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Old October 28th, 2008, 08:43 AM
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Re: Loving kids/ in love with grandkids

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My DD does a lot of the things that I did as some sort of cosmic revenge. The difference is my mother things DD is just totally engaging. Everything is funny. DD is just perfect and can do no wrong, and when she does do wrong, she's just too adorable to correct. I think some may be tempted to define that as "in love." I think it's more appropriately defined as "delighted by" though.

I think you hit the nail on the head. My daughter recently has been torturing her teacher (who is too nice to do what's needed to get the classroom in order--mainly, make DD age 8 miss a recess or two or stand in the corner, that would devastate her into good behavior).

DD is talking out of turn. When she waves her hand, she waves it wildly and makes o o o noises and bounces in her seat causing the desk to jump. When the teacher asked her to move her seat, she threw back her arms and wailed in great mock distress. The other kids laugh and DD thinks she's pretty funny.

I told the teacher to keep her in at recess and make her writing sentences instead, but the teacher thinks kids are psychologically delicate <sigh> and only made DD miss five minutes of recess. Hardly a consequence to compete with making the whole class laugh at her 'cleverness'.

So I'm telling my mother about this, and mom is LAUGHING her head off.

Have you any idea what would have happened to ME at age 8 if I had tortured MY teacher? I shudder to think of it. My mother definitely would NOT have laughed about it.

However....that said...

I have every intention of laughing at my son when HIS kids skip school. And if he doesn't buy me a cruise for my 65th birthday, I may even tell them how often he skipped.

<disclaimer: this was written by a woman who left work at 9 am this morning and came home and found TWO of her three children still in bed. Did I mention they both skipped school yesterday? Have I told you that I anticipate they will both whine and moan when I get them up at 5:30 tomorrow to drop them off personally at school myself on my way to work? Sheesh. I knew I was going to have trouble getting them to school in 12th grade after they got their college acceptance, but I didn't anticipate it'd be this hard>

I warned my son I was going to tell his kids on him about skipping school and he looked at me and said in complete seriousness: I simply will not let them skip. They won't be doing it.

Okaaaaaay.
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Re: Loving kids/ in love with grandkids

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I warned my son I was going to tell his kids on him about skipping school and he looked at me and said in complete seriousness: I simply will not let them skip. They won't be doing it.

Okaaaaaay.




Write that down somewhere so you can be SURE to remind him of it when the day comes and you are laughing your butt off at his parental struggles.
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Re: Loving kids/ in love with grandkids

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I think you hit the nail on the head. My daughter recently has been torturing her teacher (who is too nice to do what's needed to get the classroom in order--mainly, make DD age 8 miss a recess or two or stand in the corner, that would devastate her into good behavior).

DD is talking out of turn. When she waves her hand, she waves it wildly and makes o o o noises and bounces in her seat causing the desk to jump. When the teacher asked her to move her seat, she threw back her arms and wailed in great mock distress. The other kids laugh and DD thinks she's pretty funny.

I told the teacher to keep her in at recess and make her writing sentences instead, but the teacher thinks kids are psychologically delicate <sigh> and only made DD miss five minutes of recess. Hardly a consequence to compete with making the whole class laugh at her 'cleverness'.

So I'm telling my mother about this, and mom is LAUGHING her head off.

Have you any idea what would have happened to ME at age 8 if I had tortured MY teacher? I shudder to think of it. My mother definitely would NOT have laughed about it.

However....that said...

I have every intention of laughing at my son when HIS kids skip school. And if he doesn't buy me a cruise for my 65th birthday, I may even tell them how often he skipped.

<disclaimer: this was written by a woman who left work at 9 am this morning and came home and found TWO of her three children still in bed. Did I mention they both skipped school yesterday? Have I told you that I anticipate they will both whine and moan when I get them up at 5:30 tomorrow to drop them off personally at school myself on my way to work? Sheesh. I knew I was going to have trouble getting them to school in 12th grade after they got their college acceptance, but I didn't anticipate it'd be this hard>

I warned my son I was going to tell his kids on him about skipping school and he looked at me and said in complete seriousness: I simply will not let them skip. They won't be doing it.

Okaaaaaay.


One of my friends told their kids that if they ever wagged again, she would personally escort them to each and every class for the day, and sit outside in her pajamas and dressing gown, the complete ensemble finished off with fluffy pink slippers. Friend MEANT it! Kids never wagged again!!!!
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