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[ - ] A gruff looking older man just rang my doorbell looking for my neighbor, and asked for my neighbor by name. I know my neighbor is away for the week, but I just said I knew they weren't home. The man told me he needed $5 to get to a VA hospital, and he thought my neighbor would give it to him. I told him I was sorry I couldn't help him, but I never keep cash on me or in the house. I felt bad, but I am a young woman home alone with two small kids, and I've never seen this man before. I don't know if he was trying to find out if I had cash on me or in the house, whether he knows my neighbor personally or not. What would you have done? Now I feel bad. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 10:04 PM Flag
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I would have done the same thing. Probably would have felt a little bad, but still wouldn't have given him the money probably. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:50 PM Flag
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I would not have given him money. I would make sure my house is secure (his partner might be breaking in). I would call police line and ask if this is a scam they know about and I would discuss with my neighbor when they came home [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 10:06 PM Flag
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THIS. Your neighbor needs to know that their acquaintance is ringing doorbells in the building asking for money and claiming to be their friend. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 10:08 PM Flag
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NRA mom? np. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:52 PM Flag
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No just smart mom. If I were NRA mom, I would have said grabbed my double barrel and then secured the house. It's common for one person to keep you at front door while another one slips in back [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 10:12 PM Flag
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That's really strange and I would not have given him money either. He could have found out your neighbor's name from their mail, or he might have known them years and years ago. And if he really needed to get to a hospital, and had absolutely no way of getting 5 dollars (which seems not normal), he could flag down a police officer or call 911. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:51 PM Flag
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I wouldn't feel bad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 10:09 PM Flag
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call the police and leave a vm for your neighbor. snort, of all things don't feel bad for the maniac who rang your doorbell!!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:54 PM Flag
[ - ] (not so veiled) brag alert: dd just got into phi beta kappa! Wanted to share it with UB because I try not to brag in real life 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:58 PM Flag
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Congratulations!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:42 PM Flag
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Impressive! I don't know anyone in college who was phi beta kappa who wasn't a superb student. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:59 PM Flag
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Congrats! I was a Pi Phi and loved it!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 10:00 PM Flag
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I don't think that's really the same thing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:44 PM Flag
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But I'm sure she'll like it too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 10:02 PM Flag
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Yes. But one is an honor society, and one is a sorority. That's all I'm pointing out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 10:04 PM Flag
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I think or was being amusing.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:49 PM Flag
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Oh, hah. Got it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 10:08 PM Flag
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Yes... I even went to a women's college (no sororities!). My attempt at benign trolling. Congrats to your DD, OP [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 10:09 PM Flag
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op here: lol, thanks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 10:09 PM Flag
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No, I don't think she was. She was a Pi Phi, which should explain things. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 10:09 PM Flag
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? What was their reputation at your school? At my school they were all very smart and pleasant. And nicer than you seem to be. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:54 PM Flag
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I'm sure they were all very blonde and pleasant, but smart? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 10:12 PM Flag
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Thanks, this made me smile. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:48 PM Flag
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Wow! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:48 PM Flag
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Nice!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 10:07 PM Flag
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Congrats! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 10:09 PM Flag
[ - ] 7 week old db will fall asleep on my chest after feeding and the minute I put her down in her crib she awakes and cries. Anyone btdt? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:55 PM Flag
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All of us. Keep working on it -- soothing etc but putting her back down. Sorry, no magic fix for this one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:57 PM Flag
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So true. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:42 PM Flag
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Might be temp change. Use heating pad to warn the sheets but take it out when you put baby in [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:57 PM Flag
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I had triplets so our answer was that if you were fed and dry, you went to your bed swaddled. If you were still screaming your brains out after 10 minutes, then we'd try again. We talked about this with our ped, and he told us to have a little faith in their ability to put themselves to sleep. Good luck. You are in a tough window. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:43 PM Flag
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Op: Thank you : ) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:48 PM Flag
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Sometimes putting a screaming baby behind a closed door will take the edge off for you. You will be impressed with how quickly db catches on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:52 PM Flag
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Swaddle!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:49 PM Flag
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Np: My db is 3 weeks and I was told in the hospital not to swaddle, that it's not considered "safe" anymore and the only acceptable swaddle is a loose one with their arms free. It was explained to me that they need to be able to pull their knees to their chest to promote hip development, which I get...but why do their arms need to be free? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:53 PM Flag
