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[ - ] Dh is insane. Dd was bit twice at preschool and it was handled according to policy, "incident report" from teachers, etc. Not the biggest deal in the world but they don't name the aggressor, dd has told us it was the director of the school's son. Another child at pick up today told me he bit him as well. Dh is convinced it's some kind of conspiracy and is CERTAIN that I told him that biting was grounds for immediate expulsion from preschool. I remember talking about it and I've worked in schools and probably said somethjng jokey but now he is freaking out that I'm "changing my story" to "protect the school". Jesus, I am not looking forward to handling bigger parenting issues with this nutcase... 22 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:42 PM Flag
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The weirdest part is that this all hinges on me. Like I'm the authority on the school's policies? Not to mention- expulsion from preschool?!?!? LOL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:44 PM Flag
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If they kicked out every kid that bit someone, there would be no one left in preschool. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:49 PM Flag
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Exactly! [ Reply | More ]
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This! Seriously. Tell your DH to be careful, because your DD could easily be the biter next week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:50 PM Flag
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Unlikely, but that is what mothers of ruffians always say. Even up through HS. [ Reply | More ]
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Oh please [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:59 PM Flag
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What pre-schools have directors with kids in their school? Most are too old? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:46 PM Flag
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She is technically the asst director but the director is on a leave of absence because her husband isn't well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:46 PM Flag
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I think I know her and may know you as well... [ Reply | More ]
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Doubt it I'm in Chicago [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:56 PM Flag
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OK, not you then [ Reply | More ]
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Be glad he cares. He'll kill any bastard who might even think about hurting dd. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:46 PM Flag
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What does ASS director say about this, have you spoken to her, and say my kid is getting bit, what are you going to do? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:49 PM Flag
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No. I'm not going to approach her and say "my 2 year old says your son bit her". I am satisfied with how it was handled. It was twice in one day on Monday and hasn't happened since. [ Reply | More ]
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Did you read what I said? You can complain without mentioning her name and she will get the message. [ Reply | More ]
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Np you need to give better advice if you want to pull off the "condescending twat" thing [ Reply | More ]
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ah, mother of another biter? Maybe improve your language and your kid would obey the rule. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:56 PM Flag
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Wrong again. P.S. Graduating to blatant bitch isn't working for you either. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:58 PM Flag
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lol...zing [ Reply | More ]
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keep replying to yourself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 11:00 PM Flag
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Many toddlers bite. This behavior is unacceptable at 4 and above, but toddlers are toddlers. Expulsion is absurd. Complaining is absurd as well. 2 year olds are pretty much really cute sociopaths. [ Reply | More ]
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This is what I and every other sane person know but dh and his family "don't believe in the terrible twos". They pretty much hold everyone to the same standards of behavior. I wish I were exaggerating... [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Parents with middle-school/teenage children, please fill me in. When do kids start having sex these days? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Oral sex or sex sex? [ Reply | More ]
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Either [ Reply | More ]
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def not middle school for most [ Reply | More ]
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if movies are any indication, it seems like the 16th birthday is the goal [ Reply | More ]
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first serious high school romance [ Reply | More ]
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My son had his first real physical relationship starting midway through 11th grade. DD, now a freshman in college, has not had a boyfriend yet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:47 PM Flag
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Does not mean she has not had sex. [ Reply | More ]
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Me and my group of 6 closest girlfriends all lost it the summer before college [ Reply | More ]
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when i was in school there were kids who lost their virginity at 12- i assume 13+ is the norm [ Reply | More ]
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15-y-o ds not even close. Has had some crushes on dds out of his league. Late puberty.... [ Reply | More ]
