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December 07, 2011


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Karen (formerly kcinnova)

Spoiled brats rub others' noses in it and don't recognize that they are spoiled. Spoiled brats don't have compassion for how hard everyone else has to work.

Like you, I've known for a long time that I am spoiled as I've had the luxury of staying home with my kids (and now my husband, too)! I've said it for years: single parents are my heroes.

gary rith

Oh geez, what a trial indeed!


Yes, unfortunately that is the norm for most people. What is really sad is that most people work that hard and long, and STILL can't pay the bills. I am so appreciative of these years that I have been able to work part time, so I could spend time with Dylan while he is young.


I was spoiled for a long time, too...lived about 7 miles from where I work. Now? 45 minutes commute in the am and an hour in the pm...I usually get home at 6. At least I'm lucky enough to have Dave there to have dinner ready!

Green Girl In Wisconsin

Uh huh. I count my blessings every day that I don't work F/T.

Smalltown Me

I prefer to use the word Fortunate.


I used to bitch and moan while I was on the road doing comedy. We'd get up late, go to the nearest mall for lunch and shopping, then a movie, then back to the hotel to get ready to work for ONE HOUR a night.

I would, of course, kill for all that right now.


It does suck. For 5 years I was away from home from 6:30 am to about 7 pm+, it gradually wore me down. Out of desperation, I bought an aquarium & had it turn on at 5:30 am so I would see some 'daylight' & have the company of the fish at that lonely hour.

Still it was a good job for the time and it certainly makes me appreciative, as it does you, for closer commutes.

Cassi Renee

I feel spoiled (or fortunate!) for the schedule my job affords me. It's a full time job, but it doesn't require being in an office from 9 - 5. I love what I do, but it's nice to be able to do some of it from the couch in my pjs!

I've never lived in a big city, so I've never had the congested kind of commute. I'm a half hour from campus, but it's mostly county roads with decent scenery.

Busy Bee Suz

Oh my gosh....this could not have come at a better time!!! I am only working two days, and you would think I had 60 hours under my belt each week!!! I don't know how those Moms do it working full time and giving quality time to their families and themselves!!!!!
I know I am spoiled!!!!


I like the take on "fortunate" instead of "spoiled." No shame in being grateful for your good circumstances.


Completely agreed. I have felt, my whole career, that I won the lottery. To have some control over my time and where I am during the day--to see natural light!--is a huge gift. I'm sorry for these damn days you're pulling. Yuck.

shrink on the couch

So... when you get home, does hubby have your fuzzy bedroom slippers and martini waiting for you? How about a whirlpool and masseuse?

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