How prevelant is this attitude?

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Registered: 12-12-2002
How prevelant is this attitude?
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Wed, 04-02-2003 - 11:29am
A post below peeked my interest, as I have run into this a few times IRL, and alot online. How prevelant is the thinking that SAHP's are just home because they expect someone else to support them. Or because they are too lazy to get a job or keep a job. I didn't really keep up on the story of that governor who had twins while in office, but if I remember, her husband was a SAHP and it was constantly rumored that he wasn't a SAHD, he just couldn't keep a job. That may be true, I don't know, but I found it interesting that it even came up.

In the past, I have run into alot of people (alot in my own disfunctional family) who view the SAHP (me at the time) as someone who either cannot or won't hold down a job. They (in a general sense) tend to overlook the SAHP as someone who is not worthwhile of their time and attention. I know that there are judgements made on both sides of this, and I think we hear alot of the SAHP's judgements here because it tends to ruffle feathers. But I'm wondering how many other people have run into the WOHP's judgements or even to hear from WOHPs here who have the same judgements because I really don't understand this way of thinking.

Okmrsmommy-36, CPmom to DD-16 and DS-14

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Sat, 04-19-2003 - 9:50pm
oh, right. not addressing the point of her post was your point????? i think not.
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Registered: 03-26-2003
Sat, 04-19-2003 - 9:59pm
and i have all those values, without a degree. i havent recd the degree yet, but that doesnt mean i dont value it, i just have a different time line than you.

btw, as far as limiting my horizons, it is because of my dh we moved out of state, and if *we* didnt agree, *we* wouldnt have done it. does going to school in south america count??? or because i was only six yo, nullify it? there are gobs of ways to broaden horizons without going to college right out of high school.

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