Interesting take on SAH/WOH/parenting

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Interesting take on SAH/WOH/parenting
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Tue, 04-14-2009 - 2:35pm

I don't entirely agree with everything the writer says here, but I do think she makes some extremely valid points. Thoughts?

::: I Hate David Dellifield. The One From Ada, Ohio.

This past week was Spring Break and toward the end, somehow my ex and my nanny fell out of the picture, and I was doing a lot of taking care of the kids, which, I have said before, is not what I’m great at. I wish I were. I tried for four years to be a stay-at-home mom, only to discover that I am not meant to do that.

So, in a moment of innocent desperation, I wrote on Twitter: ��No school today and the nanny's on vacation. A whole day with the kids gets so boring: all intergalactic battles and no intellectual banter.”

I almost didn’t post that Twitter because it’s so banal.

But, in just seconds, because that’s how Twitter works, there was a firestorm of men telling me that I’m a bad mom. Really. Yes.

Here’s one from David Dellifield:
“@penelopetrunk sorry your kids are a burden, send them to OH, we'll enjoy them for who they are” :::

.... and the article continues here:
http://blog.penelopetrunk.com/2009/04/13/i-hate-david-dellifield-the-one-from-ada-ohio/

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Why hide your light under a bushel of bears, I ask you?

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Registered: 03-06-2009
Tue, 04-14-2009 - 3:08pm

I puffy heart the lines about the CEOs on twitters and

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Tue, 04-14-2009 - 4:29pm
On the one hand she has a point. On the other hand it was creepy and crossed a big line to phone his house. Ew! Just reading that destroyed any sumpathy I might otherwise have had for her.
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Registered: 02-06-2009
Sat, 04-18-2009 - 7:14am

Follow the link in her blog to the article on how we trick ourselves into believing kids make us happy. Had me in stitches :o)


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Registered: 10-17-2003
Sat, 04-18-2009 - 9:23am

I get a little tired of the "intellectuals need intellectual stimulation" type comments.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Sat, 04-18-2009 - 7:45pm
I had to roll my eyes at that a little too. She forgot to pack coats for her kids because she was too much of an intellectual thinking grand thoughts. I space out on things too. But I'll cop to it and say "oops, I spaced out". I don't try to glorify it by claiming it was because I was thinking of loftier things.
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Registered: 04-22-2005
Sat, 04-18-2009 - 11:38pm

I certainly wasn't thinking of loftier things this past week when I was with a friend at McDonald's while our toddlers played in the playplace. I suddenly realized that I hadn't seen Joe in a long while and started freaking out that I couldn't see him anywhere. When I half-yelled "Where's Joe? I don't see Joe!" my friend pointed out that he was sitting in my lap eating.

I chalk it up to pregnancy brain, because it certainly wasn't because of the intense intellectual thoughts swimming around in my mind. LOL

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Registered: 08-25-2008
Sun, 04-19-2009 - 11:55am
Me too.
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Registered: 04-22-2005
Sun, 04-19-2009 - 12:06pm
So many links! Can you tell me what the link is titled? I want to read it!
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Registered: 02-06-2009
Sun, 04-19-2009 - 2:38pm

At one point my mother had four daughters in the house between the ages of 11 and 20.


I honestly don't know how we survived ;o)


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Sun, 04-19-2009 - 2:40pm

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