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[ - ] Anyone know any singe moms by choice who were successful in getting pregnant with a sperm and/ or egg donor? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:51 PM Flag
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yes…i know one….highly successful woman (did with sperm)….She is wealthy enough to have full time care. Nanny has a bedroom and private bath. UES. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:41 PM Flag
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I know 3, friends with one of them and met the other 2 through her. Silicon Valley moms, they manage. All of them decided to stop waiting for P.C. and have their kids solo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:45 PM Flag
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I know a lesbian who just gave birth using a sperm donor. Baby is beautiful and she got pg very easily. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:44 PM Flag
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Yes. My friend is pg now using egg and sperm donor. She's 41. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:59 PM Flag
[ - ] Why is it easier for a woman to have a gay sexual experience than a man? I'm a guy and my wife has given me a threesome with another girl as a gift a few times--she's also experimented with women by herself before we got married. I know a few other women who have experimented with other women and enjoyed it. But we guys just can't do it unless we're really bisexual or fully gay. The thought of kissing another guy or sucking another guy's cock kinda makes me want to throw up, but a lot of women can handle it. Why the big difference? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:35 PM Flag
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Conditioning. Our society makes it very clear that it is cool and sexy for women to be bi, so we go with it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:25 PM Flag
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Your wife is bi-sexual and you are not…you are just promiscuous and permissive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:26 PM Flag
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I agree with this. I think OP's wife IS "truly bi". I'm heterosexual and the idea of sexually being with a woman is not appealing to me AT ALL, never has been. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:49 PM Flag
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This. It's this simple. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:40 PM Flag
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I am pretty sure some females thing of kissing another female as disgusting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:26 PM Flag
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sign me up on that list. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:40 PM Flag
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+1. The thought of getting naked in a sexual way with other females is very off putting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:42 PM Flag
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+1. Add to this no desire for a 3-way with dh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:49 PM Flag
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I could kiss another woman but have absolutely no desire to perform oral sex on a woman. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:48 PM Flag
[ - ] Do you feel that, financially, you're strapped vs. the neighbors, flush, or on a par? Are you happy with the situation? 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:32 PM Flag
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Stop comparing and you'll immediately feel better whatever your situation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:33 PM Flag
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This is a hard question to answer in nyc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:33 PM Flag
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Why would I know about my neighbors finances? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:20 PM Flag
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Well, do they vacation 3x/year while you're clipping coupons - you can get hints of at least how free they feel with money, if not how much they have. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:23 PM Flag
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I live in NYC, I don't know anything about my neighbors except they live next door. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:24 PM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:28 PM Flag
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+1. Their doormat looks average, so I'd say we're doing very well in comparison. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:35 PM Flag
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Flush, but we've also been very fortunate (DH and I each inherited family $). We are also both "work horses" - were both in low-paying industries, but do what we can to make extra $. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:37 PM Flag
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how do you make extra money? curious because I've been trying to think of a way to make some extra $ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:40 PM Flag
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DH is a teacher and also coaches and works at a day camp in the summertime. I have a freelance side-business - I don't want to out myself, but it's a hobby that I've been able to make some money off of. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:43 PM Flag
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Probably flush but not entirely sure- we have the biggest apt in the building by virtue of a combo, but a lot of other residents are older, so they might have more piled up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:44 PM Flag
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I have some friends who are much wealthier but a lot of their Money is in their apartment. We live very below our means in a much smaller apt but have a second home, vacation a few times a year and save a good deal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:33 PM Flag
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+1 this is us, too, though minus the second home. We may not live in the most desirable neighborhood, but our housing costs are low, DD in public, so we are able to take very nice vacations pretty much any time we want. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:37 PM Flag
[ - ] I'm practicing attachment parenting, buy not by choice. 2YO DS is like a spider monkey with me and DH is feeling left out. Anyone BTDT? Will he start shifting to DH any time soon? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:29 PM Flag
