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Which is harder - parenting or 'working'?

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#26 **Xena**

Posted 10 May 2010 - 04:26 PM

I think both can be hard and both have their benefits.

Easy, to me, would be being given millions of dollars to laze around reading books and drinking cocktails original.gif

#27 Obesa cantavit

Posted 12 May 2010 - 11:15 AM

Paid work is 100 times easier than stay-at-home parenting!

I mean for starters you have an education and years of on-the-job training and experience. It's got more or less set daily hours and a job specification. People to tell you what to do and how to it. Everyone following rules and doing more or less what is expected of them. You get weekends off. A lunchbreak.

Ah thats all well and good if your job is like that, not all professions are. My job is a lot like parenting, I can be rostered on anytime 24/7, 52 weeks a year. I can be called apon (when I am on-call) in the middle of the night and have to drop everything to cater for the needs of another individual who is counting on me for their wellbeing. I also have to deal with bodily fluids all day.

Sound familiar? wink.gif

Edited by Obesa cantavit, 12 May 2010 - 11:16 AM.

#28 deckieandizzy

Posted 06 July 2010 - 03:00 PM

I work part-time three days a week and for me i find being at home much harder than being at work. I am alot more free to do basic things at work like to go off to the toilet when i need to or eat lunch.

Though i would rather be home with my little boy as i love spending time with him!

I guess it would really depend on the type of work you do.

#29 mum850

Posted 18 October 2010 - 09:49 PM

And how many kids you have. One kid? Or kids at school? Easy.  I have three including an extremely energetic  toddler. I have done SAHM, part time, and full time. My job is extremely demanding, for example I never have a lunchbreak, the phone rings off the hook, i am responsible for a whole lot of people, yadda yadda.
The good thing though is now I get paid well so working is certainly economically worthwhile.
Full time was a nightmare. I had a newborn, PND and was expressing too  rolleyes.gif  - what an idiot!! Didnt' feel like I had a choice at the time.
Part time is definitely the best for me but it;s still really hard coming home after an exhausting day to all the housework you didn't do in the day cos you weren't there.
I outsource a bit (cleaner once  a week, delivery groceries sometimes, lunch orders etc)

So,,,, it's easier to be just at home, but I find it quite dull sometimes TBH; I get cross. Full time is just too hard; part time is as good as it gets. They are hard in different ways. Luckily I look forward to my days at work after the weekend and my days at home after my days at work@!

#30 justcallmemum

Posted 19 November 2010 - 09:42 AM

I have done both. Each has its own difficulties


I have been a  part time and fulltime working mum, Work from home mum and now a stay at home mum.
They all have their ups and downs. It also depends on the job or the stay at home routine you have set.

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