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What about the kids??

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Posted: October 30, 2012, 4:59 pm - IP Logged

My son exploded his scholarship opportunity during his senior year thinking I would just go ahead and pay for it......  (which I could have easily done) Instead of going to college he got a ride down to the Army recruiting office at the mall.........

HA HA Way to go Ronnie make that boy tow the LINE LOL


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    Posted: October 30, 2012, 5:07 pm - IP Logged

    HA HA Way to go Ronnie make that boy tow the LINE LOL

    Exactly right b2b, some people are responsible and effective parents, while others have their ass where their face is supposed to be,,,,, And of course everything in between...........


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      Posted: October 30, 2012, 8:57 pm - IP Logged

      Exactly right b2b, some people are responsible and effective parents, while others have their ass where their face is supposed to be,,,,, And of course everything in between...........

      That's very true LOL...............I've seen some at Wal-mart as well.......


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        Posted: October 30, 2012, 9:19 pm - IP Logged

        So I had a conversation with a friend/neighbor aboout hitting a big jackpot..his 20 y.o. son was leaving for work and heard us...he piped up and said Daddy if you win , I want a Ferrarri..to which his dad said for what... 200 grand for you to wrap around a tree and then your mother will try to kill me...? No thanks son...So I got to thinking...where would you draw a line on spoiling the kids?? Or would you?.......We all know what happened to poor Jack Whittaker's little granddaughter......I personally think it would kill me if I gave someone something like a sports car or motorcycle and they ended up getting hurt really bad on it if not killed....but that's me....What would you get your kids? Or not get for that matter???

        I'd give him his portion of the money I thought he deserved at his age. You can only control your children up to a point. After that point, they are close enough to being an adult at 20 and choose how they conduct their lives, good or bad.

        More people die from auto related/drunk driving incidents every year, about 50,000, and the majority aren't "lottery rich". So the money isn't the issue obviously, it's reckless behavior.

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          Posted: October 31, 2012, 12:42 pm - IP Logged

          I'd give him his portion of the money I thought he deserved at his age. You can only control your children up to a point. After that point, they are close enough to being an adult at 20 and choose how they conduct their lives, good or bad.

          More people die from auto related/drunk driving incidents every year, about 50,000, and the majority aren't "lottery rich". So the money isn't the issue obviously, it's reckless behavior.

          I Agree!

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            Posted: October 31, 2012, 12:55 pm - IP Logged

            Forget about the kids, what about us.  What?


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              Posted: October 31, 2012, 1:14 pm - IP Logged

              Forget about the kids, what about us.  What?

              "Us" can fend for themselves.......LOL

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                Posted: November 1, 2012, 10:32 am - IP Logged

                Forget about the kids, what about us.  What?

                 you have to take care of yourself #1 or you will not be able to care for others Lovies

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                  Posted: November 1, 2012, 2:13 pm - IP Logged

                   you have to take care of yourself #1 or you will not be able to care for others Lovies

                  "Others" also goes in the category of fend for themselves......LOL

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                    Posted: November 1, 2012, 3:27 pm - IP Logged

                     As for college, it's not for everyone. In US, 1/4 of population have the BA or BS and that's the adequete number of people. Still, getting some GE won't hurt. At least gives you some perspective. If you go for college, be sure to take the right major. In my case, I still need to go to a trade school in Hollywood, CA because state university has a rather poor program for my major. (my field is computer animation/entertainment design).