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so I would cradle dc in my arms and rock her (swing) back and forth while standing by her cosleeper, and eventually kind of rock/slide her down so it was a smooth transition and landing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 10:06 PM Flag
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Op: Will give this a try! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 10:07 PM Flag
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^^^ I also swaddled. read happiest baby on the block. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:51 PM Flag
[ - ] Which is the tougher get for MS this year: One of the most desired ones based on prestige like Salk or Lab or Delta, or one of the small ones with fewer seats like Hudson River School or Battery Park City or Computer School? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 04.23.14, 09:49 PM Flag
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Delta is HUGE! I thought it was like 3 times the size of most of the D2 middle schools. That makes it someone easier to get into, IMO, then trying to get into a small program like Lab or Salk [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:54 PM Flag
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But D3 has fewer good choices, therefore every parent who wants academic wants this school [ Reply | More ]
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:58 PM Flag
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Harder to get in Salk or lab [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:55 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone work for a company in which so much effort and so many resources are put towards drumming up new business, but as soon as the new business is won, it's not tended to with "kid gloves" or even enough resources/staffing? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:47 PM Flag
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Isn't that most sales organizations? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 10:03 PM Flag
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this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 10:06 PM Flag
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It's not a sales organization, per se. We sell services but seem to put no actual care behind the execution of the services. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 10:08 PM Flag
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Great post! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:54 PM Flag
[ - ] Since when does a DC have to get a 99 to get into general G&T programs in D2? Do people think that's the same for grades other than K? 26 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 04.23.14, 09:38 PM Flag
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For a few years now [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:39 PM Flag
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Why? When my DC got a 98 a few years ago, we had a shot at city-wides and regular G&Ts would have been thrilled to have us. Fewer seats? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:41 PM Flag
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Define had a shot? Did you get a seat? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:41 PM Flag
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Not fewer seats. More prepping. Sibling pref [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:42 PM Flag
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I don't think you need a 99 for all of them. NOt 198. or Roosevelt Island I bet. After K it gets harder I would think. Not so many spots [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:24 PM Flag
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After k most spots go to sibs [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:42 PM Flag
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Why would the sibs not already have seats at other schools if they are past K? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:46 PM Flag
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np - they would, but would switch to a better school. e.g. the younger kid could've gotten into K and so the following year the older goes to 2nd grade, etc. Or, kid bombs the g&t test for K, but does well for 1st. There's only like 1-3 spots or so at most per year, so they go to sibs for the most part. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:33 PM Flag
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there are a few g&t's that are not as 'hot' and many would pick zoned school over them cause its a shorter commute, and the g&t program may not be obviously better to some [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:47 PM Flag
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yes, need a 99 and its still a lottery as to which school you get. Kids at most of the g&t are equally qualified [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:41 PM Flag
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i think it's worse for grades other than K. But ever since the #of citywide seats <<< #of kids who got a 99 by a factor of 5 or so, you pretty much need a 99 or at least a 98-97 for district G&T. particularly in d2 where like 400+ kids got a 97+ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:25 PM Flag
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very few seats for other than K, so its even harder and still need 99 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:41 PM Flag
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Who DOESN'T get a 99? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:26 PM Flag
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DS is 3rd grade and we knew several kids with 99 when applying who were shut out, including us. We were offered a spot in the summer with 99, and they never received offers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:42 PM Flag
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Do you mean all those kids took the test in 3rd grade going into 4th? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:47 PM Flag
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sorry, no....my ds is now in 3rd grade, and took the test at age 4 going into K which was 4 years ago. even 4 yrs ago you needed a 99 to have a shot at the lottery [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:52 PM Flag
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they probably needed a 99 to get in one they preferred to zoned school.... some don't fill up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:32 PM Flag
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Lower Lab, nest, Anderson, ps 11 and ps33 I hear are all filling with 99's [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:53 PM Flag
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Wow. I'd never send my DC to P.S. 33 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:54 PM Flag
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33 is an excellent program. People LOVE it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:58 PM Flag
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"people" aren't always that smart [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 10:00 PM Flag
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Yes, but 198, Roosevelt Island and maybe one other take kids with scores below 99. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:38 PM Flag
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Most in d2 fill, people rejected 111 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:56 PM Flag
