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Posted on: April 17, 2008 12:40 pm
Edited on: April 17, 2008 3:15 pm

They knew it would happen.  Just plant the seed and be patient and it will eventually come around.  They know me too well.  I'd resist at first and fight it, but it would be as inevitable as the morning routine of having the dog, cat, canary and kid follow you into the bathroom.  Yes, I fought that too, first making sure the door was fully closed and latched, yet somehow the cat learned how to turn the door knob.  When I would lock it, I could hear my husband laughing maniacally on the other end of the door as he unlocked it, then teaching the dog to open the door. 

Okay, so maybe that's not exactly true, but when I did have animals and/or the daughter was younger, there was always someone or something sitting there waiting patiently for me when I stepped out of the shower.  No, my husband never unlocked a door, though my ex would and then would dump a bucket of cold water on me while I was in the shower.  Oh well, that's another story. 

Anyway, I gave in to the fact that there would be no privacy while I was getting ready for work in the morning, and now I give into this, at least this once.  I'll accept the challenge to open myself up to questions, any questions to be able to see how well I can answer them.   I know I should be afraid but the pull is too much to resist.  It's not that I haven't been asked questions that have taken me aback a bit, like the time my sisters, my daughter and myself were sitting around my sisters table before a funeral and my daughter asked what self-pleasure was (she was 10 at the time).  I had to resist answering her with the typical "a pint of ben and jerry's ice cream and warm flannel pj's", and went about explaining briefly as my sisters ran out of the room laughing.  Of course, there was the time that my daughter was doing a science project when she was 11 and asked what improvements electricity had made in my life.  Okay, so I told her I got to see man first walk on the moon.  Guess it wasn't the right answer though.  I turned around to see her crying and when I asked what was wrong, she bawled out that I was old and going to die soon.  (Yes, I don't let her forget that one either).

Okay, so we'll take a shot at this.  So take your shot, call me Erma, call me Abby, I just ask that any questions don't go outside the TOS of Sportsline and that they don't involve any math whatsoever.   Oh...and I can't guarantee that any of my answers will exactly be really serious either. 

Category: General
Tags: Humor

Since: Sep 9, 2006
Posted on: April 18, 2008 9:42 am

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How do I get girls to like me?

Well Clovdyx,

First, you're a Patriots fan, that's going to be a hurdle for alot of girls.  My suggestion would be switch over to being a Steelers fan, go and buy yourself a fast car and buy them lots of shiny presents.  Oh and you may want to think about using one of those male enhancement products that they advertise on those infomercials at 3am. 

(Why do I have a feeling that you being yourself does just fine???)

Since: Nov 6, 2006
Posted on: April 18, 2008 9:21 am

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Dear Mom,

How do I get girls to like me?


Since: Sep 9, 2006
Posted on: April 17, 2008 7:30 pm

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Aww, thank you hammerpitas, I hope I was able to make you chuckle, if just a little. 

Since: Jan 30, 2008
Posted on: April 17, 2008 6:58 pm

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i luv it if you writr like this all the time ill add to my fav thanks for making my day better

Since: Sep 9, 2006
Posted on: April 17, 2008 6:42 pm

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Wow hawgballa,

Unfortunately prescription drug dependency and addiction is too common.  It is also something she's not going to be able to kick on her own and her need for the drugs will make her lash out at you.

If I were in your situation, I'd be finding a support group in the area, like al-anon (not sure if there's a narc-anon), a group that supports family members of those addicted to drugs.   Also you might want to see if a doctor, until your wife is ready for rehab, is willing to prescribe placebo's or sugar pills. 

Rehab won't work until she admits she has a problem and is ready to get off of them. 

Since: Sep 9, 2006
Posted on: April 17, 2008 6:32 pm

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You can only do what you can do.  It's a shame that the little one will be the one to eventually suffer the most from her parents immaturity (which is what it sound like it's coming down to).  At least you know you're doing right by yours.

Since: Jan 21, 2008
Posted on: April 17, 2008 6:29 pm

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ok lets say that your a man[ME]...and since the birth of your child[NOW 7],,,,all boy...that your wife has been taking pain pils ,,muscle relaxers .hell you name releif...finally she has a hysterectomy..more pain pills....then 5 months later -----BACK SURGERY--thats what started it in the whole place....after numorous attemps to try and wing her off,,,her actually quitting cold for awhile[[almost a sezure thee...bed for three days straight ,,,,]

and finnaly calling an ambulance 2 weeks ago..because of the amount of meds she took....

also the whole last two years ,when she doesnt have pain meds...shes a raging name it ....doesnt smoke-drink or do illegal drugs..all pharmacuticul...from the doc.....which has noe refused to see her anymore..and being band by every doc and pharmacy in town..which is bout 80 thousand......

and all the while trying to keep some  normalcy around here..up and down up and down it goes,,,,,,and dont even mention rehab..aint gona have it...she dont have a problem......[IT;S JUST HER BACK HURTS]....GIMME A BREAK HERE ALREADY......

whats your next course of action....also a 17 yr old stepson..well hell hes mine by now..........what would you do..........ty?????? 

Since: Jun 29, 2007
Posted on: April 17, 2008 4:54 pm

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LOL- I can only do so much.   I tried giving my opinion very early on when she was pregnant and smoking, drinking, and playing darts at the bar.  It didn't go over real well then and it isn't much better now.  For breakfast they wonder why he asks for an apple and she takes the chocolate donut off the coffee table.  Gee, I don't know, maybe because I don't give him donuts and he likes his normal apple with breakfast.  And then at nap time he brings me his cup and blanket and waits to be taken to bed while she screams for ten minutes and they give in and plant her in front of sponge-bob.  I mean give me a break!  I try to explain that the earlier you get them on a routine the easier it gets but they give into her every time she looks at them funny. Sometimes parents are afraid of upsetting the kid but who gives a crap, you're in for a long ride if you let your kids run you.  Mine knows who the boss is and he is disciplined when he crosses the line, he still tests his limits and I wouldn't ever expect him not to but there is always a lesson to teach and if you don't teach it right away they take a lot longer to learn.

The worst part is the kid doesn't like me much because I don't give in to her whining and crying, I play with her as much as possible but when she hits me with the toy or book I take it away and we do something else.  She's not a big fan of mine.  Oh well, my kids love and respect me and that's all I can really hope for.   

Since: Sep 9, 2006
Posted on: April 17, 2008 4:31 pm

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Oh the mouths of babes!! I'm not looking forward to that stage

It's a fun stage.....really....

Actually I've never discouraged her asking questions, even if it seemed rude.  The first time she walked up to a person in a wheelchair and asked why she was in the wheelchair, the woman nicely explained to her she had MS.   It started getting easier after that.  I think by her being able to ask questions, it made her more sensitive and empathetic to people as she grew up. 

Since: Sep 9, 2006
Posted on: April 17, 2008 4:26 pm

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Dear Golden Mom,

From one Golden Mom to another, it's okay to gloat, especially if it gives the family members and parents of the other children a wake up call.  Honestly, for me I have no problem smacking family members upside the head to wake them up (nor do they have problems confronting me when necessary).   If the little girl isn't getting the nutrition she needs, then you need to actually beat the tar out of the parents.  There's alot of organizations out there that can help parents in this situation (especially head start programs), hard to do anything though when the parents aren't willing to take the steps necessary. 

One thing I would do in that situation, is while my kid is busy with other family members, take aside one of the kids and make them feel special by reading or playing with them.  If anything, it will make you feel less "bad" about the situation. 



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