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Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#83230 Mar 29, 2013
Here's an interesting one:

Dear Prudence,
My husband and I are in our mid-40s and have been married for 20 years. We have a teenage son and a younger daughter, and for the past five years, my husband and I have explored swinging. We've had sex with two other couples over the past several years, and find it a fun way to be both intimate and adventurous together. We currently meet with a couple once or twice per month when we go to a hotel and leave our children at my parents' home. We’ve been careful and discreet but little while ago, one of us forgot to sign out of the account we use to contact this couple, and my son found a sexually explicit email from the other woman that he assumed was directed only to my husband and concluded his father was cheating on me. He's confronted my husband, who was flabbergasted and said little apart from unconvincing denials and sputtering about privacy. My son threatened to tell me. I can't imagine that coming clean to him in any detail about our private lives would be healthy. I’ve been trying to come up with a believable lie or half-truth that could be told. What do we do?
—Caught

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#83231 Mar 29, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
I love how PE has described the "recycling nazis" produced around 2nd or 3rd grade.
Ah yes, cherished memories of my kid diving into the garbage and triumphantly pulling out paper or even an aluminum can to be ceremoniously transferred to the recycling bag with an awesome while Moooom, its not good for teh enviiiironmeeeent

Since: Jan 10

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#83232 Mar 29, 2013
"This has created a future that I had not envisioned nor signed up for."

Wrong. You were going to marry her. That IS signing up that future.

What would you do if she'd had her stroke after you got married?

At any rate, get rid of her. Let her family take care of her. You will grow to resent and hate her and she deserves better.

Since: Jan 10

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#83233 Mar 29, 2013
Toj wrote:
Here's an interesting one:
Dear Prudence,
My husband and I are in our mid-40s and have been married for 20 years. We have a teenage son and a younger daughter, and for the past five years, my husband and I have explored swinging. We've had sex with two other couples over the past several years, and find it a fun way to be both intimate and adventurous together. We currently meet with a couple once or twice per month when we go to a hotel and leave our children at my parents' home. We’ve been careful and discreet but little while ago, one of us forgot to sign out of the account we use to contact this couple, and my son found a sexually explicit email from the other woman that he assumed was directed only to my husband and concluded his father was cheating on me. He's confronted my husband, who was flabbergasted and said little apart from unconvincing denials and sputtering about privacy. My son threatened to tell me. I can't imagine that coming clean to him in any detail about our private lives would be healthy. I’ve been trying to come up with a believable lie or half-truth that could be told. What do we do?
—Caught
I think they have to tell the kid the truth, because it's not fair or right that he thinks his dad is cheating on his mom behind her back.

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

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#83234 Mar 29, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>Environment v. business, environment will win 99% of the time for me.

But I completely understand where you're coming from. I read your post to my coworker and she laughed! She had complained ot me after the movie, so that stuck in my head.
I am a big proponent of environmentally friendly practices, but this was an either/or movie

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#83235 Mar 29, 2013
I think she only needs to say that she is aware of the email and their relatiohship and it is between mom and dad
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RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>
I think they have to tell the kid the truth, because it's not fair or right that he thinks his dad is cheating on his mom behind her back.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#83236 Mar 29, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>
I think they have to tell the kid the truth, because it's not fair or right that he thinks his dad is cheating on his mom behind her back.
I think the mom has to be super-convincing that she knows what's going on and it's NOT what it appears to be.

No one really wants to know about their parents' sex life.

Since: Jan 10

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#83237 Mar 29, 2013
Race, good point. That way they know dad isn't "cheating" but also don't know more than they want/need to know.

Since: Jan 10

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#83238 Mar 29, 2013
I'm home! Stopped at a liquor store on the way home, had to write directions to get there. they don't take credit cards (whICH i knew, so I had cash on me). Inside was an off duty st. paul cop, and holy crapoli he is the hottest man I've seen in ... maybe my life. Hotter than Bradley Cooper. Dark hair, gorgeous face... and he was super nice and chatty with people, big smile on his face, good mood.

Nice job in the hiring, st. paul. Nice job.

Now going to have a cocktail and put a pizza in the oven, and game. L8R

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#83239 Mar 29, 2013
Tricia McMillen wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh, there you are. Come along home , dear . I have some milk nd oreos for you and you can watch Garfield Goose if you like.
I don't like milk and Oreos aren't really my thing. haven't heard of Garfield Goose. But I AM having a Captain Morgan and Sierra Mist, just smoked a bowl, and am going to go game while I watch Family Guy.

You needed written directions to a liquor store in St Paul? Did you have a Groupon or something?

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#83240 Mar 29, 2013
Toj or Dahgts, maybe Sub or AS-

Please explain who Garfield Goose was.

“Not a real reg”

Since: Jan 13

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#83241 Mar 29, 2013
PEllen wrote:
Toj or Dahgts, maybe Sub or AS-
Please explain who Garfield Goose was.
A quacking goose puppet who "talked" to Frazier Thomas. He had the best personality for a kids show. Kid shows were calmer and informative then, I think. But my favorite was Ray Raynor. He had a real duck named Chelveston on the show. The duck was pretty vicious, and Ray would keep feeding it lettuce so it wouldn't bite him. Other days he would "visit" his friend "Cuddly Duddley", a life sized dog "puppet". He also did a weather report which was more accurate then the news shows. Met him and he was a really nice guy.

