Interesting take on SAH/WOH/parenting

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Registered: 02-22-2007
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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Registered: 02-07-2009
Sun, 04-19-2009 - 3:05pm
I had three teenage at one time (only for a few months). My youngest will be 20 in a few weeks so no more teenagers. But I did not find the teen age years that bad.
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Registered: 08-25-2008
Sun, 04-19-2009 - 5:49pm

Mine seem to want to grow up too fast.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Sun, 04-19-2009 - 8:17pm

I don't think I could survive that many girls! When my oldest DS is 18(senior in highschool) I will also have a 16 year old DS, 15 year old DD, 13 1/2

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Registered: 02-06-2006
Mon, 04-20-2009 - 12:19pm

Hahaha, Elaine that's hilarious!


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Registered: 02-22-2007
Mon, 04-20-2009 - 3:28pm

I "lost" my glasses when they were on my nose once.

It was finals time. I was running on very little sleep.

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Registered: 02-06-2009
Tue, 04-21-2009 - 6:47am

Wow, you were lucky. It was hell on wheels at our house ;o)


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Registered: 02-22-2007
Tue, 04-21-2009 - 2:13pm

I have two friends who both came from families of four girls each, no sons.

They both describe family life, especially the teenage years, as rather.... emotional.

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Wed, 04-22-2009 - 7:43am

some kids are growing way too fast.

 

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Wed, 04-22-2009 - 7:53am

But I did not find the teen age years that bad.


 

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Registered: 02-24-2009
Wed, 04-22-2009 - 8:27am

Do you consider your mother's life the sort of life to strive for?

BTW, there is a home-cooked meal on my table at least 5 days a week, and sometimes two in one day.

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