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Kids? How do we put up with them for so long! - 9/19/2012 12:30:35 AM   
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About 11 months ago I thought I had won the Lottery, my 3 daughters all moved out within a week of each other (we were sad to see our granddaughter go) but nonetheless FINALLY we were FREE.............I could finally walk around the house naked without "scaring" someone............but little by little they all came back, 3 months later, my eldest and her daughter, 1 month after that youngest daughter and just recently my second daughter. All got in "tissy" fights with boyfriends or roommates...........so know my pants are back on. I guess my house has a revolving door. Geez when I moved out I never ever even contemplated moving back in with my folks, YUK I would rather sleep on the street than spend a night at my parents home, we are just way too far apart in our ways but do see them often though (they live about 20 minutes form me.

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RE: Kids? How do we put up with them for so long! - 9/19/2012 1:36:03 AM   
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About 11 months ago I thought I had won the Lottery, my 3 daughters all moved out within a week of each other (we were sad to see our granddaughter go) but nonetheless FINALLY we were FREE.............I could finally walk around the house naked without "scaring" someone............but little by little they all came back, 3 months later, my eldest and her daughter, 1 month after that youngest daughter and just recently my second daughter. All got in "tissy" fights with boyfriends or roommates...........so know my pants are back on. I guess my house has a revolving door. Geez when I moved out I never ever even contemplated moving back in with my folks, YUK I would rather sleep on the street than spend a night at my parents home, we are just way too far apart in our ways but do see them often though (they live about 20 minutes form me.

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IF I had just taken a sip of my beloved Balvenie I would have just spit all over my monitor.

Very good.

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RE: Kids? How do we put up with them for so long! - 9/19/2012 3:47:03 AM   
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What the heck is Balvenie..................Think it is a single malt Scotch? I will stick to my preferred Single Barrel Canadian Whiskey, funny thing though, it is made in the USA not in Canada. Worth every drop of the $90.00 price per bottle.


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RE: Kids? How do we put up with them for so long! - 9/19/2012 3:51:40 AM   
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Actually these are pretty good also:


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RE: Kids? How do we put up with them for so long! - 9/19/2012 1:04:04 PM   
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Oh wow now we're talking... whiskey  
A dangerous mistress though, you have to keep her on a short leash.
Nonetheless, a good whiskey and a good wargame, my favorite way of ending the day.

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RE: Kids? How do we put up with them for so long! - 9/19/2012 6:37:24 PM   
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Oh wow now we're talking... whiskey  
A dangerous mistress though, you have to keep her on a short leash.
Nonetheless, a good whiskey and a good wargame, my favorite way of ending the day.



Absolutely in this order though, I get home from work, socks come off (pheww hat feels good), secondly I take my hearing aids off so I don't hear my wife nag at me (even though she thinks I still have them on, nodding at everything seems to work) about everything that the kids did wrong that day and thirdly "a good whiskey and a good wargame" as you put it!

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RE: Kids? How do we put up with them for so long! - 9/19/2012 8:23:06 PM   
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The mistake I made was not clearly explaining to my son that his Eighteenth birthday meant freedom -- but freedom was to be found only on the outside of my front door!

I also refer to my wife as "The Supreme Court" because whenever I announced a decision my son didn't like, he immediately appealed to her.

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RE: Kids? How do we put up with them for so long! - 9/19/2012 8:49:33 PM   
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The mistake I made was not clearly explaining to my son that his Eighteenth birthday meant freedom -- but freedom was to be found only on the outside of my front door!

I also refer to my wife as "The Supreme Court" because whenever I announced a decision my son didn't like, he immediately appealed to her.


HAHA! But does the decision get overturned?? Mine always does.................

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RE: Kids? How do we put up with them for so long! - 9/19/2012 8:58:08 PM   
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I saw USDA's median cost for raising a child from 0-18 in 2011 the other day: $295,000 USD. Then there's about $200,000 college costs (estimated 2028 dollars) per also. So, by the time we get done with our kids, we'll be out a cool Mill.

Let's see-either be a millionaire or raise two children?...millionaire?....children?

No wonder the per capita replacement rate is so low in most developed countries. It makes one despair for the species.

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RE: Kids? How do we put up with them for so long! - 9/19/2012 9:04:22 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Capt. Harlock

The mistake I made was not clearly explaining to my son that his Eighteenth birthday meant freedom -- but freedom was to be found only on the outside of my front door!

I also refer to my wife as "The Supreme Court" because whenever I announced a decision my son didn't like, he immediately appealed to her.


HAHA! But does the decision get overturned?? Mine always does.................
warspite1

Here's a question for you parents out there. Who are your children more scared of - mum or dad? When I was a kid growing up it was always mum who was more frightening in the "getting told off" department. Now I have kids of my own, they tell me the same thing - dad is a ****cat while they are genuinely scared of getting mum angry. I dont think its supposed to be like this....I am supposed to be the authority figure...aren't I??

EDIT: Please note I wrote nothing offensive - the first part of P----cat got starred out

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RE: Kids? How do we put up with them for so long! - 9/19/2012 9:22:15 PM   
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My kids think I am a docile ****cat when it comes to discipline but my wife is Mrs. Dictator when it comes her disciplining the kids. But now all my kids are adults and of course in my house, so mom/dad vs children with punishment is no longer an issue (not going to send my 24 year old daughter to bed without supper?) But helping out around the house is where we all get into tissy-fights i.e. "not my dishes, not my turn to clean the bathroom etc...)


