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[ - ] Went to a Halloween party tonight. The hostess made all the guests take our shoes off - there were about 30 of us. Thoughts? Tacky or not? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:53 AM Flag
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Tacky. NOKD. Regardless of the normal day-to-day policy of shoes, guests at a party should not be required to remove theirs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:56 AM Flag
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fine. keep dirt out of the house. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 05:04 AM Flag
[ - ] Must give credit where credit is due: ex DH's new wife can handle his bullshit like a pro. Much better than I ever could. 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:34 AM Flag
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I am sure that my DH's third wife will be this sort. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:37 AM Flag
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ha ha [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:49 AM Flag
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bullshit like what? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:37 AM Flag
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Well, for one, he is a narcissistic man-child [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:50 AM Flag
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so was my ex. how does she deal with that? mine hasn't found anyone that lasts with him in the past 6 years [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:53 AM Flag
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She doesn't let him take himself so seriously. When he goes on a self-important tirade, she makes a joke out of it. But pleasantly, not mean-spirited. And for whatever reason, she truly does not seem bothered by things that used to drive me mad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 05:03 AM Flag
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What does she do differently? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:41 AM Flag
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She simply has more patience than I ever did. It's difficult to explain, but she has a way with him. Tonight he looked the happiest I have ever seen him. Fwiw, no bad feelings. She was not the OW, I left him because I couldn't stand being married to him any longer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:58 AM Flag
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How long have they been together? It's one thing to deal with bullshit for a few years; something else to do it for decades. The jury isn't in yet (unless they're married for 20 years or something). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:56 AM Flag
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This is true. They've only been together 4 years- dating 2, married 2. But even 4 years in, I was already sick of his bullshit. So we'll see. I do wish them happiness. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 05:05 AM Flag
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I am the poster above. I dated a guy who was married to someone for 5 years and his ex hated everything about him. He was lazy, a little over weight, spent too much $, didn't liek his friends etc. I actually loved him for all these little quirks. So you never know... her pet peeves might be diff than yours [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 05:07 AM Flag
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This thread reminds me of the film "enough said" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 05:10 AM Flag
[ - ] Is giving a Ouija board to a 16 year old teen a bad idea? 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:22 AM Flag
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It is fun and entertaining. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:23 AM Flag
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Totally up to the parents, but personally I won't let one in the house. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:28 AM Flag
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Agree [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:30 AM Flag
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op: Why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:35 AM Flag
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Here's my take on it and take it with a grain on salt: if ouija boards do conjure up negative energy, what have you, then I wouldn't want any part of it. If it didn't, well, then it's just a boring cardboard slab that you gently moved around while claiming you're not until someone gets bored and either fakes a spirit contact or decides to play something else. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:39 AM Flag
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Op: dd was asking for one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:35 AM Flag
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Only because they are too old. Its for tweens. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:34 AM Flag
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A real seance doesnt require a ouija board. We used to so it with a wine glass and paper letters. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:34 AM Flag
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Op: She asked for one today and also she wants permission to get a witchcraft book. I know this is harmless, but I am a bit puzzled about it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:39 AM Flag
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I wouldn't. working on a solid reason... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:48 AM Flag
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So when I was thirteen, my friend brought a Wicca book. She used her newly discovered powers of witchcraft to finger me through my panties. That was how I found out my best friend was a lesbian, realized I was a little bicurious, and experienced my first and greatest sexual disappointment, all in the same day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 05:07 AM Flag
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FWIW, she was sixteen. This is really weird, thinking back on it... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 05:08 AM Flag
[ - ] Conjunctivitis SUCKS, UGH!!!! 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:19 AM Flag
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Urgh-- so sorry! Hope it gets better soon! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:22 AM Flag
[ - ] STM are you still here? do you see us moving to this apt? 27 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:10 AM Flag
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OB Mom here, NO, I do not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:11 AM Flag
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ok. let's play. when the heck am i going to be cured!? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:13 AM Flag
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n e v e r [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:19 AM Flag
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don't be an asshole. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:49 AM Flag
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Thanks, will we move in 2015 to a new apt? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:18 AM Flag
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No, sorry. Unfortunately luck won't be on your side anymore. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:20 AM Flag
