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[ - ] TO THE GUY THAT KEEPS POSTING: We have entertained your driving-while-masturbating post, your my-OB-is-so-hot post, and your I-just-love-it-up-the-ass post. We will not entertain any I-can't-wait-for-Santa-to-come-down-my-chimney posts. IT'S TIME TO MOVE ON NOW. 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:53 PM Flag
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Can you imagine how hard up he is? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:56 PM Flag
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it's really ridiculous!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:57 PM Flag
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It's hard living in your mommy's basement at 40, I imagine. Can you imagine the grubby sweats? "White" t with random food and sweat stains? Cheeto stained fingers? In a word: HOT. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 06:03 PM Flag
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LOL!!! ROFLMAO! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 06:05 PM Flag
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Should one of us activate the poster ID option? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:57 PM Flag
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Oh yes, absolutely. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:59 PM Flag
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What's that? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 06:00 PM Flag
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ACTIVATOR: ON**. **(run activator: type monitor qne/sept_post: reveal identity)__ACTIVATOR: ON**.html [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 06:01 PM Flag
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Wonder Twin Powers Activate! Name of: Loser Shape of: Beer Belly [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 06:05 PM Flag
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hahahahaha!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 06:06 PM Flag
[ - ] What do you think of the whole signing for babies thing? We chose not to and our 14 month old is doing fine. Has about 10 words. We have friends who taught their 16 month old and he doesn't have many words at all--his mom says about 6. Do you think signing is good? Or do you think it could delay speech (since they can tell you what they need with a sign)? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:52 PM Flag
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it really doesn't matter if it delays speech a bit, they usually have a bigger "vocabulary" when you combine the signs and the words that they know. Them being able to communicate is what is most important. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:58 PM Flag
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I think it is a fad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.01.09, 06:00 PM Flag
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i agree with this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.01.09, 06:08 PM Flag
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Signing is an excellent way to cut down on frustration for pre-verbal infants and toddlers. In no way can it delay speech (I'm a special ed teacher). The comparison of how many words a 14 month and 16 month old have is pointless. All kids talk at their own pace and it does not reflect on intelligence. That said, any child that can communicate his needs to you through sings will be much happier and less likely to cry. Overall studies show that babies who sign develop verbal language at a faster rate than those who do not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 01.01.09, 06:25 PM Flag
[ - ] How old does dc need to be for circus? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:47 PM Flag
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We took our middle guy at 6 with a few friends for his birthday. They were bored after 20 minutes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:50 PM Flag
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So 18 months is too young - never mind ;) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:51 PM Flag
[ - ] I just started ebfed one year old to whole milk. He loves it and is drinking more than two gallons a wk! My first ds barely finished a half gallon. Is this crazy? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:45 PM Flag
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no [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:48 PM Flag
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Kid should drink about 24 oz per day. Just about right. First didn't drink anywhere near enough. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:48 PM Flag
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nope - what my 14 mo is doing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:49 PM Flag
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That sounds like a lot to me. Milk doesn't have the nutrients of breast milk or formula so you would want to make sure your DC is not filling up on milk and is eating other food. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 06:01 PM Flag
[ - ] Pls help. Need last minute gift idea. I need something sentimental for my 5 and 7 yr old boys to give their aunt (no kids, adores the boys). Waited too long and don't know what to do. Can be home made or store bought. TIA! 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 12.23.08, 05:43 PM Flag
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Framed picture of the boys holding onto a sign that says We Love you Aunt fill in the blank [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:44 PM Flag
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I love this! You could also buy plain wooden frames (even just from Ikea) and have DC paint them with watercolors (the wood absorbs the paint nicely and it looks pretty). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:59 PM Flag
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so cute...i like that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 06:00 PM Flag
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a locket with their pics in it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:45 PM Flag
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Have them draw pictures and then frame them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:45 PM Flag
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I think a great gift would be to make one of those iBooks on apple.com. You upload photos from your digital camera and then make the book. Super cheap (probably $40 or less?) and you can print out a photo of the cover and say: Book is on the way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 06:02 PM Flag
[ - ] If you applied in years past, where did you apply? What was your fc? Where was dc accepted? Is dc happy there? 35 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 12.23.08, 05:38 PM Flag
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applied to all public options. fc was anderson, got anderson. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 06:47 PM Flag
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Ditto [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.26.08, 07:03 PM Flag
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applied to selective publics. FC was hunter, with anderson a very close second. got anderson. this is several years ago, and we've been very happy -- no looking back. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.24.08, 06:39 AM Flag
