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Open question for those with kids:
How old did your kids have to be before your family vacations actually felt like vacations? Rather than feeling like variations on the usual stress, that is?

Maybe this comes down to the question: At what age does a person learn to relax quietly for an extended period of time, and respect the relaxation of others? When I put it that way, it occurs to me that some people are just born with that ability, while others never learn it their whole lives. But I assume most are somewhere in between, antsy as kids but learning to relax and chill as adults. And I'm wondering when that happens.

Yep. I only come to you for the tough questions, o random internet people.

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mollyringle
Aug. 29th, 2011 11:38 pm (UTC)
We should! Similarly, I've heard it proposed that instead of calling a weak-willed person a "pussy," we call them a "scrotum." After all, vaginas are strong; they spit out human beings. But scrotums, sheesh, talk about vulnerable.
jjschwabach
Aug. 29th, 2011 11:45 pm (UTC)
Yes, we need to woman up.

And thanks for the hug. The medical team is divided exactly in half, one side saying, "Neurofibromatosis I does sometimes bring on this sort of thing," and the other half saying, "No, this is just really bad luck."

But what one needs, is hugs. and counting. From, "Dead by Christmas, oh, dear, *on*..." (Okay, that part I wasn't told until a bit later) to : "Still going strong after nine months," is still scary sometimes.
mollyringle
Aug. 30th, 2011 05:39 am (UTC)
Whichever explanation it is, it's more than enough bad luck for one person, I say. Time for bad luck to move away and leave you be! Begone, ill wind!

*extra hug, just for good measure*
teenybuffalo
Aug. 30th, 2011 03:01 am (UTC)
I CAN SPIT HUMAN BEINGS OUT OF MY GIRL PARTS
FEAR ME

do forgive me, I'm feeling silly tonight

i'm all on board with calling weak-spirited people "scrotums" too
mollyringle
Aug. 30th, 2011 05:42 am (UTC)
YOU ARE HERE ONLY BY THE MERCY OF GIRL PARTS THAT SHELTERED YOU FOR NINE MONTHS; BOW DOWN TO THE GIRL PARTS.

Hee. Yes. Anyway...