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Grown Children

sunnyside -- Tuesday, November 06, 2007 -- 08:35:47 PM

yentarize, commiserate, and brag

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theDiva -- Tuesday, November 06, 2007 -- 08:36:47 PM -- 1 of 978

that's where!

sunnyside -- Tuesday, November 06, 2007 -- 08:37:03 PM -- 2 of 978
Fighting the war...

My daughter recently graduated from the Home Stretch thread and I'm thinking I will need a place for her so here we go!

shawi -- Tuesday, November 06, 2007 -- 08:44:46 PM -- 3 of 978
Use it up; Wear it out; Make do; Or do without

Good idea, although I've still got 14 months before Ann hits 21.

JL Finch -- Tuesday, November 06, 2007 -- 08:50:11 PM -- 4 of 978
What in the Sam Hill am I doing?

Mine are 24, 22, and 19, so I'm here . . .

sunnyside -- Tuesday, November 06, 2007 -- 08:55:54 PM -- 5 of 978
Fighting the war...

I've got 24 and 22 year old stepsons and a 22 year old daughter who fit this thread. All three provide more than enough material for discussion.

JL Finch -- Tuesday, November 06, 2007 -- 09:25:59 PM -- 6 of 978
What in the Sam Hill am I doing?

My eldest (24) has been in Argentina since July. She's due home for the Christmas holidays in early December, and I'm just so excited to see her. Our relationship has always been unusually close, but now that she's an adult it's evolving into a whole new realm.

I can't wait to see her.

sunnyside -- Tuesday, November 06, 2007 -- 09:44:25 PM -- 7 of 978
Fighting the war...

Let's see - oldest stepson is a novel. Married at 18, first child at 19, joined the Army, divorced at 21 just before the second child was born and just before he deployed to Korea for a year, came back to Ft. Campbell, met a woman with an infant, gets her pregnant, they get out of the Army in January and move to Oregon (where his Mormon family live with promises of starting a family business to provide him a living but he is no longer active in the church and his now wife - they got married in Vegas in front of an Elvis impersonator when she was 6 months pregnant - has no intention of joining the church so they are now being shunned), he turned 24 in March, 4th child (he's adopting hers) is born in May, she is reupping and they are about to move to San Antonio. Meanwhile, his first child has been in and out of the hospital for the last six months with intractable seizures that appear to be related to a mitochondrial disorder (not good news) and her mother has remarried and had a premature child just after the stepson's latest was born. It hurts to even type it.

#2 stepson has been perverted by me to return to school and go premed. He and his wife had a child in August but continue as full time students. He will take the MCAT in April and start the application process next summer. She will actually graduate in April. I'm hoping she will go on for an AuD, but probably she'll just have more babies and stay home.

Lindsay is waiting tables in NYC, taking voice lessons and auditioning every chance she gets.

TAFKA -- Wednesday, November 07, 2007 -- 04:39:09 AM -- 8 of 978
That moment when you have so much shit to do that you decide not to do any of it

Wow!

I'm glad someone started this, I can take stuff about Azar here.

JL Finch -- Wednesday, November 07, 2007 -- 04:52:48 PM -- 9 of 978
What in the Sam Hill am I doing?

Holy Shit, Sunny. That's some story. I'm sure your head has been exploding for years now. How old is #2 stepson? I hope medical school works out for him, but I'm having trouble imagining how in the world his wife will stay home and have more babies if he's in med school for years to come.

sunnyside -- Wednesday, November 07, 2007 -- 05:55:41 PM -- 10 of 978
Fighting the war...

#2 stepson is 22, as is his wife. She is actually very motivated in everything she does and works hard at everything in life. She kept going to school when he dropped out and decided he wanted to be a real estate mogul. She cleaned houses while she was in school when he wasn't in school. Her GPA is higher than his and she will graduate before him. I've heard some hints from him that they want more children and that it's challenging for them right now to schedule classes opposite each other so they don't need childcare and it will be impossible once he's in medical school. From everything I know about her I think it will drive her crazy to either stay home or work entry level jobs when she's truly fallen in love with audiology and could have a professional career that would be rewarding to her. We'll have to see.

dirt track date -- Saturday, November 10, 2007 -- 06:19:24 AM -- 11 of 978
Shit is fucked up and bullshit

Have you 'splained condoms to #1 S.S.? Sheesh.

sunnyside -- Monday, November 12, 2007 -- 01:19:06 PM -- 12 of 978
Fighting the war...

At great length.

DancesWithWords -- Monday, November 12, 2007 -- 01:42:34 PM -- 13 of 978
Just look for the blue tinsel penguin family.

Heh.

EDIT: Okay, sorry, that was gross. But funny!

TAFKA -- Thursday, November 15, 2007 -- 02:32:10 AM -- 14 of 978
That moment when you have so much shit to do that you decide not to do any of it

Azar called a little while ago. She'd been busy, of course. She called me last night but I was in Taekwondo, so she said she'd call tonight. She said that she and Bill were looking at this house--she isn't particularly enamored of the occasion, says she's just exchanging one bad freeway for another, but hey, it's Houston; which one of them is good? But it's around 2600 square feet, which is a McMansion compared to the houses we grew up in, and there's plenty of scope for projects. Bill's into renovations. They want to put in this special tub that's 21" deep. They still haven't come up with a specific date yet.

Lori Dee -- Thursday, November 15, 2007 -- 08:12:13 PM -- 15 of 978
Axial tilt is the reason for the season.

I'd love a 21" deep tub. What luxury that would feel like to me.

CalGal -- Thursday, November 15, 2007 -- 09:28:53 PM -- 16 of 978
I remember a time, back in the late 90s, when I thought nonsense like this mattered somewhat more than I do now. Now I see well-educated people yammering about the birth control choices of their daughters, or gay marriage, and I think they are morons.

I want a tub that is deep, long, and doesn't have that annoying thing that lets the water out at the top.

Lori Dee -- Thursday, November 15, 2007 -- 09:41:42 PM -- 17 of 978
Axial tilt is the reason for the season.

Yes! I hate that annoying thing.

ciao bella -- Thursday, November 15, 2007 -- 09:57:06 PM -- 18 of 978
All creatures great and small, my ass.

We got an old claw footed tub for those very reasons--deep & long enough for cowdoc.

shawi -- Thursday, November 15, 2007 -- 10:36:09 PM -- 19 of 978
Use it up; Wear it out; Make do; Or do without

I want one liek that too, with jacuzzi jets.

TAFKA -- Friday, November 16, 2007 -- 02:20:25 AM -- 20 of 978
That moment when you have so much shit to do that you decide not to do any of it

Two problems with the overflow drain:

  1. Too low.
  2. When the pipe it's supposed to be connected to rusts out, the results are disastrous.

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