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Tue Jan 1, 2019, 06:26 PM

Foolishness and stupidity

My 18 year old niece, who hasn’t even started living her life, who WAS going to be a nurse. Eloped. With her 20 year old fiancé. They were engaged to be married in August, which I thought was a mistake as well, but dang, this just takes the cake. My sister has also paid for a non refundable dress.


The most foolish thing I ever did was to not listen to my nanny and I got caught in a snowstorm and it took me three days to make it home.

So how is your New Years starting???

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Reply Foolishness and stupidity (Original post)
Boadicea Jan 1 OP
JaimeBondoJr Jan 1 #1
Boadicea Jan 1 #2
JaimeBondoJr Jan 1 #3
Boadicea Jan 1 #4
foia Jan 1 #8
Boadicea Jan 1 #9
specs Jan 1 #5
Boadicea Jan 1 #6
specs Jan 1 #10
Nostrings Jan 1 #7
Solesurvivor Jan 1 #11
Currentsitguy Jan 1 #12
Boadicea Jan 1 #13
Currentsitguy Jan 1 #14
HerasHeaddress Jan 3 #15
Daves Not Here Man Jan 4 #16

Response to Boadicea (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2019, 06:29 PM

1. Well... mine started out at work. It was a crappy day, but not as crappy as the life your neice is

in for.

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Response to JaimeBondoJr (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 1, 2019, 06:32 PM

2. Yep

No one listens to me. I told her and him both that they needed life experiences. They need to grow up. She needs to get a job and learn how to take care of herself.


At least she can’t get pregnant for three more years.

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Response to Boadicea (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 1, 2019, 06:35 PM

3. Norplant or something like it?

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Response to JaimeBondoJr (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 1, 2019, 06:38 PM

4. Yes. Thank the lord

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Response to Boadicea (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 1, 2019, 06:53 PM

8. You wanted her to get life experiences. Now she will.

Hopefully it will turn out well. All you can do is support them moving forward (I do not mean monetarily) and do what you can to help them.

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Response to foia (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 1, 2019, 06:56 PM

9. Thats true.



I hope they do well.

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Response to Boadicea (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2019, 06:44 PM

5. Maybe they will be one of the few that make it.

Granted the kids today are not the same as our Parents/GrandParents or even us. But, I believe it is possible for it to happen with people that are ready for such commitments.

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Response to specs (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 1, 2019, 06:48 PM

6. I hope so but she only graduated

High school in May. Never had a real job. Just summer jobs as a life guard. Didn’t start college this fall for whatever reason. I am totally disappointed in her. He is a decent kid, I think, but they are both too young.


My grandparents married at 16 and 18 and were married for 67 years, but it was a different time.

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Response to Boadicea (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 1, 2019, 06:57 PM

10. it was, but they might be different. I hope for the best though for her sake and his.

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Response to Boadicea (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2019, 06:49 PM

7. Sorry to hear it.

Life isn't what it once was, and you can't just choose a mate at 18 and get married and have things generally work out as once was done.

People just aren't that giving or that tolerant anymore.

And at 18, you don't even know yourself yet.



My new year started cold. It was 11 degrees this morning here. I broke a lantern globe today, but it was a common one so while its a pisser, its replaceable.

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Response to Boadicea (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2019, 07:28 PM

11. Or maybe they will live a long time and be happy?

Why would getting married stop her from being a nurse? Lets stay positive

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Response to Boadicea (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2019, 08:48 PM

12. Well enough for my wife and I, however...

I got a call New Year's Eve from my mom. She's 82 and lives alone. She was crying up a storm and told me she had just got back from the vet. It seemed her dog, which is like her best friend, had bad heart trouble, which seemed to come on very suddenly. He told her there was not much he could do and suspected a mass. Nevertheless he prescribed Lasix and told her to call a nearby specialty clinic on Wednesday. Well, around 6 she called me back to let me know that he had just died quite suddenly. I feel terrible and she is inconsolable.

He wasn't even all that old for a miniature poodle. He just turned 8.

I won't even broach the subject right now but my wife and I are going to get her a new dog. She needs something to care for all alone.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #12)

Tue Jan 1, 2019, 09:09 PM

13. I am so sorry

My dog and cats are my best friends as well. They are better than people most times.

I am sorry for her.

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Response to Boadicea (Reply #13)

Tue Jan 1, 2019, 09:11 PM

14. We spent a few hours there today consoling her.

So strange... I was just there on Friday and he was running around like a maniac like he always does.

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Response to Boadicea (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2019, 07:25 PM

15. Here's hoping they

last longer than my own marriage at 18 to a 23 yo. They might make it, they just might.

Personally, my own NY is basically unchanged from the old one. But, there's always a big but, my veteran's organization state department is just about as hosed up as last year. For that, I don't hold much hope. Too many power mad individuals in it for ego strokes, not for veteran's and veteran's issues. This may be the year I quit.

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Response to Boadicea (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2019, 09:01 AM

16. i misread my daughters school vacation..

thought she’s supposed to return the 3rd.

so we’re driving through town in the morning and I’m like “what’s up with all these buses?”

oops.


i am only 3 years into this parenting thing..

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