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View Poll Results: How old are you?
under 21 3 1.19%
21-29 37 14.68%
30-39 75 29.76%
40-49 83 32.94%
50-59 37 14.68%
60-69 11 4.37%
70-79 5 1.98%
80-89 1 0.40%
90-99 0 0%
100-109 (older than this, please share your secret, lol!) 0 0%
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Old 05-31-2002, 05:27 AM
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I'm 39, soon to be 40, and my DH is 48. My only "children" are our cat, Mittens, and our puppy, Fritz. I have 2 step-daughters, 25 & 22, and 2 son-in-laws. One lives 10 minutes away and the other lives in Texas. We became grandparents one year ago today. Our grandson is one today and our granddaughter is 11 months. It's wonderful to be grandparents at a young age! :p

As for gray hair - there's nothing like hair coloring. I get mine done every 8 weeks in a red shade. I've had gray hair since I was 28. My mom says that's to pay her back for us giving her gray hair at a young age!

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Old 06-01-2002, 12:34 PM
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Hi everyone, I am 35 and dh is 33 soon to be 34. I have married 7 years and have a dd12y/o and ds 5y/o. I also have 2 step children sdd 14y/o and sds 11y/o. I also have the grey creeping in I keep discussing it with my Hairdresser about Highlights or color. Until recently she had said don't see many but she has changed her tune. Glad to see that there are alot of us in the same age range.
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Old 06-03-2002, 08:10 AM
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chuckle

I am a young person.......I will be only 15 in August!

I like coming here and reading all your interesting posts.......what a great site. My mom likes it too....just does not get enough time to visit often.
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Old 06-03-2002, 04:10 PM
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I cant seem to stay away from here now that I have gotten started...I am almost 45 in just a few days..hubby is 41...got me a young one...lol but he acts about 90 sometimes...but hes a keeper I guess...have to many gray hairs but prouldy earned every one of them..and I only have one 17 yr old d..thats plenty ..thank you...lol one problem at our house ...We need two computers..lol she thinks Mom shouldnt be on so much..Oh well, shes going to college soon and MOM will rule the computer...
Its so hard to stop sending all these notes...In only a few short days I am so addicted to being here....

God Bless..
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Old 06-03-2002, 06:16 PM
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I am 43 & my dh is 44. We have been married 27 years (got married as teenagers) so in some ways I have felt old for a long time & in other ways still feel like a teenager. I don't have any gray hair yet but dh has plenty for the both of us. I do have plenty of wrinkles tho & believe me oil of olay is not the miracle fix for them as I have used gallons of it. We also have 2 grown daughters (25 & 23) & 4 wonderful grandchildren all preschoolers. 3 grandsons & 1 grandaughter. They all live close by so they come visit often. After a day spent with all 4 of them I feel more like I am 83 than 43. I love being a grandma but boy can they wear me out. I think age is just a number & really isn't all that important. Would love to hear from other "young" grandmas.
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Old 06-05-2002, 04:33 AM
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Hello!
I am 33 my dh is 35, I have 2 kids dd is 5, ds is 2 1/2! I think I would like one more, but haven't completely decided yet! As it is my son has too count for at least 2 or 3 kids himself! I have only found a few gray hairs, but it doesn't really matter I have been coloring my hair since I was 16! I have no idea what my natural color is anymore! Advantage of being a hair stylist free hair color!!! I could never afford too pay what my customers do!
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Old 06-05-2002, 05:55 AM
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shocking 41...........

I turned 41 this past January. No big deal...'cause I still don't know what i wanna be when i grow up!
My hair color is, well....whatever i pull out of my stash of free haircolor!...(Thanks Eckerd's!) Usually med. reddish brown....
I'm engaged to a wonderful man...(after 2 bad marriages), and have an 11 year old daughter that knows how to push ALL my buttons! She's really a good kid, but i think hormones are catching up to her already!
Look and feel better than i did when i was 18,......so guess i'm doing ok.........
Heard somewhere that cats are calming.... I'm so wound, that i needed 3 to calm me down!
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Old 06-07-2002, 08:00 PM
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Hi
I hear you about 11 year old girls and the way they know how to push those buttons. No mother of the year award for me. again.....
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Old 06-08-2002, 06:07 AM
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hi crumpskyhawk....

no no no! that's the wrong attitude...You are the mother of the year in your house!....Just a few things to remember from one that raised a few kids in her time....

Get back to basics..

