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[ - ] What's the appeal with scandal? All they do is stare at each other with ominous music in the background 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:26 AM Flag
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Lol. I have no idea. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:31 AM Flag
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It's so bad it's good. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] who here as slept with a guy they met at a night club? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:14 AM Flag
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Not I [ Reply | More ]
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-1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:32 AM Flag
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Are you a man? [ Reply | More ]
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Define night club [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] So it looks like college isn't in the cards for DS. Lots of little reasons that when put together, lead to the conclusion. Am disappointed for him (and me) but mostly worried. How to help him find and make a future for himself? 21 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:57 AM Flag
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Why do you think this? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:58 AM Flag
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Learning disability with no great talent to compensate for it. Never got what he needed from school, plus they have truly horrible college counseling. Really hates school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:01 AM Flag
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what kind of learning disability? maybe he can do a PG year at a boarding school (they have ones that are good about accommodating LDs) and then see what happens. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:16 AM Flag
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How old is he? What does he enjoy and when does he seem to do well and feel good about himself? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:58 AM Flag
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Family friend's son was not academic, he was tested and found to have a low IQ. He loved to cook and was good with people, so he started a little catering business during high school and hired his friends as servers. Went to cooking school instead of college. Now he's a very successful restaurant owner in our hometown, actually a local celeb who gets invited to cook at events all over the country. Has a lovely wife and kids. IQ and school smarts don't tell the whole story, he's smart enough to run a business and has the people skills to manage employees and rich customers. Better to do an A+ job at something that fits than a C job at something that doesn't. Just help your son find the right path and he will be ok. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:03 AM Flag
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Likes to cook and work, but doesn't want to go to culinary school. Just doesn't have any motivation or any drive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:03 AM Flag
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Also, while he's not an introvert, he's not very outgoing or confident. Inhibits his ability to reach out and try new things. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:04 AM Flag
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He needs to realize he has to support himself somehow if he ever wants to have a wife, kids etc. not everyone has a calling but he needs to find something he likes well enough and is decent at. Adults get jobs to support themselves [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:06 AM Flag
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He realizes this and would theoretically love to find his niche and get to work, but he has no idea what that is. Most kids go to college to find that out. Don't think he's headed in that direction. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:07 AM Flag
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It is hard to be motivated when your life is a series of failures. It's really, really hard to keep trying when something that seems to come easily to others is a struggle for you. Sounds like he needs a reason to believe in himself - not empty praise, but to accomplish something and develop some pride so he can see himself as someone capable of following through. Would he try Outward Bound? Volunteering with a Big Brothers program or in a retirement facility? Some sort of apprenticeship with a plumber or electrician? I realize the military is considered NOKD here, but maybe the structure and companionship would be good for him? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:07 AM Flag
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NOKD. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:08 AM Flag
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What is NOKD? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:08 AM Flag
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Read "The Myth of Laziness." Most kids don't like disappointing their parents, even if they act like they don't care. He may be scared to try or let himself hope. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:08 AM Flag
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I've actually thought that for a while - that he's scared to try. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:11 AM Flag
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The trades are good. A smart honest mechanic, electrician, carpenter or an ad/hearing guy is a rare find. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:23 AM Flag
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Ac/heating [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:33 AM Flag
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Have him register for all the civil service tests he's qualified for. Which area do you live in? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:25 AM Flag
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He's not a good test taker. I assumed this wasn't an option for him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:30 AM Flag
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What is his disability? just curious. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:33 AM Flag
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Very slow processing. Expressive language, decoding and dysgraphia issues - basic language based disability. Average intelligence (which isn't a disability itself, but when combined with the learning issues becomes a liability). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:36 AM Flag
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He should take the tests anyway. Most civil service tests are free for the unemployed. The more tests he takes, the better test taker he'll become. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:39 AM Flag
[ - ] My 16 mo weighs 35 pounds!! I am 5 foot 4 and dh is 6 foot. Looks like dc will be a giant. 31 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:45 AM Flag
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Wow, my 7 yr old is 48 lbs [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:48 AM Flag
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my 8 yr old ds is 52 lbs wet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:50 AM Flag
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Wow that's small. My 7 yo dd weighs 70. Np [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:50 AM Flag
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That's huge! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:52 AM Flag
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Really? She doesn't look huge compared to her friends [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:53 AM Flag
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My other DC is a DD, 6 and 46 lbs. She's more solid than her brother. 70 sounds giant. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:55 AM Flag
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Well she will be 8 in a few months. Is 52 inches tall [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:55 AM Flag
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my DD is 49 inches, DS 51. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:57 AM Flag
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Ok [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:57 AM Flag
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Your daughter is 86th percentile for weight. http://pediatrics.about.com/cs/usefultools/l/bl_kids_centils.htm [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:59 AM Flag
