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[ - ] My DD is almost 5 and I think she hides how much she can read. (Whatever, don't give me grief about this being a VBA, I don't want to post about it on FB for fear of it seeming like a brag, but I am curious.) Whenever I ask her to read a word that I point to, she says, "No, you read it," but several times she's done stuff that clearly seems like she can read: e.g. she'll hover over my shoulder and say "Why are you writing an email about 'birthday parties'? which was the subject line of my email" or read off a sign like "why does that sign say the library is closed on Tuesday July 4," etc. and I saw her reading a book to her stuffed animals today, and I saw her eyeballs moving from side to side, so it wasn't just memorization. But when I ask her about it, she'll get defensive and just say, "I was just looking at the pictures, not reading." Also, she can spell very well. Has anyone encountered this? 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.23.17, 11:46 PM Flag
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No. My kid and his classmates have been reading words since they were 3.5ish and seemed if anything to show this skill off. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.17, 11:48 PM Flag
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Kids are weird. I would let it go and it will blow over. My ds was always a good speller and when he got to K, he started spelling phonetically and I knew he knew it was wrong. It went away on it's own. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.17, 11:51 PM Flag
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Why is it wrong? [ Reply | More ]
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Not the PP, but I think she meant like the kid would spell something "nite" when he knew it should be "night" or whatever. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.17, 11:59 PM Flag
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Exactly. He knew how to spell it and would spell it incorrectly. He is now in 4th grade and all is fine. Kids do weird things. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 12:01 AM Flag
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she doesn't like being put on the spot to prove her skill level. i know you mean no harm, but imagine from her perspective how it would feel to be asked to prove yourself. kids are sensitive about what they can and cant do well. Mine is a very strong reader, but hates if you ask her to read anything aloud because it feels like you are testing her skills, which you are. You need to back off about it or you will turn her off of reading. I speak from my own experience as a child. [ Reply | More ]
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This. My DD read very well for her teacher, but didn't like to read to me. Kids can sniff out an agenda. Let it go. As long as she's doing well and enjoying books (that she is reading or that are being read to her), that's what matters. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 12:16 AM Flag
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OP: Yes, I sensed that, too. I am not doing it from a bad place, I just want to make sure she doesn't get overlooked at school or whatever. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 12:17 AM Flag
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of course. the best way to keep an eye on it is to get her a comic book or an age-appropriate graphic novel. Just give it to her. She will try and read it on her own and will come to you if she cant read a word. shell want you to read it to her, and you should, but leave it laying around and she'll pick it up! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 12:24 AM Flag
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also, in K teachers will send home books for your child to read to you. at least they do in NYC public K. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 12:29 AM Flag
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Tell her it is ok to make mistakes. She is probably nervous about being put on the spot. My DD was having trouble finishing writing because she was afraid to misspell words. I told her it is better to guess and fix later but keep writing. Same is true for reading. Don't make a big deal about it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 12:18 AM Flag
[ - ] My soon to be xdh told me he wants to murder everyone in my house including our child. I just called my attorney but got her VM and waiting for her return call. He's in NYC, I'm in CT. Part of me feels completely freaked out, part of me feels like it was an empty threat to scare me, which is actually what he said later in the conversation. Anyone deal with this before? How do you handle it without being completely stressed? I feel sick. 33 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.23.17, 11:40 PM Flag
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Call 911 now. [ Reply | More ]
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^ And file a restraining order. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.17, 11:45 PM Flag
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Ahe needs to disappear. Get away. [ Reply | More ]
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They don't work [ Reply | More ]
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Call 911 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.17, 11:45 PM Flag
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If I thought this was a real threat, I would go to my local police precinct immediately w my child. [ Reply | More ]
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Call 911 or the police if only for the documentation. [ Reply | More ]
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This. Stat. [ Reply | More ]
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This. You won't be able to get a restraining order in the future if you don't have this kid nod of documentation. Please call police now. [ Reply | More ]
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THIS [ Reply | More ]
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General Topics 06.24.17, 02:45 AM Flag
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Omg 911! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.17, 11:59 PM Flag
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If this is not fake, leave the house now to a women's shelter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 12:01 AM Flag
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Go down to the police station and tell an officer this. A restraining order does no good if he shows up at your house next week. You need advice as to what the police, either in NYC or in your home town can do. Do you have family nearby that you or at least your child can stay with? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 12:04 AM Flag
