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[ - ] I spent $450 on school supplies for 2 kids. I went by the list the schools sent. Is this a lot or normal? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:44 PM Flag
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Sounds high to me. We get a list and then go through a school approved website which gives discounts. Only spent about $75 for one kid in upper grade school. If I can get some of the stuff through other sources cheaper, I will (like paper towels and kleenex, etc). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:46 PM Flag
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Insane. $200 max. What the hell were you buying? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:46 PM Flag
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Not if you had to buy a scientific calculator in there [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:47 PM Flag
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It is a bit on the high side for spiral subject notebooks and colored pencils [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:47 PM Flag
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sounds like a lot [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:49 PM Flag
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Sounds high. I left out some things to keep it under 200.00. Do they really need 50 highlighters , 60 sharpies, and 50 post it note pads?! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:53 PM Flag
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NYC? That is about what I spent. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Darien or Westport? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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What? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:45 PM Flag
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Darien. 100% [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:48 PM Flag
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even if you're jewish? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:49 PM Flag
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Prob Westport then. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:51 PM Flag
[ - ] Recently arrived New Yorker here. So I get that every city has desirable neighborhoods and undesirable neighborhoods, but I've noticed that New Yorkers seem to be more concerned with the exact number street they live on. Like instead of saying Upper West Side, they give the number range like 80s or 90s. Why is this? Why the preoccupation with the exact numbers rather than the general neighborhood? Is this because of the school districts? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:38 PM Flag
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The character of streets can change in an instant. I live in Brooklyn and it's not such a big thing, but I can understand why people do it. Plus, neighborhoods are large, so it gives a sense of geographical place. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:40 PM Flag
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I think it's more the latter. They want to know if you're in their daily rounds. We live in SBPC and its a 5 minute walk from NBPC but they're not in our daily travels. [ Reply | More ]
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OR: agree. I live in the north part of my neighborhood and it's a schlepp to get to the south part. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:47 PM Flag
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^^we have two more subway stops in our neighborhood to get to the southern end. Big difference. [ Reply | More ]
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Living on the edge of a good neighborhood means you border a bad neighborhood. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:41 PM Flag
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This. sharp contrast on the East side. Traditionally, south of 96th was clean and one block North of 96 was dangerous and filthy [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:46 PM Flag
[ - ] I've been depressed all week and it just occurred to me now it is due to the Labrie case. PTSD is crazy. I thought I was completely over my rape and I don't even feel sad about it when I think about it thanks to lots of therapy. I was in 10th grade and met a guy I had met online in the late 90s. He went to a nearby high school and we had mutual friends. We started making out and he raped me as I was crying. He went on to Yale. 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:29 PM Flag
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I'm sorry. Do you regret not pressing charges or otherwise resolving the situation to your satisfaction? I've had some regrettable sexual experiences but I can barely remember their names now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:31 PM Flag
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No, because we are part of a somewhat small Asian community where everybody knows everybody. My friend confronted his best friend and his best friend flipped out and threatened to spread lies about me. It was awful and traumatizing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:32 PM Flag
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That's pretty terrible. I agree. Have you had any therapy about it? It's not worth giving up any more of your mental real estate to this experience. They were both awful people. Their punishment is having to be themselves and have that lack of character. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:37 PM Flag
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"regrettable sexual experiences" is a far cry from rape and the PTSD op sufferns. geez. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:38 PM Flag
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Ok have a nice day [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:46 PM Flag
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Where is he now? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:31 PM Flag
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I don't know, he has an extremely common name like John Lee. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:33 PM Flag
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np. It's a hard lesson for all of us when we run into bad people and are taken advantage of. I'm really sorry OP. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:39 PM Flag
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I can not believe you just outed him on this board. FLAG! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:40 PM Flag
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Why worry about a rapist? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:49 PM Flag
[ - ] I just moved to NYC and became familiar with the express subway that skips stop to get more quickly to the destination. This is incredible. The San Francisco subway doesn't have this. I'm loving NYC so far. 24 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:26 PM Flag
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woww [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:27 PM Flag
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Your dumbbb [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:28 PM Flag
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That's cute. And, I mean that. I'll give you about a year to start complaining about the express service! (although it's great, when it works). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:28 PM Flag
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That is a good analogy for our tt privates. If you are going to heave kids in this city you will need to get up on the school situation quickly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:28 PM Flag
