Having "Adult Interaction"

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Having "Adult Interaction"
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Mon, 08-04-2008 - 11:34am
So I mentioned this briefly in another thread but I've been meaning to ask about it. I'm a SAHM to 2 small toddlers. Personally, I don't *care* what other mothers choose to do. I've never inquired about "well, why do you WOH"... It's really none of my business nor do I care. I've been in several playgroups for my kiddos and sure enough, I get bombarded with comments from the WHOM about having "adult interaction". I mean seriously...what do they think I do all day?..Do WOHM think us SAHM just baby talk all day and are prisoners to our home and never speak with adults?.. It's funny, b/c a lot of times, they won't directly make that comment to me but will be passive aggressive...saying something like..."Oh I JUST had to go back to work to get the adult interaction"--waiting for me to respond like "oh yes, I agree, I miss the adult interaction"..... Almost like they are justifying why they work! If you are going to a job just to be around adults, that's pretty pathetic IMO. There are a million things I could get involved in that would be around adults, w/o having to go to work. I don't need work to fullfill my adult talk. I don't get it..Why is this always the first comment out of a WOHM? It's an indirect insult or putdown.

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Mon, 08-04-2008 - 1:28pm

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Mon, 08-04-2008 - 2:19pm

I don't think it's an insult, it's just their reasoning for why they want to go back to work.

I don't get much adult interaction during the day, but 9-5 hours aren't the only time I can get that ;)

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Mon, 08-04-2008 - 3:05pm

i never understood the,i woh because of adult interaction.

 

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Mon, 08-04-2008 - 3:11pm
right.

 

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Mon, 08-04-2008 - 3:13pm
Your children when they were two didn't want to be in the bathroom with you?

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Mon, 08-04-2008 - 3:14pm
You're totally missing the point. You have no interaction in your life similiar to your DH's adult interaction at his workplace.

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Mon, 08-04-2008 - 3:19pm

No, actually that is what happens in my house.


My three year old just can't get enough of being with Mommy. :)

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Registered: 12-07-2003
Mon, 08-04-2008 - 3:20pm
LOL. And didn't they want to pull all of the toilet paper off the roll like mine does?


Edited 8/4/2008 3:21 pm ET by geschichtsgal
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Registered: 03-26-2003
Mon, 08-04-2008 - 3:23pm

Except for a few people at work my DH would love not to have adult interaction at work,lol. He actively avoids talking to most people.


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Registered: 03-31-2003
Mon, 08-04-2008 - 3:26pm

Amy...


Your husband and my husband were made for each other.


I have actually seen my husband go to go outside, realize there is a neighbor outside and gone back in to avoids having to talk with them. His dream life is completely based on an Armageddon.

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