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[ - ] My husband is sitting around watching sponge bob and eating cheddar puffs. Fml. 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:51 PM Flag
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Is he fat? [ Reply | More ]
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No, definitely not. He has a great body... But still. [ Reply | More ]
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still what? it's Saturday, let him be. [ Reply | More ]
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So what then? [ Reply | More ]
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Is this a joke? (I'm seriously wondering. It's impossible to tell a lot of the time whether someone's being sarcastic, making a failed attempt at a joke, or just dumb. There's a lot of all of that here.) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:55 PM Flag
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No [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:54 PM Flag
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What should he be doing? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:51 PM Flag
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Not watching sponge bob... [ Reply | More ]
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Why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:56 PM Flag
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Is he 5? [ Reply | More ]
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I love cheddar puffs and Sponge Bob. I didn't watch Sponge Bob when it first came out, but it actually is well written. Reminds me of old sitcoms from the 50s. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] My daughter is dating my best friend's son. This is going to end poorly. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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ages of DC and HHIs of both? [ Reply | More ]
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They are both juniors. Why is the hhi relevant? [ Reply | More ]
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the hhi is always relevant [ Reply | More ]
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Duh. She's obviously trying to steal his money!!!!! [ Reply | More ]
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Why does HHI matter? [ Reply | More ]
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LOL..my best friend is dying for our kids to date when they are older. [ Reply | More ]
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Why will it end poorly? [ Reply | More ]
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Yep [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Tell me about Armonk, NY...DH wants to move there and I don't know anything about it! 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:47 PM Flag
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IBM? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:49 PM Flag
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Well, why does he want to move there? What are his reasons? [ Reply | More ]
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I know it's outside of NYC..so, for me, it's a no. You [ Reply | More ]
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Commute/drive to the North White Plains station is not great. I hear access to grocery stores is a pain. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:57 PM Flag
[ - ] If blacks didn't make docile, easily controlled slaves, would they be good for anything? I guess they're decent at music, and they can run fast. Their niche is basically as clowns and entertainers for regular people, since they're not slaves anymore. It's all pretty strange. 22 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:35 PM Flag
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ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ [ Reply | More ]
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Flag [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:38 PM Flag
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Blacks "easily controlled?" Watts riot, Rodney King riots, crime in America, etc. I hardly think your description is accurate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:41 PM Flag
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Those things were and are only problems because whites refuse to use the necessary heavy hand on blacks. That would be racist, of course. So instead we just let them run wild in their ghettos. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:46 PM Flag
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I wonder how it feels to be this stupid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:48 PM Flag
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Unless you are being satirical. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:48 PM Flag
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Remember when people on this site had IQs over a hundred? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:43 PM Flag
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More like iq over 50. This site has really gone down. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:50 PM Flag
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lol now it's under 70 while still racists, either KKK or Zionists. amazing transformation. the curse of becoming a popular site. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:53 PM Flag
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Docile? You're insane. [ Reply | More ]
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Docile *as slaves*. Sorry, that wasn't clear. [ Reply | More ]
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Let's see how confrontational you are after being beat with a bull whip. Shut up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:54 PM Flag
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Yet they still rebelled. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:56 PM Flag
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Exactly. [ Reply | More ]
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hey, maybe a bit off-topic. But this reminds me... I'm hearing Israel is saying this over and over again to the Ethiopian Jewish people who are living there during the immigration process. For them, Europe is a much better option. Israel is doing force sterilization to the females w/out even telling them. Disgusting place. Interestingly, Israel is all about Apartheid too, supported South Africa's till the last day, running one as we speak. Weird so many people have the guts to openly support such a shitty country. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:50 PM Flag
