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(Slate)   "Our 13 year-old son posted a manifesto on the refrigerator protesting our rigid quarantine overscheduling"   (slate.com) divider line
    More: Awkward, Want, Leisure, Personal life, Homework, tyranny of the schedule, LEO RAINEY, math time, rebellion of the Quarantine schedules of the Rainey household  
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2020-05-27 10:07:44 AM  
The nexus of entitled kids and helicopter parents. Woah.
 
2020-05-27 10:11:51 AM  
A Smartass after my own heart. Obviously, "Leo" has paid attention to his Language Arts studies. I imagine IRL, he drives his teachers to distraction by his outward laziness.
 
2020-05-27 10:16:41 AM  
Wouldn't that actually still be a boyifesto?
 
2020-05-27 10:26:58 AM  
That's just the distraction manifesto. You'll read about the real manifesto in about ten years when his compound in rural Montana is under siege.
 
2020-05-27 10:28:51 AM  
The parents seem awful.
 
2020-05-27 10:36:47 AM  

dittybopper: Wouldn't that actually still be a boyifesto?


10/10 would LOL again.


Joe Stapler: The parents seem awful.


It really seems like they would prefer not to have the chaos and untidiness that children bring to your life in which case one has to wonder, why do they have children?
 
2020-05-27 10:42:35 AM  
Wow.  That schedule makes me look like a huge slacker.  I was feeling bad for making the kids do yard work for the past month.  Not so much now.

All of the long boring projects are done.  Now it is just maintenance. An hour of weeding or mowing builds character.
 
2020-05-27 10:57:19 AM  

The Weary Optimist: Wow.  That schedule makes me look like a huge slacker.  I was feeling bad for making the kids do yard work for the past month.  Not so much now.

All of the long boring projects are done.  Now it is just maintenance. An hour of weeding or mowing builds character.


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2020-05-27 11:03:25 AM  
At least he didn't nail it to the 'fridge...
 
2020-05-27 11:15:31 AM  
Keep that kid away from firearms and alt-right accounts. Yikes.
 
2020-05-27 11:19:28 AM  
Eliminate him now!  It could be the start of another Reformation.
 
2020-05-27 11:39:39 AM  
My response would be "Leo, thanks for sharing that."
 
2020-05-27 11:56:14 AM  

Sasquach: At least he didn't nail it to the 'fridge...


He's 13.  You're lucky if he doesn't nail the fridge.
 
2020-05-27 12:29:07 PM  
So his parents made a sincere attempt at finding the best way for their family to manage their time and well-being during the pandemic. He found that this untested system had some flaws for himself and his younger siblings and took the time to write out an explanation as to what wasn't working for them, while also respecting that his parents were trying to do the best they could in uncharted territory. Yeah, it was a bit self-centered and dramatic and didn't fully account for the adults' perspectives, but he's 13 so acting like a middle-schooler can and should be forgiven and excused. (And it could even become a teachable moment later in which his parents go through the manifesto with him and teach him what parts of it were persuasive and what weren't.) Good for him for (mostly) thoughtfully expressing his issues with his parents' well-meaning plan, and for sticking up for his little siblings. And good for his parents for taking his input seriously.
 
2020-05-27 12:30:53 PM  
Kids want to start their summer vacation early.
 
2020-05-27 12:45:44 PM  

dittybopper: Sasquach: At least he didn't nail it to the 'fridge...

He's 13.  You're lucky if he doesn't nail the fridge.


Well, a woman is a lot like a refrigerator...about 6 feet tall, 300 lbs...
 
2020-05-27 12:50:49 PM  
A: That's farking hilarious.
B: Apparently, this happened only 16 days in.
C: That really sounds like an anal retentive, overly structured schedule.
D: The kid can compose sentences and paragraphs light years beyond what our current president can.Maybe this kid can get a job at the WH?
 
2020-05-27 1:29:45 PM  

Sasquach: At least he didn't nail it to the 'fridge...


I was just talking about Martin Luther yesterday!
 
2020-05-27 2:01:33 PM  
Yea, a 13 year old wrote that
 
2020-05-27 2:34:49 PM  
Hm.  Does Slate have to pay the 13 yr old for his article (sent in by mom) ?

/ suspicious type
// care to bet if a relative works for Slate?
/// is getting a free Slate by-line worth it?
 
2020-05-27 4:04:07 PM  
Subby, explain the quotes around your terrible headline.
 
2020-05-27 4:14:20 PM  
I created Lutherans!
 
2020-05-27 4:18:58 PM  

bhcompy: Yea, a 13 year old wrote that


Given the amount of improper usage of smart-sounding big words, I'm willing to give it a "plausible" rating.

/Kid sure loves the thesaurus function in word.
 
2020-05-27 5:33:59 PM  
beat those kids into submission
 
2020-05-27 7:14:15 PM  

nanim: Hm.  Does Slate have to pay the 13 yr old for his article (sent in by mom) ?

/ suspicious type
// care to bet if a relative works for Slate?
/// is getting a free Slate by-line worth it?


Who? You do realize that the family is entirely fictional right?
 
2020-05-28 2:18:16 AM  

Egoy3k: It really seems like they would prefer not to have the chaos and untidiness that children bring to your life in which case one has to wonder, why do they have children?


Typically, it's because the child is seen as a fashion accessory. Every successful family has one, so they should, too.
 
2020-05-28 5:29:14 AM  

bhcompy: Yea, a 13 year old wrote that


Agreed.  There is no way a 13 year old wrote that.  There is no reference to pokemon, stinky feet or burp noises.
 
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