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[ - ] There's a kid in my son's (age 3) pre-school class who is very violent. He pushes my son down, screams in kids faces very loudly, hits, etc. On Tuesday, I got a call that this kid had gotten mad at my son and headbutted him in the mouth, and my DS had bitten his tongue so there was lots of blood. When I talked to the director of the school, she was very much blaming my son for the incidents that had happened between this child and my son. "Maybe you need to talk to your son and tell him to stay away from this boy." "You know, your son just really knows how to push this boy's buttons." My son has never, ever maliciously hurt another child, and I think there's a very big difference between knowing how to push someone's buttons (whatever that means at age 3) and headbutting a kid in the mouth out of anger. I asked that the child be moved out of the room. She said she could not do that. What would you do? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I'd pull my kid out if the director blames other kids for this. [ Reply | More ]
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OP: I'm considering it. The thing is-- my DH and I both work full time and have extremely demanding schedules, so we'd need to have another option ready and waiting the moment we pulled him out (we called a few reputable places, and they have extremely long waiting lists). Sigh. :( [ Reply | More ]
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You have to find another place for your kid if the school cannot deal with the situation. [ Reply | More ]
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OP: The director told me they are working with the parents, and the parents are very much aware of the incidents at school. At the end of our discussion, she said, "You have to keep in mind that this is a 4 year old little boy who appears to be very troubled... but still a 4 year old boy." I understand the sentiment, but at the end of the day, it seems like my kid is bearing the brunt of this "trouble". In your opinion, what would qualify as appropriately dealing with the situation? [ Reply | More ]
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Can you ask for your son to me moved out of the room as opposed to the other child? Not that it's the best answer, but sounds like he has to be at that school for the time-being. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] This Thanksgiving I am thankful for .... 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Memories of my loved one who passed away last year [ Reply | More ]
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having my siblings back in my life. [ Reply | More ]
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DH, Best Friend's health, and solid employment. [ Reply | More ]
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My kids. The end. [ Reply | More ]
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A loving family [ Reply | More ]
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so much - my DH, DCs, home, lifestyle, health, nanny, and no inlaws to entertain this time! [ Reply | More ]
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Kid, job, mom. [ Reply | More ]
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My kids, my DH, my grandmother. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] If your dating life was like the life you have with your spouse now, would you still have married him? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Dating life is never like married life. I don't blow my husband every week any more but we still have a pretty good marriage. [ Reply | More ]
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Does BJ stops when women get married? [ Reply | More ]
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Np. Of course not! But life gets more complicated, children enter the picture... [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, it's actually gotten better in a lot of ways. Not as romantic but very meaningfull in other ways. [ Reply | More ]
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Absolutely not. I would have run. Dh can't even pretend to show any respect, even in front of dc. He's absolutely 100 percent ego trip. But very very good at pretending and being charming for as long as it takes to get what he wants. [ Reply | More ]
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yes [ Reply | More ]
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no way, sulky man child who mopes about wonders why he doesn't get sex (and gets mopier and more childish because of it). [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Toddler has been coughing in her sleep for hours. It's warm and humid in her room, her chest is Vicks'd up, she's propped up, no avail. I have earplugs in but I still can't sleep. Makes me want to tie my tubes. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Aww toddlers are so cute [ Reply | More ]
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it's tough.. [ Reply | More ]
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It sucks a lot more for her than it does for you. [ Reply | More ]
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post nasal drip? [ Reply | More ]
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live in nanny to take care of her at night pronto [ Reply | More ]
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Sinus infection? [ Reply | More ]
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Do sinus infections cause coughs? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Did anyone else's 1st grader get a bunch of homework for the break? I have no idea when it's going to get done. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Our school didn't give homework. Thank fuck. [ Reply | More ]
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Charter school? [ Reply | More ]
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Do charters give lots of homework? [ Reply | More ]
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My 3rd grader barely got any. The teacher said enjoy your holiday and gave one easy assignment. [ Reply | More ]
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No but my kid does his charter school home work very sporadically. I wouldn't fret too much about it this weekend. [ Reply | More ]
