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[ - ] Does anyone know the name of the toy store on 72nd between Columbus and broadway? TIA. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 06.03.08, 08:59 AM Flag
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I think it is just called 72nd Street Stationery [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:02 AM Flag
[ - ] Would it irritate you if a woman friend of dh's had a nickname for him? 9 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 06.03.08, 08:59 AM Flag
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depends on who it is and what nickname is. probably not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:00 AM Flag
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I had a good male friend who was like my evil twin brother, I called him "Timmy" DH was not jealous. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:55 AM Flag
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not really the jealous type, but that would annoy me [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:00 AM Flag
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I think so. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:00 AM Flag
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depends. is it dumbass or the like? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:01 AM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:11 AM Flag
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my dh has a female friend that calls him her second husband and it makes me CRAZY [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:22 AM Flag
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tell her to go live on a polygamist ranch. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:24 AM Flag
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lol, That would seriously annoy me, too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:25 AM Flag
[ - ] what are you all geting or have gotten in the past for DH's first fathers day? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 06.03.08, 08:58 AM Flag
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GC for a massage and a babysitter so we can go out to dinner. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:59 AM Flag
[ - ] i'm swallowing my tongue here. i paid nanny $220/week this past year. i found a licensed daycare that will take dd for next year for under $100/week. and a playgroup that'll take her for $200 a month! 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:57 AM Flag
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under 100 a week? where are you and what age dd? I"m in Missouri and pay way more than that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:01 AM Flag
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where do you live? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:02 AM Flag
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i started looking near my office instead of near my home and apparently it's much cheaper here. (either way it is part time hours). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:07 AM Flag
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what city/state [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:07 AM Flag
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brooklyn, ny. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:08 AM Flag
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^^^i work in briarwood, queens. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:09 AM Flag
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where in brooklyn? how many hours are you talking about? I live in brkln, and we pay several times that for 3 days/wk. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:15 AM Flag
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i live in brooklyn and the daycare is in queens. but i think the poster below is correct and i need to look into it further. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:16 AM Flag
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that's almost too cheap. can barely pay for liability insurance for that. must be a really old facility, or poorly paid teachers, etc. almost a red flag. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:12 AM Flag
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it's an at home daycare. i don't know what she's paying for insurance. but you are right, maybe i should look into it further. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:14 AM Flag
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oh. how many kids does she have? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:19 AM Flag
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she said she usually takes between six and eight. most go through an agency that pays for it (i think it's a low income thing) and i'd have to pay her either through them or separately. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:28 AM Flag
[ - ] Do you and DH give dc's teacher some sort of card or write a letter to them at the end of the year? dc is making cards for all the teachers but dh and I aren't doing anything. I feel sort of bad about it but we've been so busy. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 06.03.08, 08:56 AM Flag
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That's fine. Let your kid make the cards and include a B&N gift card. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:00 AM Flag
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We're not allowed to give store-bought gifts. A policy I agree with in principle, but it makes it hard when you don't have a lot of free time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:04 AM Flag
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the card is sufficient then [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:08 AM Flag
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How long does it take to write a quick note and say, "Thanks for all the time and attention you've given to DC this year"? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:06 AM Flag
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Sometimes you don't even get around to do something simple like that. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:09 AM Flag
[ - ] do you think 3 full days of preschool is too much for a 4 year. the afternoons are geared toward rest and play 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:56 AM Flag
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why not 5 days - makes the week more consistent [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:57 AM Flag
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op: would be too much $$ for me & i like our days off together [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:58 AM Flag
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my dd had five full days this year. i thought the day was a little too long but she ended up being ok. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:58 AM Flag
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mine will go 5 days, they love it!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:59 AM Flag
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Depends on the kid. My 2.5 yo has "school" 3 days a week from 9-2 and loves it. I don't doubt he'll be ready for a slightly longer day by age 4. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:01 AM Flag
