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[ - ] Is G&T K-5 only? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:35 PM Flag
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Google is your friend, dumbass [ Reply | More ]
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she’s apparently never met google so how can google be her friend? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:39 PM Flag
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You sound like a typical G&T Mom! I would love to have my kid in your class - NOT. [ Reply | More ]
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yes, Anderson and Net go through 8th and there are some "screened" middle schools that use grades, tests, interviews to select. In HS there are the specialized school and certain other schools that require unique tests, auditions, portfolios, interviews, and even more schools who screen by state test scores and grades. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Let's talk life skills- can you: 73 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Sew on a button [ Reply | More ]
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Sort of but I don't even know where a needle a thread are in the house. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:34 PM Flag
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wow - i am the biggest slob and even i know where my needle and thread is. you must have an amazing dry cleaner nearby or something. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes [ Reply | More ]
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Yes. [ Reply | More ]
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did it yesterday & showed my son how at the same time [ Reply | More ]
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Swim or tread water [ Reply | More ]
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Of course. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes [ Reply | More ]
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Yes [ Reply | More ]
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yes [ Reply | More ]
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yes [ Reply | More ]
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Mend a shirt [ Reply | More ]
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No unless frankenstein stitches are acceptable [ Reply | More ]
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Lol. Yes, acceptable. Ditto. [ Reply | More ]
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LOL [ Reply | More ]
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yes [ Reply | More ]
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Roast a chicken [ Reply | More ]
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Yes [ Reply | More ]
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Of course! [ Reply | More ]
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yes [ Reply | More ]
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Drive a car [ Reply | More ]
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Yes [ Reply | More ]
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yes [ Reply | More ]
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No; eyesight prevents it [ Reply | More ]
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Clean a toilet [ Reply | More ]
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Yes. And I have met someone who had never done this in her life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:35 PM Flag
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That must have been my Mom. Never touched laundry either. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:41 PM Flag
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Come on. Who can't do this? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:35 PM Flag
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+1 This is just a matter of "won't", not "can't". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:38 PM Flag
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my ex-roommate [ Reply | More ]
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unfortunately i practically have a phd in this [ Reply | More ]
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Iron a shirt [ Reply | More ]
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Yes [ Reply | More ]
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Every weekday morning. [ Reply | More ]
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yes [ Reply | More ]
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Make pasta [ Reply | More ]
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Yes [ Reply | More ]
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Again. You'd have to be some kind of dope to not be able to handle this one. [ Reply | More ]
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yes [ Reply | More ]
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there was a hilarious oprah episode 10 million years ago where a husband and wife switched jobs for the day. he made spaghetti for dinner and attempted to cook the pasta (obviously without reading the box) by breaking it into small pieces and cooking it in butter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:40 PM Flag
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Change a tire [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:34 PM Flag
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Yes [ Reply | More ]
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Sure. [ Reply | More ]
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No [ Reply | More ]
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yes [ Reply | More ]
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Knit a sweater [ Reply | More ]
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No, and I wish I could learn how to knit. I've tried several times with no success. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:37 PM Flag
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This is the only one I can't do on this list as of 9:38 am. I can crochet, but haven't learned to knit. [ Reply | More ]
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yes [ Reply | More ]
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Paint a room [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, with some drips on the ceiling and floor. [ Reply | More ]
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yes [ Reply | More ]
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Wallpaper a room [ Reply | More ]
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No [ Reply | More ]
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I have,so I guess I can technically say I'm able to. I'm also never going to do it again, because it's such a bitch job. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:39 PM Flag
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yes but it’s the worst [ Reply | More ]
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yes [ Reply | More ]
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Reboot your router. [ Reply | More ]
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No [ Reply | More ]
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Yes [ Reply | More ]
