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[ - ] has anyone tried the Wii Fit? I am training for a marathin and would like something indoors for cross training at home. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:31 PM Flag
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It's alot of fun, but probably won't do much for you if you are looking for something to push you further. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.08, 06:12 AM Flag
[ - ] If I can only get one stroller, what should it be? Live in the city, small apt, so no room for more. Anticipate lots of walking but would want to be able to get it into bus/cab/subway if needed. Recs? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 07.21.08, 07:19 PM Flag
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I have a combi with a large basket underneath. I love the basket. I can get a substantial amount of groceries in it. Go look in a store and see what you like. I have a little umbrella stroller for the subway, etc if I think I need it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:22 PM Flag
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We are pretty happy with the Inglesina Zippy. Folds easily with one hand, for busses and subways. Can carry the stroller in one hand, and baby on the hip. Biggest drawback: It doesn't stand upright when folded. PITA in restaurants. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:24 PM Flag
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I like my Zippy, too! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:48 PM Flag
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Mac Techno. Just did this with ds. The only stroller I used for 4 years. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:29 PM Flag
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ditto [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:38 PM Flag
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Love my Orbit [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:37 PM Flag
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Go to Albee. They let you take strollers outside to test drive them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:45 PM Flag
[ - ] how much do you tip camp counselors? $50 each is OK? 20 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 07.21.08, 07:18 PM Flag
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Camp mom here (am an assistant director at a day camp): yes, the typical range is $40-$75+. I assume DC has been in camp for 4 weeks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:32 PM Flag
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thank you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:40 PM Flag
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np: do you tip the specials instructors, as well? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:41 PM Flag
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Wow - I thought $50 for the head counselor and $25 for the assistant/CIT was more appropriate. I already broke the bank to send dcs to camp. What happens if you don't tip? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:56 PM Flag
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Nothing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:56 PM Flag
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Nothing of course. And that's about how much I tip - maybe $40 for the head and definitely $20-25 for the assistant counselors [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 08:02 PM Flag
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Wow, my ds goes to a little country day camp (mornings only) & I have never met his counselor, I know his CITs are only 14 yrs old. Am I really supposed to tip them? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:48 PM Flag
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Probably not in your case. It's not full day, the CITs are too young, and it's not a NYC camp. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:49 PM Flag
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whew, thanks - the whole 5 wks only costs $350 so that would be a surprise! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:52 PM Flag
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Huh? so when you spend $400+ a week you have to tip each person? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:57 PM Flag
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It's more what the community does and the NYC community tips. Also the CITs aren't that young - more college-aged. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 08:02 PM Flag
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I'm in NYC and would never tip a camp counselor. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.08, 07:37 AM Flag
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wow - I am a teacher that works a summer camp - this is my 3rd year - and I have never gotten a tip! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:51 PM Flag
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What is the tip for? Aren't camp counselors paid a salary? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:57 PM Flag
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Like most people who work with children, they are paid little. Tips are greatly appreciated. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 09:01 PM Flag
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they are paid more than they would be at any other summer job, trust me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.08, 07:36 AM Flag
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Hmmm, I wonder if this is a Manhattan thing? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 09:05 PM Flag
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Call it a gift, not a tip. Geez. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.08, 05:54 AM Flag
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What if it's a "camp" run by my DC's preschool? The "counselors" are the teachers. Am I expected to tip them? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.08, 07:33 AM Flag
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WHY would you tip a camp counselor? Seriously. I was a counselor from age 14-20 and was never tipped. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.08, 07:35 AM Flag
[ - ] btdt moms: how do you handle kids being mean to each other? in my situation, i have 3.5yo identical twin dds. we were at a bbq this weekend and my one dd formed a 'club' with the host's dd. the two girls told my other dd that she couldn't play (her own sister yelled at her to go away), and i felt awful when she burst into tears and came running over to me. i'm not sure how to handle this since i was an only child growing up. any advice would be appreciated! 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:16 PM Flag
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Wow, my knee jerk response is to take your mean daughter away asap for a good long time out. How hurtful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:17 PM Flag
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i know! i gave her a timeout and talked to her about it, but i'm not sure what to do going forward - it was horrible to see my own children turn on each other. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:19 PM Flag
