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6/11/14 9:47 AM
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Any activity you can do in your pajamas (h/t Bill Burr) and can't get fired or punished for poor performance isn't a job.
6/11/14 9:48 AM
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If it is so difficult and draining, how can they find the time to document every little cute event on Facebook? Or play candy crush? Or pin shit on Pinterest? Or share recipes for vegan no-bake peanut free blondies? Or spread anti-vaccination stupidity all day long?

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6/11/14 9:51 AM
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wrong post.
6/11/14 9:52 AM
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RobGotti - 
Nonlinear - Any activity you can do in your pajamas (h/t Bill Burr) and can't get fired or punished for poor performance isn't a job.

What stay at home parent spends any amount of time in their pj's?

Who cares? It isn't like they can get fired for being terrible moms, which most mommy club mothers are.
6/11/14 9:54 AM
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RobGotti - 
Mark1 - If it is so difficult and draining, how can they find the time to document every little cute event on Facebook? Or play candy crush? Or pin shit on Pinterest? Or share recipes for vegan no-bake peanut free blondies? Or spread anti-vaccination stupidity all day long?

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Is this what your misses does all day? You might want to have a word with her as she may be ignoring your kids if she has time for this shit all day, having said that, are you posting on the UG from work? Tell me again how hard you work.

Oh please. Unless you live in a pig sty it takes less than an hour of labor to keep the house clean and if your house is large you have a nanny/cleaner who comes in and does it for you.

Please stop pretending like being unemployed is difficult.
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Mark1 - If it is so difficult and draining, how can they find the time to document every little cute event on Facebook? Or play candy crush? Or pin shit on Pinterest? Or share recipes for vegan no-bake peanut free blondies? Or spread anti-vaccination stupidity all day long?

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Is this what your misses does all day? You might want to have a word with her as she may be ignoring your kids if she has time for this shit all day, having said that, are you posting on the UG from work? Tell me again how hard you work.
No. This is what we see on Facebook all day long. That's 90% of Facebook activity. Stay at home moms commenting, liking and posting things all day.

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6/11/14 9:55 AM
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Why are you on facebook so much?
6/11/14 9:57 AM
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And how hard I work isn't open for debate, as I have never claimed to have the "hardest job in the world".

But, I was answering emails last night after dinner, which is pretty common for me. And I will be spending the rest of the week traveling for work, if that makes a difference.

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6/11/14 9:59 AM
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RobGotti -
Mark1 - If it is so difficult and draining, how can they find the time to document every little cute event on Facebook? Or play candy crush? Or pin shit on Pinterest? Or share recipes for vegan no-bake peanut free blondies? Or spread anti-vaccination stupidity all day long?

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Is this what your misses does all day? You might want to have a word with her as she may be ignoring your kids if she has time for this shit all day, having said that, are you posting on the UG from work? Tell me again how hard you work.
No. This is what we see on Facebook all day long. That's 90% of Facebook activity. Stay at home moms commenting, liking and posting things all day.

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True story. The fastest/largest segment of photo sharers on Facebook are attention seeking mommy cult weirdos sharing pictures of their brats. My friend and his wife have an ugly baby contest every day on Facebook where they see who can find the ugliest baby picture uploaded that day.
6/11/14 10:22 AM
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Having kids is for suckers. Phone Post 3.0
6/11/14 10:31 AM
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Change the word "hard" for "important" and I may agree.

What's funny is that most mothers probably have very short work histories prior to having kids. Part time fast food in high school, part time at clothing store in college then an office job for three or four years then married and a baby. Phone Post 3.0
6/11/14 10:46 AM
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Nonlinear - Any activity you can do in your pajamas (h/t Bill Burr) and can't get fired or punished for poor performance isn't a job.

Actually, if you screw up stay at home parenting too badly you get punished by your kids being taken away by the government and you possibly going to jail.

In 2.5 weeks I will transitioning from the paid workforce to being a stay at home dad. So I will report back on how easy or hard it is.

Actually, I know it's hard. But will report back anyway.
6/11/14 10:46 AM
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It's equivalent to someone coming into your work and throwing all the papers off the desk to the ground of a project that you've been working on for months and got it perfect. That asshole that scrambles the papers of a finished project is the workin spouse coming home and doing what they want and not following the rules layed out by the home parent


So you see your husband as your subordinate employee, and you're the boss who makes the rules.
6/11/14 11:29 AM
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FastAndBulbous - 
It's equivalent to someone coming into your work and throwing all the papers off the desk to the ground of a project that you've been working on for months and got it perfect. That asshole that scrambles the papers of a finished project is the workin spouse coming home and doing what they want and not following the rules layed out by the home parent


So you see your husband as your subordinate employee, and you're the boss who makes the rules.

No, he's my teammate who goes with the best game plan layed out by the captain and occasionally fouls out.

6/11/14 11:30 AM
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Unseen - Change the word "hard" for "important" and I may agree.

