Why bother having kids? Get a pet instead....EDIT more info
Why do people have kids and not bother to raise them? It don't undestand it. I have three kids, I married well and responsibly so I could be a SAHM. I homeschool, my kids are well socialized and I enjoy my children while teaching them. What I don't understand is how someone gives birth to a baby, puts him in a daycare all day, then school all day, and it's "normal". When the kids are on break, they can't wait until their children go back to school. If you only have evenings and weekends for your kids, why not get a dog instead? I understand that parenting is hard, but there are little lives counting on you and need more time then you are willing to give. Nobody ever gets older and says, "I wish I had spent more time when my kids were younger at work/ college classes/ dating."
Some people have said that since my DH only sees our kids nights and weekends he is a bad dad. I never said that both the mom AND dad should be with the kids all the time. Of course someone has to work, but someone should be raising the kids (teaching them, playing with them, explaining things to them, and helping them).
Yes, I know there are single moms, but the majority of moms work because they want the "extras". They could stay at home, but don't want to. If that's the case, have your career and skip having the kid you dump in daycare.
And I haven't responded to post all day because I was with my kids doing schoolwork!