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originally posted by: AccessDenied
originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
a reply to: AccessDenied
...it takes a village to raise a child...
I absolutely LOATHE that saying! UGGHH!!! Just hate it to the very core of my being! I don't even think I could list all the reasons why without hitting the ATS word limit in a post!
Other than that...9 kids? WOW!!! That's awesome. That's a whole 'village' in itself! Maybe I should reconsider the 'village' thing!
ETA - I had a guy who used to work for me who had 14 kids! **GASP!** He retired and went on a mission for his church.
I'm not a fan of the saying either but seemed appropriate. Religion was obviously not involved in my baseball team. 😂 And 8 of them are adults ,some with children of their own, so I'm not auditioning for my own reality show, lol. I actually know of a family not far away from me that has 14 children. Wild little creatures,all of them.
"I'm sorry honey, mommy can't afford to buy your icecream right now. Mommy really needs this moisterizer or she'll get a really dry skin"
Would you still be calling for her "nads" to be kicked?
originally posted by: ThatDamnDuckAgain
Maybe it's translational thing but saying his priorities are # up is not judgement, that's a observation
Judgement would be if I said or think he is generally a bad human or father.
originally posted by: surfer_soul
a reply to: keukendeur
It depends if those priorities are misguided, as a father he has a responsibility towards his son, most parents put the needs of their kids before their own. Addiction isn’t an excuse not do so.
How about we have an example of a drug addict putting their habit before feeding their kids? The children would be taken away from them and rightly so if the situation was that bad.