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No I don't wake up in the morning with them, pack their lunch, or check that they are doing their homework/going to class

Posted by Anonymous   + Show Post

This is something I had to say over and over again to my sister. She thinks I am a shitty parent because my kids are responsible for getting up, going to school, doing the work etc. 

There comes a point when they need to do these things ON THEIR OWN! My kids are not babies...I have spent a lot of time raising them to be self-sufficient and responsible. Just because your kids are not capable of waking themselves up and studying like they should does not mean my kids are the same way! 

End vent! lol

Posted by Anonymous on Aug. 27, 2013 at 7:13 PM
Replies (41-50):
emmypaige
by on Aug. 27, 2013 at 7:27 PM
That sounds nice... My sons still need me to help them out.
Lizardannie1966
by on Aug. 27, 2013 at 7:27 PM

Then there's always doing so because you enjoy it, regardless of their ages and ability to handle it on their own..........

lga1965
by on Aug. 27, 2013 at 7:27 PM
Oh for goodness sake.
That's BS.


Quoting Anonymous:


Yes...i actually fear for her children they will never make it in the real world. 


Quoting myownparadise:

That is ridiculous. So she is the clingy mom type that has to do everything for kids?



Quoting Anonymous:

According to my sister since they live at home I should still be overseeing everything LOL




Quoting myownparadise:

That is plenty old enough to be responsible on their own.





Quoting Anonymous:

My youngest is 18 and my oldest is 28 but he doesnt live at home





Quoting myownparadise:

How old are your children?













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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Aug. 27, 2013 at 7:28 PM


I would not enjoy doing it over and over every day. My kids would not enjoy it either 

Quoting Lizardannie1966:

Then there's always doing so because you enjoy it, regardless of their ages and ability to handle it on their own..........



3boys1girl32
by Platinum Member on Aug. 27, 2013 at 7:30 PM
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Quoting lga1965:

Ummm...comb his hair too ?
Yikes.
You're kidding,right?


Quoting Anonymous:I still wake up my 18 yr,cook.him

breakfast,comb his hair,iron his shirt and make his lunch ;)




Totally joking lol
stykir
by Platinum Member on Aug. 27, 2013 at 7:30 PM

i wouldn't trust my 7 year old to do it all on his own yet, but i agree with you, once they are older they should be able to do that

Anonymous
by Anonymous 6 on Aug. 27, 2013 at 7:30 PM
If I still had to do that for my kids at that age, it would be drill instructor style. I'd buy the tin garbage can just for that purpose. I'm sure it wouldn't last a week!

Crazy moms I swear.


Quoting Anonymous:


I know right? My sister had kids around the same ages and still does those things for her kids


Quoting Anonymous:

Lmfao





Quoting Anonymous:


My youngest is 18 and my oldest is 28 but he doesnt live at home




Quoting jaytee:

How old are your children?











Lizardannie1966
by on Aug. 27, 2013 at 7:30 PM

At 18 and 28, they're obviously old enough to do things on their own. Hell, they could be living on their own, too.

I have my two adult children (also have a teenager) still living at home, and I honestly don't mind doing things like making their meals, getting up when they're going off to work just to wish them a good day, etc.

I don't see what you're doing as "lazy," OP. I'm simply striking a chord for the time spent with your adult children.

Raeann11
by Ruby Member on Aug. 27, 2013 at 7:32 PM

Well my kids love it. If they didn't like it. I would not do it that way.  I know not every family works the same way. I am just doing what works for us.

Quoting Anonymous:

My kids would probably never talked to me if I did any of what you said 


Quoting Raeann11:

I could do that too. But I choose to wake them up to hugs and kisses, I love making them lunch's but when they want to. I let them make them. I love to leave little notes and special treats when I make them.

I also like to make sure there homework is done and they under stand it.

To me I want to be involved but also teach them to be self-sufficient too. You can do both.




Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Aug. 27, 2013 at 7:32 PM

what? lol shes bitching about THAT!? omg tell her to get a life! 

Quoting Anonymous:


My youngest is 18 and my oldest is 28 but he doesnt live at home


Quoting Anonymous:

how old are they? my son is 9 he gets himself up and dress and makes his own breakfast, I get up just to make sure he makes it to the bus!




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