Biting My Tongue

@DianneN (90998)
United States
January 18, 2016 8:55am CST
Some things irritate me, but I am a lady, and will keep my mouth shut, especially online. Therefore, on a more pleasant note to pick up my spirits, I look at photos of my family. The latest to arrive is the one I received of my 5 year old grandson. He is now taking fencing lessons. Where does he come up with these ideas? His parents have no idea, but let him follow his dreams. It can't hurt or can it, such as clueless posts?
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@Raelove (17733)
• Saco, Maine
18 Jan 16
Clueless posts? Really? I've bitten my tongue so many times it's a wonder I still have one.
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@DianneN (90998)
• United States
18 Jan 16
Lol! I know exactly what you mean.
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@Raelove (17733)
• Saco, Maine
18 Jan 16
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@paigea (22673)
• Canada
18 Jan 16
Has he seen any books, plays or movies about knights? It could be a lot of fun I think. But about biting your tongue you have aroused my curiosity?
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@DianneN (90998)
• United States
18 Jan 16
I suppose he has heard it from friends at school or any of the things you mentioned. My granddaughter requested dinner at a very expensive French restaurant when she turned six. No one had ever heard of it before, but she wound up having lunch there with her other Grammy and saw The Lion King afterwards, on Broadway. These kids kill me! Sorry for arousing your curiosity, but I can't say who or what.
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@paigea (22673)
• Canada
18 Jan 16
@DianneN Of course the best way to reduce the impact of these things is to ignore them
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@DianneN (90998)
• United States
18 Jan 16
@paigea You are so right!
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@jaboUK (55158)
• United Kingdom
18 Jan 16
I wonder what it is that's annoyed you. Sweet photo.
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@DianneN (90998)
• United States
18 Jan 16
Thank you. Right now I am having trouble on the Internet. That is keeping me from visiting discussions. That is more annoying than ridiculous, unfeeling, ignorant posts.
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@UncleJoe (11361)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
18 Jan 16
@DianneN I'm sorry! I didn't mean to offend!
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@DianneN (90998)
• United States
18 Jan 16
@UncleJoe LOL! You sound very guilty! (It wasn't you.)
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• United States
18 Jan 16
I am not allowed to play with sharp objects! I don't bite my tongue I tell it like it is.
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@DianneN (90998)
• United States
18 Jan 16
I hope it doesn't come back to bite you in the behind!
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• United States
18 Jan 16
@DianneN If it does, so be it.
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@DianneN (90998)
• United States
18 Jan 16
@AbbyGreenhill Good attitude. I get stressed out.
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@LoriAMoore (4670)
• United States
18 Jan 16
I think fencing would be great exercise. I always wanted to try it.
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@DianneN (90998)
• United States
18 Jan 16
Let's sign up!
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@marlina (80412)
• Canada
18 Jan 16
I tried fencing when I was in my early twenties, but it wasn't for me. Hope that your grandson will love it.
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@DianneN (90998)
• United States
18 Jan 16
@marlina He seems to love everything, for now!
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@Shavkat (66783)
• Philippines
18 Jan 16
If the children aspire to be a pro in fencing, then we can just support them. If we tried to stop them, it will create unhealed scars in their heart.
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@DianneN (90998)
• United States
18 Jan 16
That is what my father told me when my younger son wanted to play football (American).
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@rebelann (43526)
• El Paso, Texas
18 Jan 16
I sure hope both boys have the head gear if they plan to spar, those swords don't look that safe to me even with the point being blunted.
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@DianneN (90998)
• United States
18 Jan 16
My daughter-in-law said they wear helmets, but removed them for the photo. My grandson wears a helmut when ice skating, skateboarding, playing baseball, riding his bike, and whenever necessary.
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@rebelann (43526)
• El Paso, Texas
18 Jan 16
Those kids should have those fencing masks to protect their eyes @DianneN the tips of those swords could still poke an eye out if they are not properly protected and from what I've seen of helmets most don't have the face guard that would prevent pointy objects from accidentally poking a persons face.
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@DianneN (90998)
• United States
18 Jan 16
@rebelann To be honest, I am sure he is taking classes at a reputable and responsible establishment and is fully protected, although I haven't been there to watch him,yet. My DIL is quite bright and cautious when it comes to her children, just as I was and still am. Thanks for your wonderful input.
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@LadyDuck (187305)
• Switzerland
18 Jan 16
Dianne, I also would bite my tongue, but fencing can be a bit dangerous for a 5 year child.
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@DianneN (90998)
• United States
18 Jan 16
I have noticed how you have bitten your tongue. You are a trooper. As a mother-in-law, I have had to bite my tongue many times, especially when my DIL decided to give birth at home in a pool of water. 'Nuff said.
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@LadyDuck (187305)
• Switzerland
18 Jan 16
@DianneN Oh my... I did not know about giving birth at home in a pool of water. It's better to say nothing, this saves the peace in the families.
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@DianneN (90998)
• United States
18 Jan 16
@LadyDuck That's another reason why I bite my tongue. I'm surprised it hasn't broken in half by now!!!! Lol!
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@Marcyaz (35589)
• United States
18 Jan 16
Fencing looks like a good sport for a young fellow like him.
