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[ - ] Like Trayvon, Cecil had it coming. 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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[ - ] What is going on with New York?? People are now bathing in fountains? In broad day light with soap? Yikes. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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"Now?" I've seen this done for years. [ Reply | More ]
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You're so cool. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 06:08 PM Flag
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Oh stop! So tired of New Yorkers acting like this is no big deal. You're also to blame! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 06:09 PM Flag
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I rarely complain and was on a rant yesterday about all the homeless people everywhere and the smell of the city. It's like night of the living dead out there. [ Reply | More ]
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DeBlasio is to blame. He's ruining the city. http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2015/07/29/nypd-training-emotionally-disturbed-people/ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 06:08 PM Flag
[ - ] 13 YO DS gets around town mostly on his bike or we drive him but mostly drive him. I just got an email from a neighbor saying "you know your son rides his bike home from camp everyday and then goes around the neighborhood visiting his friends." I replied "so is he riding in front of cars, being rude?" And she said "no but he shouldn't ride his bike around like that" what is this world coming to? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 06:01 PM Flag
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Weird [ Reply | More ]
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Maybe she meant to say "tell your kid to stop showing up at my house uninvited." But was too polite to put it that way? [ Reply | More ]
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you said "mostly on his bike" AND "mostly drive him"... which is it? [ Reply | More ]
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I'd ask her why the heck not? I love that my kids can ride their bikes places in my suburban town. 13 is absolutely old enough, my sons started when they were 10 or 11. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 06:04 PM Flag
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It really depends on the suburb. Some have heavier traffic than others. It's not really safe in many of the suburbs close to NYC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 06:07 PM Flag
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Two kids in my town were hit by car while on bicycles one is paralyzed for life Only a terrible mom would let kids bike in the street [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 06:05 PM Flag
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Np. I sort of agree with this. I grew up in the countryside where we rode our bikes everywhere, but there was very little traffic. I think bike riding is a bad idea anywhere within a 30 mile radius of NYC, lol. [ Reply | More ]
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Well, then my mom must have been a terrible mom. And I didn't even have to wear a helmet in the '70s. [ Reply | More ]
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That is so rare. We riding bikes all around our neighborhood growing up. No one got hit by a car. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Planning to leave my DH. (I posted a little below.)My thirteen year old had a handprint on his face this morning and swore that it was his fault and that he and his dad a heart to heart. "It's fine! We talked. I was crying. He was crying." Stuff like this has been going on for a long time. Husband is charming and manipulative. I am so, so tired. Are there any SAHMs who have made the break? I feel like I need a job before I can get away. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 06:01 PM Flag
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Won't you get more alimony/child support if you are unemployed? [ Reply | More ]
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handprint on his face? i'd call the cops on that fucker. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 06:02 PM Flag
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OMG. I have a pit in my stomach. I totally would call. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 06:10 PM Flag
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Photograph the handprint and send yourself an email about it so there is a date stamp. Similarly, keep track of anything else that might be relevant in the divorce/custody negotiations. And don't get a job (yet)--get an attorney. How old are you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 06:04 PM Flag
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I saw your post below...... No shit the kids are making excuses for him..... He has them convinced that they are the only ones who care about him [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Cecil the lion was secretly gay. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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It was a hate crime. [ Reply | More ]
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He was transitioning to a gazelle at the time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 06:09 PM Flag
[ - ] speaking of helping out relatives, how do you stop supporting a relative? I've been supporting my mom for years, it was fine when I was single, married but still working, one kid and still working but now I am a sahm of 2. Dh doesn't mind, but I've had enough. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 05:57 PM Flag
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Does your mom need financial support or does she just want it? Did she support you when you were growing up and getting on your feet? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 05:59 PM Flag
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She might need a bit but she can get by on her own. I've been on my own since 16, so she supported me from 0-16. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 06:02 PM Flag
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Tell her. Put a plan in place that decreases your support over a period of time that's okay with you, and tell her you can no longer afford to support her, so that's what she'll get, and then she'll get nothing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 05:59 PM Flag
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I tried, but then she forgets to do things like setting money aside for property tax and calls me when the bill comes. Or if an appliance breaks.. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 06:03 PM Flag
