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November 10th, 2004, 11:41 AM
I just turned some music on, and the song that happend to be on, was one that was always played at school dances in highschool. I am starting to miss those days. And I graduated only about 2 years ago. I wish I was still hin highschool at times. Those days were so fun! And they went by way too fast. I really miss all my friends I made. I am still friends with most of them, but there are thousands of miles between us. And everything was so much easier, I don't see how kids would want to grow up. LOL

November 10th, 2004, 12:10 PM
I know what you mean. It's been about 18 years since I graduated, and I still remember the days fondly. Kids these days don't know how good they've got it. Wait until they're in the work force then they wish they were back in high school. :rolleyes:

November 10th, 2004, 12:21 PM
I am a housewife, never really had to have an actual job. Even like that, it is hard work. I am in charge of all the bills and expences. I do all the housework, look after Cano, and soon a child. I really wish that I never wanted to grow up. The real world can really suck at times!!!! I mean, James and I have no money until Moday. And 60% of his hard earned paycheck goes for paying bills, and another 15% food and gas. So it doesn't leave us much to go out and do things, but alls good. I'm just glad that the Army gives us a house and pays for electric! Otherwise we would have nothing. Life was so much easier when my parents had to take care of all this stuff. LOL

November 10th, 2004, 12:26 PM
I know what you mean. I've gone through the tough times with money too. And you're right, most people don't see minding the house as a job, but it's very hard work indeed. Lord knows I wouldn't want to keep house all day....I'd never get anything done! LOL

Kids don't know stress of having to pay the bills, make money stretch for food, car insurance, utilities and other necessities. Reality can be a bit of a slap in the face with mom and dad's house is no longer an option.

November 10th, 2004, 12:33 PM
I am lucky, my mom said that if money ever gets too tight for James and I to pay for everything, we can stay with her, until we are able to pay for things on our own again.

And things are starting to get easier with finances. James just got promoted to Private First Class not that long ago, and he is now working on getting Specialist. Plus he gets 2 pay raises next year! But still, it isn't easy doing things in the real world!

November 10th, 2004, 01:19 PM
Your mom sounds like a sweatheart! I'm sure things will be totally fine, and running smoothly with those two raises coming your way.

Man, I REALLY miss highschool now! Those were the days!!! :D :evil:

November 10th, 2004, 01:40 PM
Then, not to mention, next summer, I am opening up a child care center. I am only able to care fore 6 children, including my own, but it still brings in some money.

November 10th, 2004, 01:53 PM
That's awesome! Sounds like you'll really have your hands full then huh? I wish you luck with that endeavor.

November 10th, 2004, 02:52 PM
Well, I will have some help with the child center. I am going to hire my friend Jennifer as second hand help. Both of our husbands will be over seas by next fall, so opening a center, seemed like a good way to keep ourselves busy while they are gone, and a good way to bring in money. So when I open the center, and we take our classes, we will be able to see each other daily, and stay home with our children. I think it makes more sense than getting a out of home job, just to pay for childcare, and have no money left after that.

November 10th, 2004, 03:07 PM
You're right in saying it makes perfect sense to watch your own kids while you get paid to watch other people's too.

Daycares here are very popular, and very full. It can takes a few months to get a space in a good daycare. Word of mouth will get you tons of customers!!!

November 10th, 2004, 03:34 PM
i have been considering day care, over here we call at home care 'daycare mums' it is a good option as we want to start a family and it would bring in extra cash.

do you know what i miss? not having any worries. jsut beign a kid, biggest worry is what to do after school, no bills to think of, no worries at all, yes i truly miss that.

andi miss my friends from uni, we have all grown up over the past 6yrs and everyone lives all over the country and have kids and families so we cant party or visit often.

i also miss being a party animal, from 16yo to about 21 i did nothing but party as hard as i oculd and do all i wanted and lived how i wanted, no influences, just me and the dog trippin round the place going to parties and having fun. i miss that, i feel so old at times, when i think back to the fun, and when i see ppl going to nightclubs, i think i dont have any energy to sit in such an awful place watching everyone cracking onto each other, it makes me feel old. (although i did go to sister in laws 18th party, god did i go hard, danced like a wild woman and felt much better after, the 18yos thought i was very cool (nah just drunk and ready to dance the night away, but we wont tell them that), i think that is great, so im not so old and daggy after all)

now hubby wont let me do anythng irrisponsible or dangerous, god where is the fun in that, i tell him he is being a wet blancket, he says he just wnats me safe, owwwww, that line always gets me and makes me behave, hes jsut to darn cute and i cnat do it too him :angel: :thumbs up .

November 10th, 2004, 03:59 PM
I will get my chance to party here in about 4 months, I'll be 21! But I can't party too much, because of Judith, but I will still be able to drink a bit, legally. James has to wait to drink until next August. I have so much fun teasing him, just because I am 6 months older! He would drink a little, but he has random urine tests, so he doesn't want to risk it, being military and all.

November 10th, 2004, 04:04 PM
forgot that, over here you can do what ever you like at 18yo, and most pubs sold me grog well before that age :D well it will be great fun, and james cnat drink so he can watch the baby for a day just express plenty of milk for him before hand, my sister did that for her 21st, and we had a ball and baby was happy and fed at his nans :D :D :D

November 10th, 2004, 04:24 PM
Yep, that's what I'm going to do. I will probably just stay home and have people over, just so James can have fun too (we have the same friends). But we have planned on feeding Judith breast milk for atleast the first year. I guess it is supposed to lower your risk of breast cancer, which is good for me, being that I have a family history of breast cancer, plus, it gives better nutrition, and doesn't cost am arm and a leg, like formula does!

