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[ - ] Ben-10 -- isn't it too much for a 4 yr old? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 06.18.08, 07:52 PM Flag
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Probably so. I've been letting my 5.3 yo watch it lately, but it's kind of intense. I think we'll stick with Danny Phantom for now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 08:05 PM Flag
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not really -- my 4yo watched it. depends on the kid, though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 08:27 PM Flag
[ - ] i'm a mess. weaning myself off of zoloft, my I have reservations about putting our dd in daycare and today when I walked in she saw me and ran to me crying and holding on for dear life. Tonight she hit the side of her eye on the table and now she has a cut there. She's also been a bit whiny today and wants to nurse all the time. Plus I had my review at work and my boss said I'm doing a good job but I need to step it up. I know this post is all over the place but this is how I'm feeling. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:47 PM Flag
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it WILL get better. really. hang in. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:49 PM Flag
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we've been there. it is hard to leave a child at daycare. it will get better. if you love the daycare and feel good about the program, just help her transition as best you can (which may be a quick good bye and leaving). it isnt easy for anyone, just keep that in mind. it will be OK though. as for work, do what you can do...step it up if that helps you get to where you need to be. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:51 PM Flag
[ - ] did anyone read the maria shriver book? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:40 PM Flag
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Which one? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:44 PM Flag
[ - ] 5 yo dd whines and challenges me constantly. She told me today that the reason she does it is because she wants to be like me and make all of the decisions. Ugh. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 06.18.08, 07:33 PM Flag
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When my dd says I "never let (her) make any decisions" I simply point out how many decisions she, herself, made that very day. Usually nips it in the bud. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:36 PM Flag
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I need to do that. I realized today that we are going to butt heads and that we will not have this easy relationship I was counting on :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:37 PM Flag
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Hahahahahahaha. I realized that when she went on a breastfeeding strike. :) I usually defuse it with some humor. "Funny, I don't remember picking out that dress for you today. Did I do it in my sleep?" Etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:38 PM Flag
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I like that line..."i don't remember picking out..." [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:39 PM Flag
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It works especially well when I point out that she has made more decisions than I have (even if I have to get creative). Good luck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:41 PM Flag
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NP: I realized it when DD started battling with me over her clothes when she was about 2. It got a lot easier when I gave her 2 or 3 choices to pick from. She's now 4 and generally picks all her own clothes, decides what vege will go with dinner most nights (based on what's already in the frigde), etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:58 PM Flag
[ - ] Do most GT K schools start the kids at age 5 or 6? If I want to apply DS to privat (ha) & GT do I do it at different years? Will be 4 in Sep 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Preschool/Kids 06.18.08, 07:32 PM Flag
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Yes, it'll be different years if you are in Manhattan [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:32 PM Flag
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ugh, so first I'll be crushed by not getting into G&T, then the following year I"ll get slapped by the private schools. Yea! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:35 PM Flag
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You should definitely look more broadly than just those two. Don't forget unzoned, charter, Special Music School, Hunter, lotteries, etc [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:37 PM Flag
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we're zoned for a decent school. We're 2 blocks away. Does that mean we're guaranteed to get into our zoned school or could we possibly get shut out? thanks for all the info [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:39 PM Flag
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Nah, probably not, esp. if you register right away [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:43 PM Flag
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NP: You should get into your zoned school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:44 PM Flag
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don't forget Hunter too. That will be the same year at public. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:37 PM Flag
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In public school in NYC (this includes G&T) you enter the calendar year you turn 5 for K. For private school the cut off is Sept. 1 officially, but really it is more like June 30. Private school summer kid are the oldest, as a general rule [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:35 PM Flag
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A few private schools have cutoff dates later than Sept. 1 (e.g. Manhattan Country School and St. Ann's). For G&T, your child would start K in the year he turns 5. Public school cutoff in NYC is Dec. 31. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:39 PM Flag
[ - ] bfing and only getting 3 oz max per pumping. so frusturating. been 10 weeks alrady. tried everything. i guess that is just my supply 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:31 PM Flag
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some people are just bad "pumpers" . I was. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:36 PM Flag
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this is not to discourage you, but to empathize...whatever you do will come out fine. with my ds, i was determined to bf. i had an lc come to my house, then went to lc at the hospital for 12 weeks. ds was a lousy bf'er even with all that help (tongue tie, although we had it cut) SOOOO preferred bottle. i did SNS, i took fenugreek, blessed thistle and reglan, none really helped. pumped 12x/day for 3 weeks. my supply was never more than 2oz total. I got mastitis 2x too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:40 PM Flag
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sorry, didnt mean to hit enter. I am really goal oriented at work and thought I could conquer this too, but in the end, HAD to go to formula. did sim organic. and DS was totally fine. the only bad thing was that i didnt enjoy my maternity leave and time off with him to the fullest. whatever you do will be fine. really. GL. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:41 PM Flag
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same here. some of us aren't big producers. don't beat yourself up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 08:30 PM Flag
