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(24,467 posts)
Wed May 5, 2021, 03:40 PM May 2021

Parenthood, the responsibility that never ends.

Have you ever had your kid tell you first thing in the morning that they were supposed to bring cupcakes for the whole class today? So you frantically cook cupcakes and barely get them to school on time, because that's what parents do.

Today our daughter, an RN who works at the local hospital called us at 11:30 to tell us she was supposed to buy a Mexican lunch for her staff for Cinco de Mayo. So we run to a Mexican restaurant, pick up a bunch of food and rush it to the hospital just in time for lunch.

This daughter is 51 years old.

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Parenthood, the responsibility that never ends. (Original Post) Mr.Bill May 2021 OP
This daughter is 51 years old. Lmao LizBeth May 2021 #1
The same thing I would do! woodsprite May 2021 #2
YOU WERE WARNED!!!!!!! MyOwnPeace May 2021 #3
True. Mr.Bill May 2021 #5
Rewards..... MyOwnPeace May 2021 #6
Yes. A few of them have even gotten Mr.Bill May 2021 #8
I call it "oh, btw" events SheltieLover May 2021 #4
I was sad that my kids are all thousands of miles away... until I read that. hahaha. nt Binkie The Clown May 2021 #7
I'm in awe of the woman who gave birth to 9 children today WhiteTara May 2021 #9
I can honestly say Skittles May 2021 #10


(12,001 posts)
2. The same thing I would do!
Wed May 5, 2021, 03:54 PM
May 2021

I was scrambling last night and today because I didn’t feel I had anything 21st birthday worthy for my son. Between my daughter, his girlfriend, and myself, I think he’ll have a nice one.

We’ve had to put his real present on hold for a bit because of my health issues.


(24,467 posts)
5. True.
Wed May 5, 2021, 04:10 PM
May 2021

She's actually my stepdaughter, so I willingly married into this. I never had kids of my own, and here I am, 30 years after meeting my wife, awaiting the arrival of great grandchild number six.


(24,467 posts)
8. Yes. A few of them have even gotten
Wed May 5, 2021, 04:30 PM
May 2021

rich enough to take care of us when we no longer can. I tell my grandson I plan to live long enough to become a bad odor in his spare bedroom.


(29,826 posts)
9. I'm in awe of the woman who gave birth to 9 children today
Thu May 6, 2021, 01:32 AM
May 2021

Can you imagine her life from now on? 9 kids needing cupcakes at the drop of a hat! Whew! It takes my breath away.


(154,815 posts)
10. I can honestly say
Thu May 6, 2021, 02:25 PM
May 2021

I never did anything like that to my parents

my dad worked shift work and my mum did not drive

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