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NYC is way better than SF in many, many ways. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:29 PM Flag
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op: what other things do you think are better in NYC aside from the subway system? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:32 PM Flag
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Better homeless. The SF homeless shit everywhere and the NYC homeless are discreet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:35 PM Flag
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Np - I just read that NYC is legally obligated to provide housing for its homeless. Is that true? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:38 PM Flag
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It is. They have to qualify as homeless but then, yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:45 PM Flag
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That then is a huge difference - I agree SF is filthy pit (and I've lived here my entire life) but the homeless here are supported by a patchwork of social services with highly volatile budgets. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:52 PM Flag
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np: NYC is 1000x more walkable and much more heterogeneous. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:37 PM Flag
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Sorry but SF is one of the most walkable cities in the world. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:39 PM Flag
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Better diversity (NYC has people from everywhere, SF just has whites, indians, asians and mexicans), better culture, better arts, better taxis, cheaper rent, easier to find housing, better pizza and bagels, more variety in restaurants, more places for weekend gettaways, better newspapers, more places open late at night, more things to do... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:40 PM Flag
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Np- also good public school options [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:54 PM Flag
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Isn't it awesome? I used to live in DC, and they didn't have express subways there either. I was happily surprised to find them in NYC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:29 PM Flag
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np: That's surprising that DC didn't have them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:30 PM Flag
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I actually can't think of many cities that do. I've traveled pretty extensively, and never come across them before aside from NYC. I lived in Hong Kong for a year, and I don' recall them having them. Maybe London also has them like NYC does? not sure [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:31 PM Flag
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oh geez... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:29 PM Flag
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adorable. I like when people stop to appreciate the amazing infastructure that we take for granted [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:33 PM Flag
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Express is great granted you don't have to wait 20 minutes for a train. And once you're on it, its not crawling at a snail's pace between stops.. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:35 PM Flag
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Very rare in NYC. Just f%^*ing appreciate it for a minute. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:47 PM Flag
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ya NYC subway system is way better than SF's bart system. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:40 PM Flag
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A train uptown from Columbus Circle. A thing of beauty. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:46 PM Flag
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san Francisco goes out of its way to attract illegals. An illegal shot someome on the waterfront recently [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:48 PM Flag
[ - ] Would you rather stay in something advertised as a cabin or a chalet? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:25 PM Flag
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I've slept on the ground in the open sky, so either would be fine with me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:29 PM Flag
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depends. am i skiing or bear hunting? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:29 PM Flag
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Water skiing, skiing, hiking, swimming, snowboarding. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:30 PM Flag
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Except for snowboarding, all of those activities are associated with people that stay in cabins. Thus, I would advertise the swelling as a cabin. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:34 PM Flag
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Chalet sounds like an A-frame with decks to me! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:31 PM Flag
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Yes, it is an a frame with a huge deck and beautiful views. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:33 PM Flag
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A frames suck. So small inside. Get a cabin. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:41 PM Flag
[ - ] i feel guilty. i started a new job a few months ago. there is so much back-stabbing in this place. i can't stand it. i hit it off with this one nurse. we talk on the phone, we're out in the community and there are a lot of phone calls among the employees. well, now she started trashing people, and one nurse in particular who she called strange and odd and doesn't talk in laymen's terms. i just listened and didn't stick up for this nurse -- who is a little odd, but it's her intensity. family members love her because she's so thorough. this is hospice, btw. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:23 PM Flag
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Then just point out her good attributes. Or say, eh, families love her. and leave it at that. I personally don't let people trash other people in front of me whom I think are essentially good people. Please. Take it elsewhere. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:24 PM Flag
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i will. i just can't believe that this is the culture of this place. i think almost everyone who works there has trashed someone to me (except for the top three people) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:30 PM Flag
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just don't participate, and take note that they're probably trashing you to others. nothing you can do except always act with integrity and perform your job as well as you can. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:31 PM Flag
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true. i know for sure i am being trashed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:32 PM Flag
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so if you always try to find something nice to say about the person being trashed in your presence pretty soon people will come to associate you with that tendency. hard to see how that would hurt you because they know you'd do it for them, too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:36 PM Flag
