How to become a billionaire:
Invent a pill which can be given, once and once only, to a six year old kid right before bed-time.
The pill works overnight.
The next morning, then the kid awakes, he/she will be 23 years old, a college graduate, full-time employed, living OUT OF THE HOUSE and financially independent.
"First, get a million dollars..."
But I'm enjoying watching them grow, and helping them out here and there learning life stuff.
But I don't think I'll mind it when they grow all up. I'm fairly selfish on a basic level and think I could enjoy more me-time.
Anyway, even after they grow up, it's not like they disappear. I'll see them on Facebook.
lol Shazam - about Facebook.
The next morning, then the kid awakes, he/she will be 23 years old, a
college graduate, full-time employed, living OUT OF THE HOUSE and
Sorry, not buying it. Come back when you have one to help out a guy who's crazy about his kids and a little upset that they're growing up too fast.
Anyway, even after they grow up, it's not like they disappear. I'll
see them on Facebook.
Wow, you must really hate your kids if the only way you plan to interact with them as adults is on Farmville.
I spent half the day with my mom yesterday, but today, we mostly cross-commented on Facebook. If she's not travelling, I see my mom at least twice a week. I don't get along with my dad as well, but I still see him at least once a week... and when I saw him yesterday morning, he made me a cup of tea, which I desperately needed.
Last week, there was one day I didn't call my mom all day. Felt weird. Usually I call her every day when she's not away.
My sister lives less than a block from me, and she only sees my parents when they drop by her garden on Saturday mornings.
All depends on the relationship.
My mom also spends way more time with my kids than with her other grandchildren. She's not much of an initiator, and my husband and I are. (other siblings aren't)
My mother-in-law doesn't have a job and lives within 30 minutes drive of both of her daughters, yet she talks to my husband more than she talks to her daughters... again with us initiating...
What next, he might start demanding I purchase specific clothing for him, or hair gel or who knows what. And he's 3.
o/~ I feel pretty... oh so pretty... o/~
Oooops - wrong act....
Talk to me an a few years. The boy here is in the 11 & 3/4 stage and has to be coerced to shower.
He's almost at the age where if you put a waterproof picture of a naked lady in the shower, he might find more encouragement.
Ha, I don't think I will take the pin-up approach, but funny none the less. Also Shazam, he is a little bit socially awkward (apple not far from the tree I am afraid), so that is not as effective. I will weather the storm (and the smells). Just need to get to the point that he wants to be cleaner for the aforementioned reason, and nag in the interim.
Well, you have to make sure that the pin-up isn't his mother.
ax25, even us socially awkward generally don't want to give others more reasons for taunting us. Is he in a school with girls and boys? Cause I understand that boys who go to school with girls are a lot easier to convince to groom themselves.
It's funny, is this JUST a social thing that boys are raised to care less abour dirt or is it really mentally hardwared in their heads? I see it at every age, grandpas don't care about the state of the house as much as the grandmas, all the way down to preschoolers. Back when they were itty bitty, if Adina had an accident and peed on herself, she cried. The boys shrugged and were like "Eh, it'll dry eventually"
Melvin cares very much about the state of the condominium. He's quite concerned about keeping it clean.
I'm not as concerned as he is, although I appreciate the results.