Reasons to SAHM when the kids are

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Registered: 02-05-2008
Reasons to SAHM when the kids are
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Sat, 04-12-2008 - 1:34am
in school..fulltime. It seems like to me that it's very much accepted in this society to be a SAHM when you have small children.(newborn to preschool/kinder). You are home to take care of your children right? I don't believe anyone really questions why you are being a SAHP and not working. It's almost a given why you don't WOH. However, what happens when you no longer need to take care of your children during the day b/c they are at school from 8am to 4pm (give or take, whatever the schedule is). I'm just curious to see how SAHM justify it when they don't have children to take care of. Do WOHM's think it's being lazy to be at home all day when you don't have children there?
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Sun, 04-13-2008 - 4:08pm

"Do WOHM's think it's being lazy to be at home all day when you don't have children there?"


Michele

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Registered: 07-17-2007
Sun, 04-13-2008 - 4:19pm
It is sort like being a Minister's spouse. Does your friend have boys or girls?
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Registered: 03-21-2001
Sun, 04-13-2008 - 4:22pm
One girl & she's pregnant with a boy, due this summer.
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Sun, 04-13-2008 - 4:27pm
I heard that submariners only have girls. So I was curious. I am married to a former RF engineer and they are supposed to only have girls too. I know there are exceptions, but expect for DH, everyone else in his old department have girls only.
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Registered: 01-05-2000
Sun, 04-13-2008 - 9:52pm

My girlfriend who's dh was in subs (he's retired now, was in subs for most of his time in the Navy) had 3 boys and nary a girl.

Chris

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Registered: 07-29-2002
Mon, 04-14-2008 - 10:08am

Oh I remember having to host wives teas and be available for Dining Outs and so on.

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Registered: 03-21-2001
Mon, 04-14-2008 - 10:23am

that's pretty funny.

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Mon, 04-14-2008 - 3:58pm

Most caregivers can do a pretty good job of meeting the needs of a baby or toddler, but I think it's a lot more challenging to deal with the emotional issues of a teen or older elementary kid, whether one is a SAHP or WOHP.

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Registered: 12-29-2004
Mon, 04-14-2008 - 4:20pm
How does that work, you being a WOHM while staying home all day?
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Registered: 12-29-2004
Mon, 04-14-2008 - 4:27pm
ITA; I haven't noticed my teens needing a great deal less parenting than they did when they were little.