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Old 02-21-2010, 05:22 PM   #21
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I think T-Al's daughter will be able to compensate the landlord for any damage to the apartment without T-Al's help--she has a great job, as I recall. Along those lines, a friend of mine and I always wonder why we continue to pick up the dinner check for our kids when they make more money than we ever did....
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Right. If she had said "Dad, I'm thinking of taking up smoking," I might have made it my concern.
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Right. If she had said "Dad, I'm thinking of taking up smoking," I might have made it my concern.
I'd like to think that when our kids come up with brilliant ideas like that, they already hear a little voice inside their heads channeling Mom or Dad's commentary on the subject...
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. Along those lines, a friend of mine and I always wonder why we continue to pick up the dinner check for our kids when they make more money than we ever did....
I wonder that myself !
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I'd like to think that when our kids come up with brilliant ideas like that, they already hear a little voice inside their heads channeling Mom or Dad's commentary on the subject...
They do! They do!! My daughter often will tell me she is going to do the most awful things, that I completely disagree with. I don't have to say a thing, one way or the other. Despite my efforts to remain noncommital on the topic, she somehow reads my expression (usually somewhat like this ), or my tone of voice if we are talking on the phone. And then a few weeks later, I find out that she handled things the way I would have suggested, had I said something.

Works every time. What's even better is when it works on situations that she hasn't even discussed with me yet.
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