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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Registered: 06-27-1998
Wed, 06-19-2013 - 7:50pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px">My family doesn't shop at Abercrombie because of the trashy marketing policies, nor have the boys expressed any interest in Hollister. None of gs would by caught dead with a store name flashed across our bodies, I honestly do not get why people honk it's stylish or chic to serve as a walking billboard for a store and pay good money for the privilege. My college-age son wears the Express dress shirts.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px">Hey, still waiting to hear where you saw pictures of me. </span></strong></p>

I'm laughing at this....so funny.

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Wed, 06-19-2013 - 7:48pm

bordwithyou wrote:
Maybe it's more personal taste and how much money you have to spend. Neither my son nor I will pay the $$$ that it costs to wear Ralph Lauren polis bought new, although my husband has one I found for 5.00 at a yard sale, brand new with tags.

Both of my boys were Polo, Ralph Lauren but it's usually purchased in the outlet malls for a fraction of the cost of an actual mall.  I really don't shop much in what would consider a traditional mall anymore, here and there but usually outlet and/or stand alone stores and the web.  I think I could sum up my kids clothes in four words:  sporting, school (high school/college), uniform and polo.  Of course the school clothes are also attached to sporting, lol.

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Wed, 06-19-2013 - 3:53pm

reginageorge2005 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;I'm the only size 0 in the family.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;&lt;span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"&gt;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. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Petite sizes are generally cut smaller than women's. Because petites are smaller. But no, I'm not particularly impressed by the size of my clothing. Do you have any idea how hard it is to find my size consistently? I'm merely pointing out that while you tend to chalk up my size to genentics, there is more to it than that. Using my clothing size, which I find to be relatively consistent, is the easiest way to reference my general body size. Would you prefer me referencing a girl's size 14 as opposed to size 0-2 in ladies? I don't always wear a petite, either. Sometimes I don't need it.</p>

Actually the differences in a petite size 4 and a women's size 4 is more in the length measurements.  a petite 4 will have a shorter waist to crotch length in pants, shorter inseams.  Shirts will the shorter from shoulders to the intended waist of the garment.  Dresses intended to hit at the knees will be shorter from waist to hem.  Petite sizes are intended for women from about 5'4" and shorter, but this can vary as women can be 5'5" and 5'6" and still require a petite in pants or shirts, if they have longer legs than torsos or vice versa.

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Registered: 03-22-2013
Wed, 06-19-2013 - 3:49pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<Are teenagers IYE more interested in hanging out with an older adult than their own peers? </span></strong></p>

Doesn't "peer" depend on more than age? I have cousins that range in age from a couple years younger than my oldest sister (who is also the oldest grandchild on both sides of my family) down to 2 years older than my son.  We cousins, regardless of age, are peers in that we are in the same generational step within our family and share many common bonds.

An 18 year old is well able to be employed and through work will likely have 'peers' of all age ranges.  While I don't make besties at the drop of the hat, I have still managed to collect a solid core of friendships that began by being coworkers and these friendships have lasted decades.  Similarly, I consider Geschichtsgal a good friend and she is just a year or two older than my own son.  I have posted and socialized with her for nearly 10 years now (maybe more, since I forgot to make a note of it, never realizing you would be quizzing us later).

By the same token, I am good friends with a couple down the street who are easily in their 70s.  We have yardwork and community in common and have no problem finding reasons to socialize and spend time together.  Like Regina, I consider this wide range of friendships to add depth and flavor to my life; it would be a sad state of affairs if we were expected to remain very middle-school-ish past the age of 14 and never have any friends who don't sit next to us in English.

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Registered: 11-22-2000
Wed, 06-19-2013 - 1:02pm

Awww...thanks, you guys.  He's a good guy.  I think I'd like hanging out with him even if he weren't mine.  Smile


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Registered: 11-22-2000
Wed, 06-19-2013 - 12:57pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">I would not consider anyone who only wanted to hang out with people of their own demographic to be "social people".</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Who said that?</span></strong></p>

You did.  You didn't use the word "only", but you indicated that if they are social people, they should be more interested in people of their own age group.  

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). 


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Wed, 06-19-2013 - 11:54am
"I was thoroughly impressed with Lauren's kid." ------- Yes, he is a good egg and a nice person. When that is the case, age really isn't that relevant.
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Wed, 06-19-2013 - 11:51am

rollmops2009 wrote:
"If they are truly "social" people, they should be at ease with, be able to talk to, and be interested in all people, of all ages." ----------- Like your kid, who was very good company as well as gracious when I spent an evening with him, you and Hammer.

I was thoroughly impressed with Lauren's kid.  It was like he wasn't 20 years younger than I am ... we conversed as if he was *gasp* an adult! lol

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Wed, 06-19-2013 - 11:49am
"If they are truly "social" people, they should be at ease with, be able to talk to, and be interested in all people, of all ages." ----------- Like your kid, who was very good company as well as gracious when I spent an evening with him, you and Hammer.
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Wed, 06-19-2013 - 11:49am

springfever2013 wrote:
<p>No, I left them out on purpose and was actually going to indicate them but the point was that the things you both said are things that are considered "hanging out". </p>

Okay then I'm not sure what your point is.  

"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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