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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Registered: 03-27-2003
Mon, 06-30-2008 - 6:13pm
I guess it depends on how you look at your question.
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Registered: 03-27-2003
Mon, 06-30-2008 - 8:45pm
Yes, that makes perfect sense to me!
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Registered: 09-05-2007
Mon, 06-30-2008 - 8:55pm
Nothing. Well.. being single and childless, and money, I suppose. Other than that... I haven't given up anything that I think I would otherwise have.
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Registered: 03-31-2003
Mon, 06-30-2008 - 10:29pm

Oh, yeah. Me, too. DH and I have not played 18 holes since before I was pregnant with out twins. I had just bought a brand new pair of cleats when I got pregnant. Needless to say, my feet grew, I never worse them, and I still have not bought a new pair.


We used to live next to a 9 hole, par-3 course that was just right for

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Mon, 06-30-2008 - 10:45pm

Nothing worthy of the qualification of "sacrifice".


Nothing that wouldn't have been given up with a different choice.

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Mon, 06-30-2008 - 10:46pm

Exactly....I have added experiences, emotions, feelings and all kinds of joy to my life and I haven't given up a darn thing in exchange!


PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Mon, 06-30-2008 - 10:48pm

It's not for us....shrug.

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Mon, 06-30-2008 - 10:50pm

Yep, makes sense to me.


PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Mon, 06-30-2008 - 11:30pm

Nothing meaningful.

But most notably sleep; some spontaneity; big risk taking; a 6 pack (abs) and

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 07-01-2008 - 3:54am

These are of course a consequence not just of having a kid, but also of the circumstances generally. IOW, had I lived in a different place, had I realized how difficult it would be and planned better, had family to help, been independently wealthy etc none of this might have obtained.

1 Work (I worked, but had to scale back significantly and the first years it was a serious challenge).
2 Schooling
3 Peace of mind (I had a hard time dealing with a small child and found myself unable to think or relax at all).
4 Fun (i.e. spending time with friends, going out, seeing a movie etc).

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