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[ - ] My five year old has been watching Youtube videos in the basement since literally 7:30 this morning. I check in on him every 90 minutes or so but otherwise he hasn't been upstairs all day. Any thoughts? 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:09 PM Flag
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Roi Wassab? [ Reply | More ]
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Wassabi [ Reply | More ]
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Is that where you keep him? [ Reply | More ]
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Are you ok with it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:13 PM Flag
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Yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:17 PM Flag
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OK, well then it's fine. I would not be ok. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:37 PM Flag
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Why not? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 10:10 PM Flag
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Well, I guess if that's your idea of parenting, go for it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:19 PM Flag
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Lol [ Reply | More ]
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Troll [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:24 PM Flag
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Anthony Weiner? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:24 PM Flag
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Is he navigating YouTube by himself? The comments section there is gross. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:59 PM Flag
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Is he watching YouTube for kids? It filters the inappropriate stuff. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 10:16 PM Flag
[ - ] Any suggestions for a kid-friendly restaurant (NOT Big Daddy, Sugar Shop, that Black Tap place, Max Brenner, please) in Manhattan or Brooklyn for DD's third birthday lunch or dinner with DH, older DC, birthday DD, and my ILs? ILs insist we go out. Obviously, a full bar is a must for the grownups. Did similar thing for older DC's 2nd birthday at Odeon several years ago. 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:51 PM Flag
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Dos Caminos in Soho [ Reply | More ]
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Otto [ Reply | More ]
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Landmarc, The Smith [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:00 PM Flag
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The Smith is SOOOO loud [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:07 PM Flag
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Landmarc in TWC or Ditch Plains in W Village. Both grown up but kid friendly [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:02 PM Flag
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Ehh don't see what's so great about Landmarc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:09 PM Flag
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Didn't Ditch plains close? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:13 PM Flag
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Cow Girl in West Village. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:07 PM Flag
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OP thanks. We did that a few years ago for Father's Day. Love that place. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:24 PM Flag
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Tony's Di Napoli UES [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:09 PM Flag
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this - very kid friendly and the food is good. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:27 PM Flag
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OP thanks. Can't remember if we've been there or not. It's right near where my ILs live. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:30 PM Flag
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El Vez, Blue Smoke. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:14 PM Flag
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The Smith. They are always kind to children there and make it a nice experience. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:17 PM Flag
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OP here. Thanks for the suggestions! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:25 PM Flag
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The Dutch--birthday pie! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:55 PM Flag
[ - ] "Sue's DH is a doctor and they can't even afford private school for 3 DCs!" yep, a mom actually said this. 21 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:46 PM Flag
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These are small people. Don't mind them. You time is worth more. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:00 PM Flag
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This [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:34 PM Flag
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Maybe Sue has a relative with six figure medical bills. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:01 PM Flag
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Ignore. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:01 PM Flag
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Doesn't surprise me. Most doctors are earning 200K which with 3 kids is not enough in NYC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:08 PM Flag
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OP me neither, but what a silly comment to make. Not everyone has a trust fund like this particular woman does. She's not living in reality. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:11 PM Flag
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Ignore and move on with your own life [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:17 PM Flag
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I feel so sorry for doctors in Manhattan, having to nickle and dime patients with procedures and tests, then fighting over it with insurance companies, just to make ends meet [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:11 PM Flag
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I have one and can't afford private school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:13 PM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:25 PM Flag
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pp: And I am a doctor. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:30 PM Flag
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It's really shocking to me that doctors can no longer afford private school for their kids. My dad is a doctor and was able to afford private school and undergrad for 3 kids in the 80s/90s. Not a surgeon either. Not sure what changed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:19 PM Flag
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Finance and Tech became King. You hear on UB all the time how those of us who graduated from private school in the 80s/90s had parents/peer parents who were doctors, college professors and lawyers. There also wasn't such a big gap between the haves and haves more. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:30 PM Flag
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This is true. Now it seems like finance and for those who hit the tech lottery, have absurd amounts of money compared to all other highly educated professions. When did this happen? Plus the tuition costs are outrageous now so only these multimillionaires can truly afford it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:38 PM Flag
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It's better to become a "doctorpreneur" - launch your own line of products, write books, etc. Just seeing patients and getting kickbacks from pharma outfits won't pay you that well anymore. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:28 PM Flag
