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March 19, 2007

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Nicolle

Isn't it freaky, though?
I feel like such a dork filling out tax papers that say $0 across the board save for my ever so profitable savings account interest.

(I have to say I wish I was Canadian, I hear they have paid leave for 18 months. How is it possible that the US doesn't offer up more than that pittance of 6 weeks?)

Noelle

As unpleasant as it is to think about, if you imagine what would happen to your family if you were suddenly not there one day, that will give you a pretty good idea of your worth.

It would be strange to suddenly not have income from a job after all these years, for me, so far the worst was the year I made less than the year before. When you realize you have to go to work and still not come out on top, that's a bummer as well.

HoorayForSaturday

I felt the same way you do the first time I did that, which was three years ago.
It's funny how our families plans are running the same route, although I am a dad that is decided to not outsource the care of the children during the daytime hours.
Think of it like that, you are not outsourcing your childcare.
Don't worry, you are getting paid. A couple of years from now when you look back at a picture you might have taken or remember some random moment from 11:40am, it will make just being a sad sack of a dependent all worth it.

wordgirl

I, too, dislike the term "stay at home". It sounds as though I've been grounded. And it's always the same. He goes to work and I stay at home. He goes to Belize with the Boy Scouts...and I stay home. After all theses years of staying at home, I realize that it's time to pick up the pieces of my ravaged career and start anew.

deana

none? you're a domestic engineer!

kara

bah! you get used to it.

just wait until you get your social security report after um...12 years of "not working". now that's funny!!

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