Interesting topic about sahd

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Interesting topic about sahd
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Fri, 09-14-2007 - 2:50pm

I looked through posts and didn't see this discussed

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 09-14-2007 - 5:56pm

My uncle and aunt chose to have my uncle be a SAHD for one year after their twin dds were born. They also had a 3yo ds. The reason was that my aunt was a teacher with special classes. (She got all the tough behavioral cases.) She would have lost tenure had she taken the year off.

OTOH, my uncle was a product rep for plumbing supplies. He made a decent wage, but he wasn't losing a lot by taking the year off. When he wanted to go back to work, it was simply a matter of seeing which company was hiring for the same position.

He told me at the time and says to this day (They are retired now, retired very young due to my aunt's job.) that it was the most difficult thing he ever did, being a SAHD for that year. He could not wait, towards the end, to get back to work. He had a job lined up when the year was up. He did love doing it. He did love being home with them. It was just much more difficult than he had imagined it being. He doesn't regret it for one minute. He's glad he did it. He's also glad he went back to work when he did since he was "ready for a break from all the hard work."

He had no trouble moving back into the working world. No one gave him the gears about his doing this. He was well admired for it.

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Fri, 09-14-2007 - 6:10pm

Do you think any differently of a man who put his career on hold to stay at home w/ the kids?

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Sat, 09-15-2007 - 12:58am

NO.


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Registered: 03-26-2003
Sat, 09-15-2007 - 8:20am
I am amazed that msnbc does not employ a few proof readers, at least for the headlines. Apart from that, it hardly seems to me news that some segment of the population holds a simple-minded and old-fashioned view of men who choose to care for their kids. Shrug!