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Wed May 5, 2021, 03:40 PM

Parenthood, the responsibility that never ends.

Have you ever had your kid tell you first thing in the morning that they were supposed to bring cupcakes for the whole class today? So you frantically cook cupcakes and barely get them to school on time, because that's what parents do.

Today our daughter, an RN who works at the local hospital called us at 11:30 to tell us she was supposed to buy a Mexican lunch for her staff for Cinco de Mayo. So we run to a Mexican restaurant, pick up a bunch of food and rush it to the hospital just in time for lunch.

This daughter is 51 years old.

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Mr.Bill May 5 OP
LizBeth May 5 #1
woodsprite May 5 #2
MyOwnPeace May 5 #3
Mr.Bill May 5 #5
MyOwnPeace May 5 #6
Mr.Bill May 5 #8
SheltieLover May 5 #4
Binkie The Clown May 5 #7
WhiteTara May 6 #9
Skittles May 6 #10

Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 03:44 PM

1. This daughter is 51 years old. Lmao

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 03:54 PM

2. The same thing I would do!

I was scrambling last night and today because I didn’t feel I had anything 21st birthday worthy for my son. Between my daughter, his girlfriend, and myself, I think he’ll have a nice one.

We’ve had to put his real present on hold for a bit because of my health issues.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 03:58 PM

3. YOU WERE WARNED!!!!!!!

A parent's job is NEVER done!

(and you were happy to do it! )

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Reply #3)

Wed May 5, 2021, 04:10 PM

5. True.

She's actually my stepdaughter, so I willingly married into this. I never had kids of my own, and here I am, 30 years after meeting my wife, awaiting the arrival of great grandchild number six.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #5)

Wed May 5, 2021, 04:17 PM

6. Rewards.....

many times over!

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Reply #6)

Wed May 5, 2021, 04:30 PM

8. Yes. A few of them have even gotten

rich enough to take care of us when we no longer can. I tell my grandson I plan to live long enough to become a bad odor in his spare bedroom.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 04:04 PM

4. I call it "oh, btw" events

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 04:22 PM

7. I was sad that my kids are all thousands of miles away... until I read that. hahaha. nt

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 01:32 AM

9. I'm in awe of the woman who gave birth to 9 children today

Can you imagine her life from now on? 9 kids needing cupcakes at the drop of a hat! Whew! It takes my breath away.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Thu May 6, 2021, 02:25 PM

10. I can honestly say

I never did anything like that to my parents

my dad worked shift work and my mum did not drive

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