Are you on time? Are your kids?

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Registered: 10-23-2001
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 - 3:50pm

<<Oh, I totally understand as I got an email today from a certain website about who was looking at my profile. Scary. I wasn't asking for detailed places. I gave you places which wouldn't give you any info AND were parties that were years ago. To me, it sounds like they did not go to many parties and that is why you are not familiar with staying. That is ok too, no judgement. >>

...I don't think you do, actions speak differently.  And no, as I have said before, it is not common for parents to stay in my area, it doesn't speak about me wanting to spend time with my child as you mentioned before and it doesn't say anything about them not going to many parties as you have now spun the tale.  Neither of your comments are true and this is why I don't want to even give general information.  


PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 03-27-2013
Tue, 04-23-2013 - 3:50pm

Doesn't linkedin do that?

A bunch of sites do it, them being one. I have no interest in linkedin as I am not networking and no need to publish my information. I have been at my job 18 years tomorrow so not looking for another one. I understand some people jump around a lot so they need that site.

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Tue, 04-23-2013 - 3:50pm
Snickers drops in now and then like spice girl does, But they're not chums.

 


 


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Registered: 03-27-2013
Tue, 04-23-2013 - 3:48pm

Clearly you missed my written comments about verbal or written invites?  I have mentioned it numerous times in posts here that "I" would not attend a party without a verbal or written invite...sometimes that verbal invite was issued when "I" rsvpd.  I could have sworn you quoted those comments and therefore read them.

That is great. Again, this is different in my circles. No invite needed, written or verbal. It is just assumed that you can stay. 

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Tue, 04-23-2013 - 3:45pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Snickers has said she stays for her child.  But a mother that stays to help and socialize is crashing, That kind of rude isn't welcome anyway.</span></p><p style="text-align:left"><span style="font-size:small"><strong><span style="font-size:x-small"><span>I would like to know what kind of "help" these parents need too unless it is at home and they don't hire a host. </span></span></strong></span></p>

I have thrown many different kinds of parties for my kids, from home parties to parties at different venues (for instance, a baseball training facility, a rock-climbing gym, the obligatory pool and skating parties, a party at a horseback riding facility, etc).   At some of the venues, such as, for instance, the rock-clmbing gym, they had a room for parties, but no one to "host" the food and presents part.   The hosts were out in the gym helping the kids climb, making sure they were using proper safety equipment, etc.  The parents and parents' helpers would have to decorate the room, set up the food, and clean up afterward.  I usually hired a couple of teens to help rather than ask my friends.

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Tue, 04-23-2013 - 3:43pm

<<Please explain then as you said you don't stay so how do you know how the party is run?>>

Experience and discussing birthday party idea among friends.  This isn't really all that complicated...



PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 09-01-2002
Tue, 04-23-2013 - 3:43pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">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><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Sigh...obviously in your circles of friends who don't attend any party their child attends. Remember, differences. I have NO problem with parents leaving, why do you have a problem with someone staying even though their names were not on the invite AND the hosts WANT to have them there?</span></strong></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">What type of bday parties did your son's attend?</span></strong></p>

I wouldn't stay at a drop off unless the host invites me to stay, whether in advance or on the spot. :)

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Registered: 03-27-2013
Tue, 04-23-2013 - 3:41pm

Snickers has said she stays for her child.  But a mother that stays to help and socialize is crashing, That kind of rude isn't welcome anyway.

I would like to know what kind of "help" these parents need too unless it is at home and they don't hire a host. 

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Tue, 04-23-2013 - 3:40pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">thardy2001</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&gt;&lt;div class="quote-author"&gt;&lt;em class="placeholder"&gt;reginageorge2005&lt;/em&gt; wrote:&lt;/div&gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&amp;gt;&amp;lt;div class="quote-author"&amp;gt;&amp;lt;em class="placeholder"&amp;gt;jamblessedthree&amp;lt;/em&amp;gt; wrote:&amp;lt;/div&amp;gt;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?&amp;lt;/blockquote&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;No it isn't. Bc it IS rude to show up and stay when you haven't been invited.&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;So you think a mom staying and asking to help, without more, is being rude?  Just curious...&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Snickers has said she stays for her child.  But a mother that stays to help and socialize is crashing, That kind of rude isn't welcome anyway.</p>

Who is Snickers?  I don't see any poster by that name.

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Tue, 04-23-2013 - 3:39pm
Doesn't linkedin do that?

 


 


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