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Parenting? When do you hink it stops, if ever?

(19 Posts)
lemonice Sun 17-Apr-05 18:39:48

Ex dh said 16 totally ridiculous but what do you think?

snafu Sun 17-Apr-05 18:40:14


compo Sun 17-Apr-05 18:40:48

never. my parents worry about all of us still and my eldest sibling is 40 this year!!

Gobbledigook Sun 17-Apr-05 18:41:12

I think JT will probably say never

I think the intensity of it must ease but I guess you are always going to 'worry' about your kids whatever stage of life they are at, you may be giving advice and helping them out all the way through. I know my parents do - my life would be really quite different without them.

marthamoo Sun 17-Apr-05 18:41:41

My Mum still frets about us - well, mostly my brother if I'm honest (he is a liability though). He's 32 and I'm 35. Afaic, you never stop being a parent - but at some point you have to take a back seat and let your children live their own lives/make their own mistakes.

Hausfrau Sun 17-Apr-05 18:42:22

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sallyenglebertstrawberry Sun 17-Apr-05 18:42:39

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Gobbledigook Sun 17-Apr-05 18:45:03

SES, I just meant in terms of having to get up at the crack of dawn and your feet not touching the ground till bedtime like it is now

Different worries and concerns etc but at least a lie in in the mornings when they've all left home

sallyenglebertstrawberry Sun 17-Apr-05 18:46:45

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

snafu Sun 17-Apr-05 18:47:43

GDG, you won't believe this but I was lying in bed last night trying to remember what your original talk name was It's been really bugging me!

Gobbledigook Sun 17-Apr-05 18:47:48

Me too, I'm in a permanent state of exhaustion atm! My own bloody fault for getting pg 3 times in as many years

Gobbledigook Sun 17-Apr-05 18:48:55

Were you!? Oh how bizarre to think someone was thinking about little old me! Mind you, I had a dream with Lou33 and Jampots in the other night! Sad or what?

Think of the person who is reknowned for her typing - I was another of her species!

snafu Sun 17-Apr-05 18:51:59

oh, god, it's really on the tip of my tongue! fishy type...aaaaaargh...i know i know it!

Gobbledigook Sun 17-Apr-05 19:17:24

PMSL!! Began with S and sounded a bit like a girls name.

jampots Sun 17-Apr-05 22:59:37

GDG - what was I up to and did I look gorgeous???

marthamoo Sun 17-Apr-05 23:00:38

I have dreamed about Cod, Aloha and motherinferior - though not all in the same dream.

Gobbledigook Sun 17-Apr-05 23:01:07

Course you looked gorgeous - think we were out for a 'girls night out' following my 'WTF?' thread that got out of hand!

jampots Sun 17-Apr-05 23:02:19

ah thats ok then

JoolsToo Sun 17-Apr-05 23:03:08

not yet .....

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