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[ - ] Do preschools in New York have a lot of outdoor space for kids to play? What do they do in the winter months? Just stay indoors all day? Signed, curious LA mom. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Some do, some don't. For my family, space was a huge factor in our preschool decision. They played downstairs when the weather was truly bad, but went out most days. [ Reply | More ]
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+2. Some schools didn't really have outdoor space, while others had a whole roof top devoted to it ( and indoor space for bad weather). It was a huge decision for us in choosing schools [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 09:39 PM Flag
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Some have their own outdoor space. Some take kids to a near by park or playground. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 09:36 PM Flag
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Ours has a big terrace with play equipment, a gym and a dance theater so if it's crummy out, the kids can wild inside. They also go to the park frequently. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 09:38 PM Flag
[ - ] Would you care if you found out that DH had a sexual relationship with one of his cousins when they were in their twenties? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 09:33 PM Flag
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You have asked this before [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 09:34 PM Flag
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What is this "found out"? And I'd not care much - depends if they were best friends since brith or basically two strangers who met as adults and fancied the fuck each other. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 09:35 PM Flag
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IS THIS SOMETHING YOUR DH DID, OP? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] S/O Does your husband dress up for halloween? Y/N 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Y for party [ Reply | More ]
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General Topics 10.22.14, 09:35 PM Flag
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Y, and not only that but must out do everyone including our dc. It's a performance opportunity. [ Reply | More ]
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Sometimes [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] How do you get rid of all the awful candy from Halloween? I usually just throw it out the next day but DC makes a fuss. Anybody have a better system for dealing with this? 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I hope you are kidding. However, if not, I recommend putting the candy away and allowing dc to have a piece or two each day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 09:29 PM Flag
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no not kidding. It was easier to just throw it all out when DC was younger but that isn't working anymore. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 09:30 PM Flag
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or - if you are really anti-candy, then why don't you forbid trick or treating? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 09:31 PM Flag
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I am anti -candy not anti-fun! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 09:32 PM Flag
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or - lol! Then ration it little by little. toward the end, dc will probably get sick of it, especially when you get down to the crappy candy. [ Reply | More ]
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This is what we do. One or two pieces a day every day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 09:38 PM Flag
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Ration it, then hide it at the back of the cupboard when they get bored but might remember about it and ask for some then finally throw it out [ Reply | More ]
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General Topics 10.22.14, 09:31 PM Flag
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three ideas: 1. It's only once a year. Let DC pick 1-2 pieces/day for a week or so and enjoy. 2. Find a dentist that does a candy buy back. This is popular in w. coast, not sure about ny. Dentists give cash for the candy and send the candy overseas to troops. Take DC shopping to spend $ or talk about what to save $ for. 3. If DC is young enough, invite the Halloween Witch (or faerie) to come visit Nov. 1st. DC must leave candy pail on kitchen table and in the morning, it will no longer contain candy, but HW will have deposited a surprise instead. Surprise can be a new book/iTunes card/hotwheels car/dvd/whatever will put a smile on dc's face without going overboard (Bonus idea: feed it to DH!) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 09:33 PM Flag
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:) thanks great ideas! [ Reply | More ]
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Um 3 sounds downright scary to me, a witch coming to take all your candy? My 3 yo would freak out at that idea even if there was a surprise instead! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 09:34 PM Flag
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After a few days trade it for a toy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 09:32 PM Flag
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We let them sort it out and eat a ton of it on Halloween itself. Then we put it in the pantry and they get a couple of pieces a day until they lose interest, usually in about 3 weeks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 09:33 PM Flag
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Definitely. I keep it for 6 months, in the back of the closet, until I throw it out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 09:33 PM Flag
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You sound like an emaciated, fun sucking shrew. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 09:34 PM Flag
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I am anti-candy not anti-fun [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 09:34 PM Flag
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We eat it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 09:35 PM Flag
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I also throw it away. A few years ago we got candy that were 7 years pass it expiration date on the box. Since then, I throw it away. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 09:36 PM Flag
[ - ] How is Christ Church? How does it compare to Brick? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 09:23 PM Flag
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Nothing compares to Brick. Except perhaps STMPG. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 09:27 PM Flag
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STMPG is in the dark basement, with no windows, no real library, and the kids share one big room with shoulder level walls most of the time. How is that ok? I found it so chaotic and depressing [ Reply | More ]
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They are both extremely well-regarded. Brick's facilities are better than CCDS'. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 09:29 PM Flag