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i have to others who have done it. i was caught off guard by this one particular nurse with whom i am friendly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:39 PM Flag
[ - ] Why don't liberals support building a wall along the Mexican border? It doesn't necessarily mean anti-immigration, just anti-illegal immigration. 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:22 PM Flag
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Liberals are all Jews who hate amereica [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:23 PM Flag
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It will be extremely expensive to maintain. Plus many illegals do not come from Mexico. They come as tourists on planes and boats and stay. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:27 PM Flag
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I don't think people from Latin Anerica are coming on boats! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:31 PM Flag
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As of the mid aughts, 45% of people here illegally did so due to expired visas (they were here legally and then didn't leave). How would a wall account for that almost half? http://www.pewhispanic.org/files/2011/10/19.pdf [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:36 PM Flag
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The wall wouldn't prevent everyone. I think the ones using public services are probably those who can't afford a plane ticket for their family. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:42 PM Flag
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The wall is a dumb idea. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:43 PM Flag
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+1. There's a price, and it just doesn't come out of someone's ass. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:33 PM Flag
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it's ludicrous. the cost of building it alone not to mention the maintenance. it's just ignorant. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:33 PM Flag
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But so much is spent on public services... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:34 PM Flag
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oh please, not nearly enough. i am a social worker and can name a dozen organizations that could use the money that would go to a wall. just to keep their heads above water. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:42 PM Flag
[ - ] DH n me used ta teech hi school togather 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:22 PM Flag
[ - ] I've heard some moms in my circle express discomfort with the idea that a girl can begin menstruation as young as 11 y/o; some have even said they wouldn't want their own DDs to hang out with girls that are physically more mature than their DDs. Almost as if they think the more mature ones could be bad influences or something. Is this common? And yes I'm asking because my DD started at 11.5 and I hate to believe there is this silly prejudice against her. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:12 PM Flag
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I would bet anything that women also believe that girls who menstruate early are being fed hormone-laden crap by their mothers, which probably also figures into it [ Reply | More ]
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I think uncommon to have that attitude, and 11 is not that unusual. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:15 PM Flag
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This times a million. My daughter was 14 but I didn't judge anyone!!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:48 PM Flag
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It's not highly unusual. Average age of menarche in the US is 12.6 years, according to this study: http://www.cwhn.ca/en/node/39365 [ Reply | More ]
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I started at 11. I guess I'm a horrible influence on people. What a bunch of bitches. [ Reply | More ]
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+1. And so did my daughter...2 generations of bad influences? Who ARE these people??? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:49 PM Flag
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eh, who cares if they do. those are not friends you want to have anyway. beyond stupid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:31 PM Flag
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The average age is 12 so 11 is very common. I wouldn't worry nor would I tell people when my DD got her period. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:48 PM Flag
[ - ] omg, my ils have gone off the deep end, my dd received a full scholarship for university and they just called as we were dropping her off at school if we could turn our 529 over to one of the the other children in the family, my dh said, no this is just for undergrad we have a masters and more to think about. they said, oh she is smart enough to get more scholarships and dh said, you can not guarantee a scholarship, then they hung up on him. he is so upset and we are trying to say goodbye to our dd for her freshman year, ILS suck sometimes... 30 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:08 PM Flag
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Hugs. What an awful time for them to do this (which I agree, unless they had given the money in the first place was uncalled for). Try to just say, we'll deal with tomorrow. Congrats to your kid!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:12 PM Flag
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it is our money that we put into the 529, we have told others in the family to do the same, but no one listened, we are in the car right now and he is mumbling to himself, i feel so bad for him right now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:15 PM Flag
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omg, they're insane!! they're asking you to give your money away to other grandchildren? wtf is their issue. i feel sorry for your dh -- other poster is right -- don't talk about it to them every again. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:26 PM Flag
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yes i know, i just told him even thought we were so proud of her for getting a scholarship we are going to lie from now on if she gets anything else in the future, that brought on a smile. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:28 PM Flag
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Your parents shouldn't have any idea how you are funding DC's education. The only thing you should say to them is, "Please mind your own business." Repeat. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:14 PM Flag
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op-not my parents, mine would never would think of such a thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:16 PM Flag
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np: while i agree that they should tell the parents they won't discuss this with in-laws any further, i do NOT agree that our parents shouldn't have any idea about how we are funding our children's college. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:27 PM Flag
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op-what do you mean? if they are not paying for it, it is none of their concern. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:32 PM Flag
