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[ - ] Anybody not doing anything today? WOHM exhausted but feeling like I am letting DS down. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 02:08 PM Flag
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NOTHING. Eatinf and hanging out. Maybe a board game if I feel ambitious later... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 02:09 PM Flag
[ - ] I was on a bus in Manhattan last night and these 8 boys - high school - were rambunctious bordering on menacing. One who was black kept saying, you kill me, I kill YOU to people sitting around. Another said loudly this is a stick up then okay, hand over your iPhones. They did not stop and it kept escalating. A lot of "bitch" and c-word. At one calm moment I looked over at them (I was sitting near them) and said, "what grade are you in?" one answered: 11th. And I said, you should KNOW BETTER. I repeated it. They picked up again luckily not targeting me but I thought to myself, what if I were my 15 yo daughter, of slight build and shy manner, traveling alone on this bus? I have no doubt they would have targeted her. I am boiling mad at the whole world of boys and men who would act badly and egg each other on in a group - those UVA criminals. I think they should administer a test to all 7th grade boys to see whether they would harm a girl if egged on by a group of friends - then take those who fail into a massive behavioral modification/teaching program. How on earth will we change this? 20 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 01:51 PM Flag
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Get a grip. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 01:54 PM Flag
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It was rattling. And I had just read that Rolling Stone piece on the UVA frat rape. And news of Ferguson riots spreading... come on. You have never felt menaced by a group of men (even if young men)? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 01:59 PM Flag
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Oh honey, you live in NYC because you love the "culture" and "diversity". Embrace it! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 02:00 PM Flag
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This is different from culture and diversity. This is males who in a pack turn into something that even individually they would not be, do things they would not do. It is hateful and, yes, dangerous! And this is not about NYC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 02:02 PM Flag
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Sure, but she could get off the bus. You are being dramatic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 02:01 PM Flag
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OP: that makes it right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 02:01 PM Flag
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It's life, teach your dd how to manage herself and keep herself safe, it is the best you can do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 02:04 PM Flag
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OP: I tried to think about what I would have her do. Ignore them, then get off bus at earliest opportunity, yes. Get and stay close to other people. I have no confidence in any of this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 02:08 PM Flag
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You are a ninny. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 02:08 PM Flag
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you must be a parent of an asshole acting boy... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 02:06 PM Flag
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Nope, 2 girls. You can't control what other people do, you can only protect yourself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 02:09 PM Flag
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but if boys a taught how to treat others they would not act like asses when you are not around. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 02:11 PM Flag
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Sorry OP no ones biting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 02:04 PM Flag
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What a stupid response. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 02:03 PM Flag
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Fine, wallow in hysteria. Suit yourself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 02:07 PM Flag
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middle school teacher here - we have been having a lot of boy/girl problems (harassing and bullying). yesterday i just had a sit down discussion about self-respect and respect of the opposite sex. i went on about how would the boys feel if someone treated their mother, sister, aunt, grandmother or future daughter that way. they all looked so shocked like they never thought about it before, i hope something sunk in... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 02:05 PM Flag
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^^^and wife [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 02:06 PM Flag
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Good for you. Was this just you and your class? Or school wide? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 02:07 PM Flag
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i'm the ss teacher, had the talk with all my classes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 02:10 PM Flag
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Good for you. The problem is that nobody calls kids like this on their behavior. If everyone were willing to tell them to knock it off and back up others who did, the kids would learn what's acceptable and bus/subway rides would be much better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 02:06 PM Flag
[ - ] Any dentist moms on? I have been scrupulous about not allowing DD (now 11) to have juice or juice boxes very often, and she has never had a cavity. Now she has discovered juice boxes and would like to bring one to school for lunch every day. I am totally not worried about her eating habits or her weight (she is extremely athletic, very fit etc.) but don't want to allow her to rot her teeth. Is a juice box worse than a cookie etc.? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 01:42 PM Flag
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it's more about wasted calories, you are better off with a piece of fruit than a juice box. i would make a deal of juice boxes twice a week, not everyday... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 01:45 PM Flag
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And cue eating disorders in 2 years or the freshman 15 in 7. Just let her have the juice [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 01:58 PM Flag
[ - ] Happy Thanksgiving! 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 01:32 PM Flag
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Same to you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 01:42 PM Flag
[ - ] Dd turning 6 an I don't have a bday party planned!! 25 kids! What should I do? Willing to spend a bit since the past 5 years have been small and at home. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 01:30 PM Flag
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where do you live? We did our last part at construction kids in Brooklyn. It wasn't crazy expensive and it's a nice change from many other types of parties. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 01:34 PM Flag
