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Guys, when you have kids, do you want your wife to work? watch

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    I think that its incredibly important to the development of a child that it has at least one of its parents around nearly all the time for the initial few years of development. Though with that said I also think it should be 50/50, with as much joint time spent as possible, so probably both work but different days of the week would be ideal.

    Though thats never gonna happen
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    Hell Yeah! That ***** ain't getting a free ride!
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    I wouldn't give up work. I wouldn't mind if my husband/partner did, but I wouldn't mind if my children were put in childcare either.
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    Having spent a while house-sitting, with a few days looking after (read: clearing up after) a group of friends who came to stay, I can safely say that being any type of housewife or 'homemaker' is the most mind numbingly boring activity I can think of. Well... for me it is anyway. You can quite literally fill your day with what is realistically an hour and a half's worth of activities.

    Yeah kids take up more time and are slightly more interesting than washing up but....

    Work or be single - easy as
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    I would be happy either way really.

    What would be most important for me would be for me to be in a stable enough financial situation to allow her to be able to make the choice free of any financial constraints.
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    I belong to an asian family so my parents told me that if i dont want an arranged marriage, i should find a guy who is:

    1) From my country
    2) Decent
    3) A Muslim ( coz i am one)
    4) And most important of all.."make sure he's richer than u"

    Now, i can hire private nannys for my kids! No tension!
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    (Original post by fallen angel9)
    I miss that show
    It taught me so much about the issues of growing up in an American high school.
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    (Original post by Nooptheloop)
    I take it that the guys who say yes are planning to do half of the childcare and housework too, rather than just leaving that to the woman and also expecting her to work and cook for you?
    Blasphemy, feminist, blasphemy. Would you prefer to be burnt at the stake for witchcraft now or later? :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Ms_Flames)
    I belong to an asian family so my parents told me that if i dont want an arranged marriage, i should find a guy who is:

    1) From my country
    2) Decent
    3) A Muslim ( coz i am one)
    4) And most important of all.."make sure he's richer than u"

    Now, i can hire private nannys for my kids! No tension!
    What's love got to do, got to do with it
    What's love but a second hand emotion
    What's love got to do, got to do with it
    Who needs a heart when a heart can be broken?
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    (Original post by Altruistic1)
    What's love got to do, got to do with it
    What's love but a second hand emotion
    What's love got to do, got to do with it
    Who needs a heart when a heart can be broken?
    thats the reason y m running away next year

    "i have been dreaming of a true love's kiss...." then i dont remember the lines
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    I would want the mother of my children to be present with our children for a large majority of the time. A little bit of part-time working would be ok if she wanted to, but I would do whatever I could to make it that we didn't need her to work.
    Having a nanny or child-minder would be utterly unacceptable, and I won't have children until I think I can look after them without resorting to that.
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    She might have to go to work, it depends how much money we've got. It depends how old the kids are, obviously when they're really young she can't but once they get a bit older i.e. at school all day then she might want to since sitting around the house watching daytime tv and cleaning things for the sake of it would be unbearably boring. When they get to being teenagers then it might make sense for her not to be about so much because if the kids are older they need to learn to do things for themselves instead of having their parents wait on them hand and foot.
 
 
 
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