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[ - ] You would think that after it has been pointed out to you how stupid it sounds to say, Alaska is close to Russia as an answer for qualification of Palin, they would stop doing it - but nooooooooooo - She actually pointed out that you could see land from one to other with the naked eye! 17 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:50 AM Flag
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you can? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:51 AM Flag
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she said you could in interview with Charlie - but I'm not sure she said naked eye. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:53 AM Flag
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If the weather conditions are right you can. Alaska's Diomede Island is 2 1/2 miles away from Russia's Big Diomede Island. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:55 AM Flag
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^^^^ I doubt, though, that Palin ever stepped foot on Diomede Island :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:59 AM Flag
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yup I caught that too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:53 AM Flag
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and texas is right next to mexico. we see how that worked out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:55 AM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:57 AM Flag
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AMEN [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 09:08 AM Flag
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yup lol!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 09:22 AM Flag
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And I can see the moon when I look out the window at night, but it doesn't make me an astronaut. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:57 AM Flag
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i heart you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:58 AM Flag
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LOL! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 09:09 AM Flag
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that is hilarious! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 09:22 AM Flag
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thanks for that! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 09:29 AM Flag
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this is genius!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 09:42 AM Flag
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you are too funny!!! lol! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 10:09 AM Flag
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Hell, my window overlooks a bank and a gourmet bakeshop. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 09:52 AM Flag
[ - ] what is typical hourly rate for a 4 month old? ny burbs btw. thanks! 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:45 AM Flag
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Depends upon your 4 mo old's area of expertise: IB pays better than preschool teacher, eg. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:49 AM Flag
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you know what i mean? $10? $15? help! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:52 AM Flag
[ - ] McCain just said he thought the decision of Roe v Wade was a bad decision. Niceeee 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:40 AM Flag
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why is this a surprise? he's been saying he wants it overturned and lfie begins at conception. he's not a moderate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:42 AM Flag
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and even less of a maverick. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:43 AM Flag
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op: I'm not surprised but I can't believe he worded it like that on live TV..you had to hear the boo's. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:44 AM Flag
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Any woman who wants safe acess to legal abortions for the next generation would be a fool to vote Rep this time around. Think Supreme Court appointments. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:42 AM Flag
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or equal pay. or for insurance to cover contraceptives. he doesn't care about womens' issues. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:45 AM Flag
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But there is a uterus on the ticket, those little women will surely vote for us now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:46 AM Flag
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He used to be pro-choice. flip flopper. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:42 AM Flag
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DRILL BABY DRILL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:48 AM Flag
[ - ] I REALLY need a pediatric Dentest who accepts Delta Dental. Anyone?????? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:37 AM Flag
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have you called the insurance co for names? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 09:05 AM Flag
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Good luck with that. Dentists are greedy pigs most of the time. I know because my brother is one. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 09:07 AM Flag
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I go to a great one in Elizabeth NJ. Not sure if she accepts delta, but she is really great with kids. Dr. Rosalie Matos. Its about 20 min from the city [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 09:35 AM Flag
[ - ] what age do most kids play without both parents there? my ds is 4 and i still go with, but it is my friends' kids so we can hang out. 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:36 AM Flag
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I think that is a family decision. I also think it is different in public and private school. In privates, there are so few students that everyone knows everyone from year to year. In publics, you get an entirely different group each year - so parents/nannies often keep going longer (because they don't know the other family at all) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:41 AM Flag
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we started doing drop offs in K. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:46 AM Flag
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When do parent organized playdates stop? That is what I want to know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:47 AM Flag
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my kid was setting some up himself in first grade. its really depends onwheter you know the parents [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:48 AM Flag
[ - ] Did you swaddle your newborn during the day? all the time or just when sleeping? can barely wake ds up for feedings, not sure why I need to swaddle for daytime 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:36 AM Flag
