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[ - ] Name poll: Conrad Rex 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:22 PM Flag
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god no [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:23 PM Flag
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I have uncles with these names. Like Rex more than Conrad but they are both great! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:23 PM Flag
[ - ] Sorry but quirky is just a polite word for special needs. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:15 PM Flag
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And freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:19 PM Flag
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No. Its a polite word for eccentric interests or unusual interests/ mannerisms for kids of that age. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:21 PM Flag
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If you think that everyone who isn't cookie cutter is special needs, sure. There are quirky, oddball kids in the world. Same as there are strange adults. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:24 PM Flag
[ - ] I'm teaching my kid to write responses to ELA questions without using the word because. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:13 PM Flag
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grade? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:15 PM Flag
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I'll bite. Why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:16 PM Flag
[ - ] I think the preschool auctions are tacky and stupid 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:13 PM Flag
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definitely. We went the first year because we had no clue. But stupid us for going a second time. Horrid displays of wealth. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:14 PM Flag
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Which schools were the worst offenders? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:15 PM Flag
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OR: No idea. We just went to our one private preschool, so can't compare to any others. (We did move our second child to a preschool where you sign-up and are in, rather than our more elite first preschool. No auction there, and far better education FWIW.) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:17 PM Flag
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Np. How so? Our school is definitely not fancy although on UES [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:15 PM Flag
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Look- its just disgusting when people are publicly spending thousands on stupid things like the classroom art project, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:18 PM Flag
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Ah. Well we have nothing like that! Top item was maybe a few hundred? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:18 PM Flag
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OR: I wish we had chosen a school like yours! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:21 PM Flag
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IA, having just been though the process. So tacky. So many parents there who are trying too hard. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:14 PM Flag
[ - ] Our NYC public elem PTA does several fundraising drives/efforts a year. Do all the active PTA parents share info with each other on who gave how much when other non-active PTA parents send (or don't send) money in? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:07 PM Flag
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I don't trust those PTA members as far as i can through them. I think they gossip like mad, so i would say yes- anything is fair game. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:10 PM Flag
[ - ] what does bye Felica mean? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:01 PM Flag
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It's a movie quote, which basically means "get lost, bitch." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:02 PM Flag
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which movie? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:05 PM Flag
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Something with Ice Cube. I've only seen the clip. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:06 PM Flag
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^You can probably find it on knowyourmeme.com [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:07 PM Flag
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It's from the movie Friday [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:09 PM Flag
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Friday, 1995. [ Reply | More ]
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Priscilla, Queen of the Desert? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:06 PM Flag
[ - ] Quick, name the WASP-ist thing you can think of. I will start: Ritz crackers. 37 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:59 PM Flag
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Shrimp cocktail [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:00 PM Flag
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pigs in blankets [ Reply | More ]
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Old volvo [ Reply | More ]
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Referencing your "cottage." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:01 PM Flag
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needlepoint pillows [ Reply | More ]
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Black Labs [ Reply | More ]
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Sunday china. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:03 PM Flag
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Lack of heating. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:04 PM Flag
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No, Triscuits are MUCH WASP-ier than Ritz. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:04 PM Flag
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Do you mean Tris-kwee? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:11 PM Flag
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Triscuits and cheddar [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:05 PM Flag
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Long faces [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:06 PM Flag
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Using "summer" as a verb. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:06 PM Flag
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Democracy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:06 PM Flag
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Bocce ball [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:07 PM Flag
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Most of these things are WASP items from the 1970s. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:07 PM Flag
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Taller than usual [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:07 PM Flag
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Nicknames that sound like animals [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:09 PM Flag
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Ralph Lauren sportswear [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:10 PM Flag
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But didn't they wear LL Bean, Brooks Brothers, J Press, Tripler, Lacoste way before Ralph Lauren started his company? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:17 PM Flag
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Yes. Ralph Lauren really isn't WASPy at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:17 PM Flag
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this. RL= striver [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:18 PM Flag
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No. That's just their image. Ditto Tommy Hilfiger. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:22 PM Flag
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and Vineyard Vines [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:23 PM Flag
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gross [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:24 PM Flag