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Later than you think for most. 9th grade-ish for some. 8th grade for a few. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Communication pros, please share some tips. I'm having trouble getting information I need from my boss. I feel like I formulate and ask very specific questions relating to certain scenarios, but she comes back with generalities and responses to different scenarios. I say "What if abc..." and she says "Well hopefully we can just do xyz instead." I know that "hopefully" we can do xyz, but I want to be prepared when the client asks me about abc! Any advice on how I can facilitate better conversations? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:26 PM Flag
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Start with, "Hopefully xyz, but in case client asks about abc..." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:29 PM Flag
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thanks, i feel like it's bigger than that though. i feel like i need a whole new way to frame the conversations. either that, or maybe i just need to start exercising more decision-making latitude and not seeking her guidance [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:40 PM Flag
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this actually makes sense [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:44 PM Flag
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^ I have been noticing that lately about myself at least. That I really should just make the decision (and/or be prepared to discuss my point) and own it, rather than double checking everything. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:45 PM Flag
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you are coaching yourself well. It is very likely your boss doesn't know what to do - as it hasn't happened yet - and wants you to make those decisions (and own them). Put on your big girl pants. And good luck! [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Let's say you and DH are separating because he has a gambling problem, can't or won't hold a job, and has other psychological problems. Say you are (for now) not divorcing in part because he really needs medical coverage thru your insurance. Say he is loving towards kids but irresponsible. Say you both need to move because of separation. Would it be crazy to buy a townhouse (like one of the ones posted below), you and DCs live in main part of house, and rent lower level to DH for combination of below-market rate and help with upkeep (doing repairs etc.)? I think yes, but there is something appealing about this suggestion. 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:26 PM Flag
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^^^ I think yes it would be crazy, but in a lot of ways makes sense [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:27 PM Flag
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That sounds like a great idea in many ways. It depends on how you are planning to experience separation though. If either of you expect to start dating and/or sleeping with other people right away, it won't work. If either of you really needs a high degree of privacy, it won't work. It does sound like it could be a good transition situation for a year or so while you sort things out financially, get your kids used to the idea of split households, etc. [ Reply | More ]
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Realistically, with small kids and FT and financial problems we're now facing, I am going to be too focused on spending every minute either with kids, working, finding an outlet for myself (therapy, gym, something), and any spare time (none!) with friends. Hard to imagine getting right into dating right away and honestly wouldn't care if DH did (doubt he will) as long as kids don't see it. Could make that a condition, right? Any dating is off-premises. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:34 PM Flag
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yes, that would be a good condition. here's the other thing though, when i left my husband, even though i had a long list of reasons i didn't want to be with him, i was still shocked at how hard it was to be alone and how much i missed our routine together. will this type of separation-but-not-separate scenario give you what you need emotionally? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:38 PM Flag
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We have no routine together to miss. We mostly try not to interact and to fake it when we have to for the kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:52 PM Flag
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Is the split fairly calm, or is there a lot of anger/fighting going on? If the latter, then this will be too close for comfort. You're separating, but living in close quarters will make it harder to break the attachment. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:36 PM Flag
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There has been a lot of fighting leading up to this (because a lot of betrayal and deceit) but I think once we call it what it is and are no longer "a couple," it will be civil. We both love the kids and have held probably too long because want as little disruption for them as possible, but are past the point of reconciliation. [ Reply | More ]
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Be prepared to NEVER being able to get rid of him. NEVER. Be prepared that if you meet a new guy it will be a problem. He WILL NOT pay rent. He will take advantage of you until you are 80. Seen it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:39 PM Flag
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I'd be concerned about the rent payment too. What will you do if he doesn't pay? What are your kids going to see if you have to evict Daddy? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:43 PM Flag
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Haven't fully thought it through, but I could pull the trigger on divorce, or simply drop him from health insurance. He is going to take advantage one way or another until he either gets better mentally (which I am not counting on) or dies. Those townhouses are about equal to current value of apt, to which he contributes nothing, so even if he makes half the rent payment, it would be better than now. It would not be better than a true renter, but with divorce there also is a risk I would have to provide some support. (And, if not, risk that I would have to share custody and shuttle kids back and forth to wherever he can afford to get a place.) [ Reply | More ]
