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[ - ] I leave for work before the kids wake up, so dh is responsible for getting them ready for school. You should see the outfits he puts them in. You would think the man was colorblind. Dcs are 8, 7, and 5. Should I say something? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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NO. [ Reply | More ]
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He sent ds to school in an olive turtleneck shirt, olive pants, and brown hiking boots. He looked like a mini UPS man. [ Reply | More ]
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Lay out the clothes for him. He'll probably be thankful. Mine would be. [ Reply | More ]
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I don't know how to start doing this without being offensive [ Reply | More ]
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No, wait until dcs start caring about what they wear, and then they can say something to him. Pick your battles! [ Reply | More ]
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Exactly. [ Reply | More ]
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No. you should start laying their clothes out. I do this for the nanny otherwise she lets them pick and it's ugly. [ Reply | More ]
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My mom let us dress ourselves. She just was over it and didn't care. It didn't matter. I wouldn't say anything. Also, the easiest way to piss someone off is to criticize something they're doing that you aren't helping with at all. If you haven't brought this up before then you could maybe say 'hey honey, I feel bad that you do everything in the morning...want me to lay out their clothes and make their lunches the night before?' [ Reply | More ]
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^^All are old enough to lay pout their clothes before bed the night before anyway.That should be part of the plan. But don't micro-manage your husband. The one who does, gets to call it. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Are you naughty or nice? 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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[ - ] So Prince William has said that his wife's hair is a nightmare. I hope he was just joking. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Wow,that's funny. Sounds like when my obese dh calls me fat. [ Reply | More ]
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Link? [ Reply | More ]
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Never mind [ Reply | More ]
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I'm guessing he means it takes a fair amount of attention and when he's ready to roll she is often finishing getting dressed. Actual normal people situation. [ Reply | More ]
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+1. It's something that I think every day when trying to get DD out the door. [ Reply | More ]
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Those sarcastic Brits! [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I will put my whole bonus on my kids 529 this year. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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10K is the max you should put in [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] OK 28yo hot finance guy, I will casually date and make out with you because you are very good looking and we have fun. But I will continue to keep a look out for the guy I want to marry. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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well done, never settle, keep playing the field. [ Reply | More ]
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Terrible advice [ Reply | More ]
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Op- I wasn't looking for advice. I enjoy him, he's beautiful, always wants to pay, he's not looking for love. I am 35 and looking for love. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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Yup. Most likely the case. That said, I work for finance guys and SOME are actually good guys. Look carefully before you dismiss. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Who's going to visit Cuba? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Not me. I'm glad things are finally opening up but I don't really have any desire to go. [ Reply | More ]
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I dont know, but two of my grandparents went there for their honeymoon [ Reply | More ]
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Visited a few years ago. [ Reply | More ]
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+1. Visited in 2002. [ Reply | More ]
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cuba was my favorite trip years ago. the best. [ Reply | More ]
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I already visited a few years ago (flight from Cancun). It was okay, but they need to learn how to put some spices in their food, like the Mexicans do. [ Reply | More ]
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they put the spice in their salsa/mambo! i went there to dance. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Recommendations for super soft baby blankets? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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little giraffe [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Wdyt about this? My dd is an average student. Dd has her heart set on a specific middle tier college. Dc's best friend was accepted early action to a top school, but now says she is going to apply to more schools because she's not sure that's where she wants to go. She is going to apply to the school my dd wants. I am very upset. Obviously this girl will be accepted ahead of my dd, and I guarantee she's going to go to the ivy anyway. 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Unfortunately, nothing you can do. This is why a lot of people don't even tell anyone where they are applying. [ Reply | More ]
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What could possibly be done about this? [ Reply | More ]
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I didn't ask Wwyd, I asked Wdyt. [ Reply | More ]
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ok - who the eff cares? [ Reply | More ]
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Um... [ Reply | More ]
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You don't know where other girl will be accepted. Sometimes (often) colleges don't take kids they know will not go. [ Reply | More ]
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They wouldn't be the only two people applying. She has to get in on her own merits. The worst thing you can do is put your issues on your kid. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes but they are from the same small HS. Schools don't usually take more than a few from the same HS. [ Reply | More ]
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Is one person really going to make a difference? [ Reply | More ]
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It can if they are at the same school. Yes. [ Reply | More ]
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Actually, it's possible that if your dd is a good fit for the mid-tier school, while dd's friend looks like Ivy material, the mid-tier school will take your dd and wait list the friend. When my ds applied to colleges last year, he and many other top candidates were wait listed at schools they considered near-safties. The schools are getting wise to this. They want the students who want them. [ Reply | More ]
