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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Tue, 08-23-2011 - 11:01am
That's what my parents do most nights now that it's just the two of them again.
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Tue, 08-23-2011 - 11:13am

not always but when my dad moonlighted at the area college we sometimes had "picnics", mom would place a checkered tablecloth on the f/r floor, we'd have hamburgers, slaw, chips and pickles and gasp, soda too.

 

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Tue, 08-23-2011 - 11:21am
i cook probably 5 or 6 X a week and DH is a pretty good cook himself so sometimes dinner isn't even started until he gets home too. we go out to eat (as a family) once a week and sometimes more (if DH and i are meeting anohter couple). i hate leftovers, DH eats that for lunch.

 

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Tue, 08-23-2011 - 1:20pm

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Tue, 08-23-2011 - 7:25pm

Yes. I think I've spoiled my husband a bit by being home all of these years. I also think he's spoiled me by taking care of all of the big stuff. Because I handle a lot of the the everyday household managing stuff, he is able to work a demanding position (that he loves). Because he works that kind of position, I am free to pursue work (freelancing) based on my preference and not out of need.

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Wed, 08-24-2011 - 2:12am

That is what we did for many years. We would all meet at home, since the office and the house are close anyway, and have a hot, full meal when dd got out from school around 2:30. In the evening we might then go out (she with her friends, we with ours) or have light meal at home.

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Wed, 08-24-2011 - 2:14am

I tend to agree with you, as long as there is room for both people. If my husband didn't add to my life and make it possible for me to do things I couldn't do without him, why bother.

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Wed, 08-24-2011 - 7:20am

very good post and i will concede to this explaination of feeling spoiled, Lol.

 

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Wed, 08-24-2011 - 7:26am
how did lunch fit in with your school schedule or was that just a meal your dad and mom had togehter?

 

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Wed, 08-24-2011 - 7:47am