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Gambling issues are notoriously difficult to treat. I'd make a clean break, even if it is not as convenient as you describe. I think you are deluding yourself that things will be any better with this arrangement. And that's before you even bring dating into the picture. I think this arrangement will lead to disaster. [ Reply | More ]
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You realize he'd be entitled to half if you buy it before you formally separate, correct? You need to talk to a lawyer. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] who's going to see the interview? i think i might have to go multiple times just to give north koreans the finger. 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I thought Sony canceled the release of this movie [ Reply | More ]
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Omg. They are such assholes. When are we going to take out the Kim regime? I blame Clinton and Bushes for not taking them out. [ Reply | More ]
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If it's playing, I'm going. [ Reply | More ]
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i am definitely not going [ Reply | More ]
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What's North Korea going to do? Orchestrate a lights out? I'm embarrassed we're giving this joke country all this clout. I'm also ashamed of the media for being their puppet. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 Don't bargain with terrorists. [ Reply | More ]
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seriously!! [ Reply | More ]
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I am really surprised they didn't make this movie with a villain who was obviously supposed to be Kim, but a thinly disguised version. I have to say when I saw the trailer I was appalled (and I am pretty blasé) a "comedy' was made about assassinating an actual, living person. Never mind someone we know to be deranged and vindictive. If another country made a "comedy" about killing our sitting leader, I don't think it would go over so well. [ Reply | More ]
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No, they would just announce that that's what they wanted to do. We're held to a higher standard. [ Reply | More ]
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I haven't been following this very closely but are they absolutely certain that this is not an inside job? [ Reply | More ]
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Friend saw a preview screening and said she has never laughed so hard in her life. I can't wait! [ Reply | More ]
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They should just release it on demand [ Reply | More ]
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IMO they will do this [ Reply | More ]
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This. And I will purchase it just to say fuck you to North Korea. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Talk to me about the benefits of living in less space. In a 2500sf house. 2 DC's under 5. DH wants to move to a bigger house with a bigger yard, saying the kids will appreciate it as they get older (think 8 yos playing soccer, 14yos who want their own space to hang with friends). I am inclined to stay here and pare down all the crap that we accumulate. 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:22 PM Flag
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Other benefits: environment/green/eco-friendly, family doesn't need to be so spread out, 14 yos hang out in their rooms... [ Reply | More ]
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This is urban baby, not mcmansion baby. [ Reply | More ]
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which is why i posed the question about smaller living spaces. aren't most of you in apartments? [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, but they're more like 1500sf so your house sounds really big. [ Reply | More ]
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ah ok. it's 100 years old so not a mcmansion. lol. pretty modest where we are--in an older suburb of nyc. [ Reply | More ]
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2500 sq ft is huge. There are four of us here in less than 750 sf. We bump into each other a lot, but get along fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 11:01 PM Flag
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When kids get older they do team sports, being close to school or playground better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:27 PM Flag
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your family can benefit from all the great things that happen to people when they commit to not defining themselves by the amount of "stuff" they have, but by what they do and how the spend their time. Living in less space forces you to ask the question, "Do I really need this?". Better for your relationships, less waste, better for the environment, its a win win. Plus its quality over quantity in my book [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:31 PM Flag
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Less money, less cleaning and acquiring stuff. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:32 PM Flag
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2500 sf is a good sized home. [ Reply | More ]
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2500sqft house is plenty. Kids will appreciate more space, sure, but they learn a lot by not always having the most of everything. You don't know what your now-under-5s will be like at 14, and you might not want them secluding themselves in their own room. Good to learn to share space. Good to get out of house and use public spaces for soccer etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:36 PM Flag
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Less maintenance, lower bills, less cleaning. Would never want that much space. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:37 PM Flag
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Stay and go private [ Reply | More ]
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Most people I know seem to want a bigger house as a status symbol, not really for the extra space. Is your DH going to maintain that yard? Are you ready for $800 heating bills? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:54 PM Flag