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No advice, but in a similar situation. 2yo DD still cries hysterically when I just go to the freakin bathroom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:38 PM Flag
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Do you have an ergo? My 2yo Ds loves riding on the back and would love anyone who gave him a backpack ride. [ Reply | More ]
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Do you have an ergo? My 2yo Ds loves riding on the back and would love anyone who gave him a backpack ride. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:40 PM Flag
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Leave DS with DH regularly. Let the two of them bond. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:42 PM Flag
[ - ] What does SN stand for? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:25 PM Flag
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Special Needs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:16 PM Flag
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Silly Nuns [ Reply | More ]
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Sensorineural [ Reply | More ]
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Snotty nose. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:38 PM Flag
[ - ] Haven't been on in a while and I'm guessing this has been discussed. I have 12.5 yo girl and just saw the J.Lo new video. Am I just old that I find it so gratuitous and inappropriate? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:23 PM Flag
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Yes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:12 PM Flag
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I agree with you. I'd fell differently if J Lo were in her 20s, but she's too damn old for that shit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:32 PM Flag
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Meh, if you got it, shake it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:21 PM Flag
[ - ] We hired a new nanny in July right before we had a very unexpected and stressful situation in our family. She has been incredibly dedicated, supportive and reliable and honestly when I look back on the last few months I know I couldn't have managed without her. I'd like to give her a gift/cash bonus at the three month mark, to let her know how much we appreciate her. DH thinks we should wait until the end of the year because he says that we pay her well, she's has benefited from this situation because we needed her to work more and she appreciated the extra work, and he doesn't want to set the precedent that we'll be giving random bonuses. WWYD? 34 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:17 PM Flag
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What was the unexpected and stressful situation? It affects how I answer. Need more context. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:06 PM Flag
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Our second child was born prematurely and so I was in the hospital for over a week, DB was in NICU for 6 weeks. I was also trying to keep up at work as I wasn't due until now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:23 PM Flag
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- As a result, she slept over at our home many nights, was incredibly loving with our older DD, picked up groceries and ensured there was always food for DH and I, did all the family laundry and arranged dry cleaning without being asked. She's an excellent nanny and just really stepped up [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:24 PM Flag
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She sounds great. I'd give her the bonus. I don't think she's going to expect bonuses regularly! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:40 PM Flag
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I agree with your husband, but maybe get her flowers or something nice that she would like. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:08 PM Flag
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Wait until the end of the year. I'm a nanny and if I got a cash bonus after 3 months and then didn't get it after another 3-6 months I would think you were not happy with my work. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:20 PM Flag
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Thanks, that's what he said would happen and it might create resentment down the line. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:23 PM Flag
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I'm a nanny and don't think this at all. if they said they wanted to thank me for the way i handled the unexpected situation i would assume it was an isolated thing....and would be very encouraged and excited about my job! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:29 PM Flag
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this, you give the bonus and explain why she is getting this bonus, you just don't give it to her without an explaination [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:43 PM Flag
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I agree with this. If you feel guilt, up the $ in December. But explain that the large size is to reflect all the times she went above and beyond during the year. Next year, maybe it's the same size again absent the stressful situation, but because she's more senior in your household. Keep it to once a year so everyone knows what to expect and when to expect it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:26 PM Flag
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I'd give at 3 month too! why wait? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:09 PM Flag
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but also explain at time, why, and that she should not expect every 3 months [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:10 PM Flag
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Just wait. I did get a 6 months mark random bonus, and then from all the sudden never again. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:25 PM Flag
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Thanks, I might just give her a raise that translates to a nice pick up annually. She's more than a nanny really as she does so much for us. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:26 PM Flag
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I would give it to her at three months too and preface it by saying "I know it's not the year end but the last few months were really challenging and I want to show our appreciation". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:14 PM Flag
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i would give her the bonus. This will create a lot of goodwill and you can make it clear that it's a big thank you for a specific big situation, which i don't think sets a precendent. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:28 PM Flag