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Please listen to everyone. Then, when you have some time to yourself, please read The Gift of Fear by Gavin DeBecker. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 12:06 AM Flag
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If this was happening to me, I'd get on the phone (not your home or cell phone) and ask a very old friend who xdh doesn't know well if we could temporarily stay there while I was putting a restraining order and supervised visitation in place. Until I felt safe, I would couch surf and change my routine. Women are most vulnerable when they are leaving, but I would compile all instances of when xdh was verbally abusive or physically threatening throughout marriage and dating for my case. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 12:12 AM Flag
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Np: very good suggestion [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 12:23 AM Flag
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Yes, OP - wish I had done this. When ex came back in picture after disappearing for almost a year he went for custody and I had nothing to prove how unhinged he had been. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 12:26 AM Flag
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I still got sole custody but he gets more vistation that I think is good for dc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 12:26 AM Flag
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Thank you all. I'm feeling a little calmer. I do not think he is going to come tonight but worried about the next couple of days. Our court date is this Wednesday. I'm hoping once the divorce is finalized he'll just go away and leave us alone. I've got a locksmith coming tomorrow to add some reinforcements. I'm still waiting for my attorney to call me back and will then probably go to the police station. It's so embarrassing. I moved out here to start fresh and I hate for people to know what a really screwed up situation dc and I are going through. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 12:15 AM Flag
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He said, she said. Cops will do nothing. If he texts this, then you got him. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 12:21 AM Flag
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It's good to have documentation that she called the cops even if they can't do anything [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 12:29 AM Flag
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Write this ina a text: it really scared me today when you said you wanted to kill me and the kids. Do you still feel that way? ... see what he says. As soon as he texts back yes you got him [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 12:30 AM Flag
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THIS [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 12:39 AM Flag
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Also ask him, "if you were going to kiss us, how would you do it? Gun, knife, fire, drowning us one-by-one in the tub." This will help document that it was premeditated. Also, get rid of all suitcases and bleach, etc. from the home. Make it very difficult for him to hide anything should he carry through. Believe it or not, you want blood droplets and DNA to splatter the walls, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 12:44 AM Flag
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^^kill not kiss. LOL. [ Reply | More ]
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Omg. Please don't scare her like this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 12:54 AM Flag
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Do not poke a bear. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 12:41 AM Flag
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He can't be that dumb. Just say you scared me [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 12:55 AM Flag
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Does he have any custody? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 12:23 AM Flag
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Document. If he escalates you will have a paper trail. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 12:25 AM Flag
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call the police station -- not 911. Ask to have someone come over to your house as you want a statement on record and explain what happened. You MUST document this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 01:00 AM Flag
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NP: BTDT You must file a police report. If tonight is too disruptive, do it tomorrow. Make sure you file the report with a DV officer or detective. It's true that so far this is he said-she said but you MUST document every incident with a police report. Also he is not likely to stop just because you moved. One more thing, install a call recording app on your smartphone to keep a record of threatening calls. GL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 01:45 AM Flag
[ - ] 18 yo Nieces coming to see me mid July for a week. What are things they would enjoy? One of them asked for exciting dessert/ice cream places. I am trying to compile a list b 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Serendipity [ Reply | More ]
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eh, better would be Black Tap, Chickalisious, that Cronut Bakery in Soho, or one of the other great places in the East Village, rolled ice cream etc. [ Reply | More ]
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Is MOMA PS1 Summer Warm Up still a thing? If so, this. [ Reply | More ]
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+. [ Reply | More ]
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https://www.moma.org/calendar/programs/106#program-happenings Yes it is, and they will think you are the coolest [ Reply | More ]
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Max Brenner [ Reply | More ]
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DO! It is the cookie dough place in west village. So good, not too sweet surprisingly. https://www.cookiedonyc.com/ [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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the whitney and the high line. shopping! [ Reply | More ]
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Shakespeare in the Park. A Midsummer Night's Dream starts July 11. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] We received pool party invitations for July 1st and July 4th at the homes of a friend, and of a relative. We accepted both, and decided not to make other holiday plans because thise seemed great. Now, in the last 25hours, host 1 says they will be rescheduling to July15th, and host 2 says they will be tescheduling to july 9th. Both said they "didn't realize so many people had holiday plans." Wtf? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.23.17, 11:36 PM Flag
