Let me get started by stating that I'm normally not at a loss as to what to do with roles that have been assigned to me. For once I/we are at a little bit of a loss. My wife and I were just asked…Continue
"When my dad passed this past Feb he wanted to be cremated. We talked with the funeral home and they offered a rental casket. The rental was a high end casket as they reuse it but the interior is new each time. This was a nice affordable way to go…"
"Navy or grey suit if going with a suit. A blazer or sport coat may also be appropriate. But the ONLY people who should be going with a tux would be the men in the wedding party, unless specified in the invite (doubtful). The…"
"I'd agree that in today's "me" world that freemasonry has a more relevant role than ever. It helps oneself to be part of something larger than oneself. This provides brotherhood plus a way to give back to the…"
"Go Old School, my friend.
Get a copy of Emily Post or Miss Manners on etiquette. See "Weddings".
What this sounds like is that you're being asked ot handle the roles usually fulfilled by the parents of the bride."
"I have no idea what this means. If I had to guess, it would mean that they want to use your house as a staging area, but that's just a shot in the dark. Still, if she's godmother to your eldest son, you presumably know her well…"
Let me get started by stating that I'm normally not at a loss as to what to do with roles that have been assigned to me. For once I/we are at a little bit of a loss. My wife and I were just asked if we would be the host couple at our oldest son's Godmother's wedding. To be completely blunt I'm not too sure what those duties entail. I thought to myself "self" you've gotten a lot of great answers to many of life's events from the AoM site, why not one more. Now of course we'll go over the…See More
Hi! I'm Terry, 26, and I've been visiting this site regularly for the last two years.I am in the military and mostly do office work for a living. I found out about AoM throught "stumbleupon" browsing for articles to better myself. Since then, I've been most interested in the articles about becoming a better man through awareness and the importance of exercising willpower in my daily life.Anyways, I just wanted to say that I love this site for all the wisdom it has bestowed on me since I never…See More
"I don't know what to tell you since they are not your kids. In my house we spank when it is necessary and once you do that and the kids know you will do it again if needed they tens to listen a bit more.
I know kids and parents like this. My…"
"There are two issues, a short term issue and a long term issue. First, it is a matter of whose house it is. The person whose house it is is the one in control. Its all an authority issue. If you are at your dads house, you should talk to your dad…"
"Get a copy of Talledega Nights: The Legend of Ricky Bobby
Schedule movie night
Make sure the kids are there
When you get to the point in the movie referenced at the 4:00 mark in the youtube video stand up and yell: "THIS!!!"
"I get put into a similar situation when my sister's and brother's kids are all together at my parents. Regardless of what their parents will overlook, I expect them to behave in a respectful manner. I have gotten into arguments…"
"You may be able to inspire them to honor, though it's a long shot. Good luck with it.
I'm not sure *I* would understand a moral lesson from Greek myth. The characters there seem pretty amoral. What about Norse? Or…"