Tuesday Three

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Tuesday Three
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Tue, 07-02-2013 - 8:48am

1.  Are you grouchy?
Inspired by a today show segment this morning, The actual youtube clip I got from my sister a couple weeks ago, Lol:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3v98CPXNiSk

2.  What kind of videos do you like if you rent them?

3.  How do you like your eggs?


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fri, 07-05-2013 - 12:08pm

<<You just spent a ton of posts asking where you said she was home alone at 10, now she was home alone at 10?

Nope, again, she was 11.>>

So then when I said she didn't even stay at home alone when she was 10, how is that putting words into your mouth?  You know, since she didn't stay at home at the age of 10?

<<And? I never said she had asked to go at 10. You just put words in my mouth that I did NOT allow her too.>>

Well that's because you spent tons of posts telling us how it was critical to parenting that you do ALL childhood things with a child, how bad it was that kids were going to movies with their friends while their parents waited outside.  How it wasn't about the parent, it was about the child....and now it's okay, she could have gone to a movie with friends without parents.   

<<Guess you had to work today? Sorry to hear that. I don't work for a small company that makes last minute decisions. I have known since December I was off today. Got some running around to do, you know, the teen needs a ride, got to get some things for a BBQ later, lunch with my son, etc. Have a lovely day>

Why do you insist on posting lies about my personal life?  That is so odd and really doesn't reflect well on you.  I hope things get better, peace.




PumpkinAngel

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Fri, 07-05-2013 - 11:44am

You just spent a ton of posts asking where you said she was home alone at 10, now she was home alone at 10?

Nope, again, she was 11.

 You were critical of posters who allowed their 10 year olds to go to movies with friends, with a parent sititng outside the theatre, now it's okay?

And? I never said she had asked to go at 10. You just put words in my mouth that I did NOT allow her too.

Will you pick a point and stick with it for more than a single minute?  Yikes.

Guess you had to work today? Sorry to hear that. I don't work for a small company that makes last minute decisions. I have known since December I was off today. Got some running around to do, you know, the teen needs a ride, got to get some things for a BBQ later, lunch with my son, etc. Have a lovely dayLaughing

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Fri, 07-05-2013 - 11:43am

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px">She took a babysitting class at the age of 10 to prepare her to take care of other kids but at that time s<strong>he wasn't allowed to be alone or even see a movie (with friends) without a parent present?</strong>  That doesn't seem logical.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px">Nope I never said that. Please don't put words in my mouth. </span></strong></p>

You just spent a ton of posts asking where you said she was home alone at 10, now she was home alone at 10?  You were critical of posters who allowed their 10 year olds to go to movies with friends, with a parent sititng outside the theatre, now it's okay?  You even said she didn't attend a movie with just friends until she was 12, that she didn't stay at home until 11....you know the whole 14-4=is 11 in spring math not 10?

Will you pick a point and stick with it for more than a single minute?  Yikes.

PumpkinAngel

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Fri, 07-05-2013 - 10:44am

She took a babysitting class at the age of 10 to prepare her to take care of other kids but at that time she wasn't allowed to be alone or even see a movie (with friends) without a parent present?  That doesn't seem logical.

Nope I never said that. Please don't put words in my mouth. 

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Fri, 07-05-2013 - 10:17am

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>Yea spring, I'm good with DD making her own plans with friends even if they are last minute, Lol.   Conflicts are more likely to arise during the school year, at least IME. </p>

I'm good with it too, but sometimes it doesn't work out because of other conflicts with siblings and dh and I also having social plans.  Do you not have to work around the social plans of everyone in the house?

PumpkinAngel

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Fri, 07-05-2013 - 10:16am

<<I can give you one example. Last night dd told me that she was sleeping over her friends house (an hour before, no big deal) and that I need to pick her up this morning at 10. Then she is going to clean up and be dropped off at another friend's house for the day. She will let us know later if she will be dropped off or if we need to pick her up. Tomorrow she said she was going to same friends house to go hiking with the friend and family. As long as it does not conflict with other things, I have no problem with it. When things start involving lots of money all the time, then yeah, she might not be able to do that either.>>

The conflict is where we have issues from time to time, that and there are different situations that you aren't familiar with that apply to my kids.  Driving is one of them, as you said in your area kids until the age of 18 are only allowed to drive to/from school and work, which is not the case in my area.  That is a pretty heavy restriction in place that a parent doesn't have to monitor, while I have to monitor the where/when/who/why/etc trips with the car.  Another situation is the distance, as you have said everything/everyone is pretty close to you, while my kids go to a school (and particpate in activities) that cover a pretty far area ranging from across the street friends to friends/activites over an hour away.  Plus we host a lot of kid stuff, especially in the summer with the pool, so there needs to be supervision in place for swimming.  All kinds of situations other than simple drop offs/pickups at friends houses.