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If she's sleeping well I don't think you have to swaddle during the day. Our db slept better when swaddled, so we did. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:43 AM Flag
[ - ] i HATE the word playdate. am i the only one? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:34 AM Flag
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I'm with you, hate the word and the playdates themselves! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:35 AM Flag
[ - ] tell me what you think. I work about about 20 hours a week as a literacy consultant. i love my job and plan on coming back to work 3 days a week from 8-2 when #2 is about 4 months. what do you think is a good childcare solution? i feel like a really qualified nanny would want something full time. thanks. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:32 AM Flag
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use sittercity.com, you can put in exactly the hours you need. worked for me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:34 AM Flag
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idealy you find a qualified annny who is OK with p/t or you do a nanny sahre to get her the f/t. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:35 AM Flag
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what do you think is a typical hourly rate? we are in nyack btw? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:37 AM Flag
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why do you need a really qualified nanny? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:50 AM Flag
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i meant someone for a newborn. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:51 AM Flag
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i don't think you need someone super qualified. i think if you had two under two, you'd need someone. if i were you, i'd look for someone who takes evening classes and is available in the mornings. it's the perfect number of hours for an evening college student. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:54 AM Flag
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we found a pt nanny (20 hrs/wk). She wanted to work pt b/c she has a son (schoolage) so this allows her to be home for him. Her dh works full time so she did not need a f/t job. It can be done. Start looking now... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 09:46 AM Flag
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I have a wonderful nanny, whom I have had for 3 years. My son is 4 years old, and has started going to school 5 days/week, until 2:45PM. I would love it if I could find a nanny share with someone who needs help in the mornings. If you are interested, I'll forward my email. ja [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.13.08, 12:54 PM Flag
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There are plenty of people who need child care for their children after school and only need a nanny part-time. You should have no problem finding someone to work your hours. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.13.08, 01:25 PM Flag
[ - ] I can't sleep because of unexplained anxiety. There is stress at work, there is the two kids, but life is generally good. Except I cannot sleep. I don't want to be dependent on sleeping pills. What to do for anxiety? Please, help!!!! 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 09.12.08, 08:31 AM Flag
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yoga, meditation...they really do help. yoga might be easier to get into [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:34 AM Flag
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Go see a therapist and discuss some anxiety management techniques. GL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 09:06 AM Flag
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My sleeping patterns go up and down. Sometimes, I have these weeks in which I wake up at 3 AM and can't get back to sleep. Other times, like now, I find myself sleeping 8-9 hours a night. So, a few questions, if I may? How old are you? There is an inverse relation between age and sleeping well (some cave woman thing). How long has this been going on? If not long, it might die out on its own. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 09:30 AM Flag
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I am 35, and this is an on and off thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.15.08, 12:31 PM Flag
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GET LAID! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 09:38 AM Flag
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Rescue Remedy - homeopathic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.13.08, 05:59 AM Flag
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np: this did little to nothing for me in similar circumstances. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.13.08, 06:02 AM Flag
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You may also have a B vitamin deficiency, I had anxiety, got blood work done and my levels were very low, my doc put me on a high potency B vitamin complex. Anxiety went away. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.13.08, 06:01 AM Flag
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interesting. I'll find out about that [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.15.08, 12:30 PM Flag
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If none of these techniques/options work for you, please consider asking your GP for a referral to a psychiatrist who can prescribe low dose anti-anxiety meds like Klonopin. I did this after 4 months of therapy that was great but did not help me sleep at night and I was at my wits end after going through 4 sleepness nights. I'd been prejudice against any kind of meds for depression and anxiety thinking that I could cure all my problems with therapy. But, the sleeplessness was torture and I reconsidered and am so glad I did. The low dose Klonopin was enough to take the edge off and let me go to sleep and I did not feel drowsy nor "drugged" in the am. And, getting sleep helped me cope better with my other problems. Life is complicated and stressful. Why suffer needlessly if you need not. Final thought--you may only need the meds for a few months until things calm down, you don't have to do it forever. Best of luck to you. P.S. If anxiety is your problem, sleeping pills will not work-I know because I tried them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.15.08, 10:51 PM Flag
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This is too weird, I was about to post almost the same thing. I am also 35. Not being able to sleep (and waking up in the middle of the night) is so frustrating. I do have sleeping pills but I hate! taking them. I do also have Klonopin (I see mentioned below) it does help, and is not as heavy as a sleeping pill, still I don't like it. I posted about the naturopathic remedies before and none have worked, Ambien doesn't even work, only sedatives (which are awful). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.15.08, 11:31 PM Flag
[ - ] Babs Walters is giving it hard to McCain on the VIEW 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:24 AM Flag
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BW doesn't give it hard to anyone [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:25 AM Flag
