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[ - ] Do you consider yourself smart? How about intellectual? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:24 PM Flag
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Yes, I think so. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:25 PM Flag
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Smart but not intellectual because my memory is terrible. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:27 PM Flag
[ - ] Someone posted earlier about hearing from Collegiate about the waitlist. Have others heard? Do you just hear if she offers you a spot? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:20 PM Flag
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just heard bad news from JH about 30 minutes ago [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:22 PM Flag
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So she calls the waitlist rejects? Ok this is helpful. I'm really sorry. I hope you have great choices. To be honest I'm so turned off by s school that handles their admissions process this way. Late notifications, hauty attitudes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:27 PM Flag
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anyone else? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:22 PM Flag
[ - ] What is your favorite thing about your child's preschool teacher(s)? Least favorite? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:20 PM Flag
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Experience - she has been at the same school as a lead teacher for 30 years. She has seen almost everything when it comes to preschoolers. Don't really have a least favorite quality about her actually... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:25 PM Flag
[ - ] Private school teacher hiring: anyone have experience? Send unsolicited resumes, or wait for them to post listings? Risk with sending too early is that they'll lose my stuff by the time they're ready to hire. Possible advantage is they may hire from unsolicited materials and never end up posting. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:19 PM Flag
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Check: www.nais.org - Website for National Association of Independent Schools. Go to JOBs link. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:23 PM Flag
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Been there, done that, but thank you! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:29 PM Flag
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Wondering about schools that haven't posted yet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:29 PM Flag
[ - ] Sorry, i posted earlier about what to Tell my kids about a boob job, had to run! I didn't mean if they'd notice the difference in shape/size... I'm sure they'd be totally oblivious to that! And I'm not planning on going much bigger, just "perking up". My concern was more to do with the weekend it happens, me "going to the doctor" and the few days after where I'd be it of commission.. They'd have a ton of questions then, why, how, etc.... 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Like, how do to explain to my daughter that my body, as it is, is not good enough and I want to go get chopped up to "fix" it. When I tell her she's perfect the way she is and her body's for doing cool stuff like running and jumping and dancing..., this is my biggest roadblock to actually going through w it [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:22 PM Flag
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Don't do it. You're too stupid for a boob job, and that's no small achievement. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:25 PM Flag
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Tell them you're resting and don't feel 100%! Honest to god I don't know how some of you get out of bed every day. If can't craft a solution to mollify a 5 and 8 yo other then giving them the low-down on your tits, you've got a long few years ahead of you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:24 PM Flag
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Op. Hahah ok I get it. I guess I can just lie my way through it... Hadn't really occurred to me, we just went through a knee surgery for Dh and we were all so involved in the process, bringing him treats to bed etc.. I guess I didn't realize what a Nbd A boob job is that I can just pretend to have a cold for a few days.. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:27 PM Flag
[ - ] Does anyone know anything about Lang? Are there other schools like that? DC with ADHD who is smart, nice, scores well was shut out for K and shut out for middle school. Schools just don't want to deal with this type of kid, even though all the individual teachers actually like DC. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:07 PM Flag
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I don't have the answer to your question, but you sound so even-keeled about everything. It sounds like your DC is doing very well if s/he is well liked by teachers. You must be doing a great job! Hang in there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:19 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone use a birth/postpartum doula? I have had two friends recommend using one. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:06 PM Flag
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Yes, 13 years ago. It was great for me as I have very few family members [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:08 PM Flag
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I used a doula once I got home, to support breast feeding. She ended up being much more touchy-feely crunchy than I thought she would, and I found it annoying to have her around. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:08 PM Flag
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Like touching your boobs and stuff? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:09 PM Flag
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NP: lol. No. I am pretty practical and she was much more kumbaya than she seemed at the interview. Like super zen and a little judgmental of things that were not. I also don't like having people I don't know well around, so I couldn't wait for her to leave. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:11 PM Flag
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Imagine. A crunchy doula. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:11 PM Flag
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NP: It was 2001. I had never heard of a doula. My impression was that they provided breast-feeding support. I didn't realize it was a whole thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:14 PM Flag
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What did you think breastfeeding support entails? Not trolling but genuinely curious what you thought you were getting into given you had interviewed her and everything. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:20 PM Flag
