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  1. Standard memberyo its me
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    11 Jan '21 11:46
    I'm sure this happens when not in lockdown. But working from home, it's like this:
    They're fighting over a dressing up cape
    The older one won, he's happy.
    He no longer wants the cape and throws it on the floor
    Younger one seizes their opportunity and grabs it
    Now older one wants it again...

    How dose anyone get any work done? I mean really!! I guess not playing chess probably helps....
  2. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    11 Jan '21 12:04
    @yo-its-me said
    I'm sure this happens when not in lockdown. But working from home, it's like this:
    They're fighting over a dressing up cape
    The older one won, he's happy.
    He no longer wants the cape and throws it on the floor
    Younger one seizes their opportunity and grabs it
    Now older one wants it again...

    How dose anyone get any work done? I mean really!! I guess not playing chess probably helps....
    Buy a second cape?
  3. Standard memberyo its me
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    11 Jan '21 12:12
    @ghost-of-a-duke said
    Buy a second cape?
    Na, it's good to learn to share.
    Any anyway where would that leave us!?
    we'd have double everything, there'd be no room for running around 😀
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    11 Jan '21 12:14
    My sympathies 😥 6-7 weeks over the summer used to feel a long time but this is something else! Last week I really felt for the parents sat out in a freezing local park at 9.30am, watching their kids playing on the swings and slides.
  5. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    11 Jan '21 12:20
    @yo-its-me said
    Na, it's good to learn to share.
    Any anyway where would that leave us!?
    we'd have double everything, there'd be no room for running around 😀
    I remember Princess Diana once telling of a similar squabble between William and Harry (fighting over a picture of 2 female singers, I seem to recall). Her solution was to tear the picture in two and give them half each.

    That probably wouldn't work with a cape.
  6. Subscriberjoe shmo
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    11 Jan '21 12:27
    @ghost-of-a-duke said
    Buy a second cape?
    You don't have kids?

    You can buy 100 capes. They ONLY want the ONE the other child has.
  7. Subscriberjoe shmo
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    11 Jan '21 12:28
    @yo-its-me said
    Na, it's good to learn to share.
    Any anyway where would that leave us!?
    we'd have double everything, there'd be no room for running around 😀
    Tried it...doesn't work.
  8. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    11 Jan '21 12:52
    @joe-shmo said
    You don't have kids?

    You can buy 100 capes. They ONLY want the ONE the other child has.
    No kids. Small Chihuahua.

    He eats capes.


    (Disclaimer. I don't own a Chihuahua).
  9. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    11 Jan '21 13:04
    @yo-its-me said
    I'm sure this happens when not in lockdown. But working from home, it's like this:
    They're fighting over a dressing up cape
    The older one won, he's happy.
    He no longer wants the cape and throws it on the floor
    Younger one seizes their opportunity and grabs it
    Now older one wants it again...

    How dose anyone get any work done? I mean really!! I guess not playing chess probably helps....
    The Joys of being a parent!

    I have a tee-shirt says:
    "Joys of being a Parent" on the front,
    On the back I have "When they grow up"

    People with children and children who are adults have commented on it!

    -VR
  10. SubscriberPonderable
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    11 Jan '21 13:20
    @yo-its-me said
    I'm sure this happens when not in lockdown. But working from home, it's like this:
    They're fighting over a dressing up cape
    The older one won, he's happy.
    He no longer wants the cape and throws it on the floor
    Younger one seizes their opportunity and grabs it
    Now older one wants it again...

    How dose anyone get any work done? I mean really!! I guess not playing chess probably helps....
    Well I am happy that my children are grown up and moved home.

    There is of course no solution for that Problem, the question is can the children be interested in something else?
  11. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    11 Jan '21 13:251 edit
    @ponderable said
    Well I am happy that my children are grown up and moved home.

    There is of course no solution for that Problem, the question is can the children be interested in something else?
    Each family with those issues have their own decision to make on what to do. Sometimes you have no choice in the matter. They are always you kids no matter if they are grown and have kids of their own.

    -VR
  12. Standard memberyo its me
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    11 Jan '21 13:41
    @ponderable said
    Well I am happy that my children are grown up and moved home.

    There is of course no solution for that Problem, the question is can the children be interested in something else?
    They're happily listening to a book being read by their dad now.
    ....
    No, now one is (well stating out the window- maybe he's listening) and the other is attacking me with an owl puppet.

    It's like busily doing important things all day (for them- keep them alive etc) and trying to get the paid work somewhat reasonably completed!

    Now they're giggling under a blanket waiting or me to find them...
  13. Standard memberyo its me
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    11 Jan '21 13:42
    and now they're fighting over a bit of duplo again
  14. SubscriberRajk999
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    11 Jan '21 14:33
    @yo-its-me said
    I'm sure this happens when not in lockdown. But working from home, it's like this:
    They're fighting over a dressing up cape
    The older one won, he's happy.
    He no longer wants the cape and throws it on the floor
    Younger one seizes their opportunity and grabs it
    Now older one wants it again...

    How dose anyone get any work done? I mean really!! I guess not playing chess probably helps....
    Imagine the horror teachers endure every day with a classroom full of kids like yours.
  15. Standard memberyo its me
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    11 Jan '21 14:35
    @rajk999 said
    Imagine the horror teachers endure every day with a classroom full of kids like yours.
    Oh bless you
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