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Applied to the 6 TTs that take girls, plus Riverdale, Town, CSH, and MM. FC was Spence. Got into Spence, Chapin, and Dalton. DD is very happy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.24.08, 06:44 PM Flag
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Applied to Dalton, Grace Church, Friends, Little Red, Spence, Brearley, Nightingale, Chapin. FC Dalton. DD accepted at Dalton, Brearley, Nightingale, Friends. We're thrilled with Dalton, and younger dd is starting K next fall (we just found out)! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.24.08, 06:58 PM Flag
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Congrat!! We are applying to Dalton(FC) this year. We have younger sibling and wondering about their sibling policy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.26.08, 10:36 AM Flag
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This has to be a BS post - everyone says that you never get more than 1 tt acceptance let alone 4 total. BS and more BS. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.28.08, 11:48 AM Flag
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Df's DC got into 6, count em 6 schools including 3 tts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.28.08, 01:01 PM Flag
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diversity? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.28.08, 03:29 PM Flag
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tt pre-school? NEver ever heard of this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.30.08, 02:29 PM Flag
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Did you send a fc? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.30.08, 02:29 PM Flag
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Girls' schools except Hewitt and MM; Dalton; HM. Spence. Spence, Chapin. Very happy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.24.08, 07:21 PM Flag
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Applied to Brearley, Spence, Chapin, Hewitt, Dalton, Trinity, Nigtingale, Town, Columbia Grammar and Trevor. FC Dalton. Didn't get into Dalton, multiple accepts and remainder WLs. Went to Brearley. Very happy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.26.08, 08:37 AM Flag
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Got into Brealy without fc - bs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.30.08, 02:31 PM Flag
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tt nursery school? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.30.08, 02:32 PM Flag
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so many multiple accepts on this post. AA kids? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.26.08, 09:21 AM Flag
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either that or 99x3s (or both). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.26.08, 09:29 AM Flag
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99x3 white? nope. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.26.08, 10:03 AM Flag
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My 99x3 white kid got more than one tt acceptance, actually. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.30.08, 02:35 PM Flag
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Poster above: neither. Definitely not diverse. 99-96-98. TRULY -- schools don't make any differentiation among the high (97 and above) scorers because they KNOW the ERB is a very blunt instrument (was designed that way and is intended only to be used that way). My dd is extremely articulate, mature, well-behaved, funny, outgoing, poised (trust me, she has many flaws too, but they didn't see them on her playdates :-)) I think personality was (and generally is) a major factor for the multiple accepts. For better or worse, I don't think shy, immature or less articulate children fare as well, regardless of test scores etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.26.08, 11:31 AM Flag
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More importantly, did you have a PSD to broker you? IME, if you have a PSD who is connected, you don't get more than 1 accept [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.26.08, 12:19 PM Flag
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You're spot on ... my dc went to a low-key preschool that doesn't broker! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.26.08, 07:00 PM Flag
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or: this is the key to multiple accepts. If you have a PSD, they DoAs will ask her if you will come and only give you an accept if answer is yes (which it can only be to one school) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.28.08, 11:49 AM Flag
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DS is at a tt school and my PSD said she has never gotton that question. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.30.08, 02:28 PM Flag
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How do you know they "don't make any differentiation"? I've heard 99/99/99 kids are given a very close look because there are fewer than 100 of them a year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.28.08, 11:51 AM Flag
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HIJACK: Do you know how many "plain" 99s there are per year (i.e. not 99x3)? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.28.08, 11:55 AM Flag
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Friends DD, who is Black, was accepted at all the girls' schools, plus Trinity. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.26.08, 09:59 AM Flag
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My DC above had 99 x 3 ERBs, great playdates and great school report. She is a great prototype for what the schools are looking for, particularly the SS schools. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.26.08, 12:15 PM Flag
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^^ No diversity. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.26.08, 12:22 PM Flag
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Ditto my dd. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.28.08, 11:56 AM Flag
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NP: I always wanted a prototype for a child. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.28.08, 02:59 PM Flag
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lol. seriously. what a tool. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.30.08, 02:34 PM Flag
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Applied to Dalton plus 11 others and Hunter. Dalton was FC, accepted there, dinged round 2 at Hunter, WL everywhere else except rejected from Collegiate [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.26.08, 12:17 PM Flag
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^^^DS loves Dalton [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.26.08, 12:19 PM Flag
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Applied to Hunter, Anderson, MSC, Dalton, Collegiate. FC was Hunter. Got into MSC. DC is very happy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.28.08, 12:11 PM Flag
[ - ] Poll: What are you wearing? What did you do today? 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 12.23.08, 05:34 PM Flag
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sweats. worked. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:35 PM Flag
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skinny jeans, tissue tee, long cardi, shawl and knee boots. Worked. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:38 PM Flag
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tank top, PJ bottoms, went to work [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:39 PM Flag
