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  • Frat House

    23 posts, 9 voices, 1742 views, started Sep 22, 2008

    Posted on Monday, September 22, 2008 by Rene' Grandon

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    • I guess you are wondering what that pharse could possibly have anything to do with a family. Yes, I said family not a college. My household icludes my husband who at times is a big kid himself, my oldest and youngest sons, and then me.
      Although we have two female dogs and one female cat it really doesn’t even it out.
      When my boys were younger, living at home I was truly the frat mom that cleaned up after all three of them. I had to remember where my husband car keys where, where the oldest left his notebook,and help the youngest find his permission slip that I had signed the night before,but was not lost in the pig pens they called their rooms, my boys rooms that is.
      Cleaning up trash after the three had watched sports in living room,cleaning bathrooms,washing everyones clothes and putting them in the boys drawers after they had set out and been thrown in the floor of their bedrooms for a week.
      They all watched scary movies while I was in my room watching a romantic comedy. The boys,all three of them,

       wanted pizza while I had a salad. I was outnumbered when it came to the tv, what to have for dinner,and when i wanted girl time there was no girl time,or girl to have time with for me. Now don’t get me wrong but I love my boys,but the only way I got girl time was hanging out with the girls who where friends with my boys. My husband
      and I feel every blessed to have our boys. They are turning into great young men. Believe me when I say keeping your sanity in that kind of household can be trying but very rewarding too. So come on speak your mind tells of your “Frat House” stories.
      Come Join the fun!!!



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          Becca wrote Sep 24, 2008
        • Omg. I live that life! lol

          I’m a single Mom of 4 boys. It always seems like there are always a few extra boys around the house at all times. Over the last few years, I have kiddingly mentioned to their parent I’m going to ask for their boys SS# so I can claim them come income tax time lol.....  For some reason the parents laugh and the kids never go home! hahaha

          Anyway, I can really relate to the messiness. Ohhhh gosh. It drives me crazy sometimes! However, they never see it and in their eyes I am just over reacting. My youngest doesn’t get it - he really doesn’t have carpeting in his room! (j/k)  

          It’s good I can laugh about things or else I’d be in the happy house... hey wait - I AM IN A HAPPY HOUSE!!! lol  I love my boys and their friends that call me “Mom“! We always are laughing and having a great time together.

          I realize that I won’t have that clean (in my eyes) house until they are grown. But,—- then it will be time for grandchildren!

          I had to laugh about the dog comment.  We have a male cat and two female dogs here.  When some of my friends ask how can I survive in a household of all men... I respond.. “well, there are two other females in the house - but they are real bitches!”  hehehehe...

          Thanks for the reality of a “FRAT HOUSE” and for the laughs!



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          Yana Berlin wrote Sep 24, 2008
        • I can relate, except I have 3 girls and a boy. It’s always  at least 10 for dinner, but usually 12-15.  I’m so used to a laud crazy home, what will we ever do when they all leave home?



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          Rene' Grandon wrote Sep 26, 2008
        • Hey Becca,

          Welcome to the frat!!! I love what you said about the bitches I will diffently be using that in the future,if you don’t mind me stealing it?
          Glad someone joined this special group.

          Thanks,
          Bella



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          Becca wrote Sep 26, 2008
        • Hi Bella!
          You can use it all you want girl! lol
          I’m sure we can share some realllllllllly good stories! By the way - I come from a family of 6, me being the only girl (and the baby).
          Enjoy the weekend!
          Becca



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          Danihoney wrote Sep 29, 2008
        • When I saw your title I thought ‘Hmmm I only have the two boys, but then there IS that husband, wonder if that counts.’ Now I see that yes it does. I pull my hair sometimes, but really I LOVE IT!!! I will miss it so much in a few years, I can hardly think about it. There is a lot of “guy stuff” in my house and long gone are the days of my sweet smelling babies. Now it is underwear and wet towels on the bathroom floor, and cleats in the entry way. My SUV smells like a locker room every Saturday night with all the sweaty football gear in the back. All hail the makers of Fabreeze, I bow to thee!!!
          The other night, after a round of “No you shut up“, when I finally got the two of them separated. In the middle of my rant my oldest started singing “You‘re gonna miss this, you‘re gonna want this back...” Dammit all, he’s right.