The last situation that I told my son no to was, he wanted to drive alone to a scheduled sports activity that was about 2 hours away, that is still outside of my comfort zone with driving so I said no and went with him.  You also have to remember that most of the social activities do not include parents anymore for the most part, so I still want to know who my kids are with, where they are goind and so on and so forth.


PumpkinAngel

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Fri, 07-05-2013 - 10:15am

<<I can give you one example. Last night dd told me that she was sleeping over her friends house (an hour before, no big deal) and that I need to pick her up this morning at 10. Then she is going to clean up and be dropped off at another friend's house for the day. She will let us know later if she will be dropped off or if we need to pick her up. Tomorrow she said she was going to same friends house to go hiking with the friend and family. As long as it does not conflict with other things, I have no problem with it. When things start involving lots of money all the time, then yeah, she might not be able to do that either.>>

The conflict is where we have issues from time to time, that and there are different situations that you aren't familiar with that apply to my kids.  Driving is one of them, as you said in your area kids until the age of 18 are only allowed to drive to/from school and work, which is not the case in my area.  That is a pretty heavy restriction in place that a parent doesn't have to monitor, while I have to monitor the where/when/who/why/etc trips with the car.  Another situation is the distance, as you have said everything/everyone is pretty close to you, while my kids go to a school (and particpate in activities) that cover a pretty far area ranging from across the street friends to friends/activites over an hour away.  Plus we host a lot of kid stuff, especially in the summer with the pool, so there needs to be supervision in place for swimming.  All kinds of situations other than simple drop offs/pickups at friends houses.

The last situation that I told my son no to was, he wanted to drive alone to a scheduled sports activity that was about 2 hours away, that is still outside of my comfort zone with driving so I said no and went with him.  You also have to remember that most of the social activities do not include parents anymore for the most part, so I still want to know who my kids are with, where they are goind and so on and so forth.


PumpkinAngel

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Fri, 07-05-2013 - 10:07am

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px">What, no family run tonight?  </span><img src="http://www.ivillage.com/forums/sites/all/libraries/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/img/smiley-wink.gif" alt="Wink" title="Wink" border="0" style="font-size:13px" /></p><p><strong>Nope. No track this time of the year. </strong></p>

This concept of playing the same sport as a family after the event for the child, in season is foreign to me.  It would seem more logical to train with the child before events (or in the off season) than make one play after the event. I have never heard of a family playing the sport after the event, training (or practicing) with the child in the off season or leading up to an event sure....but sounds like a recipe for injury to me.

PumpkinAngel

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Fri, 07-05-2013 - 10:04am

springfever2013 wrote:
<blockquote><div style="font-weight:bold"><em>pringfever2013</em> wrote:</div>I had friends that did. I had no need as I knew my child could stay home by herself for a couple of hours.</blockquote><p style="font-size:13px"></p><p style="font-size:13px">I've found that if you offer a high enough hourly rate, you can find someone to do almost anything.  Maybe your friends are just cheap.</p><p style="font-size:13px"><strong>Why when the kids are in middle school, 11/12 years old just starting? My dd took a babysitting class at the library at age 10. Why would she need a sitter at 11/12 and older?</strong></p><p style="font-size:13px"></p>

She took a babysitting class at the age of 10 to prepare her to take care of other kids but at that time she wasn't allowed to be alone or even see a movie (with friends) without a parent present?  That doesn't seem logical.

PumpkinAngel

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Thu, 07-04-2013 - 12:22pm

Yea spring, I'm good with DD making her own plans with friends even if they are last minute, Lol.   Conflicts are more likely to arise during the school year, at least IME. 

Yeah, I have no problem as I am learning everything is usually last minute. It is hard for me to grasp this concept as I am a planner but I have to go with the flow to survive having kids lol. 

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