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Posted by: anonymous
2020-08-06 18:47:12
ID: 65130
IDK if this is happening everywhere, but people here are making posts on FB looking for sitters for insanely cheap prices. The one today has a 1, 4, and 7yr old, wants the sitter in their house, 5 days/wk 9-10hrs a day. They say they make $15/hr, and are complaining that the least people will take is $10/hr but that's in other peoples homes. So they're wanting to pay under minimum wage to a sitter who has to sit in the parents house and has to deal with schooling the 2 oldest. They expect people to get paid peanuts while they themselves would never work for that little. When you decide to have a bunch of kids, you can't expect other people to pay for your choices. Wanting people to come to you costs more. By all means, have as many as you want, but you need to be able to afford them and not expect others to not get paid their worth for your choices.
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Posted by: anonymous
2020-08-06 13:04:32
ID: 65128
In response to a confession. He passed 2 out of 3 of his written tests so far on the first try, he's re-taking the third one tomorrow, and he said he's already driving the big rigs for practice runs and he's doing really well! (He started training Aug 1st) I'm SO proud of him!!!
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Posted by: anonymous
2020-08-05 15:59:35
ID: 65121
DS25 is starting training to get an enhanced driver's license for his job. My confession is that I'm really nervous about it for him. It took him three tries to pass his driving test for his regular license. Seriously, it was a shitshow. I am so hoping it goes well for him, and he just takes the training, does the test, and passes everything on the first try. He could really use the confidence booster. Failing it would really devastate him, he really needs this for his job. He's super nervous too. I just told him: Pay attention in class, work hard, focus, study, and you can do this. (I wish I could convince myself of this, though)
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Posted by: anonymous
2020-08-03 00:29:59
ID: 65104
ILs dryer broke the other night and they asked us to help them pick out a new one. They told DH they weren't picky, but when he found one that they could afford, they said they needed it to match the washer color. The only one that did cost extra money and they are going to try to get us to pay the difference. But we won't; we'll tell them they get the one they budgeted for and that's it. I'm so sick of their "we're old, so take care of us and buy us everything" attitude.
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Posted by: anonymous
2020-07-31 21:02:20
ID: 65086
In response to a confession. So, since Dad didn’t want to go out into public, we invited him to dinner tonight at our house and he said yes. I made his favorite (baked pasta, Italian salad with homemade dressing and homemade bread with strawberry cheesecake for dessert). He called two hours before arrival time and started asking questions about the yard sale we had three weeks ago. Did we wear masks? Did others wear masks? Have we had COVID symptoms? Then he decided that he may have the virus (though he hasn’t been near another person in a month or more) because he has a 99.8 temp. I love him dearly, but I think his mental health is declining.
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Posted by: anonymous
2020-07-30 17:35:22
ID: 65077
My almost 86-year-old dad is loving this pandemic. He was a hermit before, and now he has the perfect reason. He doesn’t watch, read or listen to the news. He just knows that everyone has to wear masks. He wears one in his apartment (he lives alone), he leaves the building at 9 pm to pick up groceries and prescriptions (wearing his mask) and wears his mask at all times in the car. He’s been to our house four times in almost four months and wears a mask until it’s time to eat. Last night DH asked him to go to dinner with us tonight and he jumped at the chance. I told DH he’d back out.....DH got the call ten minutes ago. He’s very good at making himself sound sick. It’s how he got out of our ballgames and family get-togethers all my life.
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Posted by: anonymous
2020-07-25 23:23:36
ID: 65042
In response to a confession. Sounds like he needs therapy. My nephew is 12 and is going through similar issues that my sister is very concerned about. He's been in therapy for a while now and it seems to be helping, plus my sister has been being really tough on him as far as discipline goes. Kids need a parent who gives them very black and white rules; not someone to let them work things out on their own. They don't know enough to know better yet always.
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Posted by: anonymous
2020-07-24 19:00:58
ID: 65032
In response to a confession. My heart breaks for you and for her, OP. To be so young and already starting an abusive cycle. So sad. I know she's an adult and can do as she pleases, but somehow you need to stop her or one day you might be going to her funeral. Or what if they have a child and he starts abusing the child? Ugh, so heartbreaking all around. Hugs.
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Posted by: anonymous
2020-07-24 05:07:54
ID: 65013
I'm heartbroken. My DD 19 is going back to her ex that beats on her. I've never been with a man that hits me. I don't understand why she thinks this is a good idea. I keep telling her love is not wanting to see the person you love bleeding and bruised. I don't understand this. I'm scared for her. Everyone we know wants to hurt him, she is in love wtf? She was 100% free. She was going to look into college now she's going to throw it away for a guy that controls everything. I don't get it. :(
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Posted by: anonymous
2020-07-22 15:56:52
ID: 65009
What do you do when your 11yo kid does not care at ALL about doing the right thing? The lying, manipulating, gluttony, blatant disrespect and lack of morals is just completely shocking to me. I have been a very hands on parent, always involved in every aspect. But I've always tried to give him respect and space to work things out on his own as much as I can. I've done the best I can, and I have no idea if this type of behavior is normal? I get life is different right now, but when you have everything and then some... the only really different thing is not going places.
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