[ - ] Question for science/medical moms: Is it healthier for your body (in the long run) to ride out minor-moderate headaches (annoying, but not preventing you from doing activities) or to take Advil/Tylenol to relieve the symptoms? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:05 PM Flag
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OP: Not talking migraines, but more the tired/cranky headaches. Thanks! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:06 PM Flag
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Are there long term detriments to advil or tylenol? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:18 PM Flag
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Yes. Liver damage. Try to figure out the cause and prevent the headaches. Mine almost always go away if I guzzle a TON of water. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:21 PM Flag
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This. Especially if you also drink regularly. Tylenol is like putting a bandaid on and continuing to wear the shoes that give you a blister... rather than changing the shoes. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:24 PM Flag
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I drink a ton and at some point in the last few years developed am allergy to painkillers. I just drink hot tea with sugar and chill. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:26 PM Flag
[ - ] Moms that go to the gym after dropping off and then to work: Do you wear real clothes, change at gym, and change back or just wear workout clothes to drop off? I know this is an inane question but I wear workout clothes every day and am starting to think people think I'm a slob. I just think it's stupid to change 3 times before actually doing anything! 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:02 PM Flag
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I wear workout clothes to drop off a few times a week. No big deal. Who cares? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:11 PM Flag
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Wear workout clothes to the drop off. Who cares. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:13 PM Flag
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seriously, who cares? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:18 PM Flag
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Nobody will think you're a slob, Sugar: if you have a gym to go to and the body for workout gear, then go for it! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:23 PM Flag
[ - ] VENT: Parent's weekend at my freshman DD's college. One girl in DD's friend group makes a dinner reservation for the friends and parents at the most expensive restaurant in town. Not just simple expensive—extremely expensive. Cheapest entree is $42. It is wholly unnecessary when taking out college kids. The kid who made the reservation did not get input from anyone else, and her mom didn't hold her back! I grudgingly went. An expensive bottle of wine is ordered. AND 2 of the 6 girls do not even have parents there -- so I am paying for these other girls too! It cost me $175. Here's the kicker: At the end of the meal, all the parents said, "Let's make this an annual tradition." GRRRRR. 63 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:02 PM Flag
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That is annoying [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:03 PM Flag
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Yikes. That's crazy!! Where does your kid go to college that there's a restaurant like that around anyway? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:03 PM Flag
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I don't want to out her/myself. It's a famous college town, though. Not a big city, but it has a good food scene. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:09 PM Flag
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Give us an example? Like I remember when I went to Penn in the '80s, whenever parents would come, they always took their kids to Bookbinders, which was a very touristy/fairly pricey restaurant, even though Philly had lots of other places that would have been more fun, cheaper. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:13 PM Flag
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An example of what? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:17 PM Flag
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I wouldn't want to out myself if I were you, either. You sound cheap as hell. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:16 PM Flag
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It's Charlottesville. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:21 PM Flag
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eh, $175 is not much at all for a nice dinner for you and dd and whatever you chipped in for the stray girls. Your dd will have to figure out a way to keep up with her crowd though -- Aspen and St Bart's aint cheap. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:06 PM Flag
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It IS a lot. And it is totally RUDE for the student/parent who just decided that this is where all 11 of us were going to go. The Mexican restaurant down the street has excellent food and would have been more fun. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:10 PM Flag
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also might have added up to $175. For two people plus drinks, plus kicking in for girls whose parents weren't there? Really really does not seem expensive to me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:14 PM Flag
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No, it's not a lot. It's actually pretty sad that you can't drop 175 on a nice group dinner for parents' weekend. I could do this when I was in my twenties making 40K. I think I did. Suck it up, mom. Your dd goes to college. Don't ruin it for her by being the cheap parent. I hope you did not share any of these thoughts with her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:15 PM Flag
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I did not share my feelings with her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:18 PM Flag
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Eh. The friends group will change over several times. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:08 PM Flag
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Is it a college town where there is one nice fancy restaurant? And the students can only afford to go with parents? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:09 PM Flag
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There are a lot of GREAT restaurants in this town. This one happens to be the most expensive, by far. I would MAYBE consider going there for graduation or another very special occasion. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:12 PM Flag
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This has to be down south or out west. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:12 PM Flag
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Or up north or out east. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:12 PM Flag
