i wouldnt want to...

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i wouldnt want to...
Fri, 06-12-2009 - 2:29pm
hello!! i have visited this board off and on but i havent been here in a few months. i decided to start this thread with the open ended sentence. for me, i wouldnt want to stay at home 24/7. i love my kids, but i like my job too. its not what i would call a career(i work in a grocery store)but it brings in money and helps pay the bills. but more importantly, i get away from the house, my kids and my hubby. i need that break. especially when my kids are having one of "those" days. i hate having to miss out on fun things-which i do have to do at times. i hate that i cant just say "sure-i can come." i usually have to say "i'll get back to you-i have to see what im working that day..." and if theres something big invovling my kids, i have to request the day off(which isnt awful, but i have to be careful how many i request off because the manager gets pissy about that
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Mon, 06-15-2009 - 12:57pm
Yep, that's me too.


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Mon, 06-15-2009 - 3:23pm

I wouldn't want to SAH again! Mainly, I have no one at home to take care of, unless you consider the dog a kid, all 3 kids are in elementary. right now being at home alone is very boring, and I am usually done with chores by 12!!

I wouldn't want to work retail again! I liked working at Old Navy for the interaction, otherwise it was very mundane, and easy work!! Plus, getting paid 8 dollars an hour was a pooper!

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Mon, 06-15-2009 - 11:19pm

I wouldn't want to earn so little that I couldn't indulge my sweet tooth for vintage sewing machines or buying fabrics when Seminole Sampler has a sale.

I wouldn't want to work such long hours that I never have the chance to spend quality time in the sewing room.

I wouldn't want to forget the smell of a sewing machine heating up in the back seat of the car and permeating the air with that wonderful smell of old oil and metal and wood. mmmmmm.



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Registered: 05-06-2008
Mon, 06-15-2009 - 11:52pm
I couldn't stay home 24/7.
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Registered: 05-05-2007
Tue, 06-16-2009 - 12:44am

  • have to depend on someone else

  • have to stay with someone because I had no other choice

  • be with someone I wasn't happy with

  • have another child

  • not have a choice

I could go on and on. :)

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Registered: 05-05-2007
Tue, 06-16-2009 - 12:46am
I hear you. If I suddenly won the lottery, I'd still do volunteer work. I wouldn't feel as if I were contributing enough it I didn't do something outside of the home.
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Registered: 07-17-2007
Tue, 06-16-2009 - 7:28am

"Besides, all my kids are in school all day so what would I do? CLEAN?"

Volunteer at a direct service non-profit, grow vegetables, read, go to lunch, chair a committee at our Congregation. - that's what I do. I do very little cleaning. It just takes a little imagination.

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Registered: 07-17-2007
Tue, 06-16-2009 - 7:29am
It doesn't have to be boring. It is what you make of it.
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Registered: 05-02-2006
Tue, 06-16-2009 - 5:24pm

Can I change the statement slightly to be an "I wish..." sentence?

I wish I had a choice as to whether to WOH or SAH.

I wish my DH had a job since he hates NOT working.

I wish I didn't have to commute 45 minutes

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Tue, 06-16-2009 - 8:55pm

I realized that I never really put my answer in the form of completing the sentence, so:

I wouldn't want to spend more time working than time with my children.

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