Perfect hours

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Registered: 08-22-2009
Perfect hours
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Wed, 10-26-2011 - 10:19pm

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Registered: 02-24-2010
Tue, 11-01-2011 - 1:01pm

Why would you think it was an unhappy or selfish thing to no longer arrange your work schedule around your children's school schedule.

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
― Markus ZusakThe Book Thief

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Registered: 02-24-2010
Tue, 11-01-2011 - 12:54pm

Ha! I didn't even do that, I went to clogging class and danced.

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
― Markus ZusakThe Book Thief

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Registered: 02-24-2010
Tue, 11-01-2011 - 12:51pm

Isn't "thinking of other people's children" done by anyone who buys trick or treat candy to give out?

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
― Markus ZusakThe Book Thief

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Tue, 11-01-2011 - 6:46am

it's great that you think of other people's children on halloween...

 

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Mon, 10-31-2011 - 9:33pm
Yeah. I was just thinking that while I adored my children when they were small and happily constructed costumes, carved pumpkins, and traipsed the neighborhood with them, I am just as happy to be sitting. Here in my pitifully decorated but warm house, happily passing out candy to other people's children.
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Registered: 05-13-2009
Mon, 10-31-2011 - 5:53pm

Why? When my schedule is no longer dependent on children, as is emptynester's, I will plan my schedule on what works best for me and my husband. It will allow for a lot more golf, traveling, reading, and further education, and less time spent viewing soccer, cross country, and baseball.

I envy that position especially today as it was cold, but I will miss some of my children's activities when they are grown and gone. I am happy to chauffeur to and view their activities now, but I will have plenty to do when they have moved on into adulthood.

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Mon, 10-31-2011 - 4:41pm

i don't envy a position that's all about me at all.

 

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Mon, 10-31-2011 - 4:14pm
i am as involved in church ministry as i am the schools, i'd like to devote more time to both or either later. no, public school isn't faith based.

 

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Registered: 07-17-2007
Mon, 10-31-2011 - 2:36pm
egd3blessed wrote:

for me, a perfect schedule wouldn't change a whole lot even after my kids are grown, i offer my time every once in a while to the schools and i love doing that, i love the faith based setting too.

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Registered: 02-24-2009
Mon, 10-31-2011 - 2:34pm

Your ideal schedule is my usual schedule when I work, sometimes with another couple of hours in the afternoon and/or a business dinner.