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Sometimes someone else says what I’ve been feeling but so far unable to express in words. So because she did, I don’t have to. But you can still read it. And let me know what you think… I can totally relate to this misdirected anger thing, though.

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  1. Wow! Yes! I can totally relate to this and is put into words far better than I ever could. Thank you for the link!

  2. Wait…. so he’s NOT acting maliciously by walking out the door and going to work? Huh. Guess I better start changing my tune…. 🙂
    IOW, been there, done that.

  3. Remember what we were talking about a couple of weeks ago? This is it EXACTLY. Glad to know I’m not alone in my crazy feelings. Thanks for the link…

  4. I’ve said this before, and I still honestly mean it: when you secure a job that financially supports the family to the same or better standard that mine currently does, I’ll quit and stay with the kids so you can go work. I’ll leave this office so fast the chair will keep spinning for a good 20 minutes, and I will rock as a ‘mom’ –just like you do.

    And then you will fill your head with the metric tons of soul-crushing trivia that passes for important info in an all-day every day professional job. I may not know off the top of my head what size shoe Alice is wearing this week but you don’t know off the top of your head why Bill has called a meeting about that bug from six weeks ago yet again. A year from now both of those pieces of info are completely useless, but it’s crap like this that fills each of our brains because that’s what our focus demands.

    When I come home you ask how my day was. I don’t rain the story of Bill and the meeting on your head because it doesn’t have any context for you. You can tell me the funny story of Alice’s trip to the dentist because I have context with my family. So don’t mistake my lack of detail for an actual lack of detail: I choose to not inflict the minutae on you.

    I’ll say it: I do often enjoy the side effect that going to a ‘real’ job means being away from the constant demands of being a parent to barely-schoolage children (though I would also point out that I do deal with way-past-schoolage children). And that is why I make every effort to remove the burden of parenting from you for a few hours at a time here and there so you can go do the things you want to do: quilting gatherings, church stuff, scrapbooking retreats. The total of “prime time” hours I spend alone with the girls FAR exceeds the hours of the opposite situation. While this is due largely to the differences in who you and I are as individuals I also strive to make sure the ratio stays that way as recognition for what you do most every day.

    So there. Nyah.

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