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[ - ] In what city was the black cop shot during a traffic stop recently. He was going to taser the guy but the guy shot him first. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Who cares...he's black. [ Reply | More ]
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I like black cops [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] So sad about that 5 yo beaten to death by his cousin. WTF is wrong with people? How can anyone hurt a child? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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General Topics 12.20.14, 12:42 AM Flag
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Not saying I agree at all. But if you look around the world children are not treated all that well. I hate all the stories about children being beaten to death. The one I can't get out of my mind is when the father was in jail and the tranny girlfriend starved and beat his son to death, stuck him on the terrace in the cold weather in his underwear. People are generally good imo, but there are always the bad ones. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:42 AM Flag
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People rage on other people. Monkey brain... [ Reply | More ]
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Something is wrong with the cousin. Didn't it say she has bipolar disorder? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:47 AM Flag
[ - ] Do NYC-ers deliver plates of baked goodies to each other or is it just a flyover thing? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:21 AM Flag
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I wish they would [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:24 AM Flag
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When would this happen? I don't even know about this tradition. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:29 AM Flag
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Usually a few days to a week before xmas. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:41 AM Flag
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Op: you take them to people at work and neighbors. It's a lot of work, though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:42 AM Flag
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My neighbor did third when we moved in last year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:30 AM Flag
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^did that [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:30 AM Flag
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people put out things in our lobby over the holidays [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:41 AM Flag
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my guess is no; apartment dwellers don't seem to like their neighbors. i heard my boss say that anything more than a passing recognition of the other residents of his building would be "unbearable" [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Share your failsafe, crowd pleasing party appetizer ideas. Need to impress the sisters in law! Thanks 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:12 AM Flag
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pigs in blankets, sushi/rolls, beef lettuce wraps, shrimp cocktail [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:12 AM Flag
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NP, where do you get the cocktail sausages for the pigs? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:21 AM Flag
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TJs has great ones but they were out the last time I went...grrr [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:22 AM Flag
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Bloody mary shrimp cocktail, Moroccan chicken rolls, individual lamb chops with a sherry vinegar marinade, manchego cheese with quince paste or fig jam. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:19 AM Flag
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How do you serve the manchego/jam? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:22 AM Flag
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Lamb chops! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:24 AM Flag
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teriyaki meatballs, stuffed mushrooms [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:24 AM Flag
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Op: mini swedish meatballs okay? Have excellent recipe [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:29 AM Flag
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yeah, sure! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:35 AM Flag
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Melon wrapped in prosciutto [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:42 AM Flag
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deviled eggs with caviar on top, can't go wrong with warm spiced nuts, homemade crackers and a soft cheese with honey and figs [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:42 AM Flag
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Rosemary Roasted Cashews (Ina Garten's recipe) and Manchego with Honey Brown Butter Sauce (Tyler Florence). I cook and these are by far the most requested apps I make. They are ridiculously easy as well! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:42 AM Flag
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Honestly, if you really need to impress, passed hors d'oeuvres might be the way to go. They don't have to be a gazillion dollars if you only have one person doing passing, one doing prep (which at that stage is largely reheating). Satay skewers and mini ribs never go out of style, no matter how messy... you will win over their husbands, and that's a good start. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:43 AM Flag
[ - ] Math question. If DD applies to 24 colleges, and each college can respond with either an accept, a reject, or a waitlist, what is the is totally number of different admissions outcomes she can have? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:11 AM Flag
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would it be 72 maybe? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:25 AM Flag
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I want to say that, but ... not sure [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:43 AM Flag
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op: 72 is the different letters she could possibly receive (24 schools times 3 different outcomes per school), but that can't be the same number as the possible combination of outcomes can it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:46 AM Flag
[ - ] Is it a good sign if your dc's number one school pick sends a Christmas card? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:10 AM Flag
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It's not a bad sign. Could be just a goodwill sign that gets a few extra desperation dollars in for a fraction of the cost of the cards. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:14 AM Flag
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Of course! Congrats! OMG! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:15 AM Flag
