Doing Things for Yourself.

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Doing Things for Yourself.
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Fri, 08-05-2011 - 12:49pm

I was talking with some other ladies and some of them were expressing some concern over their children not being able to do things for themselves.

KRISTIE

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Registered: 12-16-2003
Thu, 08-11-2011 - 8:41pm
I will admit that I am not a big tool user, since dh is an electrician, he does most things. But, I have fixed clogged drains by taking apart the elbow of the sink, changed tires, painted and hung wall paper, took apart leaky faucets and added new washers, etc... I would not let dd get her license until she could jump a car and change a tire.

Ramona  Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!

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Fri, 08-12-2011 - 12:42pm
Thanks Moss!! My feelings of dread have subsided for now. No, Gma is DH's ex wife's mom. DH let me vent last night. I had to tell him. "I just need to talk about it - I know you cant change things" before he loosened up. Neither of us are looking forward to this. DH did say he is willing to sit down with Gma and talk things out with her before hand and ask her to allow us to run the house and he would set some boundries with her. I don't think it will work, but at least he will try. It's one of those things in life that I think I'm just going to have to suck it up and deal with. But I feel the same way you do. I wouldn't want my own parents to live with us (I would if they needed us too). Hope you have a great weekend!!
KRISTIE
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Fri, 08-12-2011 - 12:44pm
We did something similar to DD19 before she could have her lic. She had to be able to drive a stick shift. And DH requires her to check the oil once a month. Her truck is older and while it's safe and runs well, it's good to keep a closer eye on a vehicle that is over 10 years old. :0)
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Fri, 08-12-2011 - 12:50pm

That's great!

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