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mellowcandle
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dipping my toe in the crazy
D's gotten me hooked on the Disney boards. He said, go to the family section, that's where the good stuff is.

I'm reading a thread on whether women should take little boys into the ladies' room and where the cutoff age is. Now I'm not a parent, but it does weird me out when boys who should be old enough to go on their own are in the ladies'. But I guess I don't know anything, because 10 year old boys cannot go to the mens' by themselves, because the mens' are filled with all sorts of evil monsters just waiting to murder/molest/kidnap/etc.

There's a poster called Stinkerbelle who I just love, saying you can't suffocate your kids and the potential for danger is everywhere and at some point you have to let your 11 year old go to the mens' by himself. (And the great reply, "Stop, your common sense is drowning out the sounds of helicopters!") And I'm about halfway through the thread and in need of some popcorn, because it's getting good.

But... isn't this why the companion/family restroom was invented? So families can go in together without making the other people uncomfortable. Oh, no, the companion restrooms are too far apart! Well, don't let your kid chug gallons of cola.

(Unrelated, but this board is full up with people who use the twee "DH" and "DS" and "DD". I hate that. I can never decide whether "DH" or "hubby" is more annoying. "Hubby" always has that pass-agg tinge to it, but "DH" is just too precious.)

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From: dropsofviolet Date: February 7th, 2009 05:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
What do those abbreviations even mean?
umilingual From: umilingual Date: February 7th, 2009 09:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Dear Husband, Son, and Daughter, respectively.
umilingual From: umilingual Date: February 7th, 2009 09:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, it's "Dear" or "Darling", depending on who you ask. I think it should stand for "Dumbass", personally. Though that's frequently the poster.
From: dropsofviolet Date: February 7th, 2009 10:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
That sounds...

...really lame.
cal_reflector From: cal_reflector Date: February 7th, 2009 06:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
What does DH and DS and DD mean? What's a twee? English por favor, seniorita.

Oh, I wrote a bit of the "I'll make a man out of you" Guy-Ion fic in a reply to your last post. I think I'll call the drabble "One and a Half Men." Ion dressing up like Guy, Ion learning to use a sword from Guy, Ion learning how to talk and woo chicks like Guy, Ion challenging Guy to get over his fear of female contact (test subject: Anise, then move up to Tear and Natalia)... a beautiful friendship.
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: February 8th, 2009 02:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
The D is for "dear" husband/son/daughter. Anytime you find a board filled with bored SAHMs (that's stay-at-home-moms), you'll come across DH, DS, and DD, I guess because it's too much work to type out "my son". And we must know that her son is dear!

"Twee" is overly precious or cutesy.

Okay, I admit, Guy-Ion interaction is pretty awesome. (And if you wrote Jade-Nebilim, I'd probably read it.)



Oh, shoot, wait, Anise as test subject? Yeah, Anise will scare any man away from women forever.

Edited at 2009-02-08 02:25 pm (UTC)
umilingual From: umilingual Date: February 7th, 2009 09:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Paranoid parents bug me. And it's so much more often mothers that do this - You don't have the problem as much with dads and daughters, presumably because the ladies' rooms are safer? Damn mother hens, providing a living for therapists everywhere.

My daughter is almost 11, and I'll even let her go find the restroom herself at Wal-Mart. I know, I'm horrible.
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: February 8th, 2009 03:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ack, how dare you teach her to be independent????

My favorite story from that board was a woman who said when her granddaughter was in a stall, someone's little boy peeked under the door at her, so the girl kicked him in the face! Awesome! Of course the boy's mother then yelled at the girl for being a brat, but no one in that ladies' room was on the mother's side.
umilingual From: umilingual Date: February 7th, 2009 09:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
I started using hubby primarily because I prefer nicknames to initials for posting, and I use it with him almost as a nickname, and he gets a kick out of it. When I had my own domain name, his email for it was hubby@[domain].com, by his choice. That said, I'm not going to claim it's not lame, but then I never claimed I wasn't lame either. ;)

"DH" and company bugs me partly because of the initials thing, but mostly just because it's stupid.
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: February 8th, 2009 03:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nicknames are fine; I just get the feeling that some of these women are using it in a condescending, emasculating way, like they secretly hate their lives because they have no life/identity outside their husband and children. Maybe I read too much into stuff, but I don't generally hang out on women-centric "lifestyle" boards because the posters there just make me sad, with their big sparkly sigs all about their kids or cats.
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