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        05-14-2013, 02:38 AM
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    AlexS I take my hat off to you for what you put up with. I have to deal with them after they get released from prison and try and install some self respect. If they don't respect themselves there is no way they will resect others. That young one needs a lot of effort from any adult. I could feel the want in me to wipe the smile off his face. But we are not allowed to do that.

    I take a hard line with boys and tell them only once, if they ignore me its gone. My own used to have an issue with keeping their rooms tidy. I warned them only once. If its left on the floor you lose it. The next day I piled everything that was on their bedroom floor in a bag and donated it.

    From then on I only had to have a rubbish bad in my hands and their room was spotless. The only down side was I paid for the stuff in the first place. The up side some kid got a bargan from the Salvation Army opp shop.

    I did not replace what they had lost. They had to earn money and replace it themselves.

    Trailers: Well I sold my old one for $5000 nz there is only 16 cents in the dollar difference so not much in it. It seems to me in the USA you get more for your money. A trailer in NZ for under $1000 would not be worth fixing and what I paid for my new trailer I could have flown over to the States. Called in and visited Sereno brought a good second hand float and shipped it to NZ. Well perhaps next time, or is there a place in NZ for good second hand horse floats. That could be something SWMBO could do to keep me in the lifestyle I am used too.

    Stella hung over in the float I flicked off.

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        05-14-2013, 02:47 AM
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    1. HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHO TO MARRY? (written by kids)





    -You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming.
    -- Alan, age 10

    -No person really decides before they grow up who they're going to marry. God decides it all way before, and you get to find out later who you're stuck with.
    -- Kristen, age 10


    2. WHAT IS THE RIGHT AGE TO GET MARRIED?
    Twenty-three is the best age because you know the person FOREVER by then.
    -- Camille, age 10


    3. HOW CAN A STRANGER TELL IF TWO PEOPLE ARE MARRIED?
    You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids.
    -- Derrick, age 8


    4. WHAT DO YOU THINK YOUR MOM AND DAD HAVE IN COMMON?
    Both don't want any more kids.
    -- Lori, age 8


    5. WHAT DO MOST PEOPLE DO ON A DATE?
    -Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get to know each other. Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough.
    -- Lynnette, age 8


    -On the first date, they just tell each other lies and that usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date.
    -- Martin, age 10


    6. WHEN IS IT OKAY TO KISS SOMEONE?
    -When they're rich.
    -- Pam, age 7

    -The law says you have to be eighteen, so I wouldn't want to mess with that.
    - - Curt, age 7

    -The rule goes like this: If you kiss someone, then you should marry them and have kids with them. It's the right thing to do.
    - - Howard, age 8


    7. IS IT BETTER TO BE SINGLE OR MARRIED?
    It's better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need someone to clean up after them.
    -- Anita, age 9


    8. HOW WOULD THE WORLD BE DIFFERENT IF PEOPLE DIDN'T GET MARRIED?
    There sure would be a lot of kids to explain, wouldn't there?
    -- Kelvin, age 8

    And the #1 Favourite is........


    9. HOW WOULD YOU MAKE A MARRIAGE WORK?
    Tell your wife that she looks pretty, even if she looks like a dump truck.
    -- Ricky, age 10







    Don't shoot me. I just thought some wisdom needed to get out there
         
        05-14-2013, 02:50 AM
      #8833
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    I just lied, and I didn't mean to. Been thinking. LOL.

    I was 29 when I moved in with Brad, I worked a normal job in an office for two years when I first moved here. I was 31 when I started fostering, so 4 years older than kid 4's Mom.
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        05-14-2013, 03:09 AM
      #8834
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    Originally Posted by Stan    
    AlexS I take my hat off to you for what you put up with. I have to deal with them after they get released from prison and try and install some self respect. If they don't respect themselves there is no way they will resect others. That young one needs a lot of effort from any adult. I could feel the want in me to wipe the smile off his face. But we are not allowed to do that.

    I take a hard line with boys and tell them only once, if they ignore me its gone. My own used to have an issue with keeping their rooms tidy. I warned them only once. If its left on the floor you lose it. The next day I piled everything that was on their bedroom floor in a bag and donated it.

    Was Stella doped in that pic, what's the story?

    I hear you Stan. I've been at this long enough that as soon as he was calling me ma'am my eye brows were up in my head. I don't get kids who say that, so they are playing a game. Then he doesn't like video games and likes to bake - oh purlease. These kids are not here for being angels.

    For sure they can change, but they don't come to me good, unless they have been with another good foster parent, and this might be awful to say, but many foster parents don't care. A few do though, the rest should be working in fast food.

