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  •  LOL! (1+ / 0-)
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    hester

    ...by the time I hit my early thirties, I could damn well do anything!

    So could most of us.

    The early years weren't bad, and things started easing-up when the kids went to college. It was the middle part that seemed endless. Like the days where I'd come home from work and suggest that we go out for dinner. My wife and I would be looking forward to it, but whever we picked to go, one of the kids didn't want to go to that place, probably just because the other one did. By the time we were halfway through dinner and had headaches and just wanted to go home, the PITA kid would let-up and decide that they did like that place, after all. And they were both really good kids.

    :-)

    This is CLASS WAR, and the other side is winning.

    by Mr X on Mon May 21, 2007 at 01:00:48 PM PDT

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    •  I never negotiated with my kids (0+ / 0-)

      If it was their birthday, or a graduation, some special day... they would choose the restaurant.  The rest of the time, if they wanted to eat...  There were votes and call-outs for favorite places, sure, but...

      I do recall a few times saying that there is certainly something on the menu that you would like if you would give it a try.  And the kid could either join in conversation, our pout and be ignored.

      Now that they are all adults, it's pretty interesting going out with them and listening to them comment on the behavior of kids in the restaurant.

      "In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act."--George Orwell

      by JuniperLea on Mon May 21, 2007 at 01:29:39 PM PDT

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