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Father Blames Mother For Not Receiving Presents From Children

Mackenzie Freeman

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The holidays have their way of serving as an emotional trigger for many of us. Whether you are missing a loved one or you simply never had the type of relationship that everyone else does, there are lots of reasons to be sad. There’s much to consider at moments like these. Recently, one father decided to ask Reddit for some advice about how to handle a problem that he was experiencing.

He finds that his wife does not actually appreciate the presents that she is given. That’s why no one even wants to get her a present anymore. Dad claims that their 5 year old and 2 year old are tired of this routine and they have essentially given up on the idea of giving their mother a gift that will make her happy.

She is a great mother, according to him. However, one of the stories that he told summed up the situation perfectly. When he and his wife were in the process of courting one another, he showed up at her house carrying a dozen roses. Instead of being appreciative, she simply told the poor man that he was unable to afford such a purchase.

That would definitely keep us from ever looking to buy someone a gift again, that is for sure. She does not even bother with a halfway polite response, she just skips right to the insults. It’s hard on this father because he and his family love to give gifts. He’s gotten used to her ways, though. Thank goodness one of these people is willing to be an adult about the whole thing.

When her birthdays roll around, he buys the item that she requests specifically. If he does not have anything to go on, he’ll refrain from the process entirely. Once Mother’s Day rolled around this year, he started thinking about the process a lot more. His children do not possess his ability to look at the larger picture.

If their mother is critical of the gifts that they give, it makes them feel bad. That is just how children are. They are appreciative of their parents and they look to provide them with any gift that they can think of. Mom decided to tell the kids that all she wanted for Mother’s Day was a card. Little did she know that they did not want to make them for her!

They took her request to mean that they should be making card for their grandmother instead. We can’t say that we blame them there. All it would take is one snarky comment and we would be out of the gift giving game forever. What the kids didn’t know was that there is a great deal of tension between Grandma and their mother.

Mom may have wanted to blame Grandma for the kids’ actions but she needs to take a long, hard look in the mirror. Grandma always shows the proper amount of enthusiasm when the children give her gifts, so of course they still want to offer them. That’s why Dad just asks for what she wants and does his best to provide it. This year, she decided on a nice picture of the children.

Of course, this did not work out as planned and that’s why Dad was left to ask Reddit for help. It did not take long before the family decided to speak to a professional. This mother is creating the sort of wounds that are sure to fester into adulthood if she is not careful. She is a loving and caring mother, outside of this strange quirk, so we hope that she is able to get it fixed!

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35 Life Hacks That Will Revolutionize Your Life

Lea Lomas

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Life is all about learning and as we age, boy, do we learn a lot! In order to make the most out of the wisdom we gain from age, we’ve decided to collect 35 of the most clever life hacks on the internet. You can use these simple life hacks for everything from work and travel to getting chores done faster around the house. 

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35 Life Hacks That Will Revolutionize Your Life

Sherry Rucherman

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Life is all about learning and as we age, boy, do we learn a lot! In order to make the most out of the wisdom we gain from age, we’ve decided to collect 35 of the most clever life hacks on the internet. You can use these simple life hacks for everything from work and travel to getting chores done faster around the house. 

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A Koala Mother Babysits Three Joeys

Mackenzie Freeman

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The parents who have several young children at home often talk about the challenges that they face. Caring for even one very young child is certainly difficult. Having three kids like this just multiplies all of the associated obstacles. Strangely enough, many animal parents don’t quite seem to have the exact same issues. Then again, it’s possible that koala parents might have some of the same problems. 

Very young children tend to squirm and kick whenever they’re held. Parents who have twins sometimes have a difficult time holding both of the kids at once for that reason. They might get used to it, but it still might pose a lot of challenges physically. These situations are even tougher on the parents who actually have triplets. There are koala mothers who have to care for three joeys at once. A koala mother at the Billabong Zoo was in that situation recently. 

Human parents have certain inherently advantages. The fact that humans are comparatively tall certainly helps. Human infants and toddlers are very small compared to their parents. Many animal parents are not as fortunate, including the koala mother at Australia’s Billabong Zoo.

While these koala joeys are actually capable of climbing trees on their own, they seem to prefer resting on her back. While they’re still smaller than she is, the size difference is actually relatively modest. The mother koala seems to be only around three times the size of each individual joey. Since there are three of them, she seems to be at least somewhat overwhelmed. 

The koala joeys can’t seem to sit still, and all four of them seem as if they’re struggling to get comfortable and stay that way. They aren’t resting peacefully on the mother’s back. Instead, they’re constantly shifting and stepping on her. As this is happening, she’s still trying to hold onto the tree. They almost look as if they’re scratching her at times, which is enough to make anyone feel sorry for the mother koala.

It’s an entertainingly adorable image, but the mother koala still seems to be struggling to keep up with all of these joeys. She’s being remarkably patient, especially when people consider the situation overall. These koala joeys were not actually hers. She was just looking after them.

This sort of thing might surprise a lot of people, since koalas are not especially social animals. In fact, plenty of relatively unsocial animals will care for babies that aren’t theirs. They’ll still have the caregiver instinct, which can be helpful in a zoo environment. 

Koala joeys are actually very strongly connected to their parents emotionally. They spend months in pouches, and aren’t even remotely independent for a full year. It takes them even more time to become truly independent, and they’re still very attached to their parents from that point onward. This koala is not actually their mother, but they have the same sort of bonding instinct that her actual children would have. She’s acting as their mother, and that appears to be good enough for the joeys. 

Even though they could spend time on the tree alone, many of them are not going to want to do so. Koalas are generally very inactive animals. The mother koala in particular just seems to want to rest, and the joeys are not making that easy. Still, as energetic as they are, the joeys still settle down some of the time. 

It almost looks as if all four of them are going to fall any second. Still, all koalas are adapted to this sort of situation, and they’re astonishingly good at staying on trees. 

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