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Not at all. 15-20 hours a week is pretty much the norm. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:03 AM Flag
[ - ] Is there a nice way to tell my realtor that he has several spelling mistakes in his realtor.com listing for my house? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:55 AM Flag
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tell her immediately and I would be livid!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:56 AM Flag
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ita [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:02 AM Flag
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I agree. Just send an e-mail saying you noticed aa, xxxxx, and yyyyyy were spelled incorrectly and you'd appreciate it if he could correct as soon as possible. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:03 AM Flag
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yeah-- maybe not livid, but I wouldn't worry about being so nice. That's a sloppy, unprofessional mistake. Be direct and ask that it is fixed immediately. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:13 AM Flag
[ - ] Need a white fancy gown for db - where can I find one without spending more than $200? Any suggestions welcome! 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 06.03.08, 08:54 AM Flag
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Like a christening gown? Babies R Us, surprisingly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:55 AM Flag
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op- ok without sounding like a snob - I looked at christening gowns there and at macy's they are all embroidered with stiff material and look a little too "my big fat greek wedding" I want something simple and pretty [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:00 AM Flag
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LOL--I know what you mean. Saks has some, but they do get pricey. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:05 AM Flag
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op - looked there too they were close to $500! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:08 AM Flag
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np, I always hear Talbots, and they are going out of business so might have some good deals! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:08 AM Flag
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Maybe search for one on ebay - type in expensive brand names? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:02 AM Flag
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if you are in the city --century 21. they have beautiful dressy clothes for kids [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:08 AM Flag
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burlington coat factory (the baby depot on the top floor) has some, also try daffys [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:41 AM Flag
[ - ] Any recommendations on where in London should I look for a house? Would prefer an area with parks and good public (state) schools within 1 hr of central London. TIA 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:52 AM Flag
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Depends on your budget. London has great areas right next to rough areas so you will find good/bad spread all over. We lived in Pimlico which was very central and quite a good place to live. If you want a good state school I would live outside London say Surrey. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:55 AM Flag
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Any particular area in Surrey? Is Wimbledon nice? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:56 AM Flag
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Wimbledon is ok I have family there. We have been considering moving to the Claygate area of Surrey as we have friends there and it's commutable to London. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:59 AM Flag
[ - ] Does anyone know any female magicians-clowns in the NYC area for a 6 Year old birthday? My daughter has made this only request about her birthday. 12 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 06.03.08, 08:52 AM Flag
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Yes! the absolute best, funniest clown/magician is a woman who works under the name Pinkie. Her real name is Rachel something. She is from Brooklyn, I believe. I have her card at home. We had her for my 6 year old's birthday party and the kids were hysterical the whole time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:56 AM Flag
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Please post info when you can thanks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:57 AM Flag
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Just googled her. from her web site:A Miss Pinkie show is a very silly magic show geared towards young children. The age group appropriate for a Miss Pinkie show is 3 to 7 years old. Miss Pinkie shows the children a buuny in a box. Just when Miss Pinkie is about to take the rabbit out to allow the children to pet the rabbit it disappears. While Miss Pinkie is trying to find her beloved rabbit all these silly, funny, magical things keep happening. Miss Pinkie brings lots of interesting friends to help her find her rabbit. The best is when she changes her friend Mr. Coochiecoochiecoo from a puppet mouse into a real mouse. The whole show is interactive and the birthday child gets to be Miss Pinkie's special assistant throughout the whole show. Finally, with a little help from Miss Pinkie's assistant, they find the rabbit and all get to pet and hug the rabbit. The whole show runs from 45 to 50 mins. Then Miss Pinkie makes some fancy balloon hats, animals and sculptures for all the children. For more information call 800-246-PINK [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:58 AM Flag
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^^^^Finally, with a little help from Miss Pinkie's assistant, they find the rabbit and all get to pet and hug the rabbit. The whole show runs from 45 to 50 mins. Then Miss Pinkie makes some fancy balloon hats, animals and sculptures for all the children. For more information call 800-246-PINK [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:00 AM Flag
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How much does she charge? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:01 AM Flag
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Can't remember. Maybe $300? $400? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 10:19 AM Flag
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np: we have used her as well and she is hilarious. the kids loved her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 10:10 AM Flag
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The best clown is Laine Barton. Amazing and magical and my kids adore her. She works with the Big Apple Circus "clown care" unit. We had her for many of my kid's parties, starting at age 5, and friends have used her too and loved her. Phone number is 212 226 5077. Even kids who tend to be afraid of clowns loved her. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:19 AM Flag
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Juliette Jeske, a professional clown, has a whole princess routine. She will come as the Disney princess of choice. She is GREAT with children and has done three birthday parties for me. http://homepage.mac.com/jeskeschaefer/index.html [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:45 AM Flag