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Sucks, sorry. You can come to my place! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.17, 11:41 PM Flag
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That's such a nice response. ILY [ Reply | More ]
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Crazy. [ Reply | More ]
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I can't imagine sending out invitations for something, and then rescinding 7 days beforehand. [ Reply | More ]
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that is annoying and strange [ Reply | More ]
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I would be fuming. [ Reply | More ]
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Rude. I would skip both [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Another Baby Names post: The cool friend at Jewish sleepaway camp is named ______. 18 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Names are names. There's no cool. [ Reply | More ]
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Lol [ Reply | More ]
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Christian [ Reply | More ]
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Eli [ Reply | More ]
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Kathy [ Reply | More ]
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possibly, in 1972. [ Reply | More ]
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cooper [ Reply | More ]
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Emma, Sophia [ Reply | More ]
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Talia, Ezra [ Reply | More ]
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Murray, Seymour, Shlomo, Selma, Sadie, Menachem [ Reply | More ]
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Shout out to all the Menachems in the world. You don't hear that one around much these days. [ Reply | More ]
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Nickname Manny? [ Reply | More ]
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This is funny. The "Cool kid at Jewish sleepaway camp" almost sounds like an oxymoron. I'd go with a name like Jacob, Nathan, Hana, Sara, Rachel...something that is still mainstream. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 12:19 AM Flag
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It's Jewish masquerade day at UB, oh wait, that's every day... [ Reply | More ]
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Mordecai [ Reply | More ]
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Remy [ Reply | More ]
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Shoshanna [ Reply | More ]
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Yes! [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] 550 attacks on border patrol officers in 2017! MAGA please 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Oh my god, this is a scene straight out of Aliens. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.17, 11:33 PM Flag
[ - ] Buying a couch online. I wanted microsuede but they only have microvelvet. What does microvelvet feel like? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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mainly I want to know how it differs form microsuede? I know normal velvet is smooth one way but sort of harsh when you rub it the opposite direction. Microsuede is soft in both directions. Is Microvelvet soft in both directions too? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.17, 11:22 PM Flag
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Like velvet, only smaller. [ Reply | More ]
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lol [ Reply | More ]
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bahahaha [ Reply | More ]
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this [ Reply | More ]
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wonderful and durable [ Reply | More ]
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thank you [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Wow, I am completely exhausted from preparing for the sleepaway camp bus departure. Next up, the preparation for visiting day LOL!!! 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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What do you need to prep for visiting day? [ Reply | More ]
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Have to bring the biggest chocolate bar or else dd will be snubbed [ Reply | More ]
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wtf [ Reply | More ]
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Funny mom? [ Reply | More ]
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Just FYI, by 12-13 your kid should be packing their own shit [ Reply | More ]
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But sleep away starts at 8. [ Reply | More ]
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Where are your kids going? [ Reply | More ]
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People here are exhausted very easily. Have you had your iron and thyroid checked? [ Reply | More ]
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lol [ Reply | More ]
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This. Get some vitamins at whole foods [ Reply | More ]
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haha [ Reply | More ]
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op: I was just joking. [ Reply | More ]
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We know. Chocolate bar poster [ Reply | More ]
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Relax. Everyone's cranky. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.17, 11:49 PM Flag
[ - ] I am 5'4" 200 lbs. I don't feel fat enough that it will affect my health. I basically have no motivation to lose weight. But I know I should. 31 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.23.17, 11:01 PM Flag
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What does your dr say? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.17, 11:06 PM Flag
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I don't have a doctor, I'm 27 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.17, 11:07 PM Flag
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I'm 26. Same height and weight. I'm hourglass shaped, too, so I wear like a size 14. My face is pretty enough. But we gotta do it now before it's hard later. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.17, 11:14 PM Flag
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You're not an "hourglass". So annoying when fat women call themselves "curvy". A 36-24-36 is curvy. A 40-40-40? Not so much. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.17, 11:20 PM Flag
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38-27-38. My waist is small enough that I play it up in my outfit choices. [ Reply | More ]
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How can these be your measurements at 200 lbs? I am 125 5'4" and my measurements are 35-29-36! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.17, 11:49 PM Flag
