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[ - ] You know that lifers at Trinity is less than 50% of the entering K, which means its college placement is really not about the entering K class. This is true of my TT schools. Pick your K based on fit and not college placement, which is not a reflection of the lower school and can change over the next 10 years. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:24 PM Flag
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You know the class doubles in upper school, right? Oops math! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:25 PM Flag
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Nothing to do with that. Simply letting you know that of the 60 entering in K, less than 30 made it through high school graduation. Oops, you have reading comprehension problem? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:26 PM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:27 PM Flag
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Great, I think Trinity will fit us just fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:28 PM Flag
[ - ] In light of some gossip yesterday, I wonder if sham marriages work better than people who marry for love. At least in the sham marriage, you know exactly what you're getting yourself into and have no expectations. thoughts? (I married DH for love and while our lives look great from the outside, we have our issues). 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:22 PM Flag
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Everyone has issues. In sham marriages they are held in check because otherwise the woman is left to find her own way in the world...and there is absolutely no way in hell she'd want to do that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:23 PM Flag
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Perhaps it depends on the specifics of the sham? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:24 PM Flag
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she just has to look the other way to infidelity [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:25 PM Flag
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For some people that might truly be OK. I know a couple where DH is down-low gay -- they've worked out a pretty nice life, that works for them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:28 PM Flag
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Or sexless marriage [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:26 PM Flag
[ - ] Can someone please explain the anti vax movement? Was it really started by Jenny McCarthy saying her son got autism due to vaccines? Why do rich pole in places like Marin county not vaccinate their kids? Do they just rely on everyone else to do it so it protects their own dc's? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:20 PM Flag
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People in Marin tend to value natural, organic, artisanal, free-range, etc. Works well most of the time...except when it doesn't. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:22 PM Flag
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Marin is very specific. 60's hippies migrated there from SF, and have greatly influenced the culture ever since. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:23 PM Flag
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Just Google "anti vax movement" and read the Wikipedia page. Controversy goes way back (to the 1700s) and not all for the same reasons. It probably seems like it is more prevalent now because of the media, and also because there are more vaccinations now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:24 PM Flag
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It is a lot more than that. "Famous" people just jump on the bandwagon. And since it is easier for them to get away with it, they encourage other people to try by putting their faces to the propaganda (and I am not using this in a negative way, just the best word for it) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:25 PM Flag
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Former Bay Area mom here. Marin people are like Brooklyn people. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:26 PM Flag
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Maybe certain neighborhoods in Brooklyn. There are 2.5 million in Brooklyn and counting. Outside of Park Slope and a few other neighborhoods, people are pretty mainstream. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:29 PM Flag
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Fear. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:28 PM Flag
[ - ] Clomid worked to have dd. Now trying for number 2 and I'm not ovulating even on higher doses than what I took last time. Anyone btdt? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:20 PM Flag
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Do you need to lose weight? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:22 PM Flag
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No. Gain, if anything. I was advised to gain before dd though and I did and it didn't help, got pregnant at my normal weight [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:25 PM Flag
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Well that's my btdt. I couldn't get pregnant the second time but once I lost all of the baby weight (and it was only like 10 pounds) I started ovulating normally and got pregnant right away. the doctor said I probably have PCOS that is sensitive to even a little bit of estrogen that the extra fat produces. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:29 PM Flag
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If you're not working with an RE, go to one. Never trust a regular OB for fertility issues. They'll usually just blindly give you Clomid, when you might really need other interventions. Good luck! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:24 PM Flag
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My OB is also an RE. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:26 PM Flag
[ - ] Anybody current on research regarding heritability of IQ? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:20 PM Flag
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Specifically wondering if DW and DH both have IQs in the 150 range, what might you expect for DCs? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:21 PM Flag
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IQ is highly heritable. The IQ of an adult at age 40 is mostly correlated to the DNA she was born with, not at all correlated to the type of environment her parents raised her with [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:27 PM Flag
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For example, if identical twin babies are separated at birth, and one is raised by Harvard Professors with books everywhere and intellectual conversation, and the other is raised by a police officer married to a nurse, in a house with no books at all, they two twins will grow up to have almost the same IQ at age 40. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:28 PM Flag
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DNA determines IQ, not environment. So Asian baby girls adopted by white parents grow up to have Asian IQ levels, not white IQ levels. Adoptive parents have almost no impact, birth parents are what cause IQ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:29 PM Flag
[ - ] The Mandell School - 83.5% vaccination rate. Yikes 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 01.30.15, 06:19 PM Flag
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What is the Mandell school? Waldorf? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:21 PM Flag
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ewww [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:20 PM Flag
[ - ] law student here. A potential employer is asking about my transcript. I had a 3.9 in undergrad, but have only a 2.9 in law school. This potential employer is not a lawyer and isn't familiar with how the law school curve works. Without boring him with technical details, how can I describe it in a few sentences that sound tactful? Thank you! 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:17 PM Flag
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This is for a non-legal job? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:17 PM Flag
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op: correct [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:19 PM Flag
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Can you just characterize the law school grade as top 1/3 of your class or some such? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:18 PM Flag
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op: I think I'm actually in the bottom half :( They only rank the top half as top 1/3, top 1/4, etc [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:20 PM Flag
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Does school provide average GPA? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:22 PM Flag
