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Posted by: anonymous
2018-03-15 08:02:35
ID: 53851
I think there is good and bad with every generation and there are some good things going to come out of the millennial generation. They stir things up, sometimes not in the best way but at least they get up and make their voice heard. Last year when DS was in 3rd he had a terrible teacher. She liked to hand out worksheets and told kids to figure it out while she sat at her desk on the computer. When she did teach there were many times she would work a problem on the board and get it wrong. DS would point out her mistakes and correct the problem for her. He called her out for bullying a classmate. She would call out this child's bad grades to embarrass him and tell him he was lazy and he should be ashamed of his scores but refused to help him when he asked. My grandma heard about it and told me I need to teach DS to be quiet and respect his teacher and he should be thankful he had a school to go to. I would rather have a child with an opinion than a blind follower.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-03-14 18:42:59
ID: 53843
In response to a confession. From my perspective, with all due respect, you are over-reacting. This stuff will happen a million times before your kid turns 8. You are being overprotective. No one can talk to your kid w/o you or your teacher? Yikes. Relax.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-03-13 11:35:18
ID: 53817
Sometimes I'm concerned for my kid's ability to survive in the world. Like when he spends over 10 minutes in the fridge and still can't find the salad dressing right in front of his face. LOL.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-03-13 03:27:22
ID: 53805
When I picked up ds5 from preschool another kids mom comes over to confront me and tells me ds poured sand in her kids hair, and when she asked him why he said “I don’t know” and asked me why he’d say that. I told her it’s what he says when he’s uncomfortable with answering a question. So she looks at me like she wants me to do something. I talk to him, he basically says they were playing. So I remind him he doesn’t like it when other kids do it to him, and mom chimes in (much nicer) that sand could have gotten into kids eyes, and we need to be more careful. I’m really irritated that this lady spoke to my kid without me or a teacher around. Would you guys talk to the teacher? Or am I being over protective? I tried talking to ds afterwards to see how he felt talking to the mom without me there, but I didn’t get much out of him and didn’t want to press It. But the way she was when she spoke to me makes me think she wasn’t very nice with him
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-03-12 17:49:01
ID: 53795
When DS was a baby learning to escape his crib and stuff, I used to describe his moves as 'Navy Seal' and make the hand gestures like hanging from something (his crib railing) and dropping down like a Navy Seal. And true story- first time he did that, he went right out the door to the neighbor's house. I left the kitchen door open and was hanging laundry out, he snuck right past me. He knew there were cookies over there, I guess. But I digress. Anyway, yesterday, he was describing DGD's antics.. he made the same hand gestures that I used to do, only he described the moves as 'Assassin's Creed'. *giggle* You know, this getting older business isn't so bad. Lots of good stuff comes with it. :D
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-03-12 16:15:15
ID: 53792
I have to brag about my DGD1.5. She is the sweetest and best little pumpkin in all the land. When she starts to get tired, she'll lay her little head down and suck her thumb. So I picked her up and put her in her pack n play, gave her her lovey (it's a bunny, she holds its ear while she sucks her thumb), and covered her with a little blanket and said goodnight. And I left. And she went to sleep. No fighting, no crying. Now if we can only get her to sit still for a diaper change instead of the non-stop escape attempts. lol.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-03-12 01:39:21
ID: 53785
Thanks to those who supported this great grandma. I got to spend some one-on-one time with our little sweetie today. And I wasn't wearing my granny panties! :-)
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-03-11 20:41:56
ID: 53780
In response to a confession. Crap, I didn't mean to "me too" this bitchy confession. I fat-fingered my phone meaning to hit "omg" because I can't believe anyone feels the need to decide what other people's lives need to be like. To the OP with the new great grandbaby--I am so sorry you missed this really important moment. I am sure you'll spend plenty of time with the little one once they're home and everything.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-03-11 19:04:09
ID: 53779
Trying to be the peacemaker between DH & DD17 is really wearing me out. Even though I agree with DH on a lot of things, I can’t stand the way handles situations with her. He’s SO negative all the time, telling her she’ll lose her scholarships or she’ll never survive in the adult world when she asks to go out or something. She gets upset and the bickering starts. She has been goofing off a bit latey and bombed a big test the other day. Yes, I agree that she should place some more importance on her responsibilities, but there doesn’t to be need yelling and discouraging talk. She’s a great kid and is very reasonable when asked to do something. She responds just fine if she asks me permission for something and I say “As long as you take care of XYZ, I see no reason why you can’t go have fun.” He thinks tough talk is going to prepare her for the workforce, but employers don’t talk to their staff like that. I’ve been talking to him about it, but he doesn’t think he’s being mean.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-03-11 17:43:03
ID: 53772
Meant 245-pound poster...who said she had a pretty face. Nasty troll said "there's no way you're pretty".
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