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Does 111 even have G&T anymore? Thought it died because no one enrolled [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:41 PM Flag
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What a out the chinatown schools? Anyone done those g and t's? Scores toget in? [ Reply | More ]
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Sorry typos. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:48 PM Flag
[ - ] I am going through divorce and will probably mediate. Anything I should know? Anything I need to do before we meet? 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:30 PM Flag
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Be very careful about mediation. Get a lawyer first. Mediators goals are usually to cut down on court time, not get you best settlement. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:15 PM Flag
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ITA. See a lawyer to find out what you would likely get in court in terms of time, custody, money, whatever the issues are. That way you know how much to push on certain things. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:33 PM Flag
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what is normal if joint custody and HHI of $1Million (but could be $0, never know), 2 kids [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:19 PM Flag
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Are you OP? Where I live, joint legal custody is normal, but one parent usually gets primary residential. IN NY, formulae based alimony CS stop at a certain number amount. If you don't know STB-ex's income, you need to go through and get records NOW! Tax returns, brokerage statements for last 2 years. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:21 PM Flag
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not OP, just curious. it is $1 million but would not necessarily stay that forever [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:23 PM Flag
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Would still see a lawyer to know everything to think of. Holidays, what happens if you die, life insurance, family events . . . [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:38 PM Flag
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different OR--also future events--college, car for teenager, car insurance, summer camps, babysitting cost, all holidays (down to the hours and alternating years), the list is very long. you really need to know your budget, past, present, future. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:47 PM Flag
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Right of first refusal, who pays for future negotiation, everything! [ Reply | More ]
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^^at least go for consult with lawyer. You need to understand what you are likely to get, not what mediator thinks he/she can talk you into settling for. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:18 PM Flag
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You have to see a lawyer first or you can get totally screwed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:38 PM Flag
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I would strongly dissuade you from mediation. You need your own lawyer. There is a category called collaborative law. You have your own lawyer and it is sane and rational and not about going to court to argue in front of a judge. I think collaborative is the happy medium. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:43 PM Flag
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^collaborative lawyers do not litigate. you actually sign a contract saying if that is where you want to end up, you get another lawyer. google the concept if you're interested. but you do have the protection and advice of your very own lawyer, not just a shared mediator. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:45 PM Flag
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We did this. I totally agree. And in my experience, you get what you pay for in terms of lawyers. My ex went the cheap route and didn't get a good settlement. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:46 PM Flag
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We did this too. All by email. I never had to sit across the table from my ex. The lawyers emailed back and forth and consulted with us. Best way to go! (Not sure if that meets the definition of what you are talking about, but that was our process, and it worked!) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:49 PM Flag
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you also have to micromanage your own terms of the settlement. don't ever assume the lawyer will think of everything. every single thing can be negotiated, including CS amount, add-one expenses, how frequently cost of living adjustments take place. there is just so much detail. the lawyer will guide you but you will do best if you truly take the time to understand and have thoughts about each aspect of the agreement. think about the holidays and the logistical flow of the hours. think sbout college. where will your child go, cost of flying home, every eventuality. if the agreement captures as much as possible, then later you have a road map. I have heard people leave off college arrangements for example. to me that is insanity. would one really be able to sort this out later with ex-h, with no agreement to guide, in the heat of college applications? etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:54 PM Flag
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Yes get every single thing you can, all through college [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 10:02 PM Flag
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This is a big and unfair generalization, but I will make it anyway. If you are willing to give up some financial things, (and obviously feel you can swing it), many men are willing to give up more in terms of time and holidays. So IF you think that is best for your kids (I did, because they are MUCH closer to my family and the friends in my neighborhood) then consider making concessions on money. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:51 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone have a suggestion for a good 16" balance bike? My DS has outgrown his Kokua LikeaBike, but isn't ready for a pedal bike. I'd like to skip training wheels. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:29 PM Flag
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If your dc is big enough for a 16", why not just get a pedal bike? If dc can balance bike, they are ready. [ Reply | More ]
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NP: I agree...my DD went from balance bike to pedal bike pretty easily at 4 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 10:01 PM Flag
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Specialized hot rock [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:51 PM Flag
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^sorry. Take off pedals and lower seat. 16" is too big for traditional balance bike. [ Reply | More ]
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Early Rider makes a few different sizes. My kids have gone through two now, and I am consistently impressed with the quality. [ Reply | More ]
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How old is he? I got my DD a 16" bike without training wheels and she did really good the first day but now is too afraid to try. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:51 PM Flag
[ - ] Hate the fact that I have to share mothers day with my MIL. Just want to sleep in late and relax. Instead I have to get up early and trek over to CT to have lunch. I will look like a bitch if I don't go. 53 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:28 PM Flag