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op: yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:26 PM Flag
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Tell him where you fell in the class whether it was the middle of the class, bottom third but at a top 20 school or whatever the case may be. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:18 PM Flag
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op: I'm bottom half of the class [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:21 PM Flag
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How does the law school curve work? explain it to me, and I'll tell you how to say it tactfully. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:19 PM Flag
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op: average grade is a B. it's curved around that with a slightly lower percentage getting As and Bs depending on the professor discretion. so Average GPA is 3.0. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:21 PM Flag
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op: I plan to say something like: "It's graded on the law school forced curve with limited As and Bs, so the grades will appear lower." something like that, but more professional sounding... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:25 PM Flag
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OK, that's not that complicated. When you said "tactful," I thought your concern was speaking so as to be gracious towards your interviewer. Is your question really "how do I get around the fact that my results are below average"? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:27 PM Flag
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why are you a law student looking for a non-law job, is my first question. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:19 PM Flag
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Smartest law student in the school, even if not top of the class. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:20 PM Flag
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op: I'm taking the nontraditional route. Probably about 5% of each law school class go into non-law paths [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:20 PM Flag
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np: What year are you? If you don't NEED that law degree, quit law school now. Not worth the expense, and the crappy transcript will follow you around forever. Signed, ex-attorney also in bottom 1/2 of class [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:23 PM Flag
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op: I'm a 3L. May as well finish at this point since it's my last semester. I plan to go into government policy. Probably should have done a masters in public policy or a masters in social work instead, but too late now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:26 PM Flag
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What year are you? If all your classes are graded based solely on final exam, explain that as well, but if you have seminars or clinics where you did better, point that out, e.g., as you can see, where my work was evaluated in more real-world conditions (turning around a paper, participating on an ongoing basis) I received high mark. Law school exams are a specific form of evaluation that I do not believe accurately represents my ability to perform in a work environment, as the grades do not account for classroom participation (etc etc). If you can offer a letter of rec from a professor, all the better. GL. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:28 PM Flag
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What field? I'm also a law school grad, who went non traditional. I'll help you word it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:29 PM Flag
[ - ] I like contemporary modern (Ligne Roset) and mid century modern. Where should I look for kids' furniture? How is Land of Nod quality? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:16 PM Flag
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Also, anyone have a rec for a nice twin bed with a trundle? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:17 PM Flag
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Got ours at Land of Nod and quality is excellent. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:19 PM Flag
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Hivemodern.com and Yliving.com [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:18 PM Flag
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Room and Board? [ Reply | More ]
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Allmodern.com [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:19 PM Flag
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mid century modern gets boring after a while. That's why people left it behind in the 70's. I remember making fun of some of those mid century pieces. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:24 PM Flag
[ - ] Anybody's dc is taking Anderson MS test? Everybody I know didn't get invited back. Are they even accepting anybody into MS this year? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 01.30.15, 06:15 PM Flag
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They arent accepting anybody, they will post in March if any spots open up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:18 PM Flag
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did your dc get all 4s on report card? Dc here got all 4s on state exams but was not invited (report card is not 100% 4s) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:20 PM Flag
[ - ] PSD said decisions are so fluid that they could change by the seconds. Any feedback is not meaningful until the day! So nervous. 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:15 PM Flag
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Negative feedback is meaningful. Our PSD didn't quite say this, but she's said it's not done until it's done. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:18 PM Flag
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Yes, you are right. Sorry, negative is negative. There is really no revival. And yes, nothing is done until it is done. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:19 PM Flag
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It's out of your hands now. Plan your strategy if you only get WL. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:19 PM Flag
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If WL, what strategy can you have other than bagging every school until one of them takes you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:21 PM Flag
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It depends on the school, but generally: get in touch immediately and express your very strong interest, continue pinging every other day, talk to your PSD every day. If you know about the DoA, you might learn some more preferences. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:26 PM Flag
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And thank god for that! PSD said a DOA was coming to visit DD this week at our top choice. Wouldn't say which day, so I spent the entire week paranoid about her getting enough sleep, being in a good mood etc [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:22 PM Flag
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This is a torture. This is why ours never tell us! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:25 PM Flag
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Complete torture!!! It sort of slipped out of PSD She doesn't really like telling families when DOAs come visit either. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:26 PM Flag
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Good luck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:27 PM Flag
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Doesn't that suspense kill you? Was in the same boat last year. It worked out well. GL. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:26 PM Flag
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Yes, and you can imagine how I felt about the snow day. Ugghhh ... so glad this week is over. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:28 PM Flag
[ - ] IMHO the top 5 drugs: 1) PCP 2) Cocaine (powder) 3) Shrooms 4) XTC 5) Tina. Marijuana not in top twenty. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:15 PM Flag
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What is the HHI here? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:19 PM Flag
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i'll take "things i've never done for $500, please, alex" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:21 PM Flag
[ - ] God, I'd love a joint. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:13 PM Flag
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will you share? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:14 PM Flag
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+1. Tonight, hopefully. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:18 PM Flag
