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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Wed, 06-19-2013 - 11:49am

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;Hanging out is not the definition of friendship.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p style="text-align:left"&gt;&lt;strong&gt;&lt;span style="font-size:x-small"&gt;&lt;span&gt;A friend is someone you usually spend a lot of time with so you spend a lot of time with 18 year old kids and consider them friends?&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Friendship, ime, isn't defined by how much time one spends together - hell, I spend a LOT of time with my coworkers, some of whom I don't consider friends (although we are friendly). Friendship is, imo, defined by a bond the two people share.  sometimes that bond is very deep. Sometimes it is based upon mutual interests. Sometimes it is based upon shared experiences. Sometimes it is based upon common beliefs. Sometimes you can't even pinpoint why you're friends you just know you are ...</p>

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Wed, 06-19-2013 - 11:44am

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". 

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Wed, 06-19-2013 - 11:41am

reginageorge2005 wrote:
Yup. Petites are sized differently. And not all stores carry petites.

Or short lengths.  It's one of the reasons I buy most of my clothes online.  Also, I got kind of fed up when I went to JC Penney's a few years back and all of their petite pants had elastic in the waist.  

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Wed, 06-19-2013 - 11:41am

I would not consider anyone who only wanted to hang out with people of their own demographic to be "social people".

Who said that?

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Wed, 06-19-2013 - 11:40am

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">"Friends to the point that I 'hang out" with someone that age as much as other posters have said they do. "  Who here has indicated how much they hang out with someone that age?</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">I consider these things "hanging out": What is YOUR definition of hanging out then?</span></strong></p><p><strong>RG-we go to lunch or breakfast or dinner. We shop. </strong></p><p><strong>Savcal-Sit together at a ballgame or other event.  Chat when sitting poolside. Have a meal.</strong></p><p><strong><br /></strong></p>

I didn't indicate that I "hanging out" isn't something friends do. But it isn't the only thing and it definitely isn't what a friendship is based upon.  You'll note that in my original response on this subject .. the one you partially quoted ... that I also said we "Converse. Share Stories. .... Talk about our lives."   Funny how you left that part off here ...

 

ETA: And none of my posts have indicated anything about how much time is spent on the "hanging out" portion of the friendship ... The post you quoted contained examples of things one might do with an 18yo friend.

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Wed, 06-19-2013 - 11:40am
"Are teenagers IYE more interested in hanging out with an older adult than their own peers?" -------------- It is not either/or. Most of the teens I know hang out with people of various ages.
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Wed, 06-19-2013 - 11:39am

rollmops2009 wrote:
"They are a size 4 or so, but still look quite flabby." ---------- That is VERY common here. Around here it is usually because they constantly diet, but never really work out.

I've always been thin, but b/c I now work out consistently, I'm toned. I honestly prefer almost 40 year old body to the body I had 20 years ago...

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Wed, 06-19-2013 - 11:36am

geschichtsgal wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">reginageorge2005</em> wrote:</div>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.</blockquote></p><p>Exactly.  There are some stores that carry both petites and regulars w/ short inseams.  There is a big difference between the two.  Despite being short and sometimes wearing petite pants, petite shirts almost never fit me-- my shoulders are too broad.</p>

Yup. Petites are sized differently. And not all stores carry petites. 

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Wed, 06-19-2013 - 11:36am
"Nice. So basically just talking." -------- What else are you supposed to do with friends? The whole point, for me, of seeing my friends is so I can talk to them. This is the case, regardless of my friend's age.
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Wed, 06-19-2013 - 11:36am

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). 

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.  I would not consider anyone who only wanted to hang out with people of their own demographic to be "social people".  


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