What have you given up?

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Registered: 07-17-2007
What have you given up?
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Mon, 06-30-2008 - 10:48am
What have you "given up" in order to have and parent children?

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iVillage Member
Registered: 02-08-2008
Mon, 06-30-2008 - 1:46pm
Your ex takes your dd on weekends, right?
I would think you would be able to do more of the things you did before her as unless I get a sitter, it is much harder for us to go out and do the things we used to before kids.
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Registered: 03-27-2003
Mon, 06-30-2008 - 2:06pm

wow-- with your extensive knowledge you missed that my ex husband has Liza every other WEEK?

 

Yes. We. Did.

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Registered: 02-08-2008
Mon, 06-30-2008 - 2:38pm
I just know IME of single moms that there are able to keep their weekend plans the same after kids because the child(ren) are with their dads.
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Registered: 03-27-2003
Mon, 06-30-2008 - 2:44pm
I don't think I've really given up anything completely (except maybe distance biking, but then again, I don't have the same interest in it).
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Registered: 03-27-2003
Mon, 06-30-2008 - 2:44pm

I understand that. and i have said again and again that I have a full week at a tiem (which translates into two full weeks and two full weekends each month) without Liza so I do a fair amount of socializing during those weeks but I"m also workign my 2nd job those weeks and working at shows here.

 

Yes. We. Did.

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Registered: 10-17-2003
Mon, 06-30-2008 - 3:09pm

I gave up my career.

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Registered: 04-22-2005
Mon, 06-30-2008 - 4:50pm

Graduate school
My messy ways
A certain amount of free time
A certain amount of spontaneity
A certain amount of money
My pre-baby stretch mark-free tummy
During pregnancy - cold medicine, certain foods, sleeping on my back
Sleeping for more than 2-3 hours at a time
Sleeping in on weekends
"Traveling light" on planes
etc

It's all totally worth it and then some. :-)





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Registered: 08-08-2006
Mon, 06-30-2008 - 5:00pm

Like our esteemed president "in solidarity" with the relatives of more than 4,000 troops who have been killed in Iraq, I gave up golf. There just wasn't enough time in the week with 3 kids to spend 5 hours on a good walk spoiled.


Now that the kids can drive the cart and sometimes play along, I'm playing again and enjoying it almost as much.

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Mon, 06-30-2008 - 5:15pm
you've given up messy ways?

 

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Registered: 04-22-2005
Mon, 06-30-2008 - 5:24pm

LOL, I can see how that reads. What I mean is that I was accustomed to just leaving things lying around (candy wrappers, crumbled up receipts, pennies on the floor, a plate of food balanced on the arm of a chair). Now that I have a baby that moves around and puts EVERYTHING in his mouth, I have to stop being so messy so that he doesn't choke on something.

I used to be able to let my guard down. Yeah, not so much anymore, LOL!





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