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Fix a sink drain. [ Reply | More ]
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No [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:39 PM Flag
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Discuss basic politics [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:37 PM Flag
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Barely [ Reply | More ]
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Hell yeah! [ Reply | More ]
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Discuss basic sports [ Reply | More ]
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No [ Reply | More ]
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For sure. [ Reply | More ]
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Change the oil in your car. [ Reply | More ]
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No [ Reply | More ]
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know how to give CPR and or operate and AED [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:38 PM Flag
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Yes. But I'm an EMT, so it's part of the ongoing training. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:40 PM Flag
[ - ] Teresa apparently dropped 10,000 on her 13 yo daughters music video... It seems that the apple wont fall far from the tree. Sad. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:29 PM Flag
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It will be worth it when she's a successful pop star! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:31 PM Flag
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apparently, more than one person reads gawker. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:34 PM Flag
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My parents did stuff like this, granted, it was before youtube... but it was so much fun. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:37 PM Flag
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I hope this is fake but also your parents weren't going to jail for financial fraud, I presume? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:41 PM Flag
[ - ] we were listening to "knockin on heaven's door" last night. my 7yo asked if there was really a door to heaven. we had a long conversation about what we each thought heaven looked like. if god had a house, what would it be. 7yo said it would have to be huge to fit all the people. 10yo decided it would be a small simple cozy shack. cause god doesnt care about stuff anyway, he just cares about love. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:25 PM Flag
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How long is the stairway and is there an elevator instead? My kids' question, thanks Led Zepplin. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:28 PM Flag
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What are you going to tell them about heaven when they ask if their Jewish or Hindu or Muslim friends will be there, too? I think its dangerous to teach your kids that heaven is a real place that god puts together for the good people who do what the priest tells them to do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:29 PM Flag
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you know what, i knew some twit would post something like that. first of all, you don't know what i teach my children. i happen to be a unitarian universalist which means they are aware of many many faith practices and traditions, including buddhism, judiasm, taoism, and on and on. second of all, my portion of the conversation was speaking about lots of other ways people think about god, consistent with my UU faith. third of all, if i want to teach them it's a place, that is my right as a parent. so step off. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:34 PM Flag
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np: You are actually agreeing with the OR. You could have responded that of course you would not teach them that heaven is a real place for the good people, etc.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:40 PM Flag
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Who are you to tell the OP what to teach her kids? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:34 PM Flag
[ - ] Need someone who does GYN only no OB and is really good preferably takes insurance--not finding anyone! 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:20 PM Flag
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Murray Hill Medical Group [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:35 PM Flag
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Watching this. At my last visit, my GYN (who is also OB, and apparently prefers OB) told me it's not too late to consider having children and that I should not rule it out. I'm 42; if I haven't wanted to get pregnant in the last 30 years, I think my mind is made up. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I am working with someone who just won't let go. She'll subtly reword e-mails that I've already reworded, and her edits make everything long-winded and add too much detail that's not necessary in those circumstances. It's really, really annoying. 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:19 PM Flag
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She also overthinks everything and it's hard to get anything done. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:20 PM Flag
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who has authority? If you do, ignore them when completing the official doc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:22 PM Flag
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She is a bit more senior than I am. I try to remain calm and collaborative. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:25 PM Flag
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i find myself in similar situations on ad hoc projects - i just ignore, allow, and try to stand out adding value elsewhere. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:26 PM Flag
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sometimes people are annoying. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:23 PM Flag
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OCPD [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:24 PM Flag
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Thing is, she is not as detail-oriented as she would like to be. She is indirect and vague which makes it really frustrating. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:26 PM Flag
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My DH, who I work with, does this exactly as well. It's embarrassing sometimesc he writes 6 paragraph emails or leaves 2 minute voicemails, to the point where he gets cut off. I tell him people don't have time for that! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:29 PM Flag
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Lawyer? [ Reply | More ]
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Architect [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:33 PM Flag
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Send a draft that is exactly as you want to send it, with one almost glaring error. She'll fix it, feel she's earned her keep and move on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:33 PM Flag