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I agree with DH. If nothing else she'll be hopeful/disappointed for not getting more semi annually. Do something nice, but nothing massive. I once had an unexpected check sent to me so I passed it along to nanny that Christmas, but it set expectations, naturally. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:17 PM Flag
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Can you give her some sort of gift now - plus a holiday bonus? If it's one or the other, I'd wait until the end of the year - but if it were me, I'd find a way to do both, even right now is just a tiny amount or a gift (rather than cash). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:18 PM Flag
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np: this could be a good middle road. Nice purse she's been eyeing or the like. Save bonuses for year end. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:27 PM Flag
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^^with gift rec eip t [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:28 PM Flag
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Nanny: This happened on one of the first jobs I had. The mother was very appreciative with her words and also gave me a voucher for a massage at a very expensive place, so I could 'let off some of the past few weeks worth of steam.' It was thoughtful and I knew it was because I stepped up when they needed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:32 PM Flag
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I'm not a nanny - but there was recently a situation in my office that I worked very hard (lots of long hours) to help resolve and my boss took me out for lunch to thank me and its meant at lot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:36 PM Flag
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Nanny: recognition for work well done and appreciated is appreciated and long remembered. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:26 PM Flag
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This is a great idea. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:36 PM Flag
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Gift? Great. Cash? Bad idea. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:34 PM Flag
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Just give it now, don't wait until 3 months. And be specific about why you're giving it so she knows not to expect it regularly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:36 PM Flag
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Disagree. If she doesn't get a similar reward in another three months, she might feel you think she's slacking. Just give a gift and say thanks--particularly given she's paid well. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:38 PM Flag
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Listen to your husband. You don't want to confuse your nanny and create periodical expectations of compensation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:27 PM Flag
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I'm a nanny. Give her something if you think it is appropriate. Def not required but a kind gesture. Let her know it was specifically because of the extra effort she put in during that time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:31 PM Flag
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I first thought no, give it with Xmas, but now I think about the benefit of an early surprise- allows for the possibility of amplified impact if you are still close to first impression stage. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:45 PM Flag
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I think you can totally give a bonus and make sure you say it's for her stepping up to do such a great job in a bad situation. If in fact you won't be expecting her to do a lot more overtime, stay overnight, etc. it should be easy to position this conversation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:47 PM Flag
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I am with DH. She will come to expect too much from you. If you do anything for 3 mo mark, make it a gift and nice note (notcash) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:35 PM Flag
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I had a similar situation. What I did was gave a $100 gift card and a lovely note. Unless you're going to keep having premature babies, I don't think it sets any precedent. You can even say you never do this but her extreme dedication merited it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:38 PM Flag
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That was a very intense situation -- I went through something similar. I would give her a good chunk now -- why…here's why. You are going to really make her happy and a happy nanny is going to be better to your kids….period. I would say as someone else noted "I know it's not the end of the year, but I just can't wait to thank you for all that you did for us in such a stressful time in our lives" -- I would do a $500 visa card or master card…one that is accepted at all places. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:45 PM Flag
[ - ] My ds is in k g&t. Out of 28 kids in the class 17 are boys and 11 are girls. All of the kids in the class got a 99 on the test unless if there was a sibling. Do you think that the reason why there are more boys has anything to do with the test testing spatial skills which boys are usually better at? Just curious for parents whose kid is in k g&t what is the ratio of boys and girls? If this breakdown is typical then it won't be too long that they will change the test again. 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:03 PM Flag
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Omg get a life [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:17 PM Flag
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Yeah, I was just thinking about how tough it is for girls to excel in kindergarten. The deck is really stacked against them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:20 PM Flag
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I was shocked to see that many boys. It is not a fair test and even though my son did well it does not test overall intelligence. A child can be an advanced reader and creative writer but that won't matter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:10 PM Flag
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You would do well to take a statistics class. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:09 PM Flag
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The BOE definitely has the stats on this. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:15 PM Flag
