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    Quote Originally Posted by babyno1onboard View Post
    Do you think parents who put their kids into daycare a couple of days per week when one of them is not working are lazy and selfish?
    Depends. If they used the same wording/reasoning as the finches then yes. If they have health issues, not necessarily.

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    But I still don't understand how it's any more selfish that a family who works long hours bc they want to add a swimming pool out the back or want to trade in the 2 year old commodore for a brand new SUV? Which is lots of families? Should a child spend 6-6 in care bc the family wants a 60k car?

    I guess it's just each to their own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by delirium View Post
    But I still don't understand how it's any more selfish that a family who works long hours bc they want to add a swimming pool out the back or want to trade in the 2 year old commodore for a brand new SUV? Which is lots of families? Should a child spend 6-6 in care bc the family wants a 60k car?

    I guess it's just each to their own.
    One is to (theoretically) improve the lifestyle your kids have. The other is to have a shag with your partner while sipping a martini, with the kids being an afterthought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by delirium View Post
    But I still don't understand how it's any more selfish that a family who works long hours bc they want to add a swimming pool out the back or want to trade in the 2 year old commodore for a brand new SUV? Which is lots of families? Should a child spend 6-6 in care bc the family wants a 60k car?

    I guess it's just each to their own.
    It's not! 😂 well in my eyes anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A-Squared View Post
    The difference is none of it was done so I could live the non-child life.
    Bingo! Someone *choosing* to live a *child free* life 1.5-2/7 days per week is what I find so distasteful. Don't have kids if you only *want* them 5 nights per week!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    One is to (theoretically) improve the lifestyle your kids have. The other is to have a shag with your partner while sipping a martini, with the kids being an afterthought.
    Toddlers don't care about brand new cars every 3 years though.

    I see where you are coming from but a lot of the folk I know who work fulltime, do it to maintain a lifestyle, not out of any necessity. Where do you draw the judgey line?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    One is to (theoretically) improve the lifestyle your kids have. The other is to have a shag with your partner while sipping a martini, with the kids being an afterthought.
    Playing devils advocate you could then say that having alone time means the parents are more likely to stay happily married which is far far better for the family lifestyle then a new car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    Playing devils advocate you could then say that having alone time means the parents are more likely to stay happily married which is far far better for the family lifestyle then a new car.
    If you need 2 nights off from your kid to have a happy marriage then there are bigger problems at play. Poor kid is doomed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clementine Grace View Post
    Toddlers don't care about brand new cars every 3 years though.
    ?
    What % of parents you know work long hours just so they can have a new car every 3 years?

    Most parents work long hours to provide opportunity and lifestyle to their kids. The car every 3 years is a red herring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    What % of parents you know work long hours just so they can have a new car every 3 years?

    Most parents work long hours to provide opportunity and lifestyle to their kids. The car every 3 years is a red herring.
    90% of families in my circle who both work fulltime with one or two young children bring in 200k+ a year. Or more. There aren't many of them, most have one parent working 2-3 days a week max.


 
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