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Add a bullet-point summary to each email, ensuring readers don't miss the important points. Then leave in her text, for people who have the inclination & time to read on. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:32 PM Flag
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I'm like that. Frankly, its because I've been around long enough to know what needs to be in those emails, and to know that the two paragraph letter isn't going to cut it, even if it is concise and technically hits all the points you think need to be touched on. There's a great deal of intuition and experience that goes into a lot of this stuff that you may not recognize. For example, I have people who work with me who undoubtedly think that I take too long to make decisions. But that's because they don't know about the downstream effects that these decisions are going to have on what I'm going to ask someone else to do three months from now. I find a lot of people in less senior positions (and I was like this too when I was less senior) don't realize that there are all sorts of other things that are impacting these decisions and documents - they only see their piece and think it's easy, just do this and be done with it. But they don't have to field the calls from constituents who are pissed that you made a decision that impacts them negatively and that you now have to find a new partner and do damage control because that pissed partner is also going to bitch about you and your shop to four other partners. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:34 PM Flag
[ - ] Dc is applying to limited unscreened how schools. How do these schools pick their students. I know the central DOE does it for them... any idea of what they look for? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:16 PM Flag
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..this is for high schools. [ Reply | More ]
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Unscreened? I thought by lottery, subject to any residency requirements. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:17 PM Flag
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By lottery, some with requirements, like residence area, or in the case of the Harbor School, if they took a tour of the school. Nothing else you can do except rank them high if that's what your child wants. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:23 PM Flag
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Ah, thanks. It's kind of a relief knowing I have almost no control over it anyhow. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:36 PM Flag
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np. You still have to look at the priority groups and make sure you are in the highest one you can be. They are all laid out in the school guide. Many times, you have to sign in at an even (school fair, open house or tour) to up your chances. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:41 PM Flag
[ - ] In the last month or so, egg whites have tasted foul to me. I used to love them. I'm not pregnant. What is going on? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:15 PM Flag
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Eggs always make me queasy. They are just sort of a gross food. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:16 PM Flag
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I have different food aversions that come and go. Sometimes I can't stand the thought of eating eggs. Right now it's chicken.., [ Reply | More ]
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Are you on any meds? Likely either meds or hormones. [ Reply | More ]
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The eggs with omega-3 sometimes taste like fish [ Reply | More ]
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Interesting! This may be it! Why is that? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Why do I suddenly have a thing for Jared Leto? I met him at a party about 10 years ago, I had just stated dating dh and nothing happened... but I saw him the other day and haven't been able to stop thinking about him! 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:12 PM Flag
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Celebrities look good [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:25 PM Flag
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Because he's hot? [ Reply | More ]
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Should've gone for it when I had the chance. At the time I was 20 years old and got more of a thrill from turning down cocky guys ... now I'm a desperate housewife lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:33 PM Flag
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Because he is sex on legs. Fantasize away. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:35 PM Flag
[ - ] S/o do you look down on adults who don't know how to drive? 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:09 PM Flag
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Yes, weird to be over 25 and not drive. [ Reply | More ]
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Look down on them? No. It baffles me though. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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I can't imagine being that dependent, so yes. [ Reply | More ]
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I am one, and you should look down on me. I can't help it, I am petrified of being behind the wheel, but I hate myself for not being able to get over it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:19 PM Flag
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It is scary to learn but so liberating once you can do it. [ Reply | More ]
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I learned, I have my license. I just freak out every time I try to drive. I can't imagine doing it with DCs in the car. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:21 PM Flag
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Not really but I do think they should learn. Same with swimming. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:22 PM Flag
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Yes. I judge my cousin. When she visits her mom, my 80 yo aunt drives her around. Her health is declining so her own daughter can't drive to take her grocery shopping or to appts. [ Reply | More ]
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I technically know how to drive (100s on all three parts of the test!), but I haven't owned a car since 1993, and I haven't driven since I rented a car for a weekend in 2002. I only renew my license because I don't want to have to take the test over again if I ever do need a car of my own. [ Reply | More ]
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Plus you need an ID. [ Reply | More ]
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You can get a state-issued ID or use a passport. Drivers' licenses are not the only ID. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:37 PM Flag
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I look down more on people who have cars and drive when they could walk or take public transportation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:25 PM Flag
