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

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Wed, 04-29-2009 - 7:37am

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"If you can't annoy somebody with what you write, I think there's little point in writing."-- Kingsley Amis, British novelist, 1971 t .

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Registered: 02-04-2009
Wed, 04-29-2009 - 7:38am
Yeah? I had sex when my kid was 9 and somehow managed to avoid including him...

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Kitty

"If you can't annoy somebody with what you write, I think there's little point in writing."-- Kingsley Amis, British novelist, 1971 t .

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Registered: 11-22-2000
Wed, 04-29-2009 - 7:48am
because mom is?



Totally not a good enough reason, IMO.

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Registered: 03-06-2009
Wed, 04-29-2009 - 8:34am

what? I'm on facebook. Liza is not.


I'm an adult. Liza is not.


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Registered: 03-06-2009
Wed, 04-29-2009 - 8:41am

Liza's best friend just turned 13 and is Twighlight obsessed -- LIza has seen the movie and she tries to do the whole "oh yeah I love Twighlight too" thing but I can tell she's not really sure what the fuss is about.

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Wed, 04-29-2009 - 9:32am

but are we encouraging facebook,myspace?

 

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Registered: 03-06-2009
Wed, 04-29-2009 - 9:39am

I think myspace is

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Wed, 04-29-2009 - 10:10am
Like this one, you mean? ;)
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Wed, 04-29-2009 - 10:42am
My 16 year old has a Facebook account. My thirteen year old just got one but he isn't allowed to access it unless I am looking over his shoulder. He doesn't even know the password to it.
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Wed, 04-29-2009 - 10:49am

What do you consider unkind about myspace or facebook?


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