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it's true, it isn't. but most parents would just be happy for their kids being able to help pay for the grandkids education. that's all. your in-laws are unusual to involve themselves that way. so, i was just saying that it's fine if parents know how their kids pay for their grandkis educations. in most cases. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:36 PM Flag
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Tell them you'll think about it when your daughter's education is complete. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:17 PM Flag
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not for me to tell them, but my dh just said to me that when we retire we should go back to school with the money that might be left in the 529 account. he would rather donate it to a smart poor child that has no means to get ahead. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:19 PM Flag
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np: i like your dh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:28 PM Flag
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Ask why the other kid in the family isn't smart enough to get scholarships. Then whatever they answer, say "oh, that's too bad." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:17 PM Flag
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i think he is more upset that they asked he said no and now they are angry at him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:20 PM Flag
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Sorry, I was joking a little, but I'm sure your DH is upset because it's only the latest in a lifetime of things where they get all bent out of shape about stuff. I can tell because of the hanging up part, if not the entitlement of asking such a question, like when you were a child we raised you, so you owe us. I know this type. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:33 PM Flag
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Omg. That is for your daughter's kids if she doesn't use all of it! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:21 PM Flag
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don't let someone else's foolishness ruin your day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:25 PM Flag
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Am I the only one who finds it a bit strange that outside family would even know if I have a 529 or not? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:36 PM Flag
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Sometimes it comes up in conversation, especially when applying to college and wondering how to pay for it. I have a BIL and SIL who literally ask for checks for their kids' birthdays for the 529 because their kids have enough kid crap. Another BIL and SIL don't believe in 529s. They have invested in vacation real estate and have some formula to rent their places out a certain number of weeks per year. Then they plan to sell and use those proceeds for a college fund. I'm not sure how that will work out. We ourselves have 529s [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:42 PM Flag
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Eh. I can think of normal ways this might come up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:43 PM Flag
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I come from a big family and we all talk about college costs and 529s and different options. it's normal for us. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:43 PM Flag
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op-why? college prices are through the roof and people are always talking about how they will pay for it, my parents sold stock when it was time. people always talk about it as it gets closer to that time. we talked to the in laws because we thought they should do the same as a tax write off and future college payments. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:44 PM Flag
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I guess it's just me but I don't care at all how others may pay for it, and I would be personally offended if someone were to ask me how I plan to pay for it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:46 PM Flag
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these are parents, brothers and sisters...you get offended when your family asks you stuff...? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:48 PM Flag
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I do. And the OP's dilemma proves my point. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:49 PM Flag
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i'm sorry your family and op's in-laws are like that, but most are not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:52 PM Flag
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Can a 529 be converted into retirement savings? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:47 PM Flag
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Can a 529 be converted into retirement savings? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:47 PM Flag
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no. You can take it out and just pay the tax though. or save it for grad school as op says [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:50 PM Flag
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They're totally out of line to make a demand like that! Sorry, OP, that sucks. This is why DH and I have a policy of not discussing our financial details with anyone other than our advisor. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:52 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone have a favorite camera for shooting kids? I shoot on automatic but want better quality than the small cheap point-and-shoots. Looking for: fast autofocus, good zoom, pocket size, and good quality in low light. Price not really an issue. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:34 PM Flag
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OP: I had a Sony RX100 that I absolutely loved, but the circuit board crapped out so I need something new and the newer generations are much bigger and pricier. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:36 PM Flag
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Like my D90 but you have to be able to shoot in manual or else it's a waste of money. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:21 PM Flag
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Just bought the SONY RX100M3 with a Zeiss lens. Beautiful clear shots. It's very small. $798. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:37 PM Flag
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Canon. Any canon. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:49 PM Flag
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No, your iPhone will take better pictures. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] How do you pronounce Darien? 41 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:23 PM Flag
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(the town in CT) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:24 PM Flag
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DAAR ee en [ Reply | More ]
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nope. dehr-ee-en. [ Reply | More ]
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You're right but accent on first. [ Reply | More ]
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I'm a native, and it's pronounced Dairy-Ann. No one local says "Dairy-n" [ Reply | More ]
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This [ Reply | More ]
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Why are you fucking with her. It's on the internet you know. http://youtu.be/mFVeChQC2x0 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:52 PM Flag