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I know a doctorpreneur. He and his DW are pretty insufferable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:29 PM Flag
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I think that's why so many Drs are doing Botox etc. regardless of their specialties, it's an all cash business, [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:32 PM Flag
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You have to. Dentists are even a thing off the past. Now you have to be into Cosmetic Dentistry to make a decent living. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:34 PM Flag
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Exactly this. Even my OB-GYN is doing a side business of "laser procedures and non-invasive aesthetics." Thought he was sending my DC a birthday card but it was a postcard for his offerings. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:41 PM Flag
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Mine too. My obgyn opened a medi spa adjacent to her practice offering everything from massage and facials to all types of fillers, laser peels etc. I think they even do acupuncture. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:44 PM Flag
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The new big thing is "anti-aging therapy," specifically prescribing stuff like HGH, testosterone, or steroids for men. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:42 PM Flag
[ - ] If your kid was a late talker, at what age did they start speaking in complete sentences? Not just 2-3 word phrases. 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:46 PM Flag
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YDD was not super late, but started talking in longer phrases/sentences around 30 months. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:49 PM Flag
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You mean 2.5 years? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:50 PM Flag
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Yes, but OP is asking for specific time the milestone was reached. Zheesh. 2.5 can be anywhere from 30 months - 36 months. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:52 PM Flag
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After age 3. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:51 PM Flag
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Df's child is five and just starting sentences, but obviously this is extreme [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:52 PM Flag
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Is the 5 yo in a regular school? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:59 PM Flag
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No, in a specialized school for this purpose, with a teacher just assigned to him. That's how he's made progress [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:06 PM Flag
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Op: my Dc is 26 months and only saying select words and a few 2-3 word phrases [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:03 PM Flag
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That is not very behind. I would go through EI and get speech but it is not very concerning at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:11 PM Flag
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My dd was the same. When she graduated pre school they gave her the public speaking 'award' [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:37 PM Flag
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My oldest DD had three words at age 2 and was speaking in full sentences just before her third birthday. Now she's almost four and can talk circles around us. We joke that we need a 'Be Quiet' therapist now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 11:01 PM Flag
[ - ] Can you guys recommend some fun scenic restaurants in Chelsea that would be good for kids? Preferably someplace with a nice view or fun ambiance. Thanks so much. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:46 PM Flag
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For now? The frying Pan if it's before 2pm. Bubby's in the meatpacking. The Park if you don't care about the food. Cookshop if you do. The garden at Trestle on Tenth. Antonio Pizza. Black tap if you want to wait in line for an hour. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:51 PM Flag
[ - ] My 2 yo Ds started preschool today. He has some sensory issues and mild speech delay, in therapy, but no autism at this point. He has some quirky behaviors like hand flapping and jumping when he gets excited. It's not a constant thing and deliberate when he sees a new activity he wants to try. The parents are required to attend the first week. I was a bit concerned today that some parents noticed his flapping, and I'm worried they won't be social or friendly with us. Anyone have this experience? 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:44 PM Flag
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No one knows which kid is whose. Ignore. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:54 PM Flag
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Well they separated the class into groups of 5-6 to come for 2 hours per day with the parents in the room so it would be difficult for the other parents not to notice him. He was fine after the first 20 minutes or so once he got used to being there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:01 PM Flag
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people really are too busy worried about the behaviors of their own 2 year old at this point. all will be fine. good luck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:23 PM Flag
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You'll be fine. No one is going to shun you over this. If your kid was a biter or a hitter that would probably get some skeptics. Similarly with very badly out of control kids. Those get no friends. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:10 PM Flag
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Do 2 yos ever have tantrums at preschool? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:22 PM Flag
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yes. less than at home, but it can happen. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:23 PM Flag
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What would be considered "out of control"? Don't all toddlers have this type of behavior occasionally? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:25 PM Flag
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SpEd person here: never seen hand-flapping in a typically developing kid; only in autistic children. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:38 PM Flag
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Can you expand? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:42 PM Flag
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Maybe because you have only worked with autistic kids who hand flapped. My Ds doesn't hand flap randomly like autistic kids do. He only does it when he gets excited. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:59 PM Flag
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What is it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 10:06 PM Flag
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"These behaviors are caused by unmet sensory needs and can be found in all different types of children, even those without disorders. In fact, adults often engage in self-stimulatory behaviors. We have just found socially acceptable ways of doing them so that no one thinks we’re crazy. For example, when I have to sit in a long meeting, my foot starts shaking, I doodle on my paper, I take out a piece of gum to chew, or I stand up and take a trip to the bathroom to get some movement in. All of these things are because I have been sitting without much sensory input for too long and my body is asking to move." https://www.speechandlanguagekids.com/stop-flapping-and-self-stimulatory-behaviors/ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 10:08 PM Flag
