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  1. #31
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    Default Re: How do Nepali women do it?!?

    not all sunshine and roses. Other cultures also have to do things that we could not even imagine doing. You all probably won't believe this one, but my SIL is from Nicaragua. She's due in January. My brother told me the SHE suggested that they bring the baby - the newborn baby - down to stay with her mom by itself for months just so that she can work up here. It's common for people to do that down there. She lived in another country (ElSalvator) when her 1st child was born so that she could work and send money home to him. That's just what they do. Some one else feeds the baby, either a nursing relative or neighbor. And her son calls her by her first name, not Mom. It's totally beyond my comprehension. But, I guess thats what they have to do
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    that does give some good perspective!

    there is a holiday party planned for my work, middle of the day. my first thought was "can i bring my kids?" when i asked i was told that since it was the middle of the day and i would have been working anyway they didn't see why i would so i am not going, i took the day off. no one at work gets it, i actually think some people are upset.

    here is my point of view though: if i am not really needed at work i want to be with my kids or have my kids with my dh, not with a caretaker. my lo is in dc and my older son is in an after school program. i want to be with them, not watching people have drinks and mingle. not that there is anything wrong with drinking any mingling, but i want to be with my kids. so much of my time is spent away from them that i want to be with them if i can. the people around me do not understand that. its frustrating.

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    Default Re: How do Nepali women do it?!?

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*mtmama View Post
    that does give some good perspective!

    there is a holiday party planned for my work, middle of the day. my first thought was "can i bring my kids?" when i asked i was told that since it was the middle of the day and i would have been working anyway they didn't see why i would so i am not going, i took the day off. no one at work gets it, i actually think some people are upset.

    here is my point of view though: if i am not really needed at work i want to be with my kids or have my kids with my dh, not with a caretaker. my lo is in dc and my older son is in an after school program. i want to be with them, not watching people have drinks and mingle. not that there is anything wrong with drinking any mingling, but i want to be with my kids. so much of my time is spent away from them that i want to be with them if i can. the people around me do not understand that. its frustrating.
    I get it now that I have a DS of my own. I would not have before I had him (well, maybe, but I'm not sure).

    Babygirl05, thanks for sharing that story about your SIL.
    Last edited by @llli*wiggle.bug; December 9th, 2011 at 10:04 AM.
    First time mom to DS, born 2/21/2011.

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    I went back to work after two weeks and kept my baby in a carrier while I gave my final lectures and wrapped up the semester (only two weeks left at that point). We had used him as an example for calculating genotype/phenotype probabilities in my biology class, so the students were excited to see what he looked like. Unfortunately hair and eye color were the easiest to determine, and those change during the first year. However, he has some really great examples of non-Mendelian traits. My students went through most of the third trimester with me, and I think it was nice that I could go back with the baby to finish off the term. I'm lucky to have a job where I can do that (it's certainly much different from going back to work in the fields, of course).

    Actually some of my students this semester are trying to get me to bring him in for our last class, but he's a lot more disruptive now so I'm not sure whether I will or not.

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