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When I was really young my dad was a manager at a grocery store. Then, he was hired at Detroit Deisel as a stock chaser. At 58, after 30 years in 1996, he retired.....and he has loved his retired "career" ever since! My mom was a SAHM. Dh and I decided together that I would be a SAHM. His mom worked. He hated it.
My Dad was a pressmen, he was one of the people that ran the presses that actually printed the newspapers. My Mom was a stay at home Mom, except for a year or so when I was in 4th or 5th grade she went back to work as a secretary. I guess we were having money problems. I would walk home at lunch time and get my lunch box out of the fridge and eat in front of the tv, watching soap operas ROFL . I felt like such a big kid. I think my brothers school was newer and had a lunch room because I don't remember him coming home for lunch.
I guess my Mom had a big influence on me because really what I wanted to be when I grew up was a Mom.
Dad was a laborer, construction worker in the house construction business. He is now in his mid-60's and full of aches and pains. Mom worked for Blue Cross for over 20 years and as laid off. I knew I didn't want to be stuck in either of those positions. Hence, the reason for continuing my education and just finishing up with my bachelor's degree this past year!
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My mom was a SAHM. But, I do remember her having a part time job cleaning rooms at a hotel when I was in High School.
My dad was a cabinet maker.
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Mom was a SAHM to six kids and never had her license.
Dad sold insurance for 30 years.
I wanted nothing more than to have a pack of kids and be a SAHM. My mother is strong. I admire that. She stayed at home until I was 12, and then she was the secretary of local high school. Attendance secretary. Needless to say, I never skipped.
Daddy was a Washington State Trooper. I was so proud of my daddy. But I never wanted to be a trooper. I didn't like staying up late--the thought of graveyard shift made me nauseous.
So what am I completing 30 years of? Well, since it's the end of my career, I guess I can say on the message board where I work: I am the District 7 Commander's secretary of the Washington State Patrol. So I guess both parents ultimately decided my career.
Now I get to be a SAHMSK (stay-at-home mom, sans kids!).
February LO Count: 12; March LO Count: 16 LOs (31 pages)
March LO Count: (did not participate in March)
April LO Goal: 20 pages; Pages complete: 28! I exceeded my goal!
My mom was a hairdresser when I was really young and then went to a SAHM when the rest of the kids arrived. She started doing hair again when I was in high school on a very part-time basis. My dad was and is a farmer.
I know that coming from a farming family, I knew I never wanted to marry into one. Having your livelihood be at the mercy of the weather and completely uncontrollable factors was not for me. I loved having my mom at home and I knew that's what I wanted to do. I was fortunate to be able to do that for five years; I just wish that I'd been able to do it for longer.
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