What's funny is that most mothers probably have very short work histories prior to having kids. Part time fast food in high school, part time at clothing store in college then an office job for three or four years then married and a baby. Phone Post 3.0

What's your point? Do you want women to be in the workforce past ideal childbearing age just to prove a point that she can do other things too?

6/11/14 11:32 AM
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Nonlinear - Any activity you can do in your pajamas (h/t Bill Burr) and can't get fired or punished for poor performance isn't a job.

Actually, if you screw up stay at home parenting too badly you get punished by your kids being taken away by the government and you possibly going to jail.

In 2.5 weeks I will transitioning from the paid workforce to being a stay at home dad. So I will report back on how easy or hard it is.

Actually, I know it's hard. But will report back anyway.

Best luck my brother 

6/11/14 11:32 AM
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sadic1 - My wife raises and homeschools 6 kids, including one with special needs. It's a lot harder than my job. Most women these days have 1 or 2 kids, send them to daycare, then school, and act like they are dying, though.

i used to live in this town right outside NYC and id see stay at home moms with ONE child and a NANNY along with her to help while the mom gets her nails done, drinks starbucks, and does yoga during the day

 

thats sad

 

props to your wife and YOU for having 6 kids

 

wow

6/11/14 11:37 AM
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I would gladly be a stay at home dad. Phone Post 3.0
6/11/14 12:00 PM
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cnc_paul - Let's just see when it's not a baby anymore. Running around rubbing shit all over the walls, and you don't get 5 sec of time to yourself. Honestly I don't know how my wife does it. I wouldn't or couldn't do her job. I applaud anyone who gives up their job to raise children.
Just my two cents. Phone Post 3.0
I've done it with two kids at the same time, it's not fucking hard. Phone Post 3.0
6/11/14 12:10 PM
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This debate is bust.

Caring for very small kids and kids that don't scream all nigth or shit themselves are two different beasts.

The whole stay at home moms = a job thing is about housewives claiming that what they do is equal to having a job.

When the kids are 2, 7 and 12 alike!!!

Is it tiresome to take care of your own 1 year old? Yes. But that isn't really the issue here. Phone Post 3.0
6/11/14 1:25 PM
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Nonlinear - Any activity you can do in your pajamas (h/t Bill Burr) and can't get fired or punished for poor performance isn't a job.

Actually, if you screw up stay at home parenting too badly you get punished by your kids being taken away by the government and you possibly going to jail.

In 2.5 weeks I will transitioning from the paid workforce to being a stay at home dad. So I will report back on how easy or hard it is.

Actually, I know it's hard. But will report back anyway.

Best luck my brother 


Thanks. The wife took the first 2 years of our daughter's life off to stay at home and raise her. Daughter is now 3 and a half and kicking ass in pre-school. Our son is 2 and half months old and my wife's leave is up July 1. She makes more than I do and recently invested in a masters degree, so it's her turn to focus on her career while I raise this one.

I tried to work something out with my employer of 16 years where I could work 20 hours/week from home, but they suck and said no. So, I am taking 3 months of FMLA leave and then resigning. Fuck 'em. It will be a financially tight, but rewarding, couple of years. Maybe I'll find some part time consulting work on the side, but I really want to focus on the kids.

My wife did an awesome job with our daughter, and I want to replicate that as much as possible.
6/11/14 1:35 PM
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Nonlinear - Any activity you can do in your pajamas (h/t Bill Burr) and can't get fired or punished for poor performance isn't a job.

Actually, if you screw up stay at home parenting too badly you get punished by your kids being taken away by the government and you possibly going to jail.

In 2.5 weeks I will transitioning from the paid workforce to being a stay at home dad. So I will report back on how easy or hard it is.

Actually, I know it's hard. But will report back anyway.

Best luck my brother 


Thanks. The wife took the first 2 years of our daughter's life off to stay at home and raise her. Daughter is now 3 and a half and kicking ass in pre-school. Our son is 2 and half months old and my wife's leave is up July 1. She makes more than I do and recently invested in a masters degree, so it's her turn to focus on her career while I raise this one.

I tried to work something out with my employer of 16 years where I could work 20 hours/week from home, but they suck and said no. So, I am taking 3 months of FMLA leave and then resigning. Fuck 'em. It will be a financially tight, but rewarding, couple of years. Maybe I'll find some part time consulting work on the side, but I really want to focus on the kids.

My wife did an awesome job with our daughter, and I want to replicate that as much as possible.

You are now 100% responsible for not fucking up your kid in these formative years. 

Jk :-)

 

just lighting the fire lol 

 

6/11/14 1:38 PM
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I know you're joking but trust me, I feel the pressure.

The first month I'm with him (July) we will focus on learning the finer points of international soccer play through watching the World Cup... at the pub. That's good parenting, right?
6/11/14 1:53 PM
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cnc_paul - Sorry I don't agree. Just because you don't earn an income doesn't mean it's not a job. Phone Post 3.0

Raising your own kids?  I would consider that a responsibility instead.

6/11/14 2:00 PM
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i could stand a mom staying home while the kid is young, but she better get a job when the kid starts school. no reason to be a stay at home mom once the kids are in school.

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