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One day you will be the MIL so show your kids how to be nice [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:13 PM Flag
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This. How will you feel if your kids ditch you on mother's day after they're married, and instead celebrate with their wives (who are not their mothers)? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:31 PM Flag
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It's mother's day. It is a day to honor and celebrate all mothers. Not to be confused with your birthday, which is JUST about you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:29 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:50 PM Flag
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Just go and be nice and be grateful you have people who love you and want to be with you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:29 PM Flag
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this this and this!!! All 3 above responses are spot on! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:31 PM Flag
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I'm going to go work in a shop for eleven bucks an hour all day on Mother's Day. You could be me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:14 PM Flag
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Can I join you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 10:02 PM Flag
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It's actually not half bad - nice people, and I took it to have a reason to get out of the house minus kids for a couple days a week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 10:12 PM Flag
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Are there other siblings? Can you suggest to DH that you guys alternate and they drive in every other year? Where is your mom? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:14 PM Flag
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It's CT, not CA. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:31 PM Flag
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I don't understand, isn't it the same difference for each to drive to other? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:18 PM Flag
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I'm saying that driving to CT from NYC is not something that should need to be alternated on a yearly basis. It's what, an hour? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:19 PM Flag
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Then Inlaws can just as easily do driving if it is no big deal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:22 PM Flag
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It doesn't sound like op is mad about the driving, it sounds like she is mad that she "has to share mothers day with her MIL" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:23 PM Flag
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It seems like a few things, including OP doesn't want to get up early and drive to CT. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:24 PM Flag
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Perhaps. But if MIL is hosting a lunch for the family, then she is hosting, and OP is traveling. Maybe OP can offer to host instead. But then she'd bitch about getting up early and preparing food for guests probably. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:42 PM Flag
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you don't HAVE to do anything. don't be a martyr. Sleep late and relax, go shopping or for a mani pedi in the afternoon. and make dh go to his mom's with the kids for lunch. They can take you out to dinner when they get home, or order in. Say what you want clearly, don't be passive aggressive. You get to make your own choices. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:18 PM Flag
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Agreed!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:19 PM Flag
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I agree with all of the above answers about including ALL mothers on mothers day and remembering that one day you will be the MIL- but I also agree with this post. OP, if it's really going to ruin your day and you can't get on board with the reasonable sentiments posted above, then just tell your husband that you want to do this plan and stay in and sleep late and that's that. You do get to make your own choices, absolutely. Don't choose to be a martyr. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:21 PM Flag
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Can't you do this any Sunday? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:21 PM Flag
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Exactly! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:39 PM Flag
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Such a selfish response. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:38 PM Flag
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Seriously! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:39 PM Flag
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You woman sound out of your mind. Take your nose out of your MIL's ass. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 10:03 PM Flag
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this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 10:04 PM Flag
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Do that on Saturday and on Sunday go be with Mil. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:38 PM Flag
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Do you have a mom? Do you ignore her on Mother's Day? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:39 PM Flag
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Yes! Neither of us observes mothers day. Both of us feel it is a bs, made up hallmark holiday designed to sell overpriced s**t to people and make them feel guilty. If you love and honor your mom or your wife, be nice to them and treat them well all year long instead of going through the motions on this absurd day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:26 PM Flag
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You are contradicting your point. You want the day to be about you and do what you want and the. You call the day BS. Enjoy your trip to Ct. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:44 PM Flag
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sorry, OR here, I am not OP [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:31 PM Flag
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But it sounds like you DO want to observe mother's day, you want to sleep in and then go get a pedicure and have a day to yourself while DH manages the kids. And you voice anger about having to "share mother's day". So... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:44 PM Flag
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If you don't celebrate it yourself, then what's the big deal about going to the in laws for the afternoon? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:45 PM Flag
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Again, sorry, I was just an OR, not OP [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:31 PM Flag
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Yes, you will. Look like a bitch, that is. You aren't the only mother in your family. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:40 PM Flag
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Well, my MIL is taking a temporary vacation from us and thinks we are a-holes. Seeing my mom the day before, so I get mother's day to myself! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:40 PM Flag
