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View Poll Results: Do you like kids (under 5 years old)?
I love 'em 38 35.85%
They ok 33 31.13%
I love them most when they're sleeping 18 16.98%
They're too noisy, demanding and/or self-centered 36 33.96%
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Old 06-19-2009, 04:53 PM   #16
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Yeah, Grandparents are evil They take your kids, fill them up with sugar, let them do anything they like - and when they've spoiled them completely they bring them back home Ok, they are Grandparents - it's in the job description....
Sugar does nothing to biochemically make children "hyper".

Telling them that when they eat sugar, they will be hyper and/or letting them misbehave more after eating sugar, will however indubitably cause them to try to fulfill apparent expectations.

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Old 06-19-2009, 04:57 PM   #17
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Yeah, Grandparents are evil They take your kids, fill them up with sugar, let them do anything they like - and when they've spoiled them completely they bring them back home Ok, they are Grandparents - it's in the job description....
Yea! it's great when you are - it's only then that you can really appreciate them, spoil them, annoy your own kids & give them back when you grow tired, as all old people do - My parents did to to me & my wife & I hated them at the time now I understand - as you will

Enjoy them whilst you can!
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Old 06-19-2009, 05:00 PM   #18
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I love mine. I'm not sure how I feel about yours.

I do agree that having kids cuts into the reading time. Before having kids, I read three novels a week. Now I read about two a month if I'm lucky. Of course if I didn't have kids I would have never been introduced to the very funny Junie B. Jones.
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Old 06-19-2009, 05:01 PM   #19
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Sugar does nothing to biochemically make children "hyper".

Telling them that when they eat sugar, they will be hyper and/or letting them misbehave more after eating sugar, will however indubitably cause them to try to fulfill apparent expectations.

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Oh, I wasn't stating sugar would make kids hyper. And it's perfectly ok that Grandparents give their grandkids chocolate, and cookies, and sweets - don't get me wrong I would never forbid the Grandparents to do this. It's exactly the way it should be. They love it, the Grandparents love it - what more can you expect...
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Old 06-19-2009, 05:03 PM   #20
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Yeah, Grandparents are evil They take your kids, fill them up with sugar, let them do anything they like - and when they've spoiled them completely they bring them back home Ok, they are Grandparents - it's in the job description....
Grandparent job description:

1. Spoil them rotten
2. Get them sticky
3. send them home
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Old 06-19-2009, 05:07 PM   #21
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Until my nephew was born (he's 12), I fell into the "don't like children" category. I think that was primarily because I had very little contact with children and they were usually grumpy, fidgety, or screaming during the encounter (and the parents weren't too happy either). Now I'm in the "they're ok" category. I have to admit that it is flattering when my friends' kids are happy to see me.

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Old 06-19-2009, 05:09 PM   #22
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Well ... Grandkids are ok. 'Specially when you send them home; SPOILED!
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Old 06-19-2009, 05:09 PM   #23
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Grandparent job description:

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He He He - not even close
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Old 06-19-2009, 05:12 PM   #24
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Until my nephew was born (he's 12), I fell into the "don't like children" category. I think that was primarily because I had very little contact with children and they were usually grumpy, fidgety, or screaming during the encounter (and the parents weren't too happy either). Now I'm in the "they're ok" category. I have to admit that it is flattering when my friends' kids are happy to see me.

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Old 06-19-2009, 05:19 PM   #25
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And now, Ladies and Gentleman, I present the above as evidence that it is, indeed, Cannabalism Friday once again!
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Old 06-19-2009, 05:25 PM   #26
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Well, of course. This the third Friday in June, after all.
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Old 06-19-2009, 05:26 PM   #27
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Old 06-19-2009, 05:35 PM   #30
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the very best is when the grandkid lives two doors down.

I'm closer to my granddaughter than I was to my kids.....probably because I don't have the responsiblity of raising her. I don't have to worry about bathtime, homework, chores, school. Altho, I do volunteer in her class, so she gets no slack cut there.

Its just nice to have her come over and have fun........
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