[ - ] My 6YO DD asked my to dress up as "Slender Woman" for Halloween. I figured she meant as an UES lady (and was mildly put put that she didn't think I was all that skinny. Then I found out it's the female version of the horror-meme "Slenderman." What to make of this? Anyone else heard of this? Would you do it? Should I be concerned? TIA. 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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FAKE [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:07 PM Flag
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I've heard about that Slender Man thing….I can't remember what it was so I'll have to google but I think the story behind him was that he's some character that encourages children to hurt others and kill for him. It was a really creepy/scary story because it is supposed to be true. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:10 PM Flag
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dude. it's halloween. people go as the grim reaper and freddy from nightmare on elm street. [ Reply | More ]
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I know….I wasn't saying she should be concerned, I was just answering her question as to if anyone had heard of it. [ Reply | More ]
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It was never "supposed to be true". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:20 PM Flag
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No it wasn't but I think what that poster meant by being "supposed to be true" was that there was a case recently in the news (if I recall correctly) where some children were trying to kill another child and the ones who did it said they were trying to do it for the Slender Man. [ Reply | More ]
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Dress as skinny girl bethenny frankel instead. [ Reply | More ]
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Shit here gets dumber by the day [ Reply | More ]
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Skinny is not a compliment unless you want to look like olive oil. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, that figure gives my tweens night mares. [ Reply | More ]
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It's okay for parents to say No. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] When you write a thank you note for the school tour, to whose attention do you send it to? The admission director or the assistant director who actually conducted the tour? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:05 PM Flag
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The person you interacted with. [ Reply | More ]
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The person who conducted the tour. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:09 PM Flag
[ - ] 2 yo is still crying every single morning at preschool drop off. Seems to have a great time at pick up and is animated and excited when talking about school, but the drop off is still brutal. Any advice? 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Yes. Get over it. [ Reply | More ]
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not helpful [ Reply | More ]
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+1 Know that 30 seconds after you leave, he is distracted by kids & toys & games and doesn't even remember you. [ Reply | More ]
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DH does drop off and said that isn't the case. Eventually dc calms down but not 30 seconds later. Teacher said on tuesday that it took 45 minutes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:09 PM Flag
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Then I would change daycares. The carers are supposed to be trained at this. If they were doing their job, your child would not still be upset after 5 minutes, much less after 45. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:14 PM Flag
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np, does 2 yr old cry when DH drops off. could be child and not necessarily the day care. some kids are not ready to leave parent a [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:24 PM Flag
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Mine was 3 when he started preschool. Both year 3 and 4 were difficult for the first few months. Lots of crying (those big crocodile tears that just break my heart) the first month and it eventually tapered off. Your DCs teacher(s) will get them involved and occupied with other things and your DC will be ok. It's really hard for us Moms to see them like that and just walk away (total Mommy guilt) but my child's teacher told me that as soon as I would walk out the door my DS would take maybe a minute to calm himself down and get involved with the others. It's hard but it's a necessary evil all of us need to get through….and I mean us as the parent!! LOL [ Reply | More ]
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How can you be sure they were "crocodile tears"? It sounds like DB was really upset. I feel like sometimes they are :( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:15 PM Flag
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They're not! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:17 PM Flag
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Np they are actually upset as far as they know, it's our job to teach them it's nothing to be upset over [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:20 PM Flag
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Exactly. It's scary because they don't yet know for sure that you will be coming back. Once that realization sets in for them (and it's different for every DC I'm sure), they are much better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:34 PM Flag
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Right so don't let yourself feel anxiety because dc pick up on that. If you're fine with it, he will be too, you need to control your own anxiety op [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:39 PM Flag
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He was upset at that moment because he honestly didn't want me to leave. He is an only child at this point and with me being a SAHM, this was his first experience of being away from me for any length of time with someone who wasn't a close family member. I would stay with him and love on him for 15 minutes or so but I had to pull myself away. His teacher was wonderful and would give him all the hugs he needed until he was able to calm himself and go play; which she said was only for another minute or so after I left. He loves school but that initial time was an adjustment….I remember being brokenhearted when my Mom left for the first time too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:33 PM Flag
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Broken-hearted? Wtf This is life, buck the fuck up!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:36 PM Flag
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Np lol but really, I'm in the same position, sahm dropping 2yo ds off for the first time this fall... it's only as big a deal as you make it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:38 PM Flag
