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Wed May 6, 2015, 06:48 PM

And this is why I love him.

Lover Boy and I went to lunch together with someone from his company and his wife. The husband asked what I did for a living and I responded that I'm mostly a homemaker while taking care of my school-aged SIL during the day.

"Oh, so you don't work," he said absently.

Lover Boy responded rather testily, "She said she's a homemaker and takes care of a kid. How much more f---ing work do you think there is?"

The gentleman apologized profusely for his insensitive remark.

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Reply And this is why I love him. (Original post)
Nuclear Unicorn May 2015 OP
leftofcool May 2015 #1
MineralMan May 2015 #2
LineReply .
AuntPatsy May 2015 #3
TexasProgresive May 2015 #4
daleanime May 2015 #8
tblue37 May 2015 #5
AtomicKitten May 2015 #6
Rex May 2015 #7
Nuclear Unicorn May 2015 #9
Rex May 2015 #10
TBF May 2015 #11
niyad May 2015 #12
jwirr May 2015 #13
LoisB May 2015 #14
awoke_in_2003 May 2015 #15
mountain grammy May 2015 #16
Pacifist Patriot May 2015 #17
MadDAsHell May 2015 #18
SheilaT May 2015 #19
secondwind May 2015 #20
Enthusiast May 2015 #21

Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2015, 06:54 PM

1. Perfect response!

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2015, 07:03 PM

2. Perfect response!

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2015, 08:04 PM

4. He's a keeper!

Maybe that raised the consciousness of Mr. Insensitive a notch or two.

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Response to TexasProgresive (Reply #4)

Wed May 6, 2015, 08:14 PM

8. You can only hope,,,,

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2015, 08:09 PM

5. I think I love him, too. nt

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2015, 08:11 PM

6. He's a keeper.

 

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2015, 08:11 PM

7. Wow what a jerk! Good for you two!

 

I wonder if the couple have kids or not.

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Response to Rex (Reply #7)

Wed May 6, 2015, 08:16 PM

9. I've heard people say it to me and other homemakers in the past.

They don't mean it the way they say it so I'm quick to forgive -- but they still say it without thinking about what they're saying. It's always peeved LB because his mother was a homemaker as well and he cherished her.

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Reply #9)

Wed May 6, 2015, 08:22 PM

10. To me, it is bothersome how absent minded it is said in casual conversation.

 

AS IF we all live and breath in corporate cubes. That is nice of you to forgive so easily, I would be more like your SO.

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2015, 08:28 PM

11. That's awesome.

I prefer being a stay at home mom (except for the part about an independent paycheck) and overall am glad I'm doing it. Would like to work outside the home again when they are older but I think I am doing the right thing for them right now, even though it can be hard being on duty 24/7.

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2015, 08:40 PM

12. yayyyyyy for your lover boy!!!!

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2015, 09:05 PM

13. He's a keeper.

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2015, 09:11 PM

14. Does he have an unmarried brother?

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2015, 09:35 PM

15. I have a 5 year old and an 18 month old

 

grandchildren living with us. When I married my wife her youngest was 7. I never realized just how much work kids can be. I swear a toddler has more endurance than an Olympic athlete. Also, I have found that my 18 month old granddaughter is the fastest human on the planet when she has something that she shouldn't have and that I am trying to get from her

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2015, 09:39 PM

16. Good man!

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2015, 10:39 AM

17. Brilliant!

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2015, 01:14 PM

18. Spot on. Unfortunately some think women's equality in the workplace=women MUST BE in the workplace

 

It's basically the same argument as calling an African-American who thinks independently an "uncle tom."

Staying at home and home and raising your children is a very noble endeavor!

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2015, 02:32 PM

19. And all of those people

 

who said that Ann Romney never worked a day in her life are also wrong.

I was a stay at home mom all the while my kids were growing up and I'm very glad I did so. Which isn't to demonize those women who have paying jobs outside the home.

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2015, 04:19 PM

20. K&R... LOVE THIS!!!

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2015, 04:59 PM

21. Kicked and recommended a whole bunch and LMAO!

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