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Make a careful exit plan. Cold turkey would be harsh. Help mom adjust her budget or find a way to bring in additional income. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 06:00 PM Flag
[ - ] i hate my coop board but i love my apartment. wondering if i can really live in a coop. has anyone ever just gotten out? or is the best thing just to keep my head down. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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what do they do to you that you hate them? I live in a coop and mind my own business. I don't care a fig what the board does. [ Reply | More ]
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so what sucks? how does it affect you? [ Reply | More ]
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i guess i could just keep my head down. i think they do all sorts of things without the process laid out by the lease and bylaws and sometimes it affects me adversely. i would happily serve on the board, but i misvoted and missed my chance (I mistakenly voted in the person who beat me by misjudging who was the strongest competition) i guess i should just keep my head down. we also have the crappiest management company ever. sigh. i do love my apartment though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 06:03 PM Flag
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Your coop board can't possibly suck more awfully than mine. HATE. And they have so much power to fuck people over. But the bottom line is that it's otherwise the place I want to be, and I am hoping that over time they will get a lot more reasonable as new people get elected to it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 06:10 PM Flag
[ - ] DH won't watch any tv shows or movies with vampires in them because "vampires are teenage stupidity". So now he's watching The Strain. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 05:55 PM Flag
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I wish I had sci fi. I only have basic cable. Waiting for it to come out of Amazon [ Reply | More ]
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It's on tubeplus and losmovies. [ Reply | More ]
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thank you. these sites ask you to allow access to your computer. I rather not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 06:06 PM Flag
[ - ] My adult DD is so depressed. I don't know what I can do to help her anymore. I think she needs inpatient treatment somewhere. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 05:53 PM Flag
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Is she in a medical fellowship? Same poster? [ Reply | More ]
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No. She's under 30, single, no kids, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 05:59 PM Flag
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How does she exhibit the depression? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 05:58 PM Flag
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She's miserable. Low self esteem. Unable to work. Never spends times with friends. Only dates men who are bad for her despite a desire to have a family. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 05:59 PM Flag
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sorry to hear that. Unable to work is the only thing that really bothers me. I did all the other stuff she is doing and was not really depressed at the time :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 06:07 PM Flag
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Get her to a shrink. Someone she trusts. If she doesn't trust the shrink, try another one. I only started taking medsafter dh suggested it. Because he knew me and loved me and said that what I was experiencing wasn't normal. I kept thinking that everyone felt this way but others hid it better. Stick with her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 06:01 PM Flag
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Btdt. She needs more. Trying to get her to see a new psychiatrist. She claims she likes hers, but it isn't helping. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 06:04 PM Flag
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has she acknowledged it? [ Reply | More ]
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How does she pay rent if she can't work? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 06:08 PM Flag
[ - ] If you were the black sheep of the family, are you kids less liked than the other children? My mom is the black sheep, so naturally grand parents, aunts and uncles were shirty to me ( very big family she has 12 siblings). Now my kids are being treated differently than the rest of th cousins and grand children. Wtf? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 05:51 PM Flag
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It's because yours are not as close as the others...try to develop a more familial relationship with the rest, so that they can know you and your kids better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 05:54 PM Flag
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We do. I have a 2 year old and so does my cousin. They were playing together while her dad and I were watching. The cousin fell and hurt herself, the dad saw that she just tripped on her shoelaces, her grand mother is insisting that my kid pushed her and should be punished. She is also insisting that last get together my kid gave her grand child a nasty cold ( my kid didn't have a cold) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 06:00 PM Flag
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so do things without the grandmother that is a bitch [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 06:03 PM Flag
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Stop associating with people who treated you like shit and how treat your kids the same way. There is no rule that says you have to keep your family close. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, but that is the only family I have. What am I supposed to do? [ Reply | More ]
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Promote a healthier and more agreeable relationship. What goes, comes back. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 06:01 PM Flag
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You're supposed to have friends. And if you don't than make yourself happy with your DH (if you have one) and your kids, who are now your family. I am 51 year old. My mother is 85. My father passed away 7 years ago. I have no DH. The only family I have are my mother's brother's family in Canada and they SUCK, so we don't associate with them or their kids. There is no law that says you need to have family around you, especially if your family treats you poorly. I would not tolerate any relatives that dumped on my kids, or looked down on me. I would rather be alone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 06:02 PM Flag
