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Do Moms Miss Out on All the Fun?

It's all fun and games until someone has to stay home. Family outings can be a blast, but when parents have to cater to tots of different ages, they often find themselves running in opposite directions. When my husband unexpectedly came home from work with front row hockey tickets the other night, I was almost as excited as my preschooler! And then I remembered that one of us had to stay home with our toddler – me. While I do take my kids on plenty of fun adventures (both together and individually), when last-minute plans pop up, I'm usually the one who stays behind. Does the same ring true in your home?

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Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 6 years
I'm not with my baby daddy any more but when we were together, he would stay home. I was 6 years younger than him and we both thought it was fair that I go out more since he had more time pre-baby to sow his wild oats. And then he went crazy... sigh. Maybe is wasn't such a fair deal after all.
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 6 years
I am not a parent but growing up it was pretty equally divided. My parents would usually take turns whenever last minute opportunities for fun came up and one of them needed to stay home. But, if it was something my dad would enjoy more then my mom, then my dad would go. Or, if my mom's boss gave her tickets for something then she would go.
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