History PlayingWith / IWantGrandkids

25th Jan '16 4:16:46 PM randomtroper89
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** Sharon is a multi-millionaire CEO who isn't really concerned about dating, marriage, or having children. Her sister Melanie is a stereotypical white trash hick who has about five times as many children as they can afford. Shannon considers Melanie a success and Sharon a failure.

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** Sharon is a multi-millionaire CEO who isn't really concerned about dating, marriage, or having children. Her sister Melanie Stacy is a stereotypical white trash hick who has about five times as many children as they can afford. Shannon considers Melanie Stacy a success and Sharon a failure.



** Shannon gives Sharon grief because she very definitely ''doesn't'' want any grandchildren.
* '''Subverted''':
** Shannon tells Sharon she should focus on her career for now, not on trying to have kids as soon as possible.
** Shannon thinks Sharon should avoid having kids, because at this point she's not responsible enough to handle raising a child.
* '''Double Subverted''': However, this is soon revealed to be her attempting to use ReversePsychology on her daughter.

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** Shannon gives Sharon grief because she very definitely ''doesn't'' doesn't want any grandchildren.
* '''Subverted''':
** Shannon tells
'''Subverted''': Sharon she should focus on mentions that a family member who wants her career for now, not on trying to have kids as soon as possible.
** Shannon thinks Sharon should avoid having kids, because at this point she's not responsible enough
kids. This turns out to handle raising a child.
be he brother Stanley, who is wanting to be an Uncle.
* '''Double Subverted''': However, this is soon revealed Stanley only tells that to be Sharon, because Shannon told her attempting to use ReversePsychology on her daughter.to.



** Shannon has three children (Stanley, Sharon and Stacy), and none of them have a promising career. While she heavily pressures Sharon to hurry up, get married and have kids, she discourages ''Stacy'' from the very same goals, and is completely indifferent to whether or not Stanley settles down and gets to the baby-making. In short, she is selective.

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** Shannon has three children (Stanley, Sharon and Stacy), and none of them have a promising career. While she heavily pressures Sharon to hurry up, get married and have kids, she discourages ''Stacy'' Stacy from the very same goals, and is completely indifferent to whether or not Stanley settles down and gets to the baby-making. In short, she is selective.



* '''Discussed''': "Look, Bob, I really don't want a baby." "Do your parents want grandchildren? We should try to make them happy." "No, my sister Melanie already took care of that."

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* '''Discussed''': "Look, Bob, I really don't want a baby." "Do your parents want grandchildren? We should try to make them happy." "No, my sister Melanie Stacy already took care of that."
28th Feb '15 9:23:39 AM TheLyniezian
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** [[TheHighQueen Queen Shannon]] is desperate for RebelliousPrincess Sharon to produce offspring to secure the future of the dynasty, otherwise there will be grave political consequences in years to come.
20th Jan '15 3:14:11 PM TrickyTroper
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** Shannon has two children. One is a multi-millionaire CEO who isn't really concerned about dating, marriage, or having children. The other is a stereotypical white trash hick who has about five times as many children as they can afford. Guess which one Shannon considers to be successful, and which one she considers a failure and a disappointment.

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** Shannon has two children. One Sharon is a multi-millionaire CEO who isn't really concerned about dating, marriage, or having children. The other Her sister Melanie is a stereotypical white trash hick who has about five times as many children as they can afford. Guess which one Shannon considers to be successful, Melanie a success and which one she considers Sharon a failure and a disappointment.failure.



* '''Parodied''': Shannon has three children (Stanley, Sharon and Stacy), and none of them have a promising career. While she heavily pressures Sharon to hurry up, get married and have kids, she discourages ''Stacy'' from the very same goals, and is completely indifferent to whether or not Stanley settles down and gets to the baby-making. In short, she is selective.