[ - ] What were the best and worst parts of your wedding? If you had to do it again how would you do it? 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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The best part was the food. The worst part was the groom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:23 PM Flag
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same! [ Reply | More ]
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We had 100 people in NYC. If I were to do it over I would have 30-40 and do it somewhere much more intimate. Maybe even a destination. [ Reply | More ]
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I HATE destinations. World does not revolve around you. [ Reply | More ]
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Yeah, but you don't have to go to a destination wedding. That is the beauty of it. [ Reply | More ]
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Yeah, but you don't have to go to a destination wedding. That is the beauty of it. [ Reply | More ]
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OR. Lol. That is what I said when I got married. But I think My 20 closest friends/family would have seen it as fun. [ Reply | More ]
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I had a destination wedding. It was a total of 5 people. It was just the wedding I wanted. [ Reply | More ]
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Similar. Although I would do 30-40 and do it here in NYC. I liked my dress okay, but if I was doing it again, I would go cocktail length. I would marry the same groom all over again in a heart-beat. [ Reply | More ]
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Best part was the groom, worse part was leaving the reception and all our friends to catch a plane. Bad planning on my part. [ Reply | More ]
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Best: It was in my parents back yard, only about 50 people, very casual and intimate. Worst: 80 degrees. [ Reply | More ]
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Too much work involved- I should have kept it simple, fewer guests, and less adorable DIY things everywhere. I felt like pintrest swallowed me whole and spat me out again. Mistake in terms of my sanity. [ Reply | More ]
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^oh, I guess best part was the company! Of course. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Let's all cop to our first names. I'll start. Jen. 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Brigid [ Reply | More ]
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Amanda [ Reply | More ]
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Hi, ladies :) [ Reply | More ]
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What a bizarre name. [ Reply | More ]
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Yeah I thought I'd try to be nice. I forgot where I was for a moment. [ Reply | More ]
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Amelia Bedelia [ Reply | More ]
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Eleanor [ Reply | More ]
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You're not a "Jenn"? [ Reply | More ]
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Angela [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Nanny here and got crappy one week bonus. Guess I will start looking in the new year 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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How long have you worked for the family? [ Reply | More ]
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Good luck [ Reply | More ]
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One week is customary. [ Reply | More ]
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^Do you like the family? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:27 PM Flag
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Is one week really customary? Sounds sorta cheap. signed, PT WOH of 2 dcs. We usually give 2 weeks but will give three this year, nanny rocks and has been with us 4.5 years. Want to keep her and keep her happy. 1 = cheap. [ Reply | More ]
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You do realize, I hope, that many people don't receive a bonus at all. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 entitled NYC nanny. Surprise! What's your weeky salary nanny? [ Reply | More ]
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$1600 [ Reply | More ]
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If op, gtfo. [ Reply | More ]
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One week is standard. [ Reply | More ]
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If there's one thing I dislike, it's people who say that I should pay this to X person and that to Y person, because it's "standard". If the OP did a great job, she should get a commensurate bonus. If not, that's life. [ Reply | More ]
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np: the point is simply that one week is not crappy. we love our nanny, just can't afford to give her thousands at the holidays. i try very hard to increase each year. her current bonus is more htan double her original one which was one week's pay, but it's not quite double her current pay. [ Reply | More ]
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what does commensurate mean? it's measured in part by industry standard. [ Reply | More ]
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It means you pay what you think she's worth, and what you can afford. [ Reply | More ]
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what is "worth"? [ Reply | More ]
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I guess "you ain't got nothing coming" applies to the free world as well. GL in your search. [ Reply | More ]
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fake fake fake [ Reply | More ]
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Please do not think what people "say" on UB is typical. [ Reply | More ]
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I'm an accountant and will not receive any bonus this year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:53 PM Flag
[ - ] Nanny rant. My boss has to be the cheapest man in the world. I told him last week that his baby needs gloves because she doesn't like to keep her hand inside the bundle me and when we go on walks her hands are freexing and red. Today, he told me to put her brother's socks on her hands because he doesn't want to spend the money on gloves if she will not keep them on. The pair recommended to him cost four bucks on amazon with free shipping. I don't care if her fires me, I bought her gloves for Christmas. 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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wow are you well paid at least? [ Reply | More ]
