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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #255 on: October 22, 2012, 01:30:09 am »
We're looking into music lessons for Timmy.

Hockey can wait till he's 5.

 :huh:

Don't stop at that. I'm pretty sure he will have at least one or two more hours left a day for other extracurricular activities you can make him join that he currently spends on this unproductive and useless activity other people call childhood.
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #256 on: October 22, 2012, 09:14:59 am »
We're looking into music lessons for Timmy.

Hockey can wait till he's 5.

 :huh:

Don't stop at that. I'm pretty sure he will have at least one or two more hours left a day for other extracurricular activities you can make him join that he currently spends on this unproductive and useless activity other people call childhood.

:rolleyes:

At the age of two, he currently has zero organized activities.  I'm pretty sure he can handle music lessons and hockey while still having a full childhood.

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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #257 on: October 22, 2012, 09:18:02 am »
Polack childhood:

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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #258 on: October 22, 2012, 09:21:28 am »
We're looking into music lessons for Timmy.

Hockey can wait till he's 5.

 :huh:

Don't stop at that. I'm pretty sure he will have at least one or two more hours left a day for other extracurricular activities you can make him join that he currently spends on this unproductive and useless activity other people call childhood.

:rolleyes:

At the age of two, he currently has zero organized activities.  I'm pretty sure he can handle music lessons and hockey while still having a full childhood.

At the age of two, he has no business attending music classes. This is retarded and a sure way to make him hate music.

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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #259 on: October 22, 2012, 09:22:07 am »
Polack childhood:

Hunt the Jew
Dig for potatoes!
Screwing in lighbulbs
Black bread


:lol:

And might I add to the list:  "Learn Russian"
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #260 on: October 22, 2012, 09:22:48 am »
Polack childhood:

Hunt the Jew
Dig for potatoes!
Screwing in lighbulbs
Black bread


:lol:

And might I add to the list:  "Learn Russian"

And German.
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #261 on: October 22, 2012, 09:26:35 am »
At the age of two, he has no business attending music classes. This is retarded and a sure way to make him hate music.

Glad to know you're an expert on raising children.  Whatever would I do without you to tell me what to do martinus?   :lol:

Depending on when he might start music lessons for kids his age are very much targeted on simply enjoying and exploring music, and aren't about sitting down to practice scales or any such formality.

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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #262 on: October 22, 2012, 09:29:38 am »
At the age of two, he has no business attending music classes. This is retarded and a sure way to make him hate music.
:yes: No matter how smart Timmy is for his age, he's at his age.  My parents pushed piano lessons on me, so that I could play piano just like my sister, and this didn't work out well for anyone.  Music lessons are hard work, and you have to be able to appreciate what you're doing.  At least it taught me the value of saying "no" to my parents, which they may or may not have appreciated.  :hmm:

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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #263 on: October 22, 2012, 09:46:14 am »
At the age of two, he has no business attending music classes. This is retarded and a sure way to make him hate music.
:yes: No matter how smart Timmy is for his age, he's at his age.  My parents pushed piano lessons on me, so that I could play piano just like my sister, and this didn't work out well for anyone.  Music lessons are hard work, and you have to be able to appreciate what you're doing.  At least it taught me the value of saying "no" to my parents, which they may or may not have appreciated.  :hmm:

You guys have no clue what toddler music class is like.  :lol:

As BB has said, it ain't sitting at a piano bench learning scales (I hated that too, BTW).

Carl is doing that stuff now, and he's pretty good at it, but when he was a tot he went to "music class" for tots - and it was all about playing and singing. He enjoyed it, a lot. All the kids did.

It's like letting kids loose in a playroom with plastercene, construction paper and glitter glue and calling it "art class". They are not busy learning perspective and how to shade a sphere!
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #264 on: October 22, 2012, 09:49:17 am »
I don't really care if he learns a damn thing.

He just seems to really enjoy music and singing, so I figure lets try and expose him to something beyond my tone-deaf attempts at song.

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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #265 on: October 22, 2012, 09:57:04 am »
It's nice to see that the Canadian crowd has the wit not to listen to Eastern Europeans.  It occurs to me Barrister is descended from Eastern Europeans and Malthus probably is, so maybe they are just further down the evolutionary track.
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #266 on: October 22, 2012, 10:00:49 am »
They are descendents of the pre-communists immigrants, so they are not criminals.
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #267 on: October 22, 2012, 10:06:40 am »
I just play alice in chains real loud in the car. 4 year olds singing along to rooster? Priceless.
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #268 on: October 22, 2012, 10:29:50 am »
You guys have no clue what toddler music class is like.  :lol:

As BB has said, it ain't sitting at a piano bench learning scales (I hated that too, BTW).

Carl is doing that stuff now, and he's pretty good at it, but when he was a tot he went to "music class" for tots - and it was all about playing and singing. He enjoyed it, a lot. All the kids did.

It's like letting kids loose in a playroom with plastercene, construction paper and glitter glue and calling it "art class". They are not busy learning perspective and how to shade a sphere!
Ok, I stand corrected.

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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #269 on: October 22, 2012, 10:31:47 am »
It's nice to see that the Canadian crowd has the wit not to listen to Eastern Europeans.  It occurs to me Barrister is descended from Eastern Europeans and Malthus probably is, so maybe they are just further down the evolutionary track.

I think Barrister has a Polish-Ukrainian wife and Malthus a Ukrainian wife, so your argument sucks.