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Old 05-14-2009, 08:50 AM
 
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...Before you know it, they will be asking for the car keys.

omg lol
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Old 05-14-2009, 04:08 PM
 
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yes, they are less likey to act in an irresponsible way due to peer pressure.
Basically this is the jest of the point I was making.
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Old 05-14-2009, 07:40 PM
 
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omg lol
Hey, that's what you get for raising independent kids.
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Old 05-15-2009, 12:25 AM
 
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sooo true.

My boys are very clutchy. Which was fine for the first years of life, but now they are approaching pre-teen yrs and they aren't very independent. I can't force them to go play in their rooms without feeling like I'm shooing them away, so I have been the one to change. I moved all my office stuff to the basement and work down there and I basically go check on them every once in awhile. Sorta forcing them to do stuff on their own for a change. Its hard, but its healthy to have that space too.
You're a dad, right? This is interesting... because for the first few years of our boys lives, I called them my little clingons - they were always attachyed to me somehow. For years I would often worry that they were going to be "mama's boys" because they didn't want to be with anyone else. Then... hmmm... about the time of 1st grade... second grade... things started to shift. Now, they won't leave my husband alone. They totally went from thinking I was the center of their world, to thinking dad is the king of cool!

At first I was kind of happy to have a break for a change... it was nice to have some space back... and I love watching my husband with our boys. (There is nothing sexier or more wonderful than watching a good man care for his kids.) But sometimes I miss those clingon days, too! I'm like - OK, Dad, you've had your fun... now give'em back, my turn!
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