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On 4/11/2017 at 8:11 AM, MA_PE said:

when My kids were in Little League I bought them a $200 bat.  I got kind of annoyed when during games everyone would use it.  similarly he played catcher so I bought him all good quality catcher's gear.  Next thing I know whoever is playing catcher is wearing his stuff because it was better than the league supplied stuff.  I didn't want to be a jerk and raise any issues, but the other kids wouldn't care and beat the heck out of it.  I tried to tell my son to keep it in his equipment bag when he wasn't using it, but the kids would just go in there and take it anyway.   Not the end of the world and we let it go but it was annoying.

he freaked out at the first practice with the new bat...they had divided up into groups to work on throwing, hitting, etc...while he was in the throwing group, he looked over and his bat was missing.  mr snick said he freaked out for the whole time.  someone had grabbed his bat to use in the hitting group. 

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7 minutes ago, snickerd3 said:

he freaked out at the first practice with the new bat...they had divided up into groups to work on throwing, hitting, etc...while he was in the throwing group, he looked over and his bat was missing.  mr snick said he freaked out for the whole time.  someone had grabbed his bat to use in the hitting group. 

Sounds about right.  Get him an equipment bag and tell him to put his stuff in it when he's not using it.  Even then kids being kids, if they know it's there they might just go and get it.  If he leaves it out in the open near the bench, the other kids will use it just like any of the team common equipment.  One hates being a dick about it but that's kind of just the way it is.  i hope he can just focus on playing the game and doesn't have to be distracted worrying about his stuff.  Fun times.

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11 minutes ago, MA_PE said:

Sounds about right.  Get him an equipment bag and tell him to put his stuff in it when he's not using it.  Even then kids being kids, if they know it's there they might just go and get it.  If he leaves it out in the open near the bench, the other kids will use it just like any of the team common equipment.  One hates being a dick about it but that's kind of just the way it is.  i hope he can just focus on playing the game and doesn't have to be distracted worrying about his stuff.  Fun times.

he has a bag for gear.  I don't mind the bat usage, hell the one i bought has a no dent warranty,  I do say something about the helmets though if someone grabs his.  I have dealt with lice one too many times already from others.  

 

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1 hour ago, snickerd3 said:

he has a bag for gear.  I don't mind the bat usage, hell the one i bought has a no dent warranty,  I do say something about the helmets though if someone grabs his.  I have dealt with lice one too many times already from others.  

 

Absolutely.  Like I mentioned before I bought my kid catcher's gear.  The other kids would use it and stretch it out so it didn't fit him correctly anymore.  "no dent warranty".  Wow haven't heard of that before.  I recall the one I bought was a light aluminum bat that would (and did) dent with abuse.....

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an aluminum Louisville slugger.  1 yr no dent warranty.   

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34 minutes ago, snickerd3 said:

an aluminum Louisville slugger.  1 yr no dent warranty.   

that's pretty good.  We bought my son a $200 carbon fiber hockey stick for Xmas one year.  It came with a 30 day warranty.  My wife bought it early December and specifically asked that if it was an Xmas present can the warranty start on Xmas as he wouldn't even see it until then.  The sales guy said sure.  Like the second time my son played with it just after New Year, he broke it and it was more than 30 days from the initial purchase date.  The sporting goods shop reluctantly gave us a replacement but it was a struggle to get them to honor their word.

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got the game schedule last night...holy cow!!!  at least we only have to travel 1.25hrs one time.  The rest of the away games are 30-45 minute away

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Saturday is a big day in the refrigerant household.  Daughter #1 gets her Masters in Psychology & son #1 gets his BS in Mechanical Engineering.  I still will have two at the University of Texas (An EE and a Nurse) and the MS degree is looking for a PhD program, so I am still bleeding money.....But it is going to be a good day!

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7 minutes ago, Freon said:

I still will have two at the University of Texas (An EE and a Nurse)

:thumbs:

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congrats!  & I bet the BS ME gets a job before the Masters in PSY ;)

But at least maybe getting one of the "tab" will help!

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32 minutes ago, Freon said:

I still will have two at the University of Texas (An EE and a Nurse)

Environmental Engineering?

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Electrical Engineer

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9 minutes ago, Freon said:

Electrical Engineer

Oh, that's cool too.

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I don't think they do ENV degrees at the Texas Schools :D

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congrats to the Freon household.  That's awesome!  I thought advanced degrees are supposed to be on someone else's dime.

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2 minutes ago, MA_PE said:

I thought advanced degrees are supposed to be on someone else's dime.

That's my plan going forward!!! :D

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my eldest only missed 4 math questions on the SAT. But his verbal brought his score down to "below" 1600.  I hope that's good enough to get him some nerd money at one of the "mines" schools.

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15 minutes ago, Road Guy said:

my eldest only missed 4 math questions on the SAT. But his verbal brought his score down to "below" 1600.  I hope that's good enough to get him some nerd money at one of the "mines" schools.

Might be good enough for the CG Academy.

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Minisnick's principle called me during lunch today.  When he identified himself, I thought great what did minisnick do that merited the principle to call.  He was just calling to invite mr snick and myself to their morning meeting on the 19th so we could see minisnick get an award, picture for the paper etc...

 

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Nice!  Mrs. Supe met with Junior's VP today, but that was to discuss the fact that there's an older boy on the bus grabbing backpacks, bullying, and discussing 4th grade friendly topics such as genital herpes.

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lovely...such nice bus ride conversations.  

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Yes.  VP initially recommended that they move Junior on the bus, and not this other kid.  I called Mrs. Supe, told her to ask the VP what the other students parents would think about this individual not being punished, and being allowed to continue such conversations at his leisure with THEIR children.  Told her to mention it would be a great topic for next PTA meeting.  

She's now revisiting her proposed strategy...

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1 minute ago, Supe said:

Yes.  VP initially recommended that they move Junior on the bus, and not this other kid.  I called Mrs. Supe, told her to ask the VP what the other students parents would think about this individual not being punished, and being allowed to continue such conversations at his leisure with THEIR children.  Told her to mention it would be a great topic for next PTA meeting.  

She's now revisiting her proposed strategy...

why is it always move the person bringing issues to attention and not dealing with the issue?!  and that's not limited to just school, but life in general

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14 minutes ago, snickerd3 said:

why is it always move the person bringing issues to attention and not dealing with the issue?!

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On Tuesday minisnick said his teacher told him he was 7 books away from the 100 pt club (basically 200 books read) and the AR program ends on the 16th.  Hopefully he reads&tests at least one additional book during the school day every day this week and the book he brings home and he should make it.  It earns him a picture in the paper, a prize, lunch with the principle and a coupon for a free pizza to one of the local pizzerias.  at least that is what the captions have said in the newpaper clips for those that have already reached this point. 

 

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