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Tank tops (layered), Bermuda shorts, flip flops. On vacation (and now trapped in a hotel room with sleeping DC). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:40 PM Flag
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omg please get off ub [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:42 PM Flag
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I know, it's terrible -- I have other browser windows open. I have to be quiet -- I don't want DC to wake up. DH and BIL are watching some basketball game together in the hotel bar. (It's a family trip -- so time away isn't SO awful...LOL!) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:53 PM Flag
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I think it's time to hit your mini bar! More fun to be drunk on the balcony than holed up on UB! Why travel then, right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:56 PM Flag
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sweater and sweat pants. Went to see a client and changed into sweats on bottom to take DC to karate [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:40 PM Flag
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All the sweats - ugh ladies have you all just given up?! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:43 PM Flag
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It's 8:45 and most of us aren't working tomorrow. What'd you just get done making dinner in your thong and stilettos? Loser!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:45 PM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:47 PM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:47 PM Flag
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doesn't everyone bake christmas cookies in a thong and stilettos? you mean that dh lied to me? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:54 PM Flag
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haha!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:56 PM Flag
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great christmas present for dh though;) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 06:00 PM Flag
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Sorry, totally misread post and thought everyone was going to work in sweats! I will now remove my stilettos and put my feet up with a glass of wine [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:57 PM Flag
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LOL!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:58 PM Flag
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You are weird. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:50 PM Flag
[ - ] 2.5 yr old has pink eye and cried hysterically everytime I put the drops in. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 12.23.08, 05:34 PM Flag
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...does that mean the drops won't be effective? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:34 PM Flag
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The drops hurt. But she's got to have them. Can you give a reward? Candy or ice cream? When you're 2.5, you need a motivation to allow your mother to put burning drops in your eyes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:37 PM Flag
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i did, i tried everything but she screamed and cried. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:43 PM Flag
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i got them in, but she kept crying so I have no idea if it actually works since she probably cried it all out [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:43 PM Flag
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Someone told me a technique where you have them close their eyes and you put the drop into the corner of the eye near their nose, and then have them open their eyes and the medicine goes in. Sometimes they cry because of the idea of something coming at their eye - this eliminates that and still gets the medicine in. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:45 PM Flag
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are you having dc lie down with their eyes closed then dropping the eye drops in the inner corner and letting then open their eyes when they want? I don't think the drops hurt it just the fear of having something dropped in your eye. This technique worked beautifully for us and heard about it here first. GL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:46 PM Flag
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funny two posts at the same time! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:50 PM Flag
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Wow, major jinx (above poster here) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 06:01 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone know if Marley & Me would be OK for a 5yo and 3yo? I know it is PG, but why? Does the dog die? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 12.23.08, 05:32 PM Flag
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PG is no guidance whatsoever. Try rottentomatoes.com. Look up the movie and see what the critics say. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:44 PM Flag
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Dog dies in book - my kids 8 & 10 were devastated - I'm not sure about the movie. I'd take 5 & 3 to Despareaux instead. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:49 PM Flag
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or Bolt [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 06:41 PM Flag
[ - ] been sleeping around and it's funny how EVERY SINGLE GUY likes to do it anal. maybe it's because i had two kids (loose) but maybe it's something new. been out of the dating game for a long time 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:24 PM Flag
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ew. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:27 PM Flag
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wow....... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:27 PM Flag
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in other words..... waaaaay tmi! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:28 PM Flag
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well i didn't think i was loose. they still do it regular and love it, but they all like doing it anal which is news to me. and fine with me for that matter [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:29 PM Flag
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seriously. not asking for you to elaborate! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:30 PM Flag
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hurry! close your eyes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:33 PM Flag
[ - ] So nervous! I'm going to the ob tomorrow am for another vag u/s after dr couldn't find a heartbeat last week when he calculated I was on;y 5 weeks 6 days pg. So scared that he won't find a heartbeat tomorrow!!! 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:24 PM Flag
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I hope that everything goes fine! How far along did you think you were at the last u/s? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:35 PM Flag
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my ob/gyn is so freaking hot [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:37 PM Flag
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oh get off already, dude [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:47 PM Flag
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Hope it goes well!!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:49 PM Flag
