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[ - ] When did you see your first naked man ? Who was he? What did you think? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 01:13 PM Flag
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my father. 'that's big' [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 01:16 PM Flag
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I have no idea [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 01:16 PM Flag
[ - ] Don't date an early 30s guy in NY with the initials DS. He will break your heart! 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Expecting 06.06.08, 01:08 PM Flag
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Stay away from my dh! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 01:22 PM Flag
[ - ] want to take friends with a kid to a place in or close to NYC where we can BBQ on a small grill and have a playground nearby? anyone has any suggestions? TIA 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 06.06.08, 01:05 PM Flag
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Harmony Playground, Prospect Park, Brooklyn--they have grills (or you can bring your own). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 01:08 PM Flag
[ - ] I know this is an odd place to ask this, but I'm reaching, so any input would be helpful...if any of you know; Dh is retiring from the Air Force and I'm having a party for him (not a surprise party. Anyone btdt? Omg! Where do you draw the line at invitations? Any really unique ideas for a military retirement party?? Thanks! 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 01:05 PM Flag
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i am so very sorry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 01:07 PM Flag
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about what, exactly? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 01:08 PM Flag
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I hate to admit it but I guess I'm getting close to the point where my friends who are looking at 20 year retirements are there... so this is gong to be me soon. All I can think is a watch (if he's a pilot, a really simple watch would be a funny twist...) and maybe play the music from the year he signed up. Tell him some NYC stranger said thanks for his service. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 01:14 PM Flag
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I will...and thank YOU. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 01:15 PM Flag
[ - ] don't know how I will be able to keep this pace up. working under impossible timelines, high risk pregnancy, feel sick and rund down. Worked until midnight, missed 3 doc apts...and this morning when I realized my asst didn't send an important document to client had to drag my poor kid to school and she was so upset that I was so short. feel like lousy mother all the time to both my dd and my unborn child. HELP!!!!!!!!!!! and before someone says it quitting is not an option 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 01:05 PM Flag
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would you be able to use the high risk aspect to go on a modified work schedule for duration of pg? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 01:07 PM Flag
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not sure I can...but I will ask my ob. Maybe he can give me a note and I can bring it up with HR. Chance are they would say Short term disability which means about 120 a week. I can't live on that [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 01:10 PM Flag
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short term disability is 80% pay - you really earn $200 a week now? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 01:11 PM Flag
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are you sure it's 80%....so why when I went to mat leave it was only 120...is that city? I'm confused [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 01:13 PM Flag
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Can you get more help with your dd or ease up at work for a while? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 01:08 PM Flag
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have a nanny and need more help with work...i would prefer to exhaust my energy on her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 01:09 PM Flag
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You do not have enough help. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 01:10 PM Flag
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^^ f/t mom with the demands you have should not be responsible for p/u or d/o [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 01:10 PM Flag
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I do drop offs and it is the only time I have to connect with teacher [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 01:11 PM Flag
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have a nanny so covered on the home front. its my asst who sucks. after one year she still doesn't get it. Too busy to interview anyone and can't train anyone else [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 01:11 PM Flag
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can you "borrow" another one from another team while you find a new one? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 01:11 PM Flag
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we tried, but given the process here you have to either swap and nobody wants her OR fire her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 01:13 PM Flag
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finance? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 01:14 PM Flag
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advertising [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 01:14 PM Flag
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pretty crappy spelling for someone in advertising [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 01:18 PM Flag
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Lots of people here are trying to help you but you are full of "yeah buts..." I find it is generally true that people who find themselves in a jam typically deserve to be there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 01:15 PM Flag
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thank you...did I also put myself in High risk situation? did I ask for a heart condition that has me taking several pills a day. As for my assistant it takes time to train one so I'm stucka nd if we fire her she will not train another person. I'm trying to do the best I can...but thank you for your cheerful outlook. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 01:17 PM Flag
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np: you need to cut back on something. get more help at work ro give up some of your projects, or get more help at home so you don't ahev to do anything beyond child care. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 01:29 PM Flag
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no kidding - OP needs to cut back somewhere and quit bitching [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 01:35 PM Flag
[ - ] Every week my city councilman has been sending me a homemade beef wellington. Is there any reason for this? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