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Drinks (booze) over food [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:10 PM Flag
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Long straight blonde hair in a high ponytail [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:11 PM Flag
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Adirondacks [ Reply | More ]
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Functioning alcoholism. [ Reply | More ]
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Nailed it [ Reply | More ]
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Lemons [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:13 PM Flag
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Bridge [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:16 PM Flag
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Tapioca pudding [ Reply | More ]
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Duck boots [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:20 PM Flag
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vera bradley [ Reply | More ]
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Martinis [ Reply | More ]
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Pepperidge Farm [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:24 PM Flag
[ - ] Hunter called people about prepping? 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:57 PM Flag
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Yes, I've heard many reports. If you used any of those prepping services, you were flagged. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:05 PM Flag
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how do you know if you were flagged? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:06 PM Flag
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you will only know after the rejection [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:12 PM Flag
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If you got the call, you were flagged. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:15 PM Flag
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of course not. people here are just trying to scare you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:11 PM Flag
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After the results? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:11 PM Flag
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Seriously people. Why would they call you!? They might flag your file but why would they bother to call?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:12 PM Flag
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exactly this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:18 PM Flag
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People here believe anything. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:19 PM Flag
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Uh huh, sure. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:17 PM Flag
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Read this, naysayers: https://nycgiftedandtalented.wordpress.com/category/stanford-binet-2/ First paragraph [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:18 PM Flag
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Yes, they called me. Called me at work and it was very upsetting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:19 PM Flag
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What in the world did they say? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:23 PM Flag
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asked me what materials we used, if we were working w/any prep companies, etc. Basically was my worst nightmare. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:24 PM Flag
[ - ] Need gift ideas for nieces--ages 20, 18, 16. around $25? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:56 PM Flag
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Gift cards or some warm gloves [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:57 PM Flag
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ok. did not want to do gift cards. gloves could be good [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:59 PM Flag
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texting gloves [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:00 PM Flag
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Gift card to Sephora [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:59 PM Flag
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The little Pinch emergency kits at sephora are really cute. Or any nail polish set there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:00 PM Flag
[ - ] I like the preschool moms one on one and they are very friendly, but when they get into a group, they are rude and fake 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:52 PM Flag
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ITA. I despise large groups of people. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:53 PM Flag
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+1000000 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:04 PM Flag
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LOL I find this to be amusing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:54 PM Flag
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Why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:56 PM Flag
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Amazing what motivates someone to be friendly then turn into a snob without cause. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:06 PM Flag
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I find this to be the case in most human interactions. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:59 PM Flag
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Why do you think this is the case? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:12 PM Flag
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I don't know. Maybe strength in numbers, herd mentality, fear. Sometimes I think it is a coping mechanism. I hope I'm not like this myself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:15 PM Flag
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she has 0 social skills. if you have social grace, you know how to be nice one on one and also know not to be an a__ in a group setting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:03 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone have a good recipe for shepherd's pie? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:52 PM Flag
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I bet Ina does [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:00 PM Flag
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So over her [ Reply | More ]
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I can't be your friend [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:07 PM Flag
[ - ] We live in Soho and will enroll DD in Kindergarten next year. We're pretty relaxed as a family, and frankly liked the nearby schools we saw. How would you rank Little Red, UNIS, Friends and Grace? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:52 PM Flag
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All really nice schools. I think Grace is the best. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:53 PM Flag
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lol. If you were really "pretty relaxed", you wouldn't ask people to "rank" a bunch of schools. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:53 PM Flag
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Good response [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:55 PM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:56 PM Flag
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touche, phony veneer just came off... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:58 PM Flag
[ - ] Seriously, why go to college and end up being raped or accused of it, acquire a drinking problem and go out into the world with an often useless degree and a ton of debt. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:50 PM Flag
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Because it's so hard to succeed without one. You've also pulled out all the bad stuff without acknowledging the good. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:52 PM Flag
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And the good would be? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:54 PM Flag