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I'm in the middle of the pay scale. [ Reply | More ]
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You're a better person than I am. I would have said nothing for a week and then told him you lost six pairs of socks. [ Reply | More ]
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Lol [ Reply | More ]
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This is the same man that complains to me about how high his eclectic bill is, how much the baby food cost, keep the heat at 65 and the ac at 77 in the summer. [ Reply | More ]
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Where is the mom? [ Reply | More ]
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She goes along with him like a sheep. [ Reply | More ]
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Did you pay for it yourself? $4 isn't much if you care that much and I agree she can use socks. Wool socks even better. Little coat that folds over hands best. Gloves are horrible. [ Reply | More ]
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Oh, i see. You did pay for them. Fine. [ Reply | More ]
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Wow. A lot of complaining. Is it an infant? What's wrong with socks? And keeping the thermostat at a reasonable level is just smart. Not sure where you get off being so judgey of your employer. [ Reply | More ]
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Look here. I'm the nanny, there's some info I don't need. Things about your sex life and your financial situation. So please, get off of it. [ Reply | More ]
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kudos! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:42 PM Flag
[ - ] Let's say you get your period and you could eat everything in the entire kitchen. DH is out of town and kids are fed. What comfort meal do you make yourself? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:17 PM Flag
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mac & cheese from a box, but what I really want is potato gratin but no way am I making that. Starchy cheesy starch starch. [ Reply | More ]
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I'd want to eat something soft, salty, savory, and high in protein; probably lasagne, maybe a mac & cheese casserole with ham, maybe a chicken pot pie. What I would actually make for myself....probably a take&bake pizza. [ Reply | More ]
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Homemade macaroni and cheese. Or mashed potatoes. Or scrambled eggs, hashbrowns and toast. Actually, I lied. I would probably make risotto with spinach and lots of Parmesan. One of my favorite meals. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:25 PM Flag
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A pot of chili, cornbread and baked rice pudding. [ Reply | More ]
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Cook??? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:37 PM Flag
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Polenta with a TON of butter and parm, topped with cherry tomatoes roasted in olive oil and garlic with a lot of salt. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:39 PM Flag
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yummmm [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:41 PM Flag
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I KNOW! And so easy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:46 PM Flag
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Sounds so good! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:52 PM Flag
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God, I'm glad to hear women talk about eating like this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:45 PM Flag
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are you a guy or another pms-y gal? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 11:02 PM Flag
[ - ] Predictions2 - best neighborhoods in communiting distance to NYC to buy in now, for current low cost, safety (assume kids) and upside over 7-10 years. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:15 PM Flag
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Forest Hills, Queens [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:16 PM Flag
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?? This is in NYC. But anyway, do you think there is good upside to Forest Hills or likely to chug along as good value [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:17 PM Flag
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Sorry it should have gone one down, the whole BK phenomena is in it's infancy in Q, FH will "explode", some places in Astoria will too (but more likely it will be condo not houses like FH). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:20 PM Flag
[ - ] Predictions - best NYC neighborhood(s) to buy in now, for current low cost, safety (assume kids) and upside over 7-10 years. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:13 PM Flag
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Is Crown Heights already done? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:15 PM Flag
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No, just not a bargain anymore. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:57 PM Flag
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Central Harlem if you can still afford it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:21 PM Flag
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Upper part and Western part of Washington Heights [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:39 PM Flag
[ - ] If you were looking at a house and it had radiators, would you want to see covers on them, or wouldn't really care? I would like to get them but we're probably going to move in 2 years. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:09 PM Flag
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Why would you buy if you are only staying for two years? If a rental, no dont buy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:11 PM Flag
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This! Less than 5 is not smart to buy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:13 PM Flag
