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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #840 on: October 18, 2016, 11:09:33 am »
Probably a cultural thing. Our football tournaments were definitely a parent-free zone, and that was part of the experience. Hanging out with the teammates, travelling to the match together, esprit de corps... this kind of thing.

I'm sure it is-- on top of the fact that nobody gave a shit about sports in that household.  It was all art, academics, whatever the girls are doing, blah blah blah.  If you were a male in the house you just pretty much stayed out of the way until something needed fixed.  Much less nagging.
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #841 on: October 18, 2016, 11:12:45 am »
My parents never drove me to my football matches, neither did the parents of my teammates. Then again, all matches where in and around Barcelona so there wasn't usually a need. We just bused or rode the subway.


My first time in Buenos Aires my brother in law had a soccer championship game that nobody in the family bothered to attend.  I had no knowledge of it until he arrived back home with a big trophy.  I was horrified that none of the family went to watch him.  I'd have gone.

Probably a cultural thing. Our football tournaments were definitely a parent-free zone, and that was part of the experience. Hanging out with the teammates, travelling to the match together, esprit de corps... this kind of thing.

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Yeah, I can see how that narrative would help with the abandonment issues.

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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #842 on: October 18, 2016, 11:16:53 am »
Probably a cultural thing. Our football tournaments were definitely a parent-free zone, and that was part of the experience. Hanging out with the teammates, travelling to the match together, esprit de corps... this kind of thing.

I'm sure it is-- on top of the fact that nobody gave a shit about sports in that household.  It was all art, academics, whatever the girls are doing, blah blah blah.  If you were a male in the house you just pretty much stayed out of the way until something needed fixed.  Much less nagging.

That's a pretty weird Argentinian household.  :lol:

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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #843 on: October 18, 2016, 11:25:25 am »
Probably a cultural thing. Our football tournaments were definitely a parent-free zone, and that was part of the experience. Hanging out with the teammates, travelling to the match together, esprit de corps... this kind of thing.

I'm sure it is-- on top of the fact that nobody gave a shit about sports in that household.  It was all art, academics, whatever the girls are doing, blah blah blah.  If you were a male in the house you just pretty much stayed out of the way until something needed fixed.  Much less nagging.

That's a pretty weird Argentinian household.  :lol:

So I'm told.  They get on the World Cup bandwagon every 4 years and pretend to be into rugby because that's a class identity thing.  But that's about it. 

Side note-- my wife has 5 sisters and 2 brothers.  So males were outnumbered more than 2 to 1.
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #844 on: October 18, 2016, 11:40:31 am »
You guys are idiots.

I know.  Already my Saturday's are ruined - Andrew has skating lessons at 9:45, then Timmy has hockey practice at 1:15.  Wait till next year when all three are in organized sports... :(

Weren't these people just born?  WTF?

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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #845 on: October 18, 2016, 11:54:02 am »
You guys are idiots.

I know.  Already my Saturday's are ruined - Andrew has skating lessons at 9:45, then Timmy has hockey practice at 1:15.  Wait till next year when all three are in organized sports... :(

Weren't these people just born?  WTF?

My youngest, Joshie, turns three today.  I agree with the WTF - wasn't he just a baby?

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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #846 on: October 18, 2016, 12:01:56 pm »
Started teaching my oldest to drive. Might as well since at this speed she'll be 40 by Xmas. (She's 5 going on 13 & in SCHOOL)

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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #847 on: October 18, 2016, 02:42:24 pm »
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My youngest, Joshie, turns three today.  I agree with the WTF - wasn't he just a baby?

Good grief, the time. :bleeding:  I've been laid off longer than he's been alive.  :bleeding: :bleeding:

My sister bought a new car last week, a Subaru Outlback.  Loved the safety ratings "for the kids in the backseat." When I told her that she just bought the car my oldest niece (13) is going to learn how to drive in, that's when it truly hit her.  :lol:

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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #848 on: October 18, 2016, 07:31:26 pm »
Oh yeah, that one is going to hit pretty hard.
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #849 on: October 18, 2016, 07:33:10 pm »
You'll enjoy teaching a teenager to drive. Trust me.

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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #850 on: October 19, 2016, 01:42:27 am »
You'll enjoy teaching a teenager to drive. Trust me.

Was it that hard teaching the wife to parallel park?  :(

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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #851 on: October 19, 2016, 05:05:28 am »
 :lol:


Seriously though, it's retarded to have parents teach driving. WTF. Most of them can't really drive themselves.

In Hungary you can only learn from a certified instructor, and that one of the few cases where Hungarian legislation gets it right.

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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #852 on: October 19, 2016, 06:57:49 am »
Americans have it in High School, no?
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #853 on: October 19, 2016, 07:03:15 am »
Americans have it in High School, no?

Yeah though I took it in a summer course.

Note that it is, of course, different from state to state.
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #854 on: October 19, 2016, 03:57:45 pm »
You'll enjoy teaching a teenager to drive. Trust me.

Was it that hard teaching the wife to parallel park?  :(

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