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Posted by: anonymous
2021-03-26 17:02:22
ID: 66845
I'm just gonna say it: I'm worried about my DD22 because she's gained probably 25lbs over the course of Covid-19. She came over to visit me and brought two different kinds of ice cream and two different kinds of pizza rolls. I am just really hoping that was a splurge because we were having a visit and that's not how she eats regularly. I don't know how to talk to her about this. I don't know if I should even bring it up but it's a significant amount of weight. I worry about her, I want her to be healthy. She's always been really fit and I taught her about how to eat in order to keep her body healthy. I will probably just keep my mouth shut.
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Posted by: anonymous
2021-03-20 23:53:19
ID: 66810
Watching SuperNanny reminds me exactly of why I'm CF. Constant screaming and fighting and general loudness 24/7? No. Thank. You.
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Posted by: anonymous
2021-03-16 11:53:35
ID: 66789
My dad, who’s living in a filthy apartment? We drove 1000 miles recently to see him. Apartment was clean (it was cleaned the day before) but our six days there was filled with ER visits, lab work and doctor’s appointments. He decided on his own that he’s ready to go into assisted living. Since my brother’s response to that was ‘I’m just too busy to be involved’ (via text), this is all on me. Wait till brother finds out the assisted living place I’m looking at is here in Florida....near me!
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Posted by: anonymous
2021-03-11 04:02:55
ID: 66766
In response to a confession. That's beyond effed up. One of my grandmothers also wished for a miscarriage with her 4th child. In fact, she actively tried to miscarry by doing strenuous work and riding horses. She ended up having the baby, but wasn't happy about it, and let that child know every chance she got. That 4th child, unfortunately, was my mother, who ended up taking her own life when I was a baby.
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Posted by: anonymous
2021-03-04 21:18:33
ID: 66748
DD12 goes between my Ex & me, 5hrs away. She's with him for a month. I'm on her heels with schooling (online) so she's never behind. She's there a week & a half & hasn't done any work. They don't monitor her. I looked at her progress report that updates weekly. All of the work is due tomorrow for the quarter. Whatever isn't done gets a 0. DD had a solo sports lesson today. I would have skipped the lesson to finish her work, but her SM took her. SM & Ex go to bed at 930, DDs bedtime is 9. Here, I'd have her stay up later to get her work done, even if it meant I had to lose sleep too. They're not going to stay up to let her get her work finished. We have no court visitation order (he's been getting visits for 8 months after 8yrs of not seeing her by choice), I might not let her go back til summer vacation.
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Posted by: anonymous
2021-03-02 13:44:18
ID: 66735
I swore I would never send my kids to public school, but it looks like I'll be eating those words this year. After the last year and a half of steady income decrease, I can't afford the $1k in registration and $700/month tuition. I still need to find some type of WFH job that will allow me to be home when they are for long breaks and all that. We can't even afford to consider summer or after school care anymore. The schools here are not *great*. Our state is at the bottom of the education bracket. The elementary school we would be at has good ratings, but the middle and high schools are not rated well at all. I hate this. I'm so afraid their education will suffer because I'm failing them as a parent. But what am I supposed to do? What is anyone supposed to do in this mess?
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Posted by: anonymous
2021-02-21 00:57:06
ID: 66698
Speaking of hoarders and filthy houses...my aging ILs live in a manufactured home that is absolutely filthy. They are hoarders and they also have done a bunch of cobbled up addons that aren't to code and the entire house is a death trap. When they have to go to assisted living or pass away, DH thinks we'd sell it. I'm thinking we raze it and just keep the property (we'll inherit it). No way could we sell that stupid house unless we put hundreds of thousands of dollars into it. What on earth else do you about a house like that? You really can't remediate it and it's not like it's valuable enough to do that anyway.
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Posted by: anonymous
2021-02-17 17:29:29
ID: 66681
In response to a confession. No way would we ever call Adult Protective Services. Then we’d be caught up in a nasty legal mess for who knows how long. And, yes, my Dad would be SO pissed! DH and I are sneaking into town in a few weeks and I’m going to insist we go on a tour of a ‘supported living’ facility. There WILL be a decision made before we leave, one way or another. If the building manager where he lives now were to hear of the filth he’s living in, he’d be evicted in a heartbeat. He’s gonna have to put his big boy pants on NOW!
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Posted by: anonymous
2021-02-17 03:21:07
ID: 66678
In response to a confession. I'm not saying OP shouldn't call adult protective services, but when I called about my dad, the only thing that happened was that dad was pissed. I talked to my dad's doctor about it later, and she said that as long as the senior has a way to get food (even if it is just dialing for pizza), a place to live (even if there are holes in the roof), and running water (even if the only toilet is upstairs and dad is in a wheelchair), they are allowed to stay in their home.
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Posted by: anonymous
2021-02-16 01:58:22
ID: 66669
In response to a confession. As heartbreaking as your situation is, if it gets to that point again, I would call adult protective services.
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