[ - ] Moms with young kids living in suburbs and working full time in Manhattan. What is your child care arrangement? In my case train ride is 35 min +20 min for walking to and from station. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Preschool/Kids 10.22.14, 09:21 PM Flag
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That is a good commute. May I ask here you live? (I would have a live-in if we moved to burbs) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 09:23 PM Flag
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Au pair, SAHD and daily housekeeper. Scarsdale. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 09:27 PM Flag
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What do you out do? How do you deal with SAHD? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 09:27 PM Flag
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He sold his business so there's no fighting about money. I think I will out myself if I say what I do, not banking or law. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 09:36 PM Flag
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OP:Both parents will work. Husband 30 min drive. Not moved yet but figuring out the logistics. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 09:29 PM Flag
[ - ] My dh doesn't pick up the phone or reply to texts if he doesn't feel like it. He did it to everyone but me. We have been married 15 years. He is now doing it to me too. If there is an emergency with our kids he expects me to always be available and I will never be able to reach him. Great. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 09:19 PM Flag
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You know what to do.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 09:20 PM Flag
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do you mean leave? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 09:21 PM Flag
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911 the police and let them connect with him for you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 09:21 PM Flag
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Just because he doesn't reply doesn't mean he doesn't read. If you had an emergency a text would suffice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 09:25 PM Flag
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My dh like this. It's part of his "I'm so busy and important" assholery. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 09:27 PM Flag
[ - ] S/O of wealthy classmates post on MP: generally on UB it is the 'less fortunate' that take notice of what others have. Rarely do you see a wealthy poster comparing herself to the 'less fortunate.' I think if most of you would MYOB you'd be a lot happier. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Are you considering someone with a $780k HHI "less fortunate"? Or are you just making the extraordinarily, stupidly obvious statement "people don't notice that they have more than people who have less than them"? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 09:23 PM Flag
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THIS [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Do you give out full size candy bars for Halloween? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 09:18 PM Flag
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gross. no. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 09:21 PM Flag
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ana? [ Reply | More ]
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No. I figure that they get a lot of little ones. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 09:24 PM Flag
[ - ] NAACP suit against Maplewood/SO schools re not enough minorities in AP classes. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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bad link, could you pls repost? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 09:27 PM Flag
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This is why people avoid integrated schools. [ Reply | More ]
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+1. Integrated schools are a disaster. Why do you think everyone moves to the burbs in the first place. [ Reply | More ]
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What are they saying causes the disproportionate level of white kids in AP classes. How are the kids picked, or do they get to choose those classes? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 09:21 PM Flag
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I can't see article. My guess is there's a grade/test cut off [ Reply | More ]
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I couldn't see it either, so I did a search on Maplewood and it came up. [ Reply | More ]
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The article does not say, but one of the comments seemed to indicate grades in pre-reqs [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 09:31 PM Flag
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So, what would be more fair? An entry/placement test for each subject? I doubt the results would be different. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 09:34 PM Flag
[ - ] Oh for fucks sake. My office just announced "ebola prevention efforts" 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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lolz and it begins [ Reply | More ]
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Handle a lot of vomit and feces at your office? [ Reply | More ]
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I know right? [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, I'm a SAHM. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 09:19 PM Flag
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DH works in compliance and has been getting bombarded with emails about ebola prevention for the office. So ridiculous. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 09:26 PM Flag
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We are a school. Now all students have to "sign in" just in case someone has ebola so we can track down and notify everyone. WTF! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 09:28 PM Flag
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Mine has not and they should. Healthcare environment. [ Reply | More ]
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My office did this after Anthrax and SARS. No biggie. [ Reply | More ]
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Both more significant threats than this. And both still pretty silly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 09:33 PM Flag
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Crazy [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Anybody try the caramel apple milky ways? Are they good? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 09:13 PM Flag
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No. Milky Way purist here, don't waste your time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 09:14 PM Flag
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I love a good caramel apple though :) [ Reply | More ]
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or: oh me too. Never the twain shall meet. [ Reply | More ]
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lol [ Reply | More ]
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SO different than some gross apple flavoring in an otherwise tasty candy bar. [ Reply | More ]