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this is actually unusual for more boys. Every class in our g&t has been 60-65% female. very surprised so many boys this yr. Its never been 50/50 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:11 PM Flag
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Same at our small private in NYC, they struggle to find qualified boys and then the boys struggle with the curriculum. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:13 PM Flag
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Is this true for k? Last year they started to administer the new test. There were flaws so they kept on bumping up the scores. So more kids received 99's than they should have. But I am wondering if it is the same for k all around. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:15 PM Flag
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The k group is the first group to take the test without errors. The prior year the test was different. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:18 PM Flag
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our yr, class had 25 kids with 9 boys and 16 girls. most other classes at school have significantly more girls [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:12 PM Flag
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Is this in K? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:19 PM Flag
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Not in G+T but I've got two boys who both did amazingly well on the age 4 testing (both ERB for private and G+T testing), they were both in 99% across-the-board for everything. I absolutely 100% think this was first and foremost because of spatial skills since those tests are pre-literacy-based. They are now in 5th and 7th grade and honestly, school/academics are a struggle as they have little-to-no interest in reading and writing (which is primarily what schools focus on these days). They are amazing at building, puzzles, trivia, great memories, love building models, anything technical, quite artistic/creative and very, very athletic. I think they are very bright kids but lousy students, it is like pulling teeth. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:12 PM Flag
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It surprises me that they do not test kids on reading skills for g&t. My dd was reading at almost 2nd grade level when she started k. She did poorly on the g&t test. Did not get in. But did well throughout school since she was always an advanced reader. My ds's k g&t class have kids who who can't read or even recognize their name. . [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:24 PM Flag
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OR here: I agree with you (even though my boys did well on all the testing). They are "smart" (whatever that means) but the type of "smart" they are is not the same type of "smart" which is then rewarded or stressed in any of these programs which supposedly cater to G+T or whatever (public or private). The testing measures a different thing than what type of child actually thrives in these programs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:47 PM Flag
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My dc's G&T class a few years ago was 2/3 girls and 1/3 boys. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:51 PM Flag
[ - ] S/o. How do you ensure your kid is active enough? I can already tell my 4 yo DS is on the lazy side and tends towards chubbiness (45 inches, 55 lbs). I take him to the park, he plays for a little but then says he's hungry or that he he wants to go home. 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:03 PM Flag
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Does he have siblings to play with? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:04 PM Flag
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Yes, I also have a 2 yo DS. My 4 yo enjoys things like legos, arts and crafts, video games. He doesn't like to get up and move around. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:04 PM Flag
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Sign him up for Super Soccer Stars or something. My 4 yo loves that and Kids in Sport and gymnastics. [ Reply | More ]
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How much does Super Soccer cost? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:06 PM Flag
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I think the fall term is $500 to $600 depending on day of the week (like if there are holidays during session) and fees are prorated. [ Reply | More ]
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Ugh. Pricey but I guess we should try it. [ Reply | More ]
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Same price as any other NYC class [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:12 PM Flag
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So far my kids aren't in any classes, for this reason. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:13 PM Flag
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YMCA is much cheaper but I think lower quality in most cases. I used to teach a class there and it was a disaster but only $120/6 week session. Maybe cheaper?? It was really really cheap at the time. [ Reply | More ]
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I agree. I am not athletic and sports were never something that I wanted to do but my parents always made me once I was there I did enjoy it. Sports at that age are not very serious or competitive. I'm glad they instilled the importance of getting active in me because even though I hate sports and am not especially coordinated Ive always been active in some way, which I think is really important. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:13 PM Flag
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Addie. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:07 PM Flag
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I can tell you from our last pediatric visit that if you looked at BMI chart right now…you son would be in the overweight area. You have go to get him moving. Also watch the desserts/sugar. You could load the app Steps on your phone (really cheap) and let him carry it around and he will see the steps counting….he may like that ….also….do you have an indoor trampoline….winter is coming and that is a good way for them to burn off calories and it's not expensive and many of them fold up and you can store in a closet or under a bed. Good luck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:49 PM Flag
[ - ] What's everyone up to tonight? The DC's and I are having a movie night. Got takeout pizza from our favorite trattoria and we are sacked out on the couches and chairs in our PJ's with blankets. Cozy! 20 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 10:59 PM Flag
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nice. we just had dinner, DCs are in bed and i'll be going to bed shortly as I'm wiped out! [ Reply | More ]
