ILX Parenting 6: "Put Some Goddamn Pants On Before You Go Outside!" is a thing I say now

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Οὖτις, Friday, 10 July 2015 19:51 (seven years ago) link

"because I'M the parent!" is a thing *I* say now.

UYD: Oxys, Percs, Vics, Addys, Rit-Dogs and Xannys (sunny successor), Friday, 10 July 2015 20:47 (seven years ago) link

I find myself saying giving the weirdest instructions sometimes

Οὖτις, Friday, 10 July 2015 21:00 (seven years ago) link

completely frivolous post but: ex-coworker pregnant w second baby. she's naming it "Macyn" and I am pretty IA about it tbh

ugh. just call the fuckin kid mason jeeeeeeezus christ almighty

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 14 July 2015 19:48 (seven years ago) link

boy or girl? I'm guessing girl.

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Tuesday, 14 July 2015 22:50 (seven years ago) link

just intentionally mispronounce it from now on

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 14 July 2015 23:00 (seven years ago) link

"makin? like yr makin a baby?"

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 14 July 2015 23:00 (seven years ago) link

we've moved beyond the "why" stage to the "no" or simply ignoring stage which is slowly sapping my will to live and/or self-image as a nice guy

transparent play for gifs (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 15 July 2015 12:53 (seven years ago) link

Hey all. Haven't been around for a while but K now has a baby sister, E. 👨‍👩‍👧‍👧

five six and (man alive), Thursday, 16 July 2015 00:58 (seven years ago) link

Good job.

Jeff, Thursday, 16 July 2015 01:02 (seven years ago) link

Oh yay! I was just thinking about you, man alive, and hoping you'd come back and say hello. Congratulations!

from batman to balloon dog (carl agatha), Thursday, 16 July 2015 01:45 (seven years ago) link

Aw! Nice to not be forgotten by ILXORs, at least a few nice ones.

five six and (man alive), Thursday, 16 July 2015 01:47 (seven years ago) link

yes you were missed dude

marcos, Thursday, 16 July 2015 02:12 (seven years ago) link

we even posted in the ilx milk carton thread a while back iirc

marcos, Thursday, 16 July 2015 02:13 (seven years ago) link

anyways good to have a new thread

J is starting to ask "what is ____" about everything, it is really cool, like he is really trying to get at the deeper meaning of it, e.g. he has been eating oatmeal for a good two years now but now he wants to really know "what is oatmeal???"

marcos, Thursday, 16 July 2015 02:15 (seven years ago) link

haha also xp man alive i misread your post to say "K now has a babysitter, E" so i did not comment b/c that seemed unremarkable, but yea congratulations!

marcos, Thursday, 16 July 2015 02:24 (seven years ago) link

So yeah, two kids is pretty crazy. OTOH in the final months before the birth I hustled hard and found a better job -- better pay AND more flexible with time, and that's been making things a lot easier.

five six and (man alive), Thursday, 16 July 2015 03:13 (seven years ago) link

Oh awesome! Congratulations on the new job AND the new baby!

from batman to balloon dog (carl agatha), Thursday, 16 July 2015 03:17 (seven years ago) link

yeah two kids is nuts. fwiw three is not as nuts as two is, in case you're inclined in that way

we just flew back to the usa for a couple of weeks and my kids did well, but then my youngest is 8 so why would it be bad. tons of movies on demand with the little screens, they keep bringing you food and drinks, you get to snuggle, what's not to like.

droit au butt (Euler), Thursday, 16 July 2015 12:01 (seven years ago) link

fwiw three is not as nuts as two

this needs explaination

UYD: Oxys, Percs, Vics, Addys, Rit-Dogs and Xannys (sunny successor), Thursday, 16 July 2015 17:36 (seven years ago) link

two is fucking crazy

marcos, Thursday, 16 July 2015 18:45 (seven years ago) link

I assume when you have three you let the oldest child be in charge of the other two. Parenting over!

