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Old 05-22-2022, 04:32 PM   #1
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Cool She Announced Her Retirement

My wife has been a stay at home mom for the last 18 years. When she got pregnant with the twins, she put herself on bedrest (not how it is supposed to work) and decided she'd stay home to raise our 4 girls. Well, those twins will graduate HS next Wednesday and are headed off to college, the older girls are married off and my lovely wife announced her official retirement to me yesterday. My reply, "Retire from what?" Not the reply she was looking for.

She said, and I'm paraphrasing: "My career has been as a stay-at-home Mom for most of my adult life. My job was to wipe butts, tears, scrapes and messes. I've washed, cooked, cleaned and picked up after all of you. I've been a taxi service, a chef, a team mom, a cheerleader, a delivery driver, a counselor, a warden, a general and a maid. Now, I've worked myself out of a job and so I'm just gonna be a stay-at-home WIFE and you can just spoil me for a while."

I don't think that is how any of this is supposed to work. Also, I don't think she realizes that I'm not fully raised to maturity yet.
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Old 05-22-2022, 04:38 PM   #2
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Looks like something nice should show up in the driveway in short order! My suggestion would be something like a boat, motorcycle or zero turn for “her”. Congrats, my youngest is just graduating daycare.
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Old 05-22-2022, 04:39 PM   #3
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Except that you still have a business to run.
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Old 05-22-2022, 04:46 PM   #4
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Well it turns out she’s not qualified for the position and you need to replace her send me a PM and I’ll spot you my resume. There several tasks I refuse to perform (we can hire professionals) but I’ll always be ready for a hunting or fishing trip and not complain once about how much you spend on needed equipment.
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Old 05-22-2022, 04:49 PM   #5
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Told mine she was done 4 years ago. My time is coming...
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Old 05-22-2022, 04:50 PM   #6
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Thats classic. Well done MrCurt. Spoil her teets off.

My wife quits all the time. Dang if she dont circle back around. I get flanked on the regular.
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Old 05-22-2022, 04:52 PM   #7
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Except that you still have a business to run.
She didn't say anything about me retiring. I'll have to work to fund her retirement and put two more girls through college.
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Old 05-22-2022, 04:54 PM   #8
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LOL! Congrats.
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Old 05-22-2022, 04:54 PM   #9
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congrats on ya'lls new life together!
I hope she doesn't go skitzo with the empty nest syndrome
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Old 05-22-2022, 05:06 PM   #10
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I guess this means you have to cook and clean for both of yall now, on top of your day job? Or are you just gonna order more McRibs?
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Old 05-22-2022, 05:11 PM   #11
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You could always not accept the resignation
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Old 05-22-2022, 05:14 PM   #12
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Go Jenn go!

Spoil by taking her fly fishing in Montana , dove hunting in Argentina, safari in S Africa….you get the plot
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Old 05-22-2022, 05:20 PM   #13
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Well, you could just fire her before she retires, but I wouldnít recommend it!
(Iíll talk to her about it for you.)

My wife hasnít held a job in 43 years!

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Old 05-22-2022, 05:27 PM   #14
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Congrats on her retirement. Stay at home mom is still a very respected career in my book. Investing in the family daily & the sacrifices she probably made is deserving of her retirement
Now her career takes a whole new turn continuing to raise you
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Old 05-22-2022, 05:37 PM   #15
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Uh oh. Jenny’s a retired mom with an empty nest. When it happened with me and mine(in a former life) it gave her plenty of time to start focusing on all of my flaws and it seemed that I had plenty. Word from the wise……..a little “Whiksky” can sure come in handy on occasions. JK. Good luck on y’all’s next chapter Curt.

Oh and BTW. The “Whiksky” is for you not her. Unless………
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Old 05-22-2022, 05:53 PM   #16
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Good for her and congrats! Raising girls ain't easy and also not cheap! I helped a little bit raising 3 girls and 1 boy.
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Old 05-22-2022, 05:56 PM   #17
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If she had time to write all of that she already has too much time on her hands.
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Old 05-22-2022, 06:07 PM   #18
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I pretty sure I told her yesterday she isnít retired, she has a 50 year old kid to raise. Thatís been her biggest challenge yet.


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Old 05-22-2022, 07:34 PM   #19
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Our youngest is 22. My wife announced to me when he graduated highschool, she was going to quit being a housewife and start working on being a trophy wife. It has been a little bit of a challenge for her since she has been home with kids for the 28 years we have been married.

But I really enjoy having a trophy wife hanging around.

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Old 05-22-2022, 07:58 PM   #20
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She'll have plenty of time come mcrib season

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Old 05-22-2022, 07:59 PM   #21
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Good for her and congrats! Raising girls ain't easy and also not cheap! I helped a little bit raising 3 girls and 1 boy.
Like the federal government, any problems that came up just thru money at them and problems went away!!
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Old 05-22-2022, 08:05 PM   #22
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Go Jenn!
You’ve definitely done well with the kids. But I’m afraid you are just gonna be semi retired. Curt still needs some raising
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Old 05-22-2022, 08:10 PM   #23
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I would start packing her things, when she asked what I was doing I would tell her sending her to retirement home and starting process of finding her replacement

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Old 05-22-2022, 08:14 PM   #24
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Now yall can ride to work together

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Old 05-22-2022, 08:22 PM   #25
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Sounds like you just retired from the very best job in the world.
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Old 05-22-2022, 08:48 PM   #26
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Tell her she now has the time to completely pamper you on a daily basis.