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You make lifelong friends, have access to a variety of different activities and groups to easily get involved in, you can choose to learn about things youre unfamiliar with, it's a chance to experience life away from your parents and gain independence with some structure. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:05 PM Flag
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you're right [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:06 PM Flag
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however I think a day of reckoning for higher ed is coming, real real soon [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:07 PM Flag
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true. I'm grumpy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:54 PM Flag
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I think most college bound persons are way too immature for the responsibility of being on your own and in charge of your education. I know that I was. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, you are absolutely correct. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:56 PM Flag
[ - ] Parents who had to decide whether or not to red-shirt a DS - what did you consider in making this decision? Any consequences that you realized later on? We have been to a few parent interviews during which the director alluded to his age (summer bday) and that NYC privates are skewing to older boys in K. We are torn and feel that he is ready for more challenges. But it sounds like he will not get into a private. WWYD? 28 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:49 PM Flag
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If you want private, you need to redshirt. There will be so many other kids in the same boat and it will be fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:50 PM Flag
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OP: DS will be bored at his current preschool if he stays another year and we did not apply to other preschools for him next year. So we would have to send him to public K for a year and then re-apply for private K, but then he is repeating what he already learned. I think he would be bored in private K then and lose interest in school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:54 PM Flag
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I think being bored (maybe work with the teacher to do some enrichment projects?) is better than shuffling him b/t public and private--that sounds like a nightmare. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:56 PM Flag
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Np. Fwiw, the PS 6 principal said the worst thing you can do is skip public K, not get into private then start public first grade. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:59 PM Flag
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this was exactly what happened to my ds and he is fine at a g&t (in fact we didn't stay in private because he got into g&t) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:04 PM Flag
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^^^ skipped k and got one of the rare 1st grade spots [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:05 PM Flag
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I don't think K repeats like that. Will vary greatly from school to school and especially between public and private. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:58 PM Flag
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Nope, I'm in private, my son is youngest (August birthday) by about 17 months and he is excelling. He would be bored out of his wits if I didn't progress him. also, the red shirted ones tend to get in trouble and fall behind academically. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:04 PM Flag
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So send to public K, reapply next year and decide next winter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:52 PM Flag
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it depends on your preschool - ours has an older class that has a very K-like curriculum for the kids who are summer and early fall bdays. i also know several kids who did public K and then private K and none were "bored" - K is about so many different things and most privates give so much individualized attention. really, the biggest advantage would be that reading & writing would seem easy. most public Ks don't have the art and music and science and foreign language that the privates do, so there will be plenty that is "new" - not to mention new kids, new teachers, new building, new classroom, new books, new rules, etc. when you are 5-6 yo, that all adds up to "not bored". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:01 PM Flag
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my kid is at a pub sch and get all of these at the after school at a fraction of the price [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:07 PM Flag
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and that's great for your child. i was just responding to OP wondering if her child would be "bored" and i think there are enough different things that he would not be. as for what public school offers in after school, just means you have to have more school for the same things. works for some families, not for others. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:09 PM Flag
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this post makes me see RED, FFS do not coddle your snowflakes that much, signed mom of Christmas boy 3rd grade g&t he will be almost 2 years younger that these shlobs in college... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:01 PM Flag
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this. if you are thinking about red shirting now - think again. trend is turning. college admissions officers are so sick of red shirted kids. kids who are applying to college at 19. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:06 PM Flag
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plus several studies that show that RS kids have lower confidence and self esteem [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:08 PM Flag
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NP. I'm sending kids to public in NYC so no option to red shirt. But I think in op's case, it's not really her choice if she prefers private. It's not really red shirting, it's just going with what the schools say. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:09 PM Flag
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NP- DS has a Sep. birthday and every preschool we have talked to says we must redshirt him if he wants to stay in private (so he'll be 6 when he starts K)...we don't even have an option to do otherwise. [ Reply | More ]
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Right- but that's not redshirting that is following the cutoff which is officially Sep 1 at most schools but unofficially earlier. [ Reply | More ]
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ahhh. gotcha. my mistake. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:16 PM Flag
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I'm sure college admissions officers could really give a shit. Oh wait, let me guess...you work with lots of them and know! Just like everyone else on UB. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:10 PM Flag
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np: this is simply not true. college admissions officers have no issue with this. given that nationwide there are public school cut offs as early as 5/15, kids who are red-shirted in districts w a 12/31 cut off are really not that "old" compared to the nationwide pool. i had friends back in the 80s who repeated a year when they went to boarding school and then took a year off to avoid burnout after 5 years of HS and turned 21 freshman year. didn't limit their college options. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:20 PM Flag
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Did you mean to reply above? We are in agreement. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:21 PM Flag
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You should see the kids coming out of boarding school! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:11 PM Flag
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yes, they are like 35 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:13 PM Flag
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Well my kid is 3 days younger than yours and I wish I had been able to hold him back. He's socially and physically immature. Yes someone has to be the youngest, but I don't like it being my kid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:16 PM Flag
