End of School Year Fluff

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End of School Year Fluff
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Tue, 06-11-2013 - 10:12am

1.  Do your kids go to school on the last day of school?

2.  Do you throw (or let them throw) an end of year party for their friends?

3.  How many *graduation ceremonies* will/have your children experienced in their life time?

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Ducky

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Thu, 06-13-2013 - 7:48am

1. Do your kids go to school on the last day of school?

Yes. They are students. That's their job.

I should have found this before replying to that first post.  Exactly!

 


 


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Registered: 10-23-2001
Thu, 06-13-2013 - 7:50am
I find the word usage strange b/c I don't make my kids do anything either.

 


 


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Registered: 09-01-2002
Thu, 06-13-2013 - 8:18am

savcal2011 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">springfever2013</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"&gt;You know, I'm not sure that I would use MTV as a basis for what is the norm, lol. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;&lt;span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"&gt;I wasn't. I was using that as an indication that it is not a regional thing. It happens all over the country.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>I think that celebrating a girl's 16th birthday, maybe even with a party, is not a regional thing.  I think that celebrating a Sweet Sixteen with a lavish, over-the-top party is not a regional thing.  But I do maintain that a lavish, over-the-top party as "the norm" or as an "expected thing" or even as "common" is a regional thing.    And by regional I don't mean limited to ONE region- there may be multiple regions, of which LI is one.</p>

Um, no.  That's not true.  Aren't there any parties in your region that you're not invited to?

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Registered: 09-01-2002
Thu, 06-13-2013 - 8:23am

litlmiss_cantbewrong wrote:
  Oh dear...we are assuming it is regional because many people HERE in this cross section of where posters live, some people are saying that it is not common in their area.  YOU say it's common in your area, which would be one region of the US.  Whether you say region, state, county, area, whatever.  You want to be picky whether I say region, area, or certain place?  I don't know why, unless you are just looking for something to disagree with.  I don't think you even read my post, so I don't know why I bother to explain things out.  Additionally, if you believe people behave the same (you said they act closely) as when they are on any given reality show, then that explains a lot.</p>

Your post, while admittedly mistaken in discussing anything Spring said, was almost civil until your last sentence which as you know was catty. 

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Registered: 08-22-2009
Thu, 06-13-2013 - 8:23am

I was thinking back and my DDs missed more 1st days of school than last days.

DD1 did miss the last few days of 5th grade, she broke her collar bone the previous weekend,

The year we left Turkey school started 3 days before we were leaving the country so I did not bother starting them there.   The school district we went to in the states had started 3 weeks earlier so they ended up missing the first 3 weeks of school.

The year we moved here DH's Air Force retirement ceremony was the day that school started so they started a day late. 

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Registered: 09-01-2002
Thu, 06-13-2013 - 8:24am

litlmiss_cantbewrong wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">springfever2013</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="text-align:left"&gt;I think that celebrating a girl's 16th birthday, maybe even with a party, is not a regional thing.  I think that celebrating a Sweet Sixteen with a lavish, over-the-top party is not a regional thing.  But I do maintain that a lavish, over-the-top party as "the norm" or as an "expected thing" or even as "common" is a regional thing.    And by regional I don't mean limited to ONE region- there may be multiple regions, of which LI is one.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p style="text-align:left"&gt;Possibly. Googling Sweet 16's you find many things and cakes, which again,<strong> like you have said is not in just one region.&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote> </strong></p><p><strong>Nobody said that.  Wow you are actually doing research to prove something to no one else thinks or says.  Ok. <br /></strong></p>

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Registered: 09-01-2002
Thu, 06-13-2013 - 8:27am

springfever2013 wrote:
  I do believe it is common by me but that does not mean it does not happen in other places. THAT was my entire point. I personally think it is a lot of money, especially 2 years before college when that money could be used for that. </span></strong></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px">While everyone knows that reality shows are scripted, there are a lot of things that people on those shows actually do in their lives and act the way they do. </span></strong></p>

I watched MTV sweet 16.  I wonder how anyone can say that was scripted?  It had lots of common things rich parents (and probably a lot of very not rich parents!) do ~ like handing Junior a set of car keys near the end of the party!

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Registered: 09-01-2002
Thu, 06-13-2013 - 8:35am

litlmiss_cantbewrong wrote:
  Your entire point was one that no one disagreed with and no one was claiming that people in other regions of the country/world do not have these parties.  Again, you think and "debate" in absolutes and most posters do not do that.  </p>

Every word you wrote was wrong.  Do you ever read her posts, do you just see the word "Sprinfever" and come out swinging?  You and others certainly do that on this board.

Spring has repeated she never said it was a regional thing because ~ stick with me ~ she mentioned MTV's Sweet 16.  Everyone here has read Lauren1063 and Ducky specifically saying "It's a regional thing."  So, admonish them.  Everyone read that Bea is throwing a bangin' sweet 16 for her daughter.  Do you even read the posts here??  And while catchy, it's certainly fine if anyone speaks in absolutes.  They exist for a reason.

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Registered: 09-01-2002
Thu, 06-13-2013 - 8:37am

jamblessedthree wrote:
  So in <em>not making your kids go to school on the last day</em> you basically make up your own last day of school and leave it up to them to decide.  Interesting..  What else don't you make your kids do?  Nevermind...</p>

Good point.  I can't even imagine.

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Registered: 09-01-2002
Thu, 06-13-2013 - 8:39am

jamblessedthree wrote:
Ahh, Finals, Welcome to high school, Lol.

My oldest has finals at 11!  Times have changed since I was a coddled student.  But for the better. ;)

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