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(Slate)   "The pandemic has taken quite the toll on my son, who has recently started to hoard things that he has no business hoarding. Should I be concerned and intervene?"   (slate.com) divider line
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2021-07-19 7:47:16 AM  
Just call A&E see if you can't make some cash or your kids crazy.
 
2021-07-19 8:40:09 AM  
separation anxiety...he probably loved the nanny more than you. Your husband probably did, too
 
2021-07-19 8:46:42 AM  
Is he hoarding the bodies of dead hookers? No? Then it's just a phase.
 
2021-07-19 8:50:14 AM  
Depends on what he's hoarding.  Leftover food?  Call a shrink.  Random collectibles?  Start blocking online sales sites.  Random objects from around the house?  Probably just wait for the phase to end.
 
2021-07-19 8:59:41 AM  
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2021-07-19 9:22:22 AM  
Is it firearms?  That makes him a perfectly normal American.  Nothing to worry about there.
 
2021-07-19 9:58:53 AM  
article:  (kid is 4) 'sparked a lot of questions about change, like, "Where will I live when I'm a grownup?" followed by tears at the idea that he will not live at home.'

Good grief, he's *4* - don't tell him he won't have a place with you !
4-year-old's concepts of time/the future are totally based in the present.

/ also why you don't tell 'm you're all going to Disney 'next year' - else you will hear endlessly 'Is it Next Year yet?' 'When is Next Year'? etc.
// tell them the day before you go
/// substitute the word 'Disney' for any park/location you/they want to go to
 
2021-07-19 10:26:50 AM  
I'm assuming he/she is talking about boogers.
 
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2021-07-19 10:29:15 AM  

Uranus: separation anxiety...he probably loved the nanny more than you. Your husband probably did, too


Exactly.  This is why the nanny had to go!
 
2021-07-19 10:39:48 AM  
Don't worry - he will be fine.

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2021-07-19 10:49:41 AM  
As long as it doesn't involve spare human body parts you're good.
 
2021-07-19 11:13:23 AM  

nanim: article:  (kid is 4) 'sparked a lot of questions about change, like, "Where will I live when I'm a grownup?" followed by tears at the idea that he will not live at home.'

Good grief, he's *4* - don't tell him he won't have a place with you !
4-year-old's concepts of time/the future are totally based in the present.


FFS, really?  You tell them "wherever you want" because in the spectrum of lies possible to tell your kids, that's technically true since they get to select from their options.
 
2021-07-19 11:26:27 AM  
*looks around*

No guitar players in the thread.
 
2021-07-19 11:53:06 AM  

vudukungfu: *looks around*

No guitar players in the thread.


That's not hoarding.  That's building an art collection.
 
2021-07-19 12:01:31 PM  
a temporary fence-like structure built around building work to add security and prevent accidents to the public.

Sounds like a responsible young man.
 
2021-07-19 12:15:13 PM  

crzybtch: Don't worry - he will be fine.

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That microwave is still in the box!
 
2021-07-19 12:32:27 PM  
She should explain how her son could die at any time of anything from invisible diseases to falling down the stairs. That'll make him stop worrying about where he lives in twenty years.
 
2021-07-19 1:03:21 PM  

mike_d85: Depends on what he's hoarding.  Leftover food?  Call a shrink.  Random collectibles?  Start blocking online sales sites.  Random objects from around the house?  Probably just wait for the phase to end.


Jars of buttons: no big deal
Jars of dead flies: concerning, so have a talk with him
Jars of his urine: call the therapist
Jars of other people's urine: call the hospital
 
2021-07-19 1:09:01 PM  
put him to work at the recycling center sorting containers by recyling type number

Don't think of it so much as child labor as therapy
 
2021-07-19 1:27:10 PM  

Johnny the Tackling Alzheimers Patient: mike_d85: Depends on what he's hoarding.  Leftover food?  Call a shrink.  Random collectibles?  Start blocking online sales sites.  Random objects from around the house?  Probably just wait for the phase to end.

Jars of buttons: no big deal
Jars of dead flies: concerning, so have a talk with him
Jars of his urine: call the therapist
Jars of other people's urine: call the hospital


Jars of jars: call hold a seance for Sergey Malyutin
 
2021-07-19 1:35:39 PM  

ReluctantLondon: Johnny the Tackling Alzheimers Patient: mike_d85: Depends on what he's hoarding.  Leftover food?  Call a shrink.  Random collectibles?  Start blocking online sales sites.  Random objects from around the house?  Probably just wait for the phase to end.

Jars of buttons: no big deal
Jars of dead flies: concerning, so have a talk with him
Jars of his urine: call the therapist
Jars of other people's urine: call the hospital

Jars of jars: call hold a seance for Sergey Malyutin


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"Way to pull in the obscure reference, babe. I haven't seen such a reach since my nephew dressed up as Kamal Atatürk last Hallowe'en."
 
2021-07-19 3:46:58 PM  

crzybtch: Don't worry - he will be fine.

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The graphics in these new Resident Evil games are pretty good, but they look less creepy when they're that bright
 
2021-07-19 4:39:33 PM  
Kid broke, just say he was sadly crushed by a mound of uneaten toast and spawn a new one.

/ rare "not butt stuff" answer in play
 
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