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Old 08-02-2011, 01:57 PM   #21
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This reminds me of this: Save the earth…kill the kids? | PassiveAggressiveNotes.com
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Old 08-02-2011, 04:21 PM   #22
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This is where we are. My sone is 2 1/2 and a bit tall for his age and his little feet want to play soccer on the back of the seat.

Now I understand why my old man was so grumpy with a car full of kids and why the station wagon had a rear facing seat in back.

I would say that you are probably good in the mini until your kid is 18-24 months old.
Hummmm, back in the olden days, when I was a kid, my dad simply said, "sit still and don't kick the back of the seat" and I didn't, because I knew what would happen otherwise.

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Old 08-02-2011, 04:43 PM   #23
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Hummmm, back in the olden days, when I was a kid, my dad simply said, "sit still and don't kick the back of the seat" and I didn't, because I knew what would happen otherwise.

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Amen to that! I was the same way and the olden days for me were not that long ago
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Old 08-05-2011, 02:15 PM   #24
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.. and I didn't, because I knew what would happen otherwise.
Amen, brutha, amen! Didn't take many "pull to the side of the road"s and my kids understood exactly the behavioral expectations, and the consequences. As I had, at their age, in the 1963 BelAir (283, clutch, and mom could chirp 'em into 2nd if she really wanted!).

And no, speaking directly of the elephant on the table, in no way was any of this even close to "abuse" in any form of the word.
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Old 08-05-2011, 02:23 PM   #25
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Amen, brutha, amen! Didn't take many "pull to the side of the road"s and my kids understood exactly the behavioral expectations, and the consequences. As I had, at their age, in the 1963 BelAir (283, clutch, and mom could chirp 'em into 2nd if she really wanted!).

And no, speaking directly of the elephant on the table, in no way was any of this even close to "abuse" in any form of the word.
Well said. It truly was not abuse, it was called "discipline".

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BTW: Is that word still in the dictionary?
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Well said. It truly was not abuse, it was called "discipline".

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BTW: Is that word still in the dictionary?
Jim, it doesn't matter...no one uses a dictionary anymore, spell and grammar check does that for you....and no one can make change anymore either
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And no, speaking directly of the elephant on the table, in no way was any of this even close to "abuse" in any form of the word.
Hah, Now there you go.... I wasn't thinking abuse of the kids, I was thinking about about how that 283 could handle "chirping" the tires, and that wasn't abuse, they were made to handle it....
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Old 08-08-2011, 08:30 AM   #28
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Bias ply, baby, bias ply!

(and before you say "Hey, that's not on topic, note the creative use of the word "baby" in a thread titled "Children and...". So there! :-P )

I do believe good parents are still out there. So are bad ones. I hate the directions the saying has taken, but "it takes a village to raise a child" applies, when done properly. I knew, for example, that if I crushed Mrs. Bolash's flowers while playing ball (and I did, accidentally, once... or twice), I was going to hear about it - and maybe get marched home with my ear in her hand while sad "ear" was still connected to my head! And my Mom wouldn't complain to Mrs. Bolash for marching me home, she would reinforce her expectations of my behavior relative to "respect for others' property"!
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Bias ply, baby, bias ply!

(and before you say "Hey, that's not on topic, note the creative use of the word "baby" in a thread titled "Children and...". So there! :-P )

I do believe good parents are still out there. So are bad ones. I hate the directions the saying has taken, but "it takes a village to raise a child" applies, when done properly. I knew, for example, that if I crushed Mrs. Bolash's flowers while playing ball (and I did, accidentally, once... or twice), I was going to hear about it - and maybe get marched home with my ear in her hand while sad "ear" was still connected to my head! And my Mom wouldn't complain to Mrs. Bolash for marching me home, she would reinforce her expectations of my behavior relative to "respect for others' property"!
Man, does that bring back a few memories from days long ago.

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Old 08-16-2011, 02:31 PM   #30
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Yeah, my ear still hurts when I see a crushed flower...
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