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np: I am really finding it hard to believe your waist is 27. i am a size 4-6 and I think that is what my waist is, my bust is probably 36. In fact, at 200 pounds and 5'4" do not see how any of these measurements can be correct unless you carry absolutely all of your weight in your arms and legs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.17, 11:52 PM Flag
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Op here. I'm more like a 42-30-42 [ Reply | More ]
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not cute [ Reply | More ]
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whatever [ Reply | More ]
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you know I'm right. [ Reply | More ]
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Op that's literally impossible. Calling total fake. [ Reply | More ]
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a round belly creates a curve! not all curves are hourglass shaped :-) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 12:16 AM Flag
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Op. Yeah I am also hourglass and size 14, cute face, but I agree...now or never [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.17, 11:36 PM Flag
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everyone has a dr. as a shild you have a pediatrician, and when you turn 18 you find a primary care physicial. You should get a yearly physical and have a dr to go to when you are sick. You absolutely need a physical to check your bloodwork. AT your height and weight, you could have high cholesterol ( or not!). A yearly physical is free if you have ins, so just find one andbe a responsible adult. Whaere are your parents? They should have set you up with a Dr when you were graduating high school... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 12:14 AM Flag
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sorry for typos, ie "child, primary care physician" [ Reply | More ]
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She's both fat and stupid. It's good that she isn't wasting a doctor's time. Hopefully she won't meet a DH and her bad genes will die when she does. [ Reply | More ]
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Look, as long as I don't have to pay for that, you can do whatever you want. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.17, 11:14 PM Flag
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It won't necessarily affect your health but it will affect your ability to pair off with the men of your choice, if you have certain standards you require. I'm fat and I married really well, but I was only about 140 when I married. Now I'm about 200. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.23.17, 11:15 PM Flag
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The old bait and switch. [ Reply | More ]
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Let me tell you my DH did the same to me. So checkmate [ Reply | More ]
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But you would throw a hissy if DH lost all of his money. [ Reply | More ]
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It would be difficult but I would understand I sailed on a certain ship, yes. [ Reply | More ]
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Nothing worse than an obese whore ;) [ Reply | More ]
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Op here. I make a lot of money and i don't really care about "marrying well"...or marrying at all [ Reply | More ]
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That's great for you! You'll face a lot of prejudice because of your weight, though. But I think you know that. [ Reply | More ]
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NP - This is sad, but true. I used to weigh a lot more in my early 20s and tried to convince myself that because I was pretty, guys would look past me being a size 10/12. Guys would have sex with me but never commit. I was disappointed over and over. Finally I just had it and realized I would have to lose weight to really be able to date in NYC. I lost 40 lbs and it was like a whole new world of dating. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 12:14 AM Flag
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With all kindness, and as someone who needs to lose 40 pounds myself, it IS affecting your health. You are at risk for diabetes if you don't have it already, heart disease and all kinds of illnesses. Your relatively young age may have protected you a little bit so far. But what if you want to get pregnant someday? I understand how hard it is to lose weight. I've been overweight since my 2nd child was born and am only now working on it. I've lost 11 pounds and hope to lose another 15 pounds before I go back to work this fall. (and then to keep going) Try to lose ten pounds. Just ten. And go from there. [ Reply | More ]
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Are you ok with being 300 at 37? [ Reply | More ]
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As a naturally thin person, I've always prided myself on how good I look in what I wear. Can this motivate you? [ Reply | More ]
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The lack of motivation is the reason people don't get what they want. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 03:13 AM Flag
[ - ] Do you think it is low-rent to take a family driving vacation out west (South Dakota/CO, etc)? 52 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.23.17, 10:57 PM Flag
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Why not? As long as you won't kill each other with all of the time in the car. [ Reply | More ]
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I think it is awesome and cannot wait until my youngest gets over his car sickness to do the same. [ Reply | More ]
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Ha, good luck, my motion sickness got worse as I got older, unfortunately [ Reply | More ]
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Don't tell me that! I have tried everything! [ Reply | More ]
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Have you tried meclizine (bonine?) not sure if it's okay for little kids to use, but it's the best thing I've found [ Reply | More ]
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Is that Dramamine? [ Reply | More ]
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No, it's different. [ Reply | More ]
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^^the brand name is Bonine but the generic name is meclizine [ Reply | More ]
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Haven't tried it then. Will look into it. Thanks! [ Reply | More ]
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Good luck! [ Reply | More ]
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Benedryl? [ Reply | More ]