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oh she is not letting him get around the Q's. He even asked her to let him finish talking because she's asking him about Palin [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:26 AM Flag
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wow really? I am surprised, I thought that show was 100% fluffy Qs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:25 AM Flag
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op: she asked him about why he called Palin the best VP Candidate and What reform is she expected to do. He wasn't answering the last part and Babs kept repeating herself and getting a little louder. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:27 AM Flag
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^^^sorry she asked why he called Palin the best VP candidate in HISTORY [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:29 AM Flag
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i am surprised. good for her for not being like "what do you prefer? boxers or briefs?" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:29 AM Flag
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yes I was pretty shocked that she was acting like a reporter and not a fluff piece [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:30 AM Flag
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^^^also JOY did her part too with direct Q's [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:30 AM Flag
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old people porn, gross. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:27 AM Flag
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op: lol that made me laugh [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:27 AM Flag
[ - ] Palin is Cheney with less intelligence and boobs. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:23 AM Flag
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I'm not sure I agree. I think Cheney is super cynical -- but for him, I really think $$ and power are the things that get him going. I am not sure Palin is as ill-intentioned. I dont like her politics, I don't agree with her methods, but I am not sure she's evil in the way Cheney is (she may be uncaring, or unaware to the point that it's almost offensive, but that's not the same as Cheney and his stupid taxpayer-paid-for-bunker!!!) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:25 AM Flag
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I think she is evil and mean spirited and abuses power to get what she wants and "punish" those who don't play her way - just like Cheney [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:26 AM Flag
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Well... maybe not evil, but I stand by the rest [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:26 AM Flag
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OR here -- actually now that you point it out, her vindictiveness (troopergate, librarian firing, etc) does point to being pretty evil and mean-spirited, as did her very unkind speech at the GOP convention. I stand corrected. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:28 AM Flag
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and (not to sound like idiot W who looked into Putins soul), you could see the flash in her eyes when she got pissed at CG and just repeated the same sentence over and over. Or at least, I saw it. And so did dh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:30 AM Flag
[ - ] what is super poked on facebook? 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:19 AM Flag
[ - ] ITTTA: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anxkrm9uEJk 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
News 09.12.08, 08:13 AM Flag
[ - ] What do you tell your kids when you go for kindergarten interiews? i mentioned to dc that we would be going on some fun playdates to meet kids and teachers at schools where he might go for kindergarten, and he totally bummed out. He does not want to think about leaving his current school. Not sure how to set it up for him to have fun. 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 09.12.08, 08:09 AM Flag
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Don't say fun playdate bec it might not be fun and your dc might be let down. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:10 AM Flag
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np They make them fun. My kid went on seven of them and enjoyed all of them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:15 AM Flag
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So did my dc but I know some schools give more tasks. My dc happens to like those tasks but if yours doesn't, it won't be fun for them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:18 AM Flag
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Based on what my dc told me, they were all pretty much the same (with one exception--asked to read a list of words). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:20 AM Flag
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My dc told me everything (she likes to do that) she did after each playdate and they all sounded a little diff. They all had some same elements but sounded diff enough. Some were more structured, some weren't. Some were large, some weren't. Activities given were diff as well. Some gave more freedom to choose what dc's wanted to do and some gave less. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:24 AM Flag
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They all have some free play--but they also all look at kids in pairs to assess ability. Rhyming was standard as was the ubiquitous drawing of a person. Only a few (NBS and CSH) do line walking or skipping. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:27 AM Flag
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I never mentioned that these visits were for a future school. I just said we were visiting diff. schools so the teachers could see what other 4 yr olds can do. She was eager to answer their Qs and do fun things with them [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:16 AM Flag
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Really depends on the kid. My dc was excited about the prospect of being a "big kid" and visiting schools where she might attend kindergarten. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:19 AM Flag
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sure it depends on the kid BUT many kids love their schools and don't want to think of leaving. I played it safe and just said what I wrote above. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:20 AM Flag
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My dd loved her preschool and still visits the teachers a few years later-- was still excited about seeing kindergartens and going to "real" school. I think that inspired her to do her best at playdates, actually. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:23 AM Flag
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You can also try to figure out nature of playdate by school. DF told DC one playdate was going to be fun group of kids playing together and it was a one-on-one (RCS). Trevor and Town are big groups of kids, RCS is one-on-one, Trinity is just two kids, and Dalton and HM are about 4 kids. Most involve writing/drawing, some play time or games, and talking with adults about things kid likes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:27 AM Flag
