Daughters birthday

@mayka123 (14854)
India
May 16, 2008 7:18am CST
It is my daughters birthday tomorrow. She will be 17 years old. She is such a pretty girl that I have now started getting worried as I am a single working parent and have hardly any time for her. I dont want her complaining one day that I have no time for her. I spend at least 14 hours a day out of the house and the remaining time doing housework that there is hardly any time for her. It was no nice in the good old days when one parent would work and the other was always there for the kids. And then the joint family where there was always someone in the house!!!
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9 responses
• India
26 May 08
Hi comrade, it is happy to hear that you are celebrating your daughters birthday. Many more wishes for her, and i pray god for her long and healthy life. Sorry to hear that you are toiling to bring up your daughter. Actually it must not be categorised as toiling, the interest evinced by you for the welfare of your daughter. And being a grown up girl, i persume that she would realise that how, hard your are working, to look after. Therefore i think, that she would live up to your expectations and earn a good name for you and to your family. Cheers friend and take care.
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@mayka123 (14854)
• India
27 May 08
I dont think we toil for our children. We do what we like to do and for those we love. And my daughter shares a lot of responsibilities so I dont feel the burden. Am enjoying life to the fullest with her and having fun on myLot!
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@cupid74 (11388)
• Pakistan
20 May 08
Hi dear First of all congrats to ur daughter on seventeen birthday, though its late but its said its never too late. Hmm, i think u need not to be worried as she is young girl and understand ur situation, rather she would be appreciating as u r doing so much for her. so she can have better life. i am sure u can have week ends with her. u r very right that hubby working and wife taking care of kids is best set up and ideally in joint family system, so far i am lucky to have all this. Wish u all the best Take care
@mayka123 (14854)
• India
20 May 08
Thanks for your good wishes. You are lucky to be in a joint family setup. It really makes things much more easier for all at home.
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@cupid74 (11388)
• Pakistan
20 May 08
u r always welcome u look like nice and devoted lady Yeah sure i am lucky, and pray that things go like this, take care
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@mayka123 (14854)
• India
21 May 08
Yes I am devoted to my family and try and spend maximum time with them
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@Hatley (164081)
• Garden Grove, California
23 May 08
mayka123 it sounds to me like as a singleworking mom you are doing the verybest you can and I bet your pretty seventeen year old daughter knows that also. One thing I can suggest is that housework so often can be put off awhile as you grab some precious time with that daughter of yours. one day she will be off to college or a job or getting married so take that little time to just be with her. I did that when mykids were one and two, I took off time from housework totake them for walks , and play with them and just enjoy them.The housework did not leave and it got done but so did I enjoy them when they were little. as it turned out I only had eight years to enjoy Lisa Rose so that time was really precious. we never know what can happen in this old world so do enjoy that lovely daughter of yours right now. love. bestwishes.
@mayka123 (14854)
• India
24 May 08
Life is short so we have to enjoy whatever time we have with our families. But then with so many other problems it is difficult to be just sitting doing nothing. Ofcourse I make sure that one day in a month is spent with no housework but both of us just sitting together at home watching tv or we both go out either shopping and lunch/dinner in a restaurant or just to a beach.
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@Hatley (164081)
• Garden Grove, California
25 May 08
sorry I am late. battling the shingles. thanks so much for best response
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@mayka123 (14854)
• India
6 Jan 18
@Hatley Coming back to this discussion after nearly 10 years. My 17 yr old daughter is now married and has two sons. We live together and we are best of frends.
@SomeCowgirl (32219)
• United States
31 May 08
I hope I am not too late to wish your daughter a congratulatory belated birthday. Better late then never... I am sure that your daughter understand what you are doing for her. I hope that you can explain that to her if she does not understand. happy Postings..
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@mayka123 (14854)
• India
2 Jun 08
Thanks for the belated wishes! Yes it is better late than never..... I dont know how much my daughter understands what I am doing for her. Kids do not understand all this until they become parents. And by that time sometimes it is too late.....I dont think I can explain much to my daughter. She can see all that I am doing and she has to understand in her own way......Happy postings to you too
@olivemai (4738)
• United States
30 May 08
I hope your daughter had a good birthday! I could not tel from reading your discussion, if you do the housework together, as in my family we as children helped with chores and therefore were able to spend more time as a family! It is also good to teach her what she will eventually do for herself! Even cooking together can be fun! Maybe you can take a yoga class together? Sounds like you are doing the best that you can, which is all that you can do!
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@mayka123 (14854)
• India
31 May 08
We do make it a point to do all the work together in the house but when I go to the kitchen to cook she just runs away!!!hahahaha!!! She enjoys my cooking and says that if she learns it then I will not cook for her! I never got the idea of both of us doing yoga together. Come to think of it I think it is a brilliant idea. Will surely talk to her about it when I go home today! Thanks a lot and happy posting!
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@mayka123 (14854)
• India
31 May 08
And the birthday was very good. We were out the whole day and had a very good time!
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@olivemai (4738)
• United States
31 May 08
That is great to hear! We went to my daughter's high school graduation tonight! I wish I was closer to her but I know she is popular and busy with work and studying herself! I am busy with the other children and volunteering! It is also a good idea to walk together, even a mile at a time is great for relaxing and talking, and it helps keep you both healthy! I am glad that you like my ideas! Sometimes I think my best job in life is giving away my ideas!
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6 Jan 18
My Mom is My Life i fight with her i also get angry on her but i know i m wrong but i know she loves me a lot. After So many mistakes many time i have hurt her. But she is best mom ever
@mayka123 (14854)
• India
7 Jan 18
It's nice to know that you love your mom so much. May be you should stop fighting with her .
8 Jan 18
@mayka123 Okay MOM I Will try n not fight with You. But u Promise u will give me Pav Bhaji Treat.
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@mayka123 (14854)
• India
9 Jan 18
@kavitaryan03 Pav bhaji? But we had that on Sunday? Why repeat ?
@averygirl72 (26275)
• Philippines
9 Jan 18
That's so nice. Wish she had a great birthday. I know you are doing your best for your daughter. It's really tough if you are a single working parent
@mayka123 (14854)
• India
10 Jan 18
Yes she had a great birthday. This discussion was started when she was 17. She is now married and mother of two.
• United States
3 Jun 08
all yo can do is give her advice its always her choice to use it and as far as u working and not really having time for her take my advice as i am a teenager and my mom was the same way she may or may not knw now but she knws u do all this for her. ur great trust me. wish ur daughter a happy birthday for me and i wana instruct u to this site where u can make unlimited money and its legitimate i do it i make up to 300 dollars a day of course it takes time but its a at home on internet job there is a 35 dollar set up fee the site is called projectpayday.com even ur daughter could do thid on ur account and make money. GOOD LUCK.
@mayka123 (14854)
• India
4 Jun 08
Making 300 dollars a day sounds too good to be true. Will surely check this site and revert. Thanks a lot. And thanks also for the birthday withes. I really hope my daughter understands everything.
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@nela13 (42695)
• Portugal
9 Jan 18
Congratulations for your daughters birthday. She lives with you so I think you don't need To worry as she for sure understands you and everything you do by your own To support her.