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Yes [ Reply | More ]
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Have you tried Sea Bands? I used them recently with my kids and none of them got sick. It might be worth a try. Look it up on Amazon, [ Reply | More ]
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Can he/she see out window? It helpsmotion sickness to see movement associated with the felt motion [ Reply | More ]
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As someone who suffers from motion sickness, this is good theoretical advice, but it doens't really work [ Reply | More ]
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It helps me immediately especially if I look at the ground for a while [ Reply | More ]
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Yes. He vomits in every vehicle, in every seat. Would love to put him in the front, but he is just 5. [ Reply | More ]
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I'd put him in front. That's just me. i know it's not kosher advice [ Reply | More ]
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sounds great! [ Reply | More ]
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Don't do it. People will make fun of you and you'll block my view of those beautiful landscapes and parks. [ Reply | More ]
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You mean because you flew out there? Wouldn't you still be in a rental car? [ Reply | More ]
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I'm trying to be funny but I guess it's another one of my posting fails. [ Reply | More ]
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Coupled with my overly-literal self - we make a misfit team! [ Reply | More ]
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Lol, it's okay. [ Reply | More ]
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And to add, we a a blast in South Dakota and even went to Wyoming to visit Devil's Tower. [ Reply | More ]
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Awesome! Devils Tower is on the list - Ty! [ Reply | More ]
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It's amazing. The gift shop has great swag too. Park rangers are so awesome! [ Reply | More ]
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Fun! The guy who runs the place where we will be staying seems like a hoot. Did you see the news about the guy who climbed the tower recently without gear? [ Reply | More ]
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Sorry - it was at El Capitan in Yellowstone [ Reply | More ]
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I didn't see that article but I was amazed at the climbers when we were there. I don't know why this stuff makes me so happy. With Devill's Tower is a combo of Close Encounters and the Native American legend of the giant bear. [ Reply | More ]
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Sorry, "with Devil's Tower it is a combo..." [ Reply | More ]
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I know, I'm really looking forward to it. I can't get into climbing but I'm interested in the history and culture. I need to brush up on Native American history before we go. And now I'm intrigued by the idea of the gift shop ha [ Reply | More ]
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I would love to see the USA in a Chevrolet [ Reply | More ]
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Have you driven a Ford lately? [ Reply | More ]
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No but I took my chevy to the levee but the levee was dry [ Reply | More ]
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That line has perplexed me for most of my adult life. NP [ Reply | More ]
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I thought it was because he wanted to drown himself....but couldn't. So kept going [ Reply | More ]
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Probably. I need to take the time to study this. [ Reply | More ]
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You go out to look at the water, if the levee is dry there is nothing to see. [ Reply | More ]
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I like that interpretation better [ Reply | More ]
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Best family vacation we ever took was to the Black Hills of South Dakota! [ Reply | More ]
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Great to hear / I've always wanted to see it! [ Reply | More ]
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OP: UB people you surprise me. I thought for sure I would be mocked for my non-TT vacation. There is not one four seasons on the itinerary (quite the opposite)! [ Reply | More ]
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But I happily appreciate the great reviews from those who have ventured before us so thanks! [ Reply | More ]
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I can't wait to take my boys on cross country road trips. The US is a big, beautiful country. [ Reply | More ]
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Road trips are great but dont take your dog. [ Reply | More ]
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I live in the desert SW. People come from all over the world to see our national treasures. Great that your kids can learn to appreciate their country. [ Reply | More ]
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If you drive near St. Louis go to Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site. [ Reply | More ]
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Ty [ Reply | More ]
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Go to the City Museum. Coolest place in the country. [ Reply | More ]
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Seeing the country is a great idea. Who cares if other people think its low class? Fuck them. [ Reply | More ]
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Ugh. I am so tired of people on UB caring what other people think. The "low rent" comment was meant to be trolltastic, wasn't it? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] S/O - DD accepted to Fieldston - thinking of declining and forfeiting Tuition for K and DC attending Elementary at Edgemont schools in Scarsdale. Poster below reminded me to post here. Have been stressing all week on what to do. Just feel like Fieldston might not be worth it. 22 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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would love any honest advice ! [ Reply | More ]
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it would be the Greenville or Seely Place Elementary schools ...not Fox Meadow et al. We dont want to be in that scene. [ Reply | More ]
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Edgemont is not in Scarsdale. Scarsdale is a Town/Village. Most of Edgemont has a mailing address of Scarsdale. What is your and DHs commute? [ Reply | More ]
