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[ - ] Overheard on subway platform: 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 02:54 PM Flag
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ATTENTION LADIES AND GENTLEMEN! THERE IS A DELAY IN ALL FLRGBLVT SERVICE. FRETGWGLDSV TRAINS ON THE VLEE, GREEE AND SLEEE LINES WILL BE RUNNING FEJRGORSE! THANK YOU! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 03:00 PM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 03:03 PM Flag
[ - ] overheard on subway post: 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 02:53 PM Flag
[ - ] are all 3 year old boys wild hooligans or is it just mine?? 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 06.23.08, 02:50 PM Flag
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only if their father or mother was a hooligan-runs in the family type trait. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 02:51 PM Flag
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Hmmm... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 02:53 PM Flag
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^^yes from a fellow hooligan parent. the kid sure is funny and wiley [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 02:56 PM Flag
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i would take a hooligan over a shy kid any day of the week. no contest. kids with spunk go the distance. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 02:59 PM Flag
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I dunno if it is spunk or just misbehaving. Hard to take him out places now. The boy cannot sit still. What will he be like come september when nursery school starts??? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 03:00 PM Flag
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i think it's all of them. mine are only 2 and 1 and I shudder to think of what they'll be doing by 3... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 02:57 PM Flag
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not true i have seen many 3 year olds who are shy and not very funny. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 03:00 PM Flag
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i guess it just runs in my family....all the boys we know are wild [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 03:03 PM Flag
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I think it's universal. All of the boys in DD's preschool class were wild (adorable, but wild) as were all of my nephews as they passed through that age. Some settled down, others needed to be put on a football field. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 03:00 PM Flag
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or given ritalin? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 03:01 PM Flag
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not nice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 03:04 PM Flag
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nope. my brother has 4 boys between 5 and 16, SIL has 2 (6 & 9). none of them have been medicated. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 03:04 PM Flag
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do you think they should be? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 03:06 PM Flag
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no, I don't. I laughed when my brother bought a tackling dummy, but I am not questioning the wisdom behind the purchase - his oldest DS is probably going to start on his HS football team in the fall. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 03:11 PM Flag
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seems like all the ones I know are. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 03:21 PM Flag
[ - ] Would appreciate it if someone could recommend a hotel during art basel next winter. Did ritz carlton last year at the last minute, but prefer not to spend $1000,night. tia 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 06.23.08, 02:44 PM Flag
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my finances are so bad that reading that just makes me laugh. $1000/night! inconceivable [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 02:46 PM Flag
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my finances aren't that bad and I still have to laugh at a $1000 a night hotel room. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 03:08 PM Flag
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If you go to the web site they have a recommended travel service. Why not use them? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 05:16 PM Flag
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Dear President Bush, the rest of us cannot afford $1000 a night. Good luck and tell barbara hello... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 05:20 PM Flag
[ - ] My MIL recently retired- thought maybe she would spend sometime with her grandkids- but she schedules everyday with a friend. If a friend cancels or she can't get a friend to spend time with her than she will call me to see them. My SIL also thinks that its weird that our MIL wants to just see her friends and not her grandkids as a first choice. How should I handle this? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 02:42 PM Flag
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aw, give her some time. she probably needs to adjust to being home all the time and maybe having adult dates makes her feel good. also, c'mon don't you sort of understand. if you could go hang out with friends and know that in the time in between you can hang out with dc, wouldn't you sometimes do that? i would, adults are the ones that are hard to schedule. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 02:45 PM Flag
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Why don't you plan a time with MIL in advance. Just because she is retired doesn't mean she has to make her grandkids her first priority. She is entitled to have a life. You should make playdates with her as you would anyone else and as she does with her friends. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 02:46 PM Flag
[ - ] Rosetta Stone software worth it? TIA. 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 02:41 PM Flag
[ - ] I am going through a phase of looking up old friends/boyfriends - no contact - anyone else do this a little too intensely? Thoughts? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 02:41 PM Flag
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nope when I'm done with them, I'm done with em. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 02:46 PM Flag