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Separations can be particularly brutal for boys. They are torn away before they are ready and made to toughen up. Age helps. Two is so very young. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:20 PM Flag
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no its not. started by 15m old and dc cries for about 1 minute [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:25 PM Flag
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its normal. some will always do it even though they are very happy once they get involved in their day [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:23 PM Flag
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don't show distress and be very positive about it, make drop off quick. does he stop crying right when you leave? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:32 PM Flag
[ - ] Shame on the police for saying he lied. http://www.cnbc.com/id/102132467 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:01 PM Flag
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I am betting he only was honest with Health Dept AFTER the police figured it out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:19 PM Flag
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You are betting based on what? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:24 PM Flag
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whatever, he wasn't under oath and it was a casual conversation- what he should be called out on is being so stupid to lie when he should know they can just look at his metrocard. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:24 PM Flag
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why should they be ashamed? for telling the truth? why aren't you upset the doctor did lie? he said he was under house quarantine and only admitted otherwise when presented with facts? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:37 PM Flag
[ - ] If there are a number of decent elementary schools scattered around NYC, why is the middle school thing considered to be a such a disaster? I don't know anything about it and am curious. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:00 PM Flag
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It's not at all. I live in District two and the options are great. The process is a little tough because there are so many choices, but the schools are great. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:02 PM Flag
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district 2 is the exception. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:06 PM Flag
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because a good middle school is harder to pull off than a good elem school [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:10 PM Flag
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We are in a well-respected D2 middle. What rots is class size - 35 kids, overcrowding, and lack of any writing instruction. The process is also silly. Kids don't need choice, they need good local schools. We are zOned for 111 and I would never send my child there, so she travels, which is ridiculous [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:17 PM Flag
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The choice process sucks. Also, the progressive nature of the DOE recommended curricula leaves many students unprepared for high school. The good schools are usually exempt from this or add to it and tend to be a bit more traditional in what they teach (grammar, standard algorithms, traditional Algebra, history, non-spiraling science, etc.) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:37 PM Flag
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I actually think the common core is going to help in this regard because it forces schools to start teaching some of the standard stuff even if they want to do it in a progressive way. It contains a base set of knowledge kids are required to learn, so schools can do their project-based thing, but they better be teaching all of the basics and not just the ones they run across during the project. At least, that's the idea. It probably won't completely play out like that in practice. It certainly worked at my child's elementary school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:40 PM Flag
[ - ] Lower Lab school only goes until Grade 5, correct? Is there a plan in the works to expand into middle school? 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 12:58 PM Flag
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There is a Lab middle school. Are you asking if they'll make it K-8? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:02 PM Flag
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Yes, that's what I was confused about. Lower lab only goes to Grade 5, so is the middle school a part of Lower lab? Do the Lower Lab 5th graders automatically go on to the Lab middle school? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:03 PM Flag
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No. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:04 PM Flag
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So it's a separate school entirely? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:04 PM Flag
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yes, separate school. lower lab is not a citywide g&t. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:07 PM Flag
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Neither is 276 but the middle school there is not separate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:11 PM Flag
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How did they pull that off? It doesn't seem fair! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:17 PM Flag
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less fair is the complete lack of good middle schools outside of D2. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:21 PM Flag
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I belive its been a g&t school for more than 20 yrs. it was established way before g&t was the thing and public schools in nyc were as popular [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:27 PM Flag
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DOE wont expand Lower Lab past 5th. Lab is a separate school. that's why some like Anderson and NEst better, but its a lottery as to which you get. 1000 kids get 99 on g&t and these 3 schools have 200 seats combined. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:26 PM Flag
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Sigh. I know. LL is closer to us, but Anderson might be worth the trek to not go through this again for middle school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:30 PM Flag
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sure but Anderson has, what, 35 spots after siblings? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:34 PM Flag
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LOL Yes, I know this is all a long shot. We'll probably just end up at 183, like everyone else in my neighborhood. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.30.14, 01:37 PM Flag
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