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[ - ] If you were 90% certain you were going to stop at 2 kids, for a suburban house, would you go with 3 BRs (plenty of extra rooms, study, exericse) and two car garage or 4 BR, on car garage. I dont want to deal with shoveling snow off of car anymore. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I always prefer to have a dedicated guest room. Sucks to rearrange everyone's sleeping arrangements when a grandparent, relative, etc. is coming for a visit. [ Reply | More ]
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Especially if it's both grandma and grandpa, and they have to take both kids rooms because there is only a twin bed in each child's room. BTDT. [ Reply | More ]
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I agree 100% [ Reply | More ]
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There is a legal and useable bedroom and bath in the basement (in addition to 3 upstairs). [ Reply | More ]
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np I'd go for that. [ Reply | More ]
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oh there's your answer! you've got 4bds (and one is separate for guests - my dream) plus your car garage! [ Reply | More ]
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Is it an attached garage in both cases? [ Reply | More ]
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4 bedroom [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] If you go to MoMA on Xmas Eve, will it be basically empty? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I'm not sure [ Reply | More ]
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Just a small bunch of mature people who appreciate film. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] How much should a gmat tutor cost me? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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the Kaplan and Princeton Review small classes are a good way to go. Much cheaper than a tutor, and they actually do help with the test [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Do you allow your nanny to wear yoga pants to work?? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Only if she wears a tunic to cover up her uh ... stuff. [ Reply | More ]
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This is an asinine question. [ Reply | More ]
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Not really. Dcs teachers can't wear yoga pants to work, I cant. Dh can't. I don't think it is appropriate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 11:47 PM Flag
[ - ] What do you do if your 3 year old just doesn't want to eat? He hasnt eaten junk all day, hes not trying to eat other stuff, he just doesn't want to eat dinner some nights (a dinner that's the same stuff he eats with gusto other nights.) He's not unhealthy, his weight is fine, he's just not in the mood to eat some nights. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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He'll live. Maybe offer him a small cup of hot apple cider? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 11:40 PM Flag
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Some toddlers just don't eat three meals a day every day. It's fine. [ Reply | More ]
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If all of the above is true, I'd leave it alone. My ped says toddlers consume roughly the same amount of calories per week even if they skip some meals- because if they are forced to eat parts of those meals they don't want, they just eat less later on (or the next morning). Plus, they learn that they should ignore their bodies signaling to them that they are full, and eat anyways "because it's time to eat". So basically- if he is a healthy weight, don't do a thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 11:41 PM Flag
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this is normla for dcs. Everyone's appetite naturally ebbs and flows but adults are socialized to eat anyway at meal times. Kids don't do this. They eat only when they're hungry. That's why healthy children maintain a healthy weight without effort. Don't worry about this one. You serve it. He decides if he eats it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 11:44 PM Flag
[ - ] What could be the reason if someone contacts a former work underling who was fired years ago? 27 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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^^^ and would you actually go to meet your former boss? [ Reply | More ]
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It's not clear what the situation is. More info needed. [ Reply | More ]
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What info? Boss was not involved in the firing and it was. Relatively minor offense. No contact for years until now. [ Reply | More ]
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Sorry, I know you think you're making this clear, but it still isn't. "It was" what? [ Reply | More ]
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It was a relatively minor offense - sorry for the iPhone typos! [ Reply | More ]
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But what is the nature of the contact now? [ Reply | More ]
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Absolutely no contact for 5 years. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 11:40 PM Flag
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They got fired too and want to put together a hostile work environment lawsuit? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 11:21 PM Flag
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Lol, no. That person is pretty successful in that company. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 11:23 PM Flag
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wtf are you talking about? [ Reply | More ]
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Is boss at same company? Has fired underling progressed in his or her career? Have these two ever slept together? [ Reply | More ]
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Boss is at the same company, underling has done well but former boss doesn't know. Never slept together. The firing was decision of a higher up, not the immediate boss. [ Reply | More ]
