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Maxwell 29: You Can Leave Your Vest On, Second Verse Same as the First

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Lgirlrocks

I don’t get how a schedule for school is such a revolution. Brick and mortar school are done with a schedule. I have known some home school families that had no schedule and didn’t do school most days. I didn’t have a structured schedule but I always managed to get my school work for the day done that day. One of my friends had a school schedule. She came from a much bigger family. 

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ViolaSebastian
27 minutes ago, Lgirlrocks said:

I don’t get how a schedule for school is such a revolution. Brick and mortar school are done with a schedule. I have known some home school families that had no schedule and didn’t do school most days. I didn’t have a structured schedule but I always managed to get my school work for the day done that day. One of my friends had a school schedule. She came from a much bigger family. 

I really think that the rigid scheduling was born from Teri’s depression. It’s common for a therapist to suggest a schedule to a patient with depression. I’m on a schedule myself, though not nearly as rigid. I think Teri or Steve came across the idea of a schedule and found it really did work. But they took it to an unreasonable level and now they’re scheduled down to the minute. 

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catlady

i've come to believe that, too, @ViolaSebastian.  the schedule helped her, and Steve took over and went to extremes.  this makes even more sense when i think about how others here think Steve has a compulsive personality (not saying disorder, just his nature).  it's been said that he eliminated fun because he may have difficulty controlling his own impulses.  and again, he seems to have carried that to the extreme of eliminating all fun/hobbies/etc.  

but at the same time, i see in @Lgirlrocks's comment that all of the Maxwells have a tendency to reinvent the wheel, and that they tend to treat their "discoveries" as major innovations.  school schedule?  OMG, *everybody* should try this!  Pizza cutters are so good at chopping lettuce that we will talk about it in a future blog post!!  Sarah *develops* her characters before she writes each book!!!  ok, i don't remember the details on that one, but Sarah did make a big deal out of her writing processes that were essentially common knowledge.  the Maxwells are so insular that they don't realize that a huge portion of the population already does pretty much everything that they do.

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48 minutes ago, catlady said:

the Maxwells are so insular that they don't realize that a huge portion of the population already does pretty much everything that they do.

B-I-N-G-O and Bingo was his name-o! 

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browngrl

I don't get "dad's corner" posts so this is just speculation on my part, but is Steve well? 

He looks more frail in any pictures of him I've seen on the blog and now he never seems to offer his blunt succinct response to any blog comments. He's only with the grandchildren when the whole family (or a large number of them) are together. Additionally he seems to have adopted a rather fatalistic view of health care now that he's joined scameritan. Terry seems to be the one who comments and to go out to see the grandchildren (albeit with helpers).  Maybe he is just saving up his vitriol for a very special "dad's corner".

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No idea about Steve’s health. He’s in his mid sixties so he’s not going to be what he once was, but it’s not that old.

I notice they haven’t done a fast for a while. Maybe they decided not to do them anymore because they’re getting older, or at least less frequently. 

 

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keepercjr

As usual, unless Melanie doesn’t keep up with the calendar on the wall, “last week” for Teri was in January.  Nothing they ever write about is actually current.

i hope the “child with a doctor’s appointment in Kansas City” is ok.  I would think it is a bit unusual to have a dr appointment 40 min away.

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23 minutes ago, browngrl said:

I don't get "dad's corner" posts so this is just speculation on my part, but is Steve well? 

He looks more frail in any pictures of him I've seen on the blog and now he never seems to offer his blunt succinct response to any blog comments. He's only with the grandchildren when the whole family (or a large number of them) are together. Additionally he seems to have adopted a rather fatalistic view of health care now that he's joined scameritan. Terry seems to be the one who comments and to go out to see the grandchildren (albeit with helpers).  Maybe he is just saving up his vitriol for a very special "dad's corner".

I've thought for a couple of years that Steve looks frail and sallow, but I know that some FJers disagree with that assessment, so it's anybody's guess. Personally I don't think he's well, but I don't have enough evidence to speculate on the cause. Maybe the lack of burrito meat is making him anemic. :my_biggrin:

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14 minutes ago, keepercjr said:

As usual, unless Melanie doesn’t keep up with the calendar on the wall, “last week” for Teri was in January.  Nothing they ever write about is actually current.

i hope the “child with a doctor’s appointment in Kansas City” is ok.  I would think it is a bit unusual to have a dr appointment 40 min away.

