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I know how you feel. My kid is driving already. He’s 3 years away from the age I was when I met his mom.
 
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Yeah yesterday was kind of a blur, and today I’m just tired. Everyone said they liked the toast/speech, so yay me I guess… now to pay for it all. Seriously, I like my new son-in-law - he’s basically a younger me, so since I’m mildly narcissistic, it works out.
 

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Yeah yesterday was kind of a blur, and today I’m just tired. Everyone said they liked the toast/speech, so yay me I guess… now to pay for it all. Seriously, I like my new son-in-law - he’s basically a younger me, so since I’m mildly narcissistic, it works out.

Congrats man!
 
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Daughter is getting suspended from High School. Some boy has been talking shit to her all week and today came up to her and got in her face. She punched him in the mouth. Now matter how much we want them to be better than us... Sigh.
 
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I remember the good old days when “he just needed an ass whipping” was considered a valid defense (but I did grow up in Alabama…)

Sorry man.
 
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My wife is a high school AP, I hear about all this stuff.
Our youngest is definitely going to get into this kind of trouble, feisty as fuck.
 

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Daughter is getting suspended from High School. Some boy has been talking shit to her all week and today came up to her and got in her face. She punched him in the mouth. Now matter how much we want them to be better than us... Sigh.
It depends on what was said really. You don't always want them to always walk away, at the very least they can report the abuse. I know, it's the wussy trying to do. Who cares. At least it puts it in schools court when it happens again.

I remember the first time my son got in a "fight". A kid hit him, he didn't hit back, and they were both suspended for fighting, I had to meet with the principal and a counselor along with him. It went just like you always heard it does. They started with the "it doesn't matter who starts the fight we have to suspend everyone". I responded with the typical, "son, next time wipe the floor with him". They gave me the, " that's not our intention". I followed with the, "that's the obvious result". He got suspended once more for fighting, the kid hit him and he wiped the floor with the kid. No one threatened him again. I could add a ton of details but suffice to say sometimes bullies shouldn't be picking fights, it doesn't suit them. My son isn't the toughest guy but to make things stop sometimes you have to stand up, especially when the outcome is obvious.
 
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It depends on what was said really. You don't always want them to always walk away, at the very least they can report the abuse. I know, it's the wussy trying to do. Who cares. At least it puts it in schools court when it happens again.

I remember the first time my son got in a "fight". A kid hit him, he didn't hit back, and they were both suspended for fighting, I had to meet with the principal and a counselor along with him. It went just like you always heard it does. They started with the "it doesn't matter who starts the fight we have to suspend everyone". I responded with the typical, "son, next time wipe the floor with him". They gave me the, " that's not our intention". I followed with the, "that's the obvious result". He got suspended once more for fighting, the kid hit him and he wiped the floor with the kid. No one threatened him again. I could add a ton of details but suffice to say sometimes bullies shouldn't be picking fights, it doesn't suit them. My son isn't the toughest guy but to make things stop sometimes you have to stand up, especially when the outcome is obvious.
Yeah it's one of those mixed blessing things. I have raised her to not be a victim. She has her own heavy bag on the back patio and she doesn't slap. She balls her fist and punches. Part of the issue is since we moved to NY, there is a sense of "no responsibility for your actions" up here. Kids think they can do and say what they want and nothing will happen. Back home you run your mouth you get your bell rung.

I saw the video and the boy was being a dick, she told him to fuck off (or thereabouts), he grabbed the spread bottle used to wipe down the cafeteria tables and sprayed it at her, she got up and jab/jab/cross. He literally started crying.

My main concern is this is the 4th time in two years she has clocked someone. I am worried about self control issues and am working with her on it. Like me, she does not like to walk away when she can.

They both got the week off due to "zero tolerance". His bigger punishment is spending the rest of his high school years being the kid who got his ass beat by a girl and crying like a little bitch.
 
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I'm building a rock wall (finally) for my 3.5 yo daughter right now. Inside the house, so she has something kinda active inside this winter. 4ft x 8ft right now, but I'll put up another sheet if she uses it regularly.

Ideas on a good way to motivate her to get up to the top? I was going to put a quarter or a dollar or something at the top and tell her she can put it in her piggy bank if she gets up there, but I'm not sure if it would be better just to leave the accomplishment itself as the motivation.
 

