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Message 1529616 - Posted: 18 Jun 2014, 19:35:32 UTC

Serves me right for asking really :-) For a moment I thought you were one them funny Quebec lot ...

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Message 1529711 - Posted: 19 Jun 2014, 2:38:17 UTC

A must read. World’s funniest letter home from camp

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Message 1529717 - Posted: 19 Jun 2014, 3:00:09 UTC - in response to Message 1529711.

A must read. World’s funniest letter home from camp


I'd have been more worried AFTER getting the letter :)))))))))))))

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Message 1529796 - Posted: 19 Jun 2014, 7:55:41 UTC

Second reincarnation of Camp Granada!

Hello Muddah

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Message 1541257 - Posted: 14 Jul 2014, 1:40:42 UTC

Yet another useful tip for parents. Always read the washing instructions...

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Message 1541309 - Posted: 14 Jul 2014, 4:14:49 UTC

I wonder if anyone forgot to do that:)
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Message 1541319 - Posted: 14 Jul 2014, 4:41:39 UTC - in response to Message 1541309.
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Yet another useful tip for parents. Always read the washing instructions...



Annie,

That is tooooo funny.
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Message 1558863 - Posted: 18 Aug 2014, 19:24:32 UTC

This takes me back :) to every time I've had a new mobile phone...



heh heh heh heh :)

But why is it that the important texts from your children don't arrive until hours after they were sent?

What are you supposed to do at 4 in the morning when they needed advice and some comforting words at 10pm the previous evening...?

Wake them up after they cried themselves to SLEEP?
Turn over and go back to sleep yourself?
Ask your service provider "why", and get told there might have been a tower block in the way! What!? *lengthy glare into space* It didn't suddenly pop up! Did it just lurch in unexpectedly!!? *spray head with fire extinguisher to remove risk of spontaneous combustion*

Anyway. While I'm here, I hope Mr Perk doesn't mind me bumping this... :) I like this :) Seems to be the only thing I have control over today...

Works equally well on children and seniors - just move the mouse pointer around. Playing some music makes it even funnier.


The music suggestions we had when it was first posted were Jaws and Ghostbusters... :)

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Message 1558864 - Posted: 18 Aug 2014, 19:28:58 UTC - in response to Message 1558863.

This takes me back :) to every time I've had a new mobile phone...



heh heh heh heh :)

But why is it that the important texts from your children don't arrive until hours after they were sent?

What are you supposed to do at 4 in the morning when they needed advice and some comforting words at 10pm the previous evening...?

Wake them up after they cried themselves to SLEEP?
Turn over and go back to sleep yourself?
Ask your service provider "why", and get told there might have been a tower block in the way! What!? *lengthy glare into space* It didn't suddenly pop up! Did it just lurch in unexpectedly!!? *spray head with fire extinguisher to remove risk of spontaneous combustion*

Anyway. While I'm here, I hope Mr Perk doesn't mind me bumping this... :) I like this :) Seems to be the only thing I have control over today...

Works equally well on children and seniors - just move the mouse pointer around. Playing some music makes it even funnier.


The music suggestions we had when it was first posted were Jaws and Ghostbusters... :)


2 more for you... :-)

It's a lovely day tomorrow

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I'll be seeing you

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Message 1559071 - Posted: 19 Aug 2014, 8:51:40 UTC

What are you supposed to do at 4 in the morning when they needed advice and some comforting words at 10pm the previous evening...?

To be fair Annie, most parents aren't up at 4am in the morning. But yes, I often get texts 12 hours later (as you know!) The usual reason is that at busy times the European 900/1800 MHz frequencies are just clogged with traffic. the 3G & 4G at 2100 Mhz are better. Perhaps we should have a special frequency for worried parents :-)

*spray head with fire extinguisher to remove risk of spontaneous combustion*

Slight overkill for singed eyebrows, but understand the sentiment!