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More like weird that more countries don't have the guts to follow their example. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:54 PM Flag
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+1000000000000000 [ Reply | More ]
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I call BS [ Reply | More ]
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Blacks also fill the ranks of low skill government and private sector bureaucrats. The MTA could not exist with sullen blacks to operate the MTA buses, for example. Or similarly, how would people get their welfare or social security benefits without slow-moving and lazy blacks to staff the service windows? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:54 PM Flag
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What do you do for a living? [ Reply | More ]
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Nat turner did a good job. [ Reply | More ]
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Np - Yeah but when he failed many blacks in that vicinity were brutally murdered in retribution. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] W\She has lost her mind..........http://instagram.com/p/uhLj1aRueP/?modal=true 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:25 PM Flag
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Why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:29 PM Flag
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stop the tori spam [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:32 PM Flag
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crazy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:34 PM Flag
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Isn't she just selling stuff? Goop does that on her site too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:38 PM Flag
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Why doesn't anyone stop this train wreck like they stopped honey boboo [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:45 PM Flag
[ - ] AGREE OR DISAGREE: The "drama queen" girls who are always complaining about bullying, conflicts between friends, etc. are invariably the daughters of drama queen mothers who love to gossip, helicopter their DD's social lives, etc. 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:24 PM Flag
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agree [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:26 PM Flag
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^op. I would add that the "no drama girls" can easily extricate themselves from the created drama and find other normal girls to be friends with. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:25 PM Flag
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I have only boys but can tell you the boys who caused the most trouble in school had fathers who got really physical with them in terms of keeping them in line - the dads who used the lines "act like a man." The nicest boys had "geek" parents whom I guessed were once picked on themselves at school - their dads were engineers, or they were quiet short men, or hard workers who flew under the radar. The boys who did all the whining and had personality issues had moms who were completely overbearing and over-involved with them, basically to the point of examining the color and quality of their poo, and dads who were not a match for their wives' strong personalities. (Either that or dads who were total neurotic PITAs and the moms put up with them for whatever reason) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:33 PM Flag
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Boy trouble is a totally different issue. Boys fight. I think it's normal to fight and move on. Sometimes you will have true "bullies" who pick the weakest boy and mercilessly hound him, but most boy conflict is one-and-done very quickly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:36 PM Flag
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As a girl who was "one of the boys", male drama is often underestimated. They are very similar to girls in many ways, as far as dynamics go. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:45 PM Flag
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I agree. I also know it wasn't the answer to the OP but thought it was a somewhat useful observation from the perspective of what kids inherit from the behaviors they see in their parents. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:47 PM Flag
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I think these simple cause and effect theories are wrong - for both boys and girls. The correlations just don't hold up without significant cherry picking. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:44 PM Flag
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Disagree. Not the case in my family. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:34 PM Flag
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^^but I do think is often the case. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:35 PM Flag
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Most likely. They have to learn it from somewhere. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:48 PM Flag
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YEP. same thing with shallow ones, with stupid ones, with obnoxious ones,... it usually is just about having a bad mother. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:54 PM Flag
[ - ] Do you get your dcs flu shots? Yourself? Why/why not? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:22 PM Flag
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I am not an anti-vaxxer but we don't do flu shots. There are so many strains and the shot only covers a few so I think why bother. None of us have ever had the flu. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:24 PM Flag
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Faulty logic [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:37 PM Flag
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Absolutely never get flu shots. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:30 PM Flag
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No. None of us has ever had the flu, so we leave the shots for people at higher risk. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:33 PM Flag
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Yes and yes. Dc has asthma, so it is recommended and I have an auto-immune disorder, same. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:34 PM Flag
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Yes and Yes. The flu is miserable, I would rather avoid it at all costs. Plus we have a nb in the house. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes and yes. DS is type-1 diabetic and getting the flu would be very serious. Any illness can cause prolonged high blood sugars. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:47 PM Flag