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He thinks you took his stapler on the way out. No other explanation makes sense. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 11:35 PM Flag
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It is a bit strange - of course I didn't take anything from him. All I can think of is that he has some sort of pity on me. If he just wants to know what I am doing, he could have just emailed me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 11:37 PM Flag
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Now we are getting some information. Maybe he loves you? Maybe he feels badly about something? Maybe he set you up and wants to apologize? Maybe he said "Email all my contacts" on Linked In? Was this on Linked In? [ Reply | More ]
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No, has nothing to do with LinkedIn, it was a direct email. But maybe he feels sorry for me? Has pity, feels bad for what happened? [ Reply | More ]
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Is the person who made decision still there? What exactly was the offense? [ Reply | More ]
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The person who made the decision is still there. Don't want to say what the offense was. But it was a bit traumatic back then. [ Reply | More ]
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Ask him? [ Reply | More ]
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That's my plan. [ Reply | More ]
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12 steps. [ Reply | More ]
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What do you mean? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 11:35 PM Flag
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He's in a 12 steps program and want to tell you he forgives you. [ Reply | More ]
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I think usually the person in the program asks for OTHERS' forgiveness. [ Reply | More ]
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Shouldn't he be the one asking for forgiveness? [ Reply | More ]
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np: Yes, I've been a part of someone's 12 steps twice now. I actually found it very irritating. [ Reply | More ]
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Did you forgive? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 11:50 PM Flag
[ - ] S/O Disney post: What is the perfect age to take your kids to Disney World. I was think 8/9 because they can ride everything and really enjoy. Also they can swim and enjoy the water parks. And for those of you that hate Disney...let me pre-answer "Never for you". 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Seems like 5 or 6 is the right age to have all of the following: excited anticipation, being able to go on virtually all rides, being able to handle a long day, being able to remember it, but being young enough for it to still feel magical. I take my kids one at a time for 1:1 bonding time, and they get to do whatever they want (large age gaps). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 11:19 PM Flag
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5-6 is not big enough to ride many of the rides. And a many 5 y/os cannot handle a long day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 11:24 PM Flag
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What rides are you talking about? Most of them they could ride. Vast majority of Disney Rides are boring little kid rides. [ Reply | More ]
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Op of the previous disney thread, we chose to go this yr bc I wanted to make sure that awe would still be on my daughter's face. She's 6.5 and I'm not sure how much longer she'll be enamored by princess stuff. My son is 4 but already 43" tall so we're good for most of the rides. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 11:28 PM Flag
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(FWIW we are only going to magic kingdom and animal kingdom.) [ Reply | More ]
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According to the unofficial WDW guide, the "sweet spot" is 8-12. Big enough to ride all the cool rides and spend a whole day at the park but not a teen who is too embarrassed by the whole thing. [ Reply | More ]
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I bet 9 is perfect. But my kids are still little and I officially hate Disney, but I will still take them... [ Reply | More ]
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4-7. dd is 10 and she's over it 2 years ago. [ Reply | More ]
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My dc went at 8 and I wish we'd waited one more year. 8 was ok but 9 would have been ideal. [ Reply | More ]
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she sounds like a pill. [ Reply | More ]
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You sound like a jerk. [ Reply | More ]
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I think ideal is about 6. [ Reply | More ]
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4-5 for a girl. Nice to go while they still like princesses. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Is kamik a good brand for kids rain and snow boots? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Yes [ Reply | More ]
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Yes [ Reply | More ]
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tritto [ Reply | More ]
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It's the best. - NH Mom [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Do you think Republicans are going to get the senate and the house in the elections? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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No [ Reply | More ]
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YES [ Reply | More ]
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They already have the House by a wide margin; chances are like 70% they win the senate. There are 10 competitive races- Republicans are ahead in 8 and need to win 6 to have 51 seats. The key question is where the undecideds break- it can make for a 5 pt break vs the last polls if there is a national reason like in 2002 with nat'l security (it's how Romney won the governorship in MA despite being down 3 in the last plls)- I would say if there is a break it will be toward Republicans. [ Reply | More ]