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No, because there's no parents weekend that anyone would ever hold in the dead of February in a place where it's fucking cold as tits, that's why [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:26 PM Flag
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Usually parents' weekends for Freshman = done by mid-November [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:26 PM Flag
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This. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:29 PM Flag
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Nope. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:13 PM Flag
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I would be pissed. Not about the money, but at people who have zero clues on how to function in real world. It's not always me me me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:13 PM Flag
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Yes! Exactly! I am having trouble putting this behind me. I am just infuriated that an 18 year old made this decision and the mom did not intervene. Chutzpah. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:15 PM Flag
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Your dd has chosen this friend group. She wants to get out of her LMC upbringing and seems to be doing a good job. GREAT for her! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:17 PM Flag
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She was raised in an UMC background in a wealthy town. But we are not showy and we have down to earth values. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:25 PM Flag
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There's is a lot of shiny new money on UB totally impressed with itself. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:31 PM Flag
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Oh Jesus. Nothing says U like an expensive dinner. I'm guessing you're Jewish. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:27 PM Flag
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Because she used the word chutzpah! Good work Sherlock! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:30 PM Flag
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Her mother has raised an entitled little bitch. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:27 PM Flag
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Likely they won't all be friends next year and beyond. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:13 PM Flag
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I'm glad you are not my mom. sorry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:15 PM Flag
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Sounds fun. What's the big problem? [ Reply | More ]
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this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:16 PM Flag
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The problem is you do not make a decision for families you don't even know to go to a restaurant where the average entree costs almost $50. I do not want to drop that kind of money to spend time with people I do not even know. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:20 PM Flag
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If you make a res and invite people they can say no thank you. OPs dd probably wanted to go and accepted invite on their behalf. She should talk to her dd about it. $175 is not that big a deal for a nice night out and it's kind to also take out the kids who's parents couldn't be there. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:22 PM Flag
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You don't. But for some people that is a normal dinner out and wouldn't be worth a second thought. Sounds like that's the circle your DD moves in now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:23 PM Flag
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dude that is actually really cheap. I doubt the entrees were actually $50. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:26 PM Flag
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Um, they were. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:32 PM Flag
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Am I in for that? There was no such thing as Parent's Weekend when I went to college. My parents never met another set of parents in my entire undergraduate and graduate (2 degrees) career. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:16 PM Flag
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Yes you are in for that. Too much parent involvement in college life now. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:26 PM Flag
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THIS. OP sounds clueless about college. And who the hell says about freshman roommates that it would be an "annual tradition" ???? I love my daughter at college but I could seriously not care less about having dinner with the parents of his roommates. On the other hand, I'd have no problem taking his roommates out to a very nice dinner. Because, on the third hand, we are parents in our fifties and I would feel like a failure if I had to worry about 175 dollars. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:29 PM Flag
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Is your daughter transgender? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:30 PM Flag
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Sometimes on UB he is. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:30 PM Flag
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Getting a free dinner at an expensive restaurant when one of your friend's parents come to town is an old tradition. However, it's not for the kids to make reservations on someone else's dime. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:17 PM Flag
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This. I always invited my sons to ask a friend to dinner when I visited but I picked the place. I don't need kids making reservations for me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:23 PM Flag
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OP: Of course. I have no problem taking her friends out. But not to this restaurant. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:27 PM Flag
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Wait, did your DH come too? Were you 3 people + the kick in for $175? That's cheaper than Red Lobster ;) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:19 PM Flag
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No. Just me and DD. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:22 PM Flag
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Your dh did not come to parents weekend? fake [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:29 PM Flag
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Wait. No. Pretty obvious from the post. And don't start posts with "wait", it's annoying as hell. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:29 PM Flag
