what's your sore spot?

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Registered: 10-24-2007
what's your sore spot?
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Sun, 04-06-2008 - 12:09am

So what's your sore spot?

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Sun, 04-06-2008 - 2:18pm

Hmm. I don't really have an issue that raises my BP. I guess if I had to reach I'd say people in general who tell me they can't imagine how I "handle" working with three kids. It usually feels patronizing. But really doesnt bother me too much. I'm pretty happy with our choices and our set up at the moment so I'm fairly duck like:)

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Registered: 10-30-2007
Sun, 04-06-2008 - 5:21pm

Ive got a couple....My first one is that people are amazed that my children are all well behavied most of the time.

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Registered: 10-04-2007
Sun, 04-06-2008 - 6:05pm

It has to be comments about staying home to raise your kids said as if anyone who doesn't stay home doesn't raise theirs.

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Sun, 04-06-2008 - 6:40pm

That is so sad, that poor little girl.

I am in the fortunate position of being too new to parenting for anyone to say much to me personally that I would find upsetting. The closest thing is people telling me when they think I should have my next child and how many children I should have, but I find that more amusing than annoying.

My aunts and uncles want me to have something like six kids. Um, and with what money am I supposed to raise them? Maybe everyone should send me a dollar - I'll go make my website, LOL. ;-)

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Registered: 10-17-2003
Sun, 04-06-2008 - 8:07pm

My sore spot is working

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Registered: 02-05-2008
Sun, 04-06-2008 - 10:13pm
I have several but I would guess the main one is "Oh you are done right".... People just cannot fathom the fact that although I supposedly have the "perfect" family (one boy/one girl), I actually want to have another baby. I am almost to the point of hating to tell anyone that "yes, they're twins" b/c automatically 99% of the time, the next comment is "wow, you got it done all at once" followed by all the pity comments of having twins. Seriously, why do people, especially women, feel the need to feel "sorry" for me????!!! I mean perfect strangers commenting on
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Registered: 03-26-2003
Sun, 04-06-2008 - 10:35pm
yep I can see how that would drive you nuts. At best its clueless for someone to say -- at worst a totally passive/aggressive insult. My friend who is a SAHP has a JD and an MBA from a top university. She too has mentioned to me that one peeves her. Interestingly DH also has two advanced degrees and no one has ever said that to him......Maybe men just don't go there?

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Mon, 04-07-2008 - 6:49am

My sore spot..people who say that daycare providers are "strangers raising other people's children".

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Mon, 04-07-2008 - 8:34am

Oooh, I have a couple:


1. When people give me parenting advice in that certain way like I don't know what I am doing, especially those whose parenting practices I disagree with. I am quite confident in my choices, so it doesn't make me question what I do, but it ticks me off, I don't tell other people how to parent, or how to do their job, and

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Mon, 04-07-2008 - 8:45am
I would be wasting my education if I didn't WOH. That doesn't mean you are, though.

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