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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Avatar for rollmops2009
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Tue, 07-02-2013 - 4:07pm
"I think parents and children, and spouse and spouse, and friend and friend, etc should have common interests .. but not all interests have to be common." ------- True, but I also do not understand why adults should try to interest themselves in kiddie entertainment. There is a reason why it is different from entertainment for grown-ups. Sometimes an adult enjoys some kid film/book/song or another and that is nice. But I see no reason why adults should consider it an obligation to interest themselves in the minutiae of their children's amusements. I don't go on amusement park rides either, if I can avoid it.
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Tue, 07-02-2013 - 4:07pm

savcal2011 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">springfever2013</em> wrote:</div>Wow.....so out of my parental zone and most parents I know. Why wouldn't you have any interest in what your child has an interest in?&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>I think parents and children, and spouse and spouse, and friend and friend, etc should have common interests .. but not all interests have to be common.  If we all liked all the same things all the time, the world would be so boring.   And our children would grow up to be little replications of us. No one wants that!</p>

Amen and there were different phases of what the kids were interested in over the years that I had zero interest.  Zero.  I took my kids to a handful of movies over the years but when they hit 5th grade or so, they went by themselves with a group of friends.  Now that they are older, we watch a lot more movies together than back in the prek and early elementary school days.

PumpkinAngel

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Tue, 07-02-2013 - 4:09pm

Ooh, Haven't seen Monsters U with DS but I bet he'd like that one too.  :-)

 


 


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Tue, 07-02-2013 - 4:11pm
I gotta say I think Marka may be the funniest poster on this board, but she's got some stiff competition in Grapthars and a few others.
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Tue, 07-02-2013 - 4:11pm

" From Pooh Adventures when our kids were real small to Tangled, Spiderman, Marley and Me and Oz. There are some classics like Bambi and Beauty and the Beast" ---------- That's nice. But I would not have any interest in seeing those films.

Most parents don't have an interest in kid's movies and things either BUT they do it FOR their kids as that is part of your job when you become a parent. 

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Tue, 07-02-2013 - 4:11pm

rollmops2009 wrote:
True, but I also do not understand why adults should try to interest themselves in kiddie entertainment. There is a reason why it is different from entertainment for grown-ups. Sometimes an adult enjoys some kid film/book/song or another and that is nice. But I see no reason why adults should consider it an obligation to interest themselves in the minutiae of their children's amusements. I don't go on amusement park rides either, if I can avoid it.

Agreed. Although I love roller coasters ... :)

"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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Tue, 07-02-2013 - 4:13pm

I don't agree.  I think at some point kids start to explore their own interests which do become a parent's interest too if just by virtue of going to the movie with them.   Frankly savcal, It really doesn't matter what you thought of the Oz movie, Did you Ds like it?

 


 


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Tue, 07-02-2013 - 4:13pm
Why wouldn't an adult have an interest in what a child is interested in? I petered out at Pokemon 2000. Best nap I'd had in a long time.
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Tue, 07-02-2013 - 4:13pm

Why wouldn't you have any interest in what your child has an interest in?" ------- LOL, because I am not a child, and therefore I do not need to suffer through 1.5 hours of Disney or whatever to know what my kid is watching and be able to "discuss" it with her. I can watch the trailer or read a review.

No, you are NOT a child but you ARE an adult and parent and that is part of being a parent. You need to leave your selfishness and needs at the door once you have a baby Laughing

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Tue, 07-02-2013 - 4:13pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<Most parents don't have an interest in kid's movies and things either BUT they do it FOR their kids as that is part of your job when you become a parent. </span></strong></span></p>

I disagree.  For a multitude of reasons. 1) movies are not a necessary part of life.  There is no obligation on the part of any parent for their child to see any movie, but less for the parent to see it too.  2) It's perfectly acceptable and easy to support your child's interests without having to do it yourself.   

"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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