priorities; what do the children give up

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Registered: 11-08-2009
priorities; what do the children give up
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Sun, 11-08-2009 - 6:49pm
This topic "piggybacks" on the priorities topic where we discussed what we gave up as working women and moms, what do you think our children give up...honestly!? What do you think they gain? Also please mention your own mothers status and your experience of a child as a SAH or WOH.

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Mon, 11-09-2009 - 3:01pm

Heck, I'm cut/pasting the thing for future posts, I could have used it a time or two.


PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Mon, 11-09-2009 - 3:05pm

I start with Roma tomates, I love Roma's for just about anything...but they are smaller and less juice, more meat.

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 06-17-2000
Mon, 11-09-2009 - 3:26pm

My husband feels that his parents were very selfish in their work choices.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-27-1998
Mon, 11-09-2009 - 3:36pm

No, I didn't mean him growing up with dual wohps, I meant him currently being a wohp now.

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 06-17-2000
Mon, 11-09-2009 - 3:48pm

Yes...he does, and he has a very flexible job, and works to make sure his children do not feel that way!

 

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Registered: 06-17-2000
Mon, 11-09-2009 - 3:54pm

I do not understand your question...more prepared for what in life?


I am off to ER, if I don't get back to you in a timely fashion, it is because I can't...sorry!

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Mon, 11-09-2009 - 3:54pm
Prayers for your sick little one!
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Registered: 07-20-2009
Mon, 11-09-2009 - 3:57pm

"We got pregnant much sooner than we had hoped, and ended up renting a bedroom for the 2 of us + our twins for 2 years before we could afford an appartment."

"I do not understand your question...more prepared for what in life?"

For things like getting pregnant sooner than they hoped, being prepared for it and not having to live in a one bedroom place with 4 people for 2 years?

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Mon, 11-09-2009 - 3:57pm

That's a bummer, how many hours a day/week does he work that he misses so many activities?


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PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 05-27-1998
Mon, 11-09-2009 - 3:58pm

"I do not play with children. It does not matter how much time I have on my hands, it simply is not my thing. OTOH, I have spent years of my life in playgrounds when dd was small, but firmly parked on a bench with my knitting or a newspaper. Children need to play with other children, IMO."


Yes! Right there with you on this. And we're in excellent company, as many of the good mothers I know had the same philosophy, and their children are all well-adjusted people. ;)

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