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I think reply below is a good place to start. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:20 PM Flag
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I have two girls, 7 and 5, and "clubs" include everybody or no clubs. I call it what it is: mean. No meanness. You don't have to include your sister in everything, but you can't deliberately exclude her. For 3.5, maybe say everybody has to play together and suggest a game that needs more people. London Bridge is a good one for three. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:18 PM Flag
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thank you. what do you do when you find one dd excluding the other? i wasn't sure what to say to the host's dd, since they're work friends of my dh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:21 PM Flag
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I'd tell the "in" dd that she would have to tell "host" dd that she had to quit the club unless it included anybody who wanted to join. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:36 PM Flag
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I have 5 yr old twin dds & one of the tough/best part of twins is that they learn the hard lessons about sharing and excluding way before other kids. Most schools deal with "clubs" starting in K where they say exactly what the poster above did - no clubs allowed that exclude somebody, you can't not let somebody join. You wouldn't have let one dd be mean like that in your own house, you were just thrown by dealing with the host's child too. Now that you have had a talk with both your dd, the next time this happens you can simply say to your own child "that is not allowed". You need to have a few pat phrases that you trot out once a day that they understand instantly "be nice" & "family shares" are big ones here & my dd understand the subtext that the consequence of not listening is a timeout or toy taken away. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:46 PM Flag
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It just occurred to me how ironic it is that you are asking us what to do about mean kids. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:48 PM Flag
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why? cos we're mean moms? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:54 PM Flag
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My ds is mean to my dd at times but they are 5 years apart. I usually talk to my ds about his behaviour and sometimes there is punishment involved. I think it is important to teach siblings to stick up for one another and that they shouldn't be the cause of their sibling's hurt feeling - particularly when there is other people involved. That said - you also need to give each dc a chance to make their own friends - e.g., if someone invites one of your dds to a playdate - you shouldn't insist they invite the other too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 08:32 PM Flag
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I don't have anythong more insighful to say, but I have b/g 3.5 twins & they mostly get alongexcept when he gets frustrated & hits her. It is big sis (4.5), who forms a girl's club & leaves DS out. Big sis seems to know or want to be meaner & exclusive than twin DD. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.08, 12:01 AM Flag
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Best advice is to stay out of it. All children go thru this. Its a way to learn. Parents are far too involved in their childrens social lives. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.08, 05:55 AM Flag
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No, not when they're 3.5. Older, I would agree with you, but they're too young and need to be told that it's not okay to act like this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.08, 07:17 AM Flag
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When it's just my two (6 & 2) I first see if they resolve it w/o any intervention on my part. If it's not happening I send them to their rooms for a few minutes to cool off, then put them in their shared bathroom and tell them they can come out until they've worked it out and hugged it out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.08, 06:11 AM Flag
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A great book toread that may help you in years to come is called "Siblings Without Rivalry". It is very helpful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.08, 06:25 AM Flag
[ - ] I just read the thread about predicting the future of your gifted child, and it is so hilarious that some idiot thinks "TT private" children are more gifted than those that go to Stuyvesant. Uh, hello, the only requirement for private school is the ability to PAY. I would much rather my DC go to Stuyvesant that some monied hothouse filled with legacies. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:12 PM Flag
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Lol. Where is it? Stuy kids are super smart. I'd pick another school to compare to if I were making that argument. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:15 PM Flag
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Go to "most popular topics." It begins "For all of you who have gifted children..." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:16 PM Flag
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Ah, thanks. Really silly argument. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:20 PM Flag
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You are just as wrong as the previous poster. There are many requirements for TT and "lesser-tier" - it is not like one can say "I'm rich I think I'll sign dc up for Trinity. Stuy is a great school and so are the "TT" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:20 PM Flag
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Apples and oranges. I don't know why one would compare TT and stuy. Silly comparison if you ask me. Trinity starts in K. Stuy is just a high school. That is just one thing of many that makes it silly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:25 PM Flag
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People want to defend the choice that they have made & seem to think what they did is best for everyone - or if it is not, it invalidates their choice. For our dc, we chose private even though it will be tough, but is was the right decision for us. I have friends who didn't even look at private and those who only looked at private - they all made the best decision they could for dc and their dc will do well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:27 PM Flag
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not op, btw: I agree. So many different types of schools. I know some kids in private (trinity etc.) that I wouldn't label as necessarily gifted or from families with tons of money. Normal, nice kids. Same for publics. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:31 PM Flag
[ - ] how can i stop swaddling my 4 month old? he fusses with it on, but he can't sleep at all w/out it. he flails his arms around and keeps waking himself up just as he's about to fall asleep. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:07 PM Flag
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why do you need to stop? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:07 PM Flag
