the working parent is spoiled with a SAHM?

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the working parent is spoiled with a SAHM?
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Mon, 08-15-2011 - 10:37am

some people associate SAH as this spoiled opportunity with feet kicked up all day because s/he doesn't have to work but to reverse that, friend and me were talking (a she and i exchange) and the subject of chores, who plans most dinners and things like that were brought up.

 

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Mon, 08-22-2011 - 7:45pm

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Mon, 08-22-2011 - 8:00pm

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Tue, 08-23-2011 - 7:36am

interesting, your mother took on the stereotypical woman role plus worked (i'm assuming outside the home).

 

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Tue, 08-23-2011 - 7:43am

my husband has some kind of money management software thing, that's his toy.

 

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Registered: 07-17-2007
Tue, 08-23-2011 - 8:14am

I'm just curious, why don't you cook if your DH isn't home for dinner?

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Tue, 08-23-2011 - 9:16am

his absenses are pretty

 

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Registered: 07-17-2007
Tue, 08-23-2011 - 10:39am

But aren't there other people who eat dinner at your house?

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Tue, 08-23-2011 - 10:49am
diffrent strokes, when dad's not home we go out to eat or do something fun like cereal for dinner kind of thing, Lol. they don't starve, we do still eat.

 

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Registered: 12-07-2003
Tue, 08-23-2011 - 10:55am

My dad worked for the fire department and was gone about 10 days a month working 24 hours shifts. On those nights, my mom didn't really "cook" either. We would eat leftovers or she would make something easy like Kraft mac n' cheese or fish sticks and tater tots.

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Registered: 08-22-2009
Tue, 08-23-2011 - 10:57am
I do not always cook when my DH is home. I cook for us about 4 nights a week. The other nights are fend for yourself.