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we just got "read 20 min/day" [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I don't have a good relationship with my ex and say the minimum when exchanging DCs. However, I find myself missing him the last few days and it is a little unsettling. Can you be over someone but still miss them? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Sometimes I think fondly of the good times with my ex. I certainly don't want him back, but there were some good years that I miss. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What's the name of this pop song? I'm having a memory lapse. It's a couple of years old. A group sings it. I think the lead singer is a woman. The chorus sounds like children singing. Something about running. Run to you? something like that. Any guesses? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Nope. It's kind of a haunting song. The chorus is really pretty. The run to you or running part is in the chorus. I am almost certain that's not the name of the song. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] So we're going to SIL's house for T-giving tomorrow. She tasked me with bringing 2 appetizers and a dessert. I asked DH if he thought it would be ok to buy things, as opposed to make them, and he said sure. So I bought some nice cheeses and a nice pie from a good NYC bakery. Just called SIL to confirm time and told her what I got, and she sounded very pissed. Oh, boy. Happy T-giving to me. 23 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:44 AM Flag
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why pissed? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:43 AM Flag
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Because apparently she's been slaving away all day and will continue slaving away tomorrow, while we will enjoy the parade and a lazy brunch with dcs because I am a lazy cop out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:45 AM Flag
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that's her choice! [ Reply | More ]
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yea what an idiot [ Reply | More ]
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Exactly my thoughts, but apparently I'm a cop out. [ Reply | More ]
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Why cheeses for an appetizer? You would have been better off picking something up from Costco. A 2nd pie or a cake would have also been nice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:46 AM Flag
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Because we love cheese. Who doesn't? Maybe I could get a second pie, but wouldn't it be odd to have a fancy pie and a regular one? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:51 AM Flag
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Because cheese is not going to fill anyone up until dinner is ready. Geez lady. Bring the cheese but don't count it as an appetizer. And how on earth do you consider cheese the equivalent of 2 appetizer. She didn't even ask you to bring something hard. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:53 AM Flag
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two appetizers would mean more like cheese + crackers, vegetables and dip… not just two kinds of cheese. :P [ Reply | More ]
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I got 4 kids of cheese and some crackers. That's a lot and it's filling. [ Reply | More ]
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Please tell me you are not OP. [ Reply | More ]
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Get up early, go to whole foods and find something appropriate. [ Reply | More ]
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I'm getting up early to go to the parade. [ Reply | More ]
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Then go now!!!! [ Reply | More ]
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I have to admit that when I am making a holiday meal, I get annoyed if someone brings a store bought item (not including wine). You had one thing to do and you couldn't make it yourself? [ Reply | More ]
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two things [ Reply | More ]
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Not hard to make a pie or throw together a spinach dip with crudites. I'd be thrilled to only have to bring 2 dishes when someone else has invited me to their home for Thanksgiving. [ Reply | More ]
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How many people? Maybe she's also annoyed with quantity? 1 pie doesn't go far. Also, for appetizers, just cheese? Any bread, cracker, fruit, crudite, olives on that platter? She's probably running around trying to cover your items, if more than 7 people are coming. [ Reply | More ]
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This you know she is!!! [ Reply | More ]
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I got 4 different cheeses and crackers. And a 10" pie. 11 people. [ Reply | More ]
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You decided to be a lazy witch, so yes I would be pissed at you also. [ Reply | More ]
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What the f makes me the witch? I even asked DH beforehand and he said it's fine. [ Reply | More ]
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I am going to my sister's tomorrow and will get up early to bake a cake and make a sweet potato casserole. Personally, I don't want to eat store bought dishes for Thanksgiving. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] dh wants to make sweet potato casserole w/ corn flakes and marshmallows to bring tomorrow. this seems so middle america to me, on par w/ green bean casserole. right? or just smile and nod and be grateful he's contributing? 29 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:42 AM Flag
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relax honey. [ Reply | More ]
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i'm relaxed. [ Reply | More ]
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YUM!! Sounds good. [ Reply | More ]
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ok thanks. will support and encourage [ Reply | More ]
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Sweet potato casserole with corn flakes and marshmallows is the bomb.com, and I'm from NYC. [ Reply | More ]
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thanks guys! [ Reply | More ]
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Thanksgiving is about comfort, nostalgia, and family. My husband wants me to bring a cheesecake. I am. [ Reply | More ]
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aww. this [ Reply | More ]
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let him be middle america on thanksgiving [ Reply | More ]
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This. [ Reply | More ]
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hahaha [ Reply | More ]
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Corn flakes? I have never heard of that [ Reply | More ]
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I read middle america as Middle Earth and thought you guys were doing a Lord of the Rings themed Thanksgiving. So excited for a minute. [ Reply | More ]
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It cracks me up that even Thanksgiving dishes get tier treatment on UB. [ Reply | More ]
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LOL!! [ Reply | More ]
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It sounds interesting, let him make it I am sure everyone will want to try it. I would. [ Reply | More ]
