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 - 12:30pm

grapthars_hammer wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">springfever2013</em> wrote:</div>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. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Why would you need a full body pat down?</p>

Can I just tell you I have not been on a plane since those new pat down securities started?  I've never meant to ask DH what he goes through but I do know he takes his shoes off, The toiletries thing is most annoying. 

 

 

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Tue, 04-23-2013 - 12:33pm

I never personally stayed at a kids' party even when my kids were little, because they were always age-appropriate. I assume that 15 or so 7 year olds at a roller skating rink are pretty happy to keep occupied. I didn't mind the little kids' parents sticking around for our Halloween parties because we had quite an age range. 

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Tue, 04-23-2013 - 12:34pm
Your interpretation is that adults (I'll specify moms IME) "crash" kids' parties. That's not what it is but I don't expect you to understand that if you've never actually stuck around.

 

 

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Tue, 04-23-2013 - 12:36pm

I think that's pretty normal when it comes to party planning Jams... I mean more people that seem utterly astonished you are standing in their kitchen at the appointed time with your bottle of wine or six pack of beer and the salad or chips they asked you to bring LOL...

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Tue, 04-23-2013 - 12:44pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">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.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">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. </span></strong></p>

No, You're supposed to believe that b/c they don't stick around you shouldn't either, Lol.  The world really is bigger htan this.   

 


 


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Tue, 04-23-2013 - 12:51pm
I would not stick around somewhere that I'm not invited. I accept that in your social circle an invitation to a party means the whole family is invited. I've never experienced that. In my social circles, it's done differently. I don't know why different customs provoke such rudeness in you, Jambles. I really can't explain it.
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Tue, 04-23-2013 - 12:54pm
Spring, if the parents of little kids are staying because everyone loves to socialize together since they all know each other, wouldn't the same logic hold when the kids get older? The reason to stay at a middle school party would be the same - a chance for the parents to socialize.
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Tue, 04-23-2013 - 1:06pm

**Jam: No.  But I'll add a tacky invitation for your pleasure, DH's sister got married last December and she addressed the invitation:  His name - not Mr. and Mrs. - and family.  She addresses holiday cards this way too so it's no real surprise but tacky none the less, Lol. **

Are you sure that you and the whole family were invited?

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Tue, 04-23-2013 - 1:10pm

Why would I stay at a younger child's party?  That's what I never understood, I don't need the time to socialize and really...it's a party for kids,  not a social time for me.

Again, it all depends on the type of party and where it is located, IME.

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Tue, 04-23-2013 - 1:10pm

Yes, you are on time. Never casually late, a term you never even knew existed until this thread :)

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