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[ - ] Need to put another twin bed for dd in her siblings' room, and it will only fit against a wall that has an outlet near it. For a few months a year we use that outlet for an air conditioner, and the wire runs along the wall where we would put the bed. The wire would be much lower than where dd would sleep, but should I worry about her being so close to an electric circuit? More about the circuit than the outlet, in terms of safety. (She is 3) 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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np: WTF? That isn't long at all. *You* are personally killing UB. [ Reply | More ]
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Don't respond. Just send a "please block" message to the site feedback board [ Reply | More ]
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Right, because she can't just register a new account. LOL [ Reply | More ]
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np: if she has time to create and register new emails all day then so be it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:47 AM Flag
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Put a sock in it. How is this killing UB? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:44 AM Flag
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She's right. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:46 AM Flag
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stop responding to your own posts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:48 AM Flag
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it's fine [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:41 AM Flag
[ - ] Um, currently clueless single dad here. Can anyone point me to a good educational source on city wide G&T programs like Hunter, Anderson, NEST etc, or just a simple idiot's guide to acronyms like TAG, SB etc? I am trying to educate myself on 3.5 yo daughter's public school options - she's currently in a private pre-school on the UES but I would like explore public school for next year. We live in Harlem (but District 3). I read through posts here but overwhelmed by the acronyms (I'm a quant. analyst and I thought we had acronyms) and just want a pre-Google place to start. Thanks a lot. 21 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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autofill? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:44 AM Flag
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there is no autofill anymore. she must have it in her clipboard [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 07:00 AM Flag
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Well ask her mom. I am sure she'll have a clue. [ Reply | More ]
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General Topics 05.22.08, 06:43 AM Flag
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WOW! You are an IDIOT. Sorry, OP. Not everyone is so clueless. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:45 AM Flag
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i really don't know but i'd start with the dept of education. either their web site or a phone call. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:42 AM Flag
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Thank you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:43 AM Flag
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Her teachers at preK can help guide you, but insideschools.org might be a good starting place. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:46 AM Flag
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This looks great. Thank you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:48 AM Flag
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did you try insideschools.org? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:48 AM Flag
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I have no idea why people are being nasty to you. Anyway-- all of this might change but there are 4 gifted schools that are not within district lines (citywides) Hunter (Manhattan only) is NOT run by the DOE therefore the testing process is completely different. You must go to the Hunter website to get the testing information. The 3 other schools: NEST (in the LES) Anderson (in the UWS and TAG (in Harlem) you must take a test called the OLSAT administered by the DOE. That same test is used to determine whether you can enter one of the District Gifted & Talented schools. In PS 3 you have some good options, PS 9 being the favorite--- BUT the competition for these is insane. Next you want to check out what your zoned school is. Sometimes you might be pleasantly surprised. There are also lottery schools mike Manhattan School for Children. These don't involve tests-- just luck. Inside Schools.org is a good place to start. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:49 AM Flag
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^ sorry meant District 3 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:50 AM Flag
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Thank you very much. I guess the first two people are having a bad morning. Thanks again. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:52 AM Flag
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np: don't let the bitches get you down, honestly. I'm sorry for your loss. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 07:01 AM Flag
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no, that's just UB [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 07:03 AM Flag
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Start with www.insideschools.org [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:53 AM Flag
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Here's the link to the DOE site for G&T applications. I would check this regularly in the fall to make sure you are up to date with deadlines. http://schools.nyc.gov/Academics/GiftedandTalented/EligibilityApplications/default.htm. Also, UB, although people can be grumpy is a decent source for up to the minute news on the process as it is unfolding. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:54 AM Flag
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TAG is the the Talented and Gifted School in Harlem -- one of the three citywide gifted and talented schools, along with Anderson and NEST. The best source of info on publics is insideschools.org. Read the descriptions of the schools and look at the latest on the G&T process. SB is the Stanford Binet test, which is only required for Hunter and is administered by Hunter-approved child psychologists who specialize in testing young children (Hunter provides a list when you apply and you choose one). The OLSAT (otis lennon school ability test) along with the Bracken (also referred to as BRSA) were the tests required this year for DOE gifted & talented process. The tests are administered by public school teachers who have gone through a brief training session. For kindergarten, the test is one-on-one with the teacher. This year, the Hunter cut-off was 98th percentile on the SB. The DOE cut-off for citywides was 97th percentile and 90th percentile for district G&T programs. Please post if you have additional questions. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 07:08 AM Flag
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Dude, I would look closely at after school options in making this decision too. Obviously I'm jumping the gun here but not all schools are equal in their after school programming. NEST (where my boy is in K) has after school programming (for a fee) till 6pm every day. It is nice if you have a 9-5 because your kid is with the same population. (Granted it would be a really long day.) We like NEST but, as you will see once you are doing your research, the commute there sucks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 07:39 AM Flag