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it is probably a courtesy to everyone, sorry. But I do hope he/she gets in. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:17 AM Flag
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General Topics 12.20.14, 12:22 AM Flag
[ - ] I like our nanny but she is always making little comments like "must be nice to be rich". It makes me uncomfortable, We gave her a 2 week bonus and she hasn't even said thank you. Am I being too sensitive about this? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:06 AM Flag
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No [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:08 AM Flag
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what do I do? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:09 AM Flag
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I know what I would do. Buh bye [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:10 AM Flag
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It is not working out. She sounds pretty passive aggressive and I cannot stand that sort of attitude, especially in such a sensitive position. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:10 AM Flag
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maybe you under pay? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:13 AM Flag
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NP Then the nanny should quit, it's rude to make those comments. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:17 AM Flag
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i agree with this- np [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:39 AM Flag
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must be nice to be unemployed - that's what you should say to her [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I just found out the dumbest person I know has not one but two Ivy master's degrees. Crazy. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:05 AM Flag
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Sounds like you are the dumb one. Crazy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:07 AM Flag
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I know it isn't close to Ivy but brooklyn college hands them out to anyone who signs up. It's pathetic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:44 AM Flag
[ - ] When did you tell your employer you were pregnant? How did you hide the morning sickness? I am 9 weeks and heaving several times a day. Also having a hard time keeping my eyes open! 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:04 AM Flag
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I didn't say anything until I was 6 months along and couldn't hide it anymore. I was being cautious but I still got laid off immediately after giving birth :( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:42 AM Flag
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Many women before you have had to work and be pregnant at the same time. I understand it's a challenge for you now, but it's the first in a line of many that will make you a stronger, more powerful woman. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:46 AM Flag
[ - ] My dad just sent a holiday email around that was quite rambling and a little bizarre but he meant well. His contact list is huge but he bcc'ed everyone. Just had an email from a male friend of mine forwarding it to me with "WTF". Couldn't complain to anybody about this to anyone in real life 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:03 AM Flag
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So hard when your dad does something embarrassing. Just defend him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:05 AM Flag
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I don't even want to respond to my friend. He is a jerk to write that to me [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:07 AM Flag
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he is a jerk. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:11 AM Flag
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np: very rude and obnoxious of your friend. I'm sorry. But I think your Dad is great! I love when my Dad sends his good intention messages...makes me so happy he's alive, well and still using his brain! : ) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:15 AM Flag
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Thanks..that makes me feel better. I'm meant to go for dinner with a group including this 'friend' tomorrow night but I mifht skip it. I need to cool off [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:19 AM Flag
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did yo mean defriend the dad? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:10 AM Flag
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your friend sent that to you? that's sad, I would not even respond. I would also tell dad to take that person off his email list [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:12 AM Flag
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Good advice. I will work out a way of doing so without telling him what my 'friend' wrote [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:16 AM Flag
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NP And yes, your friend is rude. How old is he, 18? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:18 AM Flag
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oh yea, don't tell your dad what he said, just say you are really not friendly with that person any longer [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:23 AM Flag
[ - ] What's the most likely ethnic background of someone named "Matthias Marzouki"? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 11:54 PM Flag
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Greek [ Reply | More ]
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Czech? Hungarian? [ Reply | More ]
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I think Matthias is German, but the last name sounds Greek. [ Reply | More ]
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Greek most likely to me [ Reply | More ]
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Greek [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Why does everyone on here assume a second wife was OW? That is ridiculous. 26 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 11:48 PM Flag
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It's common enough to be a fair example of a rebuttable presumption. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 11:51 PM Flag
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Not really. [ Reply | More ]
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I disagree. But we both have our own experiences. I am turning 53 next summer. How old are you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 11:53 PM Flag
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Bitter old thing I see. We don't all have your experiences [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 11:54 PM Flag
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I'm not bitter. I'm not as old as many others. You'll have to let me know what your experiences are when you get to where I am. I've actually only had my own experience. But I've seen dozens of others. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:09 AM Flag
