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My sweet innocent helpless learning-to-walk baby girl, whom I taught to read, is now taking college classes.  Why do I have this urge to just go find a random boy and punch him?

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She's in high school, taking advantage of the school district's partnering with local colleges.  So yeah, still at home.  We're trying to figure out how to cope with the new $300/mo gas bill getting her there and back.  Don't want to push the drivers license.  She should pull that.

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1 minute ago, NeuroTypical said:

She's in high school, taking advantage of the school district's partnering with local colleges.  So yeah, still at home.  We're trying to figure out how to cope with the new $300/mo gas bill getting her there and back.  Don't want to push the drivers license.  She should pull that.

Don't punch my kid.  He's in high school too taking college courses.  But he drives now so I'm like... may the force be with you.

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I know you are kidding-but be careful. In my hometown a father got arrested for making threats towards his teenage daughters boyfriend. Apparently the police were not thrilled when this guy (who was a well respected member of the community,  very well off) physically threatened the kid.

 I still remember it like it was yesterday. For the record no, I was not the boyfriend-she was several years older than me. 

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2 hours ago, NeuroTypical said:

My sweet innocent helpless learning-to-walk baby girl, whom I taught to read, is now taking college classes.  Why do I have this urge to just go find a random boy and punch him?

Try realizing that some guy is going to end up being your son-in-law and you may need to depend on him to care for you in your old age - you will not want him to threat you in kind.

 

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I'm lucky, I get along great with my FIL-did when @LadyGator and I were dating too. We never had a cross word between each other. 

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1 hour ago, Traveler said:

Try realizing that some guy is going to end up being your son-in-law and you may need to depend on him to care for you in your old age - you will not want him to threat you in kind.

Oh indeed.  Mom was from a very large, very church-y family.  Descendants of the pioneers, answered the call to Zion.   Dad was a drinking cussing swearing a-religious WWII vet.  Mom married him because she was a rebel.  Dad married her because she would be his fourth marriage and he wanted one of those "submissive Mormon women".  Everyone tried hard to make nice.  Dad didn't have to try, he was overall a nice guy.  He was talking do her father, and said "Theodore, I know you probably don't like me, but one day, you'll offer to lend me your Cadillac so I can drive to the casino in style."  Grandpa tried hard to smile.

Fast forward 20+ years.  Mom is slowly wasting away, bedbound with multiple sclerosis, and mentally ill.  Dad is her primary caregiver, and took early retirement to care for her.  Theodore does indeed offer his Cadillac, so the man taking care of his daughter can take some time to care for himself.

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16 hours ago, NeuroTypical said:

Oh indeed.  Mom was from a very large, very church-y family.  Descendants of the pioneers, answered the call to Zion.   Dad was a drinking cussing swearing a-religious WWII vet.  Mom married him because she was a rebel.  Dad married her because she would be his fourth marriage and he wanted one of those "submissive Mormon women".  Everyone tried hard to make nice.  Dad didn't have to try, he was overall a nice guy.  He was talking do her father, and said "Theodore, I know you probably don't like me, but one day, you'll offer to lend me your Cadillac so I can drive to the casino in style."  Grandpa tried hard to smile.

Fast forward 20+ years.  Mom is slowly wasting away, bedbound with multiple sclerosis, and mentally ill.  Dad is her primary caregiver, and took early retirement to care for her.  Theodore does indeed offer his Cadillac, so the man taking care of his daughter can take some time to care for himself.

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On ‎8‎/‎27‎/‎2018 at 11:03 AM, NeuroTypical said:

My sweet innocent helpless learning-to-walk baby girl, whom I taught to read, is now taking college classes.  Why do I have this urge to just go find a random boy and punch him?

The urge is biological. We have no control over it. It's natural. God made us this way. Do not let any psychology quack tell you that you're suffering from parental dysphoria!

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22 hours ago, Traveler said:

Try realizing that some guy is going to end up being your son-in-law and you may need to depend on him to care for you in your old age - you will not want him to threat you in kind.

If he really loves my daughter, and I apologize and tell him I was just kidding, he'll be a good soldier, and never mention it again.  . . .

 

No?

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7 minutes ago, prisonchaplain said:

So long as he doesn't move to the Seattle area he's fine. :-)

I taught my sons to go in the direction of heaven and not in the direction of hell.  So, don't worry.  It's a strong likelihood he won't end up in Seattle.  ;)

 

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8 minutes ago, prisonchaplain said:

If he really loves my daughter, and I apologize and tell him I was just kidding, he'll be a good soldier, and never mention it again.  . . .

 

No?

I he really loves your daughter then he would understand that the father was not kidding.  He will truly and ably tear apart any idiot that would hurt her.  The guy that realizes that about you and appreciates it is gonna be a worthy son-in-law.  The guy who doesn't realize nor appreciate that will need to elope with your daughter to have a chance at marrying her and treating you badly in your old age.

 

 

Right?

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On 8/27/2018 at 11:03 AM, NeuroTypical said:

My sweet innocent helpless learning-to-walk baby girl, whom I taught to read, is now taking college classes.  Why do I have this urge to just go find a random boy and punch him?

Maybe because you were a boy once? Many adjectives apply to boys as a group, but "innocent" is not normally one of them.

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7 minutes ago, Vort said:

Maybe because you were a boy once? Many adjectives apply to boys as a group, but "innocent" is not normally one of them.

That doggone Patriarchy!  Boys are future rapists!

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4 hours ago, prisonchaplain said:

@anatess2 You can be right or funny, but not both. You went for accuracy. Just keep praying for us up here in the anti-Bible belt. You also might consider a side business exporting chivalrous males our direction.

What?  You can be rightly funny!

Hmm... I do have a lot of cousins and nephews...

 

 

.... who need visas.  :)

 

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