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STM: I'm here! Half-awake from a shitty work week and Halloween fun, but I'm here. Haaaaaaaaang on. Let me finish the other one, and I'll get to you. Everyone else: I'll try and do a mega thread where everyone gets a turn maybe tomorrow night if people are interested? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:16 AM Flag
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YESSSSS [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:17 AM Flag
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Is either tonight or never. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:20 AM Flag
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STM: What makes you say that? I mean, sheesh, I'm lazy, but I'm not that lazy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:24 AM Flag
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NP- I am the poster below and would really like to know now!!!! Sorry to pester you but you were SO right on for me last time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:28 AM Flag
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STM: Did you ask me about your mom's deck down below? I just want to make sure everyone is included! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:44 AM Flag
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yes I am the one who picked out 5 of cups and 9 of cups (such opposite cards, right?) for the same question [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:47 AM Flag
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Hi STM! I've been asking about you lately! How are you feeling? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:20 AM Flag
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STM: Have you? I'm tickled! :D I guess I missed it. I'm feeling much, much, much better, thank you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:21 AM Flag
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STM: Still a little sad, of course, but I'm returning to my baseline normal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:24 AM Flag
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Tarot mom, I picked two tarot cards for myself from my mom's deck. One was 5 of cps and one was 9 of cups total opposites!! What would my answer be the first or second card? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:25 AM Flag
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STM: Personally, I tend to trust my blink response. Did you think of your question in a different way the second time? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:28 AM Flag
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No I asked my question and then picked two cards. Then I turned them over and it was these two cards [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:30 AM Flag
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STM: Do you still have the deck handy? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:32 AM Flag
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yes. It is Dorren Virtue's Angel Tarot cards [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:33 AM Flag
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STM: I would suggest setting up a past/present/future spread for insight. There seems to be a number of factors affecting this situation. It might be fun. (Tell me when I do my next big thread where everyone can join in, and I'll do a special reading for you, okay? Pick a nickname!) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:37 AM Flag
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ok thanks! My nickname is Bfan [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:42 AM Flag
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OR: I'm glad you're starting to feel better. That is such a tough thing to go through. Sending you the best of luck!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:32 AM Flag
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STM: You're the nicest. t enough. Let me know if I can do a special reading for you next time, okay? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:37 AM Flag
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STM: Originally, my post said "less-than-four because less-than-three isn't enough." With 'less-than-four' as the number and the symbol and 'less-than-three' as an ASCII heart. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:38 AM Flag
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STM: I'm leaning towards "yes" for this one. There is the possibility of a "no," but that will be due to an informed choice based on something that will happen during the process. You see, I drew The Emperor for you. This represents confidence and empowerment, which is awesome to get as a consumer of any kind. I recommend gathering ALL available information and documenting everything. I suspect there may be some hiccups in the process that you will want to resolve as soon as possible. Although it will be a stressful, pressing process, I think you will ultimately be happy with the outcomes! The Emperor points to making plans and successfully following through. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 05:05 AM Flag
[ - ] At what age do you think DCs no longer need to ask their parents whether they are allowed to have a second candy or soda (like at a party where parents are present)? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:09 AM Flag
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OP: Was at a trick-or-treating party with some helicopterish parents (kids were 3rd-5th grade) and the kids were seemingly checking in with their parents for every bite. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:14 AM Flag
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my third grader would check in. by fifth, i'd hope he just KNEW the answer! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:20 AM Flag
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My 2nd grader does not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:30 AM Flag
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Was this at a house? What kinds of activities did they have for the kids? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:35 AM Flag
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It's a party they can have as many as they want as long as they don't try and eat the whole bowl. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:35 AM Flag
[ - ] most pleasantly surprising food you've had at a cocktail party? 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I'm one for chic dressed up comfort foods at cocktail parties-- mini chicken pot pies, shots of butternut squash soup with a wedge of grilled cheese, etc. It seems to be more of a conversational piece than the typical tuna tar tar and shrimps. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:44 AM Flag
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Wow. If all you can talk about are the hors d'oeuvres you are dull. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:53 AM Flag
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Wow. If that's what you got from my comment than you missed the mark. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:57 AM Flag
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no shit. it's like people are just dying for opps to feel superior. i have so rarely met people who are actually interesting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:03 AM Flag
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Not trying to feel superior, I'm just a chef and enjoy food. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:05 AM Flag
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i'm saying the woman who says people who only talk about the hors doeuvres are boring is full of it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:06 AM Flag
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Yes. Np [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:44 AM Flag
