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    Re: Alaska Gov. Palin's Daughter, Fiance Break Up

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Wait a second. I have stayed at home with our kids for a week before. My wife and I have to use vacation time when school is for Christmas and Spring break and stay home with the kids.

    Its easy, and yes, during that time I take to do things, its still easy. Its much easier than working. If someone thinks kids are a burden then they should not have them.

    Life is all about balance. When I get out of work, we go to park, go on bike rides, and so on. As a family we make a day trip somewhere nearly every weekend.

    If one of us stayed home, our kids would not be able to do the things they do now because we would not be able to afford it. They would not have been able to go to all the places they have been to. They would not have had the benefit of Montessori Schools before kindergarten. Hell we would not have been able to even adopt our daughter because we would not have been able to afford it.

    My point is that there is nothing wrong with most parents working, and I would argue that in this day and age, so long as the parents do strive for that balance between work and family, in many cases its ideal.
    : X10! ANYONE can manage a coupla kids for one week. A week does not an expert make. Not even close. For one thing, kids are still on their better behavior when it's just a week. Parenting isn't just bike rides and weekend trips. Try getting up and actually cooking for your kids (and not microwave some Boston Market sodium laced crap), use every freaking conversation as a teaching moment, deal with a vomiting kid, a kid going through a terrible stage, a kid who is sick but the dr can't tell you what it is, keep your house presentable, involve the kids in cleaning to make sure they learn how to respect their surroundings, keep the kids exercised, socialized and academically engaged while you yourself keep throwing up because every few weeks your kids catch crap at school because their friends keep showing up sick cause no one's home to take care of them so they go to school sick. Do that 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year after year with no real time off to go fishing quietly, eat lunch quietly, or even take a crap without someone interupting. Not work? Maybe that's because you were BABYSITTING and not PARENTING.

    *I'm not complaining about my "job." It's hard work, and I never get to (or want to) call in sick. My TV does not go on during the day (doesn't go on most nights either). I am a working parent the minute I wake up at 6 am and am usually still doing housework when everyone else is in bed. If I steal some time to myself to argue with an elitist snob on the web during the day, I earned that right. And I can afford the other things you wave around because my husband isn't a yuppy who takes time off every little hallmark holiday.

    There's a difference between getting parenting tasks done and doing them well. I defy you to tell me my kid is brattier than the kids with moms and dads who work outside the home. One thing he is that your kids probably aren't, is tolerant of other lifestyles.

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    Re: Alaska Gov. Palin's Daughter, Fiance Break Up

    I've never noticed that my hang overs vary by quality of drink, only quantity.

    I love those people who have all these complex theories about different combinations of liquor being able to mitigate hang overs...no...if you drink half a keg you'll feel like ****, it doesn't matter if you chase it with sunny d, orange juice, grape fruit juice or seltzer water.
    And why does your tone suggest that you do not care about children?

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    Re: Alaska Gov. Palin's Daughter, Fiance Break Up

    Quote Originally Posted by new coup for you View Post
    I've never noticed that my hang overs vary by quality of drink, only quantity.

    I love those people who have all these complex theories about different combinations of liquor being able to mitigate hang overs...no...if you drink half a keg you'll feel like ****, it doesn't matter if you chase it with sunny d, orange juice, grape fruit juice or seltzer water.




    I am deathly allergic to cheap beer.


    I don't get hangovers from Guinness.


    Higher quality beers to me lessen the hangover affect.
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    Re: Alaska Gov. Palin's Daughter, Fiance Break Up

    Quote Originally Posted by new coup for you View Post
    I've never noticed that my hang overs vary by quality of drink, only quantity.

    I love those people who have all these complex theories about different combinations of liquor being able to mitigate hang overs...no...if you drink half a keg you'll feel like ****, it doesn't matter if you chase it with sunny d, orange juice, grape fruit juice or seltzer water.
    Well the stuff tasted like **** but we did drink plenty of it

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    Re: Alaska Gov. Palin's Daughter, Fiance Break Up

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    I am deathly allergic to cheap beer.


