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Fri, 01-17-2014 - 10:09am

Plans for the weekend?

What did you think of the Golden Globe winners and Oscar noms?

Is there some big event happening in your life in 