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  • September 22, 2006 at 3:44 am #495189 Back to Top REPORT

    minihaha

    Joined: 5/25/2006
    [font=comic sans ms]Don’t know weather it’s because it’s spring or that I’m just dead sick of Grant bitching about this and that but I cracked it today and went into full spring cleaning mode (here’s hoping it lasts as long as it takes to get the whole house done). Now you all know that ‘many hands make light work’ and that I have a crap load of hands in my house. Does it make an ounce of difference to the work load? NOT IN THIS LIFETIME IT SEEMS. So since the crack of dawn (actually 9am after 2 coffees and cereal) I’ve been working my arse off. I started with moving the rabbit cage that I have told the eldest to do since lord knows when. Poor critters were living in squallar almost as bad as the lounge room. The critter cage is a thing of beauty, its first life was a bird cage that was impractical so I renovated it and now it’s a critter condo which is easy to clean. I know this cause that’s the way I made it. Did dear daughter keep it that way nooooo…so the next in line is helping me outside and the 12yrold is supposed to be cleaning up the kitchen (now I’m not expecting miracles but I want the damn jam wiped up off the floor) OK…I could go on about this but I won’t. I’ll just make a poll. Maybe vent a bit later down the track. Nothing is getting done inside and I really need our good friends ute to come visit (there’s about three trailer loads of crap to go to the dump) but he’s working this weekend. I’ll take some pics of the finished product later, right now I’m going to have a coffee (I’ve been refused a caffiene drip dammit) then I’ll go spray the cage with long life spider killer and rehome the critters……
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    September 22, 2006 at 12:17 pm #504878 Back to Top REPORT
    rockster11
    rockster11

    Joined: 7/4/2004
    My kids do NOTHING they are told…. It is really sad too. But, like my genious cousin always says……………. Dogs are harder…. #-o #-o #-o :^O :^O :^O
    September 22, 2006 at 12:41 pm #504879 Back to Top REPORT
    machinegun74
    machinegun74

    Joined: 7/26/2005
    My kids are the best. They listen and do what I say, I do get some smart remarks every now and then. [=}=] But then again Im not so outnumbered as you are.
    September 22, 2006 at 12:59 pm #504880 Back to Top REPORT
    tropicalfruitmom
    Tropicalfruitmom

    Joined: 8/6/2004
    I always did what my parents told me – my dad never missed with the belt if I didn’t do it!

    Katie is a free spirit. I tell her to do something and it gets done – on her time table. I do need to light a fire under her to get the fish tanks vaccumed the the water changed, though. And I still can’t use my treadmill because her junk is in the way.

    BTW – the last time she didn’t get her cleaning done, I went through the room with a large trash bag and put everything in it. When she lost a few prized possessions, she got better for about 2 years. I think it may be time to do it again.

    September 22, 2006 at 1:37 pm #504881 Back to Top REPORT
    brianv
    BrianV

    Joined: 9/27/2004
    Oh boy, to get me started on this!! I ve been married for 9 years now. With a now 16 year old step-daughter. My step-child’s real father and his parents are made of money and most of the time it is a buying war between my wife and him. That kid gets everything she wants and more. She has chores around the house, but wont do them. Her mother will not make her do it and wont stand behind me when i make her. I want her to grow up knowing things are not handed to you…This concept she will never know. In our house I do all the cooking, if it is something she dont want, she will get up and throw it away and her mother will either make her something else, or go and get her something! :mad:

    Every year on her birthday, they give her $100.00 cash for every year old she is, so this year she got $1600.00 cash.. ](*,) ](*,) When it was time for her to get her license she wanted a car. I said no way..not until she can show me she can do chores around the house and at least get a part time job to help cover her gas and insurance. Then I would have no problem at all helping with a car. Two days after she got he DL, she comes home with a 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee, daddy gave her a car and pays for the insurance and to boot…gives her a credit card for gas!! ](*,) ](*,) I went off…this is teaching her nothing!! But what can i do?? Then!! ( it gets better!) One month later..she comes home with a brand new 2007 VW convertable bug [:supershocked] :jumpfirered

    My wife all excited about her getting it from daddy and grandpa, tells me that they all thought the Jeep was on it’s last leg and they wanted her to have something better! At that point i gave up..just shook my head and walked away. A week later she comes home and tells me about a friend of hers at school who is going thru chemo treatments and she wants a car really bad and her parents cant afford one… so my step-daughter and her dad sold them the Jeep for $1.00.

    I told her I was proud of her for thinking of her and doing that and gave her a hug. When she went to her room and I turned to her mother and asked one question:::: ” why would you sell a car on “on its last leg” to a cancer patient?” ( because we ALL know, there wasnt one thing wrong with that car!)

    sorry for the long post…. been wanting to vent on this for awhile now!!!

    but my wife and her family and her ex’s family all say i am nuts, i am wrong? Am i? just dont think this is the way to raise a kid…. dont have one of my own and no expert here.

