What have you given up?

iVillage Member
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: 03-26-2003
Tue, 07-01-2008 - 12:39pm
I hear you on career ambition, but what about living all over the world - moving every two or three years - as a Christian missionary?

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iVillage Member
Registered: 06-27-1998
Tue, 07-01-2008 - 12:39pm

Other than the driving my sons about, I don't see my life as vastly different, either.

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 07-01-2008 - 12:41pm

You're right, in that you can even take kids to Vegas.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 07-01-2008 - 12:45pm

Four or five.


Twice (only once for a 3 day weekend, though).


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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 07-01-2008 - 12:46pm
So why wouldn't a DINK couple have a different lifestyle than parents do?

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iVillage Member
Registered: 06-27-1998
Tue, 07-01-2008 - 12:47pm

My kids have been to Vegas, lol.


PumpkinAngel

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-27-1998
Tue, 07-01-2008 - 12:51pm

I know a couple of people who have done it as well, but they have kids...


PumpkinAngel

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-04-1997
Tue, 07-01-2008 - 12:52pm

Gambling and excessive drinking weren't really things I wanted to do or enjoyed before I had kids, and I have no desire to take them up now, but if I did, I would imagine one could hire sitters or nannies in Vegas just as easily as anywhere else in the developed world.

I took my kids to Vegas a couple of times in that we were going somewhere else (Death Valley) and flew in and out of Vegas 'cuz it was easiest. We took the kids to see a cheesy renaissance jousting thing.

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-27-1998
Tue, 07-01-2008 - 12:53pm

We have a few friends who are childless by choice, their lifestyle is really that much different than ours.

PumpkinAngel

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-27-1998
Tue, 07-01-2008 - 12:54pm

My oldest loved Circus Circus and all the rides and we did the renaissance jousting thing as well.


PumpkinAngel

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