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OP: Yes! A few years ago was with cousin at his nephew's wedding. We had stepped out for a quick one by the fire with a few others when bride's father ambled up. After an awkward minute or two, cousin said "Erm, Mike, we were going to smoke this little doobie. Is that OK?" High-powered gives his best CEO gaze before replying: "only if you're sharing". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:19 PM Flag
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I know: csb. Thanks in advance. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:19 PM Flag
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Lol. Love stories like this. My dh recently discovered my dad is a huge pothead in similar circumstances... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:23 PM Flag
[ - ] Just got a smart tv and am Amazon prime member. Why is it telling me to pay for shows? Thought it's free with membership. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:12 PM Flag
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Not all content is free. Search for the free stuff. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:14 PM Flag
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Sorry do you know how to do that? Is it prime movies and prime tv selections? Thanks! Annoying nothing I want is free. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:15 PM Flag
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Transparent, Downton, Alpha House, Hunger Games are included. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:25 PM Flag
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Some are. Some aren't. New and popular shows aren't free. You can either rent or buy, depending on the show. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:15 PM Flag
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but TRANSparent is free! Its an award winning show that helps you become more tolerant of transpeople. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:23 PM Flag
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Just watched the British version of "house of cards" on amazon for free. Very good. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:25 PM Flag
[ - ] I'm thinking maybe I'll have someone else drop my kid off at school next Friday, I just don't think I want to see anyone on that day. 25 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:08 PM Flag
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Drop off should be OK. It's the pick up that's hard. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:09 PM Flag
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yeah you're probably right. I thought some of the emails came in before 9am [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:12 PM Flag
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A lot do. You will want to share any good news you have or bad but everyone will act like it's not happening. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:13 PM Flag
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exactly. it's oddly efficient. pickup is the brutal part. b/c you KNOW everyone knows. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:15 PM Flag
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^^^and MTW of the next week are the absolute worst. some people are quietly beginning to share. others are in tears in the psd's office looking for help. very stressful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:15 PM Flag
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btdt mom here. our psd suggested to us that it was too soon to tell our children anything bout school. they arent worried about it until close to the end of the year. i actually listened. i remember that in class, one girl was telling everyone where she was going and asked my son where he was going to school and he was like, "what are you even talking about, I have no idea!" and went back to his blocks. i couldnt have been happier. it may be a big deal to us, but remember...your kids shouldnt care at all! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:13 PM Flag
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I agree that the kids don't need to know. But the moms don't have to act so weird about it when they're around other moms. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:15 PM Flag
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it's hard not to act weird. if things went well for you, you don't want to talk about it in case it didnt for a friend. if they didnt, you don't want to talk about it at all. it's just an awkward two weeks for everyone. life is much easier when that two weeks are over. btdt mom [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:18 PM Flag
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But can't people just put the whole thing in perspective? Can't you be happy for your friends no matter what? Can't they be happy for you? How immature are people? ! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:29 PM Flag
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what is next friday [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:11 PM Flag
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K notification for privates [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:12 PM Flag
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you won't know at friday dropoff. it's pickup that is 100% nannies that day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:11 PM Flag
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NOBODY will talk about it. It is the weirdest thing. You'll also find out that none of these moms are actually your friend and they are not rooting for you or your child. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:12 PM Flag
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You have issues.. Cannot face several mean women for 10 seconds while your kid runs up the school steps? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:13 PM Flag
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Fwiw, I really am rooting for the other kids in dc's class. True we only overlap on a few schools and we have different circumstances (ex I think we're the only ones applying for FA), but I will be genuinely happy for them if they get in someplace they want, even if I am disappointed if my dc does not. Not everyone is an asshole. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:15 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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+2 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:19 PM Flag
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btdt mom here and i agree. but rooting for them and asking about it are two different things. in the two week wait, you just need to root in silence. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:19 PM Flag
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Nobody roots for your child over their child, come on. That doesn't mean they are not your friends. PP expects too much. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:20 PM Flag
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Ok I'll bite. What's going on that day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:12 PM Flag
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naked day [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:14 PM Flag
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Hunter and private K. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:14 PM Flag
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You'll bite? Everyone here knows what happens that day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:20 PM Flag
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everyone will be vying for spots on waitlists. their true colors come out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:14 PM Flag
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honestly, the really sad part is at the end. when the family of strange birds w/ the kid who has issues blames their "bad" accept on the psd. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:20 PM Flag
[ - ] 13 yo DD wants one of these lounge chairs that she can move around between the living room and her bedroom. Anyone have one? Worth it? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Can you post a link? I have no idea what this is. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:07 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:08 PM Flag
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Has she sat in one before? I'd just want to make sure it's actually comfortable. If it is, I'd do it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.30.15, 06:08 PM Flag
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My ds bought one for his apartment. He loves it. I think he got something called the love chair, though. Pretty similar looking. [ Reply | More ]
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lovesac? [ Reply | More ]
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^^Sorry, it double posted and I didn't realize it. I attached the link below but here it is again. [ Reply | More ]
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