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Ok...not sure why you are telling me this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:58 AM Flag
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Cause you said "really? as if you are surprised your daughter is big. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:02 AM Flag
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Because she doesn't look big at all, would actually describe her as slim. But she has a lot of muscle. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:03 AM Flag
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np You ladies on UB are CRAZY when it comes to weight and body shape. It is ok for kids to be small. It is ok for kids to be big. The fact that one person's kid weighs X has no bearing on the fact that your kid weighs Y. Please stop the weight competition before you make your kids crazy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:11 AM Flag
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This. You just described a 7 yo's figure with way too much detail. V weird. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:12 AM Flag
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Huh? The point is muscle weighs more than fat on anyone young or old [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:26 AM Flag
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+10000000 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:11 AM Flag
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^^^breastfed for 8 months [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:11 AM Flag
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Not a snarky question, just curious- did you breast feed? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:48 AM Flag
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Yes, and I am still nursing. Plan in weaning at 18 mo or so. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:48 AM Flag
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Np. Breast fed babies are usually bigger from what I've seen [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:49 AM Flag
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are you big people? my ds was 20 pounds at 12 months. what does your ped say? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:50 AM Flag
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Pediatrician says ds is healthy..dh and I aren't fat, but we are not skinny either. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:52 AM Flag
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my 10yo's best friend is a giant - he's almost 2x the size of my son. When he was little people thought he was 4 when he wasn't 2. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:53 AM Flag
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NP. Omg, my ds was 20 lbs at like 4 weeks. No joke. Your kid is really small. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:54 AM Flag
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Omg you have giant baby. What was his birth weight? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:59 AM Flag
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9 lbs 6 oz [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:00 AM Flag
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And he gained 10 pounds in 4 weeks?? Are you insane ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:09 AM Flag
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Wow, if this were a contest for world's biggest 4 week old, yours would win. Proud? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:11 AM Flag
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How tall is DC? 35 pounds doesn't mean giant it could just mean big/heavy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:15 AM Flag
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Mine was the same - HUGE until 18 months then other kids caught up - he's still tall for his age but skinny! Never would've imagined -- he was over 11 lbs at birth! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:37 AM Flag
[ - ] Wow so no crazy spammer tonight 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:43 AM Flag
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ixnay on the ammerspay [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:51 AM Flag
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Let me tell you about raspberry ketones... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:55 AM Flag
[ - ] WWYD. A good friend gave me their vacation home in Europe for the last 3 weeks in Aug. I just found out I'm pg and the baby will be born in May. Should I keep planning this big trip? Little babies are easier than toddlers- right? If we don't do it now we're going to have to wait 3-4 years. I would hate to do that to my other kids. Chime in. 20 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:42 AM Flag
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I would go for it [ Reply | More ]
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General Topics 10.31.14, 03:47 AM Flag
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Do you have to decide this week? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:46 AM Flag
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No of course not but I don't want to block out the weeks if he can find a renter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:45 AM Flag
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Do it! Sounds wonderful and staying in a real home will make things easy and comfortable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:48 AM Flag
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^^ 3 whole weeks is great too, less jetlag aggravation [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:49 AM Flag
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Where in europe? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:51 AM Flag
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Ireland- in the country [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:53 AM Flag
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Sounds great. English is spoken so you don't have to worry as much in an emergency. (As opposed to a country where you may not speak the native language.) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:54 AM Flag
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Good point, I'm not normally worried about stuff like that but you're right. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:54 AM Flag
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I'm normally worried about this sort of thing! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:56 AM Flag
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Anything else I should worry about? I was bothered by all the extra baby stuff. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:57 AM Flag
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Three month olds are super portable, don't need much. Maybe extra diapers in case the brand they sell doesn't fit your little one. Extra anything your child is attached to too! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:01 AM Flag
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I've bever had a 3 month old who needed anything but me. I'm sure Irish tooshies are the same size as Americans. Good thinking though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:01 AM Flag
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I just remember the whole Pampers vs Huggies debate, and parents swearing by one, claiming leakage with the other! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:03 AM Flag
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What part? We're from mayo [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:40 AM Flag
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Absolutely go! Baby will be a few months old - should be on some kind of schedule but still portable. You'll have a house with a kitchen and room to spread out. It will be fine! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:55 AM Flag
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PS Nice friends! How cool. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:55 AM Flag
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Super friends! I think you're right. I'll be able to bjorn the little bugger and head out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:57 AM Flag
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Absolutely go, I'm due in April and still considering our planned trip to India in August! I probably won't do it, but you definitely should. I traveled a lot with infants and 4-5 months is the best age. Not too fragile, but not too mobile, they only need your boobs! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:15 AM Flag
