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InvisibleCosmicJokeM
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    #1433714 - 04/06/03 05:35 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

being a parent is tough
i seem to have became something of a surrogate father to a man twice my age.....for one, kids are expensive, i'm not sure if i can afford this one. and, he's disabled, so he really can't even earn his keep. aren't you supposed to have kids in order to have somebody else do your chores? and i give him cigarettes, fattening snacks, exc. whenever he asks for him, when he probably should be on a diet of applesauce and crushed pears.....
sometimes you start to wonder, what's the friggin' point of having them again?



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If we could look into each others hearts, and understand the unique challenges each of us faces, I think we would treat each other much more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance, and care.

It takes a lot of courage to go out there and radiate your essence.

I know you scared, you should ask us if we scared too.  If you was there, and we just knew you cared too.


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Re: parenting [Re: CosmicJoke]
    #1435358 - 04/07/03 07:07 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Having kids is nothing like caring for a disabled elder.


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Re: parenting [Re: mntlfngrs]
    #1436178 - 04/07/03 02:51 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

probably not, i'm being facetious, sometimes i just question "what makes me compassionate?" on a whole, it's worth it, without a doubt, but on occasion it can be testing.


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Everything is better than it was the last time.  I'm good.

If we could look into each others hearts, and understand the unique challenges each of us faces, I think we would treat each other much more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance, and care.

It takes a lot of courage to go out there and radiate your essence.

I know you scared, you should ask us if we scared too.  If you was there, and we just knew you cared too.


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Re: parenting [Re: CosmicJoke]
    #1438564 - 04/08/03 09:14 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

testing mettle
tasking metal
tasting meddle
tracking middle
...


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Re: parenting [Re: gnrm23]
    #1441500 - 04/09/03 02:24 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

With children abilities are continually growing. You learn to respect simplicity and naivety.
With elderly thier abilities are continually decreasing. You learn to respect complexity and experience.

Children and elderly "earn thier keep" by teaching us about the fragility of life.

Hang in there, and let the man have his pleasures....he is not a child. You will be glad that you did when he is gone.


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Re: parenting [Re: PsillyFishy]
    #1442463 - 04/09/03 11:51 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

it's becoming more difficult, it's becoming more obvious that he's a paranoid schizophrenic. it's sad, but it's wearing on my nerves, some of his accusations are so wildly insane that i'm ready to shove my fist down his throat. i'm contemplating spending a couple hundred to put him up at the YMCA for a month....giving him a g'luck and handshake and wiping my hands of it all...... ugh.


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Everything is better than it was the last time.  I'm good.

If we could look into each others hearts, and understand the unique challenges each of us faces, I think we would treat each other much more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance, and care.

It takes a lot of courage to go out there and radiate your essence.

I know you scared, you should ask us if we scared too.  If you was there, and we just knew you cared too.


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Re: parenting [Re: CosmicJoke]
    #1442871 - 04/09/03 01:46 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

well that wouldn't be a very mature thing to do. and are paranoid schizophrenics not human too? I mean, truly, there is very little (actually nothing) that separates your life from his. what makes you so important?


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Re: parenting [Re: TheEggman]
    #1443106 - 04/09/03 02:46 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

hmmmm...
well, there ARE social service agencies in place to assist the  mentally ill...
some underwritten by the government, & some by private (often, but not always, religious) groups...
and there is only so much one person can do...
this is not a one-fits-all bailout, but...
sometimes you must examine the "costs" (and i am not talking here only monetary) to you as an independent human being... how much psychic wear & tear are you willing to invest in a given scenario (and is there a possibility of a successful resolution? & does this person have a binding call on your attention? blood bond, karmic debt, brotherhood of fire, whatever???)
truly, some friendships (or whatever the correct word here is) are "toxic" and whatever the problem is, it will not be resolved, and will eventually result in the draining/destruction/burnout of one, or of both, parties...
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if this seems a bit hard-hearted, well, sorry, folks... i will still feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, clothe the naked... but maybe not 24/7 with no end in sight... i dunno...
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... well... don't ask  :crazy: ...)
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good luck with your conundrum...
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Edited by gnrm23 (04/10/03 07:12 AM)


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Re: parenting [Re: gnrm23]
    #1445213 - 04/10/03 01:34 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

namaste^23, my friend.

my blessings, cj.


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Everything is better than it was the last time.  I'm good.

If we could look into each others hearts, and understand the unique challenges each of us faces, I think we would treat each other much more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance, and care.

It takes a lot of courage to go out there and radiate your essence.

I know you scared, you should ask us if we scared too.  If you was there, and we just knew you cared too.


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