YOU are the parent, not the buddy
YOU set the rules

Have a little meeting with daughter when things are calm and review the rules and regs. and the consequences when they are not followed....and STICK with the consequent action. If perchance it's unfair for a particular situation, ah well! Life is unfair. It's best they start learning that now.

Keep cool. Be firm, very firm and don't waiver. That is how they play the game. If they can sway you once, they will keep hounding you until they sway again.

If after a reasonable time and effort, there is no improvement, nip it in the bud...go to a family counselor before things really get out of hand.

Just remember, money is earned for chores...no ONE in the world gets money for doing nothing........extra privileges are earned....and TRUST is also earned.

Copy and paste this and hang it in a conspicuous place where the kids can read it every day.....*g*

Charles Sykes is the author of DUMBING DOWN OUR KIDS.
>He volunteered for high school and college graduates a
>list of eleven things they did not learn in school. In his book, he
>talks about how the feel good, politically-correct teachings created a
>generation of kids with no concept of reality, and set them up for
>failure in the real world. You may want to share this list with them.
>> >
>Rule 1.
>Life is not fair; get used to it. >
>>>
>Rule 2.
>The world won't care about your self-esteem.
>The world will expect you to accomplish something
>BEFORE you feel good about yourself.
>> >
>Rule 3.
>You will NOT make 40 thousand dollars a year right out of high school.
>You won't be a vice president with a car phone, until you earn both.
>> >
>Rule 4.
>If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.
>He doesn't have tenure.
>> >
>Rule 5.
>Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity.
>Your grandparents had a different word for burger flipping;
>they called it opportunity.
>> >
>Rule 6.
>If you mess up, it's not your parents fault,
>so don't whine about your mistakes, learn from them.
>> >
>Rule 7.
>Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are
>now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes,
>and listening to you talk about how cool you are. So, before you save
>the rain forest from the parasites of your parents generation, try
>delousing the closet in your own room.
>> >
>Rule 8.
>Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life
>has not. In some schools they have abolished failing grades;
>they'll give you as many times as you want to get the right answer.
>This doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real
>life.
>> >
>Rule 9.
>Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off,
>and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself.
>Do that on your own time.
>> >
>Rule 10.
>Television is NOT real life.
>In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.
>> >
>Rule 11.
>Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.
>The answer to the eternal question "Is it better to be a jock or a nerd?":
>Michael Jordan makes over $300,000 a game. That equals $10,000 a
>minute, at an average of 30 minutes per game.
>With $40 million in endorsements, he made $178,100 a day, working
>or not. If he sleeps 7 hours a night, he makes $52,000 every night
>while visions of sugarplums dance in his head. If he goes to see a movie,
>it'll cost him $7.00, but he'll make $18,550 while he's there. If
>he decides to have a 5 minute egg, he'll make $618 while boiling it.
>He makes $7,415/hr more than minimum wage. He'll make $3,710 while
>watching each episode of Friends. If he wanted to save up for a new
>Acura NSX ($90,000)it would take him a whole 12 hours. If someone
>were to hand him his salary and endorsement money, they would have
>to do it at the rate of $2.00 every second. He'll probably pay
>around $200 for a nice round of golf, but will be reimbursed
>$33,390 for that round. Assuming he puts the federal maximum of 15%
>of his income into a tax deferred account (401k), he will hit the federal
>cap of $9500 at 8:30 a.m. on January 1st. If you were given a penny
>for every 10 dollars he made, you 'd be living comfortably at $65,000 a
year.
>He'll make about $19.60 while watching the 100 meter dash in the
>Olympics. He'll make about $15,600 during the Boston Marathon. While
>the common person is spending about $20 for a meal in his trendy
>Chicago restaurant, he'll pull in about $5600. In his last year,
>he made more than twice as much as all U.S. past presidents
>for all of their terms combined.
>> >
>Amazing isn't it? Keep reading!!!!
>> >
>-----------------------------------------------------------
>> >
>However, if Jordan saves 100% of his income for the next 250 years,
>he'll still have less than Bill Gates has today.
>> >
>Game over. Nerd wins.
>


Jeannie
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Old 06-08-2002, 06:43 AM
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Hi Jeannie;

Thanks for the tips. She is not that bad, she just has attitude. Mix that with hormones and look out. I also have 6 yr old twins (one of each) and they are now starting with the attitude. I have laid down the ground rules and explained if you do not play by my rules there will be trouble.
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