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I couldn't get more than 2 ounces out of me until someone told me to latch my baby on one side and pump the other at the same time. Remember that what you are trying to do is get the letdown--otherwise you just get little drips. Having the baby get the letdown out of one breast inspired the other one for me, and I had no trouble getting six to eight ounces every time (only when my son was attached to the other breast though). I'd pump before I went to work, when I got home, and before bed, and freeze bottles each time. Because I got going before I had to go back to work, and pumped twice a day on weekends too, I managed to have enough milk. I apologize if you know all of this already, but this trick saved me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 08:49 PM Flag
[ - ] how long should i wait to conceive after my m/c? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:25 PM Flag
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After you get your period, you are good to go. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:26 PM Flag
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usually they say to wait until you get your period and then try. good luck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:27 PM Flag
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depends on whether you had a d.c or not. my dr says to wait for about 2 normal cycles... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 08:50 PM Flag
[ - ] poll: if you miscarried in the first trimester, in what week did it happen? also, did you feel "pg" up until then? what were your symptoms? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:24 PM Flag
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10 weeks. In retrospect, I had stopped peeing in the middle of the night a couple days before--I never had a lot of pregnancy symptoms anyway. (And also didn't in the pregnancy that went to term.) Miscarriage started with some minor brown spotting and mild cramping over a day or two. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:26 PM Flag
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i had a missed m.c at 12 weeks. i had seen the HB at 8 wks and everything seemed fine. about 2 days before my 12 wk visit, i had horrible back pains but no bleeding or anything else, so when i found out i miscarried, it was a total shock... i figured my morning sickness was gone by 12 wks like it had been with my other DC... it was a total shock... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 08:48 PM Flag
[ - ] so the sit n stroll just came in the mail. how did i travel before this? would make a crappy stroller for everyday, but man is this going to be great in the airport!!!!!!!!!!! 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:22 PM Flag
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How many times are you in an airport? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:26 PM Flag
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we travel enough with ds that it will make a difference. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:29 PM Flag
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Really? To me that would be at least six times a year in an airport. I traveled with infant twins to toddler twins to now school aged twins. I might have made use of that sit n stroll four times. And we've taken maybe 20 flights [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:31 PM Flag
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funny you say that. I have infant (4 mo) twins too. but this is for our just 2 yr old. we have the valco twin w the toddler seat for regular use which is great, but huge. We are going to my brothers wedding this weekend and were trying to figure out how to haul a car seat and a stroller and what to do with it all. this was a great solution for us. but it has happened before and will happen again that he goes somewhere and not the twins. then thinking the rest of my family can use. (SIL is due in august and married to someone who lives in another country, etc). i hated renting a car seat---we did this once and it was bagged and tagged as clean and there was long black hair all over it. it grossed me out. this is way better for me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:35 PM Flag
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I hated mine. Gave it away. It was a huge PITA because whenever we got where we were going still needed it as a car seat and a stroller for sightseeing. Ended up just checking a regular carseat (not a britax, but a graco brand that was lighter that we used just for travel) and just bringing our regular macleran [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:27 PM Flag
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i heard that too, but dh was insistent that we get it. i think for the weekend trips we do, this will work great. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:30 PM Flag
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it is a horrible car seat - althought maybe it has latch now? Ours didn't (6 yrs ago) and I could never get it to install properly in a car [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:33 PM Flag
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has latch, and a head support thing too. we have the britax boulevard for everyday. not as good as that by any means, but better than the crap you can rent. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:37 PM Flag
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oh the latch would make it much better. Prior to the latch, you had to lift your kid into the car while he was IN the car seat, then try to strap the carseat in with him sitting in it. It was impossible and we finally stopped using it because we didn't feel it was safe (which I explained to the person I gave it to as well but she really wanted it) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:42 PM Flag
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i can see how that would be hard. nope latch. hopefullt it goes well! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:45 PM Flag
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the LATCH didn't really help matters. plus, DS grew out of it by the time he was about 2.5 yo, so it was a waste of $$ for a year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 08:49 PM Flag
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we loved ours. Used it until dc was four [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 08:26 PM Flag
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i'm going to sell mine on ebay --- i hate it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 08:49 PM Flag
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it isn't t hat great-kind of the worst of both worlds. we just got wheels for our britax, which has been great [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 09:16 PM Flag
[ - ] anybody know? Can/will an OB or RE prescribe antidepressants? Have so many MDs in my life that can't imagine fitting in a shrink too (seeing a non-MD therapist already) 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:18 PM Flag
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GPs prescribe, so if your OB is your main doc, she may. I doubt an RE would. Any MD *can* prescribe. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:21 PM Flag
[ - ] why am i still sad about tim russert's passing? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:17 PM Flag
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Sunday will never be the same [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:17 PM Flag
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it hasn't been the same since Charles Kuralt died [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:31 PM Flag
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I'm still sad about Jerry Orbach. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:19 PM Flag
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me too. he was such a part of my TV life. his passing has made me really think about my life/purpose [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:34 PM Flag
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Tim, not Jerry that is [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:34 PM Flag
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my former neighbor. saw him almost every day and miss him. great guy :-( [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:50 PM Flag
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i loved him -- great actor [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 08:16 PM Flag
