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Comment by booklover on September 21, 2013 at 8:39am

Thanks Carl, Ruth, Ian, and Lillie!  My husband is going to go one better and go buy the condoms and give them to our son.  I will make sure I am nowhere around when he does that! lol.

Oh boy Ian!  Son-in-law! 

Cute stuff Felaine!

Comment by Lillie on September 21, 2013 at 8:25am

Good for you Mindy, a modern mother unafraid and accepting of reality.

Comment by Ian Mason on September 20, 2013 at 11:30pm

Mindy, it sounds as if you've got the balance between caring and letting go right. That's hard to do, so well done.

My daughter has told me that she and her boyfriend are now looking for a flat to move into together. I will have to practice the words "son-in-law" now.

Have a great Saturday all you lovely people.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on September 20, 2013 at 1:56pm

Ian, what a horrible curse. LOL

I've never seen Jeffs Cats Book Club at cheezburer, sk8eycat.

Flying Atheist, Jerry Bishop is from a more innocent, simpler era.

booklover, I always enjoy your family stories. Thanks.

Tony, that's a groaner. Loren, that's the best Talk like a Pirate's day toon. Grinning Cat, that's a sweet way to enjoy the day.

Hugs, all!

Comment by sk8eycat on September 20, 2013 at 12:32pm

I've been a fan of Spider's since  read the first "Callahan's" story in Analog back in the 1970s...it's a MUCH better bar than the one in "Cheers":

CALLAHAN'S CROSSTIME SALOON Spider Robinson

Comment by sk8eycat on September 20, 2013 at 12:26pm

Uh...greetings.  I've been hanging out at Jeffs Cats Book Club on the Cheezburger site.  I haven't been to Cheezburger much lately, but Jeff decided to expand his SF "collection," and I couldn't resist:

DARKOVER LANDFALL

So many books, so little time...

Comment by The Flying Atheist on September 20, 2013 at 12:03pm

You're a good mom, Mindy.  Sometimes that means embarrassing your kids.  lol

Comment by booklover on September 20, 2013 at 9:50am

Good Friday Morning Friends!

Carl, my Mom's cats are JUST starting to adjust.  She just got to bring them home yesterday.  I'll take pictures next time I go over there!  Thanks for asking!  Also, the dinner she made was vegetarian, and it had lots of stuff like spinach in the main dish, and the salad had artichoke-hearts in it, and the dessert had walnuts on it.  My husband and son would never eat those healthy things!  I wish they would!!!! Cool about taco night!  Nice memories!  My husband, daughter, and I have Chinese food when my son isn't home.  He doesn't like it!

So, my son has a girlfriend.  She kept dating him, then saying she liked him, but didn't want a boyfriend right now, etc., so he told her he wasn't playing that game and got over her.  Then he started texting with my friends daughter, and word got back to the first 'girl' (she's 22), and suddenly she apologized and said she knows now she was wrong, and really wants to be his girlfriend, yada-yada-yada (Seinfeld! lol).  He's 19 and she's 22.  He told her if she ever does it again, she'll never see him again (even though they hang-out with the same group of people.)  I am hoping this doesn't end in heartbreak for my son, but I can't protect him anymore.  Speaking of protection, I embarrassed him by telling him to go buy protection and use it EVERY TIME.  He has never been with anyone, I know, because this is really his first girlfriend.  He's been on a few dates, but being homeschooled, there wasn't a big pool of girls to ask out.  He said he KNOWS, and HE WILL.  Too bad, but that's my job to tell him things, even if he knows! lol.

Comment by Ian Mason on September 20, 2013 at 4:55am

I know that calling down curses is not usually our thing but couldn't resist this.

Comment by Napoleon Bonaparte on September 20, 2013 at 4:48am
 

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