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You and your friends sound like losers [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:19 AM Flag
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And you sound young. Enjoy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:30 AM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:41 AM Flag
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40 something [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 11:57 PM Flag
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The problem is too many do not admit to it. The famous, they were separated (could mean she was visiting her mom that weekend). Or, the marriage was over in all important ways. Whatever. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:13 AM Flag
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Right! Is it so hard to understand that people get divorced then remarried? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 11:58 PM Flag
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Of course not. It happens a lot. It's just that usually the men divorce only because there's another woman in the wings. Women are the ones who tend to flee for freedom itself. Not all one way or the other of course; but statistically - men want marriages with sex on the side. Women will literally reject an entire spouse for another one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:11 AM Flag
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I've never met anyone who assumes this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:17 AM Flag
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Read one of the MP posts. Everyone assumes that the second wife who sent the Christmas card was the OW and I have seen it here before. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:20 AM Flag
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What are you talking about? The idiot Christmas Card OW. It was stated by OP that the SM was the OW, and I would assume she knows. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:34 AM Flag
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I don't. And my ex is remarried. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:44 AM Flag
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I'm a second wife, not the OW -- dh and ex were divorced for years [ Reply | More ]
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General Topics 12.20.14, 12:22 AM Flag
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Unfortunately, that is what most of them say. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 it's what I always say -- signed, ow [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:47 AM Flag
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So what if they are OWs. Takes two to ruin a marriage IRL...even if not in lala UB land [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:32 AM Flag
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True. I know someone who met her dh 4 years after his divorce and someone told people that she was the ow and that he had a kid he abandoned. Both untrue [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:36 AM Flag
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The OW rarely becomes the second wife [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:37 AM Flag
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Actually they very often do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:43 AM Flag
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Not in my experience. Ive seen this a lot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:43 AM Flag
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not ime [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Best meatball parm on UES? I can't shake this craving. Must deliver. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 11:43 PM Flag
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are you pregnant? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 11:43 PM Flag
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No but I've been on an extremely restrictive diet since thanksgiving so I'm starving. Cheating tonight and back on the diet tomorrow. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 11:48 PM Flag
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Ginos is great. And there is the meatball place -- The Meatball Store? Shop? something like that [ Reply | More ]
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^^Ginos only takes cash, but delivery is lickety-split [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:11 AM Flag
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Nicks and Ottomanellis both have great meatballs [ Reply | More ]
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General Topics 12.20.14, 12:27 AM Flag
[ - ] Dd keeps on finding friends with dysfunctional parents. I have no problem with the kids but I find myself getting pulled in the drama. Why can't she just be friends with kids with nice parents who are either together, amicably divorced, or at least legally separated without any weird soap opera drama. Just venting. 24 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 11:34 PM Flag
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Why do you even have anything to do with the parents? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 11:36 PM Flag
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One calls me to pick up their kid because of some bs drama. The other comes to pick up said child drunk and starts ranting about the other. Things like this. I don't need the drama but dd is a difficult child and doesn't make friends easily. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 11:37 PM Flag
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Where do you live? Sounds white trash. How old is dd? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 11:41 PM Flag
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It sounds like it doesn't it? We live in a very affluent area in the west coast. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 11:42 PM Flag
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I don't let my DCs around these sorts. I cut it right off. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 11:50 PM Flag
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I would love to know how you do this exactly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 11:54 PM Flag
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i just tell DCs they are not our kind and you will pick up bad habits from them. Time to move on, life is too short. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 11:56 PM Flag
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Way to teach tolerance and diversity. You are disgusting [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 11:59 PM Flag
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I don't care what color they are, if they don't have the same values move along. [ Reply | More ]
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Correct. It is called parenting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:03 AM Flag
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forget that, these are impressionable kids we are talking about. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:02 AM Flag
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How do you redirect the kids to other friends? These are the friends she is attracted to. [ Reply | More ]
