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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Registered: 01-15-2006
Wed, 04-22-2009 - 8:38am

is that what you get from my post?


no,i'm not necessarily saying i envied her life.

 

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Registered: 04-22-2005
Wed, 04-22-2009 - 2:37pm
Wow, that's intense! Most people would go crazy trying to live like that, but apparently it was her niche.
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Registered: 02-06-2009
Thu, 04-23-2009 - 8:38am

That's a delicate way of putting it, lol!


The good thing is that my 17yo brother (the youngest of us 5) has a thorough understanding of women ;o)


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Registered: 05-02-2006
Fri, 04-24-2009 - 1:09pm

I will agree that she does have some good points buried in there.

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Mon, 04-27-2009 - 1:45pm
hello!! my girls are growing up too fast too. i have an 8 (almost 9) year old and a 5 year old. both my girls have "crushes" on lil boys in their classes. my oldest likes to go on my space and text on "her" cell phone. (we turned off our house phone and decided to get 1 more line/phone to have here at home, just in case. my dd is set on the fact that its "her" phone. she doesnt take it outside the house or anything. maybe in a few years, it will actually be hers...but for now, its not)she loves twilight and black is her favorite color to wear. my bff has a dd who's 13 that my dd adores-my dd wants to be k. the problem is-her mouth is growing up too fast too. i look at her and wonder "where are the simple quiet years were supposed to have between the toddler years and the teen years??!!" hey-if you find that island-give me the coordinates, please!!!!!!! LOL
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Tue, 04-28-2009 - 6:35am
Why is a 9 year old on myspace?

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Registered: 02-06-2009
Tue, 04-28-2009 - 9:00am

<if you find that island-give me the coordinates, please!!!!!!! >


Second star to the right and straight on until morning ;o)


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Registered: 02-22-2007
Tue, 04-28-2009 - 8:53pm
My 13 y.o. isn't on myspace or facebook yet... he considers them timewasters... I consider myself lucky so far!

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Wed, 04-29-2009 - 7:24am

what's twilight?


cell phones.

 

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Wed, 04-29-2009 - 7:27am
because mom is?

 

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