Do any of you man boobed dudes or ladies intend to be (or are) Stay-at-home-parents??

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  1. Odin's Lapdog Registered

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    I just wandered what percentage of this generation intend to give up full employment to become full time parents.

    I just find it strange like people like my mother back in the day with a bachelor and master degree ended up packing it all in to become a full time mother.

    although times were slightly different back then, i'm wondering if men and women alike nowadays would be willing to do the same?

    any full time parents on the hype? if so, how is it like, is it as rewarding as people think it is and at what age of your kids (if ever) would you consider gong back to full time employment.

    personally i'm not family orientated at this moment so i can't see myself giving up a career.

    saying this, i'm not sure i could see myself being with a partner who was 100% devoted to being a housewife, it just doesn't sit right, something about it makes me feel as though a piece of their lives are being sacrificed in order to raise the children and this could manifester as resentment towards them later in life and what child really needs that on their shoulders.

    :o

    thoughts are welcome even from non-milk producing boobyless men.
     
  2. Erzengel |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

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    If my girlfriend becomes a certain type of nurse and is making a lot of money I have no problems staying home and watching the kids.

    Just buy me some exercise equipment so I can stay at home.
     
  3. Odin's Lapdog Registered

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    1. you're born on the same day as Jay Z

    2. Would you consider it if she didn't make the given position or would that not be applicable financially

    3. you=under ze thumb :(

    j/k
     
  4. Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    If I could i would. :(
     
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    i was born on the same day and year as tila tequila and the big bopper was also born on the same date but earlier.
     
  6. Erzengel |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

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    Well if we both needed to work to make a comfortable living than we'd have to alternate. She'd work nights and I'd work during the day.

    But I am not one of those guys that needs to be the bread winner.
     
  7. Odin's Lapdog Registered

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    did she tell you to say that?

    :p

    i kid but still, you would have to keep your mind limber some how, how would you cope?
     
  8. Odin's Lapdog Registered

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    what's stopping you then when the time comes?


    also another question...

    if finances were not an issue, would having two full time parents be anymore beneficial than just the one?
     
  9. Erzengel |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

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    Guess watching stories and Maury on tv.

    Video games and the computer.

    The only thing that would bother me is the fact of gift giving during birthdays, anniversaries and christmas.
     
  10. Darthphere Kneel before 'Drox!

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    Well im working on a law degree, lets just say, im not going to spend all that money on purpose.
     
  11. Calvin Muchas smooches

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    I'm actually banking on the idea of letting my wife pursue a career while I mooch.
     
  12. Danalys Sol Invictus

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    the title makes me think of man boobed ladies.
     
  13. Odin's Lapdog Registered

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    some men actually do have larger bust sizes than some females, it's quite worrying when you end up as that kinda couple...
     
  14. Odin's Lapdog Registered

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    that's the thing, for some reason, being a stay at home dad is kinda considered taking it easy and relaxing, i'm sure most housewives wouldn't paint such a pretty picture of it.
     
  15. Calvin Muchas smooches

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    Yeah, but the thing that stresses me about work is pressure, you have to perform, etc. You don't really have the same kind of pressure, even if it might be as much actual work, with your kids. Especially not if you raise them in a relaxed environment.
     
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    Well considering the girls I date the chances of me staying home are close to nil whereas for her, it would be her choice.
     
  17. Immortalfire In the pale moonlight

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    What do man-boobs have to do with stay at home parents :confused:
     
  18. Odin's Lapdog Registered

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    although there's the whole housekeeping aspect.

    work stress and home stress are very different but perhaps until experience, weighing one up as being less stressful than another may not be the best method.

    also as for the relaxed environment, that really doesn't come into account until you can start reasoning as an adult with your children which again occurs at different ages for you kids but say you get landed with a couple of toddlers in one swoop, then initially for the first few years, you're going to be fairly bummed out trying to fit in all your daily chores and so forth.

    don't you think so?
     
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    man boobs, breast milk, go with the flow...
     
  20. Calvin Muchas smooches

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    Well see, that's what the kids are for. By relaxed environment, I meant relaxed for me.
     
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    how come, are they attracted to the lifestyle you lead?

    if the choice was yours to stay at home for the duration of let's say, one of your children's childhood years (first four years of life), would you?
     
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    toddlers aren't going to hoover on your behalf:p

    isn't it impossible to be relaxed around toddlers?

    you're skipping all the messy parts of parenting and going straight to the good easy part :mad::p
     
  23. Daisy Gone

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    IF I end up having kids...

    I'd stay at home the first two or three years, then either work or get involved with volunteer projects on a part-time basis. I would do that because I think it's important for kids to learn to socialize with other kids and be comfortable around other people at an early age... whether it's day-care, a babysitter or some sort of pre-school.
     
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    is that the first three years full stop, or the first three years of each child's life which could cumatively mean something like seven years or so?
     
  25. Daisy Gone

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    Two to three years for each child... which would be 4-9 years total ( 2-3 kids). That's provided I don't get lucky and have twins the first go-round... that would be ideal! One pregancy - no only child! :D I'd stop at 2 kids then.
     

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