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np: at the time, I'd do the slow fade, always too busy. In coming years when DD is hitting puberty, I'd explain on a Reader's Digest level of how that was not how I wanted her to think families were supposed to work. DD doesn't need to know the details as a little kid, but I agree with OP's assessment. [ Reply | More ]
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^^that being said, I'd hope DD in later years were strong enough to form friendships with good kids no matter who their parents were. But the initial foundation of stability as the absolute norm, not the exciting exception, is very important IMO. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:21 AM Flag
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Are you kidding? This happens routinely, especially in those suburbs. If the parents aren't perfect, you are ostracized. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:24 AM Flag
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BTDT. I don't understand it myself. I still haven't figured it out. My kids are literally drawn to friends like they are stray cats. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 11:52 PM Flag
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I don't mind the kids. They are sweet. It is the parents I just can't deal with anymore. How did you handle it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 11:58 PM Flag
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TBH I don't know that I handled it all that well. There were some "right people" in town and I guess there were some "wrong people" - we were all in a wealthy town to begin with and I didn't really know how to vet anything. I just went with who my kids were drawn to as friends and I thought that was it. For some reason my kids were just drawn to these kids with these crazy families. I would get to their houses for a playdate and be like 'what have I gotten myself into' - and I'm just not sure how it happened. I do know that we only ONCE went to a house where they were clearly hoarders. I was pretty horrified by their house and we never went back. That was like 10 years ago. That family is STILL in that house. Also there was another one where the house was immaculate and there were beautiful window treatments - but while picking my ds up I heard the dad bang in through the front door and start yelling. When I came downstairs I pretended I hadn't heard anything. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:20 AM Flag
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DH and I have a theory on this: Around Thanksgiving, when parent/teacher conferences occur, the Alpha male/female children have their reigns tightened by their parents on a "suggestion" from the children's teachers re: behavior issues/trouble makers. Almost always it's traced back to the behavior of the parents. However, the parents, looking for an easy fix, direct their child to befriend/play with the good kids (well behaved and liked by teachers, good students, too) which are kids like your dd. We always get the texts from "Johnny's Parents" that Johnny wants to play with our "William" when we know that Johnny's parents were told in their conference that Johnny should seek nice new friends. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:24 AM Flag
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Wow. I actually believe this one! Ugh. Similar things have happened to us. Had fucked up parents try to foist their kids on us. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:34 AM Flag
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or: exactly! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:44 AM Flag
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When we moved into new town in flyover, teachers freely educated me on the nice vs. not nice kids. It was much appreciated [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:46 AM Flag
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Very few functional families out there. My dd was friends with a girl whose parents were fucked up. And it's always a bad scene. Her best friends now have parents who are still together and not fucked up. But it's hard, you would have to skip a lot of friendships in order to avoid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:32 AM Flag
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As a mom, I agree w/shutting down the f-ed up families' kids to an extent. As one of those kids myself, it makes me sad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:47 AM Flag
[ - ] Live in nanny/housekeeper is planning to leave us soon. She would like to do live out in the city. Unsure what kind of help I should get when she goes...would it be best to hire another live in nanny/housekeeper? Get live out part time sitter & then cleaning service a couple times a week or au pair who can sometimes help with driving and cleaning service a couple times a week? What would be your ideal? Three kids (youngest 2.5). Thoughts? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 11:30 PM Flag
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Depends. What are you looking for? Do you need help in am with school drop offs and such? Why is she leaving? Burned out? What were her hours? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 11:36 PM Flag
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She wants to live in the city with her husband. We have a good relationship with her and will miss. Her hours are reasonable. 8-1 with breaks, a few hours break in the afternoon & then 5-7 or a little more if I go out in the evening. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 11:38 PM Flag
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^^^I guess a little help driving once in a while would help, but I do like my house always kept clean and tidy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 11:39 PM Flag
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Whatever you decide, make sure your DH is unaffected by the transition and is not forced to take on any additional household responsibilities. He works hard enough as it is. As they say, happy DH, happy life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 11:37 PM Flag
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haha [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 11:40 PM Flag
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The 50's called, your dh is waiting for his martini [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 11:45 PM Flag
[ - ] anyone else have fatty tumors? both my parents have them and now me. :( 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 11:25 PM Flag
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My grandmother did and my dad does. I'm just waiting for mine to show up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.19.14, 11:30 PM Flag
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Is this the thing on your back? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:23 AM Flag
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Yes. I do. So does my husband and my dog lol. What's the problem? They're not cancerous, rarely grow. You are talking about a lipoma right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.20.14, 12:39 AM Flag
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