I grew up in Iowa and had health issues as a child. At the time, at least in Iowa, there were only two doctors who specialized in the pediatric specialty I needed to see--one was an hour away and one was three hours away. I hope that everything is alright and its a minor matter, but there just aren't as many pediatric specialists in the midwest that are close by. Depending on the issue, this may be true for the Maxwell grandspawn in question, too, and not necessarily indicative of a major issue. For example, there doesn't appear to be a pediatric opthamologist in Leavenworth, and when you Google search for one, the first hit is for doctors in Kansas City.

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abbylabby1

I think I recall a picture where it appeared Bethany was smaller than Christina although she is older.  Maybe growth related visit just to rule out problems?  Maybe a picture around Christmas or just before?

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As an aside I'd like to add, this was an issue I frequently dealt with when I worked in a pediatric clinic. Transportation was the most common barrier to treatment I encountered with our families. If a patient didn't have a reliable car or the money for gas, the kiddos struggled getting to their treatment. Some families would drive two or three hours and it was a major hit on the family's finances. 

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IReallyAmHopewell
2 hours ago, danvillebelle said:

B-I-N-G-O and Bingo was his name-o! 

That and, I must hand this to them, they created a niche product to market to overwhelmed Moms and ran with it. It was shown on 17 Kids and Counting (or a special) as was the stupid chore packs which seem to be conference name badge holders with index cards.  A mom with 7 kids under age 8, desperate for sanity, might just buy it...

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treemom

I’m amused at how Terri just didn’t say the game was fun to play with the dog.  

“It is a stimulating and challenging game for her, although is amazingly good at finding her treat.”

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The Mother Dust

Thank you for carrying over the old thread title @Coconut Flan, we get to bask in it's awesomeness a little bit longer. 😘

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14 minutes ago, treemom said:

I’m amused at how Terri just didn’t say the game was fun to play with the dog.  

“It is a stimulating and challenging game for her, although is amazingly good at finding her treat.”

Yep—because in Maxhell, “fun” is the “F word.”

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OhNoNike

She didn’t go homeschooling alone. She brought her photographer. 

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johnhugh

How is it possible to home school children with different ages and abilities when you only have one teacher? I was schooled in the UK at both state then private schools  but you were generally taught, even though text books were used. The older girl sitting on the sofa on her own is basically teaching herself. No wonder the older guys go from one job to another. swift offer, maxhell and sons building, lawn mowing,, photography.....

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Odd1Out

It won’t let me pull a quote from the last thread- but I’m curious about what someone stated. It said Brad Pitt was from Kickapoo. 

Brad Pitt was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma. There is a Kickapoo Street in Shawnee. 

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albireo

On the subject of Sara Absher, she has two kids now and constantly talks about obedience, especially in her IG stories. Very IBLP.

She also has Abbie doing lots of Scripture recitation. But at least she took them to a scientifically accurate dinosaur exhibit a while back? I dunno, fundies are weird.

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Dandruff
6 hours ago, keepercjr said:

i hope the “child with a doctor’s appointment in Kansas City” is ok.  I would think it is a bit unusual to have a dr appointment 40 min away.

Closest doctor who's fundie enough?

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6 hours ago, keepercjr said:

As usual, unless Melanie doesn’t keep up with the calendar on the wall, “last week” for Teri was in January.  Nothing they ever write about is actually current.

i hope the “child with a doctor’s appointment in Kansas City” is ok.  I would think it is a bit unusual to have a dr appointment 40 min away.

The chore pack calendar next to Abigail reflects February. It also looks like they only homeschool four days a week.

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4 hours ago, The Mother Dust said:

Thank you for carrying over the old thread title @Coconut Flan, we get to bask in it's awesomeness a little bit longer. 😘

Am I the only one that doesn’t get the meaning of the title? I get that the vest part is about them wearing vests indoors all the time. But I don’t get what the saying is in reference to. 

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Coconut Flan

It's a play on The Full Monty.

 

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1 hour ago, Odd1Out said:

It won’t let me pull a quote from the last thread- but I’m curious about what someone stated. It said Brad Pitt was from Kickapoo. 

Brad Pitt was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma. There is a Kickapoo Street in Shawnee. 

He was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma, but grew up near Springfield, MO. He graduated from Kickapoo High in Springfield. His parents still live in Springfield and he has a brother in the area as well. 

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