Summer Guilt?????

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Registered: 06-20-2006
Summer Guilt?????
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Mon, 05-11-2009 - 1:51pm
If you work, do you find that summer's are the worst?

Kat

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Thu, 05-21-2009 - 8:35pm

if i WOH,it would cost me so much more to keep my kids busy and in camps than i have to SAH.

 

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Registered: 03-06-2008
Thu, 05-21-2009 - 8:02pm
I am a mother of 3 babies and my children are 3,5,and 7 yrs old, I work full time I don't feel guilty because I am helping my husband to provide for our children. I am able to to buy the necessities and pay our bills, I would feel guilty if we did not need the money and I still wanted to work. I love my babies and I would do anything so that they can have everything they need, either way they are in the best of hands (my moms mother in law) she is very nice and she educates the kids to be very respectful no matter what. They are fed, she gives them all healthy organic food made from scratch and I am so happy to have her as my babysitter, my husband gets out of work at 3:30 so he gets to spend time with them before I get home.

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Registered: 02-22-2007
Thu, 05-21-2009 - 3:28pm
I agree with you. I just wonder what ideas the PP might have, although I have kind of given up on ever hearing them.

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Registered: 01-24-2007
Thu, 05-21-2009 - 3:11pm

Well said.


I completely agree with you.


 
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Registered: 04-22-2005
Thu, 05-21-2009 - 2:28pm

I think it's the "ALL day ALL summer" part that is part of the problem here. I agree with her that no matter how poor a person is, there is going to be SOME moment of SOME days that they can find something else to do besides vegg at home. But I think she may have been taking it too literally when we said "vegg all day every day".

I still maintain that while there are free activities, there are not enough of them to serve the purpose that is needed: to keep children supervised and occupied all summer while the parents are at work. For those with no spending money and limited access to free resources, there will inevitably be a much larger proportion of the summer spent vegging. Especially someplace where the temperatures get into the upper 90s/lower 100s - it's just too hot to leave the house.

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Registered: 02-22-2007
Wed, 05-20-2009 - 1:15pm

The post to which you responded included questions, not accusations. You said you think I take things too personally. It sounds to me like you are starting to do the same.

>> Investing means to empower, to devote time to. It clearly does not mean iam implying YOU dont care enough <<

So then what are you saying about PARENTS in GENERAL who don't do this?

>> There are plenty of things for children AND adults to do for little to no money in their home and community> to keep them busy, other than sitting around veggin all day in front of the t.v. and puter. IMO ones finacial situation has nothing to do with veggin all day all summer, it is a behavoral issue. I have posted this to YOU and others many many times. <<

And people have given you multiple examples of why this is not necessarily the case. So please tell us, if you would, since you are so sure that it is, exactly what kinds of activities a family with limitations (geographic, financial, WOH/SAH, etc) can participate in.

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Registered: 05-08-2009
Wed, 05-20-2009 - 7:20am

Just as i thought,

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Registered: 04-22-2005
Tue, 05-19-2009 - 11:36pm
Oh yeah, I'm like that, too - I remember the location of the numbers more than the numbers themselves, so when I have to use a different configuration of keypad, it really throws me off. Even my PIN number on my debit card is hard for me to remember if my fingers have to go to a different place in order to punch it in.
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Registered: 02-04-2009
Tue, 05-19-2009 - 11:16pm

When my maternal grandmother had to go into a nursing home and we closed up her house, I ended up with her mustard colored rotary phone. Several months later, I ended up dropping my digital phone into a sink full of soapy water, killing it. And we had to go to the rotary phone as backup.

I couldn't remember anyone's phone number anymore, because the patterns were all gone! LOL

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Registered: 02-22-2007
Tue, 05-19-2009 - 2:17pm
I had nearly the same convo with ODS when he was small.

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