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@silver from my point of view, I agree. From his, not so much! I mostly meant that there are things he experiences that he doesn't want me for, and I totally get and respect that.
sometimes, I love stationary, too, especially after being in the car for hours! I totally understand loving stationery as well. I love a nice pen, nice paper, I even have a wax sealing kit that I use
That's awesome @Vastmind I didn't know about that!
Canada is celebrating their 150 years (I think it's 150) and they have a bunch of coins that glow in the dark. So cool. I was amazed at the collections of coins they have to offer Sheesh the US is boring!
I'm kind of sad that I won't be able to see the eclipse with my son. He's SO excited about it, i hope he goes with his roomates or a campus group and doesn't just do it alone. He lives for those kinds of experiences, and I wish I could be there with him for all of them, lol. Not in a creepy mom kind of way But just because he prefers to experience them with others and isn't great about expanding his social circle so he can meet other people to do it. Makes me kind of sad to think about him watching it alone.
@federica I do, and have followed through. I have thrown away (mostly donated) clothes, toys, all sorts of things. Yesterday my middle son came home to his bed full of the recycling he didn't bring out. But as they are getting older, it's much more difficult to throw away things like cell phones, cameras, tablets etc. I do confiscate them. But the behavior is always short lived to earn it back. In one case, my son lost his tech stuff for 3 months, and went right back to his habits. I keep on them, they all have chores, but it's more work for me to stand over them while they do everything than to just do it (I know, ,that's my fault and a bad habit of my own). But at this point, my husband is probably the worst and I've been working on that with him for 10 years now. His mom worked full time, but still played the perfect house wife. Made brownies for his friends, did all the house work, did all the cooking, etc etc. So in his mind, since I stay home it's my job, despite the fact that it's HIS mess and he disregards the fact that it's my job to do things like clean the bathroom, taxi the kids around etc. It's NOT my job to be his mother or his maid. We're still working on it. The other day, I put his pile of dirty socks in his work lunch box
I used to enjoy cleaning, and I still enjoy the end result. But not the process because my time is spent cleaning up after others who have no care or respect for the fact I am stuck with their messes because I am the only one who cares. If I lived alone, I suspect I would enjoy it much more as I wouldn't be picking up dirty socks from the kitchen table or bread crust from between the couch cushions, lol.