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Noah and Baby J's mommy 2 kids; Oregon 3454 posts
2nd Dec '12

All I found was commercial wash machines and the toddlers/

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49279 posts
2nd Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting MyMonkeysNAMEisFINGERS:</b>" I've googled and I only found two accidents, both involving toddlers. One toddler lost his arm after ... [snip!] ... toddler, we're talking about an 8 year old. I didn't find any stories about an adult/child/teenager losing a limb to a washer."</blockquote>




I've seen it happen to adults. But regardless, there's no use arguing with someone like you who has some BS line for everything. While my kids will have chores to learn responsibility, there's a limit. A child is only a child so long and shouldn't be expected to do adult things a parent should be doing.

Angel [Mariah's Mommy] 1 child; Indianapolis, Indiana 18065 posts
2nd Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting MyMonkeysNAMEisFINGERS:</b>" I've googled and I only found ... [snip!] ... there's a limit. A child is only a child so long and shouldn't be expected to do adult things a parent should be doing."</blockquote>




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♥Love♥ TTC since Jun 2013; 2 angel babies; California 6148 posts
2nd Dec '12
Quoting MyMonkeysNAMEisFINGERS:" Are you being serious right now? Seriously? My daughter is 3 and already helps me with doing laundry ... [snip!] ... lost a limb to a washing machine. I think more people have been raped by a dolphin than lost a limb by the washing machine. "

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user banned 2 kids; Silly, Belgium 6539 posts
2nd Dec '12

Ok, so I found this:



In support of this view, according to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, 3 there were 19,109 injuries from 1993 till year 2000 due to washing machines. Most of the reported cases of washing machine injuries come from North America and were often due to a design that is now defunct.



They posted 3 cased. 2 fractured arms. 1 fractured finger. Nothing mentioned actual limb losses. And also, the line I bolded. Even putting that aside, that averages out to 2730 'accidents' annually. With that being said, In 2004, there were 3,308 unintentional drownings in the United States, an average of nine people per day. An estimated 5,000 children ages 14 and under are hospitalized due to unintentional drowning-related incidents each year; 15 percent die in the hospital and as many as 20 percent suffer severe, permanent neurological disability. I guess that means I will never let my kid go swimming.



There are 14 dolphin rapes reported per year in the U.S.

♥Love♥ TTC since Jun 2013; 2 angel babies; California 6148 posts
2nd Dec '12
Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:" <blockquote><b>Quoting MyMonkeysNAMEisFINGERS:</b>" I've googled and I only found ... [snip!] ... there's a limit. A child is only a child so long and shouldn't be expected to do adult things a parent should be doing."

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user banned 2 kids; Silly, Belgium 6539 posts
2nd Dec '12
Quoting ♥Love♥:" :?"


Dolphin rape is very real, and while meant to serve as an outlandish comparison, it wasn't meant to be a joke.

♥Love♥ TTC since Jun 2013; 2 angel babies; California 6148 posts
2nd Dec '12
Quoting MyMonkeysNAMEisFINGERS:" Ok, so I found this: In support of this view, according to the United States Consumer Product Safety ... [snip!] ... disability. I guess that means I will never let my kid go swimming. There are 14 dolphin rapes reported per year in the U.S."

What source told you this?

user banned 2 kids; Silly, Belgium 6539 posts
2nd Dec '12
Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:" <blockquote><b>Quoting MyMonkeysNAMEisFINGERS:</b>" I've googled and I only found ... [snip!] ... there's a limit. A child is only a child so long and shouldn't be expected to do adult things a parent should be doing."


That's beside the point. I have a BS line for it because I don't think "losing a limb to a washing machine" is a valid argument. However, what I've bolded now is a valid argument. I think it largely depends on the mental capacity and maturity of the child and I give OP the benefit of the doubt that she knows what her step-daughter is physically and mentally capable of handling. My daughter, who is 3, for example has helped me with laundry, she folds towels and helps me load the machine. She has also helped me with handwashing dishes. Shit, I've even supervised her cutting a cucumber for a salad (with a butter knife). Some people may think I am insane for letting my kid do these things, but I know she can handle it and that she ENJOYS it. I plan to implement a daily chore system with her as well when she's older, of course not before evaluating what she is capable of handling. It's 100% a case-by-case basis.

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49279 posts
2nd Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting MyMonkeysNAMEisFINGERS:</b>" Dolphin rape is very real, and while meant to serve as an outlandish comparison, it wasn't meant to be a joke."</blockquote>



You seem quite interested in dolphin rape. Almost to a creepy degree. I think you may need to speak to someone about that.

user banned 2 kids; Silly, Belgium 6539 posts
2nd Dec '12
Quoting ♥Love♥:" What source told you this?"


You could google it for yourself. It's serious shit. Dolphins are massive douchebags and there are even videos of dolphins trying to rape people. They drag divers and swimmers into their rape caves and drown them and rape their corpses. They rape other dolphins too. There are something 4-10 dolphins ganging up on a female and forcing her to copulate. They're not the friendly, squeeky, intelligent mammals they're known as. They're scumbags.

♥Love♥ TTC since Jun 2013; 2 angel babies; California 6148 posts
2nd Dec '12
Quoting MyMonkeysNAMEisFINGERS:" You could google it for yourself. It's serious shit. Dolphins are massive douchebags and there are ... [snip!] ... female and forcing her to copulate. They're not the friendly, squeeky, intelligent mammals they're known as. They're scumbags."

Yeah, Id rather not google that.

user banned 2 kids; Silly, Belgium 6539 posts
2nd Dec '12
Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:" <blockquote><b>Quoting MyMonkeysNAMEisFINGERS:</b>" Dolphin rape is very real, ... [snip!] ... You seem quite interested in dolphin rape. Almost to a creepy degree. I think you may need to speak to someone about that."


Not particularly, but I brought it up because your argument was equally ridiculous. Since it was brought up, I don't think it should negate my entire argument simple because it's not a fact widely known. There are real, tangible cases of dolphin rape whereas I've yet to come across a single case of an adult LOSING a limb to a washing machine. That's the point.

user banned 2 kids; Silly, Belgium 6539 posts
2nd Dec '12
Quoting ♥Love♥:" Yeah, Id rather not google that."


So don't.

LolaMcKitten Due May 30 (girl); 27 kids; Beverly Hills, California 15496 posts
2nd Dec '12
Quoting MyMonkeysNAMEisFINGERS:" Am I the only one who thinks that doing laundry at 8 is NOT that big of a deal? You put soap, you put ... [snip!] ... them out, you fold/hang them/put them away. HOW is that too much? It's not even an everyday, it's probably like once a week."


I dont think it's a big deal, either. My dad is super handicapped, so I started doing laundry for EVERYONE when I was younger than that.