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25 KIDS! ARE NUTS? child turns 6 invite six children... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 01:36 PM Flag
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25kids? Sounds like you should just go to pump it up [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 01:39 PM Flag
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Chuck E. Cheese. Go early. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 01:43 PM Flag
[ - ] The kids are away with my ex this weekend. How weird is it to go alone to the Macys parade? I think folks may look at me strangely then step away. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 01:30 PM Flag
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Yes, the entire crowd is focused on you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 01:32 PM Flag
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No one is going to notice who you're with or without! Go have fun!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 01:33 PM Flag
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the NSA will be all over you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 01:35 PM Flag
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Nobody is going to even notice you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 01:34 PM Flag
[ - ] I'm ready for an expensive bag. $2k. Prada, black one. Where should I buy it? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 01:13 PM Flag
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Canal st. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 01:21 PM Flag
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This. Spend $250 and with the other $1750 fix 7 kids' cleft palates through Smile Train [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 01:43 PM Flag
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Yes. My feelings exactly. Waste of money but I wouldn't buy a knock-off. Tacky. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 01:49 PM Flag
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StriversRUs [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 01:52 PM Flag
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At Prada [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 01:53 PM Flag
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Bloomingdales. You will get loyalist points which will earn you gift cards to the store. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 01:59 PM Flag
[ - ] I am sick with a terrible cold. Dh is making turkey as I sit and watch tv. Thank god for a good hubby. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 01:13 PM Flag
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Find a good movie and pike on the blankets. Feel better! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 01:44 PM Flag
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^^ pile [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 01:45 PM Flag
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Same, I'm still in bed feeling like death. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 01:49 PM Flag
[ - ] Master thread: Thanksgiving 2014 funny stories (food disasters, MILs, crazy relatives, family dysfunction, etc). GO! 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 12:50 PM Flag
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My pie crust is too cold to roll out... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 01:02 PM Flag
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So was mine, but just let it rest outside of the fridge and then roll it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 01:14 PM Flag
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My house smells like farts after I roasted my Brussels sprouts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 01:23 PM Flag
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Dd brought home her boyfriend from college, and everyone found out he is a dark skinned Mexican and the son of migrant workers. We're not racists, but we are mayflower wasps, so this weekend could turn out to be interesting. Stay tuned! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 01:32 PM Flag
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Ps not that she should have said anything beforehand, but all her boyfriends previously have been boarding school types, so I think we just assumed the same thing would apply [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 01:34 PM Flag
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I hope she marries him and has 7 kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 01:35 PM Flag
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Mean [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 01:38 PM Flag
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Why? It would be great and serve her snotty family right. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 01:43 PM Flag
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Think of it this way: A son of Mexican migrant workers, now in college is likely to work harder and be less entitled than any of the boarding school types your dd has dated in the past. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 01:57 PM Flag
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that's actually a pretty good one [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 01:35 PM Flag
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Did he at least bring any fruit? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 01:54 PM Flag
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When DH and I were dating he took me to his family's TG. It went well, everyone was really nice. When we were pulling out of the driveway he said "they loved you" but I thought he said "I love you" for the first time. I responded with "I love you too." Two minutes later he clarified what he had said and I was mortified! He said he loved me but i was so embarrassed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 01:39 PM Flag
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My older son was 18 months old and I was 3 months pregnant. My husband and inlaws had been drinking since noon. We were staying w them and the rest of the family had left. I went to bed at 9pm. By 11pm, it was a full on shit show between my husband and his parents with old issues never discussed coming up in a drunken rampage. It was moments before it came to blows. I interjected to calm things down. I was getting my husband under control when my mil interjects and stirs the shit all back up. My husband storms off in to the night. I then screamed at my mil. I was so pissed at all of them, I found the closest Marriott, called and got a room, packed up all our shit, got my baby in the car and drove away. I am not drama prone, so for me to do that says a lot. We have not spent thanksgiving with them since (5 years ago). Also, when we go up now, we always stay in the same Marriott. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 01:48 PM Flag
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Irish? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 01:51 PM Flag
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of course. and I'm not. My father is from England and mother from South Africa. We are looowwww drama and have one maybe two drinks. My husband has since quit drinking, thank god. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 01:54 PM Flag
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My DH is American Irish, they only communicate when they are drunk and it's always some bullshit drama and grudges. I ignore it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 02:06 PM Flag
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