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They both go to the same small high school, so yes. [ Reply | More ]
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If she's going to go to the ivy, it's not like she'll be taking a spot your daughter could have. Don't bother getting upset. [ Reply | More ]
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Is this person diversity? [ Reply | More ]
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Huh? No [ Reply | More ]
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What? Why are you involved in this drama? [ Reply | More ]
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Huh? I'm not involved. Dd came to me about it. I'm just venting on ub. [ Reply | More ]
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I'd suggest to dd to tell her best friend that she's sad about it. It's the truth, and it's between them. She's not going to ask her to not apply, but she's sharing her feelings. [ Reply | More ]
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Tufts Syndrome: The college your DD wants to attend may not accept someone they know will never attend. Hurts their yield, helps lower the acceptance rate. Have your DD show the love: attend an open house, meet with a admissions adviser, mention in her essay why XX college is a perfect fit. Non-top tier schools want to accept students who want to attend. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Who are you? 22 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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My mother's daughter [ Reply | More ]
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Haha this. [ Reply | More ]
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A link in the evolutionary process. [ Reply | More ]
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Just some guy [ Reply | More ]
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An angry volatile vindictive jerk who can hold a grudge like noneother. [ Reply | More ]
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Why are you this way? [ Reply | More ]
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I don't know. Probably genetics. I come from a long line of angry grudge-holding Scottish people. [ Reply | More ]
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I am what I am. [ Reply | More ]
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I am a rock. I am an Island. [ Reply | More ]
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I am the eggman [ Reply | More ]
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NP: oh great, now I'm going to have that one in my head for the rest of the day! [ Reply | More ]
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A special snowflake. [ Reply | More ]
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I am Spartacus [ Reply | More ]
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I'M SPARTACUS!!! [ Reply | More ]
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I am Superman [ Reply | More ]
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Batman [ Reply | More ]
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A consumer. [ Reply | More ]
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I am I said [ Reply | More ]
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My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die. [ Reply | More ]
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:D [ Reply | More ]
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Hermon Raju, an educated person [ Reply | More ]
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A mom who tries really hard to have it all and do it all. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Blergh. My dad is an angry, aggressive blow hard. I married a nice guy, not a successful guy or a smart guy. Just someone nice. I feel like I made a mistake. 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Why? Why is it bad to be married to someoen who is find and good? [ Reply | More ]
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I appreciate that he is a nice guy, but he's not ambitious or confident, doesnt read (anything, ever). I just feel like we havent grown together at all. Just disappointing. Marriage is a total crapshoot. [ Reply | More ]
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It really is. [ Reply | More ]
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translation: nice = loser [ Reply | More ]
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Do you really think so? [ Reply | More ]
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to be sincere yes, in this world no much space for successful nice guys; but hey if you're happy with him more power to you, not everybody can cut it. [ Reply | More ]
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But I'm not :( [ Reply | More ]
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And what exactly do you bring to the table, besides your magical pussy? [ Reply | More ]
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There is that. But I am curious about everything, creative, ambitious, social. He doesn't participate in any of those things except the first, obv. [ Reply | More ]
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People who say "I'm curious about everything" out themselves as poseurs and dilettantes the moment they utter that phrase. Because of course you're not "curious about everything" - you're curious about things that interest you. Are you curious about the Large Hadron Collider? Curious about opera? Curious about mortise and tenon joints or how to grow the perfect orchid or the stall speed of a 737? Of course not. You just wish you had a richer, more confident guy you could show off to your friends. Oh well. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes. All of those things, actually. [ Reply | More ]
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Im also curious about that large rod stuck up your butt [ Reply | More ]
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I agree that marriage is a crap shoot, but it's also very hard no matter what. If you married a guy who was very successful or very smart, you would have other complaints. No one is perfect; everyone has flaws -- and it's hard to focus on the positives when you're comparing someone to a non-existent ideal. [ Reply | More ]
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well she can compare him to her former boyfriends at least [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] No word when Hunter Round 2 is. This is like watching a pot boil! 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Waiting for a pot to boil! [ Reply | More ]
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It's just a scheduling thing. Why are you so stressed. Am I missing something? [ Reply | More ]
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trying to make plans but have to wait until i hear from them. [ Reply | More ]
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Same. We will know soon enough. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] The Sahms in my town all act like they pity me for working. Newsflash, I want to work. I don't have to. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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ACT would be the key word. I am guessing half of them have DHs who bitch about their not working. [ Reply | More ]
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You need to act like you want to work. I always talk about interesting things that I'm doing at work. often they don't have a terrific response, but that is what I want my kids to hear me talking about in response to the pity. [ Reply | More ]
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I am bound by privacy [ Reply | More ]