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cultivate friends [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Any web design/UX moms on? What are the pros and cons of this as a career? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 05:51 PM Flag
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Pros: Fun. Cons: Users. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 You have to be very, very good at asking the questions that really bring out what the users want. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Are there tomboys at the single sex girls' schools or would a tomboy be better off at a co-ed school? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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my girl prefers to play with boys, would never do a single sex school for her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 05:50 PM Flag
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They often thrive at ss, but that depends on the school I'm sure. They have lots of varied role models at as, and chances to crush on people and eventually come out if that's what's happening. [ Reply | More ]
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OMG - only on UB does tomboy = lesbian [ Reply | More ]
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Ok but Tomboys are more likely to turn out Lesbian than girly girls [ Reply | More ]
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You are so sheltered. [ Reply | More ]
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no - only in Asian Stuy mom's head. She will be posting most of the messages in this thread. She usually goes into anti-SS convultions after reading "best school" threads. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 06:02 PM Flag
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She is Asian? [ Reply | More ]
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Yep - off-the-boat. Apparently in her home village SS is a big "no no". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 06:10 PM Flag
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co-ed [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, there are different kinds of girls everywhere. If she plays sports, she'll have less competition getting on the teams at a co-ed school. [ Reply | More ]
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and it's actually better to be on a less competitive team, isn't it Asian Stuy mom? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What's the most expensive thing you or DH have ever bought your kids? Tuition/roof over their heads doesn't count. 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Braces [ Reply | More ]
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Afterschool activities count? [ Reply | More ]
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Birthday parties count? 3-4k. If not, motorized toddler mercedes around 400 [ Reply | More ]
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Birthday party examples? [ Reply | More ]
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You are awful. [ Reply | More ]
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plane tickets. those are expensive! [ Reply | More ]
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Computer and car. [ Reply | More ]
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a week of ski school. god. [ Reply | More ]
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vacations, used car [ Reply | More ]
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horses [ Reply | More ]
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assuming furniture for daily use is out. Camp at 800 a week. Beyond that, likely ipod at $250. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Real talk: Cecil the lion had it coming. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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No [ Reply | More ]
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he and it coming, he had it coming, he only had himself to blame... [ Reply | More ]
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If he hadn't escalated things by mouthing off, he'd still be alive. [ Reply | More ]
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absolutely. By looking so aggressive, he brought this upon himself. [ Reply | More ]
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ITA. Just like Trayvon, Cecil deserved to die. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Were the rumours about Luther Vandross's personal life true? People claim that although he tried to hide it and keep it from public view, that he was, in fact, obese. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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What are the rumors? [ Reply | More ]
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Luther Vandross was obese. Then he had weight loss surgery. Then he died. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 06:01 PM Flag
[ - ] Not in NYC and 7 yo was accepted to a private school that seems great for him in every way except there is a dress-code (which is odd because it's unlike the rest of the school's philosophy of being small and independant and promoting individualism). Collared polo style shirts are required as are long pants. Ds put on shorts in May and hasn't taken them off yet. Would probably start public school in shorts/tshirts as well. This will be a big change for him. Would it be a red flag at all for you? 79 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 05:43 PM Flag
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Not a red flag at all, I think dress codes are a good thing. If I could send my son to a school with a coat and tie code, I would. [ Reply | More ]
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this. [ Reply | More ]
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why? [ Reply | More ]
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why? [ Reply | More ]
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They promote inner individualism, not external. That's a good thing. Inside is what matters. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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A big change? Your kid is a veal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 05:45 PM Flag
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he's a tshirt and shorts kind of kid. i don't know how it makes him veal. veal is a child who's constrained in long pants and a collared shirt for reasons that aren't clear to me. Are they supposed to be uncomfortable? How does a tshirt impede learning? [ Reply | More ]
