just something I noticed

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Registered: 10-12-2006
just something I noticed
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Thu, 10-04-2007 - 10:05am
Hey everybody....This is something I just noticed while posting on the "MORALITY" board. They were discussing whether or not you should send your kids to school if they are sick. One working mom said that she feels that society needs to change and "not look down at" working moms who have to take time off to care for sick kids...which I agree with. However the part that gets me is that a lot of working moms don't extend the same courtesy to SAHM...it's kind of a double standard..don't get me wrong I realize not all working moms feel that way BUT there are a lot I've come across who freely admit that staying at home with your kids is not a respectable profession. I like working for myself...if my kids or I get sick
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Registered: 08-08-2006
Thu, 10-04-2007 - 10:16am

I don't think sah is a profession, but it's a valid choice.

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Registered: 07-04-2007
Thu, 10-04-2007 - 10:35am

You will always have people on both sides who judge what other people are doing.

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Registered: 07-23-2003
Thu, 10-04-2007 - 11:31am
First I have to say I don't think SAH is a profession but it is a valid choice for ones family.

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Registered: 12-06-2004
Thu, 10-04-2007 - 12:07pm

Well if you are a sahm and are not contributing financially to the household and using your dh then it is your absolute duty to sah with the sick kids, as well as clean the house, feed the cat, take out the trash, cook dinner, run the errands, pick up popsicle sticks, take to the drs.

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Registered: 10-12-2006
Thu, 10-04-2007 - 12:20pm

ummm....I don't use my DH whatsoever..I work just as hard as he does..only for longer...the check says his name but he refers to it as "us" getting paid..because he respects AND appreciates what I do at

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Thu, 10-04-2007 - 12:21pm
she was kidding in her first paragraph....

 

Yes. We. Did.

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Registered: 07-08-2001
Thu, 10-04-2007 - 12:30pm
Jackie was only being serious in the second half of her post (everything before "seriously" is just a joke)...
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Registered: 07-08-2001
Thu, 10-04-2007 - 12:31pm
Jeezum crow, I really need to read ahead before posting!
Come join me on the Breast vs. Bottle Debate Board!

Everyone should have kids. They are the greatest joy in the world. But they are also terrorists. You'll realize this as soon as they are born, and they start using sleep deprivation to break you.



Ray Romano, actor/comedian


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Registered: 12-06-2004
Thu, 10-04-2007 - 12:32pm
It was a joke, you must not have been following the other thread where a poster claims the entire household is a sahm

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Registered: 01-07-2004
Thu, 10-04-2007 - 1:46pm
hello!! i personally dont view a stay at home mom as a job, per se. im not saying that sahp dont work hard-i keep my house clean, am involved in my childs school, do the grocery shopping, pay the bills, all that stuff-and work outside the home 33-35 hours a week. i dont view what i do in my home as a job-i dont get a paycheck for it, they dont take out taxes...i view those things as part of being a mom-just part of who i am now...but thats just me. i will say that i envy those that can stay home with their kids when they are sick and dont have to think "great-i really cant afford to not get paid for today...but my kid is sick. i cant do anything about it. i gotta take care of him/her..." i would say it depends on how sick your kid is as to if i would send them to school or not. maybe part of the decision would have to rest on if i could get away from my job for the day...i know how the manager where i work is-and if i dont go in-i dont get paid. and how sick my child is...(now my hubby and i dont have to worry much about it-cuz we work parallel shifts-he comes home at 2:30, i go in at 3...)so anyway, i really dont view staying home as a job-i view it as a choice-not an easy choice to make either. i respect sahp for their choice...on a side note, if you do have a sick child and do stay home, hopefully you can take a break for a few minutes-just to clear your head and get away from all the sick sights and smells...take care!
joanne
maman2goons@yahoo.com

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