[ - ] Your kids ages and favorite films 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:38 AM Flag
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Age 6, girl, anything Barbie. I like them too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:47 AM Flag
[ - ] Dh was gone for 17 hours today. Working, going to the gym, having dinner with his dad, watching sports and having beers. I'm a sahm and have been home with a sick baby, she's better, now I'm sick. I asked dh if he could take her for 20 minutes and give me a break. He said "get a fucking babysitter". 29 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:29 AM Flag
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Really? Walk out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:32 AM Flag
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His take is he's EXHAUSTED because he worked all day. He also slept all night... must be nice [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:36 AM Flag
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Dick. I would be furious! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:44 AM Flag
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^ and no he's tired from the gym, dinner and beers- not work. asshole. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:44 AM Flag
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Get a fucking divorce lawyer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:31 AM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:44 AM Flag
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What a dick. I'm sorry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:31 AM Flag
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What a DICK [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:34 AM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:35 AM Flag
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+1, wtf? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:38 AM Flag
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OMG. Go now [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:35 AM Flag
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Np. So easy for you all to tell her to go.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:39 AM Flag
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Do you sometimes help him out with his work? Take a phone call, write a few emails, put together a spreadsheet? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:40 AM Flag
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Yes, actually. I write all his emails and edit everything he does(his request), been doing it since college. He's a fucking bonehead [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:41 AM Flag
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In that case I'm with everyone else. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:44 AM Flag
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& if that weren't the case? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:45 AM Flag
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well, guess he'll be writing his own emails now [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:52 AM Flag
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Oh please, his family is sick and he's out dicking around with stuff he could have easily re-scheduled. It wasn't a work meeting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:42 AM Flag
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So you think if a child has a stay at home parent that child should never spend a second in the other parent's care? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:41 AM Flag
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Well, all the SAHMs here say a "full-time mom" is the only parent a kid needs, so . . . [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:52 AM Flag
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uh, no. They may say kids benefit from having a "full time mom" but the only people who think that means kids don't also need a dad are the WOHMs who want to see SAHMs punished. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:57 AM Flag
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Are we reading the same site? It's the SAHM that view dads as little more than walking ATMs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:07 AM Flag
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Sorry, but if you treat your husband like an ATM, you don't also get to be outraged when he doesn't act like a parent when you need something. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:07 AM Flag
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^^^And you haven't been here much this week if you're claiming SAHMs don't think they are they only people in the world that count as parents. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:08 AM Flag
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Who (besides WOHMs) says SAHMs treat their dhs as walking ATMs? Marriage is a partnership, people make the arrangements that work best for their families. Presumably the dh would expect OP to move if his career required it, to get a job if they needed a second salary, etc. It's reasonable to prioritize his career in that way. It's not reasonable to assume that he gets unlimited free time to watch sports, socialize with friends, etc but a SAHM's not entitled to a 20 minute break after a 17 hour shift with a sick baby. Nor is it reasonable to think that a loving dad wouldn't want to spend time with his kid or spell his wife. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:17 AM Flag
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Did you see the 2x40 vs 1x80 thread the other day? It was in MPP. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:22 AM Flag
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He's and ass. And do it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:41 AM Flag
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An office job is like a vacation next to a SAHM "job" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:43 AM Flag
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He is an ass but can you get a sitter or a nanny? Really helps. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:26 AM Flag
[ - ] Spinoff. Is amy poehler's youngest dc have Down syndrome? 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:23 AM Flag
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Stop it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:27 AM Flag
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I am asking seriously? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:27 AM Flag
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No. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:28 AM Flag
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I'm not trying to be mean but is there something off? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:29 AM Flag
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seems that way but i have no first hand knowldege [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:32 AM Flag
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Aww. Sad. I wonder if it's because she was older when she had him [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:32 AM Flag
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No, the child is not downs. Google some images, not at all [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:35 AM Flag
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But something is not right [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:34 AM Flag
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Google the later images, looks totally fine now, looked a little weird when younger [ Reply | More ]
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Looks like he just has unfortunate coloring [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:42 AM Flag
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Ita, something not quite right there. [ Reply | More ]
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Just a funny looking kid! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:45 AM Flag
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Funny looking kid often indicates special needs [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:44 AM Flag
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He is def not downs, but does look weird in a picture or two [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:49 AM Flag
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He looks like her, pie face. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:52 AM Flag
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where did he get that red hair? amy must be a red-head? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:19 AM Flag