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i just had the same problem and went back the next week and everything looked fine. good luck! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:58 PM Flag
[ - ] cannot stand people that do not even bother to sign Christmas cards. why even send them 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:22 PM Flag
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ita [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:30 PM Flag
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ittttttttttttttta. at least sign it, for god's sake. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:32 PM Flag
[ - ] 6 months postpartum and have had sex only once. Just totally not into it. But truth be told, he doesn't seem to be all that into it either. We are both exhausted all the time. How do we get our groove back? (this is our third, btw). 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 12.23.08, 05:21 PM Flag
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you are me! 4mo pp and 3x only and this is #3. I felt like I got "back on the horse" quicker the first two times! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:25 PM Flag
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i need to crack the whip on myself i guess. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:27 PM Flag
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I think "just do it" is the appropriate motto here. You'll get back into it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:29 PM Flag
[ - ] god i hate that my sexual appetite is at it's peak. i can't get enough 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:15 PM Flag
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wish i were you. i can't get away enough. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:17 PM Flag
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i was like that 4 mos ago and now i can drive and masturbate! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:19 PM Flag
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care to share your secret? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:20 PM Flag
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no secret. starting cheating on dh [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:22 PM Flag
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wait, seriously? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:26 PM Flag
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yep [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:29 PM Flag
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OK how long have you been married? Did your sexual appetite increase because you met someone, or did you start the affair because of the increased appetite? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:34 PM Flag
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married for 9 years, but together for longer... sex app started when i began imagining having sex with a guy that i eventually did have sex with. but no sex for years with dh. grossed out actually at the thought of it (weird, i know) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:37 PM Flag
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why not get a divorce? money? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:40 PM Flag
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f-a-k-e [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:40 PM Flag
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god I hope so, otherwise this is just depressing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:40 PM Flag
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it's so funny/sad when women on here start out a topic like we should all be jealous of them, then once the details come out, it just shows how much their life sucks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:51 PM Flag
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It gets so high-school in here sometimes. I think the point of this site is to be able to talk about everything regarding their children, family...etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 08:09 PM Flag
[ - ] If you had to name 1 thing. What do you thing is the most important element they're looking for in admissions? Playdate, ERB, school report, parent interview or something else. 42 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 12.23.08, 05:12 PM Flag
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erb, playdate, school report (including comments on parents), parent interview. Would say this is especially true at tt with no connections or big money. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:14 PM Flag
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^^^Ranked because all are somewhat important. Erb, however, isn't that important at Birch and Hewitt, say, while it is at HM and Spence. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:16 PM Flag
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ERB [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:15 PM Flag
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playdate [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:15 PM Flag
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ita [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:30 PM Flag
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zzzzzzzzzzzzz [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:15 PM Flag
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playdate [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 06:02 PM Flag
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for tt, it's the ERB, for the rest playdate [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 06:05 PM Flag
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General Topics 12.23.08, 06:08 PM Flag
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ITDA - I think TT, for the most part, use 95 as the cut off & then the most important is the play date and their in-school observations. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.24.08, 09:38 AM Flag
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Playdate. ERBs can keep you out, but it's the playdate that gets dc in. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 06:17 PM Flag
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school report hands down... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 07:52 PM Flag
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Not if it doesn't match erb and playdate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 08:10 PM Flag
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i think there needs to be consistency between school report and playdate and ideally ERB too. my guess is that if school report and playdate are terrific, they'd overlook a less than excellent ERB, but an excellent ERB will not overcome a mediocre playdate and/or school report. i think parent interview can keep dc out but not get him/her in. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 08:14 PM Flag
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I agree with this 100 percent. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 08:16 PM Flag
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Problem with this theory is that more than enough kids (especially at tt) have excellent playdate and report AND erbs; they don't need to "overlook" a bad score. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 08:25 PM Flag
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82 (for example) is not a bad score. (np) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 08:48 PM Flag