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@DianneN (90998)
• United States
18 Jan 16
Thank you. He loves many sports. This is just one more. Kids!
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@Marcyaz (35589)
• United States
19 Jan 16
@DianneN Aw yes mine were into a lot of sports also which is great for all the energy they need to let go of.
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@Dalane (700)
• United States
18 Jan 16
Sounds like an interesting kid. Maybe he saw a duel in a movie and it intrigued him.
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@DianneN (90998)
• United States
18 Jan 16
I don't know if his parents allow him to watch anything violent. I doubt it, but who knows?
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@LeaPea2417 (23053)
• Toccoa, Georgia
18 Jan 16
That is an interesting sport for a small kid to have an interest in.
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@DianneN (90998)
• United States
18 Jan 16
I was a bit surprised myself. However, his true interest is science. He takes two different classes after school. He loves all kinds of sports, especially ice skating and skateboarding.
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@dodo19 (34280)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
18 Jan 16
Sometimes kids can come up with ideas, and you don't always know where they come from. I know I ask myself that question when it comes to my kids. But you know what? That's alright. Sometimes, my youngest daughter wants to put her coat on backwards. The back of the coat is in front of her. I don't know where she came up with this, but I'm fine with it. My eldest wanted her hair short, and my youngest daughter wanted the same. They want to be different, and I'm okay with it.
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@DianneN (90998)
• United States
18 Jan 16
And that is perfectly fine. I always said not to sweat the small stuff. Save it for bigger issues.
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@sallypup (29843)
• Moses Lake, Washington
18 Jan 16
Fencing is sword play. A gentleman or gentlewoman's way to prepare for war if you lived a few centuries ago.
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@DianneN (90998)
• United States
18 Jan 16
Yes, I know. Lol!
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@AnneEJ (4978)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
18 Jan 16
That is an interesting thing for a child to be involved in. It is nice for children to have a variety of interest when young, and then can choose which ones they really are interested in.
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@DianneN (90998)
• United States
18 Jan 16
I totally agree.
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@amnabas (10549)
• Karachi, Pakistan
18 Jan 16
Nowadays kids have their own desires and wishes even parents can't interfere.
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@DianneN (90998)
• United States
18 Jan 16
That is so true, even for grandparents. Lol!
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@Juliaacv (35069)
• Canada
22 Jan 16
I know how strange comments can come across online, especially when its a global site where some struggle with English. Hopefully the unkind words have been forgiven by now. Your grandson is so adventurous, I didn't know that young children could take up fencing. I wonder where it will lead him and what life lessons he will take away from it.
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@DianneN (90998)
• United States
22 Jan 16
All is forgiven. I am stumped by all the interests my grandchildren have. All I remember doing at their ages was wetting my pants. Wish I could chat more with you. Have a hair appointment and going out with my hubby afterwards.
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@Juliaacv (35069)
• Canada
22 Jan 16
@DianneN Have fun, I have to leave for work in a while. I tried to leave you a pm, but forgot how to!
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@DianneN (90998)
• United States
22 Jan 16
@Juliaacv It is pouring here. I just rescheduled my appointment for Tuesday. I'm not sure how to PM. I can only answer those left for me. You know how computer illiterate I am!
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@bluesa (15222)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
19 Jan 16
@DianneN , it is nice that your grandson gets to try out new sports or past-times. Oh no, Dianne, it happened to you too? I am so sorry that someone has hurt your feelings or offended you. You know you are totally wonderful, right? Big hugs to you!xx
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@DianneN (90998)
• United States
19 Jan 16
That person didn't actually hurt my feelings, but left a nasty comment about my country, of which I am extremely proud, acting as if it wasn't as good as the one that person lives in. Of course, that irked me and isn't true. Ha!
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@bluesa (15222)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
19 Jan 16
@DianneN , of course that is not true! I wish I could visit the USA and see the Grand Canyon or Mount Rushmore, or visit NASA or Disney Land there are so many wonderful places in the US, and you are right to be proud of your country. Some issues aside, I am proud of my country too. Sorry someone was so very rude!
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@DianneN (90998)
• United States
19 Jan 16
@bluesa We loved Africa and want to visit South Africa - and you - some day. We should all be proud of our countries, for they each offer something wonderful. Land of the free, home of the brave! There are problems in every country.
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@wiLLmaH (8246)
• Singapore, Singapore
23 Jan 16
I am wondering what makes you decide to just zip your mouth. Well, nice that your grandson is having interest in that sport rather than focus on online games like many other children these days.
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@DianneN (90998)
• United States
23 Jan 16
Zipping my mouth means not interfering in the raising of my grandchildren. When they ask my opinion, I give them one. Otherwise, I keep my mouth shut.
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@wiLLmaH (8246)
• Singapore, Singapore
27 Jan 16
@DianneN Ohhh! My mother-in-law is like that too! For sure your in-law will love you for that! Cool!
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@BelleStarr (40234)
• United States
21 Jan 16
Have you had an encounter of the rude kind? I hope not, you are so much fun and those grandkids of yours are certainly interesting enough to provide many many posts that we grandmas love to read!!
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@sol_cee (18421)
• Japan
19 Jan 16
Is the grandson using the foil, the epee or the sabre?
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@DianneN (90998)
• United States
19 Jan 16
I have no idea! Sorry.