Οὖτις, Thursday, 16 July 2015 18:46 (seven years ago) link

im dying here w/ 2, it is intense

my mom had 5 and i just can't even comprehend that

marcos, Thursday, 16 July 2015 18:48 (seven years ago) link

i think maybe people who say the jump to 3 is not a big deal is maybe because at that point the older ones are a little more manageable since they are older?

marcos, Thursday, 16 July 2015 18:49 (seven years ago) link

also some of you may recall i mentioned J's autism diagnosis on the previous thread, things were super stressful for a long while especially after F's birth but things do seem to be falling into place a little w/ his services and planning for preschool next year. we found some really incredible home-based therapists and b/c of his diagnosis J also got offered a spot at one of our city's best public schools allowing us to bypass some of the anxiety-inducing byzantine lottery process. one benefit i guess to having a kid with special needs. also J is just doing amazingly well right now and we've seen so much growth and progress, it is really hopeful.

marcos, Thursday, 16 July 2015 18:54 (seven years ago) link

Oh good! That's good to hear.

from batman to balloon dog (carl agatha), Thursday, 16 July 2015 19:21 (seven years ago) link

Thanks for the update Marcos, that's good to hear.
My friend with 3 kids says the jump to 3 is the craziest ever. You only have 2 hands for a start!

kinder, Thursday, 16 July 2015 19:44 (seven years ago) link

Yeah I've heard that 3 is the hardest - harder than two, harder than four.

LOL survey says - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/07/three-children-is-most-st_n_3229032.html

I think we'll stick with one to be on the safe side.

from batman to balloon dog (carl agatha), Thursday, 16 July 2015 19:58 (seven years ago) link

http://adequateman.deadspin.com/14-things-you-will-say-to-your-kids-a-million-goddamn-t-1717985943

I would add "Put on your shoes" to this list.

Immediate Follower (NA), Thursday, 16 July 2015 20:11 (seven years ago) link

Ivy's only 19 months so some of those don't apply but we're already well on our way with "Careful," "You're fine," and "Don't eat that."

from batman to balloon dog (carl agatha), Thursday, 16 July 2015 20:16 (seven years ago) link

yeah I dunno with #3, #1 was already 6 years old, so didn't need the kind of management that newborns do, and got along well with #2 so our lives were fine. plus we knew what we were doing by that point, at least as well as we ever were going to. but when #2 was born...I don't know how we survived tbh

droit au butt (Euler), Thursday, 16 July 2015 20:44 (seven years ago) link

Oh god, "careful!" is getting a lot of use now, as well as the related "gentle hands!" F's top three words are "no", "nono" and "nonononononono".

Madchen, Thursday, 16 July 2015 20:55 (seven years ago) link

"Did you take another bite of your dinner yet?"

how's life, Thursday, 16 July 2015 21:03 (seven years ago) link

Ivy's daycare teachers use the Spanish "linda" to mean "nicely," which Ivy picked up on early so we say that instead of "gentle hands." And we say that a lot... Also my mom's old favorite: People are not for hitting. People are for loving. Usually said through gritted teeth after Ivy smacks my glasses off my face.

from batman to balloon dog (carl agatha), Thursday, 16 July 2015 21:15 (seven years ago) link

our perfect granddaughter, who always slept through the night even from birth and has never been the slightest bit difficult during year one, has FINALLY has her first tantrum, tried to scratch her mom with her little fingernails. we breathed a sigh of relief tbh, thank god she's not some pod person experiment and is actually human.

I have a couple of new Isolde pics as well, will post later

sleeve, Thursday, 16 July 2015 21:31 (seven years ago) link

Damn straight.

from batman to balloon dog (carl agatha), Thursday, 16 July 2015 22:00 (seven years ago) link

"gentle hands" wtf does that mean, like what is the situation

transparent play for gifs (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 16 July 2015 23:47 (seven years ago) link

pets?

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 16 July 2015 23:48 (seven years ago) link

ime it is another way of saying "don't scratch my fucking face, boy"

marcos, Friday, 17 July 2015 00:06 (seven years ago) link

Yeah like "don't hit scratch slap pinch me/your dad/this other child/the cat."

from batman to balloon dog (carl agatha), Friday, 17 July 2015 00:39 (seven years ago) link

"What did I just say?" is another thing I say a lot.