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Tudie, as in Sammie and Tudie - she does face painting too. Nice person. I think their website is imaginationplayhouse.com. In their act, she sort of makes fun of him in a gentle, loving way, which girls might like. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 10:33 AM Flag
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Run from bonkers the clown [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 11:22 AM Flag
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lol [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 11:24 AM Flag
[ - ] Name poll: Anna Julia 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:51 AM Flag
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I personally don't care for two names ending in the same sound or letter. But I like both names independently. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:52 AM Flag
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doesn't really flow well - Julia Anne? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:52 AM Flag
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I like Julia first, too [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:53 AM Flag
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Anna Julie [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:53 AM Flag
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np: or Anna Juliet? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:53 AM Flag
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like this one [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:01 AM Flag
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op: other options? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:53 AM Flag
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Anna Jane? I like Julia, too, but agree that the two "a"s don't work. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:00 AM Flag
[ - ] For the mom that just posted her 7 mo takes 2 naps/day, can you run me through the "schedule" of your day? Awake time, eating, sleeping? TIA! 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:51 AM Flag
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or. I just did that on the original post. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:52 AM Flag
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I was watching it & didn't see it until after I posted this. Thanks!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:52 AM Flag
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not op: I would get weissbluth...wake up 7:00 nap BY 9:00 eat at 12:00 Nap BY 1:00 pm down BY 7:00. Good luck!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:55 AM Flag
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OP: We do Baby Wise right now. But she's never napped as long as the book says she "should". I like having a schedule, but it's worthless for naps b/c she is very inconsistent with the length, which doesn't help me plan my "breaks". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:59 AM Flag
[ - ] Is there a nice spa (hopefully iwth steam room) in rockland...we want to have a relaxing time the weekend of my sisters wedding? TIA 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:50 AM Flag
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The Fountain is really nice, it is located in mahwah, nj. on the border of rockland...close to suffern. they offer free steam room with all of there services. they have a webiste [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:00 AM Flag
[ - ] What exactly is a "swim diaper"? Bought a bathing suit for an infant yesterday, and it has a thick lining from the waist down. Do I need to buy a separate swim diaper, or do I just put her regular diaper on under the bathing suit? TIA 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:49 AM Flag
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Regular diaper with fill up and get really heavy with water; swim diaper less so. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:50 AM Flag
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I would use a swim diaper. Huggies makes 'em - "Little Swimmers". There's nothing like closing down a kiddie pool to clean up leaked poo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:51 AM Flag
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No. Regular diaper will immediately soak up the water from the pool. You can buy disposable swim diapers at any drug store this time of year. Huggies and Pampers make them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:05 AM Flag
[ - ] what is the approprite amount of money to give as a wedding gift these days? My husband and I are going to a formal wedding in Manhattan. I gave a generous shower gift. 30 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 06.03.08, 08:48 AM Flag
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$300 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:49 AM Flag
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I think its always 150 per person [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:51 AM Flag
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Man, these are some $$$ gifts. It was always $50 per person up until recently. Although, I guess you're talking a Manhattan wedding...but I'd still do what you can afford. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:53 AM Flag
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What? $50/person? I got married in upstate NY 3 years ago and paid $100/head for a not very swanky reception. You are cheap! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:55 AM Flag
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You can only give as much as you can afford. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:02 AM Flag
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it's not quid pro quo. your guests don't have a say in what you spend on your own wedding [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:03 AM Flag
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wtf? Why would I want to care how much YOU decided to spend on your wedding? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:05 AM Flag
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ita. bizarre mind-set [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:06 AM Flag
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I got married 5 years ago and got much more generous gifts than that... have always given more generous gifts as well. But I don't do the cash thing, I find it tacky. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:00 AM Flag
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do whatever you feel comfortable with, but in some cultures, cash is the custom [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:05 AM Flag
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It's tacky, as is the expectation that the guest "covers" the cost of his or her plate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:06 AM Flag
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that's elitist. no one in dh's extended family would think of giving anyone anything but cash. Old-school Polish catholic. I agree about "covering" the cost of the plate [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:09 AM Flag