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82 when considered nationally is not a bad score. Not very good at all in the context of private school admission in NYC, though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 08:53 PM Flag
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or: notice i said a "less than excellent ERB" not a "bad" ERB and whether or not they need to, i think they will if they liked a kid enough. i don't think that a 99 is always going to get in over a 95 if they liked the 95 kid better. and unless you are actually IN admissions at an ongoing, i don't think you can know how many applicants have excellent playdates and school reports. to me excellent playdate translates into those kids they really really liked and that's totally subjective. an excellent preschool repot is also one that the ongoings find appealing and that's subjective. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 10:49 PM Flag
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95 is not less than excellent either. IF you said 89, sure in NYC [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.24.08, 09:33 AM Flag
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Everyone seems to think 97+ for TT and mid 90s for 2nd tier are necessary as opposed to "excellent" (np) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.24.08, 09:35 AM Flag
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Not everybody & I assure you that the TT consider 95+ very seriously [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.24.08, 09:36 AM Flag
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np Listen there are SO many kids with 95s (remember, the wppsi is normed nationally and that the dcs taking it for private school admissions in NYC are, for the mostpart, children of highly educated, intelligent people) that unconnected dcs need high 90s to stand out at the most competitive schools. If the kid is absolutely brilliant on playdate, sure, they might have a chance. But they're competing against a lot of high 90s (some prepped, some with behavior issues, but still plenty of "real" ones who are decently behaved). By the way, I know for a fact that CSH (for one) prefers erbs of 95+ (and it's not tt). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.24.08, 09:46 AM Flag
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Okay, but that does not mean the TT do not. I know plenty of dc who scored 95 who are at TTs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.24.08, 09:52 AM Flag
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How many is "plenty"? Which schools? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.24.08, 10:05 AM Flag
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school report. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 08:49 PM Flag
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True for some schools, but not for others. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 08:54 PM Flag
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Playdate, followed by ERB and school report - they want all three of those to match. Parent interview can keep a kid out but can't get a kid in. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.24.08, 09:31 AM Flag
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It depends on who the parents are, but that is true for the most part. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.24.08, 09:40 AM Flag
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My DC got into HM thanks to an excellent playgroup [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.24.08, 09:40 AM Flag
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Do you mean that the ERB was under 95? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.24.08, 03:45 PM Flag
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How do you know it was excellent? Did you get feedback from your PSD in January? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.24.08, 04:35 PM Flag
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OR: That was for HM nursery, so no ERBs needed [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.24.08, 04:49 PM Flag
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np So what, precisely, is your point? Totally different game for K--when erbs ARE needed (and very important for HM). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.24.08, 04:53 PM Flag
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For the most part, I think ERBs are very important but only as a blunt instrument ... the ERB-emphasizing "tt" schools generally seek combined 97 and above, with some exceptions. But, within the 97-99 range, they really don't differentiate much. Each school just requires a certain benchmark ERB ... then they look at playdate, school report (which varies in importance based on the credibility of the PSD), then parent interview last. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.24.08, 04:34 PM Flag
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99x3 kids (the unprepped ones, anyway) do get a very close look. Only a handful a year (but hundreds of 97s and 98s). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.24.08, 04:54 PM Flag
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How many 99x3 kids are there every year? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.24.08, 05:00 PM Flag
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I've heard around 60 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.24.08, 05:42 PM Flag
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if you went by UB, you'd think it was in the hundreds. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.25.08, 08:43 AM Flag
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Guys, I am 100% sure that it is ABSOLUTELY the school report that is most important. They want to read a letter from another teacher saying, "This kid is teachable, this kid is likeable, this kid makes my job enjoyable, you will be happy to have this kid at yoru school." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.24.08, 05:00 PM Flag
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LOTS of kids are all those things. Some of them have high erbs, some don't. Better to be the high erb kid if you want tt. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.24.08, 05:43 PM Flag
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np: i think the ERB is a hurdle you need to clear. needs to be high enough to keep a kid in the running, but you need the other stuff to be excellent to really have a shot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.25.08, 03:05 PM Flag
[ - ] need family friendly restaurants in center city in philadelphia. large group. don't know the area at all. thanks. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 12.23.08, 05:10 PM Flag
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We always like (when we visit) The White Dog? Near the university def. can handle large group - very kid friendly [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 06:04 PM Flag
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Ditto - great place [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 06:21 PM Flag
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Try Jones (its a Stephen Starr restaurant) not far from CC (7th & Chestnut). White Dog is good but not in CC, its in UC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 06:37 PM Flag
[ - ] swaddle or no swaddle? arms in or out? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:09 PM Flag
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swaddle, arms in [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.23.08, 05:10 PM Flag
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