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Get the Clara Hemphill book "Best Public Elementary Schools" (available in bookstores or on the inside schools website). It's a great resource, not updated as frequently as inside schools website but more comprehensive. If you're in D3 you can try for the good D3 gen eds that have spaces available by lottery (Manhattan School for Children, PS 87). Also - if your child is musical, consider the Special Music School. The UB crowd mostly skews towards private, so keep that in mind when asking for advice here. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 08:15 AM Flag
[ - ] WOW! I can't believe what a snooze fest posts and replies are here now. So slow and boring. I've got laundry to do. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:38 AM Flag
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I was just thinking that. Haven't been here in a few days and am ready to go. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:48 AM Flag
[ - ] any way to get my 8 mo to sleep longer in the am? he wakes around 5am everyday now...used to be between 6:30-7. Help!!! tia 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:38 AM Flag
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maybe he needs a bigger feeding overnight? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:40 AM Flag
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op-he hasn't eaten overnight in months...and eats plenty during the day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:42 AM Flag
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can you leave him in the crib a bit longer each morning? maybe he'll learn to entertain himself, or soothe himself back to sleep [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:43 AM Flag
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op-i've tried that a few times and it hasn't worked yet. what time do most 8mo go to sleep? sometimes i think he is sleeping too early-around6:30pm usually [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:45 AM Flag
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Have you tried putting him to bed later? My db wakes up b/w 5-5:30 but she goes to bed at 7:30-8. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:51 AM Flag
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wish I could help you...I have a 5 yo, 3 yo and 1 yo and all of them get up between 5 and 5:30 and always have [ Reply | More ]
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op-dang thats what i was afraid of...just an early riser. guess i am now too! [ Reply | More ]
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Not that this helps now (NP) but when my now 5 yo was 2yo, I taught him how to recognize a number 6 and said that he could not get out of bed until the clock had a six on it (then had to modify it to be ON THE LEFT!!!!). GL, OP. Having early risers SUCKS. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:56 AM Flag
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lol, I'm trying this w/ my 4 yo now - np [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:56 AM Flag
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you are me; I tried W's suggestion to put down earlier, but she still wakes earlier. Pray it is just a phase [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:53 AM Flag
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fwiw, I don't go in to get her until 6 am, no matter what time she wakes. But it wakes me and sometimes her sister, so that sucks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:54 AM Flag
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Wow. That's rough. Does she cry? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 07:00 AM Flag
[ - ] I apologize in advance - this is a little gross. I am pregnant with #1 and I have a terrible hemorrhoid that is bleeding a little. I am RH negative and my doctor said that i needed a shot if I bled from my vagina. Do you think I need a shot because of the hemorrhoid? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:37 AM Flag
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Anyone? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:39 AM Flag
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i have no idea. sorry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:43 AM Flag
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My guess is no, because there is no likelihood of blood mixing from your hemorrhoid and the baby, which is the concern that leads to Rhogam shots. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:46 AM Flag
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OP: Okay - thank you. That is what I thought too, but then I started to worry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:48 AM Flag
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call your OB [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:44 AM Flag
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you need a shot only if there is any chance you bleed/bled from the placenta (which may be rh + from the baby) Your personal blood is not an issue [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 08:01 AM Flag
[ - ] i'm such a bitch. but i kind of like it. 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 05.22.08, 06:36 AM Flag
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I kinda like it to [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:37 AM Flag
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cool. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:37 AM Flag
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i dunno. i heard you were kinda nice. [ Reply | More ]
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oh i am. but sometimes i really enjoy being bitchy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:44 AM Flag
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i hear your bark is worse than your bite. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:55 AM Flag
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no, she's a total bitch. i got into it with her one day [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:56 AM Flag
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really? what happened? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:59 AM Flag
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YOU started IT! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 07:02 AM Flag
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hells no! don't you ever touch my kid again. if your kid can't take my kid throwing sand in her precious little face, get off the playground. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 07:05 AM Flag
[ - ] This is so annoying. My SIL calls her daycare "school" to her 3 yo. As in "you're going to school today" when it's some woman's lame basement. It really irks me that she is so delusional. 21 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:34 AM Flag
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lol. you sound mad. DF calls her dd daycare school too. but her DD is only 1 so thats kinda weird. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:36 AM Flag
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I do this. Whats wrong with it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:36 AM Flag
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it is not a school if it's daycare. unless its preschool, no? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:37 AM Flag
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so what? It makes them feel big. I have a feeling you dont like much that SIL does. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:38 AM Flag
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i agree, say that to your child. but to an adult call it what it is. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:41 AM Flag
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c'mon, we know the real reason - the stigma of daycare! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:51 AM Flag
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give me a break. my daughter goes to daycare but it goes all the way up to kindergarten. there is a curriculum, they do art, music, playing....that is a school setting to me. step off lady. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:55 AM Flag
