Which just proves that moms should switch households... If she works for someone else, then she can get paid. And someone else will be working her job, and they'll get paid. No money will really be earned or lost, but at least the mom can know she's worth a lot.
There's an animal in trouble....
This is sewweouis!
LOL! YAY! I love Ming Ming!
My best friend haaaates ming ming... so i told him i was going to buy a giant van and have it look just like ming ming (like the dog van from 'dumb and dumber') and make him go places with me all the time. :) hee hee
i love the wonder pets... and the backyardigans!!!
LOL! Awesome! So do I. My son is boooonkers for Ming Ming. I read your comment outloud and giggled and he came running "MOMMY! WONDER PETS!!!" haha. So I had to find a clip online for him.
Awwwwww... Little boys make my heart melt. I want one!!!
Just... probably not for a while. Heh
*grin* Wish you had been around today! I would have let you borrow him for a few hours.
I got to see about twenty minutes of Spiderman 3 before we were driven out of the theatre because he was so excited and going "Spiderman! MOMMY! Spidermaaaaaaan! " He was soooo excited, and yes, he was a little over enthusiastic and his voice carries, but people were throwing candy at us to leave.. and it was an afternoon show. Seriously.
I would have paid someone I trusted $40 to watch him so I could see the damn movie.
Ooooooh, that's horrible! *hugs* I'm sorry you didn't get to see it.
I know what you mean though, about the not being quiet and being very very loud about it... i lived at my brother's house last week while he was gone and hung out with my eight year old niece.... jeez. Every time we went anywhere, it seems like she'd yell something rediculous at the top of her lungs.
awww... that video was ADORABLE!
and, computer operator? whenever my mom would use the computer, it would be to play the sims!
i think that we should move forward a bit, dad's should help raise the kids too, who says that if mom works out of the home she is still the only one responsible for the kids? i have heard of dozens of stories where dad stayed home and take care of the kids while mom goes to work. also, one of my more liberal teachers goes to amsterdam all the time and she says that in Europe, the father is more willing to help raise the kids than in America.
That's cool. :) I know there's tons of single Dads, and tons of Dads that do more then their share in the raising of the kids, but I wouldn't say that's the majority. I think it should be equal, but I would say for the most part at this juncture, it's not.
One of the core fallacies of this article is that it acts like a mother is an employee, rather than an entrepeneur. Raising a child is the ultimate form of startup, and small business owners always put in more time and effort than a regular employee. As they should - they get all the benefits.
Very true. ;) Your kid is most likely to choose your nursing home, after all. lol
Heh. I'm telling your Mom.
-- And I'm sure there's lots of people that feel that way about stay at home moms so this is one of those things put forward to kind of wake people up to just how much is done.
That's cool and all, but even a stay at home mom who is married does not (in most cases) raise her child(ren) alone. I think this article is interested but entirely biased. I would like to know how much a father would make for taking care of his child, whether or not he had an additional job.
I suppose it all depends on how much the labor is divided between the family members. It just seems to me that this article is describing a single mother, because there is no mention of the "job" being lower paying due to another parent lightening the load.