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I'm building a rock wall (finally) for my 3.5 yo daughter right now. Inside the house, so she has something kinda active inside this winter. 4ft x 8ft right now, but I'll put up another sheet if she uses it regularly.

Ideas on a good way to motivate her to get up to the top? I was going to put a quarter or a dollar or something at the top and tell her she can put it in her piggy bank if she gets up there, but I'm not sure if it would be better just to leave the accomplishment itself as the motivation.
Tell her everytime she makes it to the top she gets to spend 10 minutes on TikTok :)
 
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Mom & Grandma are out of town for 4 days, so I took a few days off work and Lil' Buttcheeks is helping me cross stuff off the to-do list. She just dragged an 8ft 1.5in Dowell around home depot for 30mins this morning.
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And, and here's us leaving for her first day of preschool a few weeks ago. Roug leaving her with strangers for the first time.
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Dude she's cute as a button. Must take after her mom. :)

It was really hard for me, too, to leave my kids for the first time with strangers knowing they were going to have this whole part of their lives that didn't include me. It gets easier, and I even learned to find value in it. It gave them something interesting to talk about with me and their mother.
 

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Dude she's cute as a button. Must take after her mom. :)

It was really hard for me, too, to leave my kids for the first time with strangers knowing they were going to have this whole part of their lives that didn't include me. It gets easier, and I even learned to find value in it. It gave them something interesting to talk about with me and their mother.
Yea, well, it's been like 2 weeks and I still haven't gotten a fucking macaroni necklace or anything so I'm not seeing the upside yet.
 

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My main concern is this is the 4th time in two years she has clocked someone. I am worried about self control issues and am working with her on it. Like me, she does not like to walk away when she can.

Zoiks.

I feel like a girl getting suspended one time is an exception. Four times and yeah, seems like she's got something pent up inside of her.

Sorry man. I know you love your daughter and don't want her making life hard on herself. Will say a prayer for both you tonight.
 
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Sanrith Descartes Sanrith Descartes Actually my sister almost got arrested at school one time. Her 9th grade year she got student of the year and was loved by students and faculty alike (I'm sure some students didn't like her, but you get the idea).

The first day of her senior year she drove one of my dad's work vehicles (he's a forester) and campus police found a pocket knife w a 1" blade on it (more like a box cutter). So, they called my parents and when my mom showed up at the school the campus police Barney Fife motherfucker was flipping through a book. When my mom asked him what he was doing he said, "Trying to figure out how to arrest her." My sister had just turned 18, so they couldn't just arrest her like a normal student. My mom flipped the fuck out and said over her dead body and they'd have to go through her before they arrested my sister, which is TOTALLY unlike my mom.

Long story short my dad went on a political rampage and basically had the legislator who sponsored the bill testify at my sisters hearing and call the whole thing a sham. My sister got it scrubbed off her record and everything went back to normal.

Public schools are retarded. Although the private schools weren't much better and had there own issues there wasn't any of this "zero tolerance" bullshit public schools have to deal with.
 
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I have a 1.5 year old and a 2.5 year old - We have not really done any traveling since the eldest was 6months for obvious reasons.

We have some business at the coast and as luck would have it our friend is going out of town that week and letting us use their house for 5 days.


My wife is insanely anxious about the babies on the trip, mostly about sleep arrangements. - She wants me to disassemble and bring 2 cribs so they have a place to sleep that consistent with their current situation.
That shit will just not fit with 4 of us. - second option is to rent 2 portable cribs when we get their, looks like $250 for the 5 days for that. - Ic an handel the cash but the logistics of drop off and pick up are crazy (hour drive each way, cant drop off on sunday so they asked to leave it outside)
2nd option is i follow behind in the truck with cribs and highchairs ,. we take 2 cars - Costs about $180i n gas and also WTF that is so lame.

WFT do normal people due - Just let the kids sleep with them?
I am very against that on principle - suggested we do it for these 5 days anyway just to solve the problem wife is worried it will mess up their sleeping when we get back.


She is seriously talking about canceling the trip over the anxiety of traveling with 2 toddlers. - Its mostly the sleep issue.

Are we crazy?
Is she crazy
What would you do ?