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Library Dragon

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Re: Ridiculous things your parents criticize you about
« Reply #330 on: September 18, 2013, 04:37:10 PM »
My aunt criticizes me because I have a cleaning lady who comes once every week or two.  "In my day, we were proud to keep a nice, clean house and didn't pay someone to do the work"  Yes, and in your day, you were a stay at home mom and housewife, not a single woman who works 50 hours or so a week.  Why would I spend my precious free time doing something I hate, like cleaning, when I could be doing something I love, like gardening or my hobbies?

I used to feel guilty too, but one day I was reading the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, and found a really interesting passage when Precious Ramotswe is thinking about hiring another person to clean her home.  It was her moral duty to hire  someone, because it provides work and keeps the economy moving etc. etc. etc. 

Yay!  ;D No more guilt!  ;D 

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« Reply #331 on: September 18, 2013, 05:16:44 PM »
Stories about parents thinking you're childish reminds me that my mother always have condescending remarks whenever I watch sitcoms that I watched as a kid, like The Brady Bunch and Happy Days.  So what?  It's comfort TV and I'm not hurting anyone.

this!! a thousand times!!

i like daft shows, and comedies and cartoons,  food shows and sport.  last weekend we were watching nfl (important note, we are in the uk)  and having watched the Bears win! and then redzone for the later games, we switched channels to try and stay awake for the last game.  we set the timer on the tv so it would at least shut the screen off if we did doze off and not be on all night.
about 2am i heard someone go to the bathroom, and not long after that i fell asleep.
in the morning i got questioned as to why our tv was still on????????????   now i'm 34, hubby is 39, if we want to stay up and watch sport as neither has to get up early the next day we will!
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Re: Ridiculous things your parents criticize you about
« Reply #332 on: September 18, 2013, 06:01:51 PM »
Same here! I dress up to take my kids trick or treating! :)

Ditto!!  Not sure who looks forward to it more - Boo or me!  Totally dress up

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« Reply #333 on: September 18, 2013, 06:43:36 PM »
I had someone tell me I should mow my own postage stamp sized lawn. Well sorry it isn't worth the sinus infection.
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Thipu1

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« Reply #334 on: September 18, 2013, 06:47:41 PM »
... I dress up to take my kids trick or treating! :)

I have a suspicion that you dress up your kids so that they can take YOU trick or treating!   ;D

Amen to that!  When the local Halloween parade was started about 25 years ago, it was stated that no adult could participate without a child in costume.   This led to some odd situations.  Mom would be dressed as a magnificent vampire.  Dad would have a perfect Roman centurian's outfit.  Baby would be rolled in a stroller.  The child would be wearing a hooded sleeper with cat whiskers painted on his or her face. That sufficed. 

It was also not unusual for a group of single adults to draft an older child from married friends who had several children. A typical group would include a young Luke Skywalker in his karate outfit and carrying a light sabre.  He'd be surrounded by several star troopers, a wookie or two and Princess Laia. Han Solo would also be in attendance. 

Halloween is a time to dress up and have fun. Age doesn't matter.  A good costume can be more satisfying than chocolate.       

 

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Re: Ridiculous things your parents criticize you about
« Reply #335 on: September 18, 2013, 06:51:12 PM »
... I dress up to take my kids trick or treating! :)

I have a suspicion that you dress up your kids so that they can take YOU trick or treating!   ;D

Amen to that!  When the local Halloween parade was started about 25 years ago, it was stated that no adult could participate without a child in costume.   This led to some odd situations.  Mom would be dressed as a magnificent vampire.  Dad would have a perfect Roman centurian's outfit.  Baby would be rolled in a stroller.  The child would be wearing a hooded sleeper with cat whiskers painted on his or her face. That sufficed. 

It was also not unusual for a group of single adults to draft an older child from married friends who had several children. A typical group would include a young Luke Skywalker in his karate outfit and carrying a light sabre.  He'd be surrounded by several star troopers, a wookie or two and Princess Laia. Han Solo would also be in attendance. 

Halloween is a time to dress up and have fun. Age doesn't matter.  A good costume can be more satisfying than chocolate.

And the best part is ... it's Halloween!!  You can have both!   ;D     

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Re: Ridiculous things your parents criticize you about
« Reply #336 on: September 18, 2013, 07:06:09 PM »
I had someone tell me I should mow my own postage stamp sized lawn. Well sorry it isn't worth the sinus infection.
I'd hand over the scissors and reply brightly: "Thanks for offering! Enjoy!"

