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Old 07-26-2018, 02:22 PM
 
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In order to tell you are too spoiled?
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Old 07-26-2018, 02:46 PM
 
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No
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Old 07-26-2018, 02:57 PM
 
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No...?
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Old 07-26-2018, 05:13 PM
 
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I've never worded it like that. We do use sarcasm a bit. The more flowery and flattering the language, the more they know we are being sarcastic. My kids are spoiled a bit, but not too bad. They are pretty good kids overall.
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Old 07-26-2018, 05:16 PM
 
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I was told that but when I got old I found that I needed good tools to do good work
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Old 07-26-2018, 05:17 PM
 
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What?

No comprende
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Old 07-27-2018, 05:20 PM
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No, never.
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Old 07-27-2018, 07:31 PM
 
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How does that even make sense?
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Old 07-27-2018, 07:53 PM
 
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No, I never said that to them and never would. Some might have thought they were spoiled because we lived in a nice house, and they had nice things. The difference was that they didn't act entitled to it, and we chose to give them those things. We could have given them far more than we ever did.

Certainly they had far more material things than my husband or me, but both of us certainly wanted to provide a better life for our kids with vacations, occasional treats, and generally not worrying about if their parents had enough money to pay the mortgage or buy food.

There were too many times I worried about those things as a kid during recessionary times in the 70's or other times when my father was laid off. My husband also grew up with not a lot. It still affects me to this day. I sure as heck didn't want that for my kids.
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Old 07-29-2018, 08:27 PM
 
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No, I never said that to them and never would. Some might have thought they were spoiled because we lived in a nice house, and they had nice things. The difference was that they didn't act entitled to it, and we chose to give them those things. We could have given them far more than we ever did.

Certainly they had far more material things than my husband or me, but both of us certainly wanted to provide a better life for our kids with vacations, occasional treats, and generally not worrying about if their parents had enough money to pay the mortgage or buy food.

There were too many times I worried about those things as a kid during recessionary times in the 70's or other times when my father was laid off. My husband also grew up with not a lot. It still affects me to this day. I sure as heck didn't want that for my kids.
My mother have been a peculiar lady. She grew up under communism in poor conditions in a remote village where went to school or to church barefoot. When I moved with her to America, she started using this phrase sometimes when I was acting independently a lot when transitioning from adolescence to adulthood but it was incredibly annoying when she complained about my "Americanization", which by that mean adopting American traits, lifestyle which should be expected especially when you move to a new country. I know I am not the only one who felt who had an overbearing authoritarian parent, but I remember she never took me to a vacation unless it involved a pilgrim trip organized by a priest


I moved to California where I got job. Everytime when she mentions during phone call conversations she wish I have stayed at home in Chicagoland with them and inherit their condo apartment with unpaid mortgage with house value never recovered from 2008 recession in area undesirable to lease out, far from job centers or train station to Chicago downtown, I conclude conversation "I have something to do" and end the call. They are moving back to Poland because they never learned English and they don't feel at home, so yes they wish they said had inherited their debt on top of student loan debt he had to finance himself for college, never mind he has his own goals set where to work and live.
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