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Why so some SAHM's take their kids to daycare and then go home & back to bed?


Asked by Anonymous at 9:28 PM on Feb. 6, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • As a rule I would agree that it is not ideal. However, you don't always know a persons situation. When My youngest son was not yet in school we put him in daycare for almost 10 months. My husband took him in everyday and picked him up. I stayed at home and much of my day was spent resting. Why? Because I was having chemo 3 days a week and was incapable of taking care of my own child while treatment was going on. Be really careful about judging other Moms..what appears to be lazy...may be something entirely different.

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 9:33 PM on Feb. 6, 2011

  • They do it JUST so people like you can comment on it!


    Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 9:34 PM on Feb. 6, 2011

  • Because they're tired? Why is it any of your business what they do with their kids or their personal time?

    Answer by ba13ygrl1987 at 9:29 PM on Feb. 6, 2011

  • I have no idea. My son has never even been to a babysitter!

    Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 9:29 PM on Feb. 6, 2011

  • I know someone who does this! Well, maybe not go back to bed, but she has foster kids so the state pays for day care, even though she doesn't work. She takes them to day care, then goes home and sits on her butt! WTH!? I would feel so guilty, being a SAHM and sending my kids to child care!

    Answer by FatGirl239 at 9:29 PM on Feb. 6, 2011

  • Ive never known a stay at home mom that does that, but it would be kind of nice as an occasional thing, like once a week, or once every two weeks or so. Just to have some quiet time. And with a toddler that doesnt nap, I would love to drop them off somewhere to take a nap sometimes, or to get something done, or just to have some time to myself. But any more often then that I wouldnt do it.

    Answer by -LovingMamma- at 9:39 PM on Feb. 6, 2011

  • So their kids can interact with other children and learn social skills.

    Answer by BrittanyD07 at 9:32 PM on Feb. 6, 2011

  • I could understand doing this like once a week so I could run errands, do house work, or just enjoy some quiet, me time, but not everyday, but that's just me

    Answer by mommy_jules at 9:33 PM on Feb. 6, 2011

  • Sounds dreamy. Are they going to daycare or a preschool inside a daycare? I sent my youngest dd to preschool for 4 hours a week and those 2 hours each day were pure bliss. Well, technically 1 hour each day because my older kids got home an hour after she went to school.
    When my brother was little he went to 1/2 day preschool but it was inside a daycare center so every day my stay at home mom dropped him off and then went home and did who knows what (I was at school).

    Answer by justanotherjen at 9:35 PM on Feb. 6, 2011

  • I don't see anything wrong with once a week or something, but everyday? I'm a sahm because I want to spend time with my child. If I want to just be a housewife, I have to wait until he starts school, lol. I personally would feel too guilty doing that, but then again, I have a really hard time taking "me" time. I feel guilty when my mom watches him for maybe a few hours, one day a month. She'd watch him more often, but I like to be with him. I don't know what my deal is, lol.

    Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 9:37 PM on Feb. 6, 2011