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BOTD 4/29/16 "Annie Artica" A DMK Production

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1 BOTD 4/29/16 "Annie Artica" A DMK Production on Thu Apr 28, 2016 3:47 pm

David M. Katz


Marshall
ANNIE ARTICA
A DMK Production

Your thirteen year old son, Scotty, is participating in a project for his Health class at school.  To help the students understand what is required to take care of a baby the students were assigned a stuffed animal to take care of as one would a baby for a week.  The students are then to write a report on the experience.

Scotty was assigned a stuffed penguin that he named Annie Artica.  Scotty has been very faithful to the project and to Annie Artica.  He even built her a "crib" out of an old box. Scotty is proving to be a really good dad to his new charge.

One of Scotty's chores is to mow the lawn every Saturday (weather permitting.)  Scotty is always good about taking care of this chore and has never had any issues related to mowing the lawn.  Today is Saturday and Scotty informs you he cannot do the lawn.  He says he can't leave Annie unsupervised and to take her with him when he mows would be "irresponsible parenting."  You tell Scotty that you will babysit Annie while he mows for the fee of one dollar.  (The purpose of the assignment is to impress on the students the reality of parenting.)  Scotty protests but you ask him how it is he thinks parents with children go to work every day - they hire a sitter or a day care.  Scotty still refuses to pay you to be a sitter but he also refuses to mow the lawn.


SCOTTY - 13 (Having a mid-morning snack with Annie Artica.)
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MemoryMan


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I'll mow the lawn myself and dock two dollars from his allowance as my fee for covering his chore.

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AFinch


Sherrif
I like MM's solution. If the purpose of the assignment is to learn about real life (and the impress that teen parenting is a horrible idea), that's probably the best way to send that message.

Kat


Editor Extraordinaire
I'm going to babysit for free, as in real life I would certainly do all I could to pitch in and help with a grandchild. Also, Scotty is only 13. He didn't choose to have a "child" and he is trying to enter into the spirit of the assignment. At his age, a dollar can be a big deal. If our roles were reversed, I'd think dear old Dad was being a dick.

Kat

ivor


Marshall
I'm with MM.

Come to that I think the whole project is a pretty dumb idea. There might be some sense in it for the female students, but for the boys?????

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Pi Beta


Deputy
And I thought the picture showed him serenading Annie on a mouth organ, maybe playing a sea shanty.

I vote with MM.

squarecutter


Sherrif
And I thought dragooning the grandparents to help out was part of real life though in this case i will tell Scotty that he can do both tasks quite easily. I also do wonder how Scotty thinks watching the baby and mowing the lawn are mutually exclusive activities. You just put the "child" in the pram and wheel her out to a spot where you can keep in sight of it while mowing. Its not like the baby can toddle off yet! Then each time you have to empty the clippings you check the baby's needs are being met. After all house chores don't stop being done because there is a baby. Get on with the lawn 'Dad.'

kalico


Sherrif
I'm with square as it is an assignment and they are trying to teach... In real life I'm more with Kat as this grandma would never charge her children



Hugs kal

David M. Katz


Marshall
Kat is right and I grandparents do sit their grandchildren for no charge.

Others who say I mow and charge his allowance are also right. If an employee missed work due to a child care issue then they would lose pay.

How realistic do I want to make this experience?

I think my decision is this:

He can skip mowing today but ALL of his day needs to be spent tending to and caring for Annie.

The grass will still be there Monday after school after Annie has been returned.


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10 Re: BOTD 4/29/16 "Annie Artica" A DMK Production on Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:07 pm

Y Lee Coyote


Cowboy
This is a plush [pun intended] assignment!

The way I heard this being done is with a raw egg in a five-pound [2.25 kg] sack of flour.  No dragging about by the flipper or dropping baby unless you want to make pancakes and fail.

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11 Re: BOTD 4/29/16 "Annie Artica" A DMK Production on Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:41 pm

ivor


Marshall
Y Lee Coyote wrote:This is a plush [pun intended] assignment!

The way I heard this being done is with a raw egg in a five-pound [2.25 kg] sack of flour.  No dragging about by the flipper or dropping baby unless you want to make pancakes and fail.

Y.


You'd be alright if baby was self-raising Smile

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12 Re: BOTD 4/29/16 "Annie Artica" A DMK Production on Fri Apr 29, 2016 12:57 pm

David M. Katz


Marshall
Pi Beta wrote:And I thought the picture showed him serenading Annie on a mouth organ

Rather certain that is a jelly sandwich. Razz


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ivor wrote:
Y Lee Coyote wrote:This is a plush [pun intended] assignment!

The way I heard this being done is with a raw egg in a five-pound [2.25 kg] sack of flour.  No dragging about by the flipper or dropping baby unless you want to make pancakes and fail.

Y.


You'd be alright if baby was self-raising Smile

We kneaded that perspective. Laughing


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