Out of the mouths of grandparents....

Out of the mouths of grandparents....

Joined: April 18th, 2005, 1:46 pm

April 10th, 2012, 1:44 pm #1

our daughter is over 18, used her money and got a small tatoo on her upper foot, it's so small the strap to a flip flop hides the tat completely. Two weeks ago when her grandfather, my father in law saw the tat, he told our daughter/his grand daughter that tatoo's are "for scummy, dirty people" and that he's "never hire anyone with a tatoo" This conversation was un-heard by my wife or my mother in law. When our daughter told us my wife and I were pissed to say the least. My father in law has since aplogized for his remarks.
Yesterday I visted my mom for Easter...due to work schedules. life and distance we could not see my mom on Easter. My mom had a card with cash for our daughter that I dropped at our daughtes college which is on the way home, sort of. I asked my daughter to call my mom, her grand mother to thank her for the money/card. I left our daughters college, it takes maybe 40 minutes to then get home. I get in say hi to the wife, who tells me our daughter called her(my wife) saying my mom "yelled" at her(our daughter) for not "calling or visiting on Easter". Now our daughters College was not closed for Easter and she spent the weekend doing homework and studying for tests this weekend. Our daughter was raised not to talk back, so what was said to her by my mom was not responed to by our daughter otherthan a thank you for the card and gift and a apology for not calling/visiting. I was mad as h**l at my mom and so was my wife. I have not decided when or what I will say to my mother about this bullying imho.
Sorry for the rant, I just hope any one out there who reads this realizes if they have grandchildren...just because your are grandparent gives you no right to yell at or be mean to your 18 yr old grandchild.Besides pissing off the parents, you hurt your grandchilds feelings. At 18 you can vote and die for your country, that means to me that a 18 yr old is a man or woman. Mike
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Joined: March 25th, 2005, 9:31 pm

April 10th, 2012, 2:07 pm #2

" At 18 you can vote and die for your country..."

Then maybe she shouldn't be calling mom and dad every time she gets upset with her grandparents. She's old enough to deal with these matters herself. "Telling on" her grandparents is unbecoming of an adult.
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Joined: January 26th, 2012, 3:44 pm

April 10th, 2012, 2:33 pm #3

our daughter is over 18, used her money and got a small tatoo on her upper foot, it's so small the strap to a flip flop hides the tat completely. Two weeks ago when her grandfather, my father in law saw the tat, he told our daughter/his grand daughter that tatoo's are "for scummy, dirty people" and that he's "never hire anyone with a tatoo" This conversation was un-heard by my wife or my mother in law. When our daughter told us my wife and I were pissed to say the least. My father in law has since aplogized for his remarks.
Yesterday I visted my mom for Easter...due to work schedules. life and distance we could not see my mom on Easter. My mom had a card with cash for our daughter that I dropped at our daughtes college which is on the way home, sort of. I asked my daughter to call my mom, her grand mother to thank her for the money/card. I left our daughters college, it takes maybe 40 minutes to then get home. I get in say hi to the wife, who tells me our daughter called her(my wife) saying my mom "yelled" at her(our daughter) for not "calling or visiting on Easter". Now our daughters College was not closed for Easter and she spent the weekend doing homework and studying for tests this weekend. Our daughter was raised not to talk back, so what was said to her by my mom was not responed to by our daughter otherthan a thank you for the card and gift and a apology for not calling/visiting. I was mad as h**l at my mom and so was my wife. I have not decided when or what I will say to my mother about this bullying imho.
Sorry for the rant, I just hope any one out there who reads this realizes if they have grandchildren...just because your are grandparent gives you no right to yell at or be mean to your 18 yr old grandchild.Besides pissing off the parents, you hurt your grandchilds feelings. At 18 you can vote and die for your country, that means to me that a 18 yr old is a man or woman. Mike
No disrespect, but that is kind of ridiculous...
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Joined: April 18th, 2005, 1:46 pm

April 10th, 2012, 2:49 pm #4

" At 18 you can vote and die for your country..."