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he struggles with it ALL night long and sometimes i feel like i'm going to lose it if i have to wrap him up again. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:08 PM Flag
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Why stop? My DD loved swaddling. I swaddled her until 11 mos. By then she could break out of it, but she loved the action. Even now, at age 5, she loves being enclosed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:08 PM Flag
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i've been just wrapping his arms, but i also sometimes worry if i'm interfering w his ability to self sooth (like suck on his fingers, etc.). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:09 PM Flag
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We swaddled + pacifier. Dd loved it. Dr. Karp is a good proponent of such methods. Our dd seemed to "struggle" too, & I always wondered if she liked it, but once she was done w/ it, it was CLEAR. When you say he struggles, do you mean gets out of it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:11 PM Flag
[ - ] Dh offered a 3 year assignment to suburb of London. I'd quit my job, and we'd move with 2 yo dd. What do you think? How do you like it? 60 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:06 PM Flag
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I did this. Was miserable and moved back without dh. He followed as soon as he could. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:07 PM Flag
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OP: Why? Details PLEASE. Offer was at 4 p.m. today and acceptance needs to be first thing in the morning. Horrible, I know. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:08 PM Flag
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I was bored. Lonely. Very hard to make friends. I couldn't work in the UK. I damaged my career by leaving and knew I would have a hard time getting a job when I returned. BTW: Why the rush to accept? It is totally unreasonable to ask anyone to make this kind of decision so quickly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:10 PM Flag
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They're doing major layoffs at the company this week. And the offer is a way of shielding dh from them. We're in Michigan, and finding a job after will be difficult to say the least, likely move out of state, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:12 PM Flag
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If they are doing "major layoffs", they can't lay off anyone with less than 60 days notice (according to WARN). This is not a decision to rush. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:14 PM Flag
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OP: There's a lot more to it that I don't want to muddy things with. Dh will have 8 months' pay if laid off. It's just the prospects are dismal. And, there are so many unknowns if we move out of state. So, I was thinking why not have an adventure for a few years? I just wanted to know what others thought of the area, from a newly-stay-at-home-mom (leaving her job if move) perspective. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:17 PM Flag
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I was bored out of my skull and couldn't wait to get back to the us and back to work. FWIW, it's not that I lack a sense of adventure. I did expat stints in Singapore and Hong Kong. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:19 PM Flag
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OP: Question to qualify your answer as it relates to me (not judging): do you feel that you need to work full time, that being at home with dc is too much? Me -- I work 4 days and it doesn't feel like enough so thought this would be great time together for 3 years. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:23 PM Flag
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I do love working. And I love being with dc. I was happy not working in the US, because I was near friends and family and had plenty of activities. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:25 PM Flag
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OP: Thank you for your input. Now - time to make a decision. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:26 PM Flag
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My sister and her dh did that with three kids. They loved it. They lived in South Ascot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:07 PM Flag
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OP: Possible new homes are Dunton, Basildon or Brentwood, btw. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:09 PM Flag
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Did they give you the details of the package? Is it competitive given the weak dollar? Make sure they give you tax parity. Otherwise it will cost you a fortune! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:13 PM Flag
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Pay for our living (rent), moving expenses, but we need to somehow sell our house (! - in Mich) We're trying to figure out the cost of living factor they add by calling co-workers frantically tonight. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:15 PM Flag
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Figure that a dollar will buy you what a pound will buy you. But if you do this, insist on the following: Tax parity, private insurance, and a re-pat package. Also, make sure you understand the tax consequences of company paid housing and moving. Don't count on anyone helping you sell your house if you are paying for housing abroad. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:18 PM Flag
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a dollar is not even remotely on par with the pound [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:19 PM Flag
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That's not what I said. I said that a dollar will buy what a pound will buy. A cup of coffee that costs $4 in the US will cost 4 pounds sterling. That doesn't mean that you can buy 4 pounds sterling for $4. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:21 PM Flag
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That is incorrect. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:24 PM Flag
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Actually, I just got back from London. I'd say this is a pretty good rule of thumb. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:25 PM Flag
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It's pretty dead on. Rent, food, and petrol are more expensive in the UK, drink is less expensive. But it pretty much evens out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:28 PM Flag
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lol! rent/gas/food = drinks??? You must be quite a drinker. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:29 PM Flag
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Examples. I spent very little on petrol and food (expensed most of it) and more on rent and drink. All over, I spent exactly the same in pounds as I spent in dollars. I had a parity package, so I was whole. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:31 PM Flag
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I think you think you are being helpful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:34 PM Flag
