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"Looks like she's started discovering boys."
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'I started to read the headline but then my mind wandered.'
'While you're young, your job is to download and store as much data as possible...one day, you'll realize that a very cool utility program called 'wisdom' has interlaces with your operating system...'
"When I was your age, I'd mastered repression."
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At 4 years old most kids can say easy straightforward sentences.
"All right. Time to grow up."
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"I still don't have all the answers, but I'm beginning to ask the right questions."
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"Honey, your head's through the armhole again."
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Henry Ford as a kid...
'Our economic growth has slowed.'
"He's at that annoying age where they're always testing you."
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'She said her first words today.'
"I would have gotten that report to you sooner, but I wasn't held enough as a child."
Tags:upbringing, neglect, neglected, childhood, kid, kids, child, lazy, laziness, procrastination, procrastinating, excuse, excuses, making excuses, bad excuse, bad excuse, office work, office worker, office workers, report, reports, dodge, dodging, slack, slacker, slackers, child neglect, childhood neglects, early development, childhood development, businessman, businessmen, business person, business people, business man, business men, businessperson
"You're 5 years old now, Timmy. It's about time you retain an attorney."
"Ah, the rituals of childhood. Being tucked-in, kissing good night, trolling social media till dawn."
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'All he does is cry. Isn't there an upgrade available yet?'
'When I say 'runned' you know I mean 'ran'. Let's not quibble.'
Children are growing taller. . .
"I can't wait to start growing limbs so that I can use a tablet...'
'Son, you finally need to to recognize that your adolescence has long gone or I will send you to bed without supper!'
'Next time up, I'm calling my shot: I'm pointing to the catcher's mitt.'
"Look darling, she's forgot her first password."
"These days social media lets you make friends around the world, Grampa!"
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