Friday the Fun Day

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Fri, 02-07-2014 - 2:27pm

1. How long of a lunch do you get at work? Do you also get alloted breaks?

2. What type of toothpaste do you use? Do you only buy that kind?

3. Do you make your bed everyday? Does your kids?

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Wed, 02-12-2014 - 6:05pm

pumpkinangel wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">blackandwhitemolly</em> wrote:</div>&lt;div style="border-bottom-color:#cccccc; border-bottom-width:1px; border-bottom-style:solid; font-size:13px; text-align:left"&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;p&gt;You're supposed to be grumbling at those tasks, You know your DD is going to be 16 soon and that day she gets her license she is on her own...  So you can get back to your own selfish life.. &lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;(J/K dear friend, You know that, Lol)  ;-)&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;Bawahhhaa....yeah, no, that is not happening. She can't drive by herself at 16 and I am NOT ready for her to do that until college lolololol. Don't you know that once kids walk, you are D.O.N.E.? ;)&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;/div&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Why don't you feel that she would be ready  to drive before college?  </p>
  Some kids aren't ready to drive just because they have turned sixteen.  We made our kids come up with six month worth of insurance money before they could get their driver's license.  My older one was nearly eighteen before he got his license.  The younger one was sixteen and a half.  It is nice not to have to take him to school or drive him to and pick him up after work.

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Wed, 02-12-2014 - 7:19pm

bordwithyou wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">pumpkinangel</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&gt;&lt;div class="quote-author"&gt;&lt;em class="placeholder"&gt;blackandwhitemolly&lt;/em&gt; wrote:&lt;/div&gt;&amp;lt;div style="border-bottom-color:#cccccc; border-bottom-width:1px; border-bottom-style:solid; font-size:13px; text-align:left"&amp;gt;&amp;lt;div&amp;gt;&amp;lt;div&amp;gt;&amp;lt;div&amp;gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;You're supposed to be grumbling at those tasks, You know your DD is going to be 16 soon and that day she gets her license she is on her own...  So you can get back to your own selfish life.. &amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;(J/K dear friend, You know that, Lol)  ;-)&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;strong&amp;gt;Bawahhhaa....yeah, no, that is not happening. She can't drive by herself at 16 and I am NOT ready for her to do that until college lolololol. Don't you know that once kids walk, you are D.O.N.E.? ;)&amp;lt;/strong&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;div&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/div&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/div&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/div&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/div&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/div&amp;gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Why don't you feel that she would be ready  to drive before college?  &lt;/p&gt;</blockquote>  Some kids aren't ready to drive just because they have turned sixteen.  We made our kids come up with six month worth of insurance money before they could get their driver's license.  My older one was nearly eighteen before he got his license.  The younger one was sixteen and a half.  It is nice not to have to take him to school or drive him to and pick him up after work.</p>

My oldest is 16 1/2 now, She is ready and responsible for driving but frankly she hasn't had time to squeeze in lessons b/c of her school schedule, job and horseback.  I say what's the hurry and I'm lucky I have the time to still get her places, I know a few moms that don't look at 16 as some rite of passage for licenses either. 

Why use financials if your child already has money in the bank?   Or didn't they have the money?  

 

 

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Wed, 02-12-2014 - 7:28pm

 "Why use financials if your child already has money in the bank?   Or didn't they have the money?"  Driving is a privilege, not a right.  It also costs money in the form of extra insurance on the patent's vehicles.  We thought that they needed to pay part of that cost so they would have "some skin in the game."  If they didn't have the $$$, they couldn't get the license.  If you can'to pay for insurance, you don't have the right to drive in most states.  In our home, you pay the first six months.  Just our practice.

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Wed, 02-12-2014 - 7:41pm

That sounds like something my dad would say but we learned the difference b/w privlege and rights much sooner than 16.  What about gas?  Car repairs?  Were things like that considered before handing over the keys then too? 

 

 

 

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Wed, 02-12-2014 - 7:44pm

bordwithyou wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">pumpkinangel</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&gt;&lt;div class="quote-author"&gt;&lt;em class="placeholder"&gt;blackandwhitemolly&lt;/em&gt; wrote:&lt;/div&gt;&amp;lt;div style="border-bottom-color:#cccccc; border-bottom-width:1px; border-bottom-style:solid; font-size:13px; text-align:left"&amp;gt;&amp;lt;div&amp;gt;&amp;lt;div&amp;gt;&amp;lt;div&amp;gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;You're supposed to be grumbling at those tasks, You know your DD is going to be 16 soon and that day she gets her license she is on her own...  So you can get back to your own selfish life.. &amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;(J/K dear friend, You know that, Lol)  ;-)&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;strong&amp;gt;Bawahhhaa....yeah, no, that is not happening. She can't drive by herself at 16 and I am NOT ready for her to do that until college lolololol. Don't you know that once kids walk, you are D.O.N.E.? ;)&amp;lt;/strong&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;div&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/div&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/div&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/div&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/div&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/div&amp;gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Why don't you feel that she would be ready  to drive before college?  &lt;/p&gt;</blockquote>  Some kids aren't ready to drive just because they have turned sixteen.  We made our kids come up with six month worth of insurance money before they could get their driver's license.  My older one was nearly eighteen before he got his license.  The younger one was sixteen and a half.  It is nice not to have to take him to school or drive him to and pick him up after work.</p>

The Girl took to driving like a duck takes to water.   We pay the insurance, but she pays her own gas and about half of regular maintenance. After her first fender bender, she paid half the deductible.  

