Certainly you know them...

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Certainly you know them...
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Sun, 11-10-2013 - 6:53am

People that wake up everyday to sunshine regardless of the actual weather, whose lives look peachy perfect b/c of their demeanor, whose energies and smiles motivate you or make you want to strangle them... 

Or do you? 

 


 


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Registered: 06-27-1998
Mon, 11-11-2013 - 3:29pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>That's nice, I really can't share the same sentiments. I've posted here a long time, my kids were babies and I remember the attacks from working moms about how bad SAH was, that a child's life is doomed b/c s/he'll be sheltered too much, My kids are closer to college than infancy now and I don't regret a thing, College is a just a new chapter in their lives while we continue debating parenting. I am grateful for friends, There are a handful of people I've met here that I am friends with on fb and I'm appreciative we've been able to look beyond our differences and connect there.</p><p> </p>

I remember a number of mean things about working parents, oh boy there were lots of them!  But just like you, I've been both a sahm and a wohm over the years and you learn to laugh at the extreme thoughts of others. I do think it's a shame that you can only look beyond the differences of a few and not in general...that's a shame.

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Registered: 10-06-2010
Mon, 11-11-2013 - 5:16pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>That's nice, I really can't share the same sentiments. p>

Yes, we know.

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Registered: 05-13-2009
Mon, 11-11-2013 - 6:49pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>That's nice, I really can't share the same sentiments. I've posted here a long time, my kids were babies and I remember the attacks from working moms about how bad SAH was, that a child's life is doomed b/c s/he'll be sheltered too much, My kids are closer to college than infancy now and I don't regret a thing, College is a just a new chapter in their lives while we continue debating parenting. I am grateful for friends, There are a handful of people I've met here that I am friends with on fb and I'm appreciative we've been able to look beyond our differences and connect there.</p><p> </p>

Hmm, I've also been around since my children were little and my memory is quite different. There was one poster, clw, who was militant about wohm, and she had her reasons,  maybe a spouse she didn't trust iirc, that very few agreed with. There were often drive by posters of infants who started the "how can you work and neglect your baby!" threads. They never really debated anything.

There were also current Banshees that were quite militant sah proponents who mellowed with age and multiple children. Queen, I'm thinking of you.

Most people that I've met on this debate board, with a few exceptions, believe that most parents try their hardest to create the best family they can regardless of work status, and work is far down the line on defining what makes a good parent.

I've got a college student now, and two in hs. There are a few things I could have done better, but hindsight is 20/20, and not productive. My kids are awesome human beings. I love them even though I worked in a profession I also loved. How amazing is that?

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Mon, 11-11-2013 - 8:14pm

savcal2011 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">jamblessedthree</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;That's nice, I really can't share the same sentiments. p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Yes, we know.</p>

How very banshee of you, Lol. 

 


 


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Registered: 07-09-2013
Mon, 11-11-2013 - 8:22pm
All sick people see things the same way.

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Mon, 11-11-2013 - 8:47pm
I don't understand how anyone could be on this board for as many years as we all have, and have neither the intellectual curiousity to learn from the other posters nor the empathy to consider life's issues from someone else's perspective.
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Tue, 11-12-2013 - 6:06am

Because we come here to debate? And perhaps you missed what thardy wrote earlier in this thread, There has always been a divide among long timers on this board and that air has gotten thicker. I play fair, You defend a lot of less than fair debate so I'm not really sure where your "curiosity" lies bord..  Do you get intelligent stimulation here? 

 

 

 


 


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Registered: 10-23-2001
Tue, 11-12-2013 - 6:23am

Oh chestnut, you're confusing this board for the banshee one now too.  That probaly contributes to the divide here b/c you just never know what's going to be used against you there, Lol. I am still chuckling at the banshee that was on a roll with scam emails and signing my name to them, What a mess, There are other rotten things the banshees have done too.  That's nice you have "friends" there tho. 

 

 

 

 


 


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Registered: 01-08-2009
Tue, 11-12-2013 - 6:42am
Yes, Jamblessed, there is a fair amount of intellectual stimulation I get from reading this board. For instance, I did not really know anything about the "pink debate," until this last discussion, and I have learned a lot from trying to see it all through the eyes of someone like Rolls. Why would anyone keep coming here and debating if she were not learning something along the way? To me, you're either learning and growing, or you are dying. What is the point of being here if you are not intellectually or emotionally affected by what happens here?
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Tue, 11-12-2013 - 6:45am
Jamblessed, you are confused. No Banshee wrote any scam emails and signed your name to them. If something like that happened, it was spyware or malware, not something a banshee did on purpose. PS: Banshees have nothing to do with the catastrophe in the Philippines, either.

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