[ - ] Anthony is not a Jewish name is it? 21 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:44 PM Flag
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OMG you're right! He's just pretending to be Jewish! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:45 PM Flag
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The Weiner is. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:46 PM Flag
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Italian [ Reply | More ]
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op: I am aware that it is commonly Italian so Catholic but is it very uncommon to be Jewish? Is St. Anthony in Jewish literature? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:50 PM Flag
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Fudgetaboutit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:51 PM Flag
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We don't have saints. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:10 PM Flag
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op: I am aware that it is commonly Italian so Catholic but is it very uncommon to be Jewish? Is St. Anthony in Jewish literature? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:50 PM Flag
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There are plenty of Saints names that are also common Jewish names. Joseph, Paul, Mark, Matthew, Michael, Andrew ... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:58 PM Flag
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The only things more or less off-limits are things like Christine, Christopher, Maria, Mary etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:00 PM Flag
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there are no Jewish saints. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:59 PM Flag
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We're all the disciples Jewish? As was Jesus? Even Joseph and Mary were Jewish. Right??????? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:11 PM Flag
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Weren't. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:11 PM Flag
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Dial it back there, Dan Brown. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:13 PM Flag
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What? It's a factual thing if you believe it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 11:09 PM Flag
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Or Spanish. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:50 PM Flag
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op: Right. Forgot that. Thanks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:52 PM Flag
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Or Italian...there are Italian Jews too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:12 PM Flag
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I have a cousin named Anthony. -signed, Jew. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:10 PM Flag
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Catholic saint's name. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:39 PM Flag
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No, but I know a Jew named Megan of all things, so you never know what people will like. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 10:20 PM Flag
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Out of his entire name, Anthony is the one you have issue with? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 11:18 PM Flag
[ - ] Are any of you married to this person, too? That there always has to be something to pick at. Comes home to a clean house, happy kids, dinner ready, and says "oh, you put a lot of laundry in the basket that you're carrying. That's too much." Or "oh, I didn't know you were making corn tonight. I would have told you that when I make it I put milk into the pan with it." Or "the kids only read for an hour today? They really need to start reading more before school starts." It's like there has to be something to dig at in order for them to feel better. 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:38 PM Flag
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When you address it with him and ask why he makes so many critical comments, what does he say? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:40 PM Flag
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Say something. Bet He/She doesn't even know he is doing it. It's an unconscious thing. And don't fight it - just repeat it back to them. And ask them how they do things with the smallest detail ' Should I hold the coffeepot this way?" "Do you want me to put your socks there?" "Is it better for the milk to be on this shelf?" She'll get the picture soon enough . . . [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:43 PM Flag
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I've tried that, and she says "stop being such an asshole." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:48 PM Flag
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So you are a SAHD? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:06 PM Flag
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So that's your reply when she says it to you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 11:21 PM Flag
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That sounds annoying. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:43 PM Flag
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I think I might be like this to a certain extent. Definitely got it from my mother, and I'm trying to work on it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:44 PM Flag
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Yup. Driving me crazy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:51 PM Flag
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This is my DH but I finally realized he may have mild aspergers. Many of the symptoms match up. Yesterday when I came home with groceries he asked why the brown rice looked different from the brown rice we had a few days ago. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:09 PM Flag
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Omg! How does he even notice the difference in color? I would lose it. [ Reply | More ]
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I would kill that guy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:11 PM Flag
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That is my dh. And yes, I believe it comes from insecurity and the need to feel they are more on top of things than anyone else. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:12 PM Flag
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Is this your DH, MIL, mom or sister? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:21 PM Flag
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Yeah this has to be a woman. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:27 PM Flag
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My MIL is kind of like this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:29 PM Flag
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This is my mom. It's like she loves the sound of her own voice. Always offering unsolicited advice because she "means well" but I see it as her way of trying to control me or minimize me, because whatever I do, it's never good enough. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:42 PM Flag
[ - ] Tell me your craziest online dating story. I can't be the only one meeting FREAKS. 20 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:36 PM Flag
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My stories are too embarrassing. Yes, there are freaks. Takes a lot of sifting through profiles to find someone you might click with. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:38 PM Flag
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Come on, please? How embarrassing can it be on an anonymous board? I need to know I'm not alone sister. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:39 PM Flag
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I share if you share... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:40 PM Flag