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Me too, signed mom of Nov. dd who is the youngest (fine) but has a boy nearly two years older in her grade. Infuriating! [ Reply | More ]
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If this makes your see RED, maybe you are the one with the snowflake. [ Reply | More ]
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DD with mid-Aug bday. Went to K having just turned 5 and did fine because she was smart but then had a terrible time in 1st when she was just turned 6 once the social stuff kicked in. At the end of the year, academically she was ready for 2nd (or even 3rd) but she was struggling handle tough social situations (kids teasing, cliques, peer pressure, etc) and some of the exec skills required to complete long-term projects (research, time mgmt, etc). We thought about high school and whether we would want her the oldest or youngest when it came to drinking, dating, harder social situations, etc and made the decision to have her repeat 1st grade. Best decision ever (now in 3rd). She now acts as a role model in the class and feels confident in herself. Each situation is different and I wouldn't red-shirt because of the societal trend to do so. But you have to think about what will be best for the next 17 years for your kid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:21 PM Flag
[ - ] Think of families you know whose children are wonderful, socially and academically--do they all have anything in common? 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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They are all gingers [ Reply | More ]
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Np: you got that right! [ Reply | More ]
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The parents are not dumping a lot of personal baggage on the kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:51 PM Flag
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You're assuming all kids in a family are the same. #1 is off the charts academically and doesn't do all that well socially. #2 is a social butterfly and does well academically, but not a star like her sister. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:52 PM Flag
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Thre seems to be a lot of routine. [ Reply | More ]
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The families can appear a tad boring. [ Reply | More ]
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ILY [ Reply | More ]
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Mormons [ Reply | More ]
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Stability and routine. Outgoing (but not obnoxious) parents. [ Reply | More ]
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This is us. People often comment how great our dcs are. We are nice but a touch boring. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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They take parenting seriously and teach kids how to effectively navigate problems. [ Reply | More ]
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yes [ Reply | More ]
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Asians. [ Reply | More ]
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MONEY [ Reply | More ]
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They are better at hiding the bad stuff than most. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:19 PM Flag
[ - ] this i agree with. a lot of women deeply regret it when the guy who was so attentive and into them the night before, walks by them without so much as a not the next day or week. i think a lot of young women have the misconception that the guy is into them beyond a one night stand. so they feel hurt and taken advantage of and misled - as in "if i'd known he was lying to me just to get me to have sex and didn't want aything else, i never would have had sex with him" - so that the deception makes them feel it wasn't consensual 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:40 PM Flag
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This was the best reply of the day and I want to thank the mom that posted it. [ Reply | More ]
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Me too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:41 PM Flag
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maybe you should just tell your son not to rape anyone [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:48 PM Flag
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Seek therapy, please. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:41 PM Flag
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this this & this sometimes months and years after the fact they look back and consider it rape (see lena d. for this). [ Reply | More ]
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A lot of women. No a lot of women do not make up rape charges. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:47 PM Flag
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It's out of control, rape seems to be an honor badge in college these days, a ticket to the "cool girls" club, all that mattress nonsense [ Reply | More ]
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General Topics 12.18.14, 06:49 PM Flag
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I tend to agree, actually. It's a race to victimhood. I think its an extension of these young people living their lives in their own little movies all the time - when they see someone else get more special attention for being a victim they get jealous. They've spent their whole childhoods internalizing that victims are special - minorities are victims, gays are victims, disabled people are victims, older people are victims, poor people are victims - that they want in on the fun too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:51 PM Flag
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My DD is at UVA and actually agrees with this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:49 PM Flag
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ITA ds will have to be celibate in college from now on or risk expulsion. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:49 PM Flag
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two drunks make bad decision, one of them is expelled the other one is inducted to the victims hall of fame (i let you to guess the genders) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:51 PM Flag
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this this this. if drunk girls can't be held responsible for their actions i don't think drunk guys necessarily can either. it's a slippery slope. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:52 PM Flag
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General Topics 12.18.14, 07:14 PM Flag
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this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:17 PM Flag
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I disagree. Rape is an act that a male does and if he is so intoxicated that he cannot give consent, he cannot rape. That is not true of a female. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:18 PM Flag
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Huh? My dh when we first me could get it up no matter how much he drank. And there were a few times he had no memory of the night before [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:21 PM Flag
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np: actually, the level of alcohol where a woman is deemed too drunk to consent, is where her judgment is impaired. a guy that has impaired judgment could just as easily not realize that the woman does too. no one has to be passed out or even blackout drunk to be deemed unable to consent. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:23 PM Flag
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this is such a dumb post [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:21 PM Flag
[ - ] This is going to sound unintelligent but is the Italian mafia still a "thing"? I'm seeing a man and have been for a couple months, who judging by his last name is Italian and some things about him and his "work" are starting to strike me as odd. 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:38 PM Flag
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Yep. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:39 PM Flag
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Yes. Alive and well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:41 PM Flag
