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101 Uses For is popular and let's hope it stays that way. Our second book is presently called 101 tips for self sufficiency; we will certainly dip into this section for ideas. So post away and let's try and get at least one thread up to 101.
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Post: #127102 Rosendula
Mon Oct 06, 2008 10:34 pm

OK, we've got one going for women, and one for men. What uses do you have for your children?
Here's some to start you off:

1. give you a laugh every day
2. give you cuddles when you need them
3. use as an excuse for singing silly songs out loud in shops/in the street
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Post: #127109 Ellendra
Mon Oct 06, 2008 11:54 pm

4. Making faces with. (did that for almost an hour with a 9-month old at a restaurant, had the whole table laughing)
5. Noticing things you miss, whether its a cord that wasn't plugged in, or a butterfly on the windowsill.

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Post: #127110 LBR
Tue Oct 07, 2008 12:17 am

6. Changing light bulbs, batteries in smoke alarms
7. Going to the attic and the basement
8. Singing songs to tired ones in electric recliners
9. Holding tired hands and bringing hot packs and ice packs
10. Cutting a mother's hair and helping her get her socks on
11. Running errands, driving parents to the doctor's offices
12. Staying with the ones in the hospital and doing all the things the hospital staff doesn't
13. Finding cheery little jokes and passing them on
14. Getting large print books from the library
15. Finding best-loved operas, favorite big-band-era CDs, lovely chamber music recordings
16. Baking Dad's favorite gluten-free cookies and cakes
17. Graciously giving one more minute, and one more kiss, and doing one more chore

I don't have little ones, but I do have elderly parents.

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Post: #127112 grumpy-gran
Tue Oct 07, 2008 12:43 am

Happiness every time we see them :flower:

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Post: #127116 LBR
Tue Oct 07, 2008 12:55 am

Grumpy-gran, that's dear!

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Post: #127118 Rod in Japan
Tue Oct 07, 2008 5:01 am

Passing on my genes and attitudes to enrich the future.

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Post: #127122 weatherwax
Tue Oct 07, 2008 6:44 am

26. Filling me with the utmost pride!

27. making it impossible to sleep until you hear their key in the door and then feeling such relief that they have got home safely from another night out!
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Post: #127136 Mrs Moustoir
Tue Oct 07, 2008 8:17 am

28. Can be relied upon to be completely honest. For example:

"Does my bum look big in this?"
"Yes Mum!"

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Post: #127207 Thomzo
Tue Oct 07, 2008 8:02 pm

29. (Other people's) Curing you of any brooding feelings you might have.

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Post: #127225 invisiblepiper
Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:12 pm

30. ...saving the earth for... :flower:
Two roads diverged in a wood
And I took the one less travelled by
And that has made all the difference.
(Robert Frost)

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Post: #127275 sleepyowl
Wed Oct 08, 2008 9:06 am

31. Put a pot plant on their head & get them to stand still to make them an aesthetically pleasing addition to your furnishings
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Re: children

Post: #127345 snapdragon
Wed Oct 08, 2008 5:23 pm

weatherwax wrote:26. Filling me with the utmost pride!

27. making it impossible to sleep until you hear their key in the door and then feeling such relief that they have got home safely from another night out!

x2 on those Weatherwax, both left home now but I still remember the amazing feeling of relief, like someone pulled the plug out of the stress sink and it all floods out.
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Post: #127440 Birdie Wife
Thu Oct 09, 2008 12:46 pm

32. picking berries (unless they eat more than they bring back!)
33. sending up the chimney to cleacn those hard-to-reach places.

I don't have kids (yet!) :wink:

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Post: #127452 shell
Thu Oct 09, 2008 3:34 pm

being truthful,what can you say when your son(6) says "well you have skinny ears" to a friend complaining about being overweight,
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Post: #127561 Annpan
Fri Oct 10, 2008 12:52 pm

35. 'forcing' you to play with the dolls house, rather than doing the housework :mrgreen:
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