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« Reply #337 on: September 18, 2013, 07:11:52 PM »
Our town has a Mummer's Parade! :)  They have it the last Saturday of October and it's a blast! :)
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« Reply #338 on: September 18, 2013, 07:33:31 PM »
About yards and maid service, there are too many to quote now so I will only say this. To me, such things fall under my flowchart on how to spend money. Simple, one step flowchart, goes like this:

"Is it worth it to me?"

It also makes a perfectly good one sentence response a' la' "Why would I want to do that?" etc.

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Re: Ridiculous things your parents criticize you about
« Reply #339 on: September 18, 2013, 07:35:08 PM »
My aunt criticizes me because I have a cleaning lady who comes once every week or two.  "In my day, we were proud to keep a nice, clean house and didn't pay someone to do the work"  Yes, and in your day, you were a stay at home mom and housewife, not a single woman who works 50 hours or so a week.  Why would I spend my precious free time doing something I hate, like cleaning, when I could be doing something I love, like gardening or my hobbies?

I used to feel guilty too, but one day I was reading the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, and found a really interesting passage when Precious Ramotswe is thinking about hiring another person to clean her home.  It was her moral duty to hire  someone, because it provides work and keeps the economy moving etc. etc. etc. 

Yay!  ;D No more guilt!  ;D 

I love Precious

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Re: Ridiculous things your parents criticize you about
« Reply #340 on: September 19, 2013, 06:17:02 AM »
My aunt criticizes me because I have a cleaning lady who comes once every week or two.  "In my day, we were proud to keep a nice, clean house and didn't pay someone to do the work"  Yes, and in your day, you were a stay at home mom and housewife, not a single woman who works 50 hours or so a week.  Why would I spend my precious free time doing something I hate, like cleaning, when I could be doing something I love, like gardening or my hobbies?

I used to feel guilty too, but one day I was reading the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, and found a really interesting passage when Precious Ramotswe is thinking about hiring another person to clean her home.  It was her moral duty to hire  someone, because it provides work and keeps the economy moving etc. etc. etc. 

Yay!  ;D No more guilt!  ;D 

I love Precious

That is the best rationalization I've ever heard about having a cleaning lady.  I love it!  ;)
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Re: Ridiculous things your parents criticize you about
« Reply #341 on: September 19, 2013, 06:37:11 AM »
Our town has a Mummer's Parade! :)  They have it the last Saturday of October and it's a blast! :)

It is indeed!  I got to march in it with my daughter's middle school band (us parents got a commendation for staying in step).

 Problem is, when you march, you don't get to see as much - but it was still lots of fun!
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« Reply #342 on: September 19, 2013, 09:29:46 AM »
I love Mummers.  On our last visit to Philadelphia we visited the Mummers Museum.  It was a hoot. 

One of the great things about reaching adulthood is that you CAN do innocent, things associated with childhood without being embarrassed.  Many of us here enjoy paper dolls, coloring books or super heroes.  Keeping a child-like view of the world is healthy and great fun. 

Dressing up for Halloween is one of the perks of living in a neighborhood with plenty of creative types. 

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« Reply #343 on: September 19, 2013, 09:40:18 AM »
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My aunt criticizes me because I have a cleaning lady who comes once every week or two.  "In my day, we were proud to keep a nice, clean house and didn't pay someone to do the work"  Yes, and in your day, you were a stay at home mom and housewife, not a single woman who works 50 hours or so a week.  Why would I spend my precious free time doing something I hate, like cleaning, when I could be doing something I love, like gardening or my hobbies?




I used to feel guilty too, but one day I was reading the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, and found a really interesting passage when Precious Ramotswe is thinking about hiring another person to clean her home.  It was her moral duty to hire  someone, because it provides work and keeps the economy moving etc. etc. etc. 

Yay!  ;D No more guilt!  ;D 



I love Precious




today is the day my cleaning lady comes and it will be so nice to open my front door and see a clean house and get a that wonder whif of lemon pledge and floor polish.

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Re: Ridiculous things your parents criticize you about
« Reply #344 on: September 19, 2013, 10:36:23 AM »
I love Mummers.  On our last visit to Philadelphia we visited the Mummers Museum.  It was a hoot. 

One of the great things about reaching adulthood is that you CAN do innocent, things associated with childhood without being embarrassed.  Many of us here enjoy paper dolls, coloring books or super heroes.  Keeping a child-like view of the world is healthy and great fun. 

Dressing up for Halloween is one of the perks of living in a neighborhood with plenty of creative types.

I always dress up to give out candy at Halloween. My dogs and I have matching costumes, and we sit out on the front lawn. Kids love us. :) I've already had a few people ask me if we've picked out our costumes yet for this year.