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  •  I raised two daughters..... (3+ / 0-)
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    badscience, The Marti, kurt

    Life led me to be the at home parent. That meant I did most of the parenting. And the cooking. And the soccer coaching. The girl scout leading. The room parenting. The homework. The driving. The dance school, even dancing in the recital a couple times.

    Best thing I ever did. Not sure about them, but I had a blast. Second childhood.

    They had someone put them on the bus. Waiting for them when they got off the bus. Homecooked meals. Homemade bread. Homemade other foods. Get the homework done.

    They're both in college now. A couple bumps on takeoff, but nothing unexpected. I just made cookies for the exam care packages.

    My wife handled most of the "girl" stuff. Clothes, hair, guys. Between the two of us I think we did alright, they're both Democrats anyway.

    We taught them to think for themselves. To stand up for themselves. To make decision, and deal with the consequences of bad decisions.

    So far, so good. But they're OK so far.

    Good luck.

    There are those that look at things the way they are, and ask why? I dream of things that never were, and ask why not? - Robert Kennedy

    by BobBlueMass on Fri Dec 07, 2012 at 09:58:42 AM PST

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