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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Tue, 04-23-2013 - 10:59am

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">And yet, neither of you has defined the term, even now, after more than half a dozen of us have asked what it means.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Half a dozen? lol. Only PKA asked and there is only 8 people who have responded on this thread. lol.</span></strong></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Jam, me, you , Empty, Bord, RG, Bea and PKA</span></strong></p>

I'll define it. It's a made up term so the pair of them can go all Judgey McJudgeypants on us if any of us dare to admit we've ever been "casually late" to anything. As I said earlier--either you're early, on time, or late. Casually late doesn't exist. If you're late, you're late.

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Tue, 04-23-2013 - 11:02am

springfever2013 wrote:
Half a dozen? lol. Only PKA asked and there is only 8 people who have responded on this thread. lol.</span></strong></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Jam, me, you , Empty, Bord, RG, Bea and PKA</span></strong></p>

PKA is NOT the only person to ask.  Everyone EXCEPT you and Jams has asked.  And even NOW, still nothing from either of you?  What's the deal?  I can only conclude the two of you just invented a term and are pretending there's any meaning to it whatsoever.  Because if it were a real term, there would be no reason to be 50 posts into the thread and both of you would rather ridicule the rest of us for not knowing what you're talking about than simply explaining the term.

Thus, the only logical conclusion is, you guys don't know either. Because you made it up.  If you haven't made it up, then explain it?  Or just shut the bleep up about it already.

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Tue, 04-23-2013 - 11:03am

reginageorge2005 wrote:
I'll define it. It's a made up term so the pair of them can go all Judgey McJudgeypants on us if any of us dare to admit we've ever been "casually late" to anything. As I said earlier--either you're early, on time, or late. Casually late doesn't exist. If you're late, you're late.</p>

Agreed.

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Tue, 04-23-2013 - 11:03am

Not sure who this is to but I will put in my 2 cents :)

I'm curious. When you get a wedding invitation solely addressed to you and the Mister, do you bring the kids?

Nope

I don't. If the kids are not specifically invited, I do not bring them. Likewise, I wouldn't dream of bringing itty bitty along to the bday party of one of big brother's friends or bringing big bro along to one of itty bitty's friend's bday parties. B/c it is rude. And while I found the movie Wedding Crashers to be generally humorous, I wouldn't want to be one.

It all depends on bday parties. If we are close with the family, yes, we all go and we are all invited to go even if the invite goes to the one child. That is how our friends and family do it. 

Using that generally accepted line of thinking (you can check out any edition of Emily Post's Etiquette if you don't believe me), isn't it also rude to stay at a bday party when just your kid was invitied?

No, usually one of us still stays at bday parties if it is not close to home and/or we know other people to talk with. It all depends on the situation. My nephew had his bday at the movies, we dropped off both kids and left. No need for us to stay and watch a kid movie. We went out for lunch together and shopping and were back home when they got dropped off.

I'm yet to get an invitation addressed to both of us. And particularly when the bday party is held at a locale in which there is paid staff to help w/the kids--you're likely more of a PITA and in the way than actual help. Because do you know what's SUPER ANNOYING? Those people who are ostensibly there to help, but really just in the way and too busy socializing to actually help. Go socialize at Starbucks and let the kids have their party.

We never "helped" at an "outside", meaning not in the home party. The kids do their thing and the parents socialize. I can never figure out WHY this topic constantly comes up. lol

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Tue, 04-23-2013 - 11:08am
springfever2013 wrote:
<p>1 hour is all we have ever allotted for all our flights (unless there was a reason we had to get to the airport earlier). Don't need any extra clearance and at the smaller airports the clearance is a much easier, quicker process. </p>

A full body pat down doesn't take less time when there are fewer gates at the terminal.

springfever2013 wrote:
Again, my airport is small and it is always empty (until it is time to go when out of the blue there are 200 people getting on the flight lol). They also do not do full body pat downs, or at least I did not have that last year when I flew. </span></strong></p>

Why would you need a full body pat down?

I don't know, why did you mention it then?

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Tue, 04-23-2013 - 11:08am

springfever2013 wrote:
<p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"><strong>Not sure who this is to but I will put in my 2 cents :)</strong></p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">I'm curious. When you get a wedding invitation solely addressed to you and the Mister, do you bring the kids?</p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"><strong>Nope</strong></p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">I don't. If the kids are not specifically invited, I do not bring them. Likewise, I wouldn't dream of bringing itty bitty along to the bday party of one of big brother's friends or bringing big bro along to one of itty bitty's friend's bday parties. B/c it is rude. And while I found the movie Wedding Crashers to be generally humorous, I wouldn't want to be one.</p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"><strong>It all depends on bday parties. If we are close with the family, yes, we all go and we are all invited to go even if the invite goes to the one child. That is how our friends and family do it. </strong></p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Using that generally accepted line of thinking (you can check out any edition of Emily Post's Etiquette if you don't believe me), isn't it also rude to stay at a bday party when just your kid was invitied?</p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"><strong>No, usually one of us still stays at bday parties if it is not close to home and/or we know other people to talk with. It all depends on the situation. My nephew had his bday at the movies, we dropped off both kids and left. No need for us to stay and watch a kid movie. We went out for lunch together and shopping and were back home when they got dropped off.</strong></p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">I'm yet to get an invitation addressed to both of us. And particularly when the bday party is held at a locale in which there is paid staff to help w/the kids--you're likely more of a PITA and in the way than actual help. Because do you know what's SUPER ANNOYING? Those people who are ostensibly there to help, but really just in the way and too busy socializing to actually help. Go socialize at Starbucks and let the kids have their party.</p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"><strong>We never "helped" at an "outside", meaning not in the home party. The kids do their thing and the parents socialize. I can never figure out WHY this topic constantly comes up. lol</strong></p>

Ask Jambles.  She brought it up this time. I'm just curious why it is okay for adults to crash kid parties when the reverse clearly isn't acceptable. I'm very close to some of the people who haven't invited my kid(s) to their wedding (one is my daughter's godmother), but I wouldn't dream of bringing a kid to their adult-only event. So why do y'all think it is okay to bring a bunch of uninvited ppl to a kid's bday party. It makes no sense. And is just as rude. Why would the host/hostess even bother sending out invitations addressed to one person if the whole family is invited? Have you ever asked yourself that question? Perhaps they really just want ONLY your kid there but are too polite to say otherwise. So they send out the invitation and hope you take the hint...

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Tue, 04-23-2013 - 11:09am

From your lips to God's ears.  Seriously, 30 minutes before the reception was supposed to start, the ex's wife still wouldn't let us put the tables and chairs out because she hadn't decided on a floor plan on their deck (It's friggin massive).  Oy.

OMG...no. lololol.

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Tue, 04-23-2013 - 11:10am

springfever2013 wrote:
We never "helped" at an "outside", meaning not in the home party. The kids do their thing and the parents socialize. I can never figure out WHY this topic constantly comes up. lol</strong></p>

Because Jams brought it up.

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Tue, 04-23-2013 - 11:12am
I have a terrible sense of time, so I am usually either super early or rather late. I'm not often late, but when I am it's usually a doozy. My kids are too little to get places by themselves.
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Tue, 04-23-2013 - 11:12am

springfever2013 wrote:
I don't know, why did you mention it then?</strong></p>

Because *I* need a full body pat down.  And I was discussing MY experience in traveling.  *I* need to show up 90-120 minutes early to flights even at small regional airports.

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