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i do this too. mostly b/c dcs insist they are going to school. i think the op just doesn't like her sil. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:38 AM Flag
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obviously.. but it's still daycare not school [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:42 AM Flag
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you need a hobby [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:36 AM Flag
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We send dc to daycare and refer to it as such. People think we are crazy for not calling it school [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:38 AM Flag
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agreed. callng school seems to take the edge off it for most pp. but it's daycare! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:42 AM Flag
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It's pathetic. She shoves her kid into some woman's crappy basement for 8 hours and it's school? I just think she's trying to make herself feel better at the expense of her kid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:43 AM Flag
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true! [ Reply | More ]
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so why don't you step up and offer to help her rescue her child from that awful basement?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:47 AM Flag
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true true true [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:51 AM Flag
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it's ok -whatever gets her there on time. you on the other hand need to chill. [ Reply | More ]
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I guess it irritates me when she tells everyone the Annie is in school and how marvelous it is. And it isn't. [ Reply | More ]
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how do you know it isn't? [ Reply | More ]
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why does it matter to you so much? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:54 AM Flag
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wow you're strange. why does it matter to you? it's not what she says, it's just another thing to hate about your ils, which you clearly like to do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:55 AM Flag
[ - ] Best mothers day gift ever, membership to a gym that has childcare.... signed SAHM with no outside help. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:34 AM Flag
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that's great [ Reply | More ]
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that sounds awesome [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] carrie underwood is so gorgeous and talented. but what the hell was she wearing last night? yuck. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I didn't see her, but thought Jordin Sparks looked awful too. [ Reply | More ]
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yes, jordin looked hideous. she needs a new stylist. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:38 AM Flag
[ - ] WOHMs - how do you find time to exercise? i've been back at work 4 months now and can't figure this one out. it just seems impossible. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:31 AM Flag
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I just posted below...it's VERY tough. You have to get DH to help. Have him help with dinner, getting db's things ready for the next day so you can go for a walk/jog once db is in bed. I get off a few stops early during my commute to get some brisk walking in, and I jog a few times a week at 8pm once db is asleep. It's really hard, but you have to take every 10-15 minutes you can get:-). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:32 AM Flag
[ - ] My 4yo ds has what he calls "Night time friends" They are these creatures that come and visit him at night. They just talk to him and make him laugh. The funny thing is the other night around 3am I heard him laughing in his sleep. The next morning he woke up and said "Mommy, my night time friends came last night". 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:28 AM Flag
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Oh my god! Aliens! Seriously, I heard this same story on a late night radio show... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:30 AM Flag
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What? Are you kidding? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:31 AM Flag
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now you have me thinking...lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:32 AM Flag
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Smart kid. So funny. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:41 AM Flag
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Really, nothing to say to "night time friends"? I though you guys would have been all over this. Guess I'll have to post it again later. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:35 AM Flag
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My kid may be showing early signs of schizophrenia but that's alright, you all just keep telling fatty that her scale is lying. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:40 AM Flag
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huh? Are you the OP? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:42 AM Flag
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lol, yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:43 AM Flag
[ - ] Can I take db (2 mos) out in Baby Bjorn if it is lightly raining and I have umbrella? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Newborn 05.22.08, 06:25 AM Flag
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sure, go for it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:25 AM Flag
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NO! She will catch the consumption! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:26 AM Flag
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why wouldn't you be able to? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:26 AM Flag
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worried she will get wet/cold. first db... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:30 AM Flag
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certainly, I always just make sure I have on rubber soled shoes because i'm afraid of slipping in the rain. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:27 AM Flag
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LOL I'm imagining those ugly black orthopedic shoes. AWESOME! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:29 AM Flag
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Nah, just good sneakers/wellies depending on the amount of rain and how hot it is out ;-) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:32 AM Flag
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ah, good point [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:29 AM Flag
[ - ] was david cook on any tv shows this morning? 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 05.22.08, 06:24 AM Flag
[ - ] 3 yo ds has had a clear runny nose and cold for almost a week, occasional non-productive cough and is acting fine. no fever. go to music class or skip it? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 05.22.08, 06:24 AM Flag
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could be allergies, right? I'm laughing because my 3 yo DS has yellow snot and grotesque cough and I keep trying to figure out how to justify going to music class today. Cabin fever is driving me NUTS! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:25 AM Flag
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lol, i know how you feel. and i think my ds got it b/c a kid in music last week was coughing all over the place! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.22.08, 06:26 AM Flag
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