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My issues isn't clicking with people - it's how they act after 2 dates (pressuring me for sexting/sex), learning that they've got a GF, people I know, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:42 PM Flag
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And just general weirdos. If you are 45+ and never married there is a major problem. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:42 PM Flag
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OK agreed to meet this guy and he felt me up at a bar then we went to a park and made out. Texted with a 30 something guy who was married but said he was single for the first 10 rounds. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:44 PM Flag
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Yikes when did he fess up? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:45 PM Flag
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Wait public making out is crazy? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:48 PM Flag
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Yes please! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:41 PM Flag
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Fabricated his net worth, turned out to be a stalker - fortunately was able to get rid of him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:51 PM Flag
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At what point does someone bring up their net worth? Unless you are engaged I would consider this a red flag. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:53 PM Flag
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Luanne? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:28 PM Flag
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Do you think someone who lives (legitimately) in 2 states is a red flag? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:53 PM Flag
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Depends on why I guess. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:00 PM Flag
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I was one for one on internet dates. Married twelve years and counting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:12 PM Flag
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The guy didn't know what Cliff Notes are. He thought they were the little numbers at the bottom of the page. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:12 PM Flag
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I met my DH online but I certainly have my share of stories from my online dating adventures. There is the guy I met in an AOL chat room who walked around the UWS with me who showed up drinking orange juice out of a clear Shampoo bottle, giggling to me "people will think I am really drinking shampoo but its just OJ!! ha ha!"; or the guy whose profile pics showed him w/ full head of hair and he claimed he was 5'7 but when we met in person, he was really 5'4 to 5'5"; or the guy who seemed perfect for about 2 weeks until I discovered he was really married; the list is endless! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:13 PM Flag
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Met a divorced guy who owned an Italian restaurant. Seemed a little rough around the edges, but funny. Then I googled him and found a crazy story from an archived 80s newspaper where he turned out to have been the sole survivor of some kind of home-based drug deal that went wrong, he was shot and dove out a window to run for help, police came and there was a hostage standoff. His friend and the homeowner were killed. I decided it was a little too crazy for me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:22 PM Flag
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I met my DH on Jdate almost 10 years ago. I was in my mid-twenties and had met my fair share of freaks, as well as some "perfectly nice but not my catch" type of guys. One guy I met suggested we go for a walk in Central Park. We sat on a bench (it was the afternoon) and when we parted ways, he yelled out to me "You better answer my calls and not ignore me!" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:33 PM Flag
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met a famous author (not for me but we became good friends); met a brilliant and charming teacher who had no fewer than 7 girlfriends simultaneously (lying to all of them, no less); met the husband of the girlfriend of a [male] friend [they had an open marriage. Divorced now.]; met a guy with heavy mob connections (I work in law enforcement). Boy did he get scared when I told him what I do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 10:35 PM Flag
[ - ] Day care or Nanny for my 2.5 year old? My old nanny is leaving us. I feel like DC needs to interact with other kids but pickup/drop off is really hard for me. 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:34 PM Flag
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You do what works for you at this age. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:35 PM Flag
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I think 2.5 sounds like a good time to start daycare, but that's just me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:35 PM Flag
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No preschool? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:36 PM Flag
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I need to leave her for entire day, [ Reply | More ]
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OMG [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:41 PM Flag
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NP why OMG? Maybe OP has a *GASP* full-time job! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:42 PM Flag
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OMG... FULL TIME JOB ON UB [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:47 PM Flag
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Np, my dd's pre school had an extended day option which I used to care for her full day [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:44 PM Flag
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My dcs love preschool. I'm the one who posted earlier about ramping up. They are 2 and 4 and always beg to stay extra late (they already stay late till 3 but there is after care till 5) and beg to go on Fridays (my day off). They blab all about their wonderful day and their friends on the way home. My 2 yo didn't speak much, has been in preschool for 2 weeks, and is talking talking away, and sleeping so much better. That said - I was a total introvert and would've hated that! But if dc is active and/or loves being around other kids, go for it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:46 PM Flag
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I think nanny is better b/c kids get sick etc. I prefer kids to be in their own home rather than spend 10 hours or more at a daycare with screaming crying kids all the time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:13 PM Flag
[ - ] Ok so my mutual fund sell finally went through. But it shows now as stock buying power when what i want is the cash. How do I cash it out? Will call tomorrow am but can anyone help in the meantime? tia. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:32 PM Flag
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Don't do anything. Stock buying power just means what you can buy if you want to buy something in advance of settlement. You will get the cash in your acct in 24 hrs per usual rules on mutual fund settlement. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:34 PM Flag
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ok thanks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:35 PM Flag
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May take more than one day to settle trade. Depends on fund [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:48 PM Flag
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It usually takes several days to get the actual cash payout from Ameritrade. Put in the transfer request now, but date it for Thursday. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:35 PM Flag
