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This is an Open apology and promise 

Yesterday my grandkids were playing together and One lost to the Other and man all hell broke loose because I told my 9 yr old grandkid to have some character and accept being beaten and That you can't win every game and being a poor sport ruins the game for everyone else and don't be a Brat (Papa is wise )

One hour later My granddaughter calls me on Skype and asked me Why I ( meaning me) could be a poor sport but she couldn't. I answered her with I am not a poor sport To which she replied  Wrong Papa ! You can be a real bad sport in your ship game and BOOM!!! ( Grand daughter might be wiser)She had me .she asked me about all the times I'm playing with her dad and I get mad and say mean stuff about people should play candy crush and minecraft and my little pony instead of the Ships game among other not so nice things I have said  I have no defense I tried to justify my actions with because I try so hard and I am a team player but at the end of everyone of those excuses I have acted like a poor sport and a Brat 

 Never again I wish everyone a Great 2021 and I am sincerely sorry 

Jr.

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The really hard lesson is learning wisdom from children.  Glad to see you have.:cap_like:

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Grats on your new and better attitude. You will very likely enjoy the game even more now.

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28 minutes ago, jr_token said:

She had me .she asked me about all the times I'm playing with her dad and I get mad and say mean stuff about people should play candy crush and minecraft and my little pony instead of the Ships game among other not so nice things 

 Never again I wish everyone a Great 2021 and I am sincerely sorry 

 

Thanks for the mental picture. I had a hearty laugh :Smile_veryhappy:

Give your granddaughter a hug!

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@jr_token this sounds like a New Year's resolution forced upon you by your wise granddaughter! I think you are doing the right thing here and not telling them kids "do as I say, not as I do". :cap_like:

However, most people break their New Year's resolutions by 12 January. How about an update on your progress keeping this promise in a week? :cap_hmm:

 

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Yea, as you get older these Rodney Dangerfield moments do happen..  I'm 63 going on 64 and right there with ya...  And you just know granddaughter WILL be checking on you!

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this all somewhat goes along the lines of be careful of what you do and say as like you changed your daughters(childrens) diapers when the where little,one day in the not so distant future they may be changing yours...good post token,i got a chuckle out of it...good day sir...sax29

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Jeez about time boomers :P

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Your granddaughter is wise but it takes a wise man to admit error.

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8 minutes ago, TL_Warlord_Roff said:

notice how everyone posting so far in this thread has over 10,000 battles under the belt...

Yup, but still being a brat sometimes

 

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4 hours ago, jr_token said:

 Wrong Papa !

My nieces started calling their uncle out on his inconsistencies when they were about a year and a half old.

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When my kids got to a certain age ( 30's )  they started trying to raise ME... Now my Grands call me out when I swear or anything else. 

 The circle of life.

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4 hours ago, Khafni said:

@jr_token this sounds like a New Year's resolution forced upon you by your wise granddaughter! I think you are doing the right thing here and not telling them kids "do as I say, not as I do". :cap_like:

However, most people break their New Year's resolutions by 12 January. How about an update on your progress keeping this promise in a week? :cap_hmm:

 

I suppose this is a New Years resolution  and  when I set my mind to something I do it, This does not mean I wont be cussing up a storm But I will vent towards the RNG gods:)  I will Just not be a jerk and poor sport and remind myself it is "Just a Game" 

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1 hour ago, Col_Nasty said:

When my kids got to a certain age ( 30's )  they started trying to raise ME... Now my Grands call me out when I swear or anything else. 

 The circle of life.

Mine haven't tried to raise me yet. They just complain about my "bad" mannerisms. I don't understand why...it's a known fact that it is better to vent (gas) than to hold it in. Venting eases the pain!

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6 hours ago, HamptonRoads said:

The really hard lesson is learning wisdom from children.  Glad to see you have.:cap_like:

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The good news is that he raised the child to have the wisdom in the first place.  :)

 

Edit:  Were you the guy that made me quit playing CVs a few years back?  I remember hearing the phrase 'uninstall the game and go play ....'   BTW... JK   I sucked at CVs.

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On 1/5/2021 at 1:48 PM, Khafni said:

@jr_token this sounds like a New Year's resolution forced upon you by your wise granddaughter! I think you are doing the right thing here and not telling them kids "do as I say, not as I do". :cap_like:

However, most people break their New Year's resolutions by 12 January. How about an update on your progress keeping this promise in a week? :cap_hmm:

 

Update as promised : Yes I've kept my comments to myself, Yes I have tried to communicate with my teammates and not mentions candy crush,Mindcraft or My little pony as an alternative game to play  On a negative- I have mentioned that battleships have been defending the A and B line in Heroic fashion I'm sorry  sort of

 

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JR, you’re lucky you only have to deal with grandkids.  My 5 kids are all still at home (the oldest is only 10!). So I have to mind my manners all the time!

As for the comments to the BBs, ehhh... that’s just “coaching”.

On a more serious note, I’ve found that getting mad at people is more likely to make them dig in their heels and not change what they are doing, simply out of spite.  Often just pointing out the error, without judgment, is enough to get people to move.

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Just played 3 games, and in every one, my team decided to abandon a flank.  I’m glad I had just read this thread beforehand...

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1 hour ago, SeaGladius said:

JR, you’re lucky you only have to deal with grandkids.  My 5 kids are all still at home (the oldest is only 10!). So I have to mind my manners all the time!

As for the comments to the BBs, ehhh... that’s just “coaching”.

On a more serious note, I’ve found that getting mad at people is more likely to make them dig in their heels and not change what they are doing, simply out of spite.  Often just pointing out the error, without judgment, is enough to get people to move.

Good Luck with 5 kids

29 minutes ago, SeaGladius said:

Just played 3 games, and in every one, my team decided to abandon a flank.  I’m glad I had just read this thread beforehand...

I will keep this in mind while I grind some more today  Thanks 

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