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Not now. DH and I got flu shots back in the 90s, but then didn't do it anymore. When DD was younger (and in daycare and preschool), I took her in for flu shots, but not now. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Why is Betty Draper so distant from Sally? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:19 PM Flag
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She hates being a mother. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:21 PM Flag
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really? i think it's more about Sally's age. Betty didn't have a good childhood herself, had a very dysfunctional family. kids force parents to relive their own childhoods. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:56 PM Flag
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really? i think it's more about Sally's age. Betty didn't have a good childhood herself, had a very dysfunctional family. kids force parents to relive their own childhoods. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:57 PM Flag
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She grew up as a Princess knowing all the "right" things to do and be, but wasn't in touch with her emotions. She was a mother before she had grown up herself, and now that she's reached the age where she has some perspective, and might be able to share it, Sally's not listening anymore. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:35 PM Flag
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Betty Draper is distant from herself. She's all about appearance. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:52 PM Flag
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there's depth to her, even more so after she left for the politician, her new husband calmed her down. she has NO idea what a good mother looks like because she didn't have one. this curse is more common than we admit. many friends of ours had incredibly shitty parents, they keep on falling on the same mistakes. [ Reply | More ]
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Also Sally is too much like Don. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Everyone out for the day! I am going to lie down, take my clothes off and rub one out good and slowly. Any questions? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:16 PM Flag
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Wash your hands after touching the keyboard. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:18 PM Flag
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Here's the thing about having class: everyone does it; everyone doesn't talk about it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:38 PM Flag
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My question is why you want people to ask you questions. Who the fuck cares? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:56 PM Flag
[ - ] Before I toss it, they did a survey in my dc's school grades 3-6 on what they want for the holidays. They compiled all the top answers, which I'll type out below. 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:06 PM Flag
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3d grade: computer, laptop, ipad, ipod, board games, american girl, legos, scooter, xbox 360 [ Reply | More ]
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Surprised scooter made the list [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:09 PM Flag
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same here! my 1st grader old has two scooters already. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:13 PM Flag
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4th grade: Ipad, Ipod xbox 360, books, legos, Uggs, Barbies, Monster High, sports stuff, phone, dolls, gift cards, video games [ Reply | More ]
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5th grade: ipod, video games, sports stuff, cell phone, american girl, legos, xbox 360, books, ipad, computer, Bop It, 3DS, ipad mini [ Reply | More ]
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6th grade: clothes, uggs, ipad, ipod, laptop, iphone, video games, ipad mini, cell phone, snow board, skate board, kindle fire, DOG :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:09 PM Flag
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uggs?? fashion victims. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:13 PM Flag
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Or they aren't fashion victims and care about being warm and cozy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:16 PM Flag
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thanks!!! wondering what a 1st grade list looks like [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:14 PM Flag
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Stuffed animals, dolls, trucks, cars, legos, action figures, puzzles. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:16 PM Flag
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Sounds like your dc is at school with a bunch of stupid, shallow kids. Sorry, just being honest. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:36 PM Flag
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Let me guess - your dc are asking for world peace? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:46 PM Flag
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either expensive private or public well zoned (our case). believe me, the mothers are to blame. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:47 PM Flag
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Gross [ Reply | More ]
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General Topics 10.25.14, 03:46 PM Flag
[ - ] Any moms on with dcs at specialized high schools? How are they doing? 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 10.25.14, 03:04 PM Flag
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Yes, great. MSE. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:19 PM Flag
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What's the homework like? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:32 PM Flag
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Not unmanageable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:36 PM Flag
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Yes, Stuy. It's a hard school. There's an adjustment as they get used to doing more work than before. But dc likes it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:34 PM Flag
