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: 01-05-2000
Mon, 06-30-2008 - 11:05am

A motorcycle. ;)

Chris

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

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Mon, 06-30-2008 - 11:10am

Now that I've gotten that out of the way. Looking back at the last 30 years, I can't recall anything that I have given up to raise our children. Now Joy and Angela can have a different outlook. They gave up a lot just by being Erica's sisters. Mainly, they gave up having their parents attention. I did what I did because that was the way it was. And raising Dylan is the way it is now.

Chris

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

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Mon, 06-30-2008 - 11:23am

1) A tremendous amount of free time


2) Material wealth


3) Spontaneity


4) Sleep


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Registered: 07-26-2007
Mon, 06-30-2008 - 11:33am
Nothing worthy of the qualification of "sacrifice". It's not like I donated bone marrow.

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Registered: 02-08-2008
Mon, 06-30-2008 - 11:45am
1. Sleep
2. Freedom of just running out at anytime
3. My sanity-??!!
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Registered: 03-27-2003
Mon, 06-30-2008 - 11:45am

you know what?

 

Yes. We. Did.

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Registered: 01-05-2000
Mon, 06-30-2008 - 11:50am

>I've had to aDD things to my life - like soccer games and ballet recitals but I didn't give UP anything . <

The one thing that I'm not willing to give up, to the point of ignoring dr's orders, is sewing. At times (way too many times I suspect if you ask dh and kids. But I'm afraid to ask.), sewing comes before family. Better yet, make that I will never give up.

Chris

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

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Registered: 07-23-2003
Mon, 06-30-2008 - 12:39pm

ummm doing what I want when I want.

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Mon, 06-30-2008 - 12:41pm
Nothing.
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Registered: 03-31-2003
Mon, 06-30-2008 - 1:46pm
Wearing a bikini. Going to bed and waking up on my own schedule.

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