Οὖτις, Friday, 17 July 2015 02:39 (seven years ago) link

I've been trying to get a little more real about "rules" lately, especially with eating, e.g. I keep repeating "we don't get something else until we finish what we have," because she has a really annoying habit of asking for something, taking a few bites and then asking for another thing. Also trying to stop snacks in the stroller and carseat so she'll actually eat her goddamn meals instead of snacking all the time, but that one is challenging (because on the morning where she DOESN'T eat her goddamn breakfast, you feel guilty sending her to school hungry).

five six and (man alive), Friday, 17 July 2015 04:51 (seven years ago) link

Also we have a grandparent who sees her every week and undermines all this

five six and (man alive), Friday, 17 July 2015 04:51 (seven years ago) link

gah, that thing when your newborn is finally asleep and completely quiet and then you keep checking every twenty minutes to make sure they're alive.

five six and (man alive), Friday, 17 July 2015 05:02 (seven years ago) link

:)

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 17 July 2015 05:19 (seven years ago) link

double congratulations, man alive!

estela, Friday, 17 July 2015 05:28 (seven years ago) link

small man still alive

wisdom be leakin out my louche douche truths (k3vin k.), Friday, 17 July 2015 05:29 (seven years ago) link

So I may have missed something, but I think Nora only woke at midnight and 3am last night. It's 7am now and she's still asleep. And it's Em's birthday.

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Friday, 17 July 2015 06:18 (seven years ago) link

Ha, I slept straight through a 5am waking..,

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Friday, 17 July 2015 06:24 (seven years ago) link

Happy birthday Em. I was just thinking I hadn't seen her over at the other place for a while. If it's any consolation, our sleep has gone back into a bad pattern after having a really good thing going for a couple of months. Hoping we find that groove again.

kinder, Friday, 17 July 2015 08:33 (seven years ago) link

My kids (7 and 11) are heavily into Huggy Wuggy, Sirenhead, Cartoon Cat and the rest of them, I even bought the older one a Huggy Wuggy plush for his birthday. At first I was a bit concerned that the younger one was scared, but having watched a couple of videos with them it just reminded me of how much I was into ghosts at that age (and a terrifying cassette of Hound Of The Baskervilles) so I've decided to go with the creepypasta tide. I play Among Us with them too, would recommend it as a way to play computer games together in a controlled public online environment (you can fix it so that the chat is restricted to a series of standard options)

Portrait Of A Dissolvi Ng Drea M (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Saturday, 30 April 2022 22:20 (seven months ago) link

Some of those Cocomelon ripoffs feel incredibly uncanny and creepy without anything actually weird happening in the videos

Chuck_Tatum, Monday, 9 May 2022 18:48 (six months ago) link

one month passes...

How do you all handle whether or not to "let your kids win" at stuff?

I've had this particular issue with basketball lately with K (now 10) who is pretty solid at bball for her age. I typically try to play just hard enough that she is challenged, but not too hard, however it feels like no matter how I play she gets mad that I am letting her win. But if I turn it up and start to win, she gets mad that she can't beat me. I've tried to be honest with her and say that it's just not realistic for her to expect to beat a grown-up who is trying to win, but she can't accept this either. It always seems to end in frustration, and I don't know what to do, because K loves basketball, I love basketball, I love playing basketball with K, and I want to do what I can to help K practice.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 14 June 2022 18:48 (five months ago) link

There is no way for your 10-year-old daughter to beat you at basketball. When my kids were younger, I took a couple of approaches: first, make playing together more about instruction and development than about "winning"; second, organize games with other parents and mix up the teams so that you have a mix of adults and kids on each.

I try to take the same approach to games like chess. It all works out; they make me look absolutely foolish when we play video games together.

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Tuesday, 14 June 2022 18:52 (five months ago) link

I’m the most competitive person I know and there is nothing more I would to do than destroy my 8 year old at all competitive endeavors. But not worth the melt down, so I typically let her win. Even on pure luck based games like candy land, I’ll cheat just to lose.