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DH goes to upper west , I go nowhere, I work from home. ... [ Reply | More ]
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OR is offended that Edgemont mom is trying to call it Scarsdale it seems [ Reply | More ]
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Not offended. Just don't want OP to make a mistake. She will not be entitled to Scarsdale pool. She can park at Hartsdale, not Scarsdale station. [ Reply | More ]
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This. Her kids will go to Edgemont High, not Scarsdale. [ Reply | More ]
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NP: edgemont does better in most ratings ...are you aware ? ... [ Reply | More ]
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yes, just trying to explain to her [ Reply | More ]
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thank you ! OP - besides the pool would I miss anything else?...would be nice to continue my DD's swimming which she likes, so a Y or something would be great, or some indoor swimming facility ... [ Reply | More ]
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There are plenty [ Reply | More ]
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If you are looking for coop/condo, most have their own pools [ Reply | More ]
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OP - well the house has a Scarsdale address lol, Im not making it up - we're not strivey types , just really trying to decide if Edgemont is worth saving 50K tuition. seems to have decent class sizes , up to 20 kids in a class as well as diversity which we like. [ Reply | More ]
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Most homes in Edgemont do have Scarsdale addresses. There are also homes in Eastchester, Yonkers, New Rochelle with Scarsdale addresses. [ Reply | More ]
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those are only scarsdale P.O.'s and everyone knows what that means [ Reply | More ]
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Same as Edgemont, Scarsdale PO only [ Reply | More ]
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Easy drive. [ Reply | More ]
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Depends on HHI [ Reply | More ]
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Bit you'll never know unless you try so try firldston for a year. [ Reply | More ]
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Why do you feel differently about Fieldston now vs acceptance time in Feb? [ Reply | More ]
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If money is tight, Scarsdale. If not, Fieldston. Fieldston is a great school. You can always switch to public but switching to private later is much more difficult. [ Reply | More ]
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Try Fieldston for a year or two and see how you like it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.24.17, 12:11 AM Flag
[ - ] lol "I've been to the beach and zoo this week, and I'm sooooo tired" 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Sorta like Mariah Carey going to the hospital for "exhaustion" [ Reply | More ]
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That would wear me out too (and I work full time). Sounds silly but we alway go to the beach on Saturdays so we can recover on Sunday! [ Reply | More ]
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You sound low tone and pale [ Reply | More ]
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When you work for a living, you're not getting a lot of sun unless you're a construction worker or farmer. Is that what you do? [ Reply | More ]
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Is this some kind of insult? I can't figure it out [ Reply | More ]
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Question, not an insult. [ Reply | More ]
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some kids are much, much easier to watch than other kids. She said she went to the beach twice and the zoo once this week. I'm tired just thinking about that schedule. And my kids are older and probably easier than hers. [ Reply | More ]
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Why lol? It's hard wrangling kids all day by yourself. [ Reply | More ]
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One 6 y/o is NOT hard [ Reply | More ]
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She had three kids. [ Reply | More ]
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Doesn't sounds like you spend much time alone with small children. [ Reply | More ]
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She has one non-small child [ Reply | More ]
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This [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Coming to NYC for 10 days over Christmas & New Year (leaving on 1/4/18). We're a family with a 12 yo and a 10 yo. What are the activities / sites that we shouldn't miss? TIA! 35 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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tenement museum [ Reply | More ]
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perfect for that age [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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You need to reserve Tenement Museum tour in advance. [ Reply | More ]
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Museum of the Moving Image if you like movies/film industry [ Reply | More ]
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We do, thanks! [ Reply | More ]
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Genders? [ Reply | More ]
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The girl is 12, the boy is 10. Thanks. [ Reply | More ]
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Top of something - Empire State, Rock Center or WTC. [ Reply | More ]
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At least one broadway show - good luck getting Hamilton tickets. At least one major museum (Met, MOMA, Whitney, etc). See the Rock Center tree and the store windows. [ Reply | More ]
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I don't know about a Broadway show unless you score cheap tix through Playbill.com or todaytix. Lots of other fun theater though, several free productions in the summer in the parks where you run after the actors. [ Reply | More ]
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^^ whoops sorry that's in the summer obviously in the parks. Very tough to get cheap tix Christmas/New Years. I'd concentrate on other activities. [ Reply | More ]
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Don't worry. I'm not expecting to score Hamilton tix. I was thrilled that my dh just bought Book of Mormon tix in San Jose. I'm easy to please. [ Reply | More ]
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They are coming in the winter. It is worth either splurging on one show or going to TKTs [ Reply | More ]
