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My son is not spoiled

Small Talk Six: “6 ways you indulge or spoil your children.” Join in here. Please scroll down for Weekend Funnies


Here's a little case background: Growing up I was as disciplined by my mother as I was spoiled by my father. When I became a mom I chose to employ my mother's parenting style until divorce entered the scene. Full child custody has a price. With caregiving and developmental issues I ended up shuttling my son between 2 countries 5 times in less than 6 years. Through guilt and panic I struggle to make up for my sins >>>

1. There's this rule I set for myself to follow a certain budget each month for all his expenses and NOT to buy anything beyond the budget. But when he suddenly wants a new bike, I break my own rule.
2. It's usually during overseas trips that I indulge him the most. On a cruise in Hong Kong recently, I let him goof with my mini-tiara and play with my diamond ring eventhough I am aware of his penchant for throwing things when bored and h…

Humanoids in Humanities

Write from Karen
Ever wondered how a bunch of university instructors absorb themselves during a meeting?

Scenario: three languages; four age groups, five ranks, philosophies as varied as the total number of wrinkles of everyone in attendance and a common bottomline: pay. Some suffer burnout, others are eager for showtime one minute and ready to bite the academic dust the next, while the rest look forward to hearing the meeting is adjourned. A foreign few had to sit quiet through untranslated speeches. They interact via notes -

1. Crap. Syllabus doesn't match the book. Computer nerdery got messed up or who do we talk to about this?

2. Ah there goes conceptual thinking. Look at the powerpoint

3. I'm so sick of being professionally stagnant.

4. Business guys are paid $$ more per hour than the humanoids in Humanities ....

5. That's fair.

6. ... watched Sex and the City last night. It was funny but soon I was no longer laughing at the film... seatmates had to read the subtitle first an…

Thanks, Pop and Pup

In this post: Thanks, Small Talk Six and Weekend Funnies
To my dear, bloggy friends who dropped by when I was away: Thank you!

After weeks and weeks of inactivity on this blog, well, I'm back and it's great to be back. I would like to thank

Thom of Thom's Place 4 Well Whatever Ebie of Deranged Insanity
Anya of Kareltje en ikki !!
Nuts of Embrace life
Chris of The Mommy Journey,
Shakira of You Are Never Alone,
Indrani of i Share
Genejosh of Her and History

for your kind thoughts and wishes. Seeing your presence on my More post kept my sense of connection to the blogging community alive, and I really appreciate that. I'll be dropping by at your places for some a'neighboring.

**************************** Small Talk Six: What my Dad and I have in common Despite being acknowledged by family as a Papa's girl, I don't think there was that much interaction between us while I was growing up. Communication was routin-ish, but we did have fond father-and-daughter moments.…