Jeff, Tuesday, 14 June 2022 18:55 (five months ago) link

Well, 8 is a little young, so I understand that. My kids are mostly adults now.

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Tuesday, 14 June 2022 18:59 (five months ago) link

The grown ones are all much taller and more athletic than I, so "winning" at sports is no longer an issue LOL

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Tuesday, 14 June 2022 18:59 (five months ago) link

lol xps

imagining Jeff all like

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1AtAQM1mNw

groovypanda, Tuesday, 14 June 2022 22:29 (five months ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/p2YoxZZ.png

calstars, Saturday, 25 June 2022 02:13 (five months ago) link

See you later

calstars, Saturday, 25 June 2022 02:14 (five months ago) link

i had this horrific/hilarious Apatow kind of scene in my head recently where a parent is taking their baby/toddler to a public pool. after some time the parent takes the kid out of the pool and eventually recognizes the kid shit in their diaper while in the pool.

....so

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Monday, 4 July 2022 22:29 (five months ago) link

you mean a swim diaper? idgi

kinder, Monday, 4 July 2022 22:40 (five months ago) link

water may eventually leak out of a diaper, even a swim diaper...?

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Monday, 4 July 2022 23:08 (five months ago) link

Yeah, they're not designed to hold water.

kinder, Tuesday, 5 July 2022 08:17 (five months ago) link

Our 2 year old run around the house in a swim diaper yesterday.
So now I've learned the messy way that they don't absorb water. Which, given a moment's thought, I probably should have known.

Øystein, Tuesday, 5 July 2022 09:14 (five months ago) link

re: basketball: the only time i played competitively with my dad, it was horse. this worked for both of us

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Tuesday, 5 July 2022 09:24 (five months ago) link

whenever my kids want me to scroll through the hundreds of kids shows available on any given app they say "go up!" meaning move the visible thumbnails up so we can see what's below. I always take them to mean scroll up / move the visible thumbnails down so we can see what's above. hilarity always ensues.

dear confusion the catastrophe waitress (ledge), Saturday, 16 July 2022 13:11 (four months ago) link

repeatedly misunderstanding child’s instructions to increasing humor of parent and increasing frustration of child is an evergreen genre of parenting. It feels like surfing, I like to see how far I can push it before they completely lose all patience

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Saturday, 16 July 2022 13:20 (four months ago) link

That reads more sadistic than it actually is, there is an element of corny “dad joke“ type humor to this dynamic as well, that I did not capture

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Saturday, 16 July 2022 13:22 (four months ago) link

yeah, that's a good bit

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Monday, 18 July 2022 13:22 (four months ago) link

4yo has been in a shitty mood all afternoon because we briefly visited a farm and 'the cows looked at me' and 'they were stupid to look at me' and 'the stupid cows shouldn't have looked at me'.
(Think he was a bit scared of them, he wanted to go see a tractor but he'd have had to go past a big barn of cows and they are a bit freaky tbf)

kinder, Wednesday, 20 July 2022 17:44 (four months ago) link

7.5 year old is really into old metal at the moment and wants to listen to Metallica and Black Sabbath whenever we ride in the car. Does NOT like Iron Maiden or Anthrax because of the "screechy" vocals, thinks Slayer is sometimes too offensive on purpose, and seems to like Mastodon but I need to play more of it.

Anyway we were at the beach the other day and he ended up building sand castles and shit with some random other kids who happened to be there and I heard him asking them "who do you like more, Tony Iommi or Randy Rhoads?" before lecturing them about how influential Black Sabbath is.

joygoat, Wednesday, 20 July 2022 18:11 (four months ago) link

yeah, anger is often a response to some other emotion that they don't know how to deal with. I wouldn't sweat it too much, sounds like normal 4yo stuff xp

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Wednesday, 20 July 2022 18:11 (four months ago) link

This is going to be one of the lamest things I have ever said (and there's a lot of competition for that), but what do you guys think of kids watching the Simpsons? It's probably too late now anyway, but my now 10yo started watching it obsessively during the pandemic, and I actually in retrospect feel kind of weird about it. There's such a deep level of cynicism and callousness to the show, especially in the post-prime seasons (which she loves for some reason). But, like, I watched it when I was her age or not much older, and likely a lot of worse shit too, so \o/

