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Old 06-01-2015, 03:38 PM   #1911
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I'm bewildered that you would make such a statement in this day and age Addie. Now days there are Mr. Mom's out there that should also be pretty po'd with that kind of talk. Not to mention mom's like me who made a hard living taking care of other children in my home so I could raise my own.
Good grief.....
Kayelle, please keep in mind that my youngest child is 43 years old. It was during the 50's and 60's that I was raising my family. Only if my husband got hurt or was laid off did I have to go to work. Otherwise, my husband made enough money that I didn't have to work. I liked working, but I also enjoyed the days at home raising my kids. So I do know what it is like to have to get ready for work. And in the 50's I was fortunate in that my husband was quite willing to take care of the kids. Most of my girlfriends had husbands who thought the raising of children was woman's work. I often babysat for them if they had a medical appointment for themselves or had to take just one child to the doctor's.

I have buried two husbands and in the end raised five kids alone. So guess who HAD to go to work. I could no longer sit at home and wait for the Thursday or Friday paycheck. My life of luxury was over. I have been there and done it all. So I know what life is all about. Some women have it easy and some don't. I had it both ways.
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Old 06-01-2015, 04:17 PM   #1912
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Kayelle, please keep in mind that my youngest child is 43 years old. It was during the 50's and 60's that I was raising my family. Only if my husband got hurt or was laid off did I have to go to work. Otherwise, my husband made enough money that I didn't have to work. I liked working, but I also enjoyed the days at home raising my kids. So I do know what it is like to have to get ready for work. And in the 50's I was fortunate in that my husband was quite willing to take care of the kids. Most of my girlfriends had husbands who thought the raising of children was woman's work. I often babysat for them if they had a medical appointment for themselves or had to take just one child to the doctor's.

I have buried two husbands and in the end raised five kids alone. So guess who HAD to go to work. I could no longer sit at home and wait for the Thursday or Friday paycheck. My life of luxury was over. I have been there and done it all. So I know what life is all about. Some women have it easy and some don't. I had it both ways.
You are *completely* missing the point. Moms who don't work outside the home still do a lot of work. In most cases, it's not a life of luxury.
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Old 06-01-2015, 04:40 PM   #1913
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Good for you. I have at times just opened the door ever so slightly so I can tell my unwelcome visitor, "Sorry, I don't have time right now. I have to get ready for work. I will call you when I can sit and talk. They are still waiting for that phone call.

I wish I had the luxury of being a full time stay at home mom. But there were many times I had to get out there and get a job real quick. At the time there were plenty of factories in Chelsea, and I could go to any one of them and know I would get hired on the spot. And they knew I wouldn't be making a career of it. I hate factory work, but they paid the most. When you have a family, you do what you have to in order to put food on the table. My dream job would be working on a farm. Not too many farms in a big city.
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I'm sorry you have the misconception that MY life has been all luxury.Some have it.Some don't mentality!That I've never ever worked outside the home while being a mom.Wow!

Can't help feeling like a low life, wasted peace of human flesh.Thank you for your support.

To call a truce.Get the topic back to what it's been intended for.Taking the high road.

Welcome back Pf.You were missed.
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Old 06-01-2015, 04:56 PM   #1914
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Addie,
I'm sorry you have the misconception that MY life has been all luxury.Some have it.Some don't mentality!That I've never ever worked outside the home while being a mom.Wow!

Can't help feeling like a low life, wasted peace of human flesh.Thank you for your support.

To call a truce.Get the topic back to what it's been intended for.Taking the high road.

Welcome back Pf.You were missed.
Thank you. And include my "Welcome back PF." I had hoped you could just move into your new home. But just imaging all the fun you and Shrek will have setting up your new home just the way you both want it. You certainly will have the room to do it. I hope it will have enough closet space. But then you always have downstairs for everything that can't fit upstairs. But if you are in a tornado area, you will be needing a second bed down there.

In a lot of the pictures I have seen in past years, any building with cinder blocks on the outer wall, suffer the least damage. But I haven't ever heard of any tornadoes hitting anywhere in Wyoming. So it is a good bet you are safe. And for that I am very happy.

I am so impatient to hear about your closing and moving in. I wish I could be there to witness it all. Such a happy occasion. I just love HAPPY!
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Old 06-01-2015, 05:41 PM   #1915
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You are *completely* missing the point. Moms who don't work outside the home still do a lot of work. In most cases, it's not a life of luxury.
I am quite aware of that. I did raise five kids alone while I held down a full time job.
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Old 06-01-2015, 06:07 PM   #1916
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I am quite aware of that. I did raise five kids alone while I held down a full time job.
Then stop saying women who don't work outside the home live a life of luxury, sitting around waiting for their husband's paycheck. It's insulting.
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Old 06-01-2015, 07:32 PM   #1917
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Kayelle, please keep in mind that my youngest child is 43 years old. It was during the 50's and 60's that I was raising my family. Only if my husband got hurt or was laid off did I have to go to work. Otherwise, my husband made enough money that I didn't have to work. I liked working, but I also enjoyed the days at home raising my kids. So I do know what it is like to have to get ready for work. And in the 50's I was fortunate in that my husband was quite willing to take care of the kids. Most of my girlfriends had husbands who thought the raising of children was woman's work. I often babysat for them if they had a medical appointment for themselves or had to take just one child to the doctor's.

I have buried two husbands and in the end raised five kids alone. So guess who HAD to go to work. I could no longer sit at home and wait for the Thursday or Friday paycheck. My life of luxury was over. I have been there and done it all. So I know what life is all about. Some women have it easy and some don't. I had it both ways.
FYI Addie, I was married at 19 yrs old and worked on my feet until the week before my first son was born in 1965, so I raised my two kids in the same era you did. I think it's ridiculous for you to sit in judgement of anyone because most of us don't choose to let on how hard our lives may have been. Because you choose to do that, doesn't mean you deserve any special kudos, or that you're anyone so special.
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Old 06-01-2015, 08:00 PM   #1918
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There are the folks who do not have to be a working woman. They get to stay home and wait for their husbands paycheck on Thursday or Friday...
Tsk, tsk, Addie. You should know that ALL women are "working women". It's just that some of us didn't get paid for our work in dollars.

I: cooked, cleaned, gardened, mowed the 1/4 acre lot (so that my hubby could enjoy his weekend with the family), laundered, volunteered as a Girl Scout leader, volunteered at church...I could go on and on. Not once did I think that I wasn't doing worthy work. It's just that it wasn't paid work. However, the benefits were pretty great.
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We happily survived a 4000 plus mile road trip. Photos to follow later.
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We happily survived a 4000 plus mile road trip. Photos to follow later.
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