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  1. rebel city
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    14 Mar '14 17:50
    My mother had 9 children, lost her first baby Axel when he was 9 mths old. Then she had 2 boys followed by 6 girls. She used to say that being a mother is suffering in paradise.

    I find that a very beautiful and simple way to describe a fact. 🙂
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    14 Mar '14 18:01
    Is a huge responsibilty but the rewards are priceless.
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    14 Mar '14 18:54
    Relationships are complicated and that includes parenting. What is paradise and priceless for some is painful and problematic for others.
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    14 Mar '14 18:59
    Originally posted by Merlion
    Relationships are complicated and that includes parenting. What is paradise and priceless for some is painful and problematic for others.
    You'r right and I, for one, was just talking about my experience.
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    14 Mar '14 19:20
    Originally posted by Merlion
    Relationships are complicated and that includes parenting. What is paradise and priceless for some is painful and problematic for others.
    Problems and pain here 🙂
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    14 Mar '14 19:251 edit
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees
    You'r right and I, for one, was just talking about my experience.
    My experience is/was quite similar to yours GBS. My parents on the other hand ...
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    14 Mar '14 19:44
    Originally posted by Merlion
    My experience is/was quite similar to yours GBS. My parents on the other hand ...
    You killed them, didn't you? 🙁
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    14 Mar '14 19:45
    Originally posted by Merlion
    My experience is/was quite similar to yours GBS. My parents on the other hand ...
    We are dealt what we are dealt and can't take responsibility for, or fret over, what we have no "power" over. What's that saying? "You can choose your friends but not your family."
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    14 Mar '14 19:59
    Originally posted by Trev33
    You killed them, didn't you? 🙁
    There is a charm about the forbidden that makes it unspeakably desirable.
    ~ Mark Twain
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    14 Mar '14 20:01
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees
    We are dealt what we are dealt and can't take responsibility for, or fret over, what we have no "power" over. What's that saying? "You can choose your friends but not your family."
    Even though you love your children, you may not always like them.
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    14 Mar '14 20:06
    Originally posted by lolof
    Even though you love your children, you may not always like them.
    you don't set out to be your kids best mates be parents
  12. rebel city
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    14 Mar '14 20:47
    Originally posted by lolof
    Even though you love your children, you may not always like them.
    You are such a wise person. I admire you. 🙂
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    14 Mar '14 20:52
    Originally posted by Tabitha Marshall
    You are such a wise person. I admire you. 🙂
    Thank you - there are wise women on this site, you and me included. 🙂
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    14 Mar '14 20:541 edit
    Originally posted by Tabitha Marshall
    My mother had 9 children, lost her first baby Axel when he was 9 mths old. Then she had 2 boys followed by 6 girls. She used to say that being a mother is suffering in paradise.

    I find that a very beautiful and simple way to describe a fact. 🙂
    There's a book out called "All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood" by Jennifer Senior

    "Parents will nod in recognition as Senior writes about the impairment caused by sleep deprivation in the early days; the stress of near-constant noncompliance in the toddler years; the frenetic schedules of school-age children; and the marriage-straining struggles of the teenage years."
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    14 Mar '14 20:55
    Originally posted by lolof
    Thank you - there are wise women on this site, you and me included. 🙂
    Ya...a couple of "wiseguys" eh?
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