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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #525 on: September 30, 2013, 09:07:57 am »
I'll get a switch.
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #526 on: September 30, 2013, 12:56:44 pm »
You'll get used to it. 

PRC, if you do you are doing something wrong. 

I meant you'll get used to feeling guilty.  Not that you wouldn't feel guilt.

lessen the guilt by saying that the little one is cute while crying. It helps a little.

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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #527 on: September 30, 2013, 12:59:13 pm »
He did warn you. It's not his fault you ignored him. :sleep:

Oh, I know.  It wasn't his fault.

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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #528 on: October 02, 2013, 08:40:58 am »
I spent the day yesterday with my son, Jackson. He called and asked me out to dinner - his treat. We had plans to drive up to Chicago for the book signing that night, so since I'd taken the day off, we decided to do lunch instead.

He was so cute! He came to the house on his scooter, which he very proudly showed off to me. Then, we went out to eat, and he was careful to let me know that I could order whatever I wanted since he was paying. :D

We chatted about life, the universe, and everything. He's getting promoted to shift manager at the end of the month, and will also be in charge of Carter when he gets back here and starts working at the same place. So, we talked about how he should handle that, etc. We talked about him going back to school in the fall to study International Business. We talked about the fact that I have to be nice to all of his girlfriends now, because we'll never know which one will end up my daughter-in-law. (He came to a full stop when I said this, and his eyes got big before he said, "Wow. Yeah, I never thought about that, but it makes sense.")

It's so much fun dealing with them as adults now. I mean, I loved them when they were snuggle-bugs, too, but this is a whole new world. I'm intensely proud of him. :wub:
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #529 on: October 02, 2013, 10:41:43 am »
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #530 on: October 02, 2013, 10:43:04 am »
When Tommy gets to that age I pretty much just imagine me continuing to yell at him, just at a higher volume :lol:

The wife had to take over for me when we were doing homework the other night.  He had no problem handling the material (in fact he was a little bored with it), but his lack of focus was getting on my nerves.
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #531 on: October 02, 2013, 10:46:35 am »
Why do i imagine Derspicy as the great santini?
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #532 on: October 02, 2013, 10:46:45 am »
When Tommy gets to that age I pretty much just imagine me continuing to yell at him, just at a higher volume :lol:

The wife had to take over for me when we were doing homework the other night.  He had no problem handling the material (in fact he was a little bored with it), but his lack of focus was getting on my nerves.

I thought the same, but there's a change that happens once they're out of high school. You realize that it's no longer about your plans for them, and it's all about their plans for themselves. All we can do is help them figure out what those plans are, and then support them while they get there.

It's very liberating, really. I still worry about him, of course, but it's a different kind of worrying. One that doesn't require that I lecture or yell at him. More of the, "Please don't pick a girl I hate to marry! Please don't pick a job that takes you too far away from me!" kind of worrying.
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #533 on: October 02, 2013, 10:47:51 am »
Why do i imagine Derspicy as the great santini?

That is my title!
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #534 on: October 02, 2013, 10:58:20 am »
Sorry boss!
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #535 on: October 02, 2013, 05:39:38 pm »
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #536 on: October 02, 2013, 05:42:04 pm »
Make sure to space them out over the course of a day; we want to maintain our current orbit.
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #537 on: October 02, 2013, 05:44:00 pm »
Make sure to space them out over the course of a day; we want to maintain our current orbit.
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #538 on: October 02, 2013, 05:45:00 pm »
Make sure to space them out over the course of a day; we want to maintain our current orbit.

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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #539 on: October 02, 2013, 09:48:19 pm »
Make sure to space them out over the course of a day; we want to maintain our current orbit.
Yep I'll be at your funeral with bells on. :)
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