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My Optimism Was Misplaced

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by LesleySM, Mar 30, 2020.

  1. LesleySM

    LesleySM Well-Known Member

    Running low on that here luckily I have a big sack of dry and the pair of them are not fussy they do have their favourites obviously but they eat what's put down for them. A friend whose cat only eats Whiskas is having problems. i am just worried it may come down to Felix, they eat it but for some reason it upsets Bonnie's digestion to put it mildly still I have a 20kg sack of cat litter if needed
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  2. Chester AP

    Chester AP Well-Known Member

    Just image if your cats were babies or toddlers . . .
    I really sympathise with parents currently 'self isolating' 24 hours a day with young children.
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  3. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    Try teenagers
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  4. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Nah, summary imprisonment is more appropriate.
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  5. MickLL

    MickLL Well-Known Member

    Ain’t that the truth!

    We are locked away with a six and ten year old. Both have lively enquiring minds and both are expected (by their school) to be doing work. The school has ‘indicated’ what the work should be. They have not set specific tasks.

    we are finding it very tough indeed to find appropriate work. One website (recommended by the school) claims to teach maths through games but learning how to play the game is harder than the maths it purports to teach. As I’m supposed to be avoiding the boys (one had a cough) it’s hard to teach them from 2m away!

    Our isolation should end in a couple of days so things should get easier and I have some educational ideas for the garden.


    PS I asked the six year old to write a story about Corona Virus. His output was amazing and quite made me quite emotional. I’d like to share it but can’t/won’t for obvious reasons.
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  6. Mark101

    Mark101 Well-Known Member

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  7. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    A very good way to learn a subject thoroughly is to teach it. Is there any chance of getting the ten year old to teach the six year old.
  8. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    I taught my brother to read, he was 2 and I was 6
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  9. Chester AP

    Chester AP Well-Known Member

    I suggested babies or toddlers because, like cats, it must be impossible to explain the problem to them (at least teenagers should be capable of understanding the problem). I've tried to imagine how I would have coped as a teenager if I had been forced to live with my parents 24 hours a day for weeks or months, but the idea fills me with dread even when viewed from the viewpoint of a relatively mature retired person. I don't understand why the news isn't full of stories about the police dealing with 'domestics' in family homes all over the country: perhaps prolonged use of daytime TV and Facebook are having an anaesthetic effect.

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  10. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    Qui docet, discit
  11. nimbus

    nimbus Well-Known Member

    Teenagers may well be capable of understanding the problem, but it's so unfair!!
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  12. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    No, just English:rolleyes:;)
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  13. MickLL

    MickLL Well-Known Member

    He’s been doing that to some extent. It’s helpful because things are taught differently these days and I’m almost 70 years out of date.
    As an aside I just had a conversation with him (the older one) to be told ,” come any nearer and I’ll give you a hug”. Couldn’t help laughing.
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  14. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    I know that I shouldn't like that, and know it is sad, but at the same time think that there is a young person who has some knowledge of what is going on.
  15. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    Did you do the Latin bit when you were post 13 and he was 9?
  16. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    No, by then I didn't want him to be smarter than me;)
  17. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

  18. retrofit

    retrofit Well-Known Member

    I always think of the film sleepwalkers when cats come up in conversation.
  19. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

  20. neilt3

    neilt3 Well-Known Member

    Haven't you been watching the Tele ?


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