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  •  I work from home, do most of the cooking (5+ / 0-)

    and shuttle the kids around at least as much as my female spouse.

    My kids sometimes call me "Mom" by accident, maybe because our roles are rather fluid and that makes any given situation feel like a "Mom" one to them.

    They see me as one of their unique parents and that's more than enough happiness for me.  The name doesn't matter.

    "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

    by wader on Thu May 05, 2011 at 11:09:53 AM PDT

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    •  :-) (4+ / 0-)
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      They see me as one of their unique parents and that's more than enough happiness for me.

      Isn't it the greatest feeling? Thanks.

      LEGALIZE TRANS* !!!! and think free...

      by bluesheep on Thu May 05, 2011 at 12:03:27 PM PDT

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      •  Yes, and like you offered, it's sometimes (4+ / 0-)

        the primary reason we keep moving forward.  Thank goodness - even beyond the love, kids can be life-savers.

        My chronic pain condition and related issues inhibits my ability to do everything I used to with the kids, but they don't appear to show that as being a real problem - probably because they understand, even sympathize, and we still share so much interaction on an overall basis.  Some days the pain stays at 9 out of 10 and makes you think of horribly negative, personal things . . . but, if they kids need a pickup from school or to finish some homework, the pain can be managed more easily for that period of time, quite often.

        They accept and rely on the notion that I'm one of the two people who will lives to take care of them, which has been a life-altering experience for me in all good ways.

        "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

        by wader on Thu May 05, 2011 at 12:24:42 PM PDT

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