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* '''Parodied''': '''Parodied''':
**
Shannon has three children (Stanley, Sharon and Stacy), and none of them have a promising career. While she heavily pressures Sharon to hurry up, get married and have kids, she discourages ''Stacy'' from the very same goals, and is completely indifferent to whether or not Stanley settles down and gets to the baby-making. In short, she is selective.selective.
** Shannon refers to [[NoFourthWall this trope]] when Sharon asks why she wants grandkids so much.



** Shannon refers to [[NoFourthWall this trope]] when Sharon asks why she wants grandkids so much.
* '''Invoked''': Sharon vows not to have any children no matter what Shannon (or anyone else) thinks.

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** "Why do our parents ask for grandkids?" "I don't know. Maybe they're bored."
* '''Invoked''':
** Shannon refers to [[NoFourthWall this trope]] when has picked up on the {{UST}} between Sharon asks why and Bob, and clumsily attempts to push them together by dropping less-than-subtle hints that she wants grandkids so much.
* '''Invoked''':
thinks they'd make some cute kids together.
**
Sharon vows not to have any children no matter what Shannon (or anyone else) thinks.



* '''Discussed''': "Why do our parents ask for grandkids?" "I don't know. Maybe they're bored."

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* '''Discussed''': "Why do our parents ask for grandkids?" "I '''Discussed''': "Look, Bob, I really don't know. Maybe they're bored.want a baby." "Do your parents want grandchildren? We should try to make them happy." "No, my sister Melanie already took care of that."



* '''Played For Laughs''':
** Shannon has picked up on the {{UST}} between Sharon and Bob, and clumsily attempts to push them together by dropping less-than-subtle hints that she thinks they'd make some cute kids together.
** Sharon is lesbian, and her mother keeps asking her why she is not getting married and when will she have children. {{Gayngst}} ensues.

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* '''Played For Laughs''':
** Shannon has picked up on the {{UST}} between Sharon and Bob, and clumsily attempts to push them together by dropping less-than-subtle hints that she thinks they'd make some cute kids together.
**
Laughs''': Sharon is lesbian, and her mother keeps asking her why she is not getting married and when will she have children. {{Gayngst}} ensues.
27th Dec '14 6:15:37 PM TrickyTroper
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* '''Downplayed''': Although Shannon respects Sharon's decision in not getting married and having kids, she subtly tells her that she will change her mind in the future.
* '''Justified''': Shannon has a terminal illness that will kill her in 5 years, and she wants to see her grandchildren before she passes away.

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** The only thing Shannon ever says to her daughter is "''Gimme grandkids!''"
* '''Downplayed''': Although Shannon respects Sharon's decision in not getting married and having kids, she subtly tells her that she will change her mind in the future.
isn't too happy with her.
* '''Justified''': '''Justified''':
** Sharon has only moved away recently, and
Shannon has a terminal illness that will kill and Dale are {{empty nest}}ers. Sharon would rather focus on her in 5 years, and she career and[=/=]or her social life.
** Shannon grew up with loving parents who helped her to raise Sharon. She
wants to see her grandchildren follow their example before she passes away.gets too old.



** Young Sharon gives her mother grief because she very definitely ''doesn't'' want a baby brother or sister.
** Or Shannon gives Sharon grief for giving her grandchildren.

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** Young Shannon gives Sharon gives her mother grief because she very definitely ''doesn't'' want a baby brother or sister.
** Or Shannon gives Sharon grief for giving her
any grandchildren.



** Alternatively, Shannon thinks Sharon should avoid having kids, because at this point she's not responsible enough to handle raising a child.

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** Alternatively, Shannon thinks Sharon should avoid having kids, because at this point she's not responsible enough to handle raising a child.



* '''Parodied''': The only thing Shannon ever says to her daughter is "''Gimme grandkids!''"

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* '''Parodied''': The only thing Shannon ever says has three children (Stanley, Sharon and Stacy), and none of them have a promising career. While she heavily pressures Sharon to her daughter hurry up, get married and have kids, she discourages ''Stacy'' from the very same goals, and is "''Gimme grandkids!''"completely indifferent to whether or not Stanley settles down and gets to the baby-making. In short, she is selective.



