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Regarding Life is Sad Post
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kraig WY    Posted 07-25-2004 at 07:42:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think the problem with kids now is we treat them like Pets instead of Cheap Labor.

Its our fault not theirs.

Mike in tn    Posted 07-25-2004 at 19:14:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
My 16 year old son is probably getting a better education this summer while he is out of school for 3 months than he got all last year in class. He is working about 52 hours a week at a sawmill. I worked one summer at a sawmill and the next waiting on block layers while i was in school. Makes you really appreciate a good job when you get one. Talked to his boss the other day and said that he is doing a great job. Gave him a dollar an hour raise this week and told him he would like him to work after school and saturday's if he would. Son said he would be glad to. Think he has figured out how things work. Takes money to buy diesel and ride that girlfriend around. Been a great kid soo far. Makes me proud of him.

toolman    Posted 07-25-2004 at 20:11:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
i worked summers on a green chain in the mill, i was glad to get back into school in the fall, i worked for some blocklayers as a kid too, all i heard even in my sleep is "MUD I WANT MORE MUD", a real jerk ,last day of the job i gave him MUD a face full of it right off the shovel.

~Lenore    Posted 07-25-2004 at 19:22:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mike, he sounds like a good boy.
Good hard work for a pay check is a pretty good reality check for a teenager.

Peter in NY    Posted 07-25-2004 at 11:24:47       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My 14 year old likes his relaxing time but will work when pushed alittle. Sound familiar? Yesterday was his 14th birthday and you should have seen the look on his face when he climbed in and started his field car for the first time.
Don't tell me life is sad!!!

Dieselrider    Posted 07-25-2004 at 14:54:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Life,It sure beats the alternative!

Clod    Posted 07-25-2004 at 11:57:17       [Reply]  [No Email]

This box draws kids inside the house.

Clod    Posted 07-25-2004 at 11:59:39       [Reply]  [No Email]

While they are drawn in ,,This box zaps their brain.

Kellyb    Posted 07-25-2004 at 09:07:45       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I've got five little ones..ages 8,6,6, 4,1 and
believe you me.. they all do their fair share
except for the one year old.. They feed calves,
pull weeds, help me load hay, hang clothes on the
line, clean up the woods ,pick up trash in the
yard whatever I'm in the notion to doing.. Believe
me when you've got numbers like I do.. it's MUCH
better to have them working than NOT!!!!!:)))))
(although I know I'm unusual.. my own ex accuses
me of treating them all like 10 yea

Steve from TN    Posted 07-25-2004 at 08:03:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think you're on to something. I, along with 9 brothers and sisters, was cheap labor. There's nothing for our youngins to do.

ron,ar    Posted 07-25-2004 at 08:20:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
You are right, Steve. They have been taught that they shouldn't have to work like we did because we want them to have it "better" than we did. We went too far with it.
BTW-I drove from Memphis to Johnson City this past week, this time in the daylight. Beautiful state ya got there. Nobody can accuse them folks of being flatlanders.

Burrhead    Posted 07-25-2004 at 09:53:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good to see yer back safe Ron.

When I was a lad we did'nt have a heck of alot but that did'nt matter because there was no such thing as a free ride at my Pop's place anyhow.

I asked a young feller if he wanted to work a couple of days and he told me it's too hot.

Then just about dark the same day he came by here and asked me to loan him some money. When he asked for it I told him it's way too hot to make loans and went back in the house.

LOL...    Posted 07-25-2004 at 13:57:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Now THAT'S funny...


Aprille    Posted 07-25-2004 at 16:14:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have to say when it comes to housework I tend to be a lightweight until Sunday hits..then come hell or high water my kids KNOW that this house is gittin' cleaned front to back stem ta stern..they are allowed time to be play Basketball or hang with their friends and to go to the library to use the computers well as play old long as kids are looked over and supervised I don't see there would be a prob..You have to lie down some heavy love and discipline along with respect for self and others..Our children want it and as parents we GOTTA step up to the plate..huggs!

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