    I don't get hangovers from Guinness.


    Higher quality beers to me lessen the hangover affect.
    I like Guinness and all...but I'd like to point out that there's other porters and stouts...I think sales for the entire non-Guiness world are slumped due to everyone's partiality to Guinness.
    And why does your tone suggest that you do not care about children?

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    Re: Alaska Gov. Palin's Daughter, Fiance Break Up

    Quote Originally Posted by new coup for you View Post
    I like Guinness and all...but I'd like to point out that there's other porters and stouts...I think sales for the entire non-Guiness world are slumped due to everyone's partiality to Guinness.



    Sierra Nevada Porter on tap is divine.

    Defiant Brewery here in Pearl River makes excellent stouts.

    so does Lake Superior Brewing company as does the brew pub in the middle of Lake Placid...


    guinness is my standby, but you show me a new stout or Porter from a microbrew and I am all over it.
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    Re: Alaska Gov. Palin's Daughter, Fiance Break Up

    Founders Breakfast Stout.

    It's 7.50 a pint, and it's completely worth it.
    And why does your tone suggest that you do not care about children?

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    Re: Alaska Gov. Palin's Daughter, Fiance Break Up

    Why is this news ?
    It belongs in a trash tabloid such as Screw or National Inquirer.
    Why can't people just mind their own business and leave others alone ?

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    Re: Alaska Gov. Palin's Daughter, Fiance Break Up

    Quote Originally Posted by new coup for you View Post
    I like Guinness and all...but I'd like to point out that there's other porters and stouts...I think sales for the entire non-Guiness world are slumped due to everyone's partiality to Guinness.
    There are a couple of other stouts that I'm quite partial to like Murphy's Irish Stout and Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout. I do like Guinness the most, though.

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    Re: Alaska Gov. Palin's Daughter, Fiance Break Up

    Quote Originally Posted by StandUpChuck View Post
    : X10! ANYONE can manage a coupla kids for one week. A week does not an expert make. Not even close. For one thing, kids are still on their better behavior when it's just a week. Parenting isn't just bike rides and weekend trips. Try getting up and actually cooking for your kids (and not microwave some Boston Market sodium laced crap)
    We do every day and sit down to the table and eat together every day.

    , use every freaking conversation as a teaching moment,
    We do so all the time.

    deal with a vomiting kid,
    Every parent deals with this.

    a kid going through a terrible stage,
    Every parent deals with this. Try adopting a child at the age of 4 that doesnt speak the same language you do.

    a kid who is sick but the dr can't tell you what it is,
    Every parent deals with this.

    keep your house presentable,
    Ours is.

    involve the kids in cleaning to make sure they learn how to respect their surroundings,
    Which we do.

    keep the kids exercised,
    We have our kids exercise every day. Our 8 year old can run a 5k.

    socialized and academically engaged while you yourself keep throwing up because every few weeks your kids catch crap at school because their friends keep showing up sick cause no one's home to take care of them so they go to school sick.
    Everyone deals with sick kids. Everyone gets sick 3 times as much one that have kids as they did before because of all the crap their kids bring home.

    Do that 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year after year with no real time off to go fishing quietly, eat lunch quietly, or even take a crap without someone interupting. Not work? Maybe that's because you were BABYSITTING and not PARENTING.
    We live over 400 miles from the nearest grandparent or family member. We never get to go out by ourselves, we never get to drop the kids off with family while we go out and do something. Our kids have always gone with us when we went out to eat, ran errands, or done anything for that matter. If someone cannot eat in peace with their family or even go to the bathroom, then they have some issues with structure and discipline in their home.

    If both parents work, its not as if they get out of parenting. They still have to do, or at least should do, everything that a stay at home parent would do, they just have to do it on top of a full time job.
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