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Wednesday, 20 July 2022 18:13 (four months ago) link

my parents definitely thought it was too cynical. they preferred cosby and cheers. these days when you stack it up next to something like family guy or south park or rick and morty it looks like fucking anne of green gables

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 20 July 2022 18:15 (four months ago) link

It's very weird and uncomfortable to actually "get it" now about why parents didn't like it back then. I feel in a weird way like it exposes her to too much too soon, like she is getting a lot of negative and cynical messages about so many different aspects of family, education, govt, etc. and it's not like there isn't some truth in those things, it's just that she's getting the cynical version before even getting the uncynical version.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Wednesday, 20 July 2022 18:16 (four months ago) link

Tried with the 8 year old and she was totally bored with the Simpsons. Said it was too weird.

Jeff, Wednesday, 20 July 2022 18:19 (four months ago) link

Yeah my younger one finds it totally uninteresting, older one has I think literally watched every single ep available, some multiple times. I guess that sort of makes it too late for her anyway.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Wednesday, 20 July 2022 18:22 (four months ago) link

I guess on that note, Stranger Things seem alright for a 10yo? My gut says yes, it's scary but not depraved, but I only watched half the first season and that was a while ago.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Wednesday, 20 July 2022 18:23 (four months ago) link

it gets steadily scarier as the seasons progress. everybody’s different. watching with them is pretty key if you’re unsure imo.

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 20 July 2022 18:30 (four months ago) link

these days when you stack it up next to something like family guy or south park or rick and morty it looks like fucking anne of green gables


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Piven After Midnight (The Yellow Kid), Wednesday, 20 July 2022 18:41 (four months ago) link

Speaking of kids and music, my 12 year old just clicked with the Beach Boys. I played Pet Sounds which made a big impression and then talked to her about their relationship with the Beatles and the Smile sessions. Then played Brian Wilson’s Smile which blew her away and afterwards SHE ASKED TO HEAR THE BEACH BOYS VERSION OF HEROES AND VILLAINS SO SHE COULD COMPARE THEM

PROUD DAD PROUD DAD PROUD DAD

Cow_Art, Thursday, 21 July 2022 01:06 (four months ago) link

#hero

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 21 July 2022 01:21 (four months ago) link

I definitely wouldn't let a 10yo watch Stranger Things xps

There's some pretty brutal & gory deaths across the seasons

groovypanda, Thursday, 21 July 2022 15:52 (four months ago) link

My daughter, 11, has no interest in watching Stranger Things, but a number of people in her D&D party have seen all of it(with their parents).

peace, man, Thursday, 21 July 2022 16:42 (four months ago) link

My daughter, 11,

The age 11, not the Stranger Things character.

peace, man, Thursday, 21 July 2022 16:43 (four months ago) link

lol!

kinder, Thursday, 21 July 2022 18:06 (four months ago) link

My 19-year-old wrecked the car I let him drive. It was pretty clearly his fault. Thankfully, he was not hurt, and the car is salvageable. No one else was involved. I am probably going to make him pay the insurance deductible and take a remedial driving course, but am wondering if there is anything else I can do to help him understand how he's put everyone out. Oy.

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Thursday, 21 July 2022 19:12 (four months ago) link

Jesus, kids and cars...

My 18-year-old just got his license last fall. He was delayed slightly due to covid, but also due to a bunch of behavior stuff around age 15-16 where his mother and I were just like "you aren't ready for a learners permit yet." In retrospect, despite passing the test, he still isn't ready for a driver's license.

Anyway, he's been working hard at a shitty job since last spring. Bought himself a used pickup the day he got his license. Crashed it in March, the week of his 18th birthday. Not hurt, but damaged someone else's property and had to pay for it. Took the truck around and found that it would cost more than it's worth to have it fixed at a professional mechanic so he decides that one of his friends, who is an amateur mechanic, will help him fix it.

