Proud Mommy Moments

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Fri, 05-30-2014 - 10:14am

With it being the end of a school year, graduation time et al what proud moments do you have to share? 

 


 


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Registered: 12-22-2013
Fri, 05-30-2014 - 11:52am

Also, when you sigh, do you suck your teeth and roll your eyes, too? Because that's how I imagine it.

Hmmm...I imagine you with really bad eyebrows. SHRUG. 

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Registered: 05-31-2011
Fri, 05-30-2014 - 11:54am

Your lack of logic is astounding. Study-worthy.

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Fri, 05-30-2014 - 11:55am

blackandwhitemolly wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"> it's cute that the kid gave away her money.  It would be generous if it were his own money.  Most kids, IME, earn $$$ or have gift money, allowance, etc by the time they are eight or nine.  But I know the feeling.  My preschoolers used to take quarters from the change drawer at home to donate to Sunday School.  It was cute.</span></p><p style="text-align:left"><strong><span style="font-size:x-small"><span>The money YOU give them is still coming from YOU. No matter how you want to slice and dice it. They are not earning their OWN money until they have a job outside of the house and a company pays them, not their parents.</span></span></strong></p>
. Allowance comes from the parents, but gift money can come from anywhere.  I always considered the kids' allowance theirs once it was in their possession.  My kid's godparents and some of their aunts used to give them ten or twenty dollars on their birthdays, for instance.  And even young kids can earn money shoveling snow, raking leaves, and that sort of thing.  

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Registered: 12-22-2013
Fri, 05-30-2014 - 11:55am

Your lack of logic is astounding. Study-worthy.

Have fun studying. Sounds like you will be the endless student so you don't have to actually get a REAL job. SMH

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Registered: 05-31-2011
Fri, 05-30-2014 - 11:58am

You're right, Molly. I don't want a job. I'd like a career.

I have work to keep me busy in the meantime.

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Registered: 12-22-2013
Fri, 05-30-2014 - 11:58am

. Allowance comes from the parents, but gift money can come from anywhere.

Agreed. It is not the same, IMO. 

I always considered the kids' allowance theirs once it was in their possession.

It IS theirs, but it came from YOU, the parent, not anyone else. So when you say they are spending THEIR money, it is actually YOUR money, YOU earned. 

My kid's godparents and some of their aunts used to give them ten or twenty dollars on their birthdays, for instance.  

Yes, and? My mother does that every holiday too. That is a gift. 

And even young kids can earn money shoveling snow, raking leaves, and that sort of thing.  

Yes, they can and that money would come from someone else, so it would be a job. 

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Fri, 05-30-2014 - 12:03pm

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;blackandwhitemolly&lt;/em&gt; wrote:&lt;/div&gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"&amp;gt; It's cute that her kid was so generous with her money.&amp;lt;/span&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;strong&amp;gt;&amp;lt;span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"&amp;gt;Well who else's money would it be? Until your child gets a job where they are making money on their own, it is usually YOUR money.&amp;lt;/span&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/strong&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;.  it's cute that the kid gave away her money.  It would be generous if it were his own money.  Most kids, IME, earn $$$ or have gift money, allowance, etc by the time they are eight or nine.  But I know the feeling.  My preschoolers used to take quarters from the change drawer at home to donate to Sunday School.  It was cute.&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Is that your experience?  I am not sure I trust it, Your kids are adults now and have what to show about earnings?  What have they learned?  You've paid to let your kid drop out which I find kind of sad really, But hey, that's not my kid it's yours. </p><p>Thanks, My kid is generous and so are we.  No conditions attached. </p>
. My kids are doing fine in terms of both earning power and educational attainments.

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Fri, 05-30-2014 - 12:06pm

blackandwhitemolly wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">. Allowance comes from the parents, but gift money can come from anywhere.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Agreed. It is not the same, IMO. </span></strong></p><p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">I always considered the kids' allowance theirs once it was in their possession. </span></p><p style="text-align:left"><strong><span style="font-size:x-small"><span>It IS theirs, but it came from YOU, the parent, not anyone else. So when you say they are spending THEIR money, it is actually YOUR money, YOU earned. </span></span></strong></p><p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">My kid's godparents and some of their aunts used to give them ten or twenty dollars on their birthdays, for instance.  </span></p><p style="text-align:left"><strong><span style="font-size:x-small"><span>Yes, and? My mother does that every holiday too. That is a gift. </span></span></strong></p><p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">And even young kids can earn money shoveling snow, raking leaves, and that sort of thing.  </span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Yes, they can and that money would come from someone else, so it would be a job. </span></strong></p>

  Well, in my experience once you give something away, it's no longer yours.  I'm not sure what you're owing on about.  My point is that it's generous to give your own money away.  It's cute when you are a small child and give away someone else's.

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Fri, 05-30-2014 - 12:06pm

bordwithyou wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">blackandwhitemolly</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"&gt; It's cute that her kid was so generous with her money.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;&lt;span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"&gt;Well who else's money would it be? Until your child gets a job where they are making money on their own, it is usually YOUR money.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote>.  it's cute that the kid gave away her money.  It would be generous if it were his own money.  Most kids, IME, earn $$$ or have gift money, allowance, etc by the time they are eight or nine.  But I know the feeling.  My preschoolers used to take quarters from the change drawer at home to donate to Sunday School.  It was cute.</p>

Is that your experience?  Your kids are adults now and have what to show about earnings?  What have they learned?  You pay for school and your kid drops out which I find sad really, I mean all this time you've said value in education is about paying for it but that's certainly not proven by your own experiences bordwithyou. 

But thanks, my kid is generous and so are we.  No conditions attached. 

 


 


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Fri, 05-30-2014 - 12:23pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>With it being the end of a school year, graduation time et al what proud moments do you have to share? </p>

I've shared them, thanks for asking.  Oh wait. you wanted specifics to use as stalking material or for future discussions where you twist something happy into something mean and nasty?   I'll pass thanks.

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