At home growing up I was more scared with my Mother as she used that wooden soup spoon on me and my sister without mercy (and we deserved every time) but all my dad had to do was rattle the newspaper when he was reading it and we both new it was time to shut up or get the hell out. He would be the usual one to decide on how long you were "canned" for or how many times you needed to paint the fence and porch (yep did it all 3 times in one summer for coming home past curfew when I was about 13)I have never touch a paintbrush since then but sure learned to be on time after that.

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RE: Kids? How do we put up with them for so long! - 9/20/2012 8:21:36 PM   
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The mistake I made was not clearly explaining to my son that his Eighteenth birthday meant freedom -- but freedom was to be found only on the outside of my front door!

I also refer to my wife as "The Supreme Court" because whenever I announced a decision my son didn't like, he immediately appealed to her.


I refer to my wife as "the war department", for ovbious reasons.


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RE: Kids? How do we put up with them for so long! - 9/21/2012 9:03:30 AM   
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Since I am now retired and running a 40 acre ranch by myself... I would actually welcome any of my children moving in! I could use the help!

I've even started getting these fantasies of maybe even considering getting married again so I'd have a guy around to cut firewood, fix fences, throw hay bales around, and keep the solar and wind power systems in good shape while I handle the egg collection, goat milking, and the vegetable garden

Any volunteers?

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RE: Kids? How do we put up with them for so long! - 9/21/2012 4:44:18 PM   
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ORIGINAL: radic202


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ORIGINAL: Capt. Harlock

The mistake I made was not clearly explaining to my son that his Eighteenth birthday meant freedom -- but freedom was to be found only on the outside of my front door!

I also refer to my wife as "The Supreme Court" because whenever I announced a decision my son didn't like, he immediately appealed to her.


HAHA! But does the decision get overturned?? Mine always does.................
warspite1

Here's a question for you parents out there. Who are your children more scared of - mum or dad? When I was a kid growing up it was always mum who was more frightening in the "getting told off" department. Now I have kids of my own, they tell me the same thing - dad is a ****cat while they are genuinely scared of getting mum angry. I dont think its supposed to be like this....I am supposed to be the authority figure...aren't I??

EDIT: Please note I wrote nothing offensive - the first part of P----cat got starred out


Objectively-I think both Mrs. Chickenboy and I have the, when necessary, 'fear' respect of our children at this point. We're even, I'd say.

Of course, it takes work and communication with the wife unit to ensure that we're not getting played off of one another. Crafty little urchins are figuring out the nuances of this game quickly, so I'm not sure how long we'll be able to keep a lid on things.

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RE: Kids? How do we put up with them for so long! - 9/21/2012 7:30:52 PM   
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My mum to my dad: Eddie - for God's sake talk to your son!

My dad to me: Hello, son. How are you doing?

My mum to herself: Bloody men, what can you do with 'um...



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RE: Kids? How do we put up with them for so long! - 9/21/2012 7:47:56 PM   
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My mum to my dad: Eddie - for God's sake talk to your son!

My dad to me: Hello, son. How are you doing?

My mum to herself: Bloody men, what can you do with 'um...




HAHA! Awesome!

I can remember my dad being hounded by my mother to have that "little talk" when I was about 11 or 12 so finally my dad relented and took me out for a car ride and said "your mom wants me to have that birds and bees talk, is there anything you don't know yet or you need more explanation about? I answered nah Dad I am petty sure I have it all covered................OK just for our sake let's go get a hot dog and fries at the other end of town and when we come back give your Mom that big shocked look and make yourself look a little pale.........and don't mention we went for a bite to eat....and if your good at it and your mom looks pretty convinced, I will share a beer with you this evening when she heads out to her sisters to play cards".........Yea Man, Dad your super cool!!!

To this Day, My mom still thinks we had that talk.

But here is the punch: My dad had this talk with me every since I knew I had a P** between my legs, he was extremely open about it and never kept anything hidden, so basically we had that talk over and over again as happenstance but never told my Mother, it was like "our little secret" that I already knew and was super OK with it. And looking back I am glad he was open about it because when I went through the "puberty change" it was the simplest process ever for me compared to what some of my friends went through with their parents and raising my 3 daughters my wife and I never shied away form telling them everything form the day they were curious enough to ask.

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RE: Kids? How do we put up with them for so long! - 9/28/2012 8:26:10 AM   
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My mum to my dad: Eddie - for God's sake talk to your son!

My dad to me: Hello, son. How are you doing?

My mum to herself: Bloody men, what can you do with 'um...




HAHA! Awesome!

I can remember my dad being hounded by my mother to have that "little talk" when I was about 11 or 12 so finally my dad relented and took me out for a car ride and said "your mom wants me to have that birds and bees talk, is there anything you don't know yet or you need more explanation about? I answered nah Dad I am petty sure I have it all covered................OK just for our sake let's go get a hot dog and fries at the other end of town and when we come back give your Mom that big shocked look and make yourself look a little pale.........and don't mention we went for a bite to eat....and if your good at it and your mom looks pretty convinced, I will share a beer with you this evening when she heads out to her sisters to play cards".........Yea Man, Dad your super cool!!!

To this Day, My mom still thinks we had that talk.

But here is the punch: My dad had this talk with me every since I knew I had a P** between my legs, he was extremely open about it and never kept anything hidden, so basically we had that talk over and over again as happenstance but never told my Mother, it was like "our little secret" that I already knew and was super OK with it. And looking back I am glad he was open about it because when I went through the "puberty change" it was the simplest process ever for me compared to what some of my friends went through with their parents and raising my 3 daughters my wife and I never shied away form telling them everything form the day they were curious enough to ask.



Good God, that's hilarious!

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