In for the answer...

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Old 05-22-2022, 08:58 PM   #27
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You could always not accept the resignation
Yep. Sounds like Curt needs to get back to work
I joke with my wife sometimes and ask how she's feel to have another baby. Never goes very well LOL
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Old 05-22-2022, 09:30 PM   #28
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Good for her!
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Old 05-22-2022, 10:44 PM   #29
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She deserves it for sure! Congrats to Y'all on raising a great family!
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Old 05-22-2022, 10:45 PM   #30
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Sounds like she’ll have a tougher job now with you
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Old 05-22-2022, 10:51 PM   #31
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That poor sweet innocent hard working woman. She'll have an express lane/toll tag through St. Peters gates when her time comes.
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Old 05-23-2022, 06:52 AM   #32
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Congrats to her! She just retired from the toughest job in the world.
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Old 05-23-2022, 06:59 AM   #33
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I’ve seen this lady. She can do whatever she wants. She had Curt on a leash when I met her. He didn’t have shoes on and it was 100 degrees outside. She looked like some kind of Goddess and he looked whipped. Now he’s posting like he has some kind of say in it. Ha!!
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Old 05-23-2022, 08:31 AM   #34
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So hopefully this morning was her first day with breakfast in bed and being fanned with ostrich plumes while feeding her grapes one at a time.....Chop Chop!!
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Old 05-23-2022, 08:49 AM   #35
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Iíve seen this lady. She can do whatever she wants. She had Curt on a leash when I met her. He didnít have shoes on and it was 100 degrees outside. She looked like some kind of Goddess and he looked whipped. Now heís posting like he has some kind of say in it. Ha!!
I was thinking the same thing based on this post prior to seeing this!

We know who runs the show
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Old 05-23-2022, 08:55 AM   #36
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Iíve seen this lady. She can do whatever she wants. She had Curt on a leash when I met her. He didnít have shoes on and it was 100 degrees outside. She looked like some kind of Goddess and he looked whipped. Now heís posting like he has some kind of say in it. Ha!!
Iím sure that Curt will resemble your comments.
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Old 05-23-2022, 09:17 AM   #37
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I was thinking the same thing based on this post prior to seeing this!



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Iíve seen this lady. She can do whatever she wants. She had Curt on a leash when I met her. He didnít have shoes on and it was 100 degrees outside. She looked like some kind of Goddess and he looked whipped. Now heís posting like he has some kind of say in it. Ha!!


Well, she owns half of my stuff and all of her ďstuffĒ, soÖ..


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Old 05-23-2022, 09:31 AM   #38
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Did you tell her youíd remove her from the payroll 1st thing Monday morning?


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Old 05-23-2022, 09:39 AM   #39
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She didn't say anything about me retiring. I'll have to work to fund her retirement and put two more girls through college.
I just got mine through I tell the wife now I think we are busier now than when we had kids at home I know that's not possible in reality but sometimes it sure seems that way We get to do what we want to do now
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Old 05-23-2022, 10:16 AM   #40
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She's been playing chess while others are playing checkers.

Checkmate!
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Old 05-23-2022, 10:27 AM   #41
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A comedian did a talk about how he was walking in town and came up on a woman's protest.
A girl with pink hair got in his face and yelled "why isn't your wife here"
He replied

My wife sleeps till she wakes up
She has breakfast with the lady that keeps the house clean
She gets in her brand new Cadillac and goes to the mani pedi place
Meets her friends for a fancy lunch downtown

Little lady my wife does not have anything to protest

Then it hit me. He described my retired wife to the T
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Old 05-23-2022, 10:43 AM   #42
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A comedian did a talk about how he was walking in town and came up on a woman's protest.
A girl with pink hair got in his face and yelled "why isn't your wife here"
He replied

My wife sleeps till she wakes up
She has breakfast with the lady that keeps the house clean
She gets in her brand new Cadillac and goes to the mani pedi place
Meets her friends for a fancy lunch downtown

Little lady my wife does not have anything to protest

Then it hit me. He described my retired wife to the T
My wife has always said if these women-libs screw up the good thing she has going, she's gonna be pizzed.
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Old 05-23-2022, 10:44 AM   #43
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Mom's work is never done. It turns into Nana's full time business. Your still gonna be at the back of the line!
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Old 05-23-2022, 10:47 AM   #44
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I was really hoping this thread was about Nancy Pelosi.... but congrats to your wife!
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Old 05-23-2022, 10:59 AM   #45
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Take advantage of the time while you can. In a couple years grandkids show up and your right back in it again. Only you can send grandkids home, smiley face.
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Old 05-23-2022, 11:02 AM   #46
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congrats on ya'lls new life together!
I hope she doesn't go skitzo with the empty nest syndrome
Yep. Good luck
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Old 05-23-2022, 12:07 PM   #47
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With Curt in the house, I think her job is just starting.
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Old 05-23-2022, 12:13 PM   #48
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Take advantage of the time while you can. In a couple years grandkids show up and your right back in it again. Only you can send grandkids home, smiley face.

They have 6 of those rascals. Jennie isnít getting any time off.


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Old 05-23-2022, 12:29 PM   #49
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Congrats???

I can see my wife saying the same thing in a few years when we are empty nesters!! Tell her that her job now is to take care of you!
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Old 05-23-2022, 12:40 PM   #50
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Get her a sandwich maker as a retirement present.
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