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What MS did dc attend? Did they have significantly less? How long to adjust? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:35 PM Flag
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NEST. it seemed like significantly less homework there. took pretty much the whole year to adjust to Stuy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:40 PM Flag
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What do you mean by adjust? Does that mean give in to the load and give up all else? Not being snarky. But it took a year for your child to do what? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:50 PM Flag
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PP from below: Not giving up everything else, but balancing it all. That;s what these kids are so good at doing -- balancing a million different things. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:57 PM Flag
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My dc is at Stuy too. Last year (9th) was very difficult but now dc has hit his stride. I am really happy for him (and very grateful.) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:40 PM Flag
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Can you elaborate on hit his stride? Irl - my friends who say that mean can stay up later (midnight) and get the wrk done without complaining. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:52 PM Flag
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PP: Yes, I guess that's basically what I mean. But the reason he's not complaining is that he's happy. He's doing well in his classes, and has two major ECs that he devotes a lot of time to. Yes, he is usually up until 12 or so, but he's thriving in this environment. Last year he was basically focused on academics (as we told him to be) and he struggled, not pulling it together in terms of grades until the fifth marking period. He bought a lot of books on how to study and followed the advice. [ Reply | More ]
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DS is at Stuy. For a math kid, it is excellent. They thrive because they can be stars without having the incredibly demeaning English and History grading of a TT private. If you can write a basic essay, you are an English star. At Trinity, it would be a B-. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:47 PM Flag
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ITA. Have a DC at TT private and one at Stuy. Biggest difference is that the English and History at Stuy are easy and do not overwhelm workload or GPA. [ Reply | More ]
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PP with DC at Stuy -- I have no experience with TT so the perspective on English and History is interesting to me. My DC is challenged in those areas too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:58 PM Flag
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Seriously? My child is math kid - basic writer. But very involved in outside activities and cannot do 4 hours of homework [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:54 PM Flag
[ - ] Responses to both the downs syndrome post and the testing accomodations post are so shocking, whatever you think of the actual issue. Are UB people really this inhuman? Like sociopathically cruel in words? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 02:59 PM Flag
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Yes. They do seem to favor eugenics sadly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:05 PM Flag
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Of course. They lack any sense of how lucky they are to not have to deal with any difficulties of significance with their kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:10 PM Flag
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My dc gets extra time on tests and I had a mother tell me how unfair it is. I didn't respond but if she knew how hard it is for my daughter to process she would understand. It takes her so much longer than other kids. She feels frustrated, not as smart, embarrassed. This is not a perk. [ Reply | More ]
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Absolutely, for the most part--at least the NYC ones. This city is Mecca for cold-hearted narcissists, that's for sure. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:23 PM Flag
[ - ] Help a mom out. DD is in 8th grade. Young for her grade and a nice girl and good student. She is not one of the popular girls. She has a few nice friends but for some reason the popularity thing is really bothering her. She asks me why they are popular. What do they have that she doesn't. Anyone else go through this? Does HS get better? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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No advice but your a good mom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:02 PM Flag
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op here: HOW? I feel like I'm failing miserably because she seems constantly unhappy this year. I realize I'm not the answer to her happiness but I'm not sure what to do. If anything. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:12 PM Flag
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np: I think this may go with the 8th grade territory. Just make clear that you are proud of her and have confidence in her ability to maneuver her way through this stuff. She can figure out this out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:16 PM Flag
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Tell her that sometimes you have to just hold onto your values while the world goes mad. But it shouldn't reflect on you, even if it makes you feel bad/sad. Popular is just that … trendy … and it could have to do with working at it, how you look (which is very subjective and changes all the time), money, being the loudest talker in the room and drowning everyone else out, etc. Things that don't matter. It's a good perspective to give a child: that the way things are is oftentimes not what's right or good or what you ultimately want. [ Reply | More ]
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op: Thanks. I've explained how popularity changes and not to get hung up on it. I think she is feeling like an outsider. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:14 PM Flag
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Explain to her that popular doesn't mean belonging to a certain clique. It actually means being liked by many. Since she's nice and has good friends, it sounds like she's actually doing just great. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:27 PM Flag
