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pinkyp Thu 25-Aug-11 13:12:08

Whilst my baby is little? Why should I have to miss out on things and have to let someone else look after him whilst I work? What's the point in having children if we can't watch them grow? I would definitely go back to work when baby starts nursey but they grow up so quick I don't want to miss any of it.

Btw I know I abu but I don't care *stomps feet*

Clary Thu 25-Aug-11 13:13:25

Do what you want mate. Not being U at all as long as you don't castigate those of us who, for whatever reason (career, money, model to DC) did go back to work when children were small. grin

bemybebe Thu 25-Aug-11 13:15:14

why do you think YABU? do what you want if you can afford it. I would.

rainbowinthesky Thu 25-Aug-11 13:16:08

What an odd question. As long as you can financially support yourself through savings or your child's partner, who elses business is it what you do?

BeerTricksPotter Thu 25-Aug-11 13:16:11

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

petitepeach Thu 25-Aug-11 13:17:44

As clary said..........you have to do what you want to do, if there are no financial worries then you don't have to work !
Has been discussed many a time before; but really people have to do what they want with their own lives and not worry about the opinions of others...
Don't want to work = fine!
Want/Have to work =fine!
Everybody has an opinion but its YOUR life do what make you sane/happy grin

dickiedavisthunderthighs Thu 25-Aug-11 13:18:41

Unless you're being forced back into work why is this even a thread?!

EightiesChick Thu 25-Aug-11 13:18:42

Why do you think it will seem unreasonable to do this? Plenty of parents do it. What's stopping you?

SiamoFottuti Thu 25-Aug-11 13:18:57

Don't then. No-one else gives a hoolie what you do.

SurprisEs Thu 25-Aug-11 13:20:31

If I could afford it (without the state supporting me) then I would have stayed at home.

You are not being unreasonable at all.

MrsBradleyCooper Thu 25-Aug-11 13:20:52

YANBU - not sure why you thought you would be

scuzy Thu 25-Aug-11 13:20:55

if thats what you want go for it. as long as you can afford it and dont expect the rest of it to pay for it in benefits.

FunnysInTheGarden Thu 25-Aug-11 13:22:37

YABU. Stop being lazy and get back to the office.

pinkyp Thu 25-Aug-11 13:22:55

I can't afford it really, living on minimal income so if I want anything I do need to work, just wish I didn't have to. Nothing against ppl who do work at all, I do like working myself

scuzy Thu 25-Aug-11 13:24:59

well if you cant afford it then you have to work simple as.

i wanted to stay in bed this morning but i had to get up and get ds ready for creche and go to work myself.

its called being a responsible adult and parent.

BeerTricksPotter Thu 25-Aug-11 13:25:16

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

rainbowinthesky Thu 25-Aug-11 13:25:43

I think most of the planet would prefer not to work. Sadly most people dont have a choice if they want a roof over their head and food on teh table.

pinkyp Thu 25-Aug-11 13:28:27

I'm just having a big fat moan

dickiedavisthunderthighs Thu 25-Aug-11 13:29:08

I'd love to be able to afford not to work too. I'm sure most people would. That's life. Saying "what's the point in having children if we can't watch them grow" is a bit pointless really if you know you can't afford to be a SAHM. You either choose to have children or you don't.

YusMilady Thu 25-Aug-11 13:29:56

I won't judge you OP. I don't want to work either.

Still. Only another 3 1/2 hours to go.

<weeps>

choceyes Thu 25-Aug-11 13:39:33

Personally, as much as I love my DCs to bits and love spending time with them, I need to work for my own sanity and adult conversation and use my brain for some thing other than childcare, and to have some meals in peace. I have had a year off maternity leave with my 2nd DC and just gone back to work 3 days a week and I appreciate the time I have with them so much more and I am much less stressed and I have money to spend too!

niceguy2 Thu 25-Aug-11 13:43:00

Whilst my baby is little? Why should I have to miss out on things and have to let someone else look after him whilst I work?

The answer appears to be "Because you can't afford it"

What's the point in having children if we can't watch them grow? I would definitely go back to work when baby starts nursey but they grow up so quick I don't want to miss any of it.

The point is you can do what you like as long as you don't expect someone else to subsidise your lifestyle choice. I didn't want to miss any of my kids growing up either but then you have to make a choice don't you. You can scrape along on benefits which isn't easy or you can work. We all have a choice to make. You just have to make a choice.

scuzy Thu 25-Aug-11 13:56:21

thats my point though ... benefits means that we the working folk will be paying for her "choice" to stay at home with her kids.

anyways it was only a rant from what i understand and not a serious question ( i hope) so will let it be

pinkyp Thu 25-Aug-11 14:01:18

Just to point out I have a dh and I'm not on benefits or entitled to any. Like previously said I'm just having a moan because I don't want to but have to

scuzy Thu 25-Aug-11 14:04:25

fair enough pinkyp but your OP sounded a little different than a moan thats all

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