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          Rene' Grandon wrote Sep 29, 2008
        • Hey Danihoney,

          Welcome to the frat! Oh believe me the hubs most diffintly counts. I know exactly how you feel about your son being right. Next time tell him he will miss it too. My youngest use to tease me like that too. But,he was over this weekend and said he misses me and my moma hugs. He has been out on his own since end of June.
          If there is any way to prepare for the empty nest syndrome, I haven’t found it yet. I presonally am working through that right and I don’t no were to turn. If i do find amagic fix I will let you know.  

          Sincerely,
          Bella



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          Danihoney wrote Sep 29, 2008
        • I just keep telling them ‘No one will ever love you like I do“. Oh and they better pick a girl the LOVES me.  :o)



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          Rene' Grandon wrote Sep 29, 2008
        • Danihoney,

          Funny you would mention a girl that loves you. Part of the reason I am bummming so is because my oldest who is 20 and in Air Force Reserves is currently in Missouri at tech school,and has decided that he and his fiance can no longer wait to get married. So they are getting married Oct 3rd at the base he is currently at. Because they can’t wait!!
          My hubs and I can’t be there,because we used all our time off for both our boys graduations this year. So that is really disappointing,although he assures me he wants to have a wedding in June. Reguarding his soon to be wife she was not our first choice for our son, but we want to be supportive and we are doing our best to remember she makes him happy although the relationship seems one sided at times( her side!) but he told me that she loves you mom and you have been more of a mom to her than her own mother. So I wholeheartedly agree about the soon to be daughter -in laws should love you!!

          Sincerely,
          Bella



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          Becca wrote Sep 29, 2008
        • Oh what a night to talk about frat house. I come home from work and I have twice as many boys as when I left to work this morning.... yes, that means 8 boys - all between the age of 11 and 18! Amazingly enough they were peaceful (okay, when I first got home) - but then starts that one little look -or the “your gay” battle. It’s funny - my youngest still is confused over that word. I tell him they are just talking about how happy they are.  Why do kids use gay to mean your stupid? ughhh  

          So after hours of running around, playing DS, making noises, farting and all those good things boys think is funny....I’m winding down for the night.  

          Oh did I mention that I get to go to a convention tomorrow and won’t be back until Friday evening?  ahhhhhhhhhhhh yes, just me and a hotel.....the sweet sound of....quiet....

          But you know what will happen don’t you? I’ll be missing it! hahahaha



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          Danihoney wrote Sep 29, 2008
        • :o)  Congratulations Mom on the new daughter. Here’s to many happy years!



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          Mela13 wrote Sep 29, 2008
        • Hi All~
          I fit right in here! I am a Mom of 4 boys, ages 21 - 8. My oldest is a Marine (21), my next oldest (20)and is married and has an 18 month old baby (yes, I am a grandma although I prefer to be called Nonni...lol) then a 16 year old and finally 8 year old (he was supposed to be a girl, I even got a new husband to better my chances..but no ..oh well !) Even my first grandbaby is a boy! ugh.. lol
          I can totally relate to the name calling and the “noises” (what is so hysterical about a fart?!?)
          It is always a zoo here.  

          I also have 2 female dogs, it was a weak attempt to even things out!

          My oldest boys fight over whose girlfriend/wife will be the favorite...my response...whoever gives me a grandDAUGHTER! lol

          To complicate things the married couple is staying with me until he leaves for the Air Force in December.

          Never ever a dull moment in my house!
          It is crazy, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything!