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Not certain others want to hear about hyoru job. [ Reply | More ]
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This lolol [ Reply | More ]
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Maybe it's all in your mind. [ Reply | More ]
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Why do you have to talk to them at all? They're just so. dull. [ Reply | More ]
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Because talking about work is so interesting? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Why did amy poehler and will arnett break up? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I don't know but she didn't even talk about in her book. Her book was awful. [ Reply | More ]
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Yeah her book made me dislike her. [ Reply | More ]
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Really? Can you elaborate? I was thinking of reading it. [ Reply | More ]
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Eh. She seems very self involved. Devoted an entire chapter to how she felt guilty about performing a skin on Snl that made fun of disabled people. Then when she was contacted by fellow actors/parents of,disabled kids, she didn't respond to their letters. She just seems like a typical classless catholic girl from Massachusetts. [ Reply | More ]
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^^aka, a masshole [ Reply | More ]
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I just made a masshole joke to a very cool guy from Mass who I am working with. He didn't seem to like it. [ Reply | More ]
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Hehe [ Reply | More ]
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Typical classless catholic girl from Massachusetts ... Yikes [ Reply | More ]
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I'm from there. It's a type. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Name poll: Charlotte 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I like it. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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It's ok. Trying too hard. Plus Ill think you chose it bc of SATC. [ Reply | More ]
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Lol, seriously? I'm 27. I never watched satc. [ Reply | More ]
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Doesn't matter, that's what I'd think. [ Reply | More ]
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but her peer group won't bc they are too young. [ Reply | More ]
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np: Nobody cares about SATC anymore. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] PSA: single women and men on UB are really losers... 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Men yes, women no. Single mom here. [ Reply | More ]
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when did the loser leave? [ Reply | More ]
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What loser? [ Reply | More ]
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Yawn. [ Reply | More ]
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+1. People who give a crap about who is on UB are really losers. [ Reply | More ]
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We're all losers. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Please help me decide whether to get an SUV or a minivan! We live in the Northeast in a suburb and have 2 kids, but will probably have a 3rd. I'm not the best/most experienced driver. We currently drive an SUV and I love that I feel very safe in it, but it's not so convenient with getting kids in and out of the car. If the answer is a minivan, is the Odyssey much worse in the snow than the Sienna all wheel drive? 21 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Hi soccer mom, get your Sienna and you will be happy; I'm ok with my LR. [ Reply | More ]
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Minivan. You push buttons and things happen. Get all wheel drive. [ Reply | More ]
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SUVs and miniVans are getting closer together. I would say, get something with either 4WD or AWD and a third row. [ Reply | More ]
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Op here, I agree. I'm considering the Buick enclave, which is very roomy and has good access to the 3rd row. I can't figure out if the convenience of the minivan will outweigh the safety of the SUV. All my friends drive minivans, so they must be fine. [ Reply | More ]
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You definitely want a minivan over an SUV, especially with three kids. The Sienna is available in AWD; the Odyssey is not. However, you don't necessarily need AWD, and if you're concerned about winter driving, you'll get MUCH better results from buying 2WD plus a second set of wheels with snow tires than you will from AWD with standard "all-season" tires. [ Reply | More ]
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In the Northeast, you absolutely want AWD or 4 WD. [ Reply | More ]
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I'm not going to disagree, but you will have better results with 2WD and snow tires than AWD with regular tires. [ Reply | More ]
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I disagree with that. [ Reply | More ]
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the proof is in the pudding: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STaximkaQxo [ Reply | More ]
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Personally I agree with this. The only car we have without 4wd gets stored for the winter. Way too many motorists get stuck without it. [ Reply | More ]
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typically those are motorists without snow tires [ Reply | More ]
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^^here watch this. On the right is a rear-wheel-drive (the worst) BMW with snow tires. On the left is an AWD Subaru with all-seasons. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STaximkaQxo [ Reply | More ]
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How would you know? In any event, last winter there was a time, when I could see one rear wheel in the air. [ Reply | More ]
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I don't know. I have never had "snow tires" put on any of our cars, but all of them are 4wd. I don't really know anyone who actually changes out their tires beyond actual service vehicles. But I have driven a Honda Odyssey in the snow and it sucked, bigtime. Still, I did drive one for 4 years. But I also had to get winched out by AAA a few times. [ Reply | More ]
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Even with the snow tires like OR says above? On the one hand I am already a nervous driver, but on the other hand I wonder if it's worth choosing a car based on what will probably be a handful of difficult days of driving in the year. [ Reply | More ]
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This is what DH says. [ Reply | More ]
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smart man [ Reply | More ]
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Get an Audi q5. It's a crossover. It drives like a car. I'm not a great driver either. [ Reply | More ]
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way too small for three kids, and if access is already a problem with 2 [ Reply | More ]
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Minivans are safer and have more space. They have tons of room for people and things, much more than most SUVs. [ Reply | More ]
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