[ - ] S/O of Brooklyn post: how is it possible to put 5% down anywhere in NYC? I have never seen one place that offered this possibility (though I have not looked with fervor). How does one get this? Seriously, please explain. I have $120 HHI--single mother--and no down payment. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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If someone wanted you to loan them money, would you do it without collateral and significant investment of their own? [ Reply | More ]
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op: my question is how and where does one find 5% down mortgages in NYC, not why are they rare. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:33 PM Flag
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Tough to do with co-ops and condos, but I imagine if you talk to a real estate agent, there is someone out there (perhaps in Brooklyn or Queens) who would accept a 5% downpayment. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:56 PM Flag
[ - ] What do you think this dream means: I was in a lake and realized I was surrounded by alligators who were going to try and kill me. Next vignette I was walking up to a interrogation table. A cop was in the middle. My son was on one side of the cop and a handsome silver haired man who was suspected of molesting my son was on the other side. I wanted to kill him. I asked him to speak first and then cut him off and demanded that my son got to tell his side of the story first. Sorry this is long. It was a very disturbing dream and in no way do I suspect anything happening to my son in real life. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 02:49 PM Flag
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Most therapists will tell you to interpret your own dreams. But it certainly sounds like you feel worried. But don't we all? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:00 PM Flag
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I don't know how to interpret this one. I felt scared, anxious, mad, and like I had to go into survival mode in both scenarios. Saving myself from being killed, saving my son from a predator. How could my psyche manifest such darkness. I'm pretty happy in the light of day. [ Reply | More ]
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Your son is gay and you want to fuck your brother in law. [ Reply | More ]
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I hope the moderator removes you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:22 PM Flag
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Sorry if the truth stings. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:30 PM Flag
[ - ] if 300k HHI.. no substantial help from parents (monetarily), and both parents work FT, does it make more sense to stay in the city (UES or PS public schools) or burbs? I am from the burbs and I HATE commuting but I worry we will be too cramped. Anyone else in this situation? 20 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 02:44 PM Flag
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How old are kids? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 02:46 PM Flag
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3 and 14 mos, so we have some time. don't think private is feasible, we won't get FA (which is fine) but need to save for college. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 02:48 PM Flag
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It's a personal choice but for me, location trumps space and once DCs get a bit older, the space issue is less important. The ages 18 months to 3/4 were the most difficult with limited space. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 02:50 PM Flag
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don't you think that kids 4-18 would enjoy having space to entertain their friends at home, swimming pool, backyard more than a tiny bedroom in the UES? that area of town is close to a cemetery demographically wise. TONS of old people, not fun. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:06 PM Flag
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They have the whole city to hang out with their friends..Central Park, ice skating, music, player, Street Fairs, fresh bagels and some of the best food in the planet. The UES is not a cemetery. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:12 PM Flag
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"fresh bagels"? for real? who cares that much about bagels? i don't see the appeal at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:29 PM Flag
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same here. i'm totally on board for a French or Italian bakery close by. but bagels!? seriously? dullest piece of bread ever invented. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:39 PM Flag
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"The UES is not a cemetery." sorry, it always looks like that to me. i never see so many old people in any other part of town. i'd raise kids in other parts of the city, but why the UES? pick a more lively part of town with kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:31 PM Flag
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I would stay put and re-think it when around grade 3, when it's time to think about middle school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 02:59 PM Flag
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i don't like the UES at all for kids, seems it's full of old people and it doesn't have much going for it. from the kids perspective, i'd prefer burbs and once they go to college return to the UES as an empty nester. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:03 PM Flag
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Not with both working though. Really? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:09 PM Flag
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of course, move back to the UES as old people once retired. that's pretty much the demographics in the UES. OP doesn't need to be stuck in the same place forever, just optimize areas at main points in her life. with kids: space, burbs, great schools transitions w/out hassle. when retired empty nester: UES. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:12 PM Flag
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I loved growing up on the UES. My guess is that you grew up in the burbs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:15 PM Flag
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sounds like you did it like 40-50 years ago. check it out now, at least 50% of the people that walk by in the sidewalk are OLD. seriously! they are less than 15% of USA population. kids need kids around, not a ton of old people. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:32 PM Flag
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No, I am in my mid 20s [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:40 PM Flag