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          Rene' Grandon wrote Sep 30, 2008
        • Mela13,

          Welcome to the FRAT!!!
          I feel for you. I know how you feel about extra people in the house,because before my youngest left I had 4 men in my house including my do nothing bother. At least when Chris left he took him too. Wow was that fun. I too have a son in Air Force,but he is in tech school right now in Missouri. What is like having a son married?
          Mine is getting married Oct 3rd on that base and we can’t be there. Really disappointing! Looking forward to hearing more about your frat bunch!

          Sincerely,
          Bella

          Hey Becca,

          i read your comment and that is one thing I don’t miss is constant noise,and extra boys at the house eating all the food in house before I even got home from work. glad you are getting a break i know how few and far between those come. Just curious what kind of convention?
          Enjoy that BREAK!!!

          Ciao,
          Bella



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          Mela13 wrote Sep 30, 2008
        • Bella,

          My son will leave in December for Air Force Basic, they changed it from 6 to 8 weeks and then he is off to Tech school.  So his wife and the baby will stay here until he gets stationed somewhere.  It is weird having him married.  It almost doesn’t feel real because they are still living with me (she still stays at her mom’s too, yeah it is weird) until they get settled in the Air Force.  TJ couldn’t join the Air Force unless he was married because they have the baby.  It was just a quick thing, they want to do a big party next year after he is done with basic and tech school.
          I just found out today my oldest in the Marines is leaving for Afghanistan in Novemeber. That makes me nervous. Like I said never ever a dull moment!
          So glad to meet you, sounds like we have a lot in common!
          Talk to you soon!
          Mela



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          Mary Clark wrote Sep 30, 2008
        • Oddly enough...my house was never crazy like that.  I guess I wasn’t the “happy house” or the “cool mom“.  I don’t know...it doesn’t matter now.  I guess one reason it was not like that was because we were never home.  My entire family lived at the baseball field....practically all year long. When my boys were home they were either taking a shower..eating a late dinner and doing homework.  We spent all of our time at a baseball field...even when they were little.  My gosh the time we devoted to baseball ...my boys should have been professional players now.  They were good....don’t get me wrong...played for their high school...but just didn’t want to go further with it. I think mine were more designed to be coaches than players...and they knew that.  Anyway....that’s my frat story...if you can call it that...LOL



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          Rene' Grandon wrote Oct 3, 2008
        • Hi Mela13,

          I can imagine how you feel about the oldest leaving. I really feel for you. I really don’t know how well I will
          be able to handle it!
          My son actually did the last AF boot camp for the 6 weeks.
          even though Dusty is in the reserves. His air wing in Louisianna will be deployed just as he is coming out of Tech school. So we are praying he won’t get deployed in December.
          I will have you in my prayers.

          Luv to U
          Bella



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          Rene' Grandon wrote Dec 2, 2008
        • Why did Frat House get a mature rating, does anyone know?



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          (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Dec 2, 2008
        • It is by default and I think the crazy engineers are still debugging or improving?!  You can change that by clicking.  Hope this help. estatic



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          Rene' Grandon wrote Dec 2, 2008
        • By clicking what? sorry this is all new to me and my other group empty nester has been marked mature too. I guess I don’t understand what this feature is actually for?
          thanks for the info Chinadoll I really appreciate it.



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          (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Dec 2, 2008
        • I don’t see this group rated Mature.  Where did you see it?



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          Doreen XoXo wrote Dec 2, 2008
        • all I can see is the naysayers are not going to be blogging much since all this mature status is going on.....



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          Doreen XoXo wrote Dec 2, 2008
        • nite kids....time for this old lady to hit the hay......

          xoxoxo



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          Becca wrote Jan 2, 2009
        • Hi Bella,

          Sorry for such a delayed response. I’m off work today and thought I’d catch up in some lost time (haven’t been on for a while!)—my convention was for volunteer managers and administrators in Binghamton, NY. It was a national convention so I was able to meet people from across the country. It went well and I was able to bring home a lot of valuable information.

          I hope everyone’s Frat House was fun during the holidays!

          Becca



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