I bought it when it came out on dvd. Watched it once and really did love it. But it was too small for my TV screen so I’ve been meaning to watch it on my computer ever since (along with subtitles which I need because of tinnitus) but have not gotten around to it.
Sometimes I really do loathe Jeri. Teena shouldn’t have told her she’d found the stash.
You’re so right. When I was 10 I found the stash too. Looked at all of it. Loved the gifts but on Christmas morning I was hoping I had missed just one thing so it would be a surprise but no… I enjoyed the gifts but was disappointed about no surprises and it was all my fault. (of course my mother could’ve hidden them better lol!)
It won’t work. People always think those who work from home don’t really work. They think since you’re home you’re free to do me this favour (like babysit my kids for an hour or two). Also your kids will be running in and out bothering you. Happens in “Pajama Diaries” all the time. Also the housework will call when you see dirty laundry piled up. Maybe these days with more people having switched to working at home due to covid these problems aren’t as bad as they used to be.
You’re right. Besides I think the father ought not to be greeted with his children’s latest offenses the minute he walks in the door. Give the man a chance to rest with a beverage for 20-30 minutes, and then quietly tell him the latest stuff. If it’s an emergency that’s different but this isn’t.
When I was in 2nd grade I had Mrs Claxton a b word from the pit of h—-. She was a loathsome old woman who always wore black and looked just like the witch she was. I always dreamed of throwing a bucket of water over her and making her melt like the wicked witch in the wizard of Oz. She singled out me and a boy named Douglas to torture and for every little thing slapped our hands with her ruler. Nowadays she’d never get away with that. But she knew she could do as she liked with me because my mother would back her up. I know this old crone is long gone now but may her memory be cursed!
You’re right. This happened to me many times when I was a kid. I was a baby boomer and often teachers made us write sentences like 100 times “I will not talk in class” or some such nonsense. Once the teacher gave me my own sentence and when my mother saw it she realized it was not a sentence for the whole class so she added to the sentence. Other times I’d get punished at school, then the teacher called my mom and I got another punishment at home. Come to think of it that really wasn’t fair but that was my mom!
Grandma’s heart was in the right place but maybe she oughtn’t to have done that. Kids have to learn that the world has a lot of jerks and Miss Avis is one of them. They need to sound the alarm to every kid they know that Miss Avis doesn’t pay her debts so the next time she needs work done, don’t volunteer unless you want to do it for free.
When I worked I was mostly interested in the money but a cute guy didn’t hurt either. Nice to have something pleasant to look at during the day!
Is she interested in paying the rent? Having food to eat? Buying another pair of shoes?