Thanks for the memories.
I had to sit with my kids every morning and watch this stuff. Their father worked nights and had to sleep so I had to keep them quiet.

WGN shows a program every holiday season that shows all these shows that were on years ago.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#83242 Mar 29, 2013
So I took my kid to the Magic game tonight. First time at a basketball game. Don't know what kinda mamby pamby bs they been teachin him at school, but, when someone from the other team was about to shoot a free throw, I started to boo. He told me not to boo because he's tying his hardest.

The place is far from a packed house, so when we were looking for our seats(way at the top) someone was in them, so I just turned in the other direction and sat in a wide open area(with a slightly better view). After half time, we were headed back to those seats, and were passing a wide open row lower down. I said "sit here".
And he tried to tell me "No. our seats are up there!" . I had to physically pick him up and start him down the row I wanted.

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Des Plaines, IL

#83243 Mar 29, 2013
PEllen wrote:
Toj or Dahgts, maybe Sub or AS-
Please explain who Garfield Goose was.
i barely remember Bozo and you think i'd know Garfield Goose first hand?:-j but then, i was raised listening to Andrews Sisters and watching My Three Sons & Donna Reed on NIck at Nite...

WGN rolls out a show "Bozo, Ray & Gar" (i think)- a retrospective of their kiddie shows - at the holidays. it might be available online soemwhere. I started watching it on New Year's but then the boys came in so we turned off the TV and played Legos instead.

“Not a real reg”

Since: Jan 13

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#83244 Mar 30, 2013
Aisle Sitter wrote:
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i barely remember Bozo and you think i'd know Garfield Goose first hand?:-j but then, i was raised listening to Andrews Sisters and watching My Three Sons & Donna Reed on NIck at Nite...
WGN rolls out a show "Bozo, Ray & Gar" (i think)- a retrospective of their kiddie shows - at the holidays. it might be available online soemwhere. I started watching it on New Year's but then the boys came in so we turned off the TV and played Legos instead.
That's the WGN show. I think kids even now would enjoy it. Or not. I don't have much interaction with the young ones now. Maybe it's not as active or noisy as they're used to. There's nothing more boring then the Susie Snowflake song. And it's like the It's a Small World one. stays in your brain forever.
Donna Reed is on a local station here. I don't know about anyone else but my mother did not wear her best dresses with pearls and high heels to vacuum the house. But I do...:)

“Not a real reg”

Since: Jan 13

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#83245 Mar 30, 2013

“Not a real reg”

Since: Jan 13

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#83246 Mar 30, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
So I took my kid to the Magic game tonight. First time at a basketball game. Don't know what kinda mamby pamby bs they been teachin him at school, but, when someone from the other team was about to shoot a free throw, I started to boo. He told me not to boo because he's tying his hardest.
The place is far from a packed house, so when we were looking for our seats(way at the top) someone was in them, so I just turned in the other direction and sat in a wide open area(with a slightly better view). After half time, we were headed back to those seats, and were passing a wide open row lower down. I said "sit here".
And he tried to tell me "No. our seats are up there!" . I had to physically pick him up and start him down the row I wanted.
So, you'd rather the schools teach your kids how to be rude and dishonest? I realize your game strategy was not that serious, but I'm thinking of the just overall good character building. Traits that seem to be lacking these days.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#83247 Mar 30, 2013
team Tonka.
Next thing you know they will be teaching his kid that it's ok to masturbate.
dahgts wrote:
<quoted text>
So, you'd rather the schools teach your kids how to be rude and dishonest? I realize your game strategy was not that serious, but I'm thinking of the just overall good character building. Traits that seem to be lacking these days.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#83248 Mar 30, 2013
dahgts wrote:
<quoted text>
So, you'd rather the schools teach your kids how to be rude and dishonest? I realize your game strategy was not that serious, but I'm thinking of the just overall good character building. Traits that seem to be lacking these days.
Its a joke. Lighten up.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#83249 Mar 30, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
So I took my kid to the Magic game tonight. First time at a basketball game. Don't know what kinda mamby pamby bs they been teachin him at school, but, when someone from the other team was about to shoot a free throw, I started to boo. He told me not to boo because he's tying his hardest.
The place is far from a packed house, so when we were looking for our seats(way at the top) someone was in them, so I just turned in the other direction and sat in a wide open area(with a slightly better view). After half time, we were headed back to those seats, and were passing a wide open row lower down. I said "sit here".
And he tried to tell me "No. our seats are up there!" . I had to physically pick him up and start him down the row I wanted.
See if you can eavesdrop on his telling someone else what it was like . He's 7? Good that he was able to stay through the whole thing.

When I was 12 or so my dad got tickets for a Blackhawks game at the old Stadium. He had 4 together and the 5th a few rows up not near the rest of them. That was my seat. I have very different memories of that game than my dad or my sibs. Old smelly men with cigars they were smoking who were yelling and looking sideways at me when they swore- a lot. I didn't understand what all was going on on teh ice and no one near by was explaining really

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