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very good [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Do you dress up when you take DCs trick or treating? This year I bought a shirt that says "Candy Coma" on it and shows Snoopy and Charlie Brown passed out on the ground, and my 5 yo is giving me shit about it. 41 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Five and he has an opinion? Do you live in Florida or California? Isn't it too cold to wear a Tshirt? [ Reply | More ]
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In NYC - figured I'd wear a longsleeve under and keep my coat open. He definitely has an opinion, "I don't like Snoopy and the shirt is not funny." [ Reply | More ]
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Well...the shirt isn't funny, and Snoopy is kind of lame. [ Reply | More ]
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What can I say, I love Snoopy and I have a bad sense of humor. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 09:37 PM Flag
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I do not dress up. I leave trick or treating and costumes for the kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 09:13 PM Flag
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we do family costumes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 09:14 PM Flag
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COUGH losers cough cough [ Reply | More ]
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Hey, we only have a few years where we can and we think it's fun. You might be too cool for that, but I bet my kids will have better memories of the fun we have than you will have feeling superior. [ Reply | More ]
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I did family costumes as a kid and only remember hating my mom and dad dressing up. Kids have fond memories of dressing up as what they want to be. Not mom and dad doing it with them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 09:29 PM Flag
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Ugh [ Reply | More ]
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So do we. We love it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 09:18 PM Flag
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You have a husband who agrees to that? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 09:17 PM Flag
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Yup. he loves halloween. [ Reply | More ]
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There's a word for those kinds of guys. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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Good husbands that you don't complain about on UB. That's the kind of husband [ Reply | More ]
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A unicorn husband you mean? [ Reply | More ]
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Well like the guys on you tube who did the Hot Crazy Mans Guide to Women, I found my unicorn [ Reply | More ]
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Fun? Kind? Family-men? [ Reply | More ]
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+2 [ Reply | More ]
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This. SO weird. [ Reply | More ]
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Sorry you have a shitty husband with no sense of humor [ Reply | More ]
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OK I'm the OR and I think that's a bit much. Different strokes for different folks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 09:37 PM Flag
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My parents used to force us to do this, we hated it. One year they insisted on being "swamp people" and made us collect moss, paint it and glue it all over ourselves. Guess what, geniuses? There are microscopic little bugs that live in moss and they bit the hell out of all of us. Years of therapy can't erase the memory LOL. [ Reply | More ]
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lol [ Reply | More ]
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LOL OMG Sorry. No this is all older DS doing. We did it last year and this year. Figure by next year younger dd will have an opinion and we won't be able to do it again. I cannot imagine. You must live in the south right? [ Reply | More ]
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OR: oh yeah, you know it. Every time I hear "Do You Know What it Means to Miss New Orleans" I cringe. "Those moss-covered vines..." [ Reply | More ]
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^my parents had some ridiculous costume ideas over the years, but the swamp people took the cake. [ Reply | More ]
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Oh yeah. Lived in the south. That moss is pretty, from a distance. I owould never make them do it. [ Reply | More ]
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Where did you live? I grew up outside Shreveport. I'm homesick (but not for the moss). [ Reply | More ]
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I went to graduate school in Gainesville. [ Reply | More ]
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UF? My sister went there undergrad. [ Reply | More ]
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yes. [ Reply | More ]
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Nice! Really liked that school, I went to LSU though. [ Reply | More ]
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I got into Tulane and often wished I had gone there instead [ Reply | More ]
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Right. Your DS insists on you all dressing up in family costumes. I believe that. Yeah. [ Reply | More ]
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We asked him last year and he picked out all our costumes together. THis year same. He rejected specific ones for each of us. Insisting? No. Involved. YEs I'm not dying to do it so if he didn't want to, we wouldn't [ Reply | More ]
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That's hilarious! [ Reply | More ]
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Oh yuck. [ Reply | More ]
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No I generally wear casual clothing [ Reply | More ]
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DC are older now, but yes, sometimes I did. Nothing too fancy. I've worn Halloween hats/headbands with bats/spiders, etc. and capes, and one cold year I got some pig ears & a snout and wrapped myself in a blanket. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Does PS 6 have a wait list? Does it accept out of zone siblings? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Lol. Out of zone siblings. [ Reply | More ]
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No, no [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 09:39 PM Flag
[ - ] I send my kid to school with peanut butter sandwiches. I tell him if he's asked, it's sunflower seed butter. Fuck them all. 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Do you have a documented allergy in the school? If so, that's irresponsible. I don't have a kid with allergies, but that is really scary. [ Reply | More ]
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this [ Reply | More ]
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If something happens, I hope you're thrown in jail. [ Reply | More ]
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Good. I do too. Except mine is in pre school so I do the lying to the administrators. [ Reply | More ]