[ - ] HOLY SH*T. I'm pg, unplanned #4 My head is spinning. 25 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:18 AM Flag
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Fake [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:21 AM Flag
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Nope. I'm not sure I don't wish you were right. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:23 AM Flag
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Same here. I have a 14 mo ds and am 7 months pregnant with twin boys, unplanned. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:20 AM Flag
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Congrats. I would keel over. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:25 AM Flag
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I'm not sure how I feel. I was really done with baby-making. My baby is 4 - life is easy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:24 AM Flag
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Yeah I'm 40 and we thought we were 1 and done. I don't believe in god, but i sort of feel like this is fate. So I'm just gonna roll with it [ Reply | More ]
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Me too. I turned 39 last week. I'm rolling with it also, my family is going to be so excited. My kids have been begging for another baby for years. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:28 AM Flag
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:) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:28 AM Flag
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Wow, congrats. It will be a crazy ride but you won't regret it. I'm a little jealous. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:26 AM Flag
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as long as you don't expect me to pay for your (likely) special needs kids, then do what you want. [ Reply | More ]
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Huh? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:27 AM Flag
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You sound special needs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:27 AM Flag
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so you are planning on some form of public assistance? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:28 AM Flag
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For you? Yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:28 AM Flag
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What? Why would you say such a stupid thing? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:28 AM Flag
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Because she is sn [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:29 AM Flag
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Probably will miscarry [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:28 AM Flag
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Huh? Why do you say that? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:27 AM Flag
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Very frequent with older pregnancies. But I hope you'll have a save pregnancy if you were hoping for a baby. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:27 AM Flag
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How old are you? Do you SAHM? How do you handle 3? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:31 AM Flag
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39. No I have a small (but thriving) company. I handle 3 well - we're a happy bunch. We do live in NYC which is a issue for sure- we have decent apt for 6 people is a lot! And I'm going to have to go back to real nanny help- for the last few years I've just has college kids in the afternoon after school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:33 AM Flag
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I have a feeling you will be very happy. How old is your youngest? [ Reply | More ]
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4, and she's a easy sweet kid. I think we're going to be ok too. But I'm dutifully freaking. College is terrifying. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:36 AM Flag
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I hope this is me someday! I'm ttc #2 now... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:32 AM Flag
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Omg [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:32 AM Flag
[ - ] You know, in most cultures worldwide, it's no big deal if you have an intimate relationship with your cousin. But in the west it's some huge sin. 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:06 AM Flag
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um... [ Reply | More ]
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Hands off your cousin, weirdo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:07 AM Flag
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lol, this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:13 AM Flag
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lmao, is your last name lannister? [ Reply | More ]
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Hahaha [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:20 AM Flag
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It used to be, in some part of Asia. But not anymore. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:13 AM Flag
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One of the happiest couples I ever mer were first cousins. They had no kids though on purpose. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:25 AM Flag
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So you'd be comfortable with your dd dtd with your brother's ds? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:27 AM Flag
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It's perfectly legal in many states here. [ Reply | More ]
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I remember I had a crush on my first cousin. Nothing happened though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 04:29 AM Flag
[ - ] I'm really wary of people who seem to be on every freaking committee. Like why do they have such need for attention/control? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:04 AM Flag
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I'd wonder why they cant find anything else interesting to do in this town [ Reply | More ]
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For me it is that nobody else volunteers! [ Reply | More ]
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I think it's this. Once someone gets a rep for being willing, teachers and PTA heads call her every time they need someone. Some people are easy to guilt-trip. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:16 AM Flag
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I think you should be grateful for them!! It means you don't have to do anything, regardless of whether you don't want to or don't have the time... thank goodness for the women who volunteer at my daughter's school! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:12 AM Flag
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ITA, unless they act like a martyr about it and expect others to do the same. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:20 AM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:21 AM Flag
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ITA. I sure don't have the patience for it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:27 AM Flag
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God who does? Two many cooks bc it's supposed to be a group effort, but the task really only requires one cook who gets to get mad at everyone else [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:28 AM Flag
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Ha, totally true. I tried it once, got in trouble for something meaningless, and never did it again. Way too many catty control freaks. But I know a lot of nice people who are able to shrug that off and do it to be nice and I consider them saints. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:37 AM Flag
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I hate committees. I'm terrible at group work. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:26 AM Flag
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Twin! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:38 AM Flag
[ - ] Opinions please - my DD who turns 11 in March can't wait to start babysitting. Does any mom here feel comfortable having just a mother's helper of that age? Things are different today - when I was my DD's age I cared for my aunt's infant for an entire summer and did fine, but even with my experience I wouldn't entrust a 10 y/o. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:52 AM Flag
