Good Parent/Bad Parent

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Good Parent/Bad Parent
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Wed, 03-03-2010 - 10:56am

A good parent does .............
A bad (lazy neglectful...) parent does.......

Fill in the ..........

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Registered: 08-27-2007
Thu, 03-11-2010 - 3:55pm

SPIT>ON>SCREEN!


              *Praying for my best friend, my Dad*


 &n

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Registered: 08-22-2009
Thu, 03-11-2010 - 4:25pm

A couple of those I would do differently.

"Ex: I'm tired and have just driven in from out of town and have 5 minutes to change and take my kid to ballet even tho I would rather sit down and relax. I lose, kid goes."

If the kids were with me on the out of town trip then they would miss ballet. If the time line were that close then I would have already have planned on them missing.

If the kids were not with me on the trip then I would have arranged another ride for them ahead of time (if possible).

"Ex: To get my kids enrolled in thier programs I have to be at the YMCA at 4:30 am. I would rather sleep. I lose, kids get enrolled."

Not happening.

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Registered: 01-09-2009
Thu, 03-11-2010 - 5:08pm

I agree with your entire post, but this really stood out...


"Ex: To get my kids enrolled in thier programs I have to be at the YMCA at 4:30 am. I would rather sleep. I lose, kids get enrolled."


Not happening.


That's totally me, lol.

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Registered: 08-27-2007
Thu, 03-11-2010 - 6:54pm

Really?


My kids love these programs. My daughther would be heart broken to not do Gymnastics or Tumblers. All 15 spots would be gone if I didnt show up at 4:30 in the morning to enroll her. ITs cutthroat here. The spots are limited and if I dont sacrifice 3 hours sleep 4 days a year my kids miss out. Thats unacceptable to me to have my kids miss out b/c I didnt want to get up 3 hours early that morning.


They love something sometimes its a sacrifice for me, but the rewards are so worth it.


              *Praying for my best friend, my Dad*


 &n

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Registered: 02-04-2009
Thu, 03-11-2010 - 8:18pm
Ha! Okay I belly laughed at that one :)

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 03-12-2010 - 10:29am


I'm with you there.

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Fri, 03-12-2010 - 10:54am

<parent does .............Things, even when they dont want to, are sick, tired.>>


I'm not sure I agree with that, but it depends on what is in the blank.

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 08-22-2009
Fri, 03-12-2010 - 11:12am

Sleep has nothing to do with it I am an early riser and am up between 5:00 and 6:00 most mornings.

You keep stating 3 hours so I assume you are not talking about getting there at 4:30 signing them up for their classes and then going home but getting there at 4:30 to wait in line outside for 3 hours until the place opens up.

For me going three hours without access to a rest room would fall somewhere between extremely uncomfortable and impossible (especially first thing in the morning). I may be selfish but I would not put myself through that unless it was an absolute necessity.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 03-12-2010 - 11:40am


Dodged that bullet!

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Registered: 08-27-2007
Fri, 03-12-2010 - 7:41pm
I mean I am losing 3 hours sleep by getting up at 4:15 then 7:15 am. The sign up time was bout 1.5 hours. There is a restroom. We are inside a building that opens at 5:00 am.

              *Praying for my best friend, my Dad*


 &n