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Take it to facebook. Nobody cares. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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Okay then. [ Reply | More ]
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I'm not on FB, so actually I like these posts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:17 PM Flag
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DH is out of town, just laying on the couch being lazy. [ Reply | More ]
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Where's DH? [ Reply | More ]
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Golfing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:30 PM Flag
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OP - Business trip [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:19 PM Flag
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Laying on couch with dog on my lap, surfing iPad, watching TV, texting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:22 PM Flag
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In my room, with wine, trying clothes on and trying to turn over my closet. When Harry met sally is playing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:25 PM Flag
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OP - that sounds nice! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:19 PM Flag
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Thanks. I've put it off but it needs to be done! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:21 PM Flag
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I did that today. Got rid of some stuff and my shopping list is really short. How's it going? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:39 PM Flag
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With the tv on, UBing, OKCupiding, and wine....not going too far. But it's not yet 8. ;) What's on your shopping list? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:56 PM Flag
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I actually just started a new thread to try and crowd source...but a black blazer, cream long sleeve silk blouse and a few shells. Maybe replace a pair of shoes but the current ones have a few more months on them so I'll keep my eye out for sales. Ok it's 8 - get cracking! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:48 PM Flag
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I'm an introvert so movie and pizza night is my favorite. Have fun Op. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:27 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:31 PM Flag
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Thanks :) [ Reply | More ]
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Making dinner with DH. DD already in bed. Maybe we'll watch a movie later. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:39 PM Flag
[ - ] Ann vs. Anne Thoughts please….thanks. 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 10:50 PM Flag
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Love Anne, nn Annie is so cute [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 10:38 PM Flag
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Just laughed when I read that. Let me rephrase… Ann vs. Anne. Thoughts please…. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 10:52 PM Flag
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like Ann [ Reply | More ]
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Anne [ Reply | More ]
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OP- why? Just visually or do you relate them differently? [ Reply | More ]
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Love - it's my sister's name. [ Reply | More ]
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Anne with an "e" like Anne Shirley in Anne of Green Gables [ Reply | More ]
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Jinx [ Reply | More ]
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Anne [ Reply | More ]
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Either. But I guess I prefer Anne with an e (like Anne of Green Gables:)). Thank you for not giving your kid a stupid name, whatever you choose. [ Reply | More ]
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+1, Anne is a nice, solid name [ Reply | More ]
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Anne. Ann is too middle-namey. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
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I have an Anne-Marie [ Reply | More ]
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Anne with an "e" is much classier. [ Reply | More ]
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I like Anne but I love Anna [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:08 PM Flag
[ - ] Can anybody tell me about the schools in Hunter's Point (Long Island City)? Some nice developments over there, but do the two local schools draw from housing projects, or are they more like the Battery Park schools? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 10:40 PM Flag
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PS78 has very few blacks but is probably half hispanic. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 10:43 PM Flag
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Flagged & Collapsed. So sick of this race baiting junk. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 10:47 PM Flag
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This seems fair game to me. She's asking about schools. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 10:48 PM Flag
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I see it differently. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:08 PM Flag
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i will answer you if you follow the rules of urban baby. you are allowed to say you want to avoid housing projects but not allowed to say anything about race [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 10:56 PM Flag
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this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 10:57 PM Flag
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Hunters Point is actually pretty good as far as housing projects go. I'm not aware of anything near there. There are big projects just north of the bridge on the waterfront. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 10:59 PM Flag
[ - ] Any ladies here had a trap baby? I'll go first; I met a wealthy man and we got engaged within 6 weeks, but I didn't feel that was enough to tie me to his money, so I had his baby within the year. 16 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 10:34 PM Flag
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honest, wouldn't that make you a bad mother though? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 10:35 PM Flag
