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Grow up: Life Has Trade-offs

ACinNC Wrote: Jun 26, 2012 11:58 AM
PS: Career "self fulfillment", nice cars in the driveway, a big house and expensive vacations each year don't even compare to the importance of rearing and guiding our kids to grow into productive, well adjusted and confident adults of good character. My wife is better than I in so many ways. She doesn't feel oppressed, and she'd tell hard-Left feminists to shove off and stick their ideology in an uncomfortable place. :-)
MichiganWife85 Wrote: Jun 26, 2012 11:23 PM
If your wife reads those posts I bet you're gonna get some good lovin tonight ;) lol
binc Wrote: Jun 26, 2012 3:07 PM
Oh ouch, life does throw us some hardballs now and then huh? Hope he heals well and swiftly.
MG formerly minnesotagrandma Wrote: Jun 26, 2012 1:17 PM
I never had and never wanted a "career". I always had "jobs" when it was needed. We moved 5 times in less than 10 years so he could advance his career and neither of us have regretted it. I have been told I am a great wife, mother,sister,SIL, DIL and friend. THAT is the "career" I always aspired to. I don't always feel I deserve the accolades but figure it's more important how THEY feel than how I feel about it. On the other hand I HAVE been told what a "waste" is was that I didn't go to college because I'm so smart. I guess if you don't get to college your brain is wasted? I don't believe so. :)
MG formerly minnesotagrandma Wrote: Jun 26, 2012 1:12 PM

So do I. He had a terrible accident a few weeks ago. Multiple fractures and internal injuries. Life can change in the blink of an eye. I always told him I loved him every day. Now I tell him how much I love having him here too.
binc Wrote: Jun 26, 2012 12:14 PM
What sweet husbands the two posters above are. Mine's a sweetie also, and I thank God for him every day as I imagine yours do.
Anne-Marie Slaughter's eye-catching Atlantic article, "Why Women Still Can't Have It All," is being greeted with a certain reverse snobbery. We've been reminded that the choices and challenges of women with advanced degrees are hardly typical and not the sort of thing that should divert us from the problems of the middle class.

Perhaps. But there are millions of women in the upper middle class and the culture they create and reflect affects everyone. Besides, Slaughter deserves some credit for honesty. As she recounts in the piece, when she mentioned to a friend that she was considering writing that women can't have...