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op, are you that poster who found her old high school boyfriend on facebook and came here to whine and complain? Get over it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 02:49 PM Flag
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No, this is my first posting. I love your open attitude :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 06:45 PM Flag
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yeah, i've done it. it'll pass. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 02:47 PM Flag
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Oh yeah...I am pregnant and dream about them,then google the next day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 02:47 PM Flag
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No, this is my first time posting on ub. Thanks for the "it'll pass" reassurance - it's just that I do this periodically - more of a serial-snooping issue. I also have dreams. Maybe an issue for therapy... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 06:42 PM Flag
[ - ] Stroller question... My 2 year old son just blew through the max weight limits for the Bugaboo Frog (40 lbs). Any suggestions for a similar type replacement? I hate to be stuck with just the Maclaren... I think my options are Baby Jogger City or City Elite, the Valco Roundabout or the BOB Revolution or Rev AW. Thanks. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 02:36 PM Flag
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why not just the maclaren? they're fine for constant use, i think. but the bob is good if you need off-roading [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 02:42 PM Flag
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B/C I will greatly miss the ease of pushing one handed etc...I find the Maclaren to be much greater effort to push and a very rough ride for him. Plus, I powerwalk in Central Park with him often. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 02:55 PM Flag
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love my phil and ted's but not sure of the weight limit. i use it as a double but it'd be great as a single [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 02:59 PM Flag
[ - ] sometimes i feel so overwhelmed by mothers who prep their 3/4 yrs old kids to take tests or do those special activities. i mean, if you were zoned for a good school and knew that you will send your kid there, would you put them through this? i find some parents to be just crazy about this. why cannot we let the kids be kids at that age? signed: a mom from abroad. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 06.23.08, 02:36 PM Flag
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i totally agree with you and i was born and raised in nyc. not only is it crazy but studies have shown over and over that this kind of environment for children is not good. i raise my children differently than those mothers who do test prep and the like. just ignore those people and focus on what you really want your children to learn [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 02:38 PM Flag
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totally agree. so maybe try not to even pay attention or get overwhelmed. they'll do it that way, you do yours. your kids will be just fine and you'll be more relaxed. i get that it makes one wonder if you should be doing different, but realize that most people are like you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 02:43 PM Flag
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why should you care what other mom's do? sounds like you have too much time on your hands. keep your nose in your own back yard. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 02:50 PM Flag
[ - ] repost: i am executor of parents estate. bil is driving me nuts with his questions. i didn't have time earlier to respond, but 1 of the issues i have with him and my sister is that they are incredibly dishonest and have tried to steal $$$ from their dc. so, i really feel like i've done all i can for them and don't want to talk anymore. has anyone btdt? i am concerned because i realize our dc will not likely be close. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 02:35 PM Flag
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you have to detach from the situation. you can only do so much and then it's out of your hands, clearly these people will quickly blow all that money your parents saved - how sad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 02:38 PM Flag
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op: you have no idea. they are threatening legal action (my dh is a lawyer - it shows you how clueless they are). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 02:40 PM Flag
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believe me I know I have a crazy sister who has been trying to talk my parents into a reverse mortgage so she can run around with some scum bag and leave her kids with the ex. try to separate yourself from the situation its the only way to find peace. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 02:45 PM Flag
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op: thank you. it is so depressing. i am still grieving my parents and this is just something to make it more difficult. sis and bil showed up in jeans and t shirt to funeral [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 02:46 PM Flag
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how ghetto! that is really disrespectful. well, it's no wonder that you were chosen at the executor. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 02:48 PM Flag
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what exactly do they want? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 02:47 PM Flag
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op: $$$. they think that there is something 'out there' that i don't know about or that i am not handling things properly. they want to be the executors. i could let them be executors if i want to blow all of the $$$ out the window. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 02:49 PM Flag
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they cannot be executors. just get through it as quickly as possible and be as transparent about it as you can. they are obviously delusional. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 02:53 PM Flag
[ - ] Fall bday. Better to take ERB this summer and know scores before calling for applications? Or allow DC to settle into school in the fall and take ERB. 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 06.23.08, 02:25 PM Flag
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wait until your db is older - better chance for better score [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 02:28 PM Flag
