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Old 06-30-2012, 05:15 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by BigV View Post
Raising kids is a full-time, multi-decade lifestyle choice, and it is often hard. It's usually hard...
... and is often entered into with little thought or as the result of an accident.

Biological imperative.
Glad I am immune, even though I'm getting to the age where people talk to me with a "You're going to regret it!" tone.

I love childer. I see more of some of those I teach than their own parents do.
I just enjoy them in a structured and disciplined environment and save my poor judgements for my thoroughly spoilt cat. Who will never trash a National Monument.

Much respect to the parents out there doing a good job, or even the best job they can. And good on you for not letting parental authority be chipped away, V.
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Old 06-30-2012, 08:01 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by Gravdigr View Post
Maybe we can get you a T-shirt printed, or print up some little business cards to pass out on dates.
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:32 PM   #18
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I play it up, but, in all seriousness, there are well thought out, good, and valid reasons I don't have children. And it is no accident.

Responsibility for them is just one of the minor reasons.

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Old 07-03-2012, 07:42 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by BigV View Post
I will say dealing with bioparent as stepparent *was definitely* more difficult.
I second that one.
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Old 07-05-2012, 12:58 AM   #20
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Thirdededed! In fact, it STILL sucks. Grrrrrr
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