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Message 1559100 - Posted: 19 Aug 2014, 10:41:02 UTC
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Now that facebook is a no-go for Lisa, she is concentrating on Moviestarplanet again *sigh* Not safe as well, according to this article:

http://omniquadsecurityblog.com/2013/03/22/moviestarplanet-not-just-childs-play-what-every-parent-should-know/

What can a parent do these days? The world has become such a dangerous place for children but you can't deny them everything...
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Message 1559125 - Posted: 19 Aug 2014, 12:56:50 UTC
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It might sound harsh Julie but i would deny such sites.
I blocked everything.
My neighbour was a cyber cop for more tha 15 years.
You wouldn`t believe what can happen.
He did play a little girl once and showed me some chats.
Obnoxious.
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Message 1559139 - Posted: 19 Aug 2014, 13:27:05 UTC - in response to Message 1559125.

It might sound harsh Julie but i would deny such sites.
I blocked everything.
My neighbour was a cyber cop for more tha 15 years.
You wouldn`t believe what can happen.
He did play a little girl once and showed me some chats.
Obnoxious.



You're right Mike, especially in light of recent events on facebook. I check Lisa's account every day and every day she still gets friend request of adult men. Grmblgrmpffff, silly girl...
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Message 1560735 - Posted: 22 Aug 2014, 18:33:12 UTC - in response to Message 1559139.
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It might sound harsh Julie but i would deny such sites.
I blocked everything.
My neighbour was a cyber cop for more tha 15 years.
You wouldn`t believe what can happen.
He did play a little girl once and showed me some chats.
Obnoxious.



You're right Mike, especially in light of recent events on facebook. I check Lisa's account every day and every day she still gets friend request of adult men. Grmblgrmpffff, silly girl...


It's such a difficult balancing act now for parents :( Keep up the good work Julie, and Mike, and everyone with children who still have so much of their innocence to lose.

I'm fortunate in that my daughter is now in her twenties and I no longer have to worry about chipping away at her right to a childhood by telling her of just how low people will sink to destroy that childhood.

Having said that, I still have to issue her with warnings. A couple of years ago we had some incidences locally of a gang operating as "market researchers" inviting young women to give their opinion on a new perfume. The "perfume" was anaesthetic :( the repercussions for those poor girls who literally fell for it were awful :(

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Message 1560834 - Posted: 22 Aug 2014, 21:03:38 UTC

We never stop to be parents Annie.
No matter how old the kids are.
I`m very happy my kids still ask me for help every once in a while.
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Message 1560847 - Posted: 22 Aug 2014, 21:15:33 UTC - in response to Message 1560834.

We never stop to be parents Annie.
No matter how old the kids are.
I`m very happy my kids still ask me for help every once in a while.



+1, we have to teach them the most important things in life.
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Message 1560854 - Posted: 22 Aug 2014, 21:21:42 UTC - in response to Message 1560847.

We never stop to be parents Annie.
No matter how old the kids are.
I`m very happy my kids still ask me for help every once in a while.



+1, we have to teach them the most important things in life.


Yep.

Most important is a strong character.
Self-confidence and faith in what we are doing.
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Message 1560862 - Posted: 22 Aug 2014, 21:38:10 UTC - in response to Message 1560854.

We never stop to be parents Annie.
No matter how old the kids are.
I`m very happy my kids still ask me for help every once in a while.



+1, we have to teach them the most important things in life.


Yep.

Most important is a strong character.
Self-confidence and faith in what we are doing.


+ a million
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Message 1560899 - Posted: 22 Aug 2014, 23:03:09 UTC

We may always be parents, but gee I've enjoyed the last 6mths without having to run around after them since they left the nest. :-)

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Message 1560923 - Posted: 23 Aug 2014, 1:06:59 UTC - in response to Message 1560899.

We may always be parents, but gee I've enjoyed the last 6mths without having to run around after them since they left the nest. :-)

Cheers.


:) I find it useful now that I've got one I can go and borrow keys from when I lock myself out the house... although... so far... she's never actually been in or anywhere nearby when I have :/

I suppose what I should have said was I find it useful that I have one I can theoretically borrow keys from blah blah blah... Yes! :)

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