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MarianJack

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Gender: Male
Hometown: Delaware County, PA
Home country: USA
Current location: Winthrop, Maine
Member since: Tue Jul 8, 2003, 05:38 PM
Number of posts: 8,348

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A story to share with all DU parents.

I also posted this in the parenting forum.

If you haven't been throgh this yet, don't worry, you will; you WILL.

My son is an great kid. He's 12 & 1/2 and looks like a young Denzel Washington. Last Saturday he went on his first date. He and a girl his age who've been both friends and foes since 2nd grade went to see "Taken 2" and then to Barnes & Noble for cheesecake. I'd seen the young woman at school and the library a number of times, but I only just actually met her when we picked her up to go so I could take them to the movie. She's a very pretty and very intelligent young woman and I was very impressed with her.

I stood in line with them just in case I had to tell the ticket seller that the girl's parents, as well as my wife and I approved of them seeing a PG13 movie. After that I didn't see them until my wife and I met them at B&N.

As with any parent, I'm proud of the new advances my son makes and I'm also heartbroken by what's being left behind. I'm proud of how my son followed every single rule we teach him about respect for women and how to act on a date and about just being himself. We also miss the baby, toddler and little kid as we a the young man developing in their place.

Don't get me wrong. At 12, there are still more times than not that I just want to knock him through the floor, especially when he just drops things at his ass when he could have just as easily put them where they belong 8 inches away. Still in all, my wife and I are proud of him and very happy that his first date was a success. I know that they want to do it again soon.

I just thought i'd share this with my fellow parents in the DU community. As I said at the beginning, if you haven't gone through this yet, you will!

That's my 2 cents and quite possibly overpriced at that.

PEACE!

A story to share for all parents.

If you haven't been throgh this yet, don't worry, you will; you WILL.

My son is an great kid. He's 12 & 1/2 and looks like a young Denzel Washington. Last Saturday he went on his first date. He and a girl his age who've been both friends and foes since 2nd grade went to see "Taken 2" and then to Barnes & Noble for cheesecake. I'd seen the young woman at school and the library a number of times, but I only just actually met her when we picked her up to go so I could take them to the movie. She's a very pretty and very intelligent young woman and I was very impressed with her.

I stood in line with them just in case I had to tell the ticket seller that the girl's parents, as well as my wife and I approved of them seeing a PG13 movie. After that I didn't see them until my wife and I met them at B&N.

As with any parent, I'm proud of the new advances my son makes and I'm also heartbroken by what's being left behind. I'm proud of how my son followed every single rule we teach him about respect for women and how to act on a date and about just being himself. We also miss the baby, toddler and little kid as we a the young man developing in their place.

Don't get me wrong. At 12, there are still more times than not that I just want to knock him through the floor, especially when he just drops things at his ass when he could have just as easily put them where they belong 8 inches away. Still in all, my wife and I are proud of him and very happy that his first date was a success. I know that they want to do it again soon.

I just thought i'd share this with my fellow parents in the DU community. As I said at the beginning, if you haven't gone through this yet, you will!

That's my 2 cents and quite possibly overpriced at that.

PEACE!

Hello from Winthrop Maine,...

...where we became one of the first states to VOTE in favor of marriage equality!

I'm a straight white 57 year old man. My wife and I were proud and happy to stand with our LGBT friends and allies as Maine voted 53% in favor of equal rights for all.

I mention my age because I lived through the civil rights movement and the "Women's Lib" movement. I've never seen something become so accepted so fast as LGBT rights and marriage.

To illustrate my point, do you remember that as recently as March of 2005 the republicans, fundies and those whove become the teabaggers were having a serious shit fit over the notion of a lesbian saying hello to a cartoon bunny?

If ANYONE tried that today they'd probably be laughed out of the room and rightfully so.

So, republicans, homophobes and teabaggers, please accept my sincere desire that you go SUCK IT!!!!!

BTW, Congrats, Senator-elect Baldwin!

That's my 2 cents, and quite possibly overpriced at that!

PEACE!

Has Florida been called yet?

If the Prez gets Florida, will the media start calling it a blue state> After all, it will have voted for Clinton in 96, Gore in 00, kerry in 04 (even though it was stolen those times) and the Prez twice.

PEACE!

I just posted this on Facebook.

Just to give you an idea of how often I use Facebook, I found out about my high school class's October 2009 reunion in August of 2010.

Here's my fresh FB post, though:

President Obama re-elected comfortably.
Maine and 3 other states approve same sex marriage
Elizabeth Warren wins
Tammy Baldwin wins
pro-rape republicans lose
karl rove and donald trump make asses out of themselves (again).

Message to teabaggers everywhere: SUCK IT!

Just my post-election 2 cents and quite possibly overpriced at that!

PEACE!

My family and I thank you Mr. President.

Not counting all of your accomplishments in your first term and what you'll do in your second term, I have a very personal reason for thanking you.

I am so grateful to you for being a man that I can point out to my son and say "here is a leader and someone that you can emulate with pride". Thank you for being a wonderful role model for my precious 12 year old son.

When I was a boy and I misbehaved, my mother would ask "What would President Kennedy say"?

I can finally look to a President and say something similar to my precious young man.

My family and I will mwke an exchange with you for the next four years. If you'll accept our gratitude, we'll have your back.

Forward!

PEACE!

Gee, willard is choosing to end this campaign by acting like a dick.

I'm shocked. Shocked I tell you, SHOCKED!

A spoiled brat pathological liar of a greedy plutocrat is choosing to go out acting just like the walking turd that he is. WOW, what a stunner!

PEACE!

Has Oregon been called yet?

Thanx!

PEACE!

HOOOOORAYYYY Elizabeth!!!!!

Welcome to the United States Senate!!!

PEACE!

Make your fearless forecast for Tuesday!

For the arbitrary sake of this poll, under 1% is a nailbiter, 1% but up to 4% is close, 4% but under 10% is a comfortable margin and 10% or more is a landslide.

I think that it'll be President Obama comfortably. That's my 2 cents and quite possibly overpriced at that!

PEACE!
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