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I grew up in westchester, had tons of camp friends in Darien- we all said it with a last syllable of "Anne" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:45 PM Flag
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Dare-rey-anne [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:27 PM Flag
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Thank you! Everyone on YB was saying it ends in "enne" not "anne". They're so wrong [ Reply | More ]
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Bunch of dry humpers over on YB. [ Reply | More ]
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Flyover moms who think they live in the tristate just because they watched Sex and the City [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:31 PM Flag
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Dare-e-enn. I grew up there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:32 PM Flag
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FAKE or s/n [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:33 PM Flag
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lol this. No one says "enne". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:37 PM Flag
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Not fake. People who live there now don't know how to pronounce it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:38 PM Flag
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It's the same as saying "it's nothing" in French [ Reply | More ]
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No [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:46 PM Flag
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Dairy N [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:37 PM Flag
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:) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:31 PM Flag
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Like Daryl Hannah's character in Wall Street [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:38 PM Flag
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how is that? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:39 PM Flag
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"You think you'd be dicking someone like Darien" ... about 14 seconds in http://youtu.be/ruK0yRMHOGA [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:46 PM Flag
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1. That is not Daryl Hannah. 2. He's talking about a guy, not the town [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:51 PM Flag
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Which syllable has the accent, the last? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:40 PM Flag
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Yes, Dairy-Ann [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:44 PM Flag
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Dairy-ANN? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:45 PM Flag
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It's enn, not ann. Or was for decades, anyway. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:46 PM Flag
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wait, what? where does the long A sound come from? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:46 PM Flag
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Just history - people started saying it that way and it got passed down [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:46 PM Flag
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How do you pronounce Douche bag? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:49 PM Flag
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New Canaan. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:49 PM Flag
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lol. good one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:50 PM Flag
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haha [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:52 PM Flag
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Ridgefield. At least the people in new Canaan have money. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:22 PM Flag
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Ridgefield is nice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:54 PM Flag
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This whole thread is like sayins New Orleans is properly pronounced Nawlins because that's how the locals say it. That's not how it works. Dairy Ann my ass. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:54 PM Flag
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This reasoning is ridiculous. We expect people who move from Tx to pronounce the street "Houston" bc that is simply how its pronounced. Inha e never heard anyone from the metro area pronounce it with an "enne" ending but I certainly wouldn't care if anyone ever did (let alone start an Internet debate). Why are so worked up about it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:49 PM Flag
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You have to watch this video I cam across while researching this topic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89CHfyQt1y0 Is this really how people live out there? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:16 PM Flag
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not too far off, actually. i thought it was a nice video. god bless. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:33 PM Flag
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Daughters of the American Revolution Ian [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:28 PM Flag
[ - ] With all the talk about teaching responsibility, no mention of alcohol, drugs seems to be mentioned. Most stories I've heard concern incapacitated teens doing things they wouldn't rationally do. Good kids. Hope we all bring up this in our "talks". 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:22 PM Flag
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I tells my dd that if she choses to drink to excess, she's outsourcing her safety to the lowest common denominator in the room [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:30 PM Flag
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np. I think that's a good way to put it. People are crapping all over Chrissie Hynde because she says it's her fault she let herself get surrounded by a bunch of bikers, but women have to have at least some sense of personal responsibility in some situations. If my son got drunk and had his wallet stolen because he's too wasted to notice, I would tell him he deserved it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:59 PM Flag
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Plenty of guys get drunk without attacking girls, though. Alcohol is an excuse for who they are. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:34 PM Flag
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I personally think it's the opposite problem. Many girls get drunk, have sex and then regret it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:42 PM Flag
[ - ] Any Sassy moms on? What are some of the trending comeback lines? Want my dd to be sassy in her new MS. Is Bye Felicia still trending? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:21 PM Flag
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Weird. Why do you care if she's sassy and 'trending'? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:28 PM Flag
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Whatevs [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:31 PM Flag
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why don't you let her figure this stuff out for herself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:29 PM Flag