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Wed, 02-12-2014 - 8:50pm

bordwithyou wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">pumpkinangel</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&gt;&lt;div class="quote-author"&gt;&lt;em class="placeholder"&gt;blackandwhitemolly&lt;/em&gt; wrote:&lt;/div&gt;&amp;lt;div style="border-bottom-color:#cccccc; border-bottom-width:1px; border-bottom-style:solid; font-size:13px; text-align:left"&amp;gt;&amp;lt;div&amp;gt;&amp;lt;div&amp;gt;&amp;lt;div&amp;gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;You're supposed to be grumbling at those tasks, You know your DD is going to be 16 soon and that day she gets her license she is on her own...  So you can get back to your own selfish life.. &amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;(J/K dear friend, You know that, Lol)  ;-)&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;strong&amp;gt;Bawahhhaa....yeah, no, that is not happening. She can't drive by herself at 16 and I am NOT ready for her to do that until college lolololol. Don't you know that once kids walk, you are D.O.N.E.? ;)&amp;lt;/strong&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;div&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/div&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/div&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/div&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/div&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/div&amp;gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Why don't you feel that she would be ready  to drive before college?  &lt;/p&gt;</blockquote>  Some kids aren't ready to drive just because they have turned sixteen.  We made our kids come up with six month worth of insurance money before they could get their driver's license.  My older one was nearly eighteen before he got his license.  The younger one was sixteen and a half.  It is nice not to have to take him to school or drive him to and pick him up after work.</p>

I agree with that, I had one child that wasn't ready and one that was,...but them being ready (or not) wasn't connected to me being ready for them to drive, it was about them being ready or not.

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Wed, 02-12-2014 - 8:53pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">bordwithyou</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&gt;&lt;div class="quote-author"&gt;&lt;em class="placeholder"&gt;pumpkinangel&lt;/em&gt; wrote:&lt;/div&gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&amp;gt;&amp;lt;div class="quote-author"&amp;gt;&amp;lt;em class="placeholder"&amp;gt;blackandwhitemolly&amp;lt;/em&amp;gt; wrote:&amp;lt;/div&amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;div style="border-bottom-color:#cccccc; border-bottom-width:1px; border-bottom-style:solid; font-size:13px; text-align:left"&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;div&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;div&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;div&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;p&amp;amp;gt;You're supposed to be grumbling at those tasks, You know your DD is going to be 16 soon and that day she gets her license she is on her own...  So you can get back to your own selfish life.. &amp;amp;lt;/p&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;p&amp;amp;gt;(J/K dear friend, You know that, Lol)  ;-)&amp;amp;lt;/p&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;p&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;strong&amp;amp;gt;Bawahhhaa....yeah, no, that is not happening. She can't drive by herself at 16 and I am NOT ready for her to do that until college lolololol. Don't you know that once kids walk, you are D.O.N.E.? ;)&amp;amp;lt;/strong&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;/p&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;div&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;/div&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;/div&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;/div&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;/div&amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;/div&amp;amp;gt;&amp;lt;/blockquote&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;Why don't you feel that she would be ready  to drive before college?  &amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;  Some kids aren't ready to drive just because they have turned sixteen.  We made our kids come up with six month worth of insurance money before they could get their driver's license.  My older one was nearly eighteen before he got his license.  The younger one was sixteen and a half.  It is nice not to have to take him to school or drive him to and pick him up after work.&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>My oldest is 16 1/2 now, She is ready and responsible for driving but frankly she hasn't had time to squeeze in lessons b/c of her school schedule, job and horseback.  I say what's the hurry and I'm lucky I have the time to still get her places, I know a few moms that don't look at 16 as some rite of passage for licenses either. </p><p>Why use financials if your child already has money in the bank?   Or didn't they have the money?  </p>

I don't think anyone said there was a hurry and it's nice to have a flexible job, isn't it?  I understand about the timing of lessons, it was tricky with my kids as well.  

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Wed, 02-12-2014 - 8:57pm

I take that back Jams....one of my kids was in quite the hurry to start driving, me...not so much, lol,  but I put my feelings aside and let him lead the way, he's a responsible mature kid and me not wanting him to drive for my reasons sounded pretty silly even to me! 

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Wed, 02-12-2014 - 9:32pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>That sounds like something my dad would say but we learned the difference b/w privlege and rights much sooner than 16.  What about gas?  Car repairs?  Were things like that considered before handing over the keys then too? </p><p> </p>

Are these real questions, or attempts to start an argument?  Of course we talked about gas and vehicle maintenance.

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Thu, 02-13-2014 - 7:59am

bordwithyou wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">jamblessedthree</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;That sounds like something my dad would say but we learned the difference b/w privlege and rights much sooner than 16.  What about gas?  Car repairs?  Were things like that considered before handing over the keys then too? &lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt; &lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Are these real questions, or attempts to start an argument?  Of course we talked about gas and vehicle maintenance.</p>

That's good, With privlege comes responsibility too. 

 

 

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