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I still get weepy too. I'm sad for his family, sad for me that we won't have him commentating for the upcoming election, sad that dh and I won't have his show to debate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 08:42 PM Flag
[ - ] need advice. our nanny p/t of 3 yrs gave us her notice (1 month) she needs more money. we are devastated...we have loved her. should we give her any $$/a gift. anyone BTDT? 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:15 PM Flag
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That would be nice. I'm sure she would appreciate $ and maybe a small token gift she could keep. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:30 PM Flag
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why dont' you try and get her to stay??? offer more $ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:33 PM Flag
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how much more does she want? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 08:16 PM Flag
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$1 more per hour. we can't give it to her [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 05:54 AM Flag
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Do you need another? I know someone who is EXCELLENT...looking for PT work. Losing her other work in 2 weeks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 06:23 AM Flag
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I need someone part-time how can I get in touch wuth them?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 04:46 AM Flag
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I gave my nanny a months worth as a going away present. She was with dd from day 1 and stayed for 3 years, part time at the beginning and full time for the last 6 months. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 05:09 AM Flag
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when you let her go you gave her a month. Or a month each year??? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.20.08, 06:03 AM Flag
[ - ] Anyone still upset about not getting Anderson? Eating my heart out over here. Anyone relate? 29 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 06.18.08, 07:15 PM Flag
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I was for 2 days, and now I'm actually fine with it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:17 PM Flag
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where are you going? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:22 PM Flag
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Nest [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:23 PM Flag
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whre will you send dc? a good alternative? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:22 PM Flag
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lower tier private, which will be a stretch, and we are not even that excited about it from the standpoint of peer group and academic rigor. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:24 PM Flag
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oy...no longer relating... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:24 PM Flag
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yawn [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:36 PM Flag
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any clues to the school? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:43 PM Flag
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Marymount...something with a pre-k program [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:44 PM Flag
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nope. dc is starting in K, not preK. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 08:38 PM Flag
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Move on. Accept where your kid is going to school and be happy for your child. Did I say move on? MOVE ON! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:22 PM Flag
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Not upset. Sad. Would have LOVED it there and know that DD would have too. DD 99 SB dinged at round 2 for H, VERY high scoring 99 on OLSAT/BSRA, were hoping for A. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:27 PM Flag
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where are you going instead? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:29 PM Flag
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PS 166 3rd choice. I know it will be fine. The more I find out, the better I feel. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:32 PM Flag
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Oh god. It's "depressed" about 166 mom again. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:33 PM Flag
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No I'm not her. I'm not "depressed". Get over yourself! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:34 PM Flag
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I imagine there are many of them, but I think ps166 is a good school (have dfs there), and people are going to be pleasantly surprised. np, btw [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:35 PM Flag
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by the time she starts school and you see her happy it will all be ancient history [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:37 PM Flag
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Agreed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.18.08, 07:39 PM Flag
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It's great!! We love it there!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 04:45 AM Flag
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My bf's dc got Anderson and I can't really talk to her much. It's not that I'm not happy, but I just don't want to think about it. She asked us to join her family for a picnic last night and I just couldn't got. Fortunately, she seems to be sensitive to this and hasn't mentioned it at all since she first told me. Ugh. This feeling will pass I'm sure. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 04:36 AM Flag
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you mean her dc got in and your did not for this year? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 05:16 AM Flag
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hers did and mine did not. we'll recover. i'm just nursing my wounds for a moment. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 05:57 AM Flag
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NP: My dc got into Anderson and I can relate! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 05:37 AM Flag
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^^^ meaning, I can relate to your friend. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 05:42 AM Flag
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np: my dc got in too. so what do you do? are you just trying to be low-key about it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 06:02 AM Flag
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BTDT-Hunter parent here--I was in your shoes a few years ago. Definitely keep it low key and don't ask where other kids are going. That only makes it look like you are waiting for them to ask where your child is going. Rejoice with your closest friends and family or on anonymous boards like this one, but keep it very low-key with others. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 06:07 AM Flag
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~~also make sure you say "we got very, very lucky" when asked where child is going and not "thank god my little genius is going to a school that will challenge her appropriately" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 06:08 AM Flag
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I have just kept quiet about it. Have not volunteered the info, but all of our preschool friends asked. As the Hunter poster said, I really do believe it was sheer luck. I feel bad that some smart kids we know did not score high enough to have good choices. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.19.08, 06:12 AM Flag
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