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Thanks. Is the US leaning in electing a Republican candidate or is it too early for that? I am not from US and don't live there. But I feel people sure turned on Obama over there [ Reply | More ]
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Too early to say. For one thing, there are no plausible, nationally-known Republican figures right now who could impress the Tea Party right, but be moderate enough to get elected. The republicans as a national party are really strained to the breaking point because of the lunacy of their right flank [ Reply | More ]
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Americans are too smart to let those cornballs dominate both houses. [ Reply | More ]
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I wish I agreed with you. [ Reply | More ]
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they were dumb enough to let the democratic cornballs have both houses. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Is my LOL friend here tonight? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Who? [ Reply | More ]
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We spoke here last night. [ Reply | More ]
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Think you need to check if you remembered to take your meds today :) [ Reply | More ]
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No not my imagination. We had a good laugh. She said ILY. [ Reply | More ]
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Well I hope she is here for you tonight then [ Reply | More ]
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Here...ILY [ Reply | More ]
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Aww thanks. I can log off now... [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] DB is 3 months old and DH and I haven't had sex since before DB was born. Normal? 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Normal [ Reply | More ]
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Didn't you ask this exact same question but posed as a DH like 2 days ago? [ Reply | More ]
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Hmmm are you the poster whose DH is always pressuring sex really aggressively? [ Reply | More ]
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No. I wish. [ Reply | More ]
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Either that or this and "what's the going nanny rates" are the most frequently asked UB questions [ Reply | More ]
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Are you talking to OR, or OP? [ Reply | More ]
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Or [ Reply | More ]
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Maybe they are both on here. [ Reply | More ]
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Normal [ Reply | More ]
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I never had sex with my dh after DB was born. Like NEVER [ Reply | More ]
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Your poor DH. Do you at least pleasure him other ways? If he doesn't get it from you he will go elsewhere. Seriously? Three months? Give in. [ Reply | More ]
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he can use his hand [ Reply | More ]
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It isn't a question of not wanting to - I do but we're both always exhausted! [ Reply | More ]
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This. Some frigid women on here. [ Reply | More ]
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Oh please. You have no idea a. How her pregnancy went, b. how her postpartum recovery is going or c. What kind of baby she is dealing with. There is no one size fits all answer to her question. [ Reply | More ]
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Unless you had some kind of medical complication from delivery, no, it shouldn't be considered normal. [ Reply | More ]
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Totally normal [ Reply | More ]
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There's no such thing as normal. Everyone is different. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 11:35 PM Flag
[ - ] A bitch is on strike. My dh has complained about me leaving a cup in the sink for the last time. If it's too hard for him to clean my cup? It's too hard for me to cook, shop, sweep, mop, laundry, clean, and have sex. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Divorce! [ Reply | More ]
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Please don't do this. If you do, there will no longer be a reason for him to stay in the marriage. Then your children will be brought up in a broken home. Children want their parents together not divorced. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 11:36 PM Flag
[ - ] Since when have Canadians become violent? Isn't it too cold up there for crime? 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Wrong question. Question is when did radical Islam start infecting so many minds. [ Reply | More ]
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They have very liberal immigration policies. [ Reply | More ]
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The shooter was not an immigrant. [ Reply | More ]
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He was Algerian background, history of drug arrests and a convert to Islam. [ Reply | More ]
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Canada is like the US. Everyone (except three Inuit and a couple of Native North Americans who escaped the US Cavalry by going north) is of some foreign background. [ Reply | More ]
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Please. This guy wasn't of Italian or scots background. His heritage was North African and he was MUSLIM and isis seems to be taking credit. [ Reply | More ]
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I suppose they're trying to dilute their boring gene pool. [ Reply | More ]
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Canadian here. I'm horrified and very angry. I know the devout Muslims at work tomorrow will be throwing the blame on everyone else. [ Reply | More ]
