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NewyScruggs: It Is Easier To Go To Work

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    It Is Easier To Go To Work
    Published June 12, 2008 Uncategorized 0 Comments

    I could never be a stay at home mom because that is some SERIOUS work. You need ten pairs of eyes.

    Today, my wife told me to watch my youngest who was in the tub taking a bath. I did. She was doing just fine.

    So, I went to write my name and address on an envelope. It wasn’t even 3 minutes…my wife comes back in the bathroom and says in a sarcastic way, “Way to watch her.” Then she yells out, “Oh no!”.

    In less than three minutes, my kid pooped in the tub and climbed up onto the sink and was trying to eat the soap!

    Darn it. I failed. I felt bad. My wife cleaned out the tub and I had to watch the kid while she did it.

    It is easier to come to work everyday than it is to watch my two kids.

    I don’t want anything for Father’s Day, I just want to kiss my wife for being such a great mom.
  2. theebs

    theebs Believe!!!!

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    as a stay at home dad and a guy who feels inferior to everyone I talk to because I chose to do that....I can say it is an adventure. Very rewarding and very frustrating at times.

    poop in the tub is not fun. Walking away from your kid in the tub for 3 minutes is insanity.
  3. Bigdog

    Bigdog Well-Known Member

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    you should not feel inferior because parenting is the toughest job in the world. I envy you because I wish I could do that. You are right that it is frustrating and and adventure. Walking away from kid in the tub for 3 minutes is absolutely stupid. They need to be wathced all the time. As a father of 6 year old twin daughters, it only takes a split second for them to get injured. I remember visiting my brother and his family when I asked where one of my daughters were since we were all outside. Both my brother and his wife told me not to worry becasues the yard was fenced in and she could not get out. They seemed to no understand why I was concern. I went around the corner and there she was, trying to climb the fence and was half way up when she saw me. This happened a year ago. Just goes to show that you need to watch time.
  4. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    I certainly don't think any less of you if you're a stay at home dad anymore than I would a stay-at-home mom. I know a couple whom I'm really close to where he takes care of the kids and she goes to work. With his support, her career has really taken off. It works for them.

    One of my old bosses actually gave up her career (well not necessarily gave it up, but put it on back burner) to stay at home with her three kids until they were all in school. Her and her husband found that they were spending most of her salary paying for people to care for their kids while they were both at work. Daycare, nanny, housekeepers, babysitters, all add up.
  5. Faerluna

    Faerluna I'm Complicated

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    I'm really lucky that I work remotely from my company, so I can be at home to care for our daughter. I'm thrilled to be able to be with her.

    On the other hand, it is really difficult to keep up with a full time (and then some) job and a 16-month-old. She doesn't understand the logic behind "Mommy has to work now" and really can throw a tantrum when my fingers hit the keyboard.

    It's really great, but also really difficult.

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