity? That would probably stretch my limits.
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Thu, 08-13-2009 - 10:06am
I agree. Cleaning, errands, and home maintenance definitely take more than 3 hours a week at my house. Any one of those things individually generally requires more than 3 hours a week.
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Thu, 08-13-2009 - 10:09am

my dh almost always does the laundry. he spends an hour--no more than two--doing it, most of it in 5- or 20-minute bursts while grading papers, reading, or watching tv, usually after the kids go to bed.


it takes me 15 minutes a week to clean the shower with bleach powder and sweep and mop the floors in both bathrroms, and another 15 minutes to clean the sinks and the toilets and to wipe down the surfaces in the bathrooms twice a week. we vaccum and mop all the floors on the first floor weekly or as needed, and we clean the kitchen when we use it. i don't dust or clean baseboards daily, if that's what you're looking for, but we

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