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Apr 24, 2013
 
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<quoted text>Ive heard many married moms say it, not just her, when their husband's job has them away from home/kids for a long period of time. One friend's husband wants another kid and she said "Nope, not as long as I feel like a single mom to the one we already have."
I have said "I have a lot of respect for single parents" after my husband has worked several OT days in a row or gone on a trip. There are definitely times when I feel that I do the majority of the child raising, but it is not a competition and I know that there is someone else who has as much stake in their well-being as I do and he will give them his time and effort as scheduling permits.

It's about working as a team. I can't imagine doing this without my partner. I am in awe of people who are single parents involuntarily and make it work. For married people to compare their situations to that of single parents is disrespectful, IMO.

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<quoted text>And Brian Dennehy was actually older than Wilford Brimley in that movie. Make up artists had to make him appear younger.
Um, Brian Dennehy is 4 years younger than Wilford Brimley.

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Apr 24, 2013
 
You know who died yesterday? Remember the shrink, Sidney, an occasional character on MASH? He died. 95 years old.

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Apr 24, 2013
 
Rest in piece, Sidney. You were one of the best things about MASH.

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Um, Brian Dennehy is 4 years younger than Wilford Brimley.
I got that info from movie notes when I saw it on AMC. Might have to do some fact-checking. If you're right, then they were wrong.

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Apr 24, 2013
 
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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Ive heard many married moms say it, not just her, when their husband's job has them away from home/kids for a long period of time. One friend's husband wants another kid and she said "Nope, not as long as I feel like a single mom to the one we already have."
That's cause they are unappreciative and have a martyr complex.

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Here
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Apparently reading comprehension doesn't work for you.
ONE of the most, you dum dum, ONE of the most.'Tis your reading comprehension fail.

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ANd "contributing everything"? Um, no, money is not enough. It's about parenting time. HOwever, given that she knew what they were in for when he ran for office,that alone is what makes me want her to not complain. It's not like he took a cushy job and then it became very time consuming.
You can't survive without food, shelter, clothing. It takes money for these things. The guy provides her and their children with a lifestyle 99.99 percent of people on this planet do not enjoy and she's out b1tching about how she has it so tough and minimizes any contribution he makes to their family. I think that's wrong. I can't stand when women do that. It's like some of them have this need to justify how important they are ... while at the same time minimizing and showing a complete lack of appreciation for their spouse and his contributions.

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Sure. I'll pass along the message at our next girls night out.
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Tell her I wish her husband lost, too. Thanks. Bye.

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Correct. Just like the people who have given up trying to find work and instead had to take early retirement aren't counted either. The TRUE unemployment numbers are at around 13%.
To quote a not-at-all-famous dum dum, "Source?" Seriously, where did you get your 13% from? Glenn Beck's Robitussin and Oxy-fueled 3 a.m. podcast?

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<quoted text>That's cause they are unappreciative and have a martyr complex.
I wouldn't go that far. There are some husbands who really don't put much time and effort into child rearing because they are working so much or spending time on their own interests. I would find it very frustrating, too, if my partner left all of the child-related responsibilities to me because it is tiring and often overwhelming.

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#84627
Apr 24, 2013
 
I'm with Scarlet--I'm sure Michelle has to do a lot of the face-time parenting stuff. Homework, fights, drama--but comparing that to single parenting is insulting. Especially since those girls aren't babies.

J has a friend that has made the single mom analogy about herself. Husband is basically a 3rd child that brings in a little money. He was a jerk before they had kids and they went and had 2 in rapid succession. Can't say I feel too sorry for her.

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ScarletandOlive wrote:
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Um, Brian Dennehy is 4 years younger than Wilford Brimley.
Yeah, but Brian Dennehy's age was artificially depressed by the liberal lamestream media. His REAL age was 102 when that movie was made.

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#84629
Apr 24, 2013
 
We ate at this restaurant when I was in Texas last month. I got this skillet mac and cheese with chicken and veggies in it and a breadcrumb crust. I have been craving that so bad lately, and nobody in town has anything even close. I think I'd give up a pinky finger to have some for lunch.

First world problems.

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ScarletandOlive wrote:
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I wouldn't go that far. There are some husbands who really don't put much time and effort into child rearing because they are working so much or spending time on their own interests. I would find it very frustrating, too, if my partner left all of the child-related responsibilities to me because it is tiring and often overwhelming.
I understand that, but to minimize your spouse and compare yourself to a single parent who must not only do all the child rearing, but ALSO go out and work is disrespectful. You are treating them as if they do absolutely nothing for their family and that is not true.

My father was not the best when it came to involvement growing up, but one thing my mother always said was that he was a good provider and she made sure to tell us this. Michelle sounds like a complete unappreciative wench to me.

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I have said "I have a lot of respect for single parents" after my husband has worked several OT days in a row or gone on a trip. There are definitely times when I feel that I do the majority of the child raising, but it is not a competition and I know that there is someone else who has as much stake in their well-being as I do and he will give them his time and effort as scheduling permits.
It's about working as a team. I can't imagine doing this without my partner. I am in awe of people who are single parents involuntarily and make it work. For married people to compare their situations to that of single parents is disrespectful, IMO.
I believe the hardest part of being a single parent is that you and you alone are the person responsible for your child. There is no one -- not a soul -- who would look out for the interests of your child like you would. There's not another parent to turn to discuss things. Oh, there ar eother people, but it's not the same as discussing things with the other parent.

And I can do anything for a week, two weeks -- whatever the time hubby might be on vacation or out for work. Do it for years knowing no one is coming home from vacation, work or whatever. No break.

Not complaining. When you have a kid people should be aware you just might be signing up for just that. Part of the job.

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That's cause they are unappreciative and have a martyr complex.
No, they just aren't thrilled that their spouse isn't sticking with the original agreement (like, "Yes, I will give up weekly hunting trips when the baby is born").

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How would she like it if Barack went around saying she doesn't contribute anything to their family except for watching kids and if it weren't for him pulling in all the money they'd be on welfare. Would she like that? Would that be respectful? It's just the shoe on the other foot.

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You can't survive without food, shelter, clothing. It takes money for these things. The guy provides her and their children with a lifestyle 99.99 percent of people on this planet do not enjoy and she's out b1tching about how she has it so tough and minimizes any contribution he makes to their family. I think that's wrong. I can't stand when women do that. It's like some of them have this need to justify how important they are ... while at the same time minimizing and showing a complete lack of appreciation for their spouse and his contributions.
I hear the complaints from WORKING moms. So they're pulling in income AND doing the bulk of housework/childrearing.

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#84635
Apr 24, 2013
 
Its not like the kids can get lost or anything either, they get their own security detail. I doubt one could even fall off a bike, even if they tried to. So how much parenting does she actually have to do anyway? Kid misbehaves, you just have the secret service dude pull out his piece....Kid goes back to behaving.

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You can't survive without food, shelter, clothing. It takes money for these things. The guy provides her and their children with a lifestyle 99.99 percent of people on this planet do not enjoy and she's out b1tching about how she has it so tough and minimizes any contribution he makes to their family. I think that's wrong. I can't stand when women do that. It's like some of them have this need to justify how important they are ... while at the same time minimizing and showing a complete lack of appreciation for their spouse and his contributions.

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