    September 22, 2006 at 1:51 pm #504882 Back to Top REPORT
    carbon-arch
    CARBON-ARCH

    Joined: 10/10/2004

    Oh boy, to get me started on this!! I ve been married for 9 years now. With a now 16 year old step-daughter. My step-child’s real father and his parents are made of money and most of the time it is a buying war between my wife and him. That kid gets everything she wants and more. She has chores around the house, but wont do them. Her mother will not make her do it and wont stand behind me when i make her. I want her to grow up knowing things are not handed to you…This concept she will never know. In our house I do all the cooking, if it is something she dont want, she will get up and throw it away and her mother will either make her something else, or go and get her something! :mad:

    Every year on her birthday, they give her $100.00 cash for every year old she is, so this year she got $1600.00 cash.. ](*,) ](*,) When it was time for her to get her license she wanted a car. I said no way..not until she can show me she can do chores around the house and at least get a part time job to help cover her gas and insurance. Then I would have no problem at all helping with a car. Two days after she got he DL, she comes home with a 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee, daddy gave her a car and pays for the insurance and to boot…gives her a credit card for gas!! ](*,) ](*,) I went off…this is teaching her nothing!! But what can i do?? Then!! ( it gets better!) One month later..she comes home with a brand new 2007 VW convertable bug [:supershocked] :jumpfirered

    My wife all excited about her getting it from daddy and grandpa, tells me that they all thought the Jeep was on it’s last leg and they wanted her to have something better! At that point i gave up..just shook my head and walked away. A week later she comes home and tells me about a friend of hers at school who is going thru chemo treatments and she wants a car really bad and her parents cant afford one… so my step-daughter and her dad sold them the Jeep for $1.00.

    I told her I was proud of her for thinking of her and doing that and gave her a hug. When she went to her room and I turned to her mother and asked one question:::: ” why would you sell a car on “on its last leg” to a cancer patient?”

    sorry for the long post…. been wanting to vent on this for awhile now!!![/quote:1z559kzb]

    All I can say is WOW :shock: :shock: :shock:

    September 22, 2006 at 2:41 pm #504883 Back to Top REPORT
    bowork
    BO@WORK

    Joined: 11/18/2005

    Oh boy, to get me started on this!! I ve been married for 9 years now. With a now 16 year old step-daughter. My step-child’s real father and his parents are made of money and most of the time it is a buying war between my wife and him. That kid gets everything she wants and more. She has chores around the house, but wont do them. Her mother will not make her do it and wont stand behind me when i make her. I want her to grow up knowing things are not handed to you…This concept she will never know. In our house I do all the cooking, if it is something she dont want, she will get up and throw it away and her mother will either make her something else, or go and get her something! :mad:

    Every year on her birthday, they give her $100.00 cash for every year old she is, so this year she got $1600.00 cash.. ](*,) ](*,) When it was time for her to get her license she wanted a car. I said no way..not until she can show me she can do chores around the house and at least get a part time job to help cover her gas and insurance. Then I would have no problem at all helping with a car. Two days after she got he DL, she comes home with a 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee, daddy gave her a car and pays for the insurance and to boot…gives her a credit card for gas!! ](*,) ](*,) I went off…this is teaching her nothing!! But what can i do?? Then!! ( it gets better!) One month later..she comes home with a brand new 2007 VW convertable bug [:supershocked] :jumpfirered

    My wife all excited about her getting it from daddy and grandpa, tells me that they all thought the Jeep was on it’s last leg and they wanted her to have something better! At that point i gave up..just shook my head and walked away. A week later she comes home and tells me about a friend of hers at school who is going thru chemo treatments and she wants a car really bad and her parents cant afford one… so my step-daughter and her dad sold them the Jeep for $1.00.

    I told her I was proud of her for thinking of her and doing that and gave her a hug. When she went to her room and I turned to her mother and asked one question:::: ” why would you sell a car on “on its last leg” to a cancer patient?” ( because we ALL know, there wasnt one thing wrong with that car!)

    sorry for the long post…. been wanting to vent on this for awhile now!!!

    but my wife and her family and her ex’s family all say i am nuts, i am wrong? Am i? just dont think this is the way to raise a kid…. dont have one of my own and no expert here.[/quote:3klcgnc6]

    Brian from what I’ve read I agree with you! She will never understand having to earn her keep!!!! Like what her father is doing to her ,my parents could have very well easily done that to me, but I would have never understood how to earn something! And I thank my parents for making me learn to work hard for what I have and not giving me everything on a silver platter.
    And like MOM said above my 8 year old also has a free spirit and does the same until my wife starts getting rid of a few things…… I just wish my older children would do as there told, like my 2 year old does, she is the biggest helper around the house….. we are enjoying it while it last…..

