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Old 10-10-2021, 05:10 AM
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My adult DD has moments of kindness. She’s occasionally thanked me for something I’ve taught her—usually it involves cooking. Once she even thanked me for my many years of doing laundry.

Today I awoke to this text:
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Thank you for teaching me the power of using food to bribe people.
Not my finest moment.

Do you get evals from your own kids?


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Old 10-10-2021, 05:19 AM
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Very important lesson. It works!
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Old 10-10-2021, 05:37 AM
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I raised all boys so no I haven't received any evals yet..but still waiting. I know they are thankful but maybe expressing this is more of a girl thing.

I was fortunate to be able to thank my beloved Mom for giving me a perfect childhood. I have many wonderful memories. She passed knowing what I said and that makes me happy,
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I taught them well...
Old 10-10-2021, 05:45 AM
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My DIL is always amazed/amused/and sometimes annoyed with my son's shopping habits. She sent me a text saying they were shopping and looking at small kitchen appliances (buy really anything applies). She was debating buying because the price was higher than she wanted. He said to just get it was only about $100. The actual price was $199. She said, "Who in the heck taught you to use that kind of math?" He replied, "My mom always rounds down when shopping!!" .....quite true!
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Old 10-10-2021, 05:56 AM
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I raised all boys so no I haven't received any evals yet..but still waiting.
Yeah, not a word from DS.

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"My mom always rounds down when shopping!!"


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Old 10-10-2021, 08:17 AM
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"My mom always rounds down when shopping!!" .....quite true!
I spit my coffee.

My oldest DD thanks me for teaching her how to write thank you notes in a timely manner. Her friends comment on how prompt she is, and how thoughtful. Because they don’t send them.

Youngest: same daughter, same mother…..has spontaneously written maybe 20 thank you notes in 30 years.
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Old 10-10-2021, 08:56 AM
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My oldest son told me that he was grateful that I gave him a moral compass.
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Old 10-10-2021, 09:19 AM
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DS is the one who shows more appreciation. He began to appreciate his upbringing when he left for school. DD not so much, maybe it will kick in at some point,
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Old 10-10-2021, 10:12 AM
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Keltikmom, my DB and I are the same. I write thank you notes immediately and my DB hasn’t written one since his Bar Mitzvah. His kids don’t write them either. It makes my mom insane.
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Old 10-10-2021, 10:32 AM
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I also have sons so we will see what happens. However, my eldest did thank me for giving him access to my recipe box the last time he was home. He is an awesome cook. Many, many of my favorite memories of good times, and some rough times, involve us cooking together. It always brought us together. He was by far my most challenging child to raise. My other 2 boys can barely make a PB&J sandwich!


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Old 10-10-2021, 11:12 AM
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Our youngest son sent my husband a text last Saturday while in a friend's wedding. He thanked his dad for teaching him how to tie a tie. He said he tied his own and those of the four groomsmen.
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Old 10-10-2021, 11:29 AM
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Food is a powerful bribery technique! I occasionally get evals from my kids that tend to be positive, but they are young. There is plenty of room for all those negative things to come back to me.

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"My mom always rounds down when shopping!!"
Omg, that is SO dh, and it drives me crazy!! $100 from $199 is a little bigger than his usual round down, though

He is constantly saying that things that cost $4.99, for example, are "only $4!" Uh, no.
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Old 10-10-2021, 01:26 PM
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My older DH, after his first semester away at college, thanked us for being a “normal family.”

Both our DSs have thanked us many times for putting them through college so they could graduate without any debt. They see how others their age struggle, and they truly are grateful (and we are grateful we were able to do this for them. Better now than to leave it for them when we’re gone!)

I remember thanking my dad when he took my car keys away from me after I wanted to drive after a few too many drinks. I hugged him and told him what a good dad he was!

I also thanked my mom for always being there and for giving me my strong faith. (She also taught me to write thank you notes!)

I thank my mil on my DH’s birthday for raising him for me!
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Old 10-10-2021, 04:31 PM
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My mom is gone but I bought this the other day and I know she’d love it.

DS…well, the best I get is a Pat on the shoulder and “that’s a good try” before he takes over when I do something “wrong.”

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