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Children ... they seem like a good idea at the time ...

The tall, long-haired one in our family, sometimes known as Jake, is quite loquacious after a few beers.  Today he had a job interview, and was successful, so he is currently more loquacious than normal.  Granted it is just a 'do you want to buy this vacuum cleaner' job (shades of Daffy Duck and the Little Gem cleaner, but I digress, and quite possibly show my age), but at least he'll get some cash injection from his own toil (hoo-bloody-ray!!, welcome to the REAL world son).  However, I'm trying to re-watch Lost before the new ep this week, and he's all "you complain about me not talking to you, and now I do, what's your problem?".  Parents everywhere, at whatever age your children are, accept and understand that these beings that you have created are the most manipulative, diabolical and conniving creatures that you will ever encounter.  They will cry ceaselessly as you drop them off to pre-school - once you ring you will find out they stopped crying two seconds after you left, but you will be guilt-ridden for the rest of the day.  They will look mournfully at you because you can't help out in the classroom, although that is the last thing they really want.  They will say how pleased they are that you volunteer for high school canteen, but make sure they are in the 'other' line.  They will communicate with grunts, unless they feel it is time to make you feel guilty for whatever supposed infraction.  Parents, accept the fact that we have raised a generation smarter, faster and more cunning than we were, and your life will be simpler, easier, and less stressful. 

Viva the youth of today!!!!  Pass me another wine ...

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They will cry ceaselessly as you drop them off to pre-school - once you ring you will find out they stopped crying two seconds after you left, but you will be guilt-ridden for the rest of the day.

Oh yes, been there, done that - but I did find that the guilt was much less for the second child than it was for the first.

Congrats to J on the job!!
Poor old Jake has to bear the burden of being an only child, all our expectations and disappointments heaped upon only him.

Not sure whether it will be a lifetime job, but at least it will be 'his' money, earnt by his toil, and that's a great feeling for anyone.
but at least it will be 'his' money, earnt by his toil, and that's a great feeling for anyone.

It certainly is a great feeling - I'd forgotten what it was like to have money of my own until I started doing the little bit of work for my neighbour.

Love the Baby Jake icon.
Bwah! You've definitely hit it. I know, cause i think i still do it. If it helps any, a lot of the time, it's a reflex action and not as premediated as it appears :)
Mine keep going on about the good time they had with the ex and his girlfriend.

:: grits teeth ::
Eh, not pleasant.

Trying to catch up on LJ - I'm mired in a PowerPoint presentation for my brother's 60th birthday. The task has been 'allocated' to me by my other brother - lots of scanning photos, cropping photos, inserting photos etyc etc, all with a witty voiceover and scintillating soundtrack.
Good for you -- I wouldn't be able to do that sort of thing if you paid me to. Thankfully I am known for being the luddite of the family so would never be asked.
I agree with sweet_ali above, it's realy not planned, it just kind of comes out. Uh, that's not a comfort is it? ::looks sheepish::

Congrats for J! :)