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RemovedMay 8Liked by Meg Oolders
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Cheers, Joanna! I'm smack dab in the middle of phase 2, subsection A: early adolescence. If I survive, I'll have a lot to write about in 5 or 6 years.

Recurring, did you say? AW, MAN! ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

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Still a banger.

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Sadly, this madness will fail to become irrelevant in my lifetime. Maybe my daughter can shake things up. If she got together with yours, they'd undoubtedly dismantle the entire system. With minimal effort.

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I trust your daughter will do the right thing. Mine will betray the cause the instant her personal gain outweighs the greater good.

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You just gave me a brilliant idea for a middle grade novel. Complete with corruptible protagonist and redeemable villain. *hat tip*

Honestly, I don't know what the book would be about. But I saw the cover. Might just have to go design it for kicks. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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May 8Liked by Meg Oolders

You made me laugh so hard I peed a little while eating breakfast. Ask Grampy...

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Thanks for ... sharing .... ? ๐Ÿซฃ

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๐ŸคฃBrilliant! Hilarious! Spot on!๐Ÿ‘

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Thanks, Conrad!

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May 8Liked by Meg Oolders

Enjoyed this. Just so much. Now undecided though if I should foreword to my own motherโ€ฆ

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May 8ยทedited May 8Author

Depends on if you want her to wet herself from laughing.

That's what mine did. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thanks for reading! ๐Ÿ’œ

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May 8ยทedited May 8Liked by Meg Oolders

Meg, although I have no business even pretending to understand, that was pretty brilliant.

This line though, was like a dagger in the heart, and you almost certainly shoved it in grinning.....Tragically, this option requires the use of a โ€œmanโ€.....Ouch. So in retaliation, I'm going to wish an early Happy Mother's Day. Seriously though, I did enjoy reading this, great job. - Jim

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Thanks, Jim.

For the record, some lines in this one were crafted strictly for their comedic punch. Or stab, in this case. ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Of course, and it was funny as hell. Great stuff. - Jim

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So many good nuggets of snark! As an early phase 3 mother, my dog was curious why I was laughing so much as I ate breakfast. Thanks!

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So glad you enjoyed it, CB. Waving to you from phase 2. Keep blazing that trail!

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Oh my goodness! This is all so very true. Beautifully expressed. Thank you for the laugh.

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You're welcome, Zoe! Glad it made you smile. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Brilliant. Iโ€™m imagining that we secretly want to be grandparents just so our kids know what we went through. Hilarious piece. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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Thank you, friend.

In 20 years, I shall write a follow up piece: So, you want to be a grandparent. Subtitle: I told you so!

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May 8Liked by Meg Oolders

What if we renamed it to something a little more accurate? Motherween? ๐Ÿ‘ป

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I think we just need to call it Mother's Year and let it roll over indefinitely. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thanks for reading, Troy!

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Forwarding this to Mrs. Clancy Steadwell.

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With my stalwart regards, I hope. ๐Ÿ’œ

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May 9Liked by Meg Oolders

Thanks for bringing this back. You didn't miss one point. I am the mother that gets the waffle breakfast. It is enough. My boy grew to be a smart, creative, hard-working, happy man... in spite of his mother's weird ideas about parenting. It is a miracle.

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Oh, my kids are going to be rock stars. Not literally, I hope. That's a hard life. But they're on the right track for some kind of greatness. And my daughter makes a mean waffle. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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