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I'll check out TKTs and see if we can swing it. It would be nice, but it's probably out of our budget for all of us. [ Reply | More ]
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Where are you coming from? [ Reply | More ]
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East bay, CA and we haven't had the finances to travel until this year. We're staying with family in Brooklyn and want to spend most of our time seeing as much as we can. The dc have high energy levels. [ Reply | More ]
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then you will be climbing the boulders in Central Park [ Reply | More ]
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Or ice skate at Wollman Rink - go there, not to the Rock Center rink [ Reply | More ]
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TY! I would have headed to Rock Center. Good to know. [ Reply | More ]
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Lines at Rock Center are insane. Is Bryant Park rink still open? Which one does Trump have an interest in? [ Reply | More ]
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Trump helped redevelop Wollman and his name is on it but I don't think he has anything to do with it. Bryant Park is also a good idea. [ Reply | More ]
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yes [ Reply | More ]
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LeFrak Ice Skating Center in Prospect Park is great, too, and newly expanded. Since you are staying in Brooklyn this may make more sense than Central Park. [ Reply | More ]
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That sounds awesome. I may leave dh to that while I go to the Met. [ Reply | More ]
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Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island [ Reply | More ]
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Chinatown/dim sum [ Reply | More ]
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Intrepid [ Reply | More ]
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My boy will love it. Thanks. [ Reply | More ]
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look at the windows! do it on xmas eve, xmas or new years day when there's fewer people. start at Barneys and then work your way down 5th Avenue to the tree at Rockefeller Center. Stop in at Saks. Also, ABC on Broadway near 19th/20th has an amazing old timey Santa and great stuff up for xmas. then you can also do the Union Square holiday market. [ Reply | More ]
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This sounds amazing. Thank you! [ Reply | More ]
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Check before you see Santa At ABC - he said last year was his last. And if he does decide to come back you may not want to do the hour plus wait. [ Reply | More ]
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Good tip. [ Reply | More ]
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You probably already know this but I'd plan to spend at least one full day at the Natural History Museum. Might also be fun to take in a Christmas Day showing of The Greatest Showman movie at a nice movie theater. [ Reply | More ]
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ride the Staten Island ferry [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What school are similar to Bryn last in acceptance. Thanks. 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Schools*, Bryn Mawr [ Reply | More ]
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The main line schools are alright but nothing to write home about. What are you asking? [ Reply | More ]
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Looking for a safety school. [ Reply | More ]
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You found it. [ Reply | More ]
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Yes but dd doesn't want all girls so I'm blanking on similar schools. (Oh and you don't like Haverford either for target?) [ Reply | More ]
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Skidmore, Hobart [ Reply | More ]
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Connecticut College [ Reply | More ]
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Kenyon [ Reply | More ]
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^^^ Just checked this--Kenyon has a lower acceptance rate than Bryn Mawr. [ Reply | More ]
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Yeah and not worth traveling to Ohio for. [ Reply | More ]
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friends [ Reply | More ]
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Thanks [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Who made that striped grid dress Melania wore I liked it 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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No idea, but it was great. [ Reply | More ]
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Mary-katrantzou [ Reply | More ]
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TY [ Reply | More ]
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Agree. She looked great. [ Reply | More ]
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pic?link? [ Reply | More ]
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Her closet must be HUUUUGE [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Any recommendations for small boutique hotels/B and B's in the US or Canada in an outdoorsy location and with gorgeous scenery? Planning to elope and honeymoon :) 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Carmel, CA. Google [ Reply | More ]
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this [ Reply | More ]
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Love [ Reply | More ]
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If you do Carmel, and can afford it, I'd stay at the post ranch inn just a few miles south! Amazing treehouse rooms, an infinity hot tub at the edge of the cliffs of big sur, spectacular food... they even handed us the keys to a (free) convertible Lexus that we drove through big sur. It was one of my favorite experiences! [ Reply | More ]
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i can highly recommend carmel valley ranch [ Reply | More ]
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San Ysidro Ranch or Post Ranch Inn. [ Reply | More ]
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Oh I hadn't even seen your comment and posted above. Loved post ranch! [ Reply | More ]
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I've always like Kimpton Hotels. [ Reply | More ]
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I hate Kimptons. Tiny, odd rooms. And most are in cities. [ Reply | More ]
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Wickaninnish Inn [ Reply | More ]
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Ditto. Somewhere in Tofino. [ Reply | More ]
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Fogo Inn [ Reply | More ]
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