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How lovely. A mother's day without either of your mothers. Just the sentiment you want to teach your kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:43 PM Flag
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Thanks! My MIL is an angry person. I tried to plan a special day for her and she told my DH she needs space. My mother is celebrating with us day before. Thanks for your feedback! My DCs are spending it with DH and me. [ Reply | More ]
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I was referring to your sentiment that you "get mother's day to yourself". Which to me sounds like you prefer it that way, based on your choice of words. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:39 PM Flag
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So what? It's nice to get mother's day to yourself every now and then. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:58 PM Flag
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See, to me, that's like saying "it's nice to get Thanksgiving to yourself every now and then". It just seems weird to me to not want to celebrate all the moms, if you're going to celebrate. I was confused that you were all like, "I get the day to myself!" and then immediately afterwords you were super defensive about it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 10:03 PM Flag
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Grow the fuck up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:24 PM Flag
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+ 100 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:42 PM Flag
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calm the fuck down. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 10:01 PM Flag
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It is a Fake Hallmark holiday that i do bot care about (even though im a mom) but I suck it up and have brunch with my family. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:44 PM Flag
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OR: see, and I don't. Once you make your position clear, people won't bother you with it again, they'll just accept it. [ Reply | More ]
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I don't think you know what OR means [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:38 PM Flag
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perhaps [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 10:01 PM Flag
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I mean it means "original responder". You aren't the OR of this post, so you shouldn't write OR at the start of your response. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 10:09 PM Flag
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Jeez..grow up. It's become another Hallmark Holiday. Enjoy and sleep in the next wkend. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 10:01 PM Flag
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I hate it too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 10:01 PM Flag
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I suspect your MIL feels the same way about sharing the day with you. Miserable sow. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:46 PM Flag
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She's not your mother. I don't see why you have to go see her. Why don't you visit your mom and then do something with DH and kids in the evening? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 10:04 PM Flag
[ - ] So, Tori Spelling faked the cheating scandal to sell a tv show. wow. Have some dignity. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:20 PM Flag
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Is there a link? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:25 PM Flag
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It's called demand creation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:26 PM Flag
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Do we know that for sure? I wouldn't put anything past those two but I kind of assumed he sleeps around because the marriage is fake to begin with. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:31 PM Flag
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How do you know that? Sounds crazy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:49 PM Flag
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She also has a new show coming out with Jenny McCarthy on ABC Family. She looks like shit in it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:51 PM Flag
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Shocking. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:36 PM Flag
[ - ] Name poll: Striverette 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:20 PM Flag
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this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:04 PM Flag
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they're all over the place today [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:07 PM Flag
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Love it! Really TT! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:08 PM Flag
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IT NEEDS MORE "i"s [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:30 PM Flag
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Sriverene [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:14 PM Flag
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Striverina, Strivella, Strivetta. Lots of tt possibilities! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:31 PM Flag
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Stryverette [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:52 PM Flag
[ - ] 5th-Grade Parents: Are you fairly confident your DC will get 1st choice of MS? Why or why not? Will you be happy with 2nd or 3rd choice? 22 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 04.23.14, 09:20 PM Flag
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100% certain dc will get first choice [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:37 PM Flag
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Because you bribed someone/know someone? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:42 PM Flag
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No, because my child is overqualified on paper and there is no interview :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:44 PM Flag
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Overqualified for...? Like DC got high scores/good grades but you want a non-desirable school? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:46 PM Flag
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Yes, almost perfect scores on both tests, all 4s on report card, one day absent, great teacher rec and wants SP [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:47 PM Flag
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Wagner SP? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:29 PM Flag
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Baruch [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:48 PM Flag
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Baruch SP? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:51 PM Flag
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Did your DC decide that's the school he/she wanted? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:53 PM Flag
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Yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:59 PM Flag
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Yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:56 PM Flag
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How can you be overqualified for Baruch SP? Qualified, maybe [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 10:05 PM Flag