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I think this is your issue, not his. "A t shirt and shorts kind of kid." You sound sloppy. [ Reply | More ]
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it's his issue. he hates to get dressed up. you sound strange. do you know what I'm wearing right now? [ Reply | More ]
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Well, he'll learn to get used to it. I don't understand why you're against this. He may as well learn sooner rather than later. [ Reply | More ]
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He's not one who likes being dressed in a collar and long pants in warm weather. I'm sure your children were in shorts when it was warm. Let's get real for a minute. June was hot and the kids were in long pants. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 06:01 PM Flag
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Most schools have a different dress code for very hot days (short sleeve polo, etc). But there are unlikely to be very many hot days, because school is closed over the summer. Use your head. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 06:04 PM Flag
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^^also, they have gym uniforms for physical activity outside, which include shorts on warm days [ Reply | More ]
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They did NOT have gym uniforms. They did have a really great outdoor playnasium and they were all playing on it in long pants. [ Reply | More ]
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Let me be perfectly clear. The dress code is long pants. Even in September and June. Ds had his visit day in June on a 85 degree day and there were no kakhi dress shorts or any of that. Long pants. [ Reply | More ]
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even if it was 95 degrees, what's the big deal - long pants for 8 hrs won't kill him [ Reply | More ]
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This, isn't the school air conditioned? [ Reply | More ]
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No, a dress code is not veal. A dress code shows respect for yourself and the school. [ Reply | More ]
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op: lol. omfg. [ Reply | More ]
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You have a bad attitude. I used to work as a nanny for someone like you. Bright kid, but he grew up into a loser with no respect for authority. [ Reply | More ]
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because he wasn't in a uniform. uh oh! there's going to be a big revolution coming soon then. [ Reply | More ]
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NP: No, because of the parent's attitude! [ Reply | More ]
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Yes [ Reply | More ]
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are you saying that a parent who thinks a consticting dress code without any basis other than "it's a rule" is raising a hellion? Lol. I can see you're a fabulous parent. Your children must be model citizens. Mine however are doomed to evil. Pure evil. [ Reply | More ]
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No, because his mother had this attitude that rules and decorum where somehow constraining his brilliant creative mind. Newsflash, we all have to learn to adhere to rules. [ Reply | More ]
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except in a school without such rules, and there are plenty to pick from! [ Reply | More ]
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Any school you pick is like to have some rules that you don't understand or agree with. [ Reply | More ]
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That's okay. We've made through two other kids (and two grades in public school with this particular kid) and nothing has perplexed me like this one. [ Reply | More ]
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Dress codes are awesome. What is the issue? [ Reply | More ]
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my 8 yo ds would die if he had to wear an uniform but, don't care, think they are great and, that school sounds awesome. get over the uniform, he'll be fine and adjust no problem. [ Reply | More ]
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He would not die. He would get used to it. [ Reply | More ]
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OR - it is an expression. of course he would get used to it, that's what I said to her.. [ Reply | More ]
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Your child will die??? DIE?? [ Reply | More ]
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I figure he'll get used it. I'm still not sure of the purpose. I might ask the school. I'm conflicted because I totally get it for girls, but I feel like boys don't care about what each other are wearing and just want to be comfortable. [ Reply | More ]
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omg [ Reply | More ]
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lol, red flag...no, its just a dress code and it makes it so much easier on the kids and parents imo [ Reply | More ]
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This [ Reply | More ]
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For a boy who prefers more casual clothing how is it easier? [ Reply | More ]
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Why are you making such a big fucking deal? I prefer to walk around naked, but when I go to work, I dress up, because that's what is required of me. Maybe it's time your kid learned this lesson. [ Reply | More ]
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Okay, I'm really done talking to you about this. You're easily enraged. [ Reply | More ]
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Enraged? [ Reply | More ]
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She thinks you're enraged because you dropped the f-bomb. Lol [ Reply | More ]
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because sometimes you just need to learn there are rules [ Reply | More ]
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THIS [ Reply | More ]
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I like that idea. But I think if that's the reason, I may decide that for a 7 yo such rules are not important. Rules like sharing and being a good citizen are important. Rules like following a dress code because someone said to follow a dress code, it's a rule, is actually silly. Thank you. This actually helped get further toward making up my mind. [ Reply | More ]
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yea, your family probably is not right for that school [ Reply | More ]
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Or any school [ Reply | More ]
