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Old 04-07-2012, 06:25 PM
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To deal with the my dads visit.

don't get me wrong... I love my father, I really really do but OMG he is so hard to be around anymore. He just puts everyone on edge, even Hannah.

First he starts in with all his "stupid americans" B.S. and how this is superior in canada and this is superior and blah blah blah but THEN he wants us to run all over God's creation to buy things that are on sale here for a ton cheaper than he can get them back home for my sister. I mean, He wants us to drive an hour each way for a stupid cart that you pull behind a bike for my sisters kid because it's on sale for $89. Ok ... so are you or her going to pay for my gas to get there an back? Gas isn't cheap you know. Most of the days he's here he wants us to go to this store so he can look for something my sister wants or go to another store for something on sale and so on and so forth. I dont' know about you but shopping all day is not my ideal and it certainly isn't Hannah's idea of fun.

Then on top of all that he just will NOT stop picking on Hannah. I swear, every 5 minutes he's teasing her with something. Everytime she opens her mouth he's all "Oh you gotta be quiet... shhh" "Nope shhh quiet" "Oh sounds like you are talking gotta be quiet" until she's worked into a complete fluster. Then he gets her going with "I'm going to eat all y our easter candy and there won't be any for you" and then he keeps on that until she's in total whiney meltdown mode. I keep telling him to knock it off but he's so stubborn and ridiculous that he doesn't seem to get that this is NOT OK with me. I've lost it a few times and while I hate to say it in front of Hannah I have looked at him a few times and said "Will you please just SHUT UP and leave her alone"

I've now got her set up in my room with a movie to watch by herself just to get her away from him for a while so she can RELAX and not be on edge at every turn.

he just causes so much STRESS when he is around and I hate it because he's my father and I love him but I really don't like him much these days. he's so difficult to be around.

God just please give me the strength and patience to get through until wednesday morning when he leaves
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Old 04-07-2012, 06:41 PM
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In my experience, asking God for patience results in many opportunities to be patient

Anyway, sounds like your dad is an EGR (extra grace required). I hope you get through the holidays without too much more drama.
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Old 04-07-2012, 06:43 PM
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In my experience, asking God for patience results in many opportunities to be patient

Anyway, sounds like your dad is an EGR (extra grace required). I hope you get through the holidays without too much more drama.
LOL that's a good way of putting it.

I know God has a lesson here for me
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Old 04-07-2012, 07:40 PM
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Deep breaths and counting to 10 are your friends....

I love my dad very much as well, but yeah, 5 straight days of nothing but "dad time" would push the limits--lol.....
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Old 04-07-2012, 07:50 PM
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Have dad stay at a hotel.
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Old 04-07-2012, 07:53 PM
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He is a challege that is for sure. But ill take the lemonade approach. Lol. He is further proof of a few things I believe.


Plus, its been fun proving him wrong just about everytime he opens his yap with some of his BS. He is one of those "I saw it in an email" types.

This said. He is my FIL and my elder. Ill respect him unless he gets really out of hand. At this point, I dont think he knows how annoying and full of crap he is. Ignorance is bliss. Lol.
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Old 04-07-2012, 08:13 PM
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You know sparks, maybe a little quality one-on-one father-in-law/son-in-law time is in order for Puck and your dad. An alllll day fishing trip or something......
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Old 04-07-2012, 08:18 PM
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Have dad stay at a hotel.
Great idea but isn't he already there? Just can't boot him out but maybe an idea for next time?

My father in law is JUST like this! He'll go far and wide just for the cheapest thing and my mother inlaw will drive the kids nuts.

I have learned patience and perseverance these last 2yrs since Cardyn's been born
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Old 04-07-2012, 08:19 PM
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Poor Hannah Wish we lived closer so the girls could have playdates
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Old 04-07-2012, 08:27 PM
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Aww I'm so sorry for you guys. Nothing like overbearing and obtuse to drive a person up the wall lol. Hopefully his visit passes tolerably for everyone.
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