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Then repeat after me "COLLAPSE" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:36 PM Flag
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is OP getting these kinds of perks? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:38 PM Flag
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No, but a poster is applying her situation across theboard [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:39 PM Flag
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np: expensing food sounds like someone working in the city in a bull, not a spouse. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:43 PM Flag
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She doesn't seem to know what her expat package will include. And you really don't want to rush these things. You want to consult your tax and financial advisers to make sure you are getting a decent package. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:40 PM Flag
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That makes no sense. It is far more expensive to live in the UK in virtually ever category. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:32 PM Flag
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np: Not true at all. If you are very high income, it is more expensive due to taxes. But for everyone else, much of what is private pay in the US is covered by national services. And if you are an expat with a parity package and are adjusted for forex and taxes, you are pretty much on par. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:35 PM Flag
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I've got to go to sleep but my head is spinning with this crazy logic. I think you're babbling something about not paying health insurance because you are covered by NHS but it all evens out...poor OP is going to be on an airplane before this gets unraveled. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:38 PM Flag
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Only if she takes an expat package without doing any due diligence. Any who does that? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:41 PM Flag
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So you are saying a cup of coffee in England is $8? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:24 PM Flag
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Not to hard to spend that much on a latte at a British Starbucks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:26 PM Flag
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^^ todays exchange is $1 = .49 GBP so its almost exactly 1/2 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:22 PM Flag
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You totally missed the point. No one commented on the exchange rate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:24 PM Flag
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I don't know what your point is - your communication is poor. However OP should know that the cost of living is at or slightly higher in UK then Michigan. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:26 PM Flag
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I'd say WAY higher in the UK. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:27 PM Flag
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Depends on where - Scotland, Nottingham prob. comparable to MI. Longon would be even pricer than NYC [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:28 PM Flag
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I'm from NYC. The prices in London blew me away. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:31 PM Flag
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ITA. The poster who believes it is comparable to US is wrong. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:33 PM Flag
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The prices were more than double the costs in the US? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:36 PM Flag
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Pretty close. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:38 PM Flag
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So that means that a dollar and a pound will buy you the same thing: But the pound costs $2. Exactly what I said before. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:39 PM Flag
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OP: Yes. I think that's widely known. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:27 PM Flag
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Other people seem to get it. As a general rule, what costs a dollar in the US, costs a pound in the UK. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:29 PM Flag
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OP: Not to worried about the cost of coffee. They're paying for housing, really the biggest expense for us now. And, I think we could do it with 1 car (which is at company discount btw). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:25 PM Flag
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This sounds like a bad offer or at least one that needs to be considerably sweetened. At a minimum they need to relo your house. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:18 PM Flag
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If they are paying her rent abroad, the assumption is that she is keeping the house in the US. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:22 PM Flag
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folks, you need to take into account that the other option is that her dh is laid off. Given that fact, I say go for it! could be the best thing that ever happened to you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:22 PM Flag
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why do you need to sell your house if they are paying your rent in england? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:23 PM Flag
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Because we don't want to have a mortgage payment. We'll be down one job. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:25 PM Flag
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But you can't expect your DH's employer to take responsibility for that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:30 PM Flag
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dh & i lived in london for a while & LOVED it. my favorite city. but a suburb might be dull. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:39 PM Flag
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my parents did this when I was a child. my dad was born over there, and due to a loophole in immigration law, the fact I had resided three years in London as a child meant that not only was I British (which I would have been anyway), but bc of the three years residency I was able to pass the British citizenship on to my kids. If one of you is British by descent then living there with your kids gives them citizenship too. Just thought I might mention it just in case. BTW I think those years abroad were terrific for me as a child. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:57 PM Flag
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take it, the economy here is taking a nosedive [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:57 PM Flag
