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Old 04-23-2012, 06:25 PM
 
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Braun, I think you should stay home and become a professional dog walker. They are a staple of Buenos Aires life. They are called "pasea perros." See:

http://www.fmschmitt.com/travels/200...s/image041.jpg
I don't want to give you any competition. I'm sensitive like that.

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Old 04-23-2012, 06:27 PM
 
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Braun, I think you should stay home and become a professional dog walker. They are a staple of Buenos Aires life. They are called "pasea perros." See:

http://www.fmschmitt.com/travels/200...s/image041.jpg
I've always wanted to do that!
 
Old 04-23-2012, 06:29 PM
 
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I've always wanted to do that!
Ditto. If I had a trust fund, that would seem like a blast. That was one of my favorite things about BA, though there were MANY. What a city!
 
Old 04-23-2012, 06:30 PM
 
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No thanks. It's hard surviving in this day and age, let alone trying to support someone else. Seems every stay at home wife that I know is bored out of her mind creating a negative impact on the marriage. Not to mention if things don't work out, you could be on the hook for alimony in that scenario.
 
Old 04-23-2012, 06:40 PM
 
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I've always wanted to do that!
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Ditto. If I had a trust fund, that would seem like a blast. That was one of my favorite things about BA, though there were MANY. What a city!
I've done it. It gets old fast.
 
Old 04-23-2012, 06:50 PM
 
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While I truly believe that neither way is best for all families, I do think one way is usually better for any given family and that people should do their best to have it figured out ASAP (and that what society, friends, and family think of the arrangement is not important).

For us, I like it better that one of us is employed and the other stays home with our kiddo. It's me and her respectively, but it wouldn't matter if our roles reversed. I'd just want one of us be with our son the vast majority of the time because I'm somewhat of control freak when it comes to my parenting. She's the only one I trust to raise him pretty much the same way I would.
 
Old 04-23-2012, 06:54 PM
 
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Ditto. If I had a trust fund, that would seem like a blast. That was one of my favorite things about BA, though there were MANY. What a city!
You said it, what a city! I couldn't agree more.

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I've done it. It gets old fast.
LOL. I love dogs, so it always seemed like it would be a cool little hobby. Had I had the time while I was living in BsAs I probably would have looked into it.
 
Old 04-23-2012, 07:21 PM
 
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My wife loves her job. She makes great money. If she stayed at home or, God forbid, started playing tennis or doing God knows what, she would hate herself. She tried it for awhile after our third child was born and was bored to tears.
 
Old 04-23-2012, 07:25 PM
 
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LOL. I love dogs, so it always seemed like it would be a cool little hobby. Had I had the time while I was living in BsAs I probably would have looked into it.
I like dogs too. I can't imagine doing this job if you don't. Even so, after a while it stopped being "fun" and started being a job. And if I'm going to have a job, it needs a bit more intellectual stimulation.
 
Old 04-24-2012, 06:57 AM
 
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I wouldn't prefer a stay at home wife. I would like for her to work too. I like a woman who has aspirations, goals. I wouldn't mind having a wife that works. I look at it this way. We can share the responsibilities. I don't mind doing cooking and other house chores alongside. Twice the good stuff. Twice as clean a house, twice the money coming in. If I had a wife and we had kids, I would want no more than 2. If she has kids under 5, then staying home with them would be necessary. However, who stays home with them can vary. It could be me or her. I wouldn't mind being at home with the kids for a bit. You do what you gotta do. A productive, happy home comes when both the husband and the wife come to a decision together, when they work together, when they share in the responsibilities. The wife can cook, but the husband should also be in the trenches with her. It should be "this is OUR home, let's make it a happy home. Let's work together, cook together, clean together, raise the children together, pay the bills together". I'm not into the strict role of "only the husband brings home the money and the wife stays home".

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