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Mother's Day Gift Dilemmas

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Tobalski May 6, 2013. 7 Replies

Got any interesting ideas for Mother's Day gifts? I could use a few. I'm getting stale with my approach to Mother Day gifts. I've list a few of my thoughts below.Chocolates.  Give her a fancy box of…Continue

"Wait Upon My Shoulders": Tolerating Spousal Lateness

Started this discussion. Last reply by terry sperling May 3, 2013. 6 Replies

Have you ever experienced this? "I stared at my watch again, only 30 seconds after my last check. I thought glaring at my timepiece would telepathically move her towards the house door. Next I tried…Continue

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Jim Tobalski replied to Jim Tobalski's discussion Mother's Day Gift Dilemmas
"Another great idea. I once thought about taking a class about how to give a massage, and give that as a gift. But I haven't followed through on that brainstorm."
May 6, 2013
J.L. replied to Jim Tobalski's discussion Mother's Day Gift Dilemmas
"Get her a massage."
May 6, 2013
Jim Tobalski replied to Jim Tobalski's discussion Mother's Day Gift Dilemmas
"Live plants - simply idea, but I love it. And there's something to be said about"
May 6, 2013
Chuck Knight replied to Jim Tobalski's discussion Mother's Day Gift Dilemmas
"I utterly refuse to give cut flowers for any event, save for a funeral.  They're already dead, and will only wither.   When giving flowers, I always give a live plant...if it's someone I really care about, like my mother,…"
May 5, 2013
Jim Tobalski replied to Jim Tobalski's discussion Mother's Day Gift Dilemmas
"Yes, I'm glad you recognized it as an attempt at humor or sarcasm. As as far as coming out from under a bridge, I didn't.  But I have helped people get out from under them."
May 5, 2013
Native Son replied to Jim Tobalski's discussion Mother's Day Gift Dilemmas
"This OP reads like a poor attempt at humor or sarcasm or else somebody's come out from under a bridge.    "
May 5, 2013
Sir replied to Jim Tobalski's discussion Mother's Day Gift Dilemmas
"Here's the blog where this was originally posted:  http://www.mrido.com/search/label/Holidays%20and%20Gifts#.UYZrcrWkq2o "
May 5, 2013
Jim Tobalski posted a discussion

Mother's Day Gift Dilemmas

Got any interesting ideas for Mother's Day gifts? I could use a few. I'm getting stale with my approach to Mother Day gifts. I've list a few of my thoughts below.Chocolates.  Give her a fancy box of chocolates or a syringe full of endorphins – they both produce the same response.  Chocolates are powerful.  The last time my wife unwrapped a box of chocolates, the lights in our bedroom automatically softened, which is odd since we never installed dimmer switches.  Be careful when you’re making an…See More
May 5, 2013
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May 3, 2013
Jim Tobalski replied to Jim Tobalski's discussion "Wait Upon My Shoulders": Tolerating Spousal Lateness
"I carry a light burden.  I went to Catholic grade school and was raised by nuns. Great ladies.  I have scars on my knuckles to prove it, deserved everyone one of them. And the sisters demanded punctuality and disciplined tardiness.…"
May 3, 2013
Carl Monster replied to Jim Tobalski's discussion "Wait Upon My Shoulders": Tolerating Spousal Lateness
"I know two women, one of them my wife's best friend, who are always chronically late. I've seen them in action, the one driving her poor patient husband (who's given up long ago). We've come to expect them late, and by late I…"
May 3, 2013
Penelope replied to Jim Tobalski's discussion "Wait Upon My Shoulders": Tolerating Spousal Lateness
"I understood your tone but not its target."
May 3, 2013
Jim Tobalski replied to Jim Tobalski's discussion "Wait Upon My Shoulders": Tolerating Spousal Lateness
"All great ideas, tested in the field. But they don't work on everyone. And one hint, my discussion post is meant to be sarcastic, making fun of guys and their impatience. I'll post a warning at the beginning next time. "
May 3, 2013
Penelope replied to Jim Tobalski's discussion "Wait Upon My Shoulders": Tolerating Spousal Lateness
"Or, you could, I don't know: *Give your spouse plenty of warning about the event and what time you'd like to leave (as in, maybe days ahead of time so your spouse can consider it part of the week's plans) *Inform your spouse of what…"
May 3, 2013
Jim Tobalski posted a discussion

"Wait Upon My Shoulders": Tolerating Spousal Lateness

Have you ever experienced this? "I stared at my watch again, only 30 seconds after my last check. I thought glaring at my timepiece would telepathically move her towards the house door. Next I tried several other tactics, all of which failed miserably just like past attempts; nonetheless, I felt better failing again rather than not even trying. Sometimes, it’s all about preserving some dignity, even in small amounts."Most of us have deployed techniques that, quite frankly, we know are useless.…See More
May 3, 2013
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Vacation Planning: "Are We There Yet?"

Posted on March 21, 2013 at 4:29pm 0 Comments

The 1,000-foot climb to Yosemite’s Vernal Falls had been spectacular. My wife and I now started hiking back down the cliff, a much more relaxing direction then the steep trek up the slippery, rocky trail. We both wore wool socks and sturdy hiking shoes nicely broken-in from previous excursions among the Sequoias and…

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Sir replied to James's discussion When can a kid pick his own damn hairstyle?!
"IDK how to resolve the disagreement in the marriage, but yes, I'd totally let the boy pick his hairstyle."
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Native Son replied to James's discussion When can a kid pick his own damn hairstyle?!
"I was stuck with "Flat top, no grease" until I was a high school freshman.  "
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John Muir replied to James's discussion When can a kid pick his own damn hairstyle?!
"So long as my son is productive, and does what I tell him to (chores), I'd let him be as queer as he wants to be with his hair. "
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When can a kid pick his own damn hairstyle?!

     If there is one thing my wife and I disagree on, it's when our two boys(ages 7 and 4) can have some independence. Now, I'm not saying I let my 4-year old walk to the gas station around the block for his own cigarettes or some such nonsense, but when they're allowed to play in the yard or go next door or pick their own clothes without constant supervision.     My wife is the controlling one in this area, and I, according to her, am far too easy-going. Both those facts are due to how we were…See More
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Sir replied to Hesse's discussion First date: success not optional but mandatory
"Yes."
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