    September 22, 2006 at 3:08 pm #504884 Back to Top REPORT
    nippers
    Nippers

    Joined: 1/10/2006
    Man, I feel for all of you………my wife and I don’t have any kids……..at least I don’t know of any kids that I have :-S

    from what I’ve seen though, the headaches are well worth it and your kids will make you proud more often than not [=}=]

    September 22, 2006 at 7:14 pm #504885 Back to Top REPORT
    t-panic
    T-Panic

    Joined: 2/23/2005
    [font=comic sans ms]My kids ***** and moan about anything we ask them to do. The plus is they all have jobs and we make them give us bucks for services rendered. :thumbup [/color:1oj87ff4][/size:1oj87ff4][/font]
    September 22, 2006 at 9:31 pm #504886 Back to Top REPORT
    the-prodigy
    The Prodigy

    Joined: 8/4/2006
    Location: MN
    Whenever my mom or dad say to do something I do it :thumbup :thumbup
    -Isaak
    September 22, 2006 at 9:34 pm #504887 Back to Top REPORT
    bowhunter-69
    Bowhunter-69

    Joined: 1/14/2006
    A swift boot in thier arse will get them more motivated
    than a candy bar or freezer treat…

    A Swifty

    Chas

    September 22, 2006 at 10:41 pm #504888 Back to Top REPORT
    bow4life
    bow4life


    Joined: 8/17/2004
    Mine’s the oddball. He does about everything just the way he’s supposed to. That’s what I expect and that’s what he delivers. [=}=]
    September 22, 2006 at 11:16 pm #504889 Back to Top REPORT
    jeff-k-in-il
    Jeff K in IL

    Age: 26
    Joined: 11/1/2005
    I do whats asked, but I have been working 40hrs a week, so I have not been able to cut any grass, that is my only problem! #-o
    September 22, 2006 at 11:44 pm #504890 Back to Top REPORT

    minihaha

    Joined: 5/25/2006
    [font=comic sans ms]What a fantastic kettle of fish I opened here. Thanks for all the comments and vents. Brian, I feel for ya, it’s not easy for step parents who are not only reasonable but care what happens to those around them. For the record, you are right buddy so stick to your guns (But please don’t blame yourself for being out maneuvered and numbered, there’s not much you can do). I sure hope you’ll be a daddy one day as you are the type of father that kids need these days.

    My kids are pretty lucky as they don’t miss out on much. Of course they don’t appreciate just how much they do get but I think my kudos will come when they are parents themselves. My house is not a democracy, it’s a dictatorship but they get away with alot of the small stuff. After all, if you take care of the big stuff the little stuff will take care of itself. My kitchen is still a mess, the back doorstep is half done, it’s Saturday and I will shoot sometime this weekend. Coming into spring/summer down here so the days are getting longer.

    Bless you all and a big pat on the back for a job going ok….it’s hard and thankless work….[/font][/size:2ve8f0zs][/color:2ve8f0zs]

    September 23, 2006 at 2:11 am #504891 Back to Top REPORT
    t-panic
    T-Panic

    Joined: 2/23/2005

    Oh boy, to get me started on this!! I ve been married for 9 years now. With a now 16 year old step-daughter. My step-child’s real father and his parents are made of money and most of the time it is a buying war between my wife and him. That kid gets everything she wants and more. She has chores around the house, but wont do them. Her mother will not make her do it and wont stand behind me when i make her. I want her to grow up knowing things are not handed to you…This concept she will never know. In our house I do all the cooking, if it is something she dont want, she will get up and throw it away and her mother will either make her something else, or go and get her something! :mad:

    Every year on her birthday, they give her $100.00 cash for every year old she is, so this year she got $1600.00 cash.. ](*,) ](*,) When it was time for her to get her license she wanted a car. I said no way..not until she can show me she can do chores around the house and at least get a part time job to help cover her gas and insurance. Then I would have no problem at all helping with a car. Two days after she got he DL, she comes home with a 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee, daddy gave her a car and pays for the insurance and to boot…gives her a credit card for gas!! ](*,) ](*,) I went off…this is teaching her nothing!! But what can i do?? Then!! ( it gets better!) One month later..she comes home with a brand new 2007 VW convertable bug [:supershocked] :jumpfirered

    My wife all excited about her getting it from daddy and grandpa, tells me that they all thought the Jeep was on it’s last leg and they wanted her to have something better! At that point i gave up..just shook my head and walked away. A week later she comes home and tells me about a friend of hers at school who is going thru chemo treatments and she wants a car really bad and her parents cant afford one… so my step-daughter and her dad sold them the Jeep for $1.00.

    I told her I was proud of her for thinking of her and doing that and gave her a hug. When she went to her room and I turned to her mother and asked one question:::: ” why would you sell a car on “on its last leg” to a cancer patient?” ( because we ALL know, there wasnt one thing wrong with that car!)

    sorry for the long post…. been wanting to vent on this for awhile now!!!

    but my wife and her family and her ex’s family all say i am nuts, i am wrong? Am i? just dont think this is the way to raise a kid…. dont have one of my own and no expert here.[/quote:1co1eakw]

    [font=comic sans ms]They will regret it one day.. You can’t buy love or respect!!! Look at that worthless Paris Hilton. :thumbdown [/color:1co1eakw][/size:1co1eakw][/font]

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