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Posted by: anonymous
2017-11-19 08:57:02
ID: 51865
In response to a confession. Another pet peeve at the dinner table is blowing on food. If your food is hot, you should blow down onto your food and plate not out. If I am sitting across the table from you and you are blowing so hard and out that your breath is hitting me in the face and my plate then you are doing it wrong. I don't care how rude it sounds, you don't want someone else's breath all over your face and food especially if it someone with smelly breath.
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-11-19 08:54:14
ID: 51864
My number one pet peeve is table manners. I remember trying to teach my younger siblings table manners and I would get in trouble by my parents for trying to parent my siblings even though my parents did very little parenting. As an adult I have made sure DS had adequate table manners at home and in public. I am always appalled when eating dinner with friends and the way their children act and eat. Siblings reaching their hands into each other's food, licking some one else's roll, leaning over the plate and allowing their hair to sit in the food, yelling at the table while in public, older children not using utensils, older children eating so messy they have food all over mouth and cheeks. Once your child reaches kindergarten they should have some basic manners at the table. I understand toddlers not having manners but when dining with a 10 year old child it shouldn't be chaotic and disgusting. The worst to me is smacking. It makes me physically ill listening to it.
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-11-19 06:38:49
ID: 51809
DGD1: if it were anyone else on the planet pooping at my dining room table, there would be a huge problem. But you? Somehow you make it cute.
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-11-18 21:09:36
ID: 51827
In response to a confession. I didn't realize kids could go to preschool without being potty trained (cf and totally ignorant on the subject, lol). Isn't that a lot of work for the teachers? I can't imagine chasing 4-5 year olds around a classroom all day, plus having to change diapers.
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-11-17 23:12:07
ID: 51821
Ok, so is this weird? My friend has a son who is 4, almost 5 years old. He is in preschool and still wears diapers. She only has the one son and she constantly talks about how she never wants him to grow up, etc. I almost wonder if she's trying to keep him a baby longer than he is. I would be seriously concerned if my 4yo was not even interested in potty training.
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-11-15 20:11:29
ID: 51792
DH has a side business doing computer programming . Usually he averages about 10 hours a week paying $50-75/hr. He got a lucrative contract two months ago that's basically paying him $200/hr for as many hours as he can work. He's averaging about 45-50 hours a week at home in addition to his regular 40 hour a week job. So his favorite thing to ask himself for stuff he'd usually do around the house right now is basically "will I make more if I pay someone else to do that chore?" i.e. cutting the grass is a 4 hour affair(we have 5 acres), it'll cost less than $800 for someone to come cut the grass. DS8 has been saving up to buy a nintendo switch. He has saved about $250...we're planning to buy it for xmas,and have him use his money for games or whatever accessories. Last night he asked my husband if he could buy his time on Saturday instead of the switch, because he missed playing at the park with his dad. Needless to say, DH is taking the weekend off entirely to spend it with the kids.
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-11-14 22:46:58
ID: 51781
So there aren't many forums for this, but I figure a bunch of moms might be able to help me out here--my mom is incontinent and has Alzheimer's. My dad puts her in Depends at night but by the morning, they are overly full and the sheets always get soaked. Do you think there may be a different alternative besides the regular ol' adult diapers for incontinent adults?
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-11-14 19:50:54
ID: 51777
Jesus H. I wouldn't wish my XMIL on my worst enemy, and here I've cursed my children to have her for a grandmother. She called DS22 in a big emergency to bring DGD1 over to visit her. Over an hour away, at a moment's notice. He said no, he had to work. So he made a plan to head over that way and visit relatives that live over there on the weekend. He gets there, and she's got her crack-head (literally, the man does crack and just got paroled from prison) XBF back living with her. He's told her a hundred times he doesn't want DGD1 around the guy, and she supposedly had broken up with him anyway. So he drove his family all the way over there and visited everyone BUT her. The one having the fit that she needed to see the baby. Also- DS tried to get her to come to dinner at her sister's house without the BF and she refused. She's a nightmare.
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-11-13 16:20:22
ID: 51760
Youguys!!! I just got a call from DS22 (with the GF & the baby that I post about on occasion)... and he was being looked at for a promotion at his job (one of his jobs) to regional manager next spring but they want to possibly promote him now instead. Squeee! He had two interviews with the muckity mucks and they seem to absolutely love him and if he gets this HUGE promotion he'll be in charge of multiple departments in multiple locations and get a very nice pay increase. I am SO incredibly proud of my son and so happy for him right now! I have no doubt he's getting this promotion- he didn't even apply for it; they came to him and asked if he'd be interested in interviewing for the management position. Yay! Yay! I'm so happy!
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-11-12 12:51:49
ID: 51733
Goodness, I posted about the spouse not "helping". It wasn't intended the way some of you ladies interpreted it. I used the word help because it is just a phrase that is typically used and easy to explain the situation. I know just as many women that don't "help" around the house and all the cleaning and cooking is left to the husband. I believe both spouses should "help" around the house to keep things running smoothly.
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