Helicopter Parenting

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Sat, 02-23-2013 - 6:56am

In an effort to move on from the other thread, Lol......  What is helicopter parenting IYO?  Do you see it only at school or in other settings as well?  What does it look like?  Provide examples if you can, Thank you. 

 


 


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Mon, 02-25-2013 - 5:20pm

thardy2001 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">jamblessedthree</em> wrote:</div>  Perhas it's a mom thing or getting old thing (or combination) but I don't consider bar friends an appropriate circle of friends anymore, JMO! </blockquote></p><p>I actually have no problem with someone sidling up to a bar and making friends.  I just disagree they will be there for one when life gets tough or otherwise outside the bar.  Drinking buddies are fine pals I'm sure.  But not a point to criticize the rest of us making meaningful friendships, even with parents at bd parties.</p>

Ooooh, I think I may understand now. You somehow think that the people I might go to a bar with are people that I either 1) met at the bar or 2) only go to the bar with.      No wonder you're confused.    The bar (which in my case is usually our cozy little local wine bar that has live music) is simply one of many places that my friends and I might meet for a social outing.

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Mon, 02-25-2013 - 5:18pm

thardy2001 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">savcal2011</em> wrote:</div> Do I belive what about friends at a bar?</blockquote></p><p>The same thing you said about having/not having friends at work.</p><p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">savcal2011</em> wrote:</div> What are "bar friends"? </blockquote></p><p>I'd have no idea.  Your friends are at the bar, not at kids' bd parties.</p>

Well, this just doesn't apply. I don't have "bar friends" ... not that I fully understand what that is yet.  

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Mon, 02-25-2013 - 5:17pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>Franzia isn't bad, I call it cheap b/c it is less expensive than a fancier wine I drink with company or at a restaurant.  The Today show had a wine connosier on a while ago and he was talking good wines, how to order a good one, etc, All the ones they tested were zinfandels (except one I think) and that surprised me.  Affordable wines are nothing to gawk at. </p>
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White Zin is not the same thing as Zinfandel.   Zinfandel is a red whine. White Zin is a rose/blush wine. Not even close to the same thing.  Zinfandel is one of my very favoriate varietals.

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Mon, 02-25-2013 - 5:07pm

Is that where the "manwich" thing started?  I honestly can't believe grown women are sitting here arguing about kids' birthday parties, cheap wine, and canned sloppy joes.

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Mon, 02-25-2013 - 5:05pm

thardy, Don't bother.  Manwich and calling oneself a "foodie" are mutually exclusive. 

 


 


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Mon, 02-25-2013 - 5:05pm

Double post

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Mon, 02-25-2013 - 5:04pm

thardy2001 wrote:
</blockquote></p><p>Three men?  Thank goodness we don't live in Ancient Rome!  Keep trying. :)Three men?  Thank goodness we don't live in Ancient Rome!  Keep trying. :)</p>
Oh!  You meant a triumvirate.  I thought so, but I didn't wish to presume.
thardy2001 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">bordwithyou</em> wrote:</div>  No, it's NOT "triumvErate."  No clue what that would be.  A triummulierate is a coalition of three women.  And unless you're a man, the term fits just fine.</blockquote></p><p>Three men?  Thank goodness we don't live in Ancient Rome!  Keep trying. :)</p>

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Mon, 02-25-2013 - 5:03pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
  Welcoming in parents of children/sticking around at parties is NOT a regional thing, And FWIW I was born and raised in the midwest. 

Good one, Jam.  Ouch, that's gotta hurt so-and-so! 

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Mon, 02-25-2013 - 5:00pm

bordwithyou wrote:
  No, it's NOT "triumvErate."  No clue what that would be.  A triummulierate is a coalition of three women.  And unless you're a man, the term fits just fine.

Three men?  Thank goodness we don't live in Ancient Rome!  Keep trying. :)

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Mon, 02-25-2013 - 4:56pm

thardy2001 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">savcal2011</em> wrote:</div>  I call white zin "wine for people that don't like wine". </blockquote></p><p>Even the bar outcasts untouchables.  Is there a superior beer?  Cause when I think bar, besides the sticky decor and bathrooms, I'm not thinkin' intellectuals and expensive beer.</p>

You certainly have interesting experiences.  

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