** Shannon has three children: Stanley, Sharon and Stacy. While she heavily pressures Sharon to hurry up, get married and have kids, she discourages ''Stacy'' from the very same goals, and is completely indifferent to whether or not Stanley settles down and gets to the babymaking.



* '''Averted''':
** Shannon stays out of Sharon's lovelife.
** Shannon never brings up the subject of grandkids with Sharon.

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* '''Averted''':
** Young Sharon does not want to have a sibling, and gives her expectant mother grief.
* '''Averted''':
Shannon stays out of Sharon's lovelife.
** Shannon never brings up the subject of grandkids with Sharon.
does not particularly want grandchildren.



* '''Lampshaded''': "My parents really want grandkids; they call me everyday asking about them."
* '''Invoked''': Shannon refers to this trope when Sharon asks why she wants grandkids so much.

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* '''Lampshaded''': '''Lampshaded''':
**
"My parents really want grandkids; they call me everyday asking about them."
** "Mom, I've already told you I'm not going to have babies! If you're looking for something to do, why not take up a new hobby?"
** Shannon refers to [[NoFourthWall this trope]] when Sharon asks why she wants grandkids so much.
* '''Invoked''': Sharon vows not to have any children no matter what Shannon refers to this trope when Sharon asks why she wants grandkids so much.(or anyone else) thinks.



** Alternately, Edward tries to lure her away by acting supportive and offering a sympathetic ear, gently manipulating her into despising her mother's meddling.

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** Alternately, Edward tries to lure her away by acting supportive and offering a sympathetic ear, gently manipulating her into despising her mother's meddling.



** Shannon stays out of Sharon's lovelife.
** Shannon never brings up the subject of grandkids with Sharon.



* '''Discussed''': "Why do our parents ask for grandkids?" "They're bored."
* '''Conversed''': "Why should Sharon have children only to please her mother? It's Sharon's life after all."
* '''Deconstructed''':
** Shannon was raised to believe that women's worth lies in having children, and honestly believes/fears that she will have failed as a mother if her daughter doesn't continue the family line. The pressure she keeps putting on her daughter to procreate already only reaffirms Sharon's desire to remain childfree, driving a wedge between them.
** Sharon becomes so desperate to please her mother that she ends up in a bad relationship with DomesticAbuser Edward.

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** Bob, [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend Sharon's not-boyfriend]], eventually sits Sharon and Shannon down so they can get over their problems. The end result is Shannon stops pressuring Shannon about babies and starts shipping her with Bob.
** Sharon adopts a child.
* '''Discussed''': "Why do our parents ask for grandkids?" "They're "I don't know. Maybe they're bored."
* '''Conversed''': "Why should Sharon have children only to please her mother? It's Sharon's life life, after all."
* '''Deconstructed''':
** Shannon was raised to believe that women's worth lies in having children, and honestly believes/fears that she will have failed as a mother if her daughter doesn't continue the family line. The pressure she keeps putting on her daughter to procreate already only reaffirms Sharon's desire to remain childfree, driving a wedge between them.
**
'''Deconstructed''': Sharon becomes so desperate to please her mother that she ends up in a bad relationship with DomesticAbuser Edward.Edward.
* '''Reconstructed''': Sharon breaks up with Edward and starts dating Bob instead. Shannon is relieved that Bob is not abusive, though she still resents the fact that Sharon and Bob have no plans to start a family.
* '''Played For Laughs''':
** Shannon has picked up on the {{UST}} between Sharon and Bob, and clumsily attempts to push them together by dropping less-than-subtle hints that she thinks they'd make some cute kids together.