Then maybe she shouldn't be calling mom and dad every time she gets upset with her grandparents. She's old enough to deal with these matters herself. "Telling on" her grandparents is unbecoming of an adult.
for a 18 yr to repeat what an adult, in this case a grandparent, who is suppose to have more than a casual attachement to the child, what was said to them to the 18yrs parents is not being a "tattle-tale", I would hope that any person would tattle on a family member, who one would thing would have and use better judgement, having many years of life under their belt, thinking they can just say anything with out any consequence's....maybe I'm wrong, but I feel our daughter should have told us her...parents what was said, sorry don't see where you guys are coing from. Mike
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Joined: January 26th, 2004, 3:43 pm

April 10th, 2012, 2:51 pm #5

our daughter is over 18, used her money and got a small tatoo on her upper foot, it's so small the strap to a flip flop hides the tat completely. Two weeks ago when her grandfather, my father in law saw the tat, he told our daughter/his grand daughter that tatoo's are "for scummy, dirty people" and that he's "never hire anyone with a tatoo" This conversation was un-heard by my wife or my mother in law. When our daughter told us my wife and I were pissed to say the least. My father in law has since aplogized for his remarks.
Yesterday I visted my mom for Easter...due to work schedules. life and distance we could not see my mom on Easter. My mom had a card with cash for our daughter that I dropped at our daughtes college which is on the way home, sort of. I asked my daughter to call my mom, her grand mother to thank her for the money/card. I left our daughters college, it takes maybe 40 minutes to then get home. I get in say hi to the wife, who tells me our daughter called her(my wife) saying my mom "yelled" at her(our daughter) for not "calling or visiting on Easter". Now our daughters College was not closed for Easter and she spent the weekend doing homework and studying for tests this weekend. Our daughter was raised not to talk back, so what was said to her by my mom was not responed to by our daughter otherthan a thank you for the card and gift and a apology for not calling/visiting. I was mad as h**l at my mom and so was my wife. I have not decided when or what I will say to my mother about this bullying imho.
Sorry for the rant, I just hope any one out there who reads this realizes if they have grandchildren...just because your are grandparent gives you no right to yell at or be mean to your 18 yr old grandchild.Besides pissing off the parents, you hurt your grandchilds feelings. At 18 you can vote and die for your country, that means to me that a 18 yr old is a man or woman. Mike
How old are the grandparents? I have four grandchildren and as they say, "kids say the darn-est things!" So do the elderly, and it sometimes gets worse. Children say things because of immaturity and our lives go in reverse as we age (or some believe their extended presence here gives them special privilege and to an extent it does). As the body decays, so does the mind for many of us. And it seems that the filter from brain to mouth goes first, LOL. I would advise you to forgive and let it go. It's not worth making a issue worse and you need to redeem the times with your parents and children.

BTW; I don't see your daughter as a tattle-tale. It's a family issue and family should talk.

Brent


Forty-Sevens don't got carpet!
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Joined: April 18th, 2005, 1:46 pm

April 10th, 2012, 3:53 pm #6

my father in law apologized to our daughter via e-mail...and it's over in so far as my wife, myself and our daughter is concerned, was she hurt by what he said, yes. My mom is going on 89 and yes her mouth goes into gear well before thinking...I guess she can't accept that people/family have a thing callled a life....any one who went to College or is in College, knows what our daughter is going thru right now...teachers have tests, Easter or not, finials are weeks away and she's been working on next years schedule too, she's busy and calling grandma wasn't at the top of the list...but my mom, since my dad died thinks and expects everyone to drop what their doing to assit, think and take notice of her, sorry mom life won't always allow that. Mike
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Joined: January 26th, 2004, 3:43 pm

April 10th, 2012, 4:09 pm #7

My six year old grandson doesn't understand why he or we can't do everything he wants to do right when he wants to do it (like go to the park at 8:30 at night instead of to bed.) We will teach him the difference. The elderly are the same except you can no longer teach them. Just smile, say you're sorry, and love them.