November 10th, 2004, 04:27 PM
yep, cheap and very portable, you also dont need to store your brests in the fridge to keep em chiled (although james might like that one :crazy: oh thats rude :p ).

great idea for birthday, and then you will have your bed there when you are tied and tuckered out. :D :D

November 10th, 2004, 07:17 PM
yep, cheap and very portable, you also dont need to store your brests in the fridge to keep em chiled (although james might like that one :crazy: oh thats rude :p ).

Funny!!! I got a kick out of that!

heeler's rock!
November 10th, 2004, 08:14 PM
I totally miss high school! I graduated almost 6 years ago. It seems like yesterday! I don't talk to anyone I went to high school with. Funny how life changes so much...

I know what you mean about a reality check when you move out and get married. I had a good job when we got engaged, and luckily my mom's family gave us money for our wedding insted of gifts so we were able to have some for tough times, but now that money is gone, and I make a lot less than before, and hubby still doesn't have a decent paycheque, we are finding things very difficult. My mom has been an AMAZING help for us financially though. I'm very lucky to have her. Hubby has finally sent off his application to the Calgary Police Force so hopefully we'll know by next week if he moves on to the next stage.

I hate having to support myself!!! I want my mommy!!! :( :p

November 10th, 2004, 08:41 PM
Funny how I don`t miss high school all that much, my life is so much more fufilled now, but I do miss the freedom to sleep in my own bed for 8 hours at a time and go out and have fun with friends.
Money is not an issue here and I am a stay at home mom WHO WORKS :p
I can relate to those of you who say that people don`t see staying at home as a job. Did you know that experts say that a stay at home mom with two kids works the equivalent of 2 full time jobs. What about that?? LOL
I guess then I must have the equivalent of 4 full time jobs Dang no wonder I am so dog tired all the time :rolleyes:
The only thing I would like is more time with my hubby. He works long hours and spends a lot of time on the road so basically I don`t see him much because even when he is home he is not really here ( hard to have a conversation with someone who is sleeping although it is fun sometimes to try ;)
With 4 kids ( two teens and two under 5 years old) one hubby work a holic and our DOGUE well I guess there isn`t much time to ever say I am soooo bored :)
Wouldn`t trade this for anything

November 10th, 2004, 09:00 PM
I don't think of Highschool days much, when I do ....I just start to think of what I should have done differently.....However I love to reminice of the days ...oh a hundred years ago :D when the biggest concern was did I have a quarter for a bag of candy for this sat-sun mattinee' or playdays and funfairs at school... I went to Pringdale Gardens in the time it was the best school in the world....memories of hopscotch and Grandma's buttertarts....oh boy now I've gotten carried away :p

November 11th, 2004, 08:22 AM
I know what you mean dear. I just graduated two years ago and at times I miss it is well. But I have a wonderful husband and two wonderful children (my puppies) and I am loving it so I just think about it sometimes. But than remember how good I have it now. I do understand the money part and it is so much easier when mom and dad pays for it all. LOL :crazy:

November 11th, 2004, 10:41 AM
I have to say i hated school i am a stay at home mum i couldnt afford to go out to work. Nesxt year im considering taking in 2 children before and after school to help we will see. I have 3 boys the eldest being 4 and half the youngest 16 months and its hard work!!

I do miss having a social life i used to be the life and soul of a party loved going to the pubs in england the age is 18 but i was in the pubs before that.

November 16th, 2004, 04:53 PM
oh wow i am jsut in that reminisent zone with music you spoke of lillith. xanadu (said zanadu) just came on and boy it takes me back,. that movie was the centre of my world as a girl, oh i feel so excitable, olivia newton john rocks :crazy: :love: :D did you see that as girls??

'now that im here, now that your near, in xa na dooooooooooo'

November 17th, 2004, 01:50 PM
High school has been awhile for me. My parents were always there for me but they had marital problems when I was in high school and I left home at 18. Now my pop has passed on and my mom and I have reversed roles. I seem to be the parent now. I'm glad to be able to. Time sure went by fast. They say life is what happens to you while you're planning your life!

November 17th, 2004, 02:08 PM
You guys are so young, lol High school was awhile ago for me too!! Tho, I am happy to say my students (of university age) work with an enrichment class- grade 12 - and we took a picture for a web site they were developing and many people told me I looked like one of the kids, Yeah suuuuuuuure!! I wish!!

I am still young at heart though and somehow I think having been in pediatrics and now teaching with young university students keeps me young! I always identify more with the kids than the other faculty, haha. (They are all mostly men and rather less than progressive so maybe that's it. I don't know.

I am reminded of a comment by Jay Leno's wife in reply to a question on when she was most happy and she said she would happy for the rest of her life knowing she never had to undergo Junior High ever again, lol

November 17th, 2004, 02:17 PM
I've been out of high school for 10 yrs now! And it went by SO fast. Amazing really!! My baby sister who just turned 18 has just moved out on her own for the first time, it is so neat to see her coping with the "real world" :)

November 17th, 2004, 02:47 PM
i left high school when i was 14yrs old and 6 months, that is the youngest you can do it in australia, stupidest thing i ever did in my life to date, and i have done some really stupid things.

could not stay at home so i left school and got a job in a plastic bag factory in melbourne making plastic bags, the most disgusting job i ever had mind you, and probably poisioned me. and then i had every crap job in the bloody country, so at 20 i went and did my school certificate at the TAFE which is our version of a community college. but i do admit i did enjoy being older doing it as i was able to focus a little better than the younger students. and i had the most wonderful teachers they were terrific. and off to uni for a ridiculous amount of time she went.........(ha likely the rest of her life :D ) (but i have always had jobs while studying) :angel: :thumbs up