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  •  Well, what do do with your son is simple. See,... (13+ / 0-)

    it's right there in teh Bible:
    Take a large sword, and cut 'im in half. You and your wife each get an equal share.

    Now, I always wondered, who gets the head and and who gets...the...other end. But then I realized, with a sharp enough sword, you can go 'Conan the Librarian' and divide him right down the middle, so it'll be left 'n right halves, so it's all good.

    •  The kid's gonna be a teenager. (4+ / 0-)
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      The other end might not be so bad. Less back-talk (depending in the child).

      Teenage boy? Ay ay ay. They get expensive to feed. No mouth, no food bill.

      No brain, no college tuition.

      I'm thinking the other end is not a bad way to go for a teenager. With a toddler, to definitely want the top half. But at this age, the bottom half sounds pretty good. Sure kids wear ridiculously expensive shoes these days. But in comparison to iPods and smart phones, you're getting off cheap.

      © grover


      So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

      by grover on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 07:38:08 AM PDT

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      •  Condolences. We're past that. (4+ / 0-)

        Our oldest child just turned 30, and the 'baby' is 21. They're much, much easier to live with as young adults than they are as teens.

        One of my favorite quotes:
        Children become teenagers when they realize their parents aren't perfect.
        They become adults when they forgive us for it.

        •  Oh, thanks but no sympathies necessary. (4+ / 0-)

          I taught high school. We don't have children. (Causation there? You decide.)

          I just remember my and my friends' teenage years well. Then I taught. Now my friends all have teens.

          I do adore teens, don't get me wrong. I love toddlers too. I like feisty independence while they try to find their way.

          But I'm also not their parents.

          Dogs go through a very real adolescence stage before their prefrontal cortex has developed, and that's quite enough for me.

          :)

          © grover


          So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

          by grover on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 08:44:59 AM PDT

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        •  Does it get better? (0+ / 0-)

          I have a 20 year old son who is still living at home and driving me crazy.  He has two sisters who are 25 and 26 and doing well.  They were NEVER this immature.

          "Those who can make you believe in absurdities can make you commit atrocities."

          by dancerat on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 08:41:01 PM PDT

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