[ - ] My sister is a lot younger (27) and over the weekend we were laughing about the idea that she would date or marry someone in their 40s. We just couldn't imagine her bringing someone that old (for her) home. I'm in my mid-30s and I haven't seen anyone my age or older dating someone in their 20s. Is this really something that happens? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:31 PM Flag
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None of my friends married more than a few years older until second marriages and then they went up to 10 years older. I remember being 25 and going out with a 35 year old and he seemed weirdly old. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:35 PM Flag
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Ok. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:39 PM Flag
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I've never seen it amongst my friends, with one exception. Everyone I know who is married is married to someone within five years of his/her own age (and most are within one or two years). I do have one friend who dated a 40yo in her late 20s, but she has self-admitted daddy issues. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:00 PM Flag
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Per BC study, first marriages, age difference averages 3 years, second, man is on average 12 years older. You wont see this tll late. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:07 PM Flag
[ - ] Nordstrom is opening in NYC?? Yay!! 21 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:27 PM Flag
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There are two in Brooklyn (one of which is in downtown Brooklyn). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:28 PM Flag
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Ooh I love Nordstroms [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:29 PM Flag
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Ooh I love Nordstroms [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:30 PM Flag
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Aren't those Nordstrom racks? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:32 PM Flag
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They are. I love them, but nowhere near the same thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:36 PM Flag
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Yay more mallification of NYC [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:30 PM Flag
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blah blah blah, Nordstroms is the bomb [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:32 PM Flag
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I'll take Nordstrom over yet another bank or Duane Reade. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:32 PM Flag
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It's the Duane Reade of clothing stores. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:36 PM Flag
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You are a moron. They carry all the high end brands. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:30 PM Flag
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Or Starbucks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:37 PM Flag
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I never understood Nordstrom when I lived in SoFL. Very tacky clothing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:32 PM Flag
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That's probably because of the market for the location. They have great own brand stuff, especially knitwear/cashmere. I order a ton from them online, much better than a lot of the mall type stores (Jcrew etc) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:37 PM Flag
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The store manager is given lots of discretion to pick merchandise for her market. I guess she decided that Miami types love tacky clothing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:41 PM Flag
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OR: Got it. Probably the case. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:14 PM Flag
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What dept. store do you like better? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:38 PM Flag
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They are regionally quite different. The one in Short Hills is nice. Free alterations too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:40 PM Flag
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Where? Saks is 9/9 downtown!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:41 PM Flag
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Underneath a 1500 foot luxury tower on West 57th near Columbus Circle... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:12 PM Flag
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when? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:37 PM Flag
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Love Nordies. They offer free alterations, sometimes same day/next day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:41 PM Flag
[ - ] I hate my boss. She assigns me difficult questions she doesn't know the answer to and then tells me how to answer, even when I don't agree. When the recipient of the guidance has a follow-up question that I can't answer bc I don't agree, the boss then goes no contact on email, etc. So I look like the dumb ass that is now floundering. Bitch. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:27 PM Flag
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So many bad managers and a real Lack of leadership everywhere [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:42 PM Flag
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So many shitty leaders. I bookmarked this little article from 2007 but it's still true: https://www.fastcompany.com/919287/ten-habits-incompetent-managers [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:43 PM Flag
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Have you had this bookmarked for 9 yrs? I am just curious. That is really organized. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:00 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone living in Miami? Boss is moving there next week and I want to get him a great, relevant gift for the move. He is a family man, loves to hunt, loves historical fiction. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:23 PM Flag
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DEET. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:30 PM Flag
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LOL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:31 PM Flag
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And condoms. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:32 PM Flag
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Cake in the shape of bronzed buns. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:33 PM Flag
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Mosquito net. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:37 PM Flag
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Gift certificate to Joe's stone crab [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:48 PM Flag
[ - ] Should I Scotch Guard the carpet in the kid's room? Is it toxic? Or a good idea because they spill milk, etc.? The service guy is here and I have no clue what to answer. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:23 PM Flag
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I disliked it b/c of the chemicals. I also will put it out there that you should pull up the carpeting and put down wood or tile. Put a scatter rug over that. Mold is under those carpets. That's toxic alone. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:25 PM Flag
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Thanks for the input. I wish we could pull up the rug, but that would be new renovation dollars we can't spend. I don't know what is under there unfortunately. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:39 PM Flag