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She said what she likes at parties and you bitch-slapped her--in a dumb & lame effort to be cool. Stop making excuses for yourself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:12 AM Flag
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(Chef = 1st poster.) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:18 AM Flag
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?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:44 AM Flag
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Chinese appetizers. Different but so yummy. Like tea eggs, dumplings, beef, ribs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:59 AM Flag
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OP: jinx! we just decided this is the plan. good to know it's a crowd pleaser :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:01 AM Flag
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Scallion pancake. Everyone loves that cause its vegan. You cant go wrong. Have fun! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:03 AM Flag
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Yum! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:06 AM Flag
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aren't tea eggs kinda flavorless? i had them a long time ago and just not very impressed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:04 AM Flag
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You put pepper on It and it's just like any eggs. Good finger food. Not greasy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:05 AM Flag
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yeah, it was like boiled eggs. why do they bother? the color? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:08 AM Flag
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Yup. And thevsaltiness. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:12 AM Flag
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Can I be honest? I freaking love pigs in a blanket, and I would be really, really excited to have them at a party. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:53 AM Flag
[ - ] OMG, I'm bursting w/excitement and pride, and I can't tell any of my friends IRL because I don't want to come off as bragging, but... I found out that my kid got 175 on the SB-V!!! Please let me tell you lovely ladies, since this is anonymous. 78 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:40 AM Flag
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Whoa, that is a great score. Did you prep? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:43 AM Flag
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No [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:45 AM Flag
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Congrats! :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:44 AM Flag
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Thanks! Am still kind of stunned. I honestly expected like a 130 or 140, definitely not this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:45 AM Flag
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Fake [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:47 AM Flag
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LOL I was waiting for someone to say that. No, this is not fake. I can't believe it either, but I have the score report right here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:47 AM Flag
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Take a picture of it and link. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:48 AM Flag
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Sorry, I am not doing that. I guess you will just have to believe me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:50 AM Flag
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Totally fake - highest score possible on sb-5 is 160. Google it people. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:48 AM Flag
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LOL You know what, I'm not even mad that people think it's fake. I'm still amazed that my kid got such a high score, high enough to be called "fake" on UB. This whole time while I was waiting for the score report, I felt so envious of those posters w/150+ scores. BTW, Hunter uses a modified SB-V and score should not be interpreted as IQ. It specifically says that on the report. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:52 AM Flag
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That is true. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:53 AM Flag
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This is true. The L-M version goes higher but this is not the Hunter version. Maybe she did full scale [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:17 AM Flag
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175? I think the maximum score is 170. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:50 AM Flag
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160 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:49 AM Flag
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Yep, max score is 160. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:51 AM Flag
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NP Not true. My DS got 165 last year. Remember, the sum of scores on the Hunter score report is not the same as a full length SB-V score. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:53 AM Flag
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looks like op is mistaken: http://www.assess.nelson.com/pdf/sb5-faq.pdf [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:59 AM Flag
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Not OP, but I'm the poster below whose DD got 168. As someone said above, the SBV Hunter uses is NOT the full SBV. They have their own scoring system. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:03 AM Flag
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well, then i stand corrected. congrats, op. you have a very smart kid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:07 AM Flag
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Thanks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:12 AM Flag
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Is your kid a total genius? How could he/she end up w/a score like that and you were surprised by it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:55 AM Flag
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Well, my kid is smart. I always knew that. Reading at 3, doing basic math problems, great memory. But a score this high, I did not anticipate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:55 AM Flag
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Well, as a mom of a PG kid, please know that if his actual IQ score is also 99.9%+, you're in for a very wild ride (and not always in a good way). Buckle up! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:01 AM Flag
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Because he's not real. She's jerking your chain because she saw there were multiple people genuinely interested in round 2 in an earlier thread. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:56 AM Flag
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LOL I'm not jerking anyone's chain. If you don't believe me, feel free to move on to the next thread. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:58 AM Flag
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I believe you. DD got 168 3 years ago. I was shocked at her score, too. Congrats, OP, and enjoy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:57 AM Flag
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Dd at Hunter? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:17 AM Flag
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Yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:24 AM Flag
