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post #391 of 4288 Old 04-14-2013, 06:08 AM
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I sneeked in for a peek and have discovered the thirtys thread talk about the same things the wrinklies thread talk about, only thirty years earlier. Now i'll leave you young things and return to my generation. Actully there is no thread for the over sixty. I said over sixty, not over the hill.

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post #392 of 4288 Old 04-14-2013, 09:09 AM
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You could stay if you want Stan. You're thirty too, just twice over....
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Alex, it always amazes me when I go out late at night for something and see toddlers wide awake and wandering the aisles with mom or dad. My kids' bedtime is 9 (they do stay up a little later on weekends, but not much). If they spend the night with my mom, sometimes the hubby and I will go to a late movie or something, and pop into Walmart on the way home, and there are ALWAYS young kids there. Being a paramedic, he goes into the poorer and rougher sections of town a lot and has told me it's not at all unusual to have young kids, like 4 or 5, playing outside in the yard as late as midnight, with nobody watching them at all. I just can't wrap my head around it. Mine may not want to go to bed, they may not go to sleep, but they will at least be IN bed, and quiet, at the time they are supposed to be.

Another beautiful day here today, planning to work on a movable chicken run so my hens can have grass, and definitely want to ride at some point, and I'm sure the girls will too. I really should bathe everyone, but that probably won't happen.
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I like that MH..... I'm going to use that when I'm 60. I'm thirty just twice over. Hahaha! So I was gone most of the day yesterday, me and my son went fishing and rode the golf cart through the country. Today I'm fixing to head out to my mom's to get my girls. They took my mom off of work for health reasons, so she has been keeping the kids more to spend time with them. But, it makes me sad to know a Dr told her... There's nothing else I can do to make you better, you can't breathe good so you need to stop work. That's why my girls stay more because they are older my son is 3. When I work she keeps them all but that's for 4 hours so its not as hard on her.
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My mother was the bedtime Nazi, truth be told. So now as an adult, while I don't much care for children, something quite venomous wells up within me when I see young adult parents with their (and i'm being serious here) toddler children, very late at night, in some of the most violent/morbid/frightening rated R movies. Taking your toddler to the grocery store at 11pm is a little ridiculous, but I assume that life happens and the 11pm grocery run was necessary. However, taking a child to go see SAW 6 at the midnight showing cause you can't afford a baby sitter, is a **** crime. And yet people do that all day long around these parts.

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post #396 of 4288 Old 04-14-2013, 12:05 PM
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I have seen the same thing, Oxer. There are certain basic common sense things every parent should know without being told. Sleep is a necessity, and there are places young kids do not belong. ALL the movies I have seen lately, not just the horror ones, the volume alone could potentially damage an infant's hearing, not to mention terrify them. If you can't find someone to keep your child, wait for the DVD. It generally is only a few weeks' wait these days. Personally I think the theaters should have a rule preventing infants and toddlers. I also think they should flat out NOT ALLOW parents to take small children into an R rated movie. If they check ID's to keep kids under 18 from buying a ticket, (the theaters here do, maybe not everywhere) why on earth would they allow a 6 yr old in, even with a parent?

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Was there not a child killed in the Aurora shooting?? When I heard that I was stunned and appalled that a child was in the cinema in the first place! I don't go to the cinema often, I've been about 3 times in the past 6 or 7 years, but I'm amazed that parents would bring their kids! I have taken DD to a CHILD's movie in the cinema, Lion King, Tinkerbelle, ect; but to bring them to an adults movie?? Ridiculous!

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Not to interrupt the conversation (I agree they need to cramp down on who goes to R movies!) I thought I'd introduce myself in this fantastic 30's tread.

My name is Sarah. My grandfather raised and raced TBs for as far back as I can remember. In October 2005 he had both of his knees replaced and I moved to the ranch to help him out. He had downsized his operation over the years as my grandmothers health deteriorated. When I moved in he had 2 studs, 3 mares, and a yearling on the property. One month later his last two horses on the track (a mare and a gelding) came home. He decided to pull out of the racing business all together. I was given my pick of the mare and the gelding. I, having ridden the mares full sister already, picked the gelding. My first horse.

I'm not sure a OTTB gelding (just 6 years old at the time) was a good place to start someone for their first horse but we made it work. I met and married a horse savvy guy while I was living with my grandfather so that helped.

My gelding was born April 1, 2000 . Registered name Bold N Easy. Barn name, Comic. Not because he was born April Fools Day. He earned his name from all of the antics he pulled at the track. Stealing grooming tools, hoof picks, hats, etc.

Long story longer, we have been riding together for 7 years now. He has always taken good care of me. For a horse that had only ever been run in a circle on flat ground he has been amazing in the mountains. I've come off of him a couple of times but who hasn't?

I have a 3 year old son who takes most of my time right now but when he starts school my goal is to take the time (and lessons if needed) to become a better rider and build a stronger relationship between Comic and I. Until then, just lots of wet saddle blankets on the weekends.
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Welcome, Sarah!

Demonwolf, my sister works for a private lender that only does mortgages for the specific home builder. So, if you were to buy a house in one of the subdivisions built by the developer she works for, then she'd be able to help you. She used o work for Chase, though.

We're going yard saling today!!! Woot woot!
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post #400 of 4288 Old 04-14-2013, 01:45 PM
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I used to love yard saling. Nobody around here has good stuff anymore, so I've pretty much given it up. Basically anymore its people who are too lazy to take thier trash to the dump looking to make a couple bucks. Where's the fun in that?
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