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1 hour ago, Nikedagain? said:
Can we be besties?
Yes! You seem awesome!
Also, if Jill does in fact read here, I just want to say a couple things.
Speaking for myself: I don't hate you Jill. I don't wish any harm on you. I am genuinely concerned about you and your children. I know I may say some snarky things sometimes but that doesn't mean that I don't care about the wellbeing of your family and others. If you are feeling really overwhelmed, sad, or lost then maybe it might help to go see a professional to talk to about it. There is absolutely no shame in that. I personally am a Christian and I believe that God puts certain people on this earth to help others, such as mental health professionals. If you need help and want to reach out to someone, it does not show defeat. It shows strength when you acknowledge that you want to make a change in your life and you are willing to seek guidance in doing so. It also shows great maturity and would show a great love for your family. Imagine how happy you guys could be!
Also, I'm not persecuting you for being a Christian. Like I said before, I am one too. If you feel like your calling is to spread the word of God as you understand it then that is great! But you also have to be tolerant of others that believe in other religions, are agnostic or atheist, and those who simply are not interested in religion and do not want to be hounded! It's all about love and acceptance- of EVERYONE- no matter what our differences may be. I try to honor my faith by being kind to and helping others without a hidden agenda of trying to convert them or preach to them. If a person that I help sees how happy and fulfilled I am, then maybe that may lead them to look into Christianity or spirituality or another religion. Quoting the program of AA: "its about attraction rather than promotion". Show others God's kindness through you. And if you help someone in need, isn't that enough?0
30 minutes ago, RhythmicSkater said:
Meanwhile facebook and FJ look like 'work' since they're on a computer
In the "who has got it worse" Olympics, I win! *does a tiny victory lap*. I wasn't allowed FJ. Oh, the cruel inhumanity of it all!0
I totally agree about the girls being incredibly self centred- hardly surprising given their cloistered and stifling upbringing. It has made them so fearful and judgemental about anything or anyone that is different to them.
The girls are each so talented, it's just a shame mama and papa Boyer haven't been able to encourage them to get out of the house and interact with the world.0
1 minute ago, Carm_88 said:
Well Joe is never going to job or parent his children. He's going to spend his time screaming about persecution and be a lazy ass.
True. But he's also never going to hold down a job with his poor hygiene and obvious personality disorders, but even if he could it would likely be minimum wage and thus not really worth it. This would be the path of least resistance, if he could be bothered to try.Just now, SweetLaurel said:
Okay - I understand your point, but disagree. One, the kids are basically home alone most days anyway according to what Nicole posts. The older kids would all be in school so couldn't parent full time, and the younger would probably be in a subsidized day care learning about real life. Or he could work nights, or her days off. Another regular income would take a lot of load off her. OMG who has to go back to work two weeks after giving birth, which was their plan all along, much less a week after almost dying giving birth while in deep grief? He sucks. Period.
Oh I am in no way disputing that. He sucks. I totally see your points. It is terrible that she has to go back to work so soon. Because of that, I would not at all begrudge them their gofundme for her to have some time off if Joe was the real house husband he claims to be. Some extra money would likely alleviate the burden on her shoulders, yes. But so would him actually, you know, parenting, cleaning, cooking, anything really. I guess if the littles qualify for subsidized daycare, then yes, he should get a job. I wasn't sure if Kentucky had such a thing.
I guess I'm speaking from the perspective of knowing that a single income household can work just fine if the at-home parent holds up their end of the bargain. They should embrace the social safety-net and do right by those kids, and I think they can do that with or without Joe working.1
Okay - I understand your point, @Hashtag Blessed but disagree. One, the kids are basically home alone most days anyway according to what Nicole posts. The older kids would all be in school so couldn't parent full time, and the younger would probably be in a subsidized day care learning about real life. Or he could work nights, or her days off. Another regular income would take a lot of load off her. OMG who has to go back to work two weeks after giving birth, which was their plan all along, much less a week after almost dying giving birth while in deep grief? He sucks. Period.
EDTA CPS would probably be thrilled with him having a job. Would see it as a positive.Edited by SweetLaurel