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Mildly annoying but please don't continue to hold a grudge and bitch at your daughter whenever this friend's name is mentioned. Maybe they'll stay friends, maybe they won't, but it's not on you to decide. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:19 PM Flag
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Ugh, my mom did this - decided on similarly flimsy grounds that my college roommate was rude, and has never let it go. We are still friends, she is a lovely person, she was a bridesmaid in my wedding, Mom still rolls her eyes when her name is mentioned based on a snap judgment freshman year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:21 PM Flag
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First impressions are powerful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:27 PM Flag
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What school has parents' weekend in February? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:20 PM Flag
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+ 5000 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:31 PM Flag
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Cost probably never occurred to the student, and her parents probably didn't check. Did you know in advance? If so, it would have been easy enough to excuse yourself wouldn't it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:21 PM Flag
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Sounds nice and the girls wanted to do something special with their families - sometimes you don't get a vote, just know to plan on this and hope that your dd meets other friends. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:22 PM Flag
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How much do you usually spend per person when you go out and what city do you live in? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:27 PM Flag
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Tres nouveau riche. Really tacky. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:28 PM Flag
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nouveau riche = fun. uptight, penny pinching miss manners = a drag. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:30 PM Flag
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This. Natch it speaks to a good chunk of UB. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:32 PM Flag
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This. Natch it speaks to a good chunk of UB. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:32 PM Flag
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Cal? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:29 PM Flag
[ - ] Two families from my UES preschool are going to Town. What is it like? Thinking about for ds for next year. 14 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 10:56 PM Flag
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Unless you have a sibling or other preference, save the postage. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 10:57 PM Flag
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Why do you say that I only hear really good things about the school [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:00 PM Flag
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She's saying you can't get in. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:02 PM Flag
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Doesn't every school have sibling/ connection preferences? Why are they different? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:04 PM Flag
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Can we just say for the sake of this conversation that getting in is a possibility? What is the school like? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:07 PM Flag
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Of course it's a possibility, albeit slim, as the school has an extremely strong sibling preference. When we toured it, we asked the admissions person how many seats would be available, and she refused to say until practically everyone in the room started pressing her. Exactly one (1) spot, and she didn't tell us until after the entire tour. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:30 PM Flag
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Why? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:03 PM Flag
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They have a nursery school. And 2 kindergartens. Approx 1/2 to 2/3 of class I would guess are siblings and from NS [ Reply | More ]
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I know two families who got in as well and neither are siblings/connected. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:09 PM Flag
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Maybe they are the same two [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:11 PM Flag
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We toured it and really liked it. Nice kids, nice families. Has an unassuming vibe but there are some high powered type parents there. Not TT according to UB (a criteria which I dont prescribe to personally) but the kids go onto great high schools. DS was waitlisted. You should definitely check it out for your child, but know that if you really want it then you have to voice that from the beginning to the DOA. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:11 PM Flag
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was your preschool ECNS? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:23 PM Flag
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I know an unconnected family that get in. People get into town. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:30 PM Flag
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Got^ [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Ds approaching 13th birthday and it seems that there are no obvious signs of puberty. He has not changed in the pubic region at all and I am concerned he may be underdeveloped in that area. He has mentioned that he is self-conscious about showering in front of others in the locker room. Anyone else BTDT? 13 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Troll. [ Reply | More ]
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No, but thanks for being completely not helpful. [ Reply | More ]
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Puberty comes at different ages for boys. The differences in middle school are vast. I'd stop showing so much interest in his "pubic region" if i were you....let him talk to a doctor. [ Reply | More ]
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Believe I do not want to be involved. A teammate made a comment akin to "dude you have no d#*k". [ Reply | More ]
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Did you notice when he was a baby anything unusual? [ Reply | More ]
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Not at all! [ Reply | More ]
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What sports is he playing at 13 that he needs to be showering with others in a locker room? [ Reply | More ]
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It is just a quick after practice shower. There are stalls but aparently someone made a comment. [ Reply | More ]
