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Since: Aug 08

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#21 Oct 3, 2012
if a parent isn't around, I meant.

Since: Jun 09

Verona, WI

#22 Oct 3, 2012
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>Let's look at it another way. Do you feel that there are things another adult could tell you that a kid is out of line saying(barring age appropriate content)? If another adult told me not to smoke, I'd tell him to go f himself. But the kid's social graces are not as well developed as what an adult's should be, so to me, I give a little leeway. I don't want any stranger walking up to me and correcting my behavior. The fact that its a kid does not make it worse for me. Hypothetically speaking, I think a kid should be free to tell me anything an adult is free to tell me. Off the top of my head, I can't really think of any scenarios that don't apply.
As for you "crap" scenario, again, I don't see a big deal. Kid is taught from day one that certain words are off limits, yet here you are using them. Its an inconsistent message when the adults around don't lead by example. If he used those words, he'd likely catch hell. If his brother said "crap" and he told him not to say it, he'd probably get a pat on the back from dad for that. But he gets shit on for telling you the same thing?
Oh, I certainly give a kid leeway based on age. I would also give the mentally disabled leeway (unless his name is edog ;P ).

Since: Jun 09

Verona, WI

#23 Oct 3, 2012
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>I would be more put off by adults telling me what not to do or say. Presumably, they are more socially developed.
I agree, but it doesn't mean that it's not rude or disrespectful when a kid does it. Sure, if it's a preschooler, I might think it's cute or "out of the mouth of babes"

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#24 Oct 3, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
I wouldn't tolerate adults telling me that stuff, either. I wasn't allowed to correct adults when I was a kid (my mom would correct our grammar, but would say things wrong herself)("I seen that"), I don't expect kids to correct me now.
But that's my point. You have a problem with the behavior in general, be it from an adult or a child. My thinking is that an adult should know better, hence the reason it would bother me more coming from an adult.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#25 Oct 3, 2012
tiredofit wrote:
Hopefully Tonka does not have any children. If he does, they are obviously obnoxious brats.
Nice try, but no. If my kids are say things they should not say, I explain to them why they should not. That's far different from being scolded for delivering to someone else the same message we pound into them.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#26 Oct 3, 2012
L1: He doesn't see why you can't all be friends? Really? Then he's the dumbest person ever.

L2: Good riddance, your "friend" is a user. Who DOES this, anyway?

L3: "Don't smoke."
"Don't talk to strangers."

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#27 Oct 3, 2012
LW1: Sounds like the neighbor is going to have plenty of room at her house and you should suggest he move in there.

And this will never end for you as long as you live next door to this person. One of you is gonna have to go.

LW2: How about this woman pay for a babysitter instead of burdening her friends with her childcare needs.

And if this really is so she can go out partying every weekend, I'd be pissed that 1. she asked you in the first place and 2. that she's now trying to guilt you into it. She is a mother and her priorities seem effed up to me.

If it was so she could go to the gym or yoga a couple of nights a week, I think I'd feel differently.

LW3: So why weren't you rude right back to him?

Since: Jan 10

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#28 Oct 3, 2012
I probably wouldn’t really tell a 9yo kid to go screw himself, but I would not hesitate to tell someone’s kid he has no business correcting an adult. I’ve done that. I’ll probably do it again.

Since: Jun 09

Verona, WI

#29 Oct 3, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
I probably wouldn’t really tell a 9yo kid to go screw himself, but I would not hesitate to tell someone’s kid he has no business correcting an adult. I’ve done that. I’ll probably do it again.
On several occasions, I have told children that their actions were rude.
Sam I Am

Chicago, IL

#30 Oct 3, 2012
1. Wow. I can't believe you even entertained the idea of hanging out with two people who screwed you at the same time. Your husband messed up, he owes it to you to support however you can get through this. If he's not even willing to go to therapy and tell the neighbor they can't hang out, then ditch that loser. If he goes back to her, so what? And guess what? He probably already has.

2. Mona sounds very selfish, both toward you and toward her own child. Tell her she should understand how you feel about kids because apparently she feels that way about her own.

3. Next time tell him that Santa smokes every time he has sex with Mrs. Santa.

Since: Jan 10

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#31 Oct 3, 2012
Sam I Am wrote:
3. Next time tell him that Santa smokes every time he has sex with Mrs. Santa.
I can get behind this.

Since: Jan 10

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#32 Oct 3, 2012
Just like Santa gets behind Mrs. Claus.
cjzag

San Jose, CA

#33 Oct 3, 2012
**PDE**- Thank you for the IP address explanation!

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Itasca, IL

#34 Oct 3, 2012
LW1 - what a clueless LW... time for counseling to learn how to set some boundaries... and how to communicate. agreed that you may not WANT a divorce, but it's way the hell better than being a doormat.

LW2 - again use your words. or be "busy" every time you get asked to babysit.

LW3 - well, were you smoking? coyuld have been a random "drive by" PSA from a weird kid...
Kuuipo

Marina, CA

#35 Oct 3, 2012
LW1: Oh, HEELLLLLL-F-ING-NO!!! You actually went to the beach, the lake, and dancing with your husband and his side-woman, your ex-friend? Where did you put your self-respect and self-esteem? Woman, you need to read him the Riot Act. Where do you live? I'll come over and help you rip him a new one. And kick Miss Thing next door to the curb while you are at it. She is NOT a friend and you don't need a frenemy. You're hanging on to him because you don't want HER to have him? Honey, whoever gets this ahole is the LOSER.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#36 Oct 3, 2012
LMAO!
Sublime1 wrote:
LW1: You are you a complete doormat. You need a brain transplant.
tiredofit

Los Angeles, CA

#37 Oct 3, 2012
Kuuipo wrote:
LW1: Oh, HEELLLLLL-F-ING-NO!!! You actually went to the beach, the lake, and dancing with your husband and his side-woman, your ex-friend? Where did you put your self-respect and self-esteem? Woman, you need to read him the Riot Act. Where do you live? I'll come over and help you rip him a new one. And kick Miss Thing next door to the curb while you are at it. She is NOT a friend and you don't need a frenemy. You're hanging on to him because you don't want HER to have him? Honey, whoever gets this ahole is the LOSER.
Perfect answer. Thanks!
Julie

Chicago, IL

#38 Oct 3, 2012
Sublime1 wrote:
LW1: You are you a complete doormat. You need a brain transplant.
Hard to argue with that. LW1, your husband has NO regard for your feelings, and he is still *totally* scr*wing the neighbor. Go to the store, buy yourself a spine and brain, and then get thee to a good divorce attorney. NOW. <shaking head at some people's capacity for stupidity>
Julie

Chicago, IL

#39 Oct 3, 2012
j_m_w wrote:
L1: He doesn't see why you can't all be friends? Really? Then he's the dumbest person ever.
IMO *he's* not the dumb one--he's feeding the doormat a total bill of goods and getting exactly what he wants...
Sam I Am

Dallas, TX

#40 Oct 3, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Just like Santa gets behind Mrs. Claus.
Hawt.

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