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How can anyone get a score this high? Either OP's kid is a f'in prodigy or you are fake. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:58 AM Flag
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Haha, neither. I don't think my kid is a "prodigy," just smart enough to do well on 1 test. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:59 AM Flag
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Too bad he is going to Hunter. You should really check out Trinity. Much better school or Dalton even. Hunter is gross and their college admission is not half as good as Trinity. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:05 AM Flag
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I would love to send him to Trinity, but it is too far for us and we can't afford it. And I don't know that he is getting in at Hunter. He made it to Round 2, sure, but I don't know that he will get in. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:08 AM Flag
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My son got into round 2. I visited the school. My son is a perfectionist and I knew he would hate that school. He went to Garden House for nursery and even that place was not clean enough, organized enough etc for him. Hunter elementary is not very good. I think HS is slightly better. The classes were in the basement, the bathroom was filthy, they had this makeshift wallpaper thing in the hallways.... I think gifted children are also very sensitive to sight and knew he would hate it there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:22 AM Flag
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NP so your DS is at Trinity now? Too bad Trinity is less academically rigorous than Hunter in the lower school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:28 AM Flag
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Not at Trinity. But I think Trinity is one of the best schools all around. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:31 AM Flag
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But I agree with you with the academic part in lower school. I just think Hunter is too depressing for a very sensitive child. My son looks for the best looking bench in the park before I can sit down. He is a neat freak too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:31 AM Flag
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NNP I say this w/sensitivity and respect-- does he have OCD/behavioral issues? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:32 AM Flag
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Aspie [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:35 AM Flag
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Ah, ok. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:34 AM Flag
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^^^ my son is on the spectrum. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:36 AM Flag
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^^^ and so is my dh. But DD who is not and not the best in academics is at HYP now. Go figure [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:36 AM Flag
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Hunter doesn't take Aspies, and this poster is bitter b/c of that [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:35 AM Flag
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When he was 4 you could not tell. It was very minor.I didn't even know the term. When he was in middle school he got evaluated and we found out dh is on the spectrum too. You would never know from what he does for a living. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:39 AM Flag
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and what does he do now, you piqued my curiousity? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:38 AM Flag
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8th grade. Does college courses on his own with the help of an adviser from a university nearby [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:44 AM Flag
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^^^ mostly programming [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:44 AM Flag
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Ew. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:45 AM Flag
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Ew yourself, you hateful woman. I hope your DC have more compassion than you do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:50 AM Flag
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OR- I know people in this country hate CS and math. Almost no one in my son's class is American. My son is good at many things, writing, art, etc. But we really emphasized CS for him (he loves it, but would have been as happy with other subjects) for two reasons, one is that you have to start early to train the brain for that kind of logic, two because of so much demand, universities are much more open to accepting a 12 year old to audit or take classes in this subject [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:55 AM Flag
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Good for you! Your son is lucky to have a mom like you advocating for him. :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 05:02 AM Flag
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Thanks:) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 05:08 AM Flag
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And if you're not fake, you probably won't get in. They don't like to take the highest scores. GL. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:02 AM Flag
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Not true. DF's DS got 165 and got in last year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:04 AM Flag
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As a currently Hunter mom, I'm baffled as to why people think this. Unless your DC is on the spectrum, high scores definitely do not hurt. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:07 AM Flag
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Does your class all score 150+? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:14 AM Flag
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I only know the scores of 2 other kids in my DC's class, only because I am close friends w/their moms. The two scores I know of are above 150, and my DC was above 160. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:19 AM Flag
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that's not the *highest* as evidenced. lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:07 AM Flag
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I'm saying there's not that much difference between 165 and 175. They're high scores, way above cutoff. OP's DC may have the highest score this year, though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:27 AM Flag
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This power point says it only goes up to 160? https://www.wlu.ca/documents/22839/Lecture_14_-_The_Binet_Scales.ppt [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:09 AM Flag
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Only scale L-M goes beyond 160 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:11 AM Flag
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Can you share your secret? How did she score so high? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:10 AM Flag
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I bribed him. I got him a donut for breakfast and let him drink chocolate milk before the test, two things that I have never let him do before. Honestly, that's the only thing I can think of. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:11 AM Flag
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Do you read a lot to him? Do math problems? You're doing something right!!?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:11 AM Flag