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Do Canadians always wear socks to bed to keep their feet warm [ Reply | More ]
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As they should; sounds like the basic issue is a mental health problem, not Islam. [ Reply | More ]
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Why do u say that? [ Reply | More ]
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What. ISIS posted a photo of him in a training camp with a machine gun right after it happened. This isn't like the boston bombers. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Thank you Obama for keeping the world safe for families. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Shat up! [ Reply | More ]
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ESL or did you mean defecated upwards? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] We're leaving for Disney in the morning. Staying on the property, dining and fast passes are taken care of. Any last minute words of advice? Please don't say don't go. 44 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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have a great time!!! [ Reply | More ]
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+1000 [ Reply | More ]
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Make up a drinking game where you do a shot each time you see an obese person. [ Reply | More ]
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LOL. The one plus to amusement parks is the self-esteem boost. I'm UB fat (size 10) but not there! [ Reply | More ]
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I hope you're not rained out! I'm in South Florida and the weather has been horrible for the past couple of days and is supposed to continue to be bad through the weekend. Orlando may or may not be affected by the same weather system. [ Reply | More ]
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I am here too! I want "winter" to come already. [ Reply | More ]
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I'm here too. That doesn't really happen until after Thanksgiving. [ Reply | More ]
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Orlando looks to be missing it. Phew! Will keep my fingers crossed. [ Reply | More ]
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You'l be fine. I don't know where pp is but I live near Orlando and we've not been getting any rain, nor is any forcasted. [ Reply | More ]
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I'm in Tampa and our weather is great. You're getting rain? Where are you? [ Reply | More ]
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Don't go [ Reply | More ]
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I wouldn't risk my family like that. [ Reply | More ]
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np- risk? what? [ Reply | More ]
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They're messing with you [ Reply | More ]
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Ebola [ Reply | More ]
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oh, you again. go away. [ Reply | More ]
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Epcot is having the Food and Wine Festival right now - little booths are set up around the World Showcase with (small and overpriced!) tastes of food and drink from different countries. It's a lot of fun if you have adventurous eaters! The kids can play a Perry the Platypus game while you snack and drink your way around. [ Reply | More ]
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have fun! where are you staying? how old are kids? [ Reply | More ]
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Kids are 3 months and 1 year [ Reply | More ]
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Don't go! [ Reply | More ]
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Why?! I'm sorry but at that age you're setting yourself up for misery. [ Reply | More ]
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Really?! [ Reply | More ]
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Ha ha that wasn't me. Kids are 4 and 6. [ Reply | More ]
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Great ages! Plan on getting to the parks early, riding rides while lines are somewhat short, and having an afternoon break to rest/nap/swim at the hotel during the hottest part of the day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 11:32 PM Flag
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Also, be flexible with your FastPasses - if you get to a ride and realize the line is really short, hop in the standby line and use your phone to change your fastpass to another ride. Also, once your initial 3 FastPasses are gone, you can add more by going to kiosks within the parks. You won't be able to get really popular attractions like Anna and Elsa or the new 7 Dwarfs Mine Train, but it's worth checking. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 11:06 PM Flag
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I'm going mid-dec! With a 4- and 6-yo. What do mean "dining is taken care of" did you get the meal plan? I opted out of that. [ Reply | More ]
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Perfect ages! I wouldn't to the meal plan either - often you don't want a full meal and can get by with things you bring yourself or leftovers from a previous meal (non-perishables) augmented by fresh things. Have fun! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 11:11 PM Flag
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Op, got the meal plan. For sit down, you have to make reservations ages in advance. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 11:19 PM Flag
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What reservations did you make? Like character dining? I barely got thru the fast pass reservation thing today, their website is so time consuming... [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, I think dinner at cinderellas castle and lunch at be our guest (which they're currently just piloting). Full disclosure, my DH took care of all of that! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 11:26 PM Flag