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I love being a mom, he loves being a dad. The only difference is that I would have waited longer if I hadn't met this guy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 10:38 PM Flag
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uh-huh [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 10:49 PM Flag
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I haven't but I would like to. I'm working on finding a man to trap. Not a troll. Just getting old and want a DB. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:00 PM Flag
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I love you for your honesty. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 10:58 PM Flag
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If your personality hadn't been so wretched, you wouldn't have to trap one. Sad... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:42 PM Flag
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My ex dh is marrying a 23 year old, he is 55, we know she wants his money, I am pretty sure she is getting pregnant pronto. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:19 PM Flag
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If she's smart she will! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:08 PM Flag
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Gross. The older they get the more dignity they lose. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:33 PM Flag
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or: I know. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:27 PM Flag
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Are rich men that easy to play?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:22 PM Flag
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They aren't being played they know the game: If they have money they get youth. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:16 PM Flag
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Ugh, I'm 36. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:22 PM Flag
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That's hilarious. A "trap baby". I wish I had one. Instead I went the old fashion, work my ass off through college and now in a career way. As did my spouse, we have plenty of money now [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:11 PM Flag
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Boring! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:29 PM Flag
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Omg fakest of the fake, please stop. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:30 PM Flag
[ - ] Why do I always get offered the worst table in a restaurant? I feel like I am constantly saying, "how about that one over there?" I get the ones by the door, by the bathroom, by the busy aisle. I must be a bad table magnet. 24 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 10:32 PM Flag
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do you go early? maybe they try to get rid of it first. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 10:33 PM Flag
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not at all!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 10:24 PM Flag
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Dunno but it's good you stick up for yourself. I just accept it like a doormat. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 10:22 PM Flag
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NP: Me too! I'm gonna try and be better though. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 10:51 PM Flag
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Do you use Opentable? My dh often makes our reservations this way because he hates talking on the phone--we get shitty tables probably 75% of the time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 10:37 PM Flag
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It helps to be on OT "VIP" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 10:48 PM Flag
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I think we are. When we really want a reservation, dh has assistant call restaurant, but otherwise it's been Opentable. Worst experience with that restaurant a floor under Per Se. Can't remember the name, but apparently has a Michelin star. Terrible table, service, food ok, dessert inedible (and I don't meet many desserts I won't eat). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 10:51 PM Flag
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What OT VIP? how much will it cost me? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 10:51 PM Flag
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I feel like this too. It makes me feel inadequate and unattractive, like the restaurant is embarrassed to have me there. I always think if I were gorgeous, I'd get a great table by the window! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 10:38 PM Flag
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I hate tables by the window. It makes me feel self conscious. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 10:33 PM Flag
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That's me too. I think my husband and I look too nice. And we spend a lot when we go out and tip well, so I guess we're just suckers, too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 10:27 PM Flag
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we always point out which table we want before they bring us there! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 10:39 PM Flag
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I get it, too. But I ALWAYS protest if it's not to my liking. Never fails, I get a better table. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 10:29 PM Flag
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I feel like if you switch tables, you always get worse service. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 10:32 PM Flag
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Better table. Spit in food. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 10:47 PM Flag
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Sorry, I'm not a doormat like you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 10:37 PM Flag
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lol. A good chunk of the time, they'll mess with your food. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 10:56 PM Flag
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I'm not a bitch about it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:13 PM Flag
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It's not personal. They show you the less desirable table because you are already there and they want to keep the desirable tables available for potential customers. I find myslef asking for a better table for most of the time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 10:35 PM Flag