* '''Reconstructed''':Shannon grew up with adoring grandparents who helped her parents raise her and her siblings. She wants to provide that same support for her own daughter and her daughter's kids. Bob, [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend Sharon's not-boyfriend]], eventually sits the two down so they can get over their problems. The end result is Shannon stops pressuring Shannon about babies and starts shipping her with Bob.
* '''Played For Laughs''': Shannon has picked up on the {{UST}} between Sharon and Bob, and clumsily attempts to push them together by dropping less-than-subtle hints that she thinks they'd make some cute kids together.



** Shannon has a terminal illness that will kill her in 5 years, and she wants to see her grandchildren before she passes away.



** Shannon was raised to believe that women's worth lies in having children, and honestly believes/fears that she will have failed as a mother if her daughter doesn't continue the family line. The pressure she keeps putting on her daughter to procreate already only reaffirms Sharon's desire to remain childfree, driving a wedge between them.



%%* '''Implied''': ???
%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???

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%%* '''Implied''': ???
%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''':
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27th Dec '13 11:27:55 AM TrickyTroper
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* '''Gender Inverted''': Bob's father Al wants him to marry a woman and have kids as soon as possible.
17th Nov '13 10:48:38 PM TrickyTroper
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** Shannon already has picked out potential names for her future grandkids, has been stockpiling baby clothes for them, has set up a guest bedroom for sleeping over at Grandma's. Bonus points if she's hasn't been a mother yet!

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** Shannon already has picked out potential names for her future grandkids, has been stockpiling baby clothes for them, has set up a guest bedroom for sleeping over at Grandma's. Bonus points if she's hasn't even been a mother ''mother'' yet!



** Sharon's sister decides to marry and have children, just to get Shannon off Sharon's case.



** Shannon is lesbian, and her mother keeps asking her why she is not getting married and when will she have children. {{Gayngst}} ensues.
* '''Reconstructed''':Shannon grew up with adoring grandparents who helped her parents raise her and her siblings. She wants to provide that same support for her own daughter and her daughter's kids. Bob, [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend Sharon's not-boyfriend]] eventually sits the two down so they can get over their problems. The end result is Shannon stops pressuring Shannon about babies and starts shipping her with Bob.

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** Shannon Sharon is lesbian, and her mother keeps asking her why she is not getting married and when will she have children. {{Gayngst}} ensues.
* '''Reconstructed''':Shannon grew up with adoring grandparents who helped her parents raise her and her siblings. She wants to provide that same support for her own daughter and her daughter's kids. Bob, [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend Sharon's not-boyfriend]] not-boyfriend]], eventually sits the two down so they can get over their problems. The end result is Shannon stops pressuring Shannon about babies and starts shipping her with Bob.
26th Sep '13 9:03:16 AM VPhantom
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** Shannon already has picked out potential names for her future grandkids, has been stockpiling baby clothes for them, has set up a guest bedroom for sleeping over at Grandma's...
*** ...Meanwhile, she's not even pregnant with her ''own'' children yet.

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** Shannon already has picked out potential names for her future grandkids, has been stockpiling baby clothes for them, has set up a guest bedroom for sleeping over at Grandma's...
*** ...Meanwhile,
Grandma's. Bonus points if she's not even pregnant with her ''own'' children yet.hasn't been a mother yet!
26th Sep '13 8:37:00 AM TheCuza
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*** ...Meanwhile, she's not even pregnant with her ''own'' children yet.
23rd Aug '13 11:05:48 AM MathsAngelicVersion
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** Sharon, an only child, begs her mother for a sibling.

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** Sharon, an only child, [[SiblingsWanted begs her mother for a sibling.sibling]].
13th Aug '13 5:07:45 AM CaptainTedium
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* '''Defied''': When Sharon and Bob marry, Sharon asks Shannon if she wants grandkids. The answer is no.

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* '''Defied''': '''Defied''':
**
When Sharon and Bob marry, Sharon asks Shannon if she wants grandkids. The answer is no.no.
** Shannon lets Sharon make her own choice whether or not she becomes a parent and never bugs her about grandchildren.
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