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I'll go first. Things and people I'm jealous of:<br><br>
People who don't have to live paycheck to paycheck.<br>
My grandparents and their brand new 2007 fully-loaded Chrysler Town and Country<br>
Homeowners. Renting sucks.<br>
People who live in tribal communities where everyone breastfeeds and babywears and co sleeps and that's the norm and its not questioned.<br>
Single people <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:<br>
My friend's "ex" girlfriend who happily walked down the street holding his hand today...wtf was THAT about? So you break up with her for one day so you can mess around with me then get back together with her? Classy! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/splat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="splat"> Either way she's a lucky girl <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
How about you?
 

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I am incredibly jealous of women who were able to breastfeed successfully. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
I'm jealous of people who have the will power to lose the weight and keep it off.<br><br>
I'm jealous of parents who have children who aren't as high spirited and defiant as my four year old. Let me clarify.. I feel this way NOW. I'll probably love his spirit in a few years or so, but right now I can barely make it through a day without him angering me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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I'm not jealous exactly, but envious of my friend and her dh who just bought a $750,000 house at age 27. Now, they both work long and hard, their kids spend a lot of time with the nanny and in daycare, but they make nowhere near enough money for that house, plus the Benz and the BMW. I wouldn't want their life, but I understand why they choose it. His daddy is more than happy to hand over large chunks of money "to help".<br><br>
I'm in no financial position to be jealous, I have a very good life. But it sure would be nice to have someone basically buy you a million dollar house. But there are strings, not even strings, they are more like ropes or shackles, so I know that it's not all it's cracked up to be. But still, must be nice.
 

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I can't actually think of anything/one that I am jealous of at the moment.<br><br><br>
Oh yeah, people that can actually fall asleep without sleeptyime tea extra(with Valeria) or worse yet an ambien cocktail(half an ambien with warm milk)<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">: .
 

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Lottery winners. And any adult with clear skin. WTH was the memo that 28 year old get pimples when I was in high school and everyone was telling me they'd go away when I was an adult? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
 

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I'll go with homeowners<br>
People who have enough beds for everyone in their home <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"><br>
Skinny moms who wear black jeans
 

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I am jealous of MissAnn for the best screen name in the world.<br><br>
I am jealous of people who have happy personalities, I am always fighting depression and bitter feelings, I just want to BE happy.<br><br>
I am jealous of people who are bright eyed and perky at 7 am, or who even if they arent perky, are more concious than I am at that time.<br><br>
I am jealous of people who they and their spouse are on the same page spiritually.<br><br>
thats it right now. hah
 

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People who can eat anything they want and not gain a pound. I look at a picture of a cake in a magazine and I gain 5 lbs <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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People whose kids sleep at reasonable hours. (That means more than 3 a.m. to 8 a.m. - you know who I'm talking about, yes you, the cute blond one.)<br><br>
People with clean houses.<br><br>
Women for whom natural birthing, breastfeeding, and babywearing came easily.<br><br>
Women who still have libidos during pregnancy.
 

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To be honest, and i have been flamed in the past for this, nothing. Do I fantasize that I had perfect teeth or a perfegt waistline every once in awhile? Sure. But I am so happy with my life and fees so lucky (esp overcoming my history) that I hanestly don't feel that way. I have honestly been to hell and back.
 

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I am not really jealous, but more envious. Of people who have a wonderful childhood and loving supportive parents who are always there for them. I am envious of people with nice toes and toenails <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I am envious of people who are just so naturally and easily fashionable without needing to spend a ton of moeny on the 'latest' stuff. I am envious of people who are naturally neat/tidy! I am envious of people who have beautiful handwriting. I am envious of people who needs to put in so much lesser effort than I do to be a better gentle parent than I am.<br><br>
Thats about it! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I'm jelous of women who have kids, stay at home, and STILL manage to get and afford fashionable clothes, workouts, spa treatments, hair appointments, and help around the house.<br><br>
I had to break off a beginning friendship with someone because I couldn't stand to be near her and listen to her talk about all she had. She just had such a sense of entitlement...
 

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I'm jealous of people who have a decent relationship with their parents but take it for granted. My parents are both dead and I miss them so much.
 

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I wouldn't say I'm jealous of anyone. Things I wish I had? Sure. Sometimes fleeting moments here and there.<br><br>
-People who can afford to own homes and have money in the bank for emergencies.<br><br>
-Women who have best friends when I can't seem to even find a semi close friend.<br><br>
-People who complain about their parents. I never lived with either of mine. Was molested by my dad as a child and my alcoholic mom died when I was 19.<br><br>
-People who <b>love</b> to clean. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
-People who can spend money on themselves without feeling guilty.
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">-People who can afford to own homes and have money in the bank for emergencies.<br><br>
-Women who have best friends when I can't seem to even find a semi close friend.<br><br>
-People who complain about their parents. I never lived with either of mine. Was molested by my dad as a child and my alcoholic mom died when I was 19.<br><br>
-People who love to clean.<br><br>
-People who can spend money on themselves without feeling guilty.</td>
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People who dont know what it is like to subscribe to caller ID so that they dont have to talk to mean bill collectors.<br><br>
People who can loose weight without even trying.<br><br>
People who live in countries where circumcision MGM is illigal.
 

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People with good health, dental and physical and with good health insurance that they can afford to use.<br><br>
People with more financial security and for whom financial decisions are more than <i>"So, do we put $50 on the electric and $70 on the insurance? Maybe if we called the gas people they'd be willing to take $35 until next friday..."</i><br><br>
I try to keep it all in perspective. Many people have it worse than me.
 

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People who make a living playing music or with their music degree.<br><br>
People who are really musically talented.<br><br>
People who have orthodontic insurance.<br><br>
People who aren't afraid to meet knew people and are well-liked and have an easy time making friends.<br><br>
Renters--homeowning sucks. I feel like we are drowning some days with all the things we need to do just to keep our house up.
 

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People who know what they truly want, and follow their dreams.<br><br>
And, if I'm honest, women who are beautiful without any makeup.
 

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i am jealous of women who have tidy and organised houses<br><br>
i am jealous of people who have dh's who love to do jobs like keeping the garden / garage tidy<br><br>
i am jealous of people who manage to stay calm and peaceful despite not having all the things that they are jealous of others having!!!
 
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