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100% sure. 276. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:49 PM Flag
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Is 276 Battery Park City? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:51 PM Flag
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IS 276 = BPC Middle. Why are you sure your DC will get a seat? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:59 PM Flag
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5th grader there now. They are guaranteed. So is next year's class. Then all bets are off. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:46 PM Flag
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Ah, got it. Didn't know that [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 10:03 PM Flag
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Yes. My 5th grader goes there now, so guaranteed a seat. My 3rd grader is NOT guaranteed a seat. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:43 PM Flag
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Sorry to be dim but I don't understand [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 10:01 PM Flag
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The current 4th and 5th graders at PS 276 are guaranteed seats at IS 276. The leftover seats are up for grabs. Starting with the current third grade, the numbers shift because they let in more kindergartens starting with that year. If every single kid wanted to stay, they would not be guaranteed seats, since there are not enough. Probably attrition will be sufficient, but it is not a sure thing. Then it will be VERY hard for kids from other elemntary schools to get in to IS 276. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:49 PM Flag
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Thanks, that's helpful [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 10:06 PM Flag
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Not 100 percent sure, but would be OK with next three choices on list [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:52 PM Flag
[ - ] 5th=Grade Parents: Are you confident your DC will get into 1st choice MS? Why or why not? Will you be happy with 2nd or 3rd choice? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:19 PM Flag
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Most do if grades/attendance are good and you've chosen a suitable place. There is a chance though it won't happen and that's scarey. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:31 PM Flag
[ - ] everyone at my kid's school has $200 backpacks. We're not FA but not wealthy. 49 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 04.23.14, 09:11 PM Flag
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What grade? I've never seen a $200 backpack. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:12 PM Flag
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middle school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:14 PM Flag
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The llbean ones are the best. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 08:57 PM Flag
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Can you please share a link to a $200 backpack? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:14 PM Flag
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yes one second... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:14 PM Flag
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np But that's more like a piece of luggage than a simple backpack. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:20 PM Flag
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this. That's not a backpack. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:05 PM Flag
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But it has a hanging monkey. It is for kids, I've seen them at my dd's school too. np. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:23 PM Flag
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Lol. Love the silhouette of the adult male model with the purple monkey bag. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:27 PM Flag
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they make others that are called luggage. http://www.zappos.com/kipling-darcey-luggage-small-vivid-purple [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:22 PM Flag
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OK, but it's a roller bag with a handle. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:24 PM Flag
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the pink is cheaper [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:22 PM Flag
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What? It's now cool to have an enormous backpack with wheels and a handle? Times have changed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:23 PM Flag
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I see a lot of those bags after dismissal. Only notice them because they're a tripping hazard on the sidewalk. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:27 PM Flag
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That is so ugly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:28 PM Flag
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She wants to buy one for her striver-ette. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 08:59 PM Flag
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hey don't badmouth my kiddo [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:21 PM Flag
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THIS [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 08:59 PM Flag
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We have what most would say is a high income, and my kid has been carrying the same Jantzen bag for four years now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:19 PM Flag
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ditto but its from ll bean. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:23 PM Flag
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My kid doesn't care. Tt private middle school, fwiw. I think it has some holes in it, so dc will have to break down and pick a new one for Sept. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:26 PM Flag
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Same for my kid. Backpacks are not what she gives a rip about. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:34 PM Flag
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What school? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:05 PM Flag
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If you can afford $40k without FA, you're wealthy. God, I hate the UB la-la land where $300k is poor. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:22 PM Flag
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lol. true dat, op! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:24 PM Flag
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Eh. I think her point is that they're stretching and can't afford to start buying things like this too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:25 PM Flag
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It is sometimes "hard" to be the riff raff among the rich (we are, in our neighborhood), but I'd never complain about it! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:28 PM Flag
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No matter how much money you have, $200 for a kids backpack is stupid [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:26 PM Flag
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Geez striver academy? ;) I live near St. Ann's where I see a lot of Jansports and LL Bean backpacks, and when I was a student at HM, the girl in my grade whose family could buy and sell all of us sported a Jansport. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:25 PM Flag
