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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #270 on: October 22, 2012, 10:32:20 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.

Ok but then don't call it "music class".  :P

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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #271 on: October 22, 2012, 10:32:52 am »
Just think of under age 6 activities like herding cats.
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #272 on: October 22, 2012, 10:35:41 am »
Just think of under age 6 activities like herding cats.

I know there are insane helicopter parents out there who have their 6 year old kids signed up for tons of extracurricular activities, so much that the poor kids have no time to actually enjoy being kids. So when someone talks about signing their 2 year old for a "music class" I have a reason to suspect the worst.  :P

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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #273 on: October 22, 2012, 10:39:18 am »
Just think of under age 6 activities like herding cats.

I know there are insane helicopter parents out there who have their 6 year old kids signed up for tons of extracurricular activities, so much that the poor kids have no time to actually enjoy being kids. So when someone talks about signing their 2 year old for a "music class" I have a reason to suspect the worst.  :P

Because if they are posting on Languish, they must be insane?
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #274 on: October 22, 2012, 10:40:33 am »
Because if they are posting on Languish, they must be insane?

As assumptions go, that's not a bad one ...  :hmm:


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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #275 on: October 22, 2012, 10:47:32 am »
Just think of under age 6 activities like herding cats.

I know there are insane helicopter parents out there who have their 6 year old kids signed up for tons of extracurricular activities, so much that the poor kids have no time to actually enjoy being kids. So when someone talks about signing their 2 year old for a "music class" I have a reason to suspect the worst.  :P

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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #276 on: October 22, 2012, 11:30:10 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.

I fail to see why.  They aren't posting, and as long as their children is born on this side of the Atlantic they do fine.  Malthus and Barrister are fulling formed Homo Sapiens, while Dguller who lives in the US and is a citizen is like Homo Erectus, striving to better himself making complex tools and such.  If he were to convince some woman to mate with him either by hook or by crook, the result would be a Homo Sapiens.  You on the other hand are like some kind of primeval lungfish wallowing in the mud.
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #277 on: October 22, 2012, 12:00:47 pm »
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.

I fail to see why.  They aren't posting, and as long as their children is born on this side of the Atlantic they do fine.  Malthus and Barrister are fulling formed Homo Sapiens, while Dguller who lives in the US and is a citizen is like Homo Erectus, striving to better himself making complex tools and such.  If he were to convince some woman to mate with him either by hook or by crook, the result would be a Homo Sapiens.  You on the other hand are like some kind of primeval lungfish wallowing in the mud.

Neil does this schtick much better than you do. :console:

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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #278 on: October 22, 2012, 04:36:03 pm »
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #279 on: October 22, 2012, 05:08:28 pm »
I like calling Marty a lungfish.  It's something I enjoy.
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #280 on: October 22, 2012, 06:52:08 pm »
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #281 on: October 25, 2012, 11:26:19 am »
My kid is two.  Like any two year old he loves big loud trucks.  His favourites are fire trucks, but school buses, garbage trucks, road graders and the like are all fascinating to him.

Tuesday was garbage day.  My wife, hearing the garbage truck, took Timmy outside to watch the garbage truck.  I guess the garbagemen knew they had an audience, because they proceeded to back up to each house in the cul-de-sac, emptied the garbage, and crushed the garbage in the compactor after each and every house. :)


Andrew, on the other hand, got his first time in the Jolly Jumper last night.  He liked it.

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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #282 on: October 28, 2012, 12:39:18 pm »
My kids got Sunday school homework. WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS SHIT?

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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #283 on: October 28, 2012, 04:07:03 pm »
My kids got Sunday school homework. WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS SHIT?

"Assignment One:  Draw a picture of God.  Make it anatomically correct."
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #284 on: October 28, 2012, 04:36:42 pm »
My kids got Sunday school homework. WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS SHIT?

"Assignment One:  Draw a picture of God.  Make it anatomically correct."

I really don't want to have a wiener discussion with the twins. I don't need to hear them with their salty sailor talk.

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