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Embrace the tacky food. I am usually a bit of a food snob but on thanksgiving there is nothing better thabj casseroles made with canned soup or vegetable dishes with marshmallows! [ Reply | More ]
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i'm going for it. we don't buy crap like corn flakes normally but what the hell [ Reply | More ]
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What is that? I've never heard of it. I have also never had the pleasure of green bean casserole (my parents were not Americans). Steer clear of anything with corn flakes. That sounds suspect. [ Reply | More ]
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no. It's really good. Seriously. [ Reply | More ]
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Corn flakes? I've never heard of that... I make sweet potato casserole but top it with chopped pecans. [ Reply | More ]
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it has pecans, marshmallows AND cornflakes. i'll post the recipe. [ Reply | More ]
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A key part of Thanksgiving is having side dishes that you had every year as a child. That fact that you find so "middle America" tells us a lot more about you than it does about him. [ Reply | More ]
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well, i certainly didn't eat this every year, if that tells you something about me. casseroles, to me, are a midwestern thing. like that frito casserole thing. [ Reply | More ]
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I just spread Fluff on mashed sweet potatoes. Something are classics. Don't be crabby. [ Reply | More ]
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everyone loves middle america - classic cuisine [ Reply | More ]
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It depends on who the host is. Some crowds have all organic/free range thanksgiving w/ tofurkey (my friends anyway) so this would NOT fly [ Reply | More ]
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Your friends sound lame as fuck. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Complete this phrase: Face down... 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Ass up. jersey turnpike!! [ Reply | More ]
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Booty up, that's the way we like to fuck [ Reply | More ]
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Poet mom? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] My DH and I have only been married 5 years, but we have fallen so out of the routine of being romantic with one another that we barely even have sex anymore. Holding hands feels awkward now because we touch so infrequently. Having sex is extremely difficult for me because we do nothing else touchy-feely at all. We don't talk to each other romantically. There's no spark anymore. Is this normal? We're not mad at one another or anything like that. If anything, I'd call it complacency. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Do you have DC? [ Reply | More ]
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OP: We have 2. [ Reply | More ]
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We are going through this too. Married 7 years, 1 DC. We both work a lot and alternate schedules. We are both aware there is a problem. Also DH probably has low T... I've been on him to go to the Dr. to get it checked out. [ Reply | More ]
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OP: We realize there's a problem with us too, but DH is very much of the opinion that it's my issue. As a guy, he's always up for sex. For me, I just can't when I'm not feeling like there's a connection. Don't get me wrong-- he's not saying anything like, "Go fix your issue!" But he's very much no concerned with it. [ Reply | More ]
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But here's the deal...you need the connection to have sex and he needs the sex to have the connection. Trust me on this. Have sex. Fake it til you make it. And watch your relationship improve. You cannot wait this out sexless. Too many couples I see who don't fix this with more sex end up divorcing or just hating each other. [ Reply | More ]
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Do you try to initiate casual intimate touching, like striking his back or taking his hand? I know what you mean about getting out of the habit of even basic touching, which makes the rest even more awkward and unlikely. [ Reply | More ]
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OP: Sometimes I do. It just seems like it would take SO much work to get back to where we were. [ Reply | More ]
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Am not trying to diminish your feelings - but maybe just get drunk (the both of you) and see where it takes you...you might be too uptight and overanalyzing everything and then getting weirded out and copping out of any intimacy. [ Reply | More ]
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We are the same way. I have no attraction anymore and feel weird to touch him and even sit too close to him. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] S/O of what everyone wears on Thanksgiving-- Do people normally wear shoes in their house? Everyone in my immediate family takes their shoes off when they enter their homes. (No, we're not Asian). 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:31 AM Flag
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I don't. We take our shoes off. cleaner and more comfortable [ Reply | More ]
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I take my shoes off at home - for comfort (it's not "policy"). Generally if I'm hosting guests, I wear shoes. (My family eats out for Thanksgiving, so that's why my outfit reply includes footwear.) [ Reply | More ]
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Shoes off. [ Reply | More ]
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I let my guests do what makes them most comfortable. They are welcome to keep their shoes on in our house. [ Reply | More ]
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We don't wear shoes in our apartment because it cuts down on dirt, wear & tear, reduces noise and it is more comfortable. We don't ask guests to take off their shoes. [ Reply | More ]
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We don't wear shoes in the house. [ Reply | More ]
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Growing up we had to wear shoes to dinner. But we live in the city and take our shoes off. It's optional for guests though. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] My teen dd has terrible cramps, just like I suffered through at her age. Is deo prevara a wise solution? 33 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Noooo! The depo shot has such bad side effects. [ Reply | More ]
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Oh, didnt know! Also, I didn't know iud could reduce cramps. I hadn't thought of fibroids at her age - interesting because I had them removed at age 34, and my mother had them. [ Reply | More ]