Brent


Forty-Sevens don't got carpet!
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 1:34 pm

April 10th, 2012, 6:00 pm #8

our daughter is over 18, used her money and got a small tatoo on her upper foot, it's so small the strap to a flip flop hides the tat completely. Two weeks ago when her grandfather, my father in law saw the tat, he told our daughter/his grand daughter that tatoo's are "for scummy, dirty people" and that he's "never hire anyone with a tatoo" This conversation was un-heard by my wife or my mother in law. When our daughter told us my wife and I were pissed to say the least. My father in law has since aplogized for his remarks.
Yesterday I visted my mom for Easter...due to work schedules. life and distance we could not see my mom on Easter. My mom had a card with cash for our daughter that I dropped at our daughtes college which is on the way home, sort of. I asked my daughter to call my mom, her grand mother to thank her for the money/card. I left our daughters college, it takes maybe 40 minutes to then get home. I get in say hi to the wife, who tells me our daughter called her(my wife) saying my mom "yelled" at her(our daughter) for not "calling or visiting on Easter". Now our daughters College was not closed for Easter and she spent the weekend doing homework and studying for tests this weekend. Our daughter was raised not to talk back, so what was said to her by my mom was not responed to by our daughter otherthan a thank you for the card and gift and a apology for not calling/visiting. I was mad as h**l at my mom and so was my wife. I have not decided when or what I will say to my mother about this bullying imho.
Sorry for the rant, I just hope any one out there who reads this realizes if they have grandchildren...just because your are grandparent gives you no right to yell at or be mean to your 18 yr old grandchild.Besides pissing off the parents, you hurt your grandchilds feelings. At 18 you can vote and die for your country, that means to me that a 18 yr old is a man or woman. Mike
I don't have any Tats and do not see why they have become so commonplace. Anyway When I was younger a buddy of mine got Tatted up. I heard the same philosophies of people with tatoos from my Dad. My friend Dad who was Ex navy and had tats said pretty much the same thing. Nothing surprising.

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Max Bryant

"You'll Love My Wingnuts!"
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 4:16 am

April 10th, 2012, 9:18 pm #9

when you have to get it removed in about twenty years."

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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 4:16 am

April 10th, 2012, 9:21 pm #10

our daughter is over 18, used her money and got a small tatoo on her upper foot, it's so small the strap to a flip flop hides the tat completely. Two weeks ago when her grandfather, my father in law saw the tat, he told our daughter/his grand daughter that tatoo's are "for scummy, dirty people" and that he's "never hire anyone with a tatoo" This conversation was un-heard by my wife or my mother in law. When our daughter told us my wife and I were pissed to say the least. My father in law has since aplogized for his remarks.
Yesterday I visted my mom for Easter...due to work schedules. life and distance we could not see my mom on Easter. My mom had a card with cash for our daughter that I dropped at our daughtes college which is on the way home, sort of. I asked my daughter to call my mom, her grand mother to thank her for the money/card. I left our daughters college, it takes maybe 40 minutes to then get home. I get in say hi to the wife, who tells me our daughter called her(my wife) saying my mom "yelled" at her(our daughter) for not "calling or visiting on Easter". Now our daughters College was not closed for Easter and she spent the weekend doing homework and studying for tests this weekend. Our daughter was raised not to talk back, so what was said to her by my mom was not responed to by our daughter otherthan a thank you for the card and gift and a apology for not calling/visiting. I was mad as h**l at my mom and so was my wife. I have not decided when or what I will say to my mother about this bullying imho.
Sorry for the rant, I just hope any one out there who reads this realizes if they have grandchildren...just because your are grandparent gives you no right to yell at or be mean to your 18 yr old grandchild.Besides pissing off the parents, you hurt your grandchilds feelings. At 18 you can vote and die for your country, that means to me that a 18 yr old is a man or woman. Mike
If she's eighteen and in college, she's old enough, and supposedly mature enough, to take the judgemental "hit" from seniors........

Phil
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