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oh, lol. let's take it five steps to far. don't be silly. [ Reply | More ]
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You are insane, argumentative and unpleasant, you'll make issues anywhere you go. [ Reply | More ]
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This [ Reply | More ]
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Yes. I'm seeing that and I appreciate the discussion. [ Reply | More ]
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No. My DD goes to a progessive school, teachers all called by first names, etc. But weirdly, I am COMPLETELY pro-uniform and wish our school had one. I think it really helps even out the class stuff, and the girl fashion stuff. [ Reply | More ]
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op: I think I could feel differently for dd, having had my own issues with dressing as a girl. but for a boy who doesn't care, I'm not clear on its place. [ Reply | More ]
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It's truly not a big deal. He will adapt in about 29 hours. [ Reply | More ]
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I thought the point of your post was that he cares a lot about wearing only shorts and t-shirts? [ Reply | More ]
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yes. the issue for him is being comfortable. a byproduct of that is that he doesn't care about what other people are wearing in the least. does your 7 yo boy? [ Reply | More ]
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why are you making this a gender issue? it's clothing, nothing more, nothing less [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 06:04 PM Flag
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I think it is great for a school to have uniforms. Great equalizer. Poor kids, middle class kids and rich kids all have to wear the same uniform and there is no bullying about wrong kind of clothes, or "kmart jeans" or payless sneakers or whatever the kids torture each other about these days. And you don't have to think about their clothes for 10 months out of 12. Four pants, 4 sirts, 2 gym uniforms and 3 sweaters. WHAT could be easier? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 05:50 PM Flag
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It's a $30K per year school. I'm not sure KMart plays a role here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 05:52 PM Flag
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In my DD school, some girls dress so so slutty. Makes me uncomfortable. Wish there was dress code [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 05:50 PM Flag
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it will be fine [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 05:51 PM Flag
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I think to promote true individualism at that age, uniforms/dress codes are actually ideal. Kids (and all of us, frankly) are so easily influenced by trends, perceptions of wealth or status, etc. Eliminating those distractions can help foster true individualism (which is, essentially, do things as you like, not just to fit in). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 05:51 PM Flag
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+1. I think it's great when kids can't focus on their clothes.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 05:55 PM Flag
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I don't know even one second grade boy who does [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 05:57 PM Flag
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They do in third grade. It's all about under armour, Nike socks, etc. uniform is much better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 05:59 PM Flag
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OR: I actually see it in Kindergarten, though at that age it's not about "brands" or fashion style, per se, but if several kids are wearing Ninja Turtle shirts - surprise, DS now wants one too! And I remember getting a pair of Jordache jeans in 2nd grade and thinking I was the shit... so it's definitely likely little girls are influenced that early. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 06:00 PM Flag
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Or Boy A is wearing is Minecraft t-shirt, which causes Boy B to want to talk only about Minecraft and not what is going on in class. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 06:02 PM Flag
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Ok, then how about the long pants part of this? Why can't the dress code be kakhi shorts? Why were they suffering in long pants (and having recess in long pants in June?) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 06:03 PM Flag
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You are a serious PITA! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 06:04 PM Flag
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THIS! You shouldn't send DS to this school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 06:05 PM Flag
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This. Just send him to public. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 06:05 PM Flag
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I'm fairly certain we will, actually. this has been bothering me since his visit day in June. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 06:09 PM Flag
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There is some really annoying person on who is making sport of getting the last word, on anything, in whatever way possible. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 06:07 PM Flag
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You can't answer it either! You can call me a PITA all day long, but if you don't see a reason for it either, you have to admit, it's pretty silly [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 06:08 PM Flag
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this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 05:55 PM Flag
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Just send him to public. You clearly don't understand the purpose or value of a uniform. I suspect there will be many, many other situations which you will not be able to grasp, eg, "why can't my son call teachers by their first name? He is a human being too!" Just forget it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 06:06 PM Flag
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LOL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 06:08 PM Flag
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DC to start K at q300 in the fall, and the school requires black polo shirts. I have no problem with a dress code, but BLACK SHIRTS??? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.30.15, 06:08 PM Flag
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