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Do it! What an awesome opportunity. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 08:08 PM Flag
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do it! They speak English, just make a major effort to reach out and meet new ppl! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.08, 12:32 PM Flag
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What suburb? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.08, 12:34 PM Flag
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I would do it in a heartbeat. Just do lots of classes with DD so that you have a way to meet other mums. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.08, 02:21 PM Flag
[ - ] If you think your DC is gifted, say why. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:06 PM Flag
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She builds awesome forts out of blankets! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:10 PM Flag
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has mastered the remote control [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:12 PM Flag
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Loves to pick her nose. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:13 PM Flag
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Finished the NYT Sunday crossword puzzle before I did! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:22 PM Flag
[ - ] Non-child related question (need advice): new bathtub was delivered a week ago and inspected by 'designer'. GC installed it and when protective tape was pulled off one corner, glaze came off exposing cast iron. My question: who is responsible for this 'mistake'? Store that sold us the tub will send someone to fix it and offered to take $100 off. Is this considered good enough? So mad that GC didn't do a thorough job inspecting it! Tia 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:02 PM Flag
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You wanted the GC to pull the protective tape off before installing? Doesn't that defeat the purpose of the protective tape? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:08 PM Flag
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op:true! sorry, I know I sound irrational but so many things have gone wrong with this renovation and I'm getting so frustrated. Okay, would you settle for $100 off and fixing it or would you ask for more $$ from tub/bath store? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:13 PM Flag
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Depends on the effectiveness of the fix. It sounds like a defect in the tub. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:14 PM Flag
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op:I think so too. Unfortunately only found the defect after installation when tape was taken off... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:23 PM Flag
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I would expect them to pay for re-glazing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:15 PM Flag
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op:they will. $100 is additional. They're saying that since it's installed they won't reimburse more than freight charge. I think we're stuck with this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:25 PM Flag
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This is a manufacturing defect most likely (not GCs fault). Surface was improperly prepared before glaze was applied; or, glaze was applied too thickly (or glaze itself was too thick). I would send the tub back if possible - the chances are excellent this will occur elsewhere on the tub. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:14 PM Flag
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op:ita that it's a manufacturing defect. It is also a company I'd never heard off but recommended by 'designer' based on feedback from bath store. I found a Porcher cast iron bathtub that could have worked for our small space but designer pushed for this (probably because he gets a commission on things he sources). Not sure that I have any other choice but to accept this, right? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:27 PM Flag
[ - ] IVF QUESTION: We got the news today that we are a BFP on our 1st IVF cycle. 4 weeks far along.... question and big surprise to me is that PIO + Estrogen shots are suppose to continue for 5 more months???????? I was under the impression that after you received the BFP- no more shots....WRONG.... why, why do I have to continue with the shots.... (I know I know to support the pregnancy, part of the fertilty treatment / therapy....but WHY? WHY for soooo long.......???????????????????????????????????????? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 06:58 PM Flag
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most people have to continue with the shots through the first trimester. since your ovaries were so overstimulated from the IVF hormones, you are not producing progesterone on your own. the prog helps keep the lining of your uterus thick to hold the embryo(s). i know they are painful, but you will be used to them soon and the pain does subside. try icing your butt for a few minutes before injection and then massaging after. i found that to really help. also be sure to rotate butt cheeks! good luck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 08:51 PM Flag
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thank you so much... your'e right it helps soooooo much to ice my b4 the shot and a lil massage afterward with a lil warm cloth on my butt has helped enormously..... thank you again..... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.08, 12:16 PM Flag
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Ask your doctor if there are other methods you can use. They now have water-based progesterone shots which use a smaller needle. I was experiencing some numbness from the shots, so my doctor let me switch to suppositories at 7 weeks...new research suggests it is just as effective. I might get a second opinion, though. I also got pregnant on first IVF, and only have to continue progesterone until 10 weeks. Another friend of mine has a history of m/c, so her ob/gyn is keeping her on progesterone until 12 weeks. I believe around 10-12 weeks is when the placenta has taken over progesterone production. I would ask your doc if there is a medical reason why you need to be on the shots for so long. It may be specific to your diagnosis. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.26.08, 11:02 AM Flag
[ - ] PS 199 got class lists for K in the oast few days. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 07.21.08, 06:57 PM Flag
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Is this a question? This is vacation time. Wait a few weeks until August. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:06 PM Flag
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op: No, just letting those know who care. Also, want to say to the Anderson bashers- see, schools do send them out, it is not just Anderson. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.08, 12:39 AM Flag
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way ahead of the G&T/citywides, then. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:06 PM Flag
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np: True. So I guess all of the naysayers were wrong about publics not getting the lists. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.22.08, 05:06 AM Flag
