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Things New Parents Should Know # 12 - Standards [Sep. 11th, 2008|05:21 pm]
dalekboy
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Many people have standards - there are minimum levels of behaviour, cleanliness, etc., and levels below which they will not descend.

I have some standards. No stop laughing. No really, stop it! I do! I won't wear tracksuit pants outside the house. Hell, I won't even wear them to go out and check the mail. I don't care if others do, but it's just not for me. I'd rather go out in my underwear, or dressing gown... and have done. Just today as Sharon backed the car out of the driveway, I stood on the bonnet in my dressing gown, waving to people.

I would never do that in trackie dacks.

You may start off changing your child's clothing every time they vomit on it, but there will soon come a time when you simply say, "There's not much," and leave it.
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[User Picture]From: kaelajael
2008-09-11 07:40 am (UTC)
Oh, that is so, SO true.
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[User Picture]From: transcendancing
2008-09-11 07:42 am (UTC)
I like Calli's means of evaluating a successful day by the counting of heads, and if everyone is alive then it's a clear win.

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[User Picture]From: arcadiagt5
2008-09-11 07:43 am (UTC)
Hey, I know where that userpic comes from now!

Speaking of which, thanks Danny, really enjoyed them!
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[User Picture]From: dalekboy
2008-09-11 07:50 am (UTC)
You're very welcome. Thanks so much for the shopping run you did for us. It was a Godsend.
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[User Picture]From: arcadiagt5
2008-09-11 07:55 am (UTC)
Happy to do another run on Saturday.

Just send the list to my work email address tomorrow so I can print it off. :)
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[User Picture]From: arcadiagt5
2008-09-11 07:42 am (UTC)
Tracksuit pants can be quite comfortable for riding in.

Well, in dry weather at least.
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[User Picture]From: cheshirenoir
2008-09-11 09:56 am (UTC)
Pick 'em up. Scrape 'em off. Let 'em go.

(This morning was certainly a "There's not that much" morning after V threw up on himself for the third time. What I think finally made me decide I didn't care THAT much was when he threw up in the provided bowl, turned around to show me the contents then threw up again down his shirtfront.)
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[User Picture]From: leahcim
2008-09-12 04:19 am (UTC)
I'm probably finding this funnier than I should, but this sounds a lot like the Oliver Twist MORE routine (but in reverse :P).
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