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op: thank you. this is very helpful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 06:39 PM Flag
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I think it's good to convey, in a subtle and nonscary and nonpressured way, that you expect DC to do his/her best on the playdates. We never said anything but DD definitely knew that she was expected to behave nicely and to complete all the tasks. She was a little daunted at the ones where she had to separate from us and go off in a large group, but she did it without fussing because she knew she had to. We never called them 'playdates,' because they weren't about play. We called them school visits. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:47 AM Flag
[ - ] Ds threw up a few times yesterday and had a low grade fever. Should I take him to music class this afternoon? Seems totally fine, no fever or vomiting. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:08 AM Flag
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I'd say no b/c of the fever. If he's been fever and vomit free for over 24 hrs then maybe yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:14 AM Flag
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agree with the 24-hour rule [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:15 AM Flag
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no I wouldn't. If he has the stomach bug he's still contagious [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:17 AM Flag
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^^the stomach virus is very contagious for a few days. Also he had fever yesterday. I would give it another day or two [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:17 AM Flag
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I posted above, and point taken. OP I would not bring him, even if it's been 24 hrs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:20 AM Flag
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no [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:19 AM Flag
[ - ] Did anyone else notice that Gov Palin pronounces nuclear: NEW-cue-lurr. Just like Dubya. I thought I must have misheard it so I "rewound" the DVR and I heard her right. Well, I said to myself, an innocent mistake... THEN SHE DID IT AGAIN. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:08 AM Flag
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I did notice that. She also says "sayin". Drives me nuts [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:19 AM Flag
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Man I hope this interview plays again. I want to see it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:21 AM Flag
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i am sure its on youtube if not abc.com [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:25 AM Flag
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thank you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:29 AM Flag
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time: 5:54 and then 6:10 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:37 AM Flag
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It was spelled phonetically for the teleprompter at the convention so she wouldn't screw it up. "New-Clear" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:26 AM Flag
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But, that is not how you pronounce the word. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:31 AM Flag
[ - ] What do you tell your kid when you are taking them on kindergarten interviews? I mentioned that soon we would be going to have playdates and meet teachers at schools where ds might go to kindergarten, and he totally bummed out. He doesnt want to think about leaving his current school. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:05 AM Flag
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Do not mention Kindergarten or changing schools. You are going to visit another school with some other children, there will be toys, teachers, and maybe circle time. Do good listening and have fun. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:09 AM Flag
[ - ] So - before Palin was asked the question who here knew what the "Bush Doctrine" was? I didn't. My response would have been "He has a doctrine? Is is anything more than going to a country with guns blazing whenever you feel like it?" 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:05 AM Flag
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I knew. But I read the paper and have followed his war efforts since 9/11. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:05 AM Flag
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which you would think would be something any politician, esp one who desires higher office, would, too. UGH. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:22 AM Flag
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i had no idea. i don't follow politics very much. ask me about issues, i have opinions. but ask me about policies, i know very little. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:08 AM Flag
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I knew what it was, but that doesn't matter professionally if I do. The point is that if you run for Pres/VP, you damn well better know what it is, since it has been the cornerstone of Bush's foreign policy and the next President will be dealing with the aftereffects of it for a very long time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:13 AM Flag
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Are you sure? I think if McCain is elected, the person elected in 2012 will be dealing with the aftereffects. (But I'm a glass is half empty kind of guy.) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:21 AM Flag
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I think it is INEXCUSABLE for her not to know what the "Bush Doctrine" is. I explained it to my husband before they were done bumbling through the question. How is this NOT IMPORTANT when it is the underpinning of our defense policy. This is serious. It is a disgrace that Republicans would allow her to continue on the ticket. If I know what the Doctrine is, she certainly should. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:18 AM Flag
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op: but my question is this: did YOU know there was a Bush Doctrine? i'm just curious b/c i thought i was up to date on current events but that is a term i had never heard. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:21 AM Flag
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Absolutely, yes. As I said, I told my husband what is was before they could get through the awkwardness of her not knowing. I am AGHAST that she didn't know. She further flubbed by speaking of imminent threats. She clearly did not know. That is dangerous. I think media is being too easy on her on this issue. I imagine Condi Rice is cringing, if not throwing up, over this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:23 AM Flag