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how about mirena iud or implanon [ Reply | More ]
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IUD for a teen!? Get out of here. [ Reply | More ]
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why not? [ Reply | More ]
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My OB wouldn't even consider giving me one until I'd had my first baby. [ Reply | More ]
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That is odd. [ Reply | More ]
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I've actually heard of this as a policy in some offices. [ Reply | More ]
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Why? [ Reply | More ]
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Me too - something about it slipping out of place if your uterus has not stretched due to baby? [ Reply | More ]
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I thought there was danger of punctured uterus. [ Reply | More ]
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I think it has to do with the ease with which the cervix will dilate. [ Reply | More ]
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maybe you should have her checked for fibroids? i also had terrible cramps and that was the reason. i was on bcp from the time i was 14yo as a result [ Reply | More ]
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I wonder if that's why I had such bad cramps? I had fibroids removed at age 34. Maybe the apple has fallen close to the tree. I'll mention it to doc. [ Reply | More ]
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Does that require ultrasound? [ Reply | More ]
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Yup. [ Reply | More ]
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Up the wazoo? [ Reply | More ]
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Get the kid a prescription for Tylenol 2 and move along. You don't want to mess with any hormones or things like IUDs at her age. [ Reply | More ]
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Because pills are a better road to go down. [ Reply | More ]
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If you want a blood clot [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:32 AM Flag
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^^ Re: birth control pills [ Reply | More ]
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I was being sarcastic about prescription pills. Addiction is no joke. [ Reply | More ]
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op. Like you, pills are never my first option. In this case though, the pain is almost unbearable without something. [ Reply | More ]
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Is tylenol 2 just a heavy dose of otc tylenol? [ Reply | More ]
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It's tylenol with codeine. [ Reply | More ]
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Ok, thanks [ Reply | More ]
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How old is she? The BC pills they make now can have such low doses of hormones and still be extremely effective in terms of less cramps and lighter periods. DD is on the pill for that reason and it has helped tremendously. [ Reply | More ]
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That's what I was thinking, that dosages are much lower than back in my teen days, and safer...but does your dd think it's weird to be on bc? Do her friends whisper? [ Reply | More ]
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Whisper? Wtf? [ Reply | More ]
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Please. Everyone is on BC. [ Reply | More ]
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Really? Parents don't tell this about their dd's. [ Reply | More ]
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She's 17. [ Reply | More ]
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Naproxen [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] It's 10:20. Mil keeps texting questions about our sick kid. Can I tell her I want to go to sleep before he wakes up and I have to take care of the sick child... 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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You don't have to tell her you want to do anything. Tell her you are, but pleasantly. [ Reply | More ]
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Of course you can and should! [ Reply | More ]
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Sounds like your MIL needs a boyfriend [ Reply | More ]
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She needs a poppy [ Reply | More ]
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Yes. A simple: going to get some rest now. We'll be in touch tomorrow. [ Reply | More ]
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TY! [ Reply | More ]
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You must be tired to be asking this, I'm sorry your kid is sick, go get some rest! [ Reply | More ]
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TY! I will. I am sorry to ask a stupid question [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Would you say something if you were at the playground and as a child was at the top of a slide, hesitating to go down, you heard his mom yell "Don't be a little faggot, Aiden - be brave, okay?" and then the kid slid down? 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Honestly, someone who would say that is so far gone. I would just tell my kid later why that is not a word that polite people use. [ Reply | More ]
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I'd say, "Wow, are we in 1992?" [ Reply | More ]
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82. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:34 AM Flag
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Only if I were brave enough to approach a father who spoke the same to his son. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:22 AM Flag
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yikes, it would be hard not to. i called our school last week as i needed to set up an appointment and the receptionist was having a hard time with the transfer, she's a dummy, and yelled down the line 'these phones are retarded'. i thought it was so sad and disappointing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:26 AM Flag
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I'd give her a very serious stink eye. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:26 AM Flag
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I'd say in a calm manner and with a half smile "aw, that wasn't nice". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:25 AM Flag
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omg! I don't know what I'd do, I think I'd turn towards her, mouth hanging agape in horror. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:27 AM Flag