[ - ] 6 month old is ready to come out of graco snugride and snap and go....please suggest a good stroller for soho-like cobblestone streets that is lightweight and easy to collapse. Tia 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Newborn 07.21.08, 06:57 PM Flag
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I live in the east village and with both of my girls I used a combi. Lots of room, light, easy to fold, great on buses or taxis. I'm pg with #3 and will get another combi. I tried the big, $$ stroller carriages but they were only good for walks not for buses and taxis [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:02 PM Flag
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Mac Techno XLR [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:07 PM Flag
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Are you kidding? For cobblestone? We have the Techno and I hate it with regular sidewalks, so much in fact that we bought a BOB when dd was 7mo. The BOB is large so I wouldn't suggest it for OP, but OP should look for something with decent size tires, it makes all the difference in the steering and ride. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:42 PM Flag
[ - ] where to go on vacation with 3.5 yo in January? someplace warm please. thanks! 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 06:56 PM Flag
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Budget? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 06:59 PM Flag
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Expensive, reasonable, or cheap? I LOVED Grand Cayman, but that would be expensive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:02 PM Flag
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reasonable, please. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 08:00 PM Flag
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New Orleans [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 08:18 PM Flag
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you're an ass. i hope someone suggests you take your kid to a disaster area after you ask a totally innocent question, seeking advice. ass. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 08:21 PM Flag
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I happen to live here. Not all of NOLA is a disaster area. In fact the area you would be in as a tourist is completely fine and undamaged from the hurricane. The weather is usually very good in Jan. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 08:24 PM Flag
[ - ] Only serious answers please. My dear friend's 3 y/o said his babysitter hits him. My friend needs to talk to the sitter. Suggestions on what to say? 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 07.21.08, 06:51 PM Flag
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nanny cam - stat [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 06:51 PM Flag
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ita, does yoru friend think the sitter is going to admit it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 06:54 PM Flag
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np: You assume that the 3 y/o is telling the absolute truth. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 06:55 PM Flag
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Not at all! But if there is something there you cannot find out for sure any other way. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 06:56 PM Flag
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I would start by talking to my dc to find out the context, if they were hurt, etc. If the story doesn't fall apart there, then I would approach the nanny. If it did fall apart, I would start the "why we don't tell stories accusing other people of being mean" speech. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 06:58 PM Flag
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So you assume the 3 y/o is lying. How strange. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 06:59 PM Flag
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np: ita with this - my 3yo ds is very verbal though, there's no way he would make this up. as much as it's a pita to find a new nanny, get rid of this woman! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:02 PM Flag
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I don't assume the 3 y/o is lying. But I know that 3 y/o's do exaggerate and tell tales for attention. Before I accused someone of gross misconduct, I would do a bit of investigating. Where did it happen (so I can ask some other people who may be around), what was dc doing when the nanny him him/her (was it an inappropriate reaction, inappropriate discipline, or a random explosion of anger), etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:02 PM Flag
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Thank you for this thoughtful response- very helpful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:03 PM Flag
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no [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 06:56 PM Flag
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Talk to nanny broadly about discipline techniques and see what she says. 3-yo's do have a tendency to fib for attention. I would not be to quick to accuse the nanny. I would get a nanny cam though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 06:54 PM Flag
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a tendency to fib fits some children, not all. and in general, very young children do not lie. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:02 PM Flag
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And in general, non-violent and self-regulated adults do not become violent and short-tempered overnight. If there has been no indication of the nanny hitting before, she deserves for her employer to at least ask a few questions before acting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:06 PM Flag
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I can't imagine what kinds of questions you are thinking of that will get nanny to out herself [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:17 PM Flag
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I want to ask the child and any potential witnesses. This is employment, plain and simple. If one of the analysts on my team told me that another analyst hit him, I can't just fire the accused. It's no different with a nanny. Just because they work for a family and not a company doesn't change things. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:23 PM Flag
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Before she talks to nanny, she needs to talk to other people who have seen the nanny interact with her DC. He's probably telling the truth, but if she hears that the nanny is usually warm and affectionate, then maybe he's not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 06:54 PM Flag
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DON'T ask 3 year old further. That is NOT reliable. Do the nanny cam. This is not worth it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:08 PM Flag
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Agreed. My 3 yo comes up with the oddest stories. Reality is frequently distorted. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 07.21.08, 07:13 PM Flag
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