Why do "you" even care if I ......

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Why do "you" even care if I ......
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Wed, 02-25-2009 - 11:10pm

(You general you) am even going back to work after my toddler goes to school?


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Registered: 11-13-2008
Fri, 02-27-2009 - 9:10am
Boy - I can't wait until my DD gets to that "Mom, can I have this?" stage at the grocery store - j/k! At least now all I have to do is make sure the cart isn't close enough for her to reach anything.
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Registered: 01-09-2009
Fri, 02-27-2009 - 10:03am
I'm glad to see that you've made a fresh start.

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Registered: 01-09-2009
Fri, 02-27-2009 - 10:04am

Argh!


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Registered: 02-05-2009
Fri, 02-27-2009 - 10:20am

careful what you wish for...


although it is nice to be able to say "Liza - run over two aisle and grab my box of tampons for me..."

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Registered: 01-07-2004
Fri, 02-27-2009 - 10:22am
Ooh I just have to chime in that we're finally at the "Liza hangs out at home while mom goes food shopping stage"
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Registered: 02-06-2009
Fri, 02-27-2009 - 10:35am
Hmmmm..where did I post that? Can you please provide the link? Thanks :)
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Registered: 02-22-2007
Fri, 02-27-2009 - 1:19pm

>> But that leaves your weekends free of food shopping AND without kids, right? <<

Yes, because food shopping was the only thing I ever needed to get done. For cripes sake.


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Registered: 10-07-2004
Tue, 03-03-2009 - 1:11pm

Well of course, as parents we are all very busy people.

I do think that the feeling of semi-retirement being AH when your kids reach school age really just depends on the circumstances. It's relative.

I SAH for a few months once my youngest started school. Semi-retirement was exactly how I described it. Leading up to that, however, I had two young kids close in age, and I helped out friends and family babysitting on a regular basis. I averaged 5 kids under 5 to run all our household errands and shopping, on top of constant park/beach/playland/storytime activities... so, when I discovered that I could actually read a book, or browse the library, or shop, or whatever on my terms, on my time, it was quite a novelty! Even after I added in some school volunteering and a very, very pt job, it felt like quite a break! Now, if I'd had kids spaced out with years in between, hadn't babysat, and had made a point to take a more "me" time (shopping when dh was home, etc.) during my SAH years, I'm sure my experience would have felt much different!

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Registered: 07-05-2005
Tue, 03-10-2009 - 1:07am
totally true! the funny thing is after i had my dd, there was 2 weeks were i went to work and my dh stayed home, he can totally appreciate how much work it is to take care of the baby all day. Most husbands just don't understand...





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Registered: 11-11-2004
Wed, 03-11-2009 - 3:32pm

"pestered for chocolate cereal straws..."


LOL....I had to write....what are those things???

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