Thoughts

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Mon, 09-29-2008 - 11:33am

I was at a wedding this weekend and was talking to my boyfriend's best friend's mother.

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&nbs

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In reply to: ladybugmak
Tue, 09-30-2008 - 7:58am
Thanks for sharing your experience.

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&nbs

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In reply to: ladybugmak
Tue, 09-30-2008 - 8:14am

"......maybe something instigated this woman's remark or maybe she's an insecure sahm who needs to validate her worth at home.

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&nbs

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In reply to: ladybugmak
Tue, 09-30-2008 - 9:18am

"It also irks me when people trot out academic skill, especially precocious academic skill, as "proof" of superior parenting."


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In reply to: ladybugmak
Tue, 09-30-2008 - 10:19am

>All I care about is that he does lean to read, when doen't matter so much to me.<

Amen to that.

Chris

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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In reply to: ladybugmak
Tue, 09-30-2008 - 3:43pm

Of course you were right. What baffles me is that the other woman seemed to expect you, as a single mom, to "give up your career for your child." And pay the bills with what?


She doesn't sound like a reasonable person to me and I think you were wise to walk away.

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In reply to: ladybugmak
Tue, 09-30-2008 - 6:00pm
Well, honestly, from her tone I gathered that she was disapproving of my having a child out of wedlock (BF isn't DD's father), so of course in her eyes, I've done messed it all up. :-P

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&nbs

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In reply to: ladybugmak
Tue, 09-30-2008 - 6:17pm

So her "solution" was for you to quit your job, stay home with your child, and what, receive welfare? I'm sure she'd approve of you then. ;) That's why I said she wasn't reasonable.


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Registered: 09-21-2008
In reply to: ladybugmak
Tue, 09-30-2008 - 11:08pm

I think she was being ridiculous and you handled it beautifully.

 

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In reply to: ladybugmak
Wed, 10-01-2008 - 3:50pm
I think you meant to reply to the OP! Just flagging this with a caution sign so she'll see it.
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In reply to: ladybugmak
Wed, 10-01-2008 - 4:42pm

confused


are you talking to me?