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They try to fill the worse tables because they know some people will just accept whatever they are given. If you made reservations, tell them what you want. If you are a walk in, sometimes you have to take what you get. But never hurts to ask. I would not take the personally. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 10:50 PM Flag
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Speak up. Servers do what's easiest for them. I asked to be moved yesterday after water was given and order was taken. The guy facing me at the table right in front of me was spitting out his food onto his plate. It was gag inducing and I wasn't going to eat lunch with that in my face. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 10:54 PM Flag
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??? Where do you go to eat? yuck! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:44 PM Flag
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Despana in SoHo. The guy was an old but gross. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:52 PM Flag
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I always ask which table before I commit, I hate getting the shitty table. If I book I ask for the one near the balcony, or window etc [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:02 PM Flag
[ - ] Share your favorite fall traditions. 29 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 10:31 PM Flag
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Apple picking, making apple butter and pie, making Halloween costumes, carving pumpkins. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 10:32 PM Flag
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I despise this crap. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 10:49 PM Flag
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Fun mommy is here!!! Party can start!!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 10:57 PM Flag
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Then don't do it, yeesh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 10:54 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:36 PM Flag
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Complaining about the hot weather, being desperate for it to get cool [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 10:44 PM Flag
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where do you live? I live somewhere cold and have never thought this in my life. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:00 PM Flag
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Southern California. :( This is the hottest time of year. It was in the 90s-100s last week. I just want it to be cool and cozy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:01 PM Flag
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I realize this is a grass is always greener situation - but I would love to have that problem one day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:03 PM Flag
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Haha, this is the time of year I always think seriously about moving! I read all these UB posts about coats you are buying and fall traditions, and I'm so jealous! I'm sweating and hiding out at home in the AC. Plus our state is on fire and we're in a serious drought. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:10 PM Flag
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SoCal always hellish in Sept. Hate it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:02 PM Flag
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I know, it's the worst! Great in winter and spring but horrible in the summer/fall. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:16 PM Flag
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I always think about moving in January. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:02 PM Flag
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Nah. You just don't know what real, prolonged heat is like. It's not a problem i'd prefer to cold issues at all. it's miserable. Singed, former FL mom now NYC mom. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:31 PM Flag
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Dreading the holidays [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 10:46 PM Flag
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:00 PM Flag
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+2 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:14 PM Flag
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Spend a beautiful Saturday apple picking and enjoying the festivities. Halloween celebrations- spending the day at the pumpkin patch picking out pumpkins, decorating a mask, scarecrow making contest. Decorating our home, shopping for the scariest scarecrow, baking Halloween treats and of course trick or treating. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 10:48 PM Flag
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Eating my kids candy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 10:49 PM Flag
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Fall is my least favorite season [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 10:50 PM Flag
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Really? It's by far my favorite! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:31 PM Flag
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Cross burning. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 10:41 PM Flag
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Putting the pumpkins out on the front walkway [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 10:57 PM Flag
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Apple picking (but very late--like November--to avoid crowds); buying pumpkins and gourds at farm stand; using fireplace at country house; kids picking out costumes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 10:59 PM Flag
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I like going for a nice brisk walk and enjoy the colours. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:03 PM Flag
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I like fall colors (trees) but I am not a tradition kind of person, I don't care about pumpkins, apple picking, etc... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:21 PM Flag
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Making my kids costumes and spending an afternoon at the pumpkin patch. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:16 PM Flag
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Apple picking, hiking, halloween. Love it all. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:17 PM Flag
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apple picking, pumpkin picking and carving,making treats from pumpkins and apples... baking! Halloween, walks, watching the great pumpkin charlie brown every october with the family. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 09.20.14, 11:40 PM Flag
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