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If your next visit with the ped is close, you can mention it to the doctor. They know how to gently broach these subjects and they seem to have the right things to say. [ Reply | More ]
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OMG! My DS didn't let me get close to the "pubic region" after he was about 10... And I'm the mom who walks around naked! [ Reply | More ]
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He brought it up b/c he was insulted by a comment someone made [ Reply | More ]
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My DS just turned 15 and is just starting puberty. [ Reply | More ]
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Ok, that makes me feel better. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] At this point, I should just accept that we're not going to get off any of our wait lists and start working on Plan B? 28 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 10:52 PM Flag
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What's plan B? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 10:53 PM Flag
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I guess public school. Zoned school sucks. I guess we're going to try and move asap for PS6 or 290. I honestly don't know. Very confused right. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:03 PM Flag
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Which one is your zoned school? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:10 PM Flag
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527 [ Reply | More ]
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I thought public school admission is closed, hour does this plan work out practically? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:11 PM Flag
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I guess it doesn't. I've been told if we move in by March 1st and can prove we have a lease for two months by May 1st, it could work out? But honestly, I don't really know what I'm talking about. This is based on what friends have told me. I really should have worked on a Plan B. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:14 PM Flag
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Try Success if they're still open for lottery application. We were R2 and shutout last year. Gave up so so district for SA. Very happy so far, although really loathe the early hours and long commute. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:15 PM Flag
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Thank you! Will look into it! [ Reply | More ]
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Those are good public options. We are zoned for 290 and unless we get into an amazing private school that we love, we are saving the $50k a year. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:27 PM Flag
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Which are your wait lists? Some could work [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 10:55 PM Flag
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Chapin, Marymount and Sacred Heart. A few other schools have told us that their wait lists are now closed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:02 PM Flag
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Which schools closed already? I bet you will get off one of those tomorrow morning. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:02 PM Flag
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Brearley and Dalton. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:03 PM Flag
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Did you get any acceptances? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:03 PM Flag
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No. All wait lists. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:05 PM Flag
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good luck op, maybe one of them will still come through -- hoping for you! [ Reply | More ]
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Thanks! [ Reply | More ]
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Oh, you will get in one of those! Chin up! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:07 PM Flag
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Thank you! [ Reply | More ]
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Have you spoken with anyone at Chapin? [ Reply | More ]
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Twice yesterday but nothing since then. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:11 PM Flag
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what did they say? I would show up there tomorrow morning and beg in a polite and cheerful way. What do you have to lose? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:22 PM Flag
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Stay put...we got off of WL today, and not our TC. Tomorrow after 12 PM, there will be available seats, as hoarders release at the last minute. Good luck, and don't give up yet. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:22 PM Flag
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Public? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:00 PM Flag
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It might sound crazy, but at this point you should plan on visiting AD tomorrow morning. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:03 PM Flag
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Really? Just show up? Not to sound mean but won't I look crazy? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:17 PM Flag
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ita, what do you have to lose? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:28 PM Flag
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responses aren't due until tomorrow [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:12 PM Flag
[ - ] 545 and still decent light out. Spring is coming,ladies! 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 10:44 PM Flag
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Yes, it will be here on Saturday! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 10:45 PM Flag
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why, what's Saturday? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:12 PM Flag
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I have been absolutely loving it being 5pm and not feeling like midnight [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:04 PM Flag
[ - ] If dh and I and odd start hugging each other a lot more in front of 20 month Ds, will that help him become more affectionate? 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 10:37 PM Flag
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Are you affectionate with your child? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 10:40 PM Flag
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Yes, but he doesn't like affection for some reason unless on his terms. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 10:43 PM Flag
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What do you mean by "on his terms"? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 10:44 PM Flag