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I did, but i'm pretty interested in politics/policy. Not as interested as someone ruinnig for national office ought to be, though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:20 AM Flag
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That would have been my response too, but I'm just a soccer mom... oh wait... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:23 AM Flag
[ - ] My DD is starting to get requests for playdates from new classmates moms. What's a good way to do playdates without all the mommy, chatty commitment? 29 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Preschool/Kids 09.12.08, 08:04 AM Flag
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Ask for drop off. Most people will sense that you are not open to - or have time for - meeting the families of your child's new friends from school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:06 AM Flag
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i dont mind to be there but thinking of if we should do a playground or outside date rather than home in beginning to feel momma & child out [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:09 AM Flag
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Bring a book. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:06 AM Flag
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make them drop off. or bring your knitting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:16 AM Flag
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you know, it's a really good idea to get to know the parents of your child's friends, especially if they are school age [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:16 AM Flag
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maybe, maybe not. In K, my child is not going to be with these people without me anyway. I think the "know your friends parents thing" comes into play in a much more important fashion in middle/high school [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:24 AM Flag
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really? lots of K playdates are drop off. if you don't want to talk to the moms, why be there? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:26 AM Flag
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I"m not the OP. I was a new responder. I do talk to the other moms, dads or nannies. I was commenting on the comment about knowing the parents of your childs friends. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:32 AM Flag
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I agree that it's more important in middle/high school and it's also harder to accomplish at that age. That's why it's good to start now [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:53 AM Flag
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my child won't be in the same school with the same children for middle. We are in public. Everyone scatters for middle. New friends. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:55 AM Flag
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whatever. dd is a sophomore in high school and she hasn't gone to school with her best friend since 2nd grade. far be it from me to suggest things might not end up the way you think they will [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:56 AM Flag
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^^^we're public too btw [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:57 AM Flag
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np, did you really just answer a post with "whatever"? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 09:10 AM Flag
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don't you want to know what kind of environment your child is going into? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:54 AM Flag
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I believe you misread or misunderstood my post. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:56 AM Flag
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you said your child is not going to be with "these people" without you, but that won't always be the case [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 09:00 AM Flag
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all of our playdates in K were drop off. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:32 AM Flag
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well ladies, have to email a mom today & trust me i know all the parents of my kids playdates b/c i am with my dd, work from home, no babysitter. but my main thing is how to respond to her via email, like to do playground or outside date. dont want to be chummy with all the mommies thats not my thing, i'm selective. want to be nice but not too available. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:48 AM Flag
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I have found playground playdates difficult. Sometimes one of the children sees another friend and goes off with them instead. If the two children are getting together, I think its best for them to get together at each others house in the beginning. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:52 AM Flag
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ITTA [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:52 AM Flag
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for lord's sake. this is for your kid, not you. have the playdate, be civil, and the next time do it dropoff soyou don't sully yourself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:52 AM Flag
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there's only so much to go around, you know? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:55 AM Flag
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honeypie, im not thinking of myself- you dont even know me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 09:13 AM Flag
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You sure need a lot of hand-holding. How did you survive the last five years with your child? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 08:57 AM Flag
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so sad u r. this is not for me, i think of my daughter only. i am an overly giving person and just dont want to overextend myself as i have before. so..... thank u so much for ur kind words. so helpful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 09:18 AM Flag
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It might surprise you but they might not want to be your best friend. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 09:01 AM Flag
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why play mind games? too available??? are you dating? just be normal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 09:05 AM Flag
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you are really over-thinking this and over-rating your importance. Did it ever occur to your they don't want to hang out with YOU? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 09:25 AM Flag
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I can understand not wanting to have to talk with people you might not be interested in but shouldn't you decide that after meeting them? If you close yourself off like that you might miss something that could be valuable and/or fun. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.12.08, 09:30 AM Flag
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