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UES is better than the burbs, uws is more family oriented though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:46 PM Flag
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on UES and the old: didn't old people move to Florida because of the weather? are they staying put now? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:38 PM Flag
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Yes. There was an interesting NYT article about this recently. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:50 PM Flag
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I don't know what you mean by "too cramped". We raised two kids in an apartment that's 1500 square feet. Some people would consider this "too cramped", but we were fine (ALTHOUGH - when they were teenagers, I really wished that we lived somewhere where the kids could invite friends over and have more privacy.) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:39 PM Flag
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what about a more kid friendly area? say Battery Park? UES is for old people "Upper East Side is top retirement spot in the country, survey finds" http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/upper-east-side-top-retirement-spot-country-survey-finds-article-1.174017 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:42 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone else read the New York Magazine article on Basic Bitches? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 02:34 PM Flag
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No, but now I understand that post from yesterday that flew over my head at the time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 02:41 PM Flag
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Haha, that's funny. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 02:43 PM Flag
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No, but I've read the Buzzfeed article on basic bitches.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 02:51 PM Flag
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No. Summary? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 02:55 PM Flag
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Basic means those who like things that are "expected". Lauren Conrad, Beth Stern, Jessica Simpson, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:04 PM Flag
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Those who like things that are expected?What does this mean? Entitled? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:26 PM Flag
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No, but just read the cover story about the mom trying to kill the autistic dd. Heartbreaking. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:17 PM Flag
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I read that too. Speechless. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:20 PM Flag
[ - ] Thoughts on Glen Ridge NJ with two small kids and both parents commuting to the city, close to Penn? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 02:28 PM Flag
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I assume you already know the taxes are outrageous. Door to door commute time depending one where you live/work ..40-80 mins [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 02:37 PM Flag
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Realize, a large number of the moms don't work. Afterschool activities will require a nanny to drive the DCs around. Difficult to make school events during the middle of the day without taking the entire day off. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 02:48 PM Flag
[ - ] I feel horrible. I need to lose weight by cutting my carbs & sugar yet I can't seem to stop. I feel so bad not having the self control to do this. 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 02:28 PM Flag
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Me too! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 02:30 PM Flag
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Me three [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 02:32 PM Flag
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Cutting sugar is a bear - your brain craves it, and the more you give your body, the more your body adjusts to it and just wants more. I front-load proteins & vegetables & unprocessed complex carbs, and it helps control cravings, somewhat. Try to make a rule that you can't have big sugars or processed carbs until you have eaten three servings of lean proteins and five servings of vegetables, and then when you want sugar, start with ice water and fresh fruits before you cave in to candy & breads & processed foods. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 02:31 PM Flag
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I've found it's easiest to cut carbs at the end of the day. Just eat a small dinner, then if you're craving more, brush your teeth and go to bed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 02:47 PM Flag
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+1 At 7pm, get ready for bed, and go to your bedroom for the rest of the evening. Read, surf, watch tv, play with the kids. Don't go to the living room or near the kitchen. You'll avoid food and you'll go to sleep earlier. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 02:54 PM Flag
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Actually it's best to have your carbs at the end of the day, rather than in the morning or afternoon. It's how our adrenal systems were designed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 02:59 PM Flag
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I have tried this. I just can't seem to keep it up past 3 days. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:33 PM Flag
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Are you familiar with Katherine DesMaisons' sugar addiction books? Following just the first few steps of her program made it possible for me to get off sugar and white carbs and not miss them. And I was addicted - could eat a bag of jelly beans at a sitting. Her website is radiantrecovery.com. Program is: eat protein at ever meal, eat a good breakfast, cut out obvious sources of sugar, cut out white carbs. There are some other steps that I didn't need. Now I can make chic chip cookies for kids and not want any. Good luck! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:30 PM Flag
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Thanks I will look into this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.25.14, 03:33 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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