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What [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:41 PM Flag
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stereotype much? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:43 PM Flag
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I know that's why I admitted it's an ignorant thing to think and ask but honestly I'm concerned. I also, honestly thought that was over, the whole mafia thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:44 PM Flag
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First off, yes, it's sort of still alive, but its nothing like the movies anymore. It's thugs running heroin and pills and running bookie operations. Second of all - I'm certainly not involved, but I know a bit about these things. What did he say that set you off? I can tell you if it's legit or not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:44 PM Flag
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+1. The five major Italian rings are still around and the FBI keeps tabs on them, even though they are more concerned with Asian and Russian rings presently. I work in construction and it's fairly accepted that the mob infiltrates organized labor. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:48 PM Flag
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Wow. I cannot believe this is still around. All the cash and everything else makes me think he may truly be a member or at least an associate of the mafia. Sadly, part of me is terrified and the other is excited. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:23 PM Flag
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He works for a guy and always is joking about knowing a guy who will do this or that. He is a sharp dresser and uses only cash (so far) to pay for things. He's taken a couple phone calls while we have been together that have made him tense and change the subject. He never wants to discuss his job or what he actually does for a living or the "guy" he works for. All he has said was I'm basically an assistant to a powerful group of men. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:21 PM Flag
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Hmmm. Interesting. It's possible. How old is he? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:24 PM Flag
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No such thing! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:54 PM Flag
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Tee, hee hee. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:58 PM Flag
[ - ] Any recs for something to do with a six year old boy from 3-6 around Union Square tomorrow afternoon? 20 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:34 PM Flag
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Movie and a bite to eat? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:35 PM Flag
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the Max Brenner chocolate place! See a movie at the regal cinemas [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:35 PM Flag
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Find a public library branch to lounge around in. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:37 PM Flag
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there aren't any around there [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:47 PM Flag
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Union square playground, and then play at the lego tables in B & N on the north side of the square. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:38 PM Flag
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New lego store further north off Madison sq park. Then get a treat at Eataly next door. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:40 PM Flag
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Thanks but we are going for dinner at 6:30 so eating anything is out. Should have said this off the bat. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:41 PM Flag
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No snack even? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:44 PM Flag
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I guess a snack would be ok :-) Thanks all for replies. If any more come to mind would love to hear -- thinking about walking around ABC Carpet, but 6 year old might not be as enthusiastic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:47 PM Flag
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Um, yeah...I wouldn't drag a 6 year old boy into that place. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:51 PM Flag
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They have a Santa there! Check for times. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:56 PM Flag
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see if you can score tickets to a broadway show, then dinner in times square followed by a night at the clubs perhaps. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:43 PM Flag
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no broadway shows have matinees on friday….. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:09 PM Flag
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Culture, culture, culture!!! Don't you know that New York is DRIPPING with culture on every corner that will enrich the lives of every child? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:47 PM Flag
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Bitter, Bitter, Bitter? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:56 PM Flag
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Nope. Just calling out all the people who say "oh, I live in Manhattan because it's got so much culture that I can't even stand it", but apparently not enough to keep a six year old occupied for three hours. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:02 PM Flag
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Who said OP lives here? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:05 PM Flag
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I think OP is asking bc she doesn't live in the city. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:06 PM Flag
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OP doesn't live here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 07:06 PM Flag
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books of wonder, city bakery for hot chocolate, play in the park if it's nice [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:48 PM Flag
[ - ] DH and I are starting to think about summer vacation options and rentals. We have narrowed it down to doing a week on Cape Cod or in the Berkshires. Any advice on which one to select and which towns would be best? 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:25 PM Flag
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I like the berkshires but need a beach in summer. How old are kids? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:26 PM Flag
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Love Eastham, cape cod [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:27 PM Flag
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wellfleet, eastham, chatham [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:29 PM Flag
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^^^btw, don't do it before july 4th weekend. seems crazy but the cape is iffy before independence day, weather wise [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:34 PM Flag
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Chatham [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:30 PM Flag
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Not to muddy the waters but what about a week in Ogunquit, ME. I love it there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:31 PM Flag
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Np. But water is SO cold [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:33 PM Flag
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How old are the kids? I think Cape Cod close to the beach with younger kids is great (I love the berkshires too, though) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:35 PM Flag
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Odd choices as they are totally different. Do you want a beach vacation or a lake/hiking/culture? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:44 PM Flag
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Op disappeared. I'm curious how she picked them too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.18.14, 06:49 PM Flag
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