Leaving Your Kids Overnight

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Registered: 02-05-2008
Leaving Your Kids Overnight
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Wed, 05-07-2008 - 3:13pm
with relatives (or any other close person in your life). I'm really curious to see if there is a difference in SAHM vs. WOHM. This came up on one of the playgroups on here I lurk on. Someone asked what's the longest you've been away from your kids. Now, granted our babies are still rather young (17 months old) but IMO, it doesn't really make a difference. Needless to say I was shocked at the replies. The majority does not leave their kids with ANYONE overnight or more than a few hours. I got a sense from the thread that it

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Registered: 03-31-2003
Tue, 05-13-2008 - 9:38pm
I'm good, thanks! School's almost out. Kids are great. DH's great. Job is busier than ever.
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Registered: 03-27-2003
Wed, 05-14-2008 - 8:28am
I hear you -- I guess what I was saying is that often when they're older its harder -- cuz they hold grudges LOL -- or they REALLy get 'hey you're leaving me - hey you're having fun WITHOUT ME -- hey! hey! hey!" LOL.

 

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Wed, 05-14-2008 - 12:23pm
See, it is largely about personality.

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Registered: 08-29-2002
Wed, 05-14-2008 - 12:56pm
Yup, I rarely post anymore but I saw yours and had to respond...I hadn't heard anything from you in a while. We're good: both very busy with our jobs (mine seems to get busier by the day, and I had an over-the-top travel schedule last year). I did manage to get a paper published last year and have first authorship on that...I'm pretty proud of that one since I rarely get to do any lab work anymore. The kids are good, though ds is about to become a teen, which is kind of disturbing :-).
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Registered: 10-30-2007
Fri, 05-23-2008 - 11:03am

My husband and I have only left our kids over night 2 times.

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