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So this is for all the "moms who don't do anything" out there. Give it a read. I wholeheartedly agree with this assessment of stay-at-home-motherhood duties by Carolyn Hax. (Thanks to Jenn W. for alerting me to this.)
February 06, 2009 in Family | Permalink
Do you know what paper this is from? It's cut off when I click on it. (But that may be my browser giving me fits.)
I was able to read most of it, though. I'd say kids-people do have more to do. That's common sense. (I don't believe the writer either, that (s)he has friends with kids. If they did, they wouldn't be asking such silly questions.)
But non-kids people can also be horrible about keeping in touch. I am so tired of hearing the line, "I'm soooooooo busy!"
Years ago, when I worked at Moody, I would spend my entire lunch break at a pay phone, calling people. We were all new Christians at the time and it was so good to keep in touch and encourage each other during the work day!
Email, blogs, Facebook, MySpace, telephone, text - a zillion different ways to talk to people now and everyone's still too busy?
Come on now. An email takes less than 5 minutes. Kids or no kids, surely we can all spare that. The real question is, do we care enough about people to make the effort? Or are we so wrapped up in ourselves that we barely think of anyone else, let alone remember to keep in touch?
February 09, 2009 at 09:08 AM
So true, Mo. In America, we have serious issues with this. I think we are afraid of being truly known. And definitely too quick to fill our schedules and not leave time for the people who matter most!
Of course, if this woman was my "friend" I doubt I'd call her much. I can picture it now..
Me: "I'm having a rough day"
Her: "You don't know the half of it - you wouldn't believe the day I had! blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah"
And the last thing I would want is an over-achieving friend asking me what I did that day. I mean really, how many people do you know, kids or not, who "manage to get it all done"??! My goal is to get to the point where I get the truly important things done. Getting it ALL done isn't even on the radar, and will be even less so when I have kids!
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February 19, 2009 at 01:23 AM
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