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  •  Whoa there buddy...not so fast with the in-law (3+ / 0-)
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    JesseCW, Cali Scribe, cooper888

    love fest!!  Give them some time.  They'll start asking when you're going to make them grandparents.  Then take over an entire room (wing, if you let them!) of your house to stay nearer the grandkids.  Then, then, then.  Well, maybe that's not so bad after all.  Nice to have built in babysitters.  Ok, let the love fest commence.

    •  Mine accepted the fact (2+ / 0-)
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      alwaysquestion, cooper888

      that we weren't going to give them grandkids (they knew their oldest son quite well and that he wasn't parenting material), but I have to admit my mother-in-law has been getting a bit wistful over the lack of progeny (of course, it's now pretty much academic at my age and my baby factory finally shutting down).

      There's only one rule that I know of, babies -- goddammit, you've got to be kind. -- Kurt Vonnegut

      by Cali Scribe on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 12:59:44 PM PDT

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      •  I have just the one kid, and frankly, (2+ / 0-)
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        cooper888, 207wickedgood

        I am somewhat relieved the  baby factory parts on me is shutting down.  But before we had our girl, my in-laws were made-for-tv characters about giving them a grandchild.  And then after our girl was born, it wasn't three months before they started in again.  They are Catholic and have littered the world with offspring.  But their kids have held back to just one or two.  Apparently their kids did not have the romantic view they had of growing up poor in a crowded house, etc..  And incidentally, none of their kids or grandkids are Catholic.

        Having said all that, they do make good babysitters when they are in town!!

    •  LOL (1+ / 0-)
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      No worries, we are well past that age! ;)

      ...Seneca Falls, Selma and Stonewall.
      Blog hard, community harder!

      by cooper888 on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 02:52:27 PM PDT

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