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No gas money...
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Cindi    Posted 06-24-2003 at 13:35:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have no gas money. The reason I have no gas money is because I keep giving it to my kids. The reason I keep giving it to my kids is because I want them OUT! OUT! OUT! As far away from me as they can get.

If anybody had told me that those sweet, cuddly little nose pinching, leg hugging darlings that I gave birth to were going to turn into these moody, tantrum throwing big gangly people, I never would have believed them. My son is almost six feet tall, a hundred and eighty pounds and wears a size fourteen shoe.

My girls are both as tall as I am and wear the same sized shoe as me. I haven't had a pair of shoes in two years that belonged just to me. It's the creepiest feeling to slip on a shoe and find it 'warm' from someone else's foot. Shudder. You don't know where it's been!

I love every single part of them from the tips of their heads to the bottoms of their hairy little toes, but the part I love the best is the back side of them goin' out the door. We live in a 14 X 79 mobile home. When they're all in the living room at once there's no air left. They suck it all up, with their constant bickering.

They just left to go to freind's house. It's the only place to go. They have to park the truck at the end of the road and canoe through these folks yard as it's flooded from all the rain. I thought of gators and I thought of water moccasins, then I thought gators and moccassins ain't got nothing on them when it comes to meanness so I handed them yet more gas money.

Thanks for letting me rant. God please let me live long enough to see them with teenagers of their own. Then I will die a happy woman.

Maggie/TX    Posted 06-24-2003 at 20:00:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
ROFLMAO!!! I know the feeling! Before we moved here, we used to live in a mobile home, only ours was only 12 ft. wide. With our two kids, it was getting more and more like living in a submarine before we got out of there.

They were only 8 and 10 when we moved, but I used to tell them, "It ain't raining and it ain't dark. Go OUTSIDE and find something to do."

I am very much afraid you have sent a precident with them now. You will probably never have gas money of your own again, because they know they can bug you enough that you'll give them the money to get them out of your hair. (sadly shaking my head, while laughing my rear off at the same time.)

Cindi, my neighbor once overheard my kids talking to each other when I wasn't in the room. They said, "I'm bored, what can we do?" The other answered, "Let's bug Mom, that's fun."

Cindi    Posted 06-25-2003 at 03:59:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Whew! I thought I had it bad,.....12 feet wide?

I don't think they are deliberatley trying to get under my skin, that would be giving them credit for having some forethought and the ability to think and plan ahead and right now I think they are still in the 'amoeba' stage, just basically living on instinct. Action and reaction.

"He touched me....!" Grumble, mumble,..stirrring to life.."Moooooom!"

Maggie/TX    Posted 06-25-2003 at 05:11:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
LOL! Reminds me of another of my standard comebacks. Kids: "Mo-om!!" Me: "Mom left town and changed her name!"
Oh, and when they get to fighting, "If you're going to kill each other, go do it outside! I don't want any blood in the house to have to clean up!"

Ron,Ar    Posted 06-24-2003 at 14:41:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Air in the living room ain't the only thing they suck up, they can suck a wallet dry the second ya get paid. But you got it easy and don't know it. I got married when I got out of the service. Married a woman with 3 kids,6 to 12. Then we had one of our own, makes 4. Then a few years ago one of the boys got a girl pregnant, we adopted him. Should be visiting with grandchildren but no, we are raising a 10 year old at our age. Then the oldest, 42 gets a divorce, loses his job and moves back home. Hell, I been raising kids my whole life. BTW that is the short version.

Cindi    Posted 06-25-2003 at 04:00:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
And groceries...don't forget groceries.

Maggie/TX    Posted 06-25-2003 at 05:12:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ah yes, groceries. When you have teenagers, you can throw $100 worth of groceries in the door and they don't even have a chance to hit the floor! :)

Cindi    Posted 06-25-2003 at 06:00:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
I try to buy mostly things that take some effort to eat. In other words they can't just tear open the bag and strap it to their face. It usually has to be heated or cooked or put together. That slows 'em down a lttle. I always know when we are down to canned soup and bagels and sandwich stuff because I hear, 'there's nothing to eat in this house!'

No chips, no cookies, soda only occasionally. The only thing I buy ready to eat is fruit.

Willy-N    Posted 06-24-2003 at 16:33:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Heck I would throw the 42 year old out! Why get a job Dad will feed and put a roof over my head. Moved out at 18 and never lived there since, but I have been real hungry and cold a few times!! That feeling makes you find work. Unless every one is not working around you there is no reason to not have a job while others are working. Just my .02 cents on that subject. Mark H.

Scott Hansen    Posted 06-25-2003 at 06:49:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Yep, exactly. I have one. 20 year old, Comes and goes. Mostly self sufficient. Buys his own gas. I repair his car for him, and help him with tuition. I'd do it just to have him around. Best thing that ever happened to me.

Jimbob    Posted 06-24-2003 at 14:32:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Everyone takes advantage of good ol' mom. Hey, its your job! Right? Wrong, but if the kids do not know it by 14, they will not know it for a long time.

Living together under one roof kind of brings all to the same level or lowest common demominator so to speak. We sent ours to college. The oldest son needed a squirt gun & air powered boat horn to get out of bed. After all school & work was our problem. The olderst daughter was a know it all & general witch. She would not help around the house, eat in her room, etc.

5 years later, 'gee you were smart parents'. 'Would not have put up with it myself'. ETC, ETC, ETC. They turned out ok. One is sloppy in displine the other runs a military camp. Glad I am not her kid- whew!

Burrhead    Posted 06-24-2003 at 14:15:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
yeah I cudduh told ye that.

On the bright side when you figger you have had all the chillin you can handle they pull a trump card and bring the granchillin over.

If I had known grands were so much fun me and Ma would have skipped kids and went straight on to grands.

bob ny    Posted 06-24-2003 at 14:23:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
whats realy nice about grankids is they go home and you can spoil them rotten and thier parants have to put up with it

Bill in TN    Posted 06-24-2003 at 16:43:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
I guess kids would be pretty good if mom's would just listen to dad. I learned a long time ago never come between moma bear and baby bear. Almost got me divorced....what is it about moma's and kids that turns an other wise reasonable (if there is such a thing) woman into a complete idiot?

Jimbob    Posted 06-24-2003 at 18:30:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
My wife will not let the kids play the 'get rid of dad for the kid' game. However, I am rather mild. If the 'dad' was a punk, now thats different.

Clod    Posted 06-24-2003 at 18:45:29       [Reply]  [No Email]

It was not long ago that children became adults at ten years old.The public school system should teach this.

Clod    Posted 06-24-2003 at 18:46:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
>>>>>>> Many parents were unwilling to allow their children to work in these new textile factories. To overcome this labour shortage factory owners had to find other ways of obtaining workers. One solution to the problem was to buy children from orphanages and workhouses. The children became known as pauper apprentices. This involved the children signing contracts that virtually made them the property of the factory owner.

Pauper apprentices were cheaper to house than adult workers. It cost Samuel Greg who owned the large Quarry Bank Mill at Styal, a 100 to build a cottage for a family, whereas his apprentice house, that cost 300, provided living accommodation for over 90 children. <<<<<<< KID GET BORED TODAY??

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