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schoome Sun 24-Feb-19 20:03:31

To be annoyed at lots of people saying I'm a lady of luxury having quit my job to take care of my twins full time? They are 1.

schoome Sun 24-Feb-19 23:14:29


JasperKarat Mon 25-Feb-19 08:12:32

It is a luxury to be able to afford to be a SAHP, lots of people need two incomes to cover their outgoings

randomsabreuse Mon 25-Feb-19 08:15:19

How many jobs cover childcare for 2? Twin discounts aren't that much of a thing with nurseries. Given how many women barely balance the books with 1 baby plus 30 hours with older child working could well be an unaffordable luxury, not staying at home!

Didntwanttochangemyname Mon 25-Feb-19 08:15:33

I'm a SAHM because I can't afford to work, is that a luxury?

The highest salary I can earn in the area I live won't cover fuel, childcare and food.

I didn't realise I was living in such luxury!

SubparOwl Mon 25-Feb-19 08:17:34

Ha! Tell them to have your twins for the day, see how they feel then.

ConfusedAngryWorried Mon 25-Feb-19 08:26:40

I have twins it is £100-120 per day childcare. I work for my own sanity and cos otherwise it would set back my career 10yrs (5 not working and 5 to catch back up).
Hats off to you OP looking after twins is not being a lady of leisure!!

schoome Mon 25-Feb-19 08:54:44

Thank you!! My thoughts exactly. I want to work but cant afford it.

Bigonesmallone3 Mon 25-Feb-19 09:04:10

A very silly view..
With children that age it cost a fortune to go to work!

schoome Mon 25-Feb-19 09:22:22

I honestly wanted to cry. People must think that they go to school at 1 and I sit and home and relax. It's insane. Who do they think cares for the twins all day every day for no financial gain.

corythatwas Mon 25-Feb-19 09:23:54

JasperKarat Mon 25-Feb-19 08:12:32
It is a luxury to be able to afford to be a SAHP, lots of people need two incomes to cover their outgoings

It's a luxury to be able to pay for childcare: lots of people don't earn enough for that. I was only able to work 1 day a week and even that came at a sacrifice for the whole family.

thecutecouple Mon 25-Feb-19 09:29:20

YANBU. Don't waste your energy arguing with idiots.

Meralia Mon 25-Feb-19 09:32:07

ignore them OP. I had my first 2 kids 16 months apart a few years ago, before all this government funded childcare came out ( before age 3).

There’s no way I could have afforded to have gone back to work. So no, it definitely wasn’t a luxury, I would have given my back teeth to get back in the workplace. Some people just don’t understand that not everyone is in super high earning careers that can easily afford childcare, or that we don’t all have relatives to look after the kids for free.

schoome Mon 25-Feb-19 11:56:59

People have no clue what childcare costs - yes it would be 100£ per day for twins. A friend of mine told me she couldn't do what I was doing - like I have a choice!?

schoome Mon 25-Feb-19 17:19:26

Anyone got any clever comebacks?

Bigonesmallone3 Mon 25-Feb-19 17:22:10

U leave ur job at 'x time' love, I'm on 24/7

Bigonesmallone3 Mon 25-Feb-19 17:23:24

I know, I'm very fortunate, I spend all day being pampered and going to fancy places for lunch 🙄 oh no wait

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