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Yes, we read a lot. Not just children's books, we read real journals and books together, anything that's lying around. Math-- we do some, but not as much as reading. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:13 AM Flag
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np: it is largely innate (and partly fluke at this age). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:11 AM Flag
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Now i know we are screwed. My kid is 144. Read at 3 and do multiplication at 4. But he won't make the cut when so many people here makes 150+. An now we are talking about 170s... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:11 AM Flag
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yeah, you prob are. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:12 AM Flag
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NP I think the cutoff is going to be v high this year. I know multiple kids w/ scores above 150. Mine got 145, and I don't think we'll make it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:14 AM Flag
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Why? How can scores just jump from 150 to now 170 if this is real? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:28 AM Flag
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My 1st got 155 3 years ago and made it to R2. 3 years ago, I didn't know anyone who scored above 150 at all. My 2nd, who just tested last month, got 145, and I know of 3 kids in her class who scored above 150. It's just my opinion, not hard science. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:30 AM Flag
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Congrats! We are on a similar boat. Yay!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:15 AM Flag
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Congrats to you, too! See you in January. :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:17 AM Flag
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what was your DC's score? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 05:06 AM Flag
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Shit, Fuck, Damn! My 142 DD is toast, isn't she? :( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:21 AM Flag
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Why can't you tell your friends? If they are your friends, they would be happy for you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:22 AM Flag
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I think it's tacky to brag. :) I'd rather do it online anonymously where no one knows me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:28 AM Flag
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From the Report: "Each year, the top scorers are invited to particiate in R2, hence the minimum eligibility score for R2 changes. These scores cannot be compared from year to year. The pool of tested children and range of their scoring determine where the cut-off will be set." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:43 AM Flag
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^^For the people who are saying the cutoff will be similar to years prior [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:43 AM Flag
[ - ] Dh just told me "it's okay let's stick to one" when I told him I got my period. We have been ttc db2 for 6 months. I gave him the benefit of the doubt in that I assumed he didn't mean it or didn't think about what he said but I asked him later and he said he's been thinking about it and he only wants 1 child. Just casually threw that out there on our way out the door for trick or treating 44 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:34 AM Flag
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Seems that he feels pressured to have a second one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:39 AM Flag
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He had been pressuring me for the last year, I wanted to wait until dd turned 2. Now he is acting like this is totally rational and no big deal to have a change of heart, as if he just told me "I think I'll have cab instead of Pinot" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:41 AM Flag
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Well, then talk to him about it, sit down and discuss it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:46 AM Flag
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I just tried to. He just "changed his mind and there is nothing to discuss". I said I feel totally blindsided and that I absolutely disagree and that I wanted to talk about this with a therapist. He thinks the discussion is off the table, done, decided [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:47 AM Flag
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He told you this, or you are assuming??? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:50 AM Flag
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That is what he said. He changed his mind and he will not talk about it anymore. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:50 AM Flag
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Well then you tell him you want more kids because an only is a deal breaker. and see how he responds. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:52 AM Flag
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This is the plan. Can not believe this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:53 AM Flag
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Well he doesn't want to have a second, what do you think about that? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:41 AM Flag
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I think that's a deal breaker. We have been together for 12 years and have always always agreed we would have more than one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:42 AM Flag
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It is not a deal breaker, you don't really know how many kids do you want until you have your first. Maybe he misses the relationship dynamic between the two of you, you can't make someone have a kid, you need to be open to discuss this, stop imposing him a kid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:45 AM Flag
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It's a deal breaker for me. I want more children. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:46 AM Flag
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Then tell him this, is either more children or divorce. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:50 AM Flag
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I don't really want to open that can of worms right now but this is what I will say with a therapist present. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:52 AM Flag
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Why do you need a therapist? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:53 AM Flag
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Its not a conversation I'm excited about having. I'm terrified actually, haven't even thought through any of this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:56 AM Flag
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How about a oops baby? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:58 AM Flag
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Just don't do this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:15 AM Flag
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you breeders are fucking insane. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:48 AM Flag
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He feels uneasy telling you he doesn't want to have more kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:41 AM Flag
