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 - 2:43pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">I doubt anyone would call Emily Post'sd rules timely.  Isn't she dead?</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Ya think?!!! lol. She died in 1960!!! lol</span></strong></p><p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"><br /></span></p>

By that logic, ancient texts are completely irrelevant to modern day life. Are you dismissing the relevance of the Bible completely? Emily Post may be dead, but her legacy lives on through family members. And frankly, I think her wisdom is timeless. Pity more people don't agree...

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Tue, 04-23-2013 - 2:44pm

<<RSVPs are still in (generally email).  Paper's out. >>

We still have a mixture of them....and of course now that my kids are teens, there are many verbal and I'm not involved in the rsvps most of the  time.  Heck, I'm not even the transportation anymore a lot of the times!


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Tue, 04-23-2013 - 2:44pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<blockquote><div style="font-weight:bold"><em>springfever2013</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;Are you ever casually late PKA?&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"></p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">I don't know what you mean by that, please explain.</p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"><strong>You don't know what casually late means? </strong></p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"></p>

I've never heard the term "casually late" before.  Around here, I have heard people say "fashionably late", which IMO is really just a nice way of saying "rude".  Is that the same way?


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Tue, 04-23-2013 - 2:45pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Okay...one last time.  Read   the   first   two   words of my post.  Early or on time are not the only two options.  Read all the words, as written and we wouldn't need 15 posts to say simple things.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Not sure why this is continuing. You clearly stated you did not know what casually late meant. You also stated you are early or on time for everything and can't think of when it is ok to be late. Casually late is basically late as you are not there early or on time. Nothing much else to say. </span></strong></p>

Because you are not reading my posts and continue to incorrectly summarize my comments.  That's why. :)

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Tue, 04-23-2013 - 2:46pm
It's also rude to call sticking around to help and socialize with other moms crashing a kids party, You missed that one. Double standard much?

 

 

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Tue, 04-23-2013 - 2:47pm

pumpkinangel wrote:
<p>&lt;&lt;<span>Social graces are not dead.  Things have changed since Emily Post.&gt;&gt;</span></p><p><span>Of course they have....but I still believe that invitation is to those invited, not whomever they wish to bring.  I wouldn't take my kids to a wedding if they weren't specifically invited as regina mentioned earlier and I wouldn't have my kid take me to a party if I wasn't specifically invited.  I think that is a basic social grace, do you disagree?</span></p><p><span><br /></span></p>

I suspect that's why they're ignoring the other, modern text, PKA. B/c they can't really argue w/that. So they'll point out that Emily Post is dead while ignoring that a modern day, internet bday site recommends including parents on the invitation if the presence of parents is desired.

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Tue, 04-23-2013 - 2:48pm

bordwithyou wrote:
The only thing I can think of that I'm deliberately early for is flights. Flying is such a circus nowadays that I like to get to the airport three hours before an international flight and around 90 minutes early for a domestic one. You never know what's going to happen at the airport.

Try flying with my kid.  We have to be there a minimum of one hour earlier than everyone else.  And judging by experience, that's not enough, since he is always put in the glass box to be swabbed down and interrogated.  @@


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Tue, 04-23-2013 - 2:48pm

You don't see how silly and rude your comment was about not staying at birthday parties = not wanting to spend time with one's child?  Wow.  I wonder why differences bother both you and Jam so much that you have to make judgemental and rude comments when there are differences?   

I don't find it silly or rude. I gave examples of WHY I would want to spend time with my child at a party. I like the experience of being there with them as well as they enjoy it too AND so does the other families. Not sure what the problem is. 

While you might enjoy doing things with your kids, you seem to have the attitude that this is a child's party and you don't need or want to be involved. If not, please explain.

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Tue, 04-23-2013 - 2:49pm

thardy2001 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">pumpkinangel</em> wrote:</div> Well not formal as in engraved, but an invitation (verbal or written) from the party hosts to stay if my name was not on the invite, yes.  Back when my kids were younger and I was handling their rsvps (are those not done anymore either) I would either exchange a phone call or email with the hosts and I knew/know all of the parents well. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>RSVPs are still in (generally email).  Paper's out.  </p>

DS still gets handwritten invitations.  I call the # on it to rsvp.  Don't tell me that's out now...  Please.  Lol. 

 


 


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Tue, 04-23-2013 - 2:50pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
It's also rude to call sticking around to help and socialize with other moms crashing a kids party, You missed that one. Double standard much?

No it isn't. Bc it IS rude to show up and stay when you haven't been invited.

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