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I have a peanut allergy and I can sniff that shit out easily. Luckily my allergy isn't airborne so your antics won't kill me. But I pity the child who suffers from your recklessness. [ Reply | More ]
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Nothing's happened in 2 years. And you can't really smell it sorry. Lots of other more powerful smells in a preschool [ Reply | More ]
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Not all schools are nazis about nuts [ Reply | More ]
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My best friend in college almost died from someone who thought this was funny. Please don't do this. [ Reply | More ]
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We don't have allergies but I know a boy with terrible airborne nut allergies. It's a terrible thing to do. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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The kid should live in a bubble. Not expect the rest of us to make the world safe for his extreme disability. [ Reply | More ]
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NP: I think "the right to eat peanut butter in school!" is such a bizarre cause to champion. Can't you channel that energy towards something more universally beneficial? [ Reply | More ]
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Why would you do this? Easier to buy sunbutter than suffer lawsuits when someone finds out and claims you caused an allergic reaction. [ Reply | More ]
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Oh great, so you're teaching your child to be an entitled prick with zero regard for the health and safety of the people around him. Super! [ Reply | More ]
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Ok troll [ Reply | More ]
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No allergies in my family but I still find you abhorrent. airborne allergis are real. They are not like the ebola frenzy. [ Reply | More ]
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Friends kid highly allergic. Someone brought peanut butter sand which to class and she almost died. They got an epi into her in time but the school wanted to expel the kid. You are a real P.o.s. You know. [ Reply | More ]
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That's charming, really. Nice sense of community you have there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 09:31 PM Flag
[ - ] What kind of college would a kid with a B plus average from a TT private go to. Everyone else seems to get all As so its hard to know where those who dont go. 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Depends on test scores and what classes they get As in. [ Reply | More ]
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this [ Reply | More ]
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also depends on the school. B+ average from Collegiate and test scores above 90th percentile can mean a lot of options. [ Reply | More ]
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Tulane, Loyola, Rutgers, SUNY, Temple, Catholic Univ [ Reply | More ]
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Ha! I got to Tulane with Bs from a Florida public school! [ Reply | More ]
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Dickinson [ Reply | More ]
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It depends on the challenge of the course load taken and also if the student is full pay or applying for aid, or is an athlete or under-reperesented diversity. Some possible liberal arts colleges might be Connecticut College, Pitzer, or Bates. Others could be Skidmore, American University, George Washington, Brandeis, Goucher, Lewis and Clark, Whitman. There's a huge thread on College Confidential of colleges for the B plus Jewish student. [ Reply | More ]
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^^^ Franklin and Marshall [ Reply | More ]
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Bates, Colby, Bucknell, Trinity [ Reply | More ]
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Cornell [ Reply | More ]
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GW, Tulane, BU, NYU, UMiami, USC, Connecticut College, F&M, Smith, Lehigh, Syracuse, Carleton, Macalaster, SMU, UMich [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Psychic mom here? Do you see us moving next year? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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No, maybe in two. [ Reply | More ]
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Will I be married by then? [ Reply | More ]
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I would say probably not. I'm not seeing marriage in your future. You will have a long term permanent relationship that functions as a marriage though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 09:23 PM Flag
[ - ] Speaking of the west vs. China, it's fascinating how little value is placed on individual human lives in Chinese culture. For example, the west still agonizes over World Wars I and II, since millions of westerners died. Those wars are said to have "scarred" some nations very deeply. But China lost more people than the entire west during the more recent Cultural Revolution/Great Leap Forward era of the late 50's through the 1960's. Upwards of 30 million Chinese people died of starvation, executions, poor prison camp conditions, etc. But Chinese people don't really regard that as a big deal; individual lives don't hold that much value to them. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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You do know that the Chinese government black out certain parts of their history? [ Reply | More ]
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The fact that such a thing is even possible/accepted by China's people is evidence of what I am talking about. The USSR tried to do the same thing, but Russians are still somewhat western, and the number of dissidents and dissident organizations was significant even during Stalinism. [ Reply | More ]
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Are you the same Asian- hater that always posts here? I have no idea why you're so anti-Asian. You need help (I'm a WASP, BTW, so no skin in this game). [ Reply | More ]
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It's not an "anti"-anything observation; it's just an interesting distinction between western and Chinese cultures. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 09:13 PM Flag
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This, and BTW my parents absolutely do care what happened during the Cultural Revolution (they were 18 when it happened) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 09:05 PM Flag
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^sorry "This..." was meant for OR, not OP [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 09:06 PM Flag
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NP: The Rape of Nanking, as well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 09:07 PM Flag
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Well you've seen how they treat their own people. Babies get killed and no one blinks an eye [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 09:10 PM Flag
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Who cares? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 09:38 PM Flag
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