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Old 24.06.2010, 23:13
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- Kindergarten starts at 8am, School at 8.20 - in the first weeks you walk Kid 2 to kindergarten - if Kid 2 objects to staying, or to you leaving, Kid 1 will be late for school (you are supposed to walk them to school too)
Don't your kids have to walk to school alone?? We would be burnt at the stake if we walked our kids to school - they are supposed to go on their own by foot from age 5 where we live - I thought that was standard.

And actually, truthfully, I find having two kids is easier because most of the time they play together in the playroom without me - leaving me to slob out and surf the net (oh, and work, sometimes, between the hours of 8:30 and 12:00 and 14:00 and 16:00)
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Old 24.06.2010, 23:27
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I've got three - all teenagers (from next week) - it's great! All a matter of getting the little dears properly trained.

Just watched Predator with my oldest. My youngest made tea this evening. My middle child brought me a cuppa a 7:15 this morning, while I was working.
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Old 24.06.2010, 23:29
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Try doing it with 4 of the little blood suckers!!

I'm just praying that the all go on to extremely well paying jobs to keep me in the life style that I can't have now!!
Ha!hahaha! The way things are going I think we can be happy if they visit us in the old folks home once every 6 months after we let them dump us there in the first place.
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Old 24.06.2010, 23:32
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I've got three - all teenagers (from next week) - it's great! All a matter of getting the little dears properly trained.

Just watched Predator with my oldest. My youngest made tea this evening. My middle child brought me a cuppa a 7:15 this morning, while I was working.
Did you get a brain implant for them with a remote control?
Mine take convincing and mild threats just to get them to ring.
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Old 24.06.2010, 23:33
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Ha!hahaha! The way things are going I think we can be happy if they visit us in the old folks home once every 6 months after we let them dump us there in the first place.
As long as I get to pick the home then I'd be happy!
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Old 24.06.2010, 23:37
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Of course having two kids is a much better idea. One goes to your mother, the other to the other halfs mother, you have your peace, everybody is happy!!
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Old 24.06.2010, 23:37
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Don't your kids have to walk to school alone?? We would be burnt at the stake if we walked our kids to school - they are supposed to go on their own by foot from age 5 where we live - I thought that was standard.
not in the first weeks.
and some kids aren't 5 until the beginning of next year.

I am sure my 6yr old can walk alone, except I don't want to leave my 6 yr old alone at home, while I take the 4 year old to kindergarten. She wouldn't want to, nor would she be able to get herself ready in the first weeks if I am late back.
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Of course having two kids is a much better idea. One goes to your mother, the other to the other halfs mother, you have your peace, everybody is happy!!
Genius idea
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Old 25.06.2010, 07:00
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I must admit that at one time I looked forward to the horde leaving home, but now that day approaches, I've become quite fond of them, and would rather they stay.
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Old 25.06.2010, 07:27
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I've become quite fond of them, and would rather they stay.
Just make another....

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Old 25.06.2010, 07:34
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not in the first weeks.
and some kids aren't 5 until the beginning of next year.

I am sure my 6yr old can walk alone, except I don't want to leave my 6 yr old alone at home, while I take the 4 year old to kindergarten. She wouldn't want to, nor would she be able to get herself ready in the first weeks if I am late back.

I let my 6 year old walk to kindy alone but it's 3 minutes away.. when she goes to primary school, not sure she will go alone.

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Old 25.06.2010, 07:35
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Of course having two kids is a much better idea. One goes to your mother, the other to the other halfs mother, you have your peace, everybody is happy!!
Never had these chance.... . I so envy parents who can do that.
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Old 25.06.2010, 07:39
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Just make another....

CK
Not possible - measures were taken. And even if it were, nappies again? My (older) sister had her first baby last year. It's so nice being able to hand the child over when they smell, or turn green. I'm quite looking forward to being a grandad.
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Old 25.06.2010, 09:23
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- if you're trying to do homework with 1 kid, another is bound to be somehow distracting you both, so that no-one can concentrate.
- Kindergarten starts at 8am, School at 8.20 - in the first weeks you walk Kid 2 to kindergarten - if Kid 2 objects to staying, or to you leaving, Kid 1 will be late for school (you are supposed to walk them to school too)
- end of year leaving doos for school/kindergarten/playgroup are bound to fall on the same day.
- no child is ever satisfied with "their share" of you if you have more than 1..

This of course assumes that it is a good idea to breed at all. But who else will pay for my pension?!

Have none and let the serious aka self appointed important people of the world worry about pension. That is assuming you/I make it to next week let alone our old age.
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Old 25.06.2010, 09:43
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Re: Having more than 1 kid is a really bad idea because...

OK now seriously and without trying to derail the thread there are also positive things about having 2 kids for instance, what are the chances that kid 1 will bother kid 2 instead of you (ok they will come back to you complaining but...) and usually they can play together even if they are causing havoc while doing it and as somebody said, finally you can give granma 1 kid 1 and granma 2 kid 2 and then they are both happy
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you can give granma 1 kid 1 and granma 2 kid 2 and then they are both happy
That makes sense. My experience is that the grandparents are harder to handle than the child
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...Because 1 kid is not enough to keep the Mrs occupied for the Mr to have some peace of mind
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HTFU

I've got three - all teenagers (from next week) - it's great! All a matter of getting the little dears properly trained.

Just watched Predator with my oldest. My youngest made tea this evening. My middle child brought me a cuppa a 7:15 this morning, while I was working.
Just wait, it gets better, properly trained they will cook for you like ours do .
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not in the first weeks.
and some kids aren't 5 until the beginning of next year.

I am sure my 6yr old can walk alone, except I don't want to leave my 6 yr old alone at home, while I take the 4 year old to kindergarten. She wouldn't want to, nor would she be able to get herself ready in the first weeks if I am late back.
Nice avatar. I guess with three kids and all this walking back and forth you don't even need a gym membership.
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Old 25.06.2010, 12:35
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- if you're trying to do homework with 1 kid, another is bound to be somehow distracting you both, so that no-one can concentrate.
- Kindergarten starts at 8am, School at 8.20 - in the first weeks you walk Kid 2 to kindergarten - if Kid 2 objects to staying, or to you leaving, Kid 1 will be late for school (you are supposed to walk them to school too)
- end of year leaving doos for school/kindergarten/playgroup are bound to fall on the same day.
- no child is ever satisfied with "their share" of you if you have more than 1..

This of course assumes that it is a good idea to breed at all. But who else will pay for my pension?!
You don`t want to know what i have to do everyday with my kids then
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