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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Thu, 06-13-2013 - 10:09am

BeaArthurisMyReligion wrote:
<p>"Handing the car keys to junior"</p><p>I'm praying my 2004 Jeep hangs in there for 2 more years so I can hand those car keys to the girl on her 16th birthday - giving her a good solid dependable Jeep to get her to dance, rehearsal, theater etc... and then FINALLY momma can get a new jeep!  (that's the plan anyway...hopefully i can make ithappen!) </p>

We have a similar plan. When he turns 16, The Boy will get my RAV4, and I'll (hopefully) finally get the two-seater convertible I've always wanted.

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Thu, 06-13-2013 - 10:23am

<We have a similar plan. When he turns 16, The Boy will get my RAV4, and I'll (hopefully) finally get the two-seater convertible I've always wanted.>

Cool Living the dream. I gave daughter RAV4 when she was 16, and bought a convertible (4 seater though).

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Thu, 06-13-2013 - 10:29am

my dream is a new Jeep Liberty with a sunroof-- and one that's ipod ready.  I love my Jeeps!

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Thu, 06-13-2013 - 10:37am

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Ahh, Finals, Welcome to high school, Lol.</span></p><p><strong><img src="/forums/sites/all/libraries/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/img/smiley-laughing.gif" alt="Laughing" title="Laughing" border="0" /> 2 out of school tests which are finished, today starts the "official" first day of summer for the high school kids. Elementary still go until next Thursday.</strong></p>

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Thu, 06-13-2013 - 10:42am

Laughing

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Thu, 06-13-2013 - 11:16am

rollmops2009 wrote:
"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." ----------- I doubt it is regional in the geographical sense. It seems more cultural/SES related.

Now that is a good point.

PumpkinAngel

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Thu, 06-13-2013 - 11:17am

<<So in not making your kids go to school on the last day 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...>>

I don't make my kids do lots of things, especially socially/friend related.  I let them make up their own minds about those sorts of things.

PumpkinAngel

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Thu, 06-13-2013 - 11:20am

emptynester2009 wrote:
<p>.  Interesting..  What else don't you make your kids do?  Nevermind...&lt;/p&gt;
</p><p><span style="font-family:comic sans ms,sans-serif; font-size:medium">There were a lot of things I did not make my kids do.  I figured there are so many things in life you do not have a choice in, especially when you are a kid that if it was something that I did not consider one of those "must dos"  the decision was up to them.  </span></p><p><span style="font-family:comic sans ms,sans-serif; font-size:medium"></span><span style="font-family:comic sans ms,sans-serif; font-size:medium">The end result of that is my children are much better decision makers in their 20's than I was because they had a lot more practice than I did in the more  authoritarian household I grew up in.  </span></p>[/quote]

I agree, I think kids should make a lot of their own decisions, especially when it comes to social (like last day parties), friends and so forth.  I may give my opinion and suggestion, but I let my kids make a lot of their own decisions, with guidance of course at their ages.  Ds1 will be making a major decision in the next year, college and I hope all of the decision making over the years helps him choose the right one for him.

PumpkinAngel

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Thu, 06-13-2013 - 11:23am

<<So in not making your kids go to school on the last day 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...>>

I don't make my kids do lots of things, especially socially/friend related.  I let them make up their own minds about those sorts of things.

You let your kids decide if they want to go to school or not? 

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Thu, 06-13-2013 - 11:23am

thardy2001 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">jamblessedthree</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;springfever2013&lt;/em&gt; wrote:&lt;/div&gt;&amp;lt;p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"&amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;&amp;amp;lt;We always did parties each year, nothing huge. My dd will be 16 next year and I would rather do a vacation of her choice then have to spend close to $10,000 for a party at a hall. &amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;gt;&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"&amp;gt;That seems like quite a lot for a birthday party.  Couldn't you do a small party at home?&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&amp;lt;p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"&amp;gt;&amp;lt;strong&amp;gt;It IS a lot IMO. Sweet 16's are a big hoopla event by me. The dress, the friends, the candle ceremonies, etc, etc. I don't think my dd would want a party at home as not sure what the kids would do as we don't have pool and she has a summer bday. &amp;lt;/strong&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;In some communities it most certainly is, ITA. <strong> No pink limosuine?  ;)</strong>&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>They do everything bigger in Texas!</p>

What does Texas have to do with anything?

PumpkinAngel

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