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But isn't it normed for age anyway? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 02:28 PM Flag
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ya but when they are older better chance of dc "getting it" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 02:30 PM Flag
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Gotcha. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 02:33 PM Flag
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np; depends. Boys usually wait. Girls, if smart, take early doesn't hurt. Might boost score when compared with other kids in the age category if the dc is mature for age. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 02:33 PM Flag
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If your dc is smart & mature for age (other people comment on your dc, not you or your family), take it in the summer. Having the score helped a lot when choosing where to apply. If ERB was 90, I would not have applied to TTs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 02:30 PM Flag
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Teachers have told us dc is very bright, exceptionally verbal and oddly analytical for a 4+ year old. Just doubting if the maturity is there. Still very nervous around strangers and with new experiences. I'm thinking wait. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 02:33 PM Flag
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I had my dd take it early (same feedback) and got 99x3. But dd is not a particularly shy child. She separated easily which is noted in the ERB report which schools pay attention to. If she is shy, maybe wait. But if you think she may not grow out of shyness in 2-3 months (which is still a short amount of time to change personality), I would do it now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 02:35 PM Flag
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>only bec ERB office gets really full in the fall (or your school). In the spring.summer, ERB has lots of openings and you can choose the best time for your dd. I chose 10:30am or something like that which was best for my dd. Later, you may not have a choice and be assigned terrible times around lunch or nap times. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 02:36 PM Flag
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good point my dd did will in the a.m. and NOT in the afternoon. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 02:39 PM Flag
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plus if you have a shy/nervous child you have time to work on those issues so that he/she in a good place when tested. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 02:40 PM Flag
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I also didn't want to wait till cold/flu season. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 02:42 PM Flag
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another valid point. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 02:54 PM Flag
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In the last 2 months she's made great strides in that area. I think I may wait a few more. So all I will be doing is making a few extra phone calls on 9/2. :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 02:53 PM Flag
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in that case, it's worth the wait. But you have to call in August to schedule for September. One month early. GL! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 02:58 PM Flag
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Thanks. I had actually already scheduled it for early August online. You can make the changes online, too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 04:48 PM Flag
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Ditto. Dd took erb in summer at erb office at 4.4. Got into fc tt. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 04:27 PM Flag
[ - ] Has anyone here had their child in the inclusion classes at MSC? Thoughts? Comments? Experiences? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 06.23.08, 02:21 PM Flag
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Friend absolutely loves it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 02:32 PM Flag
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I have heard only wonderful things. And the teachers (at least for K) are amazing. We were thinking of requesting it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 02:34 PM Flag
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You can't go wrong. I think it's better than all privates. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 02:37 PM Flag
[ - ] ds is 2 and 1/2 and refuses to eat most foods- no meat, no veggies, nothing new- I do not know what to do anymore- he is going to preschool in september and I am expecting another. Any tips please.... 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 06.23.08, 02:21 PM Flag
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he won't starve, just don't let him eat anything else until he eats his meal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 02:23 PM Flag
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so I have tried this and he screams and cries no no I won't eat that I don't like it- with out even trying it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 02:25 PM Flag
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just ignore... he's playing a battle of the wills. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 02:26 PM Flag
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so If we have been doing this battle since he was 1 1/2 how will it change?? I just told him what I was making for dinner- he said" I can't eat that mommy- I can't" so dramatic [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 02:36 PM Flag
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lol! sounds like my dd. i use to spend 30 minutes making what she asked for only to present it to her and hear that she changed her mind and now wants xxx. we do not offer choices anymore. sometimes she eats other times not but when we put her down for the night she will say she is starving to death. 98% weight. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 02:43 PM Flag
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be careful... my aunt gave into to ds when he did the same thing, and now he's 8 and won't eat anything. You are going to have to put your foot down eventually, and the longer you wait, the harder it is going to be. He needs to be eating veggies, period. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.08, 03:17 PM Flag
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