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    Quote Originally Posted by Pregnor View Post
    My DD is 23 months old and today when i told her she was giong to daycare she said "Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay Daycare! Abi!!! (Abi is her carer - she wasnt impressed that she wasnt there today though!)

    My kids only go 2 days a week, when I am at work. Its great for us, I just seem to need that mental stimulation that i cant seem to get at home. My job involved a lot of thinking and problem solving. Plus i dont have a lot of friends with kids and moving around meant i never ended up with a mothers group.



    And I just want to remind people that this is in the "working hubbers" section
    yes it is, thanks for pointing that out

    same with my work, I need the mental stimulation it provides and I love my work. I have to collate lots of reports and do lots of data entry and coding and a lot of work with pivot tables, organise meetings, flights etc. it all keeps me sane.

    my nearly 2yr old loves daycare and his carers. I have to put his little backpack on him now rather than me carry it, he bursts through the door with that beaming smile, gives me a kiss and off he goes with his little friends. So cute.

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    I think it's great if people are happy with the options they have chosen for themselves and their families, but it leaves a bad taste in my mouth when people make generalised comments about which is the "right" option overall.

    While you may figure that quantity means little, and that spending so much time with your child causes a lack of respect, it's simply ignorant to assume that this is the case for every family with a SAHP.

    Yes, this may well be the working parents section (which I am anyway), but that doesn't mean everything said here can remain unchallenged when it is, quite simply, not true.

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    Agreed SassyMummy. While I disagree with people when they say "children are better off with a parent with them 24/7 until they are school aged" I also disagree that everybody is better off working. Everybody is different. I hate when people try to convince me that DS would be better off with me as a SAHM, so I would never do it to others about their own situation.

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    Default Staying at home is def not for me

    Quote Originally Posted by SassyMummy View Post
    I think it's great if people are happy with the options they have chosen for themselves and their families, but it leaves a bad taste in my mouth when people make generalised comments about which is the "right" option overall.
    This. I'm pleased for everyone who is able to choose the option best for them. I've been a working parent and a SAHM (surely that qualifies me to comment in this section!) and me being at home is by far the best option for our children.

    And you don't have to be in paid employment to keep your mind stimulated

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    Quote Originally Posted by SassyMummy View Post
    I think it's great if people are happy with the options they have chosen for themselves and their families, but it leaves a bad taste in my mouth when people make generalised comments about which is the "right" option overall.

    While you may figure that quantity means little, and that spending so much time with your child causes a lack of respect, it's simply ignorant to assume that this is the case for every family with a SAHP.

    Yes, this may well be the working parents section (which I am anyway), but that doesn't mean everything said here can remain unchallenged when it is, quite simply, not true.
    You may see some things as untrue but i have said what I have said in this section because its what I believe and it's certainly the right thing for my children and family which has been proven to me in the weeks I have been at home. It's how it is in my family, I never said it's for everybody.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lambjam View Post
    This. I'm pleased for everyone who is able to choose the option best for them. I've been a working parent and a SAHM (surely that qualifies me to comment in this section!) and me being at home is by far the best option for our children.

    And you don't have to be in paid employment to keep your mind stimulated

    Well for me I do need paid employment in a job I love, to keep my mind mentally stimulated because its satisfying for me

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    Default Staying at home is def not for me

    I went back to work 3 days a week at the end of last year and I hate it, I only went back to help out as we are short on staff but as soon as that's fixed up I'll cut back to a few hours a week helping out here and there, I'm far happier staying at home with DS and I think he is to

    I just find I'm a better( and calmer!) person staying at home and so is DS , I totally admire mums who work full time , I think staying at home (for me) is far easier than going to work, I won't go back until he is in high school at least ( and I was a career driven , 7 day a week worker before DS)

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    Default Staying at home is def not for me

    Not for me either.

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    Default Staying at home is def not for me

    Bottom of the laundry hamper???? I don't think mine has a bottom- if it does I haven't seen it in years. I need to work not just for the money but the 2 days a week the girls go to crèche gives them an outlet too.


 

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