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It's not mold. Just keep dry spot clean and vacuum [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:33 PM Flag
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If you get your carpets steam cleaned there will be mold in the underlayer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 11:10 PM Flag
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Super toxic. No. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:31 PM Flag
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And I am pretty easy going about perceived toxins. I eat gluten and vaccinate haha [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:32 PM Flag
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FFS. That's what passes for easygoing today? NP. I agree re the Scotchguard though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:38 PM Flag
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It was a joke. OR. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 10:55 PM Flag
[ - ] If you dream of having tons and tons of money, the kind of money that allows you to buy a $20 million apartment, have a country house, fly first class to Europe, etc etc, what is it that you think that money would do for your life? Do you think that your life would be that much better if you could just buy anything you wanted at the drop of a hat? 29 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:21 PM Flag
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I think it would get boring - I'm sure I would buy a few nice places and then use the rest for charity [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:22 PM Flag
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It does get boring. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:00 PM Flag
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Are you this wealthy? I love clothes, but I cannot wrap my head around spending thousands for a pair of pants or a jacket. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:08 PM Flag
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Hell to the yes. Done with poverty. I ate welfare cheese as a kid and had exactly 2 pairs of pants. Mom washed 1 one week, the other the other week. Was not fun. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:23 PM Flag
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Not needing to work, stressing about bills/savings = very nice [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:24 PM Flag
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why are you stressing about bills now? What can't you afford? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:30 PM Flag
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np: College for 1 dc and retirement for the 2 of us. Elder care for my parents and in-laws. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:36 PM Flag
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NP why do you need to pay for elder care? How old are your parents and ILs? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:40 PM Flag
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70's and 80's. They have a plethora of serious illnesses including one with ALZ. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:47 PM Flag
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I am sorry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:57 PM Flag
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This! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:38 PM Flag
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Yes, I would be able to spend more time with my husband and kids. I'd be able to help people I wanted to help. Money doesn't represent things to me, it represents freedom. I'm so tired of working and not seeing my family. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:24 PM Flag
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I doubt there is much I would want to buy. Have never been flashy even when I've had the funds. I would love to do something like open an arts center in a economically depressed area and just participate in the running of that, as an example. There are so many things I wish I could do (as opposed to buy). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:25 PM Flag
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We are financially stable and not materialistic, but would like to afford another dc [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:37 PM Flag
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Yes my life would be better without stress of college and retirement. Luxuries are great. You just have to understand that money does not buy you a new you. Same you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:42 PM Flag
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Well said. Please someone tell this to my mom who's always redecorating, buying accessories, going to estate sales and Home Goods, but still miserable and "excluded" from cliques. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:44 PM Flag
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Yes. Also people who lose lots of weight expect their lives to be different. Still same you. You feel better and look better but little else changes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:50 PM Flag
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Yes. Also people who lose lots of weight or get plastic surgery expect their lives to be different. Still same you. You feel better and look better but little else changes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:50 PM Flag
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Am I the only one who isn't absolutely terrified of paying for college? We could float $30k a year if we had to. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:49 PM Flag
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It's not 30k, especially if you include room and board [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:53 PM Flag
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I am. Retirement also. My fear is almost obsessive except it is real. We don't spend but we started late and just don't make that much. We will have to retire in a shack in WV or something. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:55 PM Flag
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NP We will too. We can be neighbors! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:03 PM Flag
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That would be nice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 10:24 PM Flag
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Right now it is 30k per year for one kid total of cost of attendance at in state colleges. It will not be 30k per year in 7 yrs when my oldest goes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:55 PM Flag
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I have that sort of money and it makes things easier but in a way it's emptier because things lose value when you can afford pretty much anything you want. Not sure if that makes sense or not but having enough money to the point that money doesn't really matter is a blessing and a curse IME [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 08:59 PM Flag
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^I meant having enough money to the point that it doesn't matter [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:01 PM Flag
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NP willing to deal with the curse. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:04 PM Flag
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Funny thing is, five years ago these kind of people dominated UB, just to gossip about Manhattan pre-school exmissions and the ERB process...times have changed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:14 PM Flag
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No matter how high up you get, there are always more successful people you'll strive to emulate. Success becomes measured in how many tens of millions DH makes each year at his fund, compared to other fund managers. It's always a rat race. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 08.29.16, 09:15 PM Flag
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