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Here's a quarter, call someone who cares. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:31 PM Flag
[ - ] What is your favorite flavor of saltines? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:16 PM Flag
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Saltine flavor. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:17 PM Flag
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:) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:31 PM Flag
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Salted [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:20 PM Flag
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Ebenzer Baptist [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:23 PM Flag
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1st trimester nausea [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:00 PM Flag
[ - ] Am I just incredibly lucky? I "made out" with guys when I much younger. Sometimes clothing even came off. When I wanted to stop, we stopped. The guys didn't keep forcing themselves on me. They were nice normal guys who understood that just because you really, really want to have sex it doesn't give you the right to rape a girl who you are making out with. Apparently, there are lots of ladies on UB who think that those guys don't exist, or that men's desire to have sex excuses their desire to have sex with a woman (or girl) who has said she doesn't want to have sex right now. I get that many women haven't been that lucky, but if the guy continues after you have told him to stop, he is a rapist, period. And how INSULTING to the many men who understand this to pretend that the guys who do ignore the "no" aren't rapists because their partner just wasn't "assertive enough" in their no. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:13 PM Flag
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No, I agree with you and have had the same experience. Rape doesn't become some sort of biological imperative when the clothes come off - boys who have been brought up well understand this. Those who don't are rapists. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:16 PM Flag
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I think many of those guys still exist. But so do some entitled potential rapists. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:18 PM Flag
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but you have assholes like this:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4ctVrpoGYo [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:22 PM Flag
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I never took my clothes off unless I intended to have sex so I wouldn't really know. I assume there are some decent guys out there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:30 PM Flag
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I made out with a bunch of guys in college. Didn't lose my virginity till after. Dated 2 guys (nothing serious - about 5-6 months). No one ever remotely pressured me (and I went to plenty of frat parties( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:40 PM Flag
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Great. But don't assume others had your experience. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:51 PM Flag
[ - ] NYC moms. At what age is it OK to leave your dc home for the weekend? UES (btwn 5th and Mad) in full service doorman building. 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:10 PM Flag
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General Topics 08.30.15, 06:12 PM Flag
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why would you leave them home alone for the weekend? maybe not dangerous but pretty lonely. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:13 PM Flag
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started dating again. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:14 PM Flag
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OP: that was not me above. Kids are tired of going out East every weekend and want to stay in the city, play team sports and socialize with their friends. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:16 PM Flag
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Don't do it. My parents did. I was "trustworthy". Lots of parties. And all that goes with it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:19 PM Flag
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You will have many years to do what you want after the kids go to college. I would suck it up and stay in the city for now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:25 PM Flag
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When I was a teen it would not have been lonely at all. It's just a wkend. That said, I'd wait till after high school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:48 PM Flag
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Safety aside, not a good idea. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:14 PM Flag
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I was good kid but once friends knew I was home alone it brought out rebellious behavior. Liquor cabinet, pot, cigarettes. I felt enormous pressure to fit in with this. Hard to say no. Bad situation to leave even a good kid in. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:19 PM Flag
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if you want to go away, have them stay at a friend's place with parents. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:28 PM Flag
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High school and parents' away equal party or partying or hookups. Even if you have them stay with friends you have to make sure those parents are savvy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:38 PM Flag
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Are you an idiot? Your apt will become party central. We didn't till she was out of h.s. - and told doorman to watch out for parties. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 07:47 PM Flag
[ - ] This whole Labrie case has freaked my dh out and exasperated his fears for dd. He is now teaching her how to dry hump after reading all the posts here. 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:08 PM Flag
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Fake. Wrong answer. He should teach her to leave. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:09 PM Flag
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Fake, but I find the DH's most vocal about protecting their DD's are the biggest fk ups when it comes to cheating and sleeping around. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:11 PM Flag
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I also find this to be the case. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:16 PM Flag
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Because they were these guys! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:19 PM Flag
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So this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:41 PM Flag
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Geez. Go get some help. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:13 PM Flag
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Your DH is dry humping your DD??? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:15 PM Flag
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General Topics 08.30.15, 06:17 PM Flag
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Lol. He wants to apparently. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:20 PM Flag
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You mean exacerbated. Also, gross. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.30.15, 06:43 PM Flag
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