Without telling us, spends $1,000-ish on a BACKUP car to drive while he's "fixing up the truck." So now we have 4 cars in our household, one just taking up space in the driveway. In early June, he skids out driving too fast on a wet road and crashes the backup car. Fortunately, no one is hurt and this car remains driveable. A week or two later, he gets pulled over doing 60 in a 45 and gets a ticket, which under the terms of the provisional license means he has to go to traffic school, and the next offense will be a suspension.

Before he has a chance to go to traffic school, he goes to senior week (every graduating senior in the state ends up in Ocean City, which must be pure hell for anyone who is not a teenager). Rents a fucking MOPED and gets into an accident on THAT. Gets tickets for operating too fast for conditions and NOT WEARING A HELMET.

So he's looking at a suspension, but we're going to a hearing to try to get him out of it so he can have a car to drive to community college in about a month.

And I still have to help him get registered for community college...

peace, man, Thursday, 21 July 2022 19:38 (four months ago) link

sending up sanity prayers for both of you, that shit is stressful!

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 21 July 2022 19:49 (four months ago) link

UUUUGH, reflexively/sympathetically saying WHAT WHERE YOU THINKING ?!? to myself in reaction to all that.

Cow_Art, Thursday, 21 July 2022 19:52 (four months ago) link

plus the fear of what could have happened to them in any of those accidents! i imagine it is hard for that not to compound your reaction

like as a parent that all would be so terrifying to me

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 21 July 2022 21:27 (four months ago) link

It is terrifying, but somehow you learn to live with it.

I console myself with the thought that I did plenty of stupid shit at that age and survived. But . . . sometimes it was just out of pure dumb luck.

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Thursday, 21 July 2022 21:31 (four months ago) link

My daughter, 11,
The age 11, not the Stranger Things character.

― peace, man, Thursday, July 21, 2022 12:43 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

Catching up on the thread and cannot stop loling irl at this

Many xps but I think with the Simpsons, at least during the classic seasons, a lot of the more cynical stuff goes right over kids' heads. Or, they get the basic vibe of why a situation is funny but not the granular details that might lead to actual cynical beliefs about society/life/whatever. otoh, it's also possible that kids are exposed to so much more now that they are more fluent in parsing the cynicism.

Cow_Art, love that post about the Beach Boys! A Beach Boys greatest hits CD of my parents' was one of the first "adult" albums I ever took an interest in as a kid myself at age 8 or 9, though it was then another 15 years before I came back around to exploring them. I am looking forward to my kids geeking out about music but also emotionally preparing myself that it may not happen to the extent of my dreams

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Friday, 22 July 2022 15:40 (four months ago) link

I kind of caved on Stranger Things because she has been stuck home sick for days and because she has several friends who watch it and has this really strong "wanting to feel mature" thing lately. I try to check in with her about it since I can't watch with her. I asked her not to watch the 4th series because it's not appropriate for her age, but I guess we'll see if that stops her. I've been trying to talk about some of the scary parts with her just to see how she feels about them and how she's handling them. She does kind of like dark stories so I'm not surprised it appeals to her, plus it has a strong and somewhat introverted female lead character, which I would bet she relates to.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Friday, 22 July 2022 19:41 (four months ago) link

Seeing how much grim/dark TV our daughter can tolerate is one of my favorite things. Recently we watched Puella Magi Madoka Magica, which I love and she was really in to. I don’t think we’re ready to level up to Death Note though.

Jeff, Friday, 22 July 2022 20:20 (four months ago) link

I was pretty surprised at how unperturbed they were by the Harry Potter Movies, which they started watching at like 8 and 5 respectively

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Friday, 22 July 2022 20:31 (four months ago) link

my 5 year old daughter loves Spongebob and I feel that show is a little grotesque for her

frogbs, Friday, 22 July 2022 21:00 (four months ago) link

Oh lord I had at least 4 different kinds of car accidents between ages 16-22, one of which was hitting a deer in the dark which is the only one that was definitively not my fault. Sorry to hear things are so rocky.

Ima Gardener (in orbit), Friday, 22 July 2022 21:51 (four months ago) link

two weeks pass...

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𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Monday, 8 August 2022 19:40 (four months ago) link


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