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Old 02-18-2016, 02:39 AM
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Wow that's a lot for him to go through but it's good that it looks like it's getting slightly better
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Old 02-18-2016, 05:50 AM
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I love buying him things that are very loud or something I know a parent would hate because I know he'll take it home to his mom's.
He has a very interesting word choice. I don't know if his mom taught him to use labels. He calls me Aunt April. And my grandpa where my sister 2 kids just calls him grandpa he will call him great-grandpa. Sometimes I use the uncle or aunt title, but not common. Just wasn't raised that way.
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Old 02-19-2016, 05:11 AM
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So you're the evil one who gives loud obnoxious toys? My in-laws were bad at that- musical toys with no off button. The worst was they'd go off in the middle of the night sometimes for no reason.

I was always taught to use labels. Well, not for cousins, but aunts, uncles, grandparents and so on. Aunts and Uncles got their first name with the title, but grandparents had to be referred to by last name. My Grandma Jones wouldn't even TELL me her first name when I asked. I think she thought I'd start calling her by it ( nope, just curious.)
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Old 02-19-2016, 05:48 AM
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Oh wow. Just in conversation we don't use labels like that. I had a set of cousins when they moved up here from SC they used labels and even adults that aren't relatives but they use their first name they used Miss, Mr etc in front of their first name.

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So you're the evil one who gives loud obnoxious toys?
Sure am! Love that part of being an aunt. Although I have much younger siblings where from living with my dad and then not living with parents I would get them stuff like that too. My youngest brother at one point I think he was like 4 or 5 I bought him this huge play dough set.

My sister claims that when I ever have a child she's going to spoil my child to death because some how she got it in her head that I spoil her two kids. Me? No...never.....
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Old 02-19-2016, 04:56 PM
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My husband was a little different in that his family used first names with titles for grandparents. Hmmm...I think sometimes they don't say titles for aunts and uncles too.

But down here children can even call grown women by their first name as long as they say Miss before it. ( Doesn't matter if they're married or not.) But you'd better always say ma'am and sir, lol. My oldest got into trouble several times at school for that. I didn't grow up here and where I lived you'd only say ma'am and sir sarcastically. So I never taught it to the kids and they had to learn it at school.
It was also funny and a bit exasperating to have other adults tell my children they are rude because they didn't call ME ma'am. * roll eyes*

And it's only fair that your sister return the favor.
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Old 02-20-2016, 02:56 AM
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We don't really have that here it's just Mrs. And mr
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Old 02-20-2016, 10:40 AM
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I was taught to use ma'am and sir too. Do you mind if I asked where you grew up? I can't imagine anywhere using those terms sarcastic.

Although I know the sterotype imagine in northern cities like Philly are rude people. I used to work with a lady who had moved down here from Philly and was amazed at the manners someone else's kid had and was like my kid would never say that. And would use the excuse because they were from Philly. No that is you not teaching your kids manners.
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Old 02-20-2016, 08:38 PM
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I grew up mostly in the west, Utah and Oregon, plus a few years in Maine. The only time we said sir and ma'am when saluting and saying " yes, sir" when someone ( usually another kid) told us to do something we didn't want to do. And that's the only time I heard it used.
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Old 02-21-2016, 12:57 PM
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Ahhh. Interesting the manners and such and even beliefs that are taught in different part of the countries.
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Old 02-21-2016, 07:54 PM
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Well, we never would've said it to adults, just other kids. I think we were perfectly respectful to adults, just differently. It sounded a bit silly to have to say ma'am and sir and I was surprised to hear people take it seriously. But my husband was raised that way, or at least he learned it in school ( his mom was from the west and his dad from the Midwest but he grew up in the deep south.) I just found it amusing when he called everyone sir and ma'am when we first met. Especially once when he ran into a transvestite and had no idea what to say... " sir, I mean ma'am, I mean sir..."
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I don't use it on everyone. But that would be awkward.
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Old 02-23-2016, 04:16 AM
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If feel to formal saying sir here I think when people say sir I think of the army saying "yes sir"

I'm so tired my bus missed its stop so I had to walk like 20 minutes back to the previous one late at night as soon as I got home I just wanted to go to sleep
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Old 02-23-2016, 12:03 PM
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Oh wow.

I'm beyond exhausted too. Tonight will be my 8th day in a row. Thankfully I'm off after that.
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Old 02-23-2016, 04:02 PM
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The bus just passed you and left you behind? I'm so sorry, no wonder you're tired.

I'm just feeling happy that I found a pair of slippers at the store today that don't hurt my feet and fit well enough that I can walk in them. One pair of any type of footwear, in the whole shoe section, and I looked everywhere. My feet are so swollen I don't fit any of my shoes anymore. I can wear one pair with a little pain, but most I can't even get on.
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No like I pressed for it stop and it didn't stop and kept going to the next stop. It's ok I feel less tired today even though I had less sleep.

I can imagine it being hard to find something comfortable to walk in
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