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: 03-27-2013
Wed, 06-19-2013 - 11:23am

I think I started out as a surrogate Mom person to Sara, but what has developed is more of an egalitarian relationship that I can't think of any better word to describe than "friendship."

That's nice but basically she "hung out" with you originally because she considered you a "mother" more than a friend. Thanks Laughing

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Registered: 10-05-2007
Wed, 06-19-2013 - 11:23am
"we do have fun and that doesn't have to involve drinking. " Why couldn't you do that with a friend who is 18 or 70?

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Ducky

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Wed, 06-19-2013 - 11:22am

"but most 18 year olds are more interested in...."How do you know what most 18yo are interested in? You aren't even friends with any (by your own admission).

Friends to the point that I 'hang out" with someone that age as much as other posters have said they do. 

Are teenagers IYE more interested in hanging out with an older adult than their own peers? 

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Wed, 06-19-2013 - 11:22am

springfever2013 wrote:
O.kay. Does size of clothes impress you that much that you have to announce it so many times? I could care less about the size it says inside my clothes as I wear all different sizes for different things. Also, petite sizes are different than women's.

Not all women who wear size 0 wear petites.

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Wed, 06-19-2013 - 11:20am

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">"Does size of clothes impress you that much that you have to announce it so many times? I could care less about the size it says inside my clothes " You do realize that these posts are in response to your never ending diatribes about your weight ... right?</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Would you like to quote me where I said the size of my clothes? Ummm...yeah, you can't because I have never said it and wouldn't find the need to a few times in the last few days. I know a woman like this from work that constantly has to tell others how she is a size 0 or size 2. I guess people think that impresses others but I personally could care less as I know people in a size 10 who look a lot better than someone in a size 2. And, again, petite sizes are different so you can say any # you want but they are not the same.</span></strong></p>

You don't need to quote the size of the clothes when you are incessantly posting pictures of itty bitty teeny weenie yellow polka dot bikinis.

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Registered: 03-27-2013
Wed, 06-19-2013 - 11:20am

"About the only thing i can't do with the 18yo is have a drink ..." Perhaps that's the only thing that Fevergirl and her *friends* do.

Nah, but we do have fun and that doesn't have to involve drinking. 

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Wed, 06-19-2013 - 11:20am

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Converse. Share stories. Sit together at a ballgame or other event.  Chat when sitting poolside.  Talk about our lives.  Have a meal.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Nice. So basically just talking. And an 18 year old is really interested in being with a 40 + year old adult so much? Hmmm...I can see maybe here and there at a party or such but most 18 year olds are more interested in hanging out with their own friends (if they are social people, of course). </span></strong></p>

Aren't many friendships based upon conversation? How does one get to be friends and share their lives if they remain mute? 

And who indicated that an 18yo is with a 40+ year old "so much"?   I don't have to spend hours and hours and hours with someone each week to consider them a friend.  Heck, I have very very very dear friends with whom I spend only  a few hours a year ... but it's the conversations with those dear friends that keeps us close.

Hanging out is not the definition of friendship.

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Registered: 12-07-2003
Wed, 06-19-2013 - 11:18am
I see girls like this on campus. They are a size 4 or so, but still look quite flabby. They are fairly small and probably have a good BMI according to online calculators, but they clearly weigh more than the ideal for their height. On the other hand, there are some girls wearing size 10, who are super fit and muscular, but probably are either at the high end or over the good BMI range according to calculators.
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Wed, 06-19-2013 - 11:18am
"Would you like to quote me where I said the size of my clothes?" You might have a point if I had said that you gave the size of your clothes.....

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Wed, 06-19-2013 - 11:18am
I have a close friend who just turned 21. We don't have quite the same relationship as I have with my friends who are say between 35-75, which is approx 20 years on either side of my age, but we have a close relationship. Her Mom was a close friend of mine in grad school who died of cancer when Sara was 13. I made a scrapbook of memories of Sara's mother for her and gave it to the Dad at the funeral, and he gave it to Sara when she graduated high school. Sara reached out to me via Facebook, and we've become close. We talk on the phone maybe once a month and see each other a couple of times a year. I think I started out as a surrogate Mom person to Sara, but what has developed is more of an egalitarian relationship that I can't think of any better word to describe than "friendship." I also have a few friends in their late 70s and early 80s.

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