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I feel uneasy being married to someone who takes such big decisions so lightly. We have been trying to have a baby! I mean what was he going to do if I had gotten pregnant already? What kind of idiot keeps ttc instead of talking to me? This is more about his judgment than anything [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:44 AM Flag
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Seems like he is not too comfortable talking to you about it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:46 AM Flag
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clearly [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:50 AM Flag
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What if he doesn't want another kid? Seems like you are not even open for a discussion about this. You didn't need to give him the benefit of the doubt, he was being honest with you, maybe you get to defensive about the whole thing and he doesn't want to go into an argument. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:44 AM Flag
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If he doesn't then he should've thought about that before I spent the last 6 months being devastated every time I get my period. We have discussed it to death, it's always been our ultimate goal to have a family and having only one was never ever the plan. Ever [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:45 AM Flag
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You haven't really discussed it, seems like there is not other option with you. How is this to "discuss" when you are not even open to the possibility to have an only child? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:48 AM Flag
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This is the first I have ever heard about him wanting an only. We have discussed how many children we want a million times over the last decade plus [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:49 AM Flag
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Maybe he is tired of seeing you devastated every month and is trying to easy the burden on you, but saying, is not big deal, one kid is ok! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:49 AM Flag
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I hear you but making someone to have a baby they do not desire is not the way to go. If this is a deal breaker, consider divorce. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:51 AM Flag
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I can't believe I went from hoping I was pregnant this morning to thinking about divorce tonight. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:51 AM Flag
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Just take a break of ttc for a while until things get better between both of you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:51 AM Flag
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He just planned a surprise vow renewal a couple months ago, totally out of character for him. Now I think he's havjng a psychotic break [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:52 AM Flag
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Bipolar? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:55 AM Flag
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BTDT, chill out now. Stop pestering him. Just let it go for a while and revisit the issue in a few months. If you press now, you can really push him away forever [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:57 AM Flag
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I wasn't pestering him, he asks our 2yo if she wants to be a big sister all the time [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:51 AM Flag
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The more and more I hear these storied, the more I wnat my DD to have donor sperm. What are you going to do now?If you divorce the guy, he will take your kid 50% of the time and you will be devastated and so will your kid. IF you stay with him, you will always regret not having more. I will tell my dd to get pg with sperm donor. No child custody issues, you choose the father, etc. Then you can meet someone and if they are decent they can play daddy. If not bubuy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:52 AM Flag
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I think there must be more issues between you and your dh. Someone just doesn't change his mind like this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:54 AM Flag
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Not that I know of but of course I'm going crazy thinking of every scenario now [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:57 AM Flag
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I can tell you what it is. The issue is you are becoming obsessed with getting pg and he is getting tired of it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:00 AM Flag
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OMG THIS X 10000 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:16 AM Flag
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Accidents happen. Oops...you're pregnant. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:03 AM Flag
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Ok, DO NOT DO THIS. He will know you did it at purpose and resent you for it. Not a good outcome. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:16 AM Flag
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Would never. Just sad now [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:32 AM Flag
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You have been ttc, without luck, for 6 months. You might end up with an only child whether that was part of the plan or not. It sounds like he's trying to get comfortable with that idea and to embrace it. This might be his way of regaining some control over the situation. Plus, to say that he never mentioned it before isn't really fair. Sounds like he was open to two kids, but could also be happy with one. I know you're disappointed, but you are being irrational to jump right to divorce. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:50 AM Flag
[ - ] So, my kid told the DOA at a school we interviewed at yesterday that he "likes Ethical better." 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:31 AM Flag
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My dc loved the ethical play date. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:35 AM Flag
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I know! I think they fed them the magic Kool aid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:35 AM Flag
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I think she said she made a book or something. Was really excited about it. Made me reconsider ethical. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:38 AM Flag
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ding [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:38 AM Flag
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Yup. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:38 AM Flag
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not necessarily. my kid said something positive about another school on a play date, and still got in. this was for K. if your kid is going for middle, he/she should know better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 03:48 AM Flag
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Had Ethical student in a summer program and was smart, independent, well-behaved and adventurous. Knew no one else in camp and fit right in. If other Ethical kids are like that, would send my dc in a heart beat. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 11.01.14, 04:39 AM Flag
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