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Same. Omg. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:37 AM Flag
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if the mom is black and you want to die, then you say something. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:27 AM Flag
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Thinking she was white. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:35 AM Flag
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What if the mom is white? What if a white mom calls her kid a faggot, is that better somehow? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:38 AM Flag
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white mom won't beat you to a pulp [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:43 AM Flag
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Don't feed the troll [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:46 AM Flag
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I think the reaction people have to the word 'faggot' nowadays is hilarious. Veals react like they heard 'nigger' but it's not as socially as unacceptable as 'nigger' yet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:45 AM Flag
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Of course it is. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:58 AM Flag
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I would have said something and she would have gotten mad at me. I can take it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 04:02 AM Flag
[ - ] I was pushed out of my job recently and at very short notice. Would it be appropriate to send an email to some of my clients to wish them well, thank them for their support etc., or just move on. I won't work with most of them again and I'm connected to most of them via linked in so they could reach me if they wanted to. 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:16 AM Flag
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I wouldn't bother. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:16 AM Flag
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+1. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:24 AM Flag
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OP - thanks, that's my inclination too but I'm curious why you say it? I thought it would be classy to send a nice thank you and good luck note, but didn't want to make anyone uncomfortable given the circumstances. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:25 AM Flag
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You could do it, op. It's a nice thought. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:31 AM Flag
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i know, i just wanted to send a polite, happy note and leave it at that, i don't want to initiate any dialogue about what happened, which i'm afraid of. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:32 AM Flag
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If yiu didn't send a note, they woukd not think it's odd, I'm sure. And they could keep up with you through linkedin [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:49 AM Flag
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Frankly I doubt anyone actually cares to receive a note. It's not as though these people are sponsors of yours, are they? Just move on to your next gig. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:44 AM Flag
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definitely not sponsors but i did have a good dialogue with several of them and they were generous with their time when i started [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:52 AM Flag
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That kind of thing can damage your reputation. Don't do it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:42 AM Flag
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how so? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:52 AM Flag
[ - ] Let me start off by saying that I'm only 27 years old, and I'm not on any hormonal birth control. My DH and I are both PhD students and our workload has increased dramatically in the past 6 months, so we've only had time/energy/desire to have sex about twice a month for several months. Since July, my cycle length has gone from 30 days to 24 days. It slowly tapered down from 30 to 28 to 26 to 24. I thought the first few were just coincidence because stuff like that happens. Can this be from hormonal changes related to basically becoming sexually dormant? 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:03 AM Flag
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Yes could be related to hormonal changes, but probably related to exhaustion, not sexual dormance. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:06 AM Flag
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OP: I had wondered the same. Doesn't stress/exhaustion usually lengthen the cycles though? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:06 AM Flag
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My cycles shortened around that age too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:05 AM Flag
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OP: Is it perimenopause? We have no kids yet, so I'm freaked out a bit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:08 AM Flag
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OR- no it wasn't that, but might be now (40). What I would say, and not to freak you out, is that it probably does pay for you to have some baseline blood work done for fertility profile at your next OB exam. Since 23/24 days is within normal ranges mine didn't think there was an issue BUT there may be some correlation with declining egg production. It probably pays to see where your numbers are. My scenario was unique, I had a fertility workup done (for other issues, not related to trouble conceiving) and had low ovarian reserve--basically seemed unlikely I'd get PG even with IVF) ultimately I have 2DCs, both conceived after 1-2 months of trying. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:13 AM Flag
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^^Fyi, DCs conceived at 34/36 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:15 AM Flag
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OP: Thanks for the info! I should probably call and schedule an appointment with me OB. I'd read about shortening cycles, and it always seemed to be a gradual change over the span of several years, so the abrupt change from July until now is a bit shocking. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:22 AM Flag
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my** [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:23 AM Flag
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Stress shortens my cycle. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:16 AM Flag
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OP: Interesting! Perhaps that's what going on with me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:22 AM Flag
