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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Wed, 05-13-2009 - 6:27am

For what it is worth.

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Registered: 07-23-2003
Wed, 05-13-2009 - 6:18am

So glad that I was smart enough to not continue to drink as I read on in this thread :)

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Registered: 07-23-2003
Wed, 05-13-2009 - 6:15am

OMG coffee on the screen.


I am so glad I read this thread now I know that I will need to pay mega bucks for therapy because since my dd was 3.5 years old she has know by heart the recipe for chocolete chip cookie bars ROFLAO.

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Sat, 05-02-2009 - 8:00pm
Well, I feel much better now. I just set the timer so I will remember to pick up my daughter at 10:30 p.m. when the party she is attending ends.
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Fri, 05-01-2009 - 2:30pm
LOL! My legs WERE nice before I got pregnant... hopefully they'll go back to normal afterwards.

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Fri, 05-01-2009 - 2:22pm

Here's my 2 cents. You can't "convince" a 2-yr-old of anything--they do it when *they're* ready.

I took a friend's advice and took both my kids to Target to pick out "cool" underpants. Then we put them away in their drawer, and I said, "these are here for whenever you're ready to use them." Then I just waited. Both of them trained right at 3. I did make them wear pullups at night for a few weeks just to be sure, but we had almost no accidents.

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Fri, 05-01-2009 - 12:16pm

Gee, thanks. I remember watching the Beatles on their first Art Linkletter show. Man, now you're making feel old.

Chris

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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Fri, 05-01-2009 - 12:13pm

What trouble? Just to let you know 3 of my kids are long past the teen years (31, 27, 24). In fact, 2 of them are married and have children of their own. And they loved to help bake Christmas cookies, make bread, etc. Of course, at age 4, their help was confined with pouring (mostly) pre-measured ingredients into the bowl, putting their hand on the mixer as I mixed, and frosting the cookies afterwards. But then those are also some of my fondest memories of baking with my mom when I was that age. And we are continuing the tradition with their children (my grandchildren). My son (the 11 yo), in particular, doesn't want a 57 yo woman tagging around with him and his friends all the time.

Chris

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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Fri, 05-01-2009 - 10:47am

We did the sink or swim method with my youngest, aka the naked route, lol.

PumpkinAngel

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Fri, 05-01-2009 - 9:45am
Now that it's warmer, I think that might work. I bet the combination of potty presents and naked would be good.
baby in clothes basket

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