O/T The Official Squareball Parenting Thread

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Re: O/T The Official Squareball Parenting Thread

Postby Professor Weeto » Sun May 03, 2020 11:57 am

metalsmurf wrote:Son, 23 is moving into a house that we own just down the road. (1/2 mile). Has spent this week docorating, replacing bath, shower and stuff. He's been sleeping there on a big armchair, his bed is at ours still. Saturday he moves his bed there, then arrives back at ours late last night and I find him asleep on his bedroom floor this morning. WTF says I, I've ran out of data says he. Fucking kids :shake1:


Amazing.

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Re: O/T The Official Squareball Parenting Thread

Postby Leeds0269 » Mon May 04, 2020 9:19 am

metalsmurf wrote:Son, 23 is moving into a house that we own just down the road. (1/2 mile). Has spent this week docorating, replacing bath, shower and stuff. He's been sleeping there on a big armchair, his bed is at ours still. Saturday he moves his bed there, then arrives back at ours late last night and I find him asleep on his bedroom floor this morning. WTF says I, I've ran out of data says he. Fucking kids :shake1:


Ha ha ha that's amazing. The massive power of wi-fi access!

I can pretty much get my lads (19 & 17) to do what the fuck I want with the threat of wi-fi removal. They called me on it a year ago and I barred their phones etc from accessing it for a week, not had an issue since. Well apart from the usual Kevin impressions (it's not fair, why me etc etc).
Been away from posting for too long, but still been lingering around like a bad fart.

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Re: O/T The Official Squareball Parenting Thread

Postby AndyPaul » Fri May 08, 2020 4:18 pm

18 month year old daughter + Water table + PS4 controller = Fucking fuming

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Re: O/T The Official Squareball Parenting Thread

Postby eric olthwaite » Tue May 12, 2020 8:26 pm

Just had a daft speed-drinking thing for one of the kids’ birthdays, then got into a conversation with them about holidays when they were little.

The random detailed shit they all remember from odd places is mad. It’s very strange when you compare their memories of events with yours, and put it into context with what you remember of your own childhood.
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Re: O/T The Official Squareball Parenting Thread

Postby Devi » Thu May 14, 2020 11:50 am

I like it. What is it?

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Re: O/T The Official Squareball Parenting Thread

Postby eric olthwaite » Thu May 14, 2020 7:38 pm

So we provisionally booked student accommodation for the lad in Manc. Got a contract today with a couple of weeks to sign. If we do, we have to pay the full year if he ‘chooses not to go’

I think, in present circumstances, that can fuck a very long way off.
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Re: O/T The Official Squareball Parenting Thread

Postby Blackwhite » Fri May 15, 2020 7:42 pm

You know, I'm sick of following my dreams, man. I'm just going to ask where they're going and hook up with 'em later.

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Re: O/T The Official Squareball Parenting Thread

Postby Phil LUFC » Sun May 17, 2020 9:50 am

She's 16 today :shock: .

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Re: O/T The Official Squareball Parenting Thread

Postby eric olthwaite » Sun May 17, 2020 10:29 am

Phil LUFC wrote:She's 16 today :shock: .


Dunno whether you’re posting less because you can’t face it or she’s not who she used to be, but well done anyway :thumbl:
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Re: O/T The Official Squareball Parenting Thread

Postby Phil LUFC » Sun May 17, 2020 10:32 am

eric olthwaite wrote:
Phil LUFC wrote:She's 16 today :shock: .


Dunno whether you’re posting less because you can’t face it or she’s not who she used to be, but well done anyway :thumbl:

I'm resigned to who she is :lol: (though there's been more positive signs since lockdown oddly enough).

In fairness, it's just been more of the same rather than the feared escalation, in public there still no problems, in school there's only teen drama, behind closed doors it's a constant battle.

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Re: O/T The Official Squareball Parenting Thread

Postby Blackwhite » Sun May 17, 2020 10:09 pm

You know, I'm sick of following my dreams, man. I'm just going to ask where they're going and hook up with 'em later.

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Re: O/T The Official Squareball Parenting Thread

Postby dirty leeds » Mon May 18, 2020 10:38 am

Some of us haven't been wasting our time during lockdown:



That's my new daily workout.

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Re: O/T The Official Squareball Parenting Thread

Postby eric olthwaite » Mon May 18, 2020 10:44 am

dirty leeds wrote:That's my new daily workout.


Literally exactly what my mate JP does, as it goes



Personally I think he's missed a trick by making all the online shit paid for - he'd have done better right now by chucking up free shit to push the brand for now - but whatevs.
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Re: O/T The Official Squareball Parenting Thread

Postby dirty leeds » Mon May 18, 2020 10:50 am

eric olthwaite wrote:
dirty leeds wrote:That's my new daily workout.


Literally exactly what my mate JP does, as it goes



Personally I think he's missed a trick by making all the online shit paid for - he'd have done better right now by chucking up free shit to push the brand for now - but whatevs.


Yeah, agreed. Might drop him a line and offer him some support.

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Re: O/T The Official Squareball Parenting Thread

Postby Devi » Tue May 19, 2020 2:16 pm

Those on the hunt for a vaccine should simply hire a couple of teenagers.

After all, they apparently know fucking everything...
I like it. What is it?

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Re: O/T The Official Squareball Parenting Thread

Postby Blackwhite » Tue May 19, 2020 2:59 pm

Devi wrote:Those on the hunt for a vaccine should simply hire a couple of teenagers.

After all, they apparently know fucking everything...

:lol:
You know, I'm sick of following my dreams, man. I'm just going to ask where they're going and hook up with 'em later.

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Re: O/T The Official Squareball Parenting Thread

Postby AndyPaul » Tue May 19, 2020 3:40 pm

Blackwhite wrote:
Devi wrote:Those on the hunt for a vaccine should simply hire a couple of teenagers.

After all, they apparently know fucking everything...

:lol:


:lol:

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Re: O/T The Official Squareball Parenting Thread

Postby eric olthwaite » Wed May 20, 2020 2:22 pm

eric olthwaite wrote:So we provisionally booked student accommodation for the lad in Manc. Got a contract today with a couple of weeks to sign. If we do, we have to pay the full year if he ‘chooses not to go’

I think, in present circumstances, that can fuck a very long way off.


Been in touch with the provider (Unite) and asked what happens if they don't start 'til January or if the course is online for the year, or part of it. They said they 'don't yet have a policy' but the booking deadline (tomorrow) holds. Bollocks to that then.

Elder daughter is starting a part-time MA in Brighton in September. Less concerned about that because MAs are more about self-directed learning and shit, so it matters very little if it's mostly online.

Middle one was going to start a PGCE but reckons she'll wait a year.

Be interested to know what anyone else is hearing from their kids' unis.
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Re: O/T The Official Squareball Parenting Thread

Postby Ponte » Wed May 20, 2020 2:33 pm

eric olthwaite wrote:Be interested to know what anyone else is hearing from their kids' unis.

Absolutely fuck all so far, all going ahead as planned unless advised otherwise. Thanks, really fucking helpful.
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Re: O/T The Official Squareball Parenting Thread

Postby Quiffy » Wed May 20, 2020 2:41 pm

the wife* was saying that cambridge(?) uni have committed to doing online learning until september 2021, which could well be a precedent.

(*i wasn't fully listening)
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