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He will come up to us for a hug. We've been hugging and h Kissing him his whole life but he always pulls away. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 10:53 PM Flag
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He feels smothered. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:02 PM Flag
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That's because if he's not sleepy, you're boring him [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:05 PM Flag
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Your poor kid. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 10:46 PM Flag
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Some things can't be forced. Be yourselves. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 10:58 PM Flag
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I think that you should for yourself and for DH. If you are worried about DS, talk to your pediatrician. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:01 PM Flag
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Nope [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:05 PM Flag
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Is this a joke? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:20 PM Flag
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How old are you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:28 PM Flag
[ - ] I know people love to bash Trevor here, but any actual lower school parents on? What do you think of the school? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 10:35 PM Flag
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we really liked it. obviously the only issue is that there are more academically challenging schools with much better college matriculation. that's it. so as a result, most families that get into a "better" school, choose that school. But Trevor is great. We felt the same way about Browning, and I am not trying to diss Browning. We loved it. Had ds not gotten into a school we deemed tt that we also liked, we would have happily sent him there. It's all about value on your investment (and I'm NOT a finance person), but if we are spending $45k+ per kid over 13 years, we want whatever we deem to be the best our money can buy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 10:43 PM Flag
[ - ] Is 7 too young for the first Harry Potter? He and I would switch off paragraphs or pages. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 10:34 PM Flag
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As long as it's not too scRy for the child. My Dd can read it fine, just thinks it's too scary. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 10:38 PM Flag
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No, first three are fine. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 10:38 PM Flag
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+100, DD loved them at that age. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:24 PM Flag
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Reading it now with my 6yo. She's rivited! We will probably just do the first one or two til she's older. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 10:48 PM Flag
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Nope my 7 yo (in January) got them at Christmas and devoured the first three. He is lobbying for #4 but I have let him read the common sense media that says he needs to be older. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:14 PM Flag
[ - ] What would you wear to a NYC private school interview (for a teaching position)? I am not sure what the teachers who work there wear, but I would assume it's an anything-but-jeans type dress code. 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 10:33 PM Flag
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Do you know anyone who teaches there that you could ask? I would not wear jeans to any interview for any job. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 10:36 PM Flag
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I don't. And yeah, I won't wear jeans. I just don't want to be ridiculously overdressed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 10:38 PM Flag
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Google the school's website and see if there are any photos of teachers in the classroom setting. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 10:43 PM Flag
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A suit will do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 10:44 PM Flag
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this is overkill for a teaching job [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:12 PM Flag
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I'd wear a simple dress, tights and flat boots. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 10:44 PM Flag
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You still want to dress up a bit. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 10:49 PM Flag
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Don't go by what the teachers wear on a daily basis. It's expected that you'll put a little more effort than that into an interview if you want them to take you seriously. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 10:51 PM Flag
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Thanks, that's helpful. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:17 PM Flag
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Dress for success! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:24 PM Flag
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Lower, middle or upper school? How senior are you? What is the vibe of the school? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:13 PM Flag
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Lower. Head teacher. Relatively traditional. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:16 PM Flag
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Slacks, silk blouse, blazer or really nice sweater that is constructed like a blazer. Earrings and light makeup. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:23 PM Flag
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Fitted or looser pants? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:31 PM Flag
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Stand outside at dropoff, see what the adults entering the building are wearing, and go a little bit nicer. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:24 PM Flag
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Are you fat? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:24 PM Flag
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Wtf does that have to do with anything [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:31 PM Flag
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Go on school website and look at what teachers and administrators wear. Then wear what admin people are wearing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 02.11.16, 11:26 PM Flag
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