    I don't ride western, but this isn't my first rodeo, laugh. The more good they are at first, the worst kids they are. Am on it.

    The problem with giving the kids one chance, is that the better kids slip up, and they have earned more than that. I have a rule, I ask once, raise my voice the second time, yell the third. I think it's important to be consistent as their parents were not. (unless it's really bad, then the rule is off, but for day to day stuff I use the rule). The bad kids all let me get to stage 2, to push. I don't know how to manage that and be fair to the good kids who are having an off day. I need to be consistent with all so I am not favoring any over others (I do but the kids don't see it).

    I want to wipe the smile off his face too. It's hard with ****ty little kids who think they have it all down. Brad struggles with that more, especially when the turd disrespects me, that's when the neighbors hear it all as he is loud.

    It's one thing to take in these kids and at first we forgive everything as they didn't have parents, were hungry, were sexually abused etc. And then it's quite another when they punch a man in the face in a costume. Assuming it was a man, it might have been a lady. I don't know.

    Stan wanna switch jobs, I'd like to be a PO. Right now I work 24/7. That's disputed, but I'd call it. When the kids are in school, I am off work, until the office or the school calls. When they are in bed, I am off, until they fight or runaway. I feel like I work 24/7 with some on call time.
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        05-14-2013, 03:44 AM
      #8835
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    I feel like such a loose woman, I am currently the last post in both the over 30s and over 40s convo, can someone please post, so it's not all my name showing on the last post list?

    I don't know why I am really asking, you are all in bed. LOL
         
        05-14-2013, 08:02 AM
      #8836
    Green Broke
    I'm not in bed. I'm sitting at work almost an hour before I have to clock in. Its a habit I got into years ago when I had a car breakdown on me going to work. Since then I ALWAYS give myself enough time to find someone to pick me up to go on into work. So many people will take the day off to get their vehicle towed to the shop. I just don't understand losing a full days pay, my attendance bonus for the month plus paying the cost of towing and repairs. Yes, I get a 10 bonus check if I'm here everyday on time. They give us up to one hour to be late once a month and still collect the bonus for the month.


    AlexS, me and DW have sat down and discussed being foster parents a couple of times. Between us we have raised 7 kids not to mention most of the kids she child cares are here a couple of days at a time after the parents get to know and trust us. They are usually less fortunate parents who work very low end jobs and couldn't afford to make the extra trips every day as we live a fair piece out. The reason they continue to have my wife day care for them is we only ask for 1/5th what the businesses charge. Heck half the time we don't even get monies. They buy a couple hundred in groceries with their EBT(food stamps) and bring them out for payment and we gladly accept it as that is what they can afford.

    We have a running joke with most of the parents when they call letting us know they are coming to get their kid that they are coming for their visitation. We love everyone of the kids and are usually in their lives from the time they are 7weeks old til school age. Even then we are still in their lives.

    One our first was Ethany and her family lived next to us when we first moved here to Florida in '03. We are still very very close with them and ended up caring for Ethany's little brother Cameron who is now 7 and still comes over to spend weekends on occasion just because he wants to.

    Funny thing is I have always tried to be the mean person around all of the kids with the hard stern voice and they turn me into a playground the meaner I try to be. That always amazed me.

    Ok I'll stop babbling now.



    Stan I could have used that list about 20 year ago. Lol
         
        05-14-2013, 08:27 AM
      #8837
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    Good Morning/Afternoon!

    Geez. Some of you really have your hands full! Thanks for sharing.

    RE: Horse Trailer? Roadyy; can you make me one of these for under 5K?
    STX Motorhomes - Stephex

    RE: Kids?





    A "friend" ask for some help for an Orphanage in Santiago. I got involved. A horse trailer can haul more then a horse. My wife and I started getting others involved. Then we found out that most of the items and money that we and others were giving was being skimmed so much that very little got to the kids.

    Hey Grace. MORE PHOTOS!
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        05-14-2013, 08:30 AM
      #8838
    Green Broke
    Sereno, I could build the frame for less than 5K as most of the material would be free. Lol
         
        05-14-2013, 11:19 AM
      #8839
    Green Broke
    Update on the trailer repairs from last night with pics.

    Got the floor cut out and started grinding the frame's surface rust. I will remove the wood paneling off the interior side of the divider wall so I can cut out the bad part of it and replace it too.






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        05-14-2013, 11:27 AM
      #8840
    Green Broke
    Oh, thought I would post a couple more pics of a fun afternoon of messing around in the jeep before the start of the transformation.











    Hope you enjoy. I did doing it. Lol
         

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