How would You like every other weekend off?

little kids all over the place - little kids chasing each other around
crazy kids all under 5 years old
@barehugs (8992)
Canada
December 16, 2008 11:57am CST
The factory where I worked employed over 1000 people. Over a period of years, and many working hours, one gets to know numerous people quite intimately. Of course in a work-place that large there were many young married couples. In fact, I worked with two such couples, and soon became quite familiar with their lives both in the factory and at home. Each couple had three young kids under 5 years of age. Their interests were so much the same, that they enjoyed being together both at work and in their leisure hours. In time this close friendship lead to a congenial marriage breakup that found both husbands switching wives, and children. This new relationship was perfect for the Mothers, but the Fathers missed their children, so to solve the problem and give each couple some free time to enjoy their new mates, they decided that on every other weekend each couple would host all six kids. Can you imagine a family of 6 kids, all 5 years and under? What a circus!
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
19 Dec 08
Yes my daughter is going through the same thing,she married had 3 children ,divorced,married again to a man with children & every other weekend has them all...Its an age old story..She gets stressed too.I am just glad those days are over for me.I had all my children with the same man and we raised them together for 35 years so i never faced that problem..Thank God!
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@barehugs (8992)
• Canada
24 Dec 08
Perhaps that's what is called a "Nuclear Family." Its got to be better than a nasty divorce, where one partner moves out, and the child is orphaned to only one parent.
@williamjisir (22909)
• China
18 Dec 08
Hello barehugs. It is hard to imagine such a switch of marriage. I guess that their children will not be happy with their parents this way. Anyway, everything can happen.
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@barehugs (8992)
• Canada
24 Dec 08
Probably the kids had a riot every weekend. At ages 5 and under the kids would soon be thinking they had 2 sets of parents. Sounds like a fun way to grow up. (I only had one Mom and one Dad!)
@underdogtoo (9601)
• Philippines
16 Dec 08
I think everyone should have some free time for themselves. The big problem is that corporations have taken the science of extracting work from people for the least amount to the level of high art. I would let my people who work for me get the most out of their lives without sacrificing the business. They would be out of a job if I go out of business.
@barehugs (8992)
• Canada
17 Dec 08
Yes thats Big Business, as compared to Small Business. Nobody gets any thanks from big business. The weekly paycheck says it all! Your sentiments are commendable, but wouldn't work where nobody knows the Employer, and the Employer doesn't give a $hit because he is actually the Share Holders.
@laglen (19783)
• United States
16 Dec 08
Wow. i really don't know what else to say. Funny how life works eh?
@barehugs (8992)
• Canada
17 Dec 08
Yes this was quite a talking point at the factory. It seemed as if most of the guys that worked there were wishing they could switch wives too. But there are lots of diversions in factory life and the novelty soon worn off.