Are you on time? Are your kids?

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Are you on time? Are your kids?
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Mon, 04-22-2013 - 5:49pm

Do you arrive for work, doctor appointments, social events, etc on time?  What events (if any) warrant being early for?  Is there anything you purposely show up late for?  Explain. 

How about your kids? 

 


 


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Registered: 06-27-1998
Tue, 04-23-2013 - 11:39am

<<It is NOT a made up term lololol. Casually late is like how we were this weekend when we went out with a bunch of friends to a bar. We weren't there to have a prepared dinner or meal. There were no planned activities that had time restraints.>>

Ah....an answer, finally!   My original post adressed this issue, please re-read if the answer is still unclear.


PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Tue, 04-23-2013 - 11:41am

<<All the parties I have been to with my kids, it was always assumed the parents stayed, especially if they were out at a place. Again, I never heard of such a problem with it. These are parents that we have and will know for 12 or more years while our kids go to school together. I guess the groups I associate with are just more social, I don't know. It has always been the norm for many years and for both kids. >>

Why would you think they are more social, because they use kid parties to be social?  That says the opposite to me, we don't socialize normally so we need to go to the kid party to see everyone.

PumpkinAngel

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Tue, 04-23-2013 - 11:43am

bordwithyou wrote:
Yeah, it is mean, Jambles, when you get all snide about it. For the three gazillionth time, it's clear the kind of kid parties y'all had were/are different from the kind we had. I don't know what's so hard to understand about that or why you need to bring it up every few months like its some brand new idea. And no, I don't stick around at my kids' parties. Most times, I don't even drop them off anymore.

Yep, my oldest went to a birthday party last weekend and not only did I not stay, didn't even droff off or pickup.  

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 03-27-2013
Tue, 04-23-2013 - 11:43am

Why would you think they are more social, because they use kid parties to be social?  That says the opposite to me, we don't socialize normally so we need to go to the kid party to see everyone.

No, it is just not the kids parties but other things that involve the kids. Many have known each other since their kids were in daycare together or preschool. They are in the same sports, same religion classes, activities, etc. 

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Tue, 04-23-2013 - 11:44am

grapthars_hammer wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">springfever2013</em> wrote:</div>For personal flights too, not just business? &lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Why would that make a difference?  My prosthesis exists whether I fly for personal reasons or business.</p>

Maybe....private planes at private airports don't require such security?  You know, when you fly your private lear jet to where ever you need to go ,then you won't need a pat down.

PumpkinAngel

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Tue, 04-23-2013 - 11:46am

Yep, my oldest went to a birthday party last weekend and not only did I not stay, didn't even droff off or pickup.  

Why would you? We (at least me) were not talking about teenage (or even middle school) parties. I am only specificially speaking of younger kids parties. The ones at home, most likely, unless it is more a get together thing (our friends have a bday party for her son-the same age as mine) in the summer and they do a BBQ, crafts, games, etc. Most parents stay as we are all friends. The last party some parents left and then it was just down to a few families after that, that stayed later that night. 

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Registered: 03-27-2013
Tue, 04-23-2013 - 11:49am

Ah....an answer, finally!   My original post adressed this issue, please re-read if the answer is still unclear.

No, you never indicated anytime you were casually late for something. You were either early or on time for things that have a starting time that is (in your words) a "hard starting time". You never have situations that you could be a few minutes late?

I try to be anywhere from 5-15 minutes early for work and appointments and on time for social engagements unless there is a specific hard starting time (play, game, movie etc) then I am 5-15 minutes early.  I can't think of when it's okay to be late.

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Registered: 03-22-2013
Tue, 04-23-2013 - 11:49am

pumpkinangel wrote:
Maybe....private planes at private airports don't require such security?  You know, when you fly your private lear jet to where ever you need to go ,then you won't need a pat down.</p>

LOL, okay, maybe that.  I almost never use my Lear jet these days.  I should probably sell it ;)

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Registered: 03-27-2013
Tue, 04-23-2013 - 11:50am

Maybe....private planes at private airports don't require such security?  You know, when you fly your private lear jet to where ever you need to go ,then you won't need a pat down.

No, private planes do not require as much security, IME. 
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Registered: 05-31-2011
Tue, 04-23-2013 - 11:53am

My mom owns a banquet hall and up until last year, she threw a massive Halloween party for all of her grandkids. I think we peaked out one year at just under 100 kids. I didn't mind the parents staying when the kids were really little, like first or second grade or something, but when my kids' classmates got to be in middle school I was totally annoyed by the handful of parents who insisted on staying because we put on so many activities that I simply didn't have time to socialize with them very much at all. They wanted to like hang out and talk about school stuff while I was trying to wrangle 75 kids for a costume contest or an eery trip through the haunted woods. I always appreciated the offers for help, but we stressed that the parents were free to enjoy their evening without their little trick-or-treaters.

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