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Same at most schools. My kids go to TT schools and have never asked or commented on backpacks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:31 PM Flag
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so why do you care? I have never noticed kids' school bags. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:11 PM Flag
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dd asked for one for her birthday, she knew the brand from school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:31 PM Flag
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This is your issue, not an indictment of all schools. Tell the kid you dont think backpacks should cost $229. Done. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:34 PM Flag
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All rolling backpacks are expensive. Np. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:37 PM Flag
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np: The ones that hold up are. The wheels burn out quickly on the cheap bags. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:39 PM Flag
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http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/84641?feat=rolling backpacks-SR0&page=original-rolling-book-pack-print [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:40 PM Flag
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that is for 7 years and up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:39 PM Flag
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Was just giving a quick example to a ridiculous statement. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:46 PM Flag
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Alternatively, if she has a functioning backpack currently tell her she can save up her money to buy one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:41 PM Flag
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Agree. If she really needs a new backpack, decide how much you would spend (half?) and tell her that is what you will pay and if she cares enough she can pay the rest. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:47 PM Flag
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how old is she? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:18 PM Flag
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7th grade [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:29 PM Flag
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Kids in our school do care. They all throw their school bags on the floor any way. They are functional but dirty. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:19 PM Flag
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Ask your kid what they'd like to spend an extra $200 on. They will not say a backpack [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:28 PM Flag
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Hey, kids in our school have 3 horses and compete in Wellington in the winter season. People have private planes and a house in Aspen. People spend $500,000 on a bar mitzvah. You need to get real with kids unapologetically about who you are, what you can and cannot afford, and what is of value to you, how you prioritize spending the finite amount of money that you have. Enjoy your life, make fun times, and get them excited for a treat they really, really want and have thought long and hard about. Because next week a different backpack will be "in" and it's a complete waste of money and effort. The sooner you can be honest with them and get them to see this for themselves, the better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:30 PM Flag
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yup [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:50 PM Flag
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Well said...always will be those with more and those with less. Get used to it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:50 PM Flag
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We are at a school UB considers TT (I hate that) and the kids have LLBean and Land's End back packs. Good for 2 yrs use, ime. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 10:05 PM Flag
[ - ] Does your face look bad if you stop Botox and fillers? I did them for a while, but now I am over it. Is my face going to look weird? Do they wear off? 21 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:11 PM Flag
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Yes they wear off. You will look your age [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:14 PM Flag
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Not true. Many people who have gotten it done over several years have now trained the muscles and will wrinkle much less than others. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 08:58 PM Flag
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This is true for me and the botox I've done on my forehead. Feel bad for those who feel they have to start it under 40 though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:33 PM Flag
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Why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 10:04 PM Flag
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How old are you? Have you done so much that you don't know what your face looks like? I can't imagine they work like that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 08:57 PM Flag
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I am 31, I've been doing them every 3 months since I turned 30 so 6 times for Botox and probably 4 for fillers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:15 PM Flag
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why fillers so young? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:17 PM Flag
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Frown lines are deep. I am thin with very strong high bones so I look a bit harsh. I fill around the mouth and cheeks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:18 PM Flag
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ok. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:22 PM Flag
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WHAT?? At 30?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:20 PM Flag
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Hi Jocelyn W [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:06 PM Flag
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who? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:06 PM Flag
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Jocelyn Wildenstein [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:07 PM Flag
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who is this? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:07 PM Flag
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Google [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:07 PM Flag
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ouch lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:07 PM Flag
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You are an asshole [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:24 PM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:33 PM Flag
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I think if you do them too young, it actually makes you look hard and older. Best at age 40+. The longer you can wait, the better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:14 PM Flag
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Why is that? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 09:37 PM Flag
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idk, just my observation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 04.23.14, 10:12 PM Flag
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