[ - ] Do you ask PSD about the feedback from schools or is this something they offer up if they get it? Don't want to be pushy, but want to know if there's specific feedback (positive or negative) that would be helpful. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:06 PM Flag
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I think it's totally fine to ask. This is the PSD's job! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:10 PM Flag
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Ask in a non-pushy manner. She'll share if she knows/wants to tell you. Beware the brokering! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:37 PM Flag
[ - ] Hunter Round 2 - only one parent / caregiver needs to accompany DC, correct? Don't see this information in the initial email. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:05 PM Flag
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Correct. As I recall, H said only 1 parent could attend R2. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:08 PM Flag
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Yes one adult. You can wait in the library or leave for the two hours or so the interview lasts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:20 PM Flag
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LEAVE! The parents are crazy and tense and Kyla comes and gives a condescending talk about how you should remember to breathe and even if your kids don't get in they are still wonderful. That is when I left. Walked around reservoir. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:29 PM Flag
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Ok relax because the only crazy and odd ball here is you. Kyla could give two shits about you and you should give two shits about Kyla. The same way that private schools often treat you with disdain and indifference. Been to my share of admissions and Hunter was nowhere near the most unpleasant, if anything one of he more down to earth and normal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:38 PM Flag
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OK, has anyone else NOT received their e-mail yet? Ugh, so don't want to be THAT parent, but no word on R2 appt and wondering when I should ask what happened... Wait until 9a tomorrow? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:33 PM Flag
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OP: I have not received it. I don't think anyone has. I meant the initial email saying to look for it, which had other information re forms and stuff. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:42 PM Flag
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Wait until tomorrow. H is notorious for sending good news early. There's no one to call at this hour anyway. Have a glass of wine. GL. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:42 PM Flag
[ - ] Irvington, harrison or chappaqua? DH communes to city. I want a pool. We want nice neighbors. We hate where we are currently (scarsdale). Budget is 2.5-3m. 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:04 PM Flag
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Umm you must tell us what you hate about Scarsdale?! The schools? The people are horrid so I don't have to ask about that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:06 PM Flag
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Not Harrison. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:07 PM Flag
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Meant for new reply ^ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:08 PM Flag
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Op- schools are excellent. It's the people. We are kind of down to earth, not into status. I don't want my kids growing up with these kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:08 PM Flag
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*commutes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:09 PM Flag
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Pool will be hard in irvington. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:10 PM Flag
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Not in 2.5 and up brakect. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:15 PM Flag
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Chappaqua will be just as snooty. Harrison gets an electric group of people, from tradesmen to UC (but many of those go private). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:12 PM Flag
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Disagree. Chappaqua has wealth, but not the same keep up with the Jones's as Larchmont and Scarsdale. Very different culture. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:27 PM Flag
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We were you 2 years ago. Chappaqua is just like Scarsdale. Harrison schools have gone way down hill. Irvington schools are excellent, but there are some rough parts of town. Have you looked into Eastchester? We ended up moving to CT (DH got transferred up here), but had he stayed in the city, we were headed to Eastchester. Awesome schools, lots to do, down to earth people. It borders scarsdale btw. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:23 PM Flag
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Eastchester doesn't have great schools. Very guidette. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:41 PM Flag
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What on earth is wrong with "guidette" is that your slang for super italian? Their schools are rated 9s and 10s. I'd be entertained to know what your version of 'good schools' is. I personally have a lot of experience with Eastchester's schools and they are great schools. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:46 PM Flag
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There are fights at the HS. It is not an alternative to Scarsdale. People should consider Edgemont, not as ritzy, but good schools. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:52 PM Flag
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Fights at the Highschool? haha. How on earth can that happen? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:54 PM Flag
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I wouldnt use that word, but the schools are mediocre. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.17.14, 10:51 PM Flag
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