"I'm a Juggler I'm a woman"

@p1kef1sh (45638)
March 8, 2008 5:44pm CST
my wife told me today. Does that make me a clown then? So then folk, what is it that you juggle in your life. Are women really better jugglers than men?
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@novataylor (6570)
• United States
9 Mar 08
I find myself juggling a lot of discussions, darlin, and a whole lot of responses. Whew, hard to keep up, but I'm giving it the old college try. Geez, we all have so many things in life to juggle, it's hard to know where to begin, and if I did, I'd probably sound like I was complaining, and I don't have much room to complain, so I don't think I'll list my particular balls in the air. But, rintintin brought up the innuendo, and you know that's where my mind tends to run, so let me just say something about juggling balls, and not dropping them? Hmmm, I'm feeling their weight in my hands now. Just perfect. Ok, I'm done.
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@p1kef1sh (45638)
9 Mar 08
And that's because I kept a clean baby as per Pumpkinjam's post!!
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• United States
9 Mar 08
I'd never expect a baby of yours to be dirty, darlin. Or would I? It would depend on the baby, I think. And the daddy.
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@pumpkinjam (6879)
• United Kingdom
8 Mar 08
Of course women are better than men at absolutely everything! :P. I know my partner manages to "juggle" a 30-hour a week job and a social life! Whereas, I have no time for a social life as I am currently juggling working and studying from home and looking after my 8-year old and 2-year old sons. Do you think a man could do that? I know my partner couldn't.
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@p1kef1sh (45638)
8 Mar 08
When my wife went back to work after her maternity leave I looked after the baby. Day 1. Wife returns home to a clean house, baby in fresh nappy, meal ready. Day 2. Messy house, clean baby, partial meal. Day 3. Clean baby! takeaway meal, what house? You've got a point.
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• United Kingdom
9 Mar 08
I think you did well to still have a clean baby after 3 whole days!
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@p1kef1sh (45638)
9 Mar 08
If I hadn't there would be two little bits of me, to which I am most attached, missing today!
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• United States
9 Mar 08
Absolutely pikefish :))) I do not mean this as a sexist remark, but hell yes woman are better at juggling and multitasking. We were born with it. It is inherit in our natures. Our Brains are hard wired to be able to juggle everything about raising a family, and now most woman have to work, not to mention baby boomers are also taking care of ailing and aging parents. I would challenge any man to do what some of us women have to do on a daily basis for one week, then say this is not true. But I sure do not think that makes men clowns either.
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• United States
9 Mar 08
However I know many many men that are clowns.....
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• United States
9 Mar 08
Hell for that matter I know many men that are the whole circus wrapped up in one man!
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@p1kef1sh (45638)
9 Mar 08
Throw me a fish and I'll balance it on the end of my nose for you. I have just waved goodbye to my wife who has gone stomping of to the store because in my shopping forays I forget important stuff, like what we are to eat for lunch today! She's also organising 3 different birthday parties , checking on our daughter and sorting out some financial stuff. I am extremely busy engaged in typing on myLot and thinking about going for a shower. Who says men can't juggle?
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@jcj_111776 (3220)
• Philippines
9 Mar 08
Hi there! I ended up laughing with your response to pumpkinjam.lol! And yes, pumpkinjam's right. At least you managed to maintain your baby clean by Day 3. My husband may relate with you somehow. He's never good with cleaning the house though because the more he tries, the more mess he makes. :) I'm afraid I have to agree with most of who have answered. MOST women are better jugglers and better multi-taskers especially when it comes to taking care of children, managing the household and other family matters. I guess it has something to do with the way they were brought up. As for me, I take care of my husband and son(24/7),manage the household chores(24/7), at the same time, I'm the one who handles the family budget. And I'm the one guides my son in his studies. In short, I do almost everything. Some husbands end up frustrated and confused when faced with all the different tasks. It's unfamiliar territory for them,that's why they end up doing it in a not so good way. I know this for sure because my husbannd is one of them. He often tells me to take things one at a time. Because when I plan something, I'm planning for other things at the same time. Sometimes he complains that I try too hard. And I tell him that there's so many things that I need to do, and so little time. But when I tell him that he can help me lessen my load of responsibilities, he slowly backs out!lol!
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@p1kef1sh (45638)
9 Mar 08
There is no doubt about it. You are a most accomplished juggler. Your husband's a lucky man.
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
9 Mar 08
I juggle our household, my 5 year old son and now our finances (just handed to me a few days ago because it's all up the shoot LOL). I just think women are more organized and able to handle 4-5 tasks especially when it comes to taking care of the home. In saying that, I found that my husband is very organized when it comes to his job but when you ask him to help around the house, go and buy groceries while taking care of our son ... umm forget that, it's too dayum hard for him.
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@p1kef1sh (45638)
9 Mar 08
I think that I said somewhere else in this discussion that the problem that men have is that we get bored by matters domestic. Don't get me wrong. We love out shirts ironed, our houses clean and tidy, breakfast foods on the table when we come down in the morning, we just find doing that stuff boring. Women are so much better at these domestic things than we are (generally).
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@Aingealicia (1906)
• United States
9 Mar 08
I am not sure women are better than men, I think it is how organized you are to be honest. I juggle everything in my life, with the jobs I have I have to. Ainge
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@p1kef1sh (45638)
9 Mar 08
In my experience women somehow do it better. Men do it cos they know that they have to. But they, and I am making a sweeping generalisation here, mostly only do the stuff that is imperative. Everything else just gets completed "sometime".
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@kbourgerie (8780)
• United States
9 Mar 08
I juggle my finances. I don't know that women are better than men in this field, but I have heard many men admit that women are better at multi-tasking.
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@p1kef1sh (45638)
9 Mar 08
I think that men can multitask it's just that many of us see domestic stuff as, well, boring. But it has to to be done.
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