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I think 10yos today are different to ~30 years ago, I might have one around to help with a toddler or older but definitely not an infant. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:55 AM Flag
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I had a 12 yo mother's helper. Never left the house but was happy for the break (she played with 5yo twin boys). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:54 AM Flag
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DS is 11 and says a few girls in his class are mother's helpers. They take the Red Cross babysitting course first. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:03 AM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:14 AM Flag
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Thank you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:17 AM Flag
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I took that! Is it in nyc [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:20 AM Flag
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Agree! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:31 AM Flag
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I used 12 year old babysitter for my child - he's older now. There are some sane moms still out there [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:19 AM Flag
[ - ] s/o on what fascinates you. So people who are fascinated by cultures 'in which everyone has their place'... don't you think it would be stifling? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:51 AM Flag
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I think it could be liberating, in a way. All the choices that came with the women's movement were supposed to make us happier, but they didn't. American women are more anxious, overwhelmed and depressed than they were 60 years ago. No one knows what the hell they should be doing and everyone feels bad that they can't do it all. Wouldn't it be a relief, in a way, to know exactly what you were supposed to be doing with your life, and just do that one thing? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:06 AM Flag
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^I don't want to go back, but I'm intrigued by people who feel that certainty. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:06 AM Flag
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I was a boy crazy teenager who got a STEM doctorate in my 20s. Both eras hugely enriched my life and mind. Now, in my 30s I'm working but very, very into raising my kids. I'm sure in 10-15 years I'll be on some new trajectory - maybe career, many I'll nurture some talent, maybe I'll find a calling. Who knows. You grow and change. It is beautiful to be able to explore the possibilities of being a woman. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:19 AM Flag
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OR I agree, but polls pretty consistently show that women today report greater dissatisfaction than they did in the bad old days. And the faster our society moves forward, the more people plant gardens, can veggies, knit sweaters, brag about "natural" childbirth, etc. Did you know there is an entire genre of romance novels featuring Amish characters, sold at mainstream stores? There is a longing for simplicity. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:35 AM Flag
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but back then you didn't need to be certain about it, it just was that way, so no point wondering whether you liked it or not! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:20 AM Flag
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Who wants to be powerless? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:29 AM Flag
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No one. It's just a fantasy. Do you think it's a coincidence that everyone on here brags about their high-powered jobs all the time, and then says that what they really want in bed is a guy who will pull their hair or spank them? It's exhausting being in control all the time. Important, and worth it, but exhausting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:40 AM Flag
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Yes, and there's a certain peace in that, I imagine. In fact I think there's even been research showing that people feel more dissatisfied with their lot in life as social mobility increases. They might not mind being a maid, but if others start moving up, they feel increasing uncertainty - is something wrong with them if they don't move up too? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:29 AM Flag
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not if you were destined to be a maid [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:18 AM Flag
[ - ] A 5 yo doesn't know why a spider spins a web. Typical or unusual? 24 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:51 AM Flag
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What do you mean why? Like to trap food? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:54 AM Flag
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Right. Said a spider's web was 'to stick to the wall.' [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:56 AM Flag
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It wouldn't even occur to me to worry about this. I would explain to dc the real reason though [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:58 AM Flag
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Not my 5 yo and I did. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:00 AM Flag
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Um...it's pretty weird you are worrying about someone else's 5 yo to this extent. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:00 AM Flag
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Chaperoning a class trip. I was surprised. Just checking my surprise. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:02 AM Flag
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Ok lady you are weird [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:04 AM Flag
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You need more to think about. Maybe get a job? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:05 AM Flag
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He's thinking of spider man! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:59 AM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:03 AM Flag
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Real spiders also build off walls so they have to stick their web to those said walls [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:07 AM Flag
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Yes but I can see why a kid would give that answer because Spider-Man uses his web to stick to walls...so do real spiders [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:09 AM Flag
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Yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:07 AM Flag
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You're neurotic. Why would you worry about this? Weeeeeeird [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:06 AM Flag
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This. Very odd. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:08 AM Flag
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She wants proof that her dc are smarter than this poor kid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:08 AM Flag
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This. Sad [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:09 AM Flag
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Totally crazy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:37 AM Flag
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This would be normal pre-tiger mom era. My kids are older and my dd was considered brilliant for reading by 4 yo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:54 AM Flag
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Normal [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 02:59 AM Flag
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typical [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:02 AM Flag
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Unusual. No harvard for dc. Start looking at trade/vocational schools now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:41 AM Flag
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I never knew, thought it was a home to lay eggs. 43 yo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:48 AM Flag
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Omg [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.31.14, 03:49 AM Flag
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