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That goes without saying.Originally posted by OperaTenor:
I prefer to think you do it because you know I'm man enough to take it.
I'm reminded of something I had to tell my mother one time when she had spend about an hour apologizing for all the "mistakes" she made while I was growing up - Children don't come with manuals. My guess is number 6 will have as many surprises as number 1, and unless there's serious injury involved, we tend to get over it.Originally posted by OperaTenor:
As for gainful employment, Altoid(and she's easy by all accounts) isn't even crawling yet, and I consider her heavy employment, beyond gainful. Perhaps it's a byproduct of the information age, but both Piq and I find ourselves expending a lot of energy making sure Altoid has the proper this and that to ensure she develops at her full potential at all times. I know this hasn't always been the case, that all our parents weren't nearly so focused on our developmental minutae, and we seem to have turned out okay in general. But with the plethora of information and all of the research done on the subject of child development and parenting available these days, there seems to be a significant amount of pressure, peer and otherwise, to make sure a child has every tool in their inventory usable to face the challenges of the world today, and be emotionally and physically secure.
Makes me tired just thinkin' about it! :whew:
Not complaining, mind you.
Ahh, but cheap, short-lived toys are quite collectible, and are bound to increase in value.Originally posted by OperaTenor:
Another is the Happy Meal. This is very clever marketing. Do you realize the HM is more expensive than the individual items, excluding the toy? My sister took two of our nephews to McD's once, and the younger of the two wanted a HM. My sister, being quite pragmatic at the moment, did the math and got him the individual items because they were cheaper, not realizing the cheap little toy was the point as far as he was concerned. He threw a fit because he didn't get the toy, and they ended up sitting in the car to finish their meal.
Still working on this one. There are a lot of options on the two basic models, and the engineers keep changing the specs, and the marketing guys won't get back to me, and my loggie can't find any of the part numbers!Originally posted by piqaboo:
Yeah, where IS that darn manual that comes with each child, assigned by serial number? ...I want my copy, darn it!
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