Grand-daughter of google questions

Q:  is 17 presents too much for christmas?

A:  Depends on the presents!  And social norms in your little circle.  And whether the presents are to just one person or spread out, and if to one person if boring stuff you’d get anyway like clothing is included.  And so on.

Q:  should kids work while in college

A:  Between 10 and 20 hours has been found to be at least correlationally beneficial.  More than that is bad.

Q:  is it a good idea to pay off student loans early

A:  If you can, then yes!  I did.

Q:  how to handle kids that don’t want to do anything

A:  Make them do chores.  They may not want to do them, but at least you’ll be getting work out of them while they complain.  And they may end up figuring out something they’d rather do!

Q:  why my kid dont like to study

A:  Nature vs. Nurture is always such a difficult debate

Q:  why do people wallow in misery

A:  Because it’s so much more satisfying than just dipping your toes in.

Q:  why do people pretend not to listen

A:  sometimes that’s more polite than what they’d have to say to you if they didn’t

Q:  in a second pregnancy is it normal to not like any part of it

A:  I’m fairly sure that’s normal in *any* pregnancy

Q:  how do u call a romantic man

A:  I assume with your cell phone these days, assuming you’ve got his number somewhere.  Bat signal probably won’t work because that’s for Batman.  (#2 notes:  Batman isn’t romantic.  He’s Batman.)

Q:  what is an untenured visiting teacher

A:  Depends on their position and institution.  Could be Visiting Assistant Professor, Lecturer, Instructor, Adjunct, Adjunct Assistant or Adjunct Associate, Scholar in Residence, etc.


3 Responses to “Grand-daughter of google questions”

  1. Debbie M Says:

    When we converted to Judaism, we switched from having a big pile of presents on Christmas to having one present each of the eight nights of Chanukkah. We felt that this was fewer presents than we had received before, but Mom assured us that it was about the same. This count included the presents from two sets of grandparents. But it did not include stocking stuffers (Mom made us pockets in the shape of dreidel’s to hang from the mantle, so we still got those, and now sometimes they were “Chanukkah gelt” which was chocolate gold coins). I guess it depends how much you can afford, how big the presents are, etc.

    I also paid off student loans early, but now I think it depends on what you would do with the money otherwise.

    Especially love your wallow-in-misery answer!

  2. MutantSupermodel Says:

    “Q: why my kid dont like to study

    A: Nature vs. Nurture is always such a difficult debate”

    HA I see what you did there.

    Also #2 echoed my mental thought exactly in regards to Batman.

  3. becca Says:

    You don’t find Batman romantic?
    It’s like I don’t even know you. *shakes head*

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