Kids as an "excuse" to stay home

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Registered: 04-08-2003
Kids as an "excuse" to stay home
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Fri, 08-15-2008 - 2:16pm

No one would likely ever admit to this...but what percentage of women who stay at home, and have no plans to ever return to the work force, or to do more than work PT...stay home because of the kids, but also for the major fact that they simply don't want to work?


I don't love my job every second, and there's definitely jobs out there that I don't think I could get out of bed for every day. But the idea of never working again, and being completely dependent on my spouse...kind of blows my mind. I realize not everyone's of the same ilk, and one's not better than the other.


I do wonder how many of the women who go on and on about how great it is to be home with the kids, are primarily just relieved to not have to punch the clock every day in addition to being mom.


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Registered: 10-05-2007
Sat, 08-16-2008 - 6:16pm

Oye, there were two of us, and

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Ducky

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Registered: 04-24-2008
Sat, 08-16-2008 - 6:19pm

I vividly remember my dad in exasperation saying, If one gets the camera, you each get one.

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Registered: 04-24-2008
Sat, 08-16-2008 - 6:24pm

I still go to the same hair stylist I went to as a teen!

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Registered: 11-08-2006
Sat, 08-16-2008 - 6:28pm

you know what? I've shamelessly used Jenna to do presentations about Alyssa at my school. Usually, I allow Jenna to take a day off school and we both go down to my school later in the morning. Last year, she got up in front of 300 6th graders and spoke a bit about her sister, then fielded questions. She then sung a song (acapella) that she wrote about her sister. None of the faculty that were there had a dry eye. Many of the kids were quite teary too.

Yup. She's terrific for that sort of thing.

eileen

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Sat, 08-16-2008 - 6:31pm

the kind of shoes weren't school necessary.

 

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Registered: 05-14-2006
Sat, 08-16-2008 - 6:31pm

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Registered: 05-14-2006
Sat, 08-16-2008 - 6:36pm

"My three children are

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Registered: 11-08-2006
Sat, 08-16-2008 - 6:36pm

Sometimes, my NEEDS come first. Sometimes MY wants trump my kids' wants. Generally, Alyssa's (special needs child) NEEDS always come before everyone else's needs.

eileen

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Registered: 04-24-2008
Sat, 08-16-2008 - 6:38pm
Oooh, I'm going to have to use that one.
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Registered: 07-17-2008
Sat, 08-16-2008 - 6:39pm

Darn.

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