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(The New York Times)   Today's Rocky and Bullwinkle headline: Age appropriate chores OR How to make your child a slave   (parenting.blogs.nytimes.com) divider line 15
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2014-01-28 01:31:47 PM  
3 votes:
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2014-01-28 01:23:42 PM  
3 votes:

SordidEuphemism: This just in: Fully 3/4 of the people at my office have no idea who Rocky and Bullwinkle were.

I'm officially old.

Hold me.



Eww old person smell.
2014-01-28 01:23:00 PM  
3 votes:
This just in: Fully 3/4 of the people at my office have no idea who Rocky and Bullwinkle were.

I'm officially old.

Hold me.
2014-01-28 01:53:32 PM  
2 votes:

MyRandomName: Is subby from the school of liberalism that teaches all work is bad or something? Chores are good for children.


I was going to say this. Chores teach important life lessons such as distrusting the Man, incredulity when people tell you something is good for you or unpleasant but necessary, and sub-delegating stupid busy work and crap jobs to younger or weaker people.

If you don't have to do chores as a child, you may grow up a socialist minion. With choress, you may grow up to be a Commissar or even the next Stalin.

Thanks to having to work as a child, I strenuously avoid all but the most necessary house work even unto this day. And I am a genius at finding ways to make work easier or altogether redundant. I've worked my way out of hundreds of jobs in record time.
2014-01-28 01:27:01 PM  
2 votes:
Oops....
2014-01-28 01:20:55 PM  
2 votes:
I thought that 50% of the benefit of having kids was indentured servitude.

What's the problem?
2014-01-28 06:18:16 PM  
1 votes:

Anayalator: MyRandomName: Is subby from the school of liberalism that teaches all work is bad or something? Chores are good for children.

RTFA


He's from the school of conservatism that teaches reading is bad or something...
2014-01-28 06:00:17 PM  
1 votes:
http://youtu.be/Jz6yYQaAeGU

Yes, I read that headline with William Conrad's voice.
2014-01-28 02:01:47 PM  
1 votes:
My father started me on the lawnmower when I was tall enough to see over the handle (around 7 or 8 I think). I mowed a big front yard and a freaking football field in the back, by hand, until I was 12. That is when dad got a riding lawnmower. Suddenly, he did not need my help. He would sit there with a Jim and Mello Yello in his hand and ride around the yard for hours (usually because he did not want to be bothered with anything else like raising kids, helping his wife with all the rest of the chores, making sure she felt loved and cared for, you know little things like that). In fact, I was told I could NOT use the riding mower for anything! (still had to use the pushmower for the trim and edges of course). I was not too upset about this, because it was not long after this that he found a Honda XR-50 for myself and my 9 yo brother to ride around on.

/of course, the worst accident ever on that bike was... dad... who ran into a 'horse' wire over the main entrance to the farm... after he had pushed it up and ridden under it to get out into the pastures. I laughed for many a night after that little scene. Never where he could hear me of course.
2014-01-28 01:36:07 PM  
1 votes:

MelGoesOnTour: I seem to be often subjected to, when at the grocery store, the slowest people in front of me in the aisle's as well as when waiting in line. It's when in the aisle's that I often seem to be behind older folks who use their grocery carts as walkers, arms folded and leaning across the hand-rest. And they are slow. Naturally, I know this helps support them (especially the older folks) but it is a nuisance just the same mainly because these people are painfully slow. Slow as sloths for the most part. Add to that the fact that they generally push their carts in the middle of the aisle---rather than at the right/left sides as traffic should dictate---these people are veritable roadblocks. And annoying. I do my best to skirt around them but it's not always easy to do. More often than not I find myself having to backtrack the aisle to get to the next aisle; this, of course, puts a damper on my own shopping experience which typically involves alternating aisle/travel-direction. This sort of inconvenience is intensified if I happen to be behind one of these "aisle blockers" at the checkout line. This sort of shopper will typically pay with cash and coinage (counting out each nickel verrrry slowly) or painstakingly write a check (making sure to make the exact entry in the checkbook right there rather than wait until they get home). Once this ritual is completed, it's generally followed by the woman---and it's invariably an old woman---organizing her suitcase-sized pocketbook, a task that can take seemingly several minutes. Grrrr....


What you need to do is be in their way. Ignore them entirely until they touch or nudge you then turn around make hand gestures and sound out words.
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-01-28 01:31:48 PM  
1 votes:

vudukungfu: Kids should be given chores and they can earn an allowance. this teaches them the value of work and wages before they can even get a job. Which is important.


It's important in corporate-controlled world to learn how to do near-meaningless tasks for below minimum wage.
2014-01-28 01:30:58 PM  
1 votes:

Mell of a Hess: debug: I thought that 50% of the benefit of having kids was indentured servitude.

What's the problem?

Growing up in my Dad's house it was.


Uh oh. Unresolved issues bubbling to the surface. So, he was a real prick, huh?
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-01-28 01:30:10 PM  
1 votes:
www.danielevanweiss.com
2014-01-28 01:27:32 PM  
1 votes:

SordidEuphemism: This just in: Fully 3/4 of the people at my office have no idea who Rocky and Bullwinkle were.

I'm officially old.

Hold me.


Obviously, you need to take them for a ride in the Way-back Machine.

www.toonopedia.com
2014-01-28 01:24:01 PM  
1 votes:
Frecking Fark...my wife actually has this on the Fridge.

/4 year old and 11 month old...GET A JERB!!!
 
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