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    Something your child/ren has done recently to make you proud to be a parent?

    This past Saturday I took my two boys 15 & 14 to the mall, shopping with me. The older one had been asking me about loose teas the week before so when we went past Teavana, I took them. We sampled delicious teas and looked around. We were shown a neat brewing system and so I asked my son if he liked it, he replied yes & so I bought it as a Christmas present for him. I let him pick out four loose teas and when I was rung up it came to around 75 bucks.

    We shopped around the mall for a little while and left. On the way home, he turns to me and says, 'Mom I'm good for Christmas, you don't have to buy me anything else.'

    I was proud of him for not being a greedy teenager and wanting what all his friends have etc. I have raised them right. Yay for Mom!
    I've got your restraining order right here. [grabs crotch] Restrain this!

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    We were shown a neat brewing system
    I have a neat brewing system


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    Quote Originally Posted by MangoPumpkin View Post
    Something your child/ren has done recently to make you proud to be a parent?
    Inmate of the Month!

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    I weened him off eating crickets and worms and now he is eating preapard food. a course he is a bearded draon

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    He changed his own tire with out my help. It was after midnight, and he wasn't home, and he didn't need me to leave my nice warm house.
    If you don't know the way, you shouldn't be going there.

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    I can tell you my first reaction was that I was going to call and give someone a piece of my mind. And I still may...

    After class, the instructor asked my daughter to stay (it is important to note that the teacher did not wait until everyone left). She said my daughter didn't write the paper that was submitted. The teacher threatened to "check the paper for plagiarism" and gave my daughter a chance to confess.

    She was initially confused (the paper was turned in a month earlier), but said: "No. I wrote that paper". Teacher attempts at coercion, but my daughter stuck to her guns. The teacher felt that the writing was that of a graduate student. But she didn't care to realize the student was a senior taking this class only because it is required for graduation.

    The teacher, after checking, concluded that my daughter was a good writer. But privately. Hence my anger at the issue.

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    Yet more proof that I'm.. well, pretty much right about everything.

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    My 8 year old helped me change a tire for a woman and her kids at our church last Sunday and my 11 year old lay on a Dr.'s table on Tuesday and did not cry or flinch as the Dr. removed dead skin from a 2nd degree burn on his back. Martha and I have been blessed.
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    Lifted his head off the ground and held it up for like a whole minute:

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    My daughters got through high school without getting knocked up

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    My kid made it a day without peeing in his pants!

    The other one kept the poop IN the diaper.

    Both proud moments!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeybikes View Post
    Lifted his head off the ground and held it up for like a whole minute:

    Oh the determination on his face!
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    My son got glowing reviews from his teachers at the parent/teacher conferences last week. What a difference a year makes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeybikes View Post
    Lifted his head off the ground and held it up for like a whole minute:

    Quote Originally Posted by SonataInFSharp View Post
    My kid made it a day without peeing in his pants!

    The other one kept the poop IN the diaper.

    Both proud moments!
    Enjoy those moments, they don't last long, and you can't go back.
    If you don't know the way, you shouldn't be going there.

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    derailleurs are overrated bigbenaugust's Avatar
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    Our boy didn't meltdown last night. He was an angel. There is some weird every-other-night thing with him.

    The girl finally got out the "da-da" syllable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeybikes View Post
    Lifted his head off the ground and held it up for like a whole minute:

    No biggie, my kids have been doing that for years

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    When my son was a freshman in high school he punched a senior in the face for trying to bully him. A chip off the old block

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    Last night her new word was "watch". Not a big thing, but I treasure each new word (for now).
    Punctuation is important. It's the difference between "I helped my uncle, Jack, off a horse" and "I helped my uncle Jack off a horse"


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    my son never asks for anything, kinda wish he would cuz I like buying stuff, and when left to my own ideas I wind up spending more on stuff he doesn't want or need, than if he gave me a clue. my daughter, I can not keep up with, she allways provides an extensive detailed list ...
    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
    Oh the determination on his face!
    Nah.... He's just pooping.

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    my oldest boy hasn't called for monetary help in almost 3 months!
    As with mud, life, too, slides by.

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    I guarantee all of my kids are incredibly smart and socially accepted by society. Handsome as well.

    Awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeybikes View Post
    Lifted his head off the ground and held it up for like a whole minute:

    I just need to borrow him for a few days................he's so friggin cute!
    I've got your restraining order right here. [grabs crotch] Restrain this!

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    Graduated from the local community college and is now taking classes at the local state college... my alma mater.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MangoPumpkin View Post
    I just need to borrow him for a few days................he's so friggin cute!
    You gonna eat him?

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