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^^^the expectation of "covering" in other words I agree with you on that point [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:10 AM Flag
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$300. If you aren't super close with them I think you can get away with 250, but anything less will peg you as a cheapo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:10 AM Flag
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dude! will this label cheapo follow me around forever and ever? Will the married couple shun me for life? Will they not invite me ever to any of their events? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:12 AM Flag
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like a cloud over your head; actually more like a neon flashing light with an arrow pointing at you [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:14 AM Flag
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pretty much. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:15 AM Flag
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or as underprivileged and, hey, there's no shame in that. ;-) just give what you can afford to give. Theoretically, they invited you to witness the betrothal and share in the joy of the day, not to get another gift. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:12 AM Flag
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^^^witness their vows...sorry used the wrong word [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:13 AM Flag
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whatever. see below. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:14 AM Flag
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do you want to debate the tackiness and whether it is outrageous to expect a certain amount or do you want to know how much to give so the bride and groom don't think your cheap (becuase regardless of whether it is right or wrong your gift will be compared to the rest-that's life). If so, 250-300 for a couple. 200 for a single. Otherwise you can stand on your soapbox and look like a cheapskate. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:13 AM Flag
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in your world maybe. it never occurred to me to analyze whether or not a guest spent the "right" amount of money [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:16 AM Flag
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really? so if all your friends (couples) gave about 250-300 and one couple (of roughly the same financial situation) gave you a 100-150, you wouldn't think they were a little cheap. Puhlease! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:17 AM Flag
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is it so hard to believe that not every thinks the way you do? I didn't keep a tally of the value of people's gifts. I mean, assuming you didn't receive all cash, do you go back and look up how much the gift cost someone? now that's tacky [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:23 AM Flag
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^^^actually I now realize I'm wrong. I did keep something of a tally in order to write thank you notes, but as hard as it seems to be for you to believe, I really didn't give value of gift any thought, but I'm not very materialistic [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:26 AM Flag
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np, I wouldn't. No question about it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:27 AM Flag
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Really, no ... I would think maybe they were less wealthy than I had previously thought. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:28 AM Flag
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no. If you are one of my friends and I find about about this how you judged my gift I will drop you like a hot potato. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:32 AM Flag
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np, Neither did we. Looking back, one of the most meaningful gifts we received--a book of poetry--must have been one of the least expensive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:19 AM Flag
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what did you give for the shower? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:31 AM Flag
[ - ] Is it worth $350 to get Inglesina Zippy or should I just get the Chicco Cortina for $150? Already have a McClaren. Last kid. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:48 AM Flag
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anyone?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:54 AM Flag
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not worth the money, imo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:54 AM Flag
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okay thanks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:55 AM Flag
[ - ] None of my posts get answered. Always got answers on old UB. Oh well. I guess you're just not that into me... 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 06.03.08, 08:48 AM Flag
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Post more interesting questions. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:49 AM Flag
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I miss the old UB too. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:49 AM Flag
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Same here... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:50 AM Flag
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what do you want to know? I'm all eyes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:50 AM Flag
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op: I posted below re: low grade fever at nght only. Took preschooler to ped and she said no biggie. DC has sinus swelling, etc and she thinks it's unrelated. Fever bet. 99 - 100.5. This isn't sitting well with me. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:52 AM Flag
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do you mean in the evening or in the middle of the night? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:55 AM Flag
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Evening. Bedtime-ish. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:57 AM Flag
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I think most people's temperature is a bit higher in the evening, and kids tend to have higher temps than adults in general. I would trust your ped, but if not, get a second opinion. what do you mean by sinus swelling though? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:59 AM Flag
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recently had a sinus infection and is still stuffed up. Not draining all the way because sinuses are swollen. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:02 AM Flag
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okay, I stand by my original response then. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 09:04 AM Flag
[ - ] how is it that i turned 40 and out of nowhere i have all kinds of vile facial hair?!?!?! 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.03.08, 08:47 AM Flag
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We age. Get a tweezer and pluck it [ Reply | More ]
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