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If you're going to do Disney - give into it. Get a pair of mouse ears or a fun hat for each member of the family to wear while you are there. Even a fun lanyard for your tickets/credit card/cash or a fun little stuffed goofy/mickey/donald/minnie mouse for your purse to clip on. It helps get you in the spirit. Wear clothes to get wet and laugh and enjoy getting splashed. Waterproof backpack with 2 gallon ziplocs for your electronics and wallets (I used a medium insulated freezer shopping tote for my handbag while in Disney). Make sure you catch the parades and the live shows. My kids remember those the most. If you can - drop some money on getting some funny sketches of the kids or the family at those booths they have set up (there's one near Cinderella's castle). My humble belief is that they are worth it. They don't always look like you think your kids look at the time - but they capture a moment in time that you can sometimes see later. [ Reply | More ]
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They actually just started using these RFID bracelets called "Magic Bands" that each person wears and they are used as your park ticket, room key, and you can charge to your room with them! They cut down on so much that you had to carry. [ Reply | More ]
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We got those in advance. They look v cool--like a fit bit. We each got to pick our own colors! [ Reply | More ]
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You know - I haven't been in 4 years but went for 10 years every year before - you're right. I did hear about this. Damn technology. :) So do they sell lanyards anymore in the gift stores and if so - what for? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 11:28 PM Flag
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People still use the lanyards for pin trading, but they're not nearly as common as they were before Magic Bands because you don't need to keep pulling out your card/ticket for FastPasses. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 11:32 PM Flag
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Thanks. My DH is bringing a small backpack. Now I'll throw in ziplocs. Should I even bother with a purse or just put everything in backpack? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 11:21 PM Flag
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Something waterproof you can put your purse into. Seriously I am a purse person and even I gave up at Disney. Just bring the essentials. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 11:27 PM Flag
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You will never regret ziploc bags on vacation. [ Reply | More ]
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I think this is great advice - it's Disney, it's cheesy but it's fun! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 11:38 PM Flag
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Bring your regular snacks to last the time you're there, a loaf of bread and a jars of pb and j and a box of Cheerios. It's nice to be able to give some food to your kids without having to hoof it out and brave the masses. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 11:33 PM Flag
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Haha! We're leaving in the morning for disney too. Lol! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 11:38 PM Flag
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See you there! Staying at Wilderness Lodge--you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 11:42 PM Flag
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Ha! :-) Grand Floridian. I hate packing, I'm stalling right now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 11:45 PM Flag
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1. Go to the parks early, they let people go in 30 min before. 2. Rent the strollers, it's so much easier that way. Kids really do get tired. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 11:41 PM Flag
[ - ] The kids in Shanghai and Dubai are not spending 3+ hours of their day playing a sport they have no chance of playing in college. Those are the kids that our kids are competing with to get into college and to get jobs in the real world. The NYT agrees 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 10:39 PM Flag
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but they have no concept of critical thinking [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 10:43 PM Flag
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I agree. I'm willing to cede the code monkey jobs to them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 10:48 PM Flag
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i agree with this, but the fact that you had to a put the NYT agrees with this makes me not agree. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 10:43 PM Flag
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How about the New York Post? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 10:49 PM Flag
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link? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 11:00 PM Flag
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Sports helps you in the real world, IME. Goal setting, work ethic, learning to multi-task, teamwork, leadership. Also can be good for networking. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 11:01 PM Flag
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agree [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 11:34 PM Flag
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Dubai? Is this a joke? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 11:03 PM Flag
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Somewhere there's a happy medium. Sports are good, for both physical reasons and because they teach teamwork. Dcs in Shanghai cram for 12 hours a day. Not so good. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 11:04 PM Flag
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But their social skills and creativity are nil. So good luck really getting ahead at most jobs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 11:38 PM Flag
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Colleges are going to take a certain percentage of international students. A domestic applicant isn't competing for those spots. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.22.14, 11:44 PM Flag
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