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Re: Re: Executive Decision


As Jesse so succinctly calls them "pig children". These are good kids
really - just not in tune w/ the housekeeping thing. Which is amazing
considering how neat their mother is.


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Jesse Bell" <jesserenebell@hotmail.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Sat, 07 Feb 2004 17:10:12 -0600

>GOOD FOR YOU.  Go for it.  One or two teenagers at a time is a handful...I 
>have four...and they are not known for being neat little human beings.  
>Slobs is more like it.  So...I just decided...why get mad?  Get help.
>
>
>
>>From: "pdickson" <pdickson@sbcglobal.net>
>>Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
>>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>>Subject: Re: [CHAT] Happy Birthday!
>>Date: Sat, 7 Feb 2004 15:15:14 -0600
>>
>>Jesse,
>>You have inspired me.  I have a 15 year old son.  I think I will try this
>>with him.  I too love to paint, garden and need to exercise.  I never can
>>find time to do any of these things because I am always doing for others.
>>Patricia
>>
>>----- Original Message -----
>>From: "Jesse Bell" <jesserenebell@hotmail.com>
>>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>>Sent: Saturday, February 07, 2004 2:58 PM
>>Subject: Re: [CHAT] Happy Birthday!
>>
>>
>> > Well, I just told my husband today that I have made an "executive
>>decision"
>> > for the household.  We will have somebody come in to help clean this 
>>house
>> > 2-3 times a month...and if I have to pay for it, I will.  And when the
>>kids
>> > want money for something they "need"...I'm just going to say, "gee, I
>>don't
>> > have the cash for it right now because I paid for somebody to come and
>>clean
>> > up after you..and they didn't roll their eyes when I asked them to 
>>either.
>> > See they get paid for what they do.  I give you money for the things you
>> > NEED and in return, I expect you to pull your weight around here...when
>>you
>> > don't, I handle it by hiring somebody to do it...and I spent your
>>allowance
>> > doing it".  I am not going to gripe or complain anymore.  I'm just going
>>to
>> > "handle it".  There is something to be said for time to do the things 
>>you
>> > enjoy...and letting others do the stuff I don't want to do.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > >From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com
>> > >Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> > >To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> > >Subject: Re: [CHAT] Happy Birthday!
>> > >Date: Sat, 7 Feb 2004 15:41:35 EST
>> > >
>> > >In a message dated 02/07/2004 1:17:54 PM Eastern Standard Time,
>> > >jesserenebell@hotmail.com writes:
>> > >
>> > > > I do NOT have to do this anymore.  They are all quite
>> > > > capable of doing it themselves.  I am not Saint Jesse the martyr.  
>>If
>> > >they
>> > > > want something...learn to do it themselves.  End of discussion.  So,
>>now
>> > > > they think I've become this grouchy person.  OH well.
>> > > >
>> > > >
>> > >
>> > >HOORAY FOR YOU!  Stick to it, now, and good luck!
>> > >
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