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I'm 35 and not on hormonal BC and my cycle is very reactive to stress - I find that it can go either way, longer or shorter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:22 AM Flag
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np: Does it have to be an extraordinary amount of stress or is it something like the Christmas season? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:26 AM Flag
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I was a week late last month (which is the latest that I've ever been). It was work stress - nothing too terrible, but lots of anticipation and inflexible deadlines (and then I was worried about being late, which certainly didn't help!). My body also reacts to changes in exercise - b/c I was so busy, I wasn't exercising and I wonder if that had something to do with it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:41 AM Flag
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Has it ever been early though? I've never heard of stress causing periods to be early. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:40 AM Flag
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Yes. I don't remember specifics (b/c it's annoying when it's early, but not "scary" like a late period) - but it has absolutely happened. Generally, it's the same sort of thing, some stress, not necessarily life-changing, but something out of the ordinary. But if you're worried, talk to your GYN - chances are, it's nothing, but you might feel better knowing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:52 AM Flag
[ - ] How to start a blog? I mean develop the web page, site etc? Dont have much money to hire a web designer/ developer so ideas are welcome. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:00 AM Flag
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look into squarespace.com. beautiful templates and so easy to use. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:09 AM Flag
[ - ] What are you wearing tomorrow, and what's on the menu? 23 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 02:57 AM Flag
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argyle sweater and dark wash jeans [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:00 AM Flag
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Are you a male? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:09 AM Flag
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Nope. 29 yo mom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:10 AM Flag
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Black a-line skirt, tights, blue cashmere sweater. Menu-Turkey, stuffing, roasted carrots, creamed onions, mashed potatoes, 2 kids of sweet potatoes, homemade rolls and pumpkin and apple pie. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:02 AM Flag
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No green vegetable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:08 AM Flag
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No - roasted carrots and cauliflower. Someone might bring a salad. Crudite as an app. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:15 AM Flag
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np - We have peas on the menu. That's about as green as we get. What do you use? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:25 AM Flag
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Creamed onions? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:09 AM Flag
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Yup..and they complain if we don't have them. I use the tiny pearl onions with sherry in the sauce. Always a hit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:13 AM Flag
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I've never heard of such a wondrous thing! I loooove onions! Is it difficult to make? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:14 AM Flag
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Nope, easy - blanche the pearl onions, peel them, steam them. Reserve the water for sauce. Make a roux, add cream, some of the cooking water and sherry. My mom's recipe. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:19 AM Flag
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Do people dress fancy on Thanksgiving? My family always dons long-sleeved shirts and whatever is comfy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:05 AM Flag
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We up things a bit - no jeans. Just the way we've always done it. And I use my mom's sterling and the good china. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:09 AM Flag
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NP-We do china/sterling and whatever is comfy--including jeans [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:17 AM Flag
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My parents will be in sweatpants, as per usual. My inlaws will be overdressed, as per usual, and they'll be looking down his nose at my parents, as per usual. Contemp and judgement are on the menu. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:15 AM Flag
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Now, if they're snooty that isn't cool, but why do you get to say they're overdressed? Everyone has their tradition and style. We dress up too. If others came in sweats we would think it was odd. Would never be mean though or even let on that we noticed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:19 AM Flag
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That's because you were a "well raised girl". We dress a bit too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:21 AM Flag
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LOL - good luck! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:20 AM Flag
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It's just us so we will probably stay in our PJ's [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:20 AM Flag
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Navy and black silk blouse (it's chic, I promise!), black pants, unsure about my shoes (depends on the weather). Eating at parents' country club - it's a buffet and I'll go heavy on the stuffing and sweet potatoes (I don't especially like turkey, though I'd certainly eat it if I were celebrating at someone's house). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:23 AM Flag
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We dress a bit. A line skirt and cashmere turtleneck. Tights and boots. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:24 AM Flag
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Assless chaps and pasties [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:32 AM Flag
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Never gets old I guess. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.27.14, 03:58 AM Flag
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