News 06.06.08, 01:02 PM Flag
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he wants you to wrap his filet [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 01:03 PM Flag
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Is this the start of a dirty joke? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 01:17 PM Flag
[ - ] friend rescinded her offer of taking care of 21 mo dd when the movers come next week. another friend is taking her the following day for about 4 hours. nanny will be out of town. can i ask the second friend to take her two days? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 01:01 PM Flag
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you can always ask [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 01:05 PM Flag
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You can ask and explain the circumstances she can always say no. Or ask someone else if you can. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 01:06 PM Flag
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Ask--worst she can do is say no. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 01:11 PM Flag
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THANKS EVERYONE [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 01:15 PM Flag
[ - ] When was the last time you took your DH's pants off without him asking? How did he react? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
TTC 06.06.08, 01:01 PM Flag
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he was too drunk to react [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 01:01 PM Flag
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I don't know if I've ever done that. He probably said he wasn't in the mood. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 01:22 PM Flag
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too long ago for me to remember [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 04:07 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone have any experience dealing with PUPPP? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 12:59 PM Flag
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not a school issue. try your ob/gyn [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 01:21 PM Flag
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Yes, steroids were the only thing that worked for me. Covered head to toe - was so miserable. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 02:45 PM Flag
[ - ] Best south beach diet dinner? 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 12:59 PM Flag
[ - ] Doesn't the DOE have to make sure that the G&T placements are out well in advance of the last day of school? How else can we go and register our children if all this is delayed well into the summer break period? (Btw, I don't even know when summer break starts) 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 06.06.08, 12:55 PM Flag
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no one is in the school over the summer? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 01:29 PM Flag
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people are there, you call, you make an appointment.the school year isnt' over fro three more weeks and even after then you can register. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 01:31 PM Flag
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NYC public schools don't get out until June 27. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.07.08, 04:53 AM Flag
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No, last day is June 20 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.07.08, 10:22 AM Flag
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June 26th is the last day, actually. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.07.08, 10:51 AM Flag
[ - ] How long did your toddler go through pacifier withdrawal? We're taking away my almost 3 yo's pacie tomorrow, and I'm wondering how many sleepless nights to expect... 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 12:54 PM Flag
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is he part of the process? it wasn''t a big deal for ours - did it the day he turned 3. he asked for it but we reminded that they are gone, no more [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 12:58 PM Flag
[ - ] when did you stop allowing your dc to see your or dh's naked body? i have read that 2.5 is the time to stop in two differnt sources. 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 12:53 PM Flag
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I heard 3yo. I have ds so I will be happier for him to see dh naked than me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 12:54 PM Flag
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i've read it is harder for them to see your dh naked than you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 12:56 PM Flag
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when they get uncomfortable, or you do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 12:54 PM Flag
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When mine was almost 3 he saw me naked and told me I was scary looking. That was the end for me! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 12:56 PM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 12:58 PM Flag
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DD - doesn't really matter since she's going to be seeing naked women in locker rooms for the rest of her life. DS - before he was 3. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 01:01 PM Flag
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the point was that they are too emotionally connected to parents. does not matter that they see other people naked. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 01:03 PM Flag
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OMG I can not believe people would avoid having a 2 year old see either parent naked that just seems really weird to me. I think you let them see you naked until they are uncomfortable with it, which unless you make a big deal about it will be much older than 2. Why are Americans so puritanical? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 01:03 PM Flag
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OP i thought that too, until i read it in two books. they said that studies show it is better to remain private. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 01:05 PM Flag
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how do you design a study for that? i jstu cna't see how you get any clean data. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 01:10 PM Flag
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i am no doctor. have no idea, but i trust science. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 01:15 PM Flag
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I just think that makes a big deal of something that should not be - its your child why should bodies be private in this context? In my experience my ds now 9 has made it very clear when he was uncomfortable with either me seeing him naked or visa-versa. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 01:12 PM Flag
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We live in a small apartment with one bathroom and almost 3 yo DS is potty training. It would be impossible to avoid being seen naked and we don't try. It's not remotely a big deal to any of us. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 01:12 PM Flag
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that seems strangely young to me. My kids are 3 and 6 (one boy, one girl) and they see my dh and I naked on occassion. We don't walk around naked, but they might come into the bathroom when one of us is in the shower, or into our room when when of us is changing. I don't see how this is problematic at all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 01:19 PM Flag
[ - ] How many times a week do u wash DC's hair (3.5 yr old) - thanks 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 12:51 PM Flag
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every other [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 12:53 PM Flag
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every other day, unless there's a real mess on an offday [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 12:54 PM Flag
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same [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 01:04 PM Flag
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It's usually part of our nightly bath. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 01:06 PM Flag
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this time of year almost nightly - every other in winter [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 01:07 PM Flag
[ - ] Here is my theory - in a perfect world, DOE would have mailed letters by end of day today. People would receive Sat and Monday - and then have the week to decide, in accordance with the June 13th deadline D3 lottery appears to have. In reality - I don't think that is going to happen and am not expecting to receive anything prior to June 16th - well past the other lottery deadline. Sigh... 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 06.06.08, 12:51 PM Flag
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actually, if you went in last night to the actual lottery which was public, you would have known right there. signed, mom that didn't win any place. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 01:08 PM Flag
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sorry to hear that. I think she meant the G&T letter though... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 01:09 PM Flag
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That is correct - I was hoping they would coordinate the two processes! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 01:11 PM Flag
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oh, i thought she meant general ed D3 lottery. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 01:14 PM Flag
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it is in their interest to coordinate this and I have been saying all along that they will. I think they have put off the lottery for this long to make sure they could do the lottery right before G&T results come out, so that no musical chairs will happen [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 01:30 PM Flag
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So if they put the lottery off for this long, then they should make sure G&T is mailed at the latest today. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 01:32 PM Flag
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that has been my theory. would make no sense to do otherwise. they could have just held off the lottery for another week if they weren't ready. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 01:34 PM Flag
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This actually could make good sense, especially since they apparently just publicized the lottery date last week right? What's with calling some people who did not submit forms? I am hoping they did that AFTER making the placements just in case, not before placements since printing and mailing thousands of letters would take a while! So you think they are mailing today and potentially we could get even tomorrow? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 01:39 PM Flag
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General Topics 06.06.08, 01:43 PM Flag
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I sure hope you are right! Would so much prefer rather than being mailed on Monday - then we don't get til Tues or Wed or even Thurs! Let's hope they all want to enjoy their weekend and mailed them out tonight! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 01:47 PM Flag
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somehow i think they'd enjoy their weekends even if they didn't mail them out today [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 02:11 PM Flag
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I am ammending my theory. they said week of 6/9, so perhaps it will be next week. monday perhaps? let's hope that is when we recieve it. at any rate, it can't be much longer [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 02:30 PM Flag
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But then why are they calling people yday and today to check on non returned choices? doesn't make sense. they wouldn't be able to remedy if letters are being mailed today. i think next week mailing at the earliest [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 01:56 PM Flag
[ - ] My 10mo almost never responds to her name and avoids eye contact at all costs... cause for concern? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 12:49 PM Flag
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I know this is 'normal' for my 2yo but I don't remember him being like that at 10mo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 12:51 PM Flag
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call the ped. not saying that is not normal, just to alleviate your concerns. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 12:57 PM Flag
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I think it's worth bringing to the attention of your ped. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 12:57 PM Flag
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I would call Early Intervention - just to ask them what they think. It's free and you can often get really good advice over the phone. Peds often are totally clueless about developmental stuff. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 01:03 PM Flag
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Yes, I would be concerned, particularly about the avoidance of eye contact. Have you had her hearing checked? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 06:57 PM Flag
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Name part wouldn't concern me as much as the eye contact. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.06.08, 06:58 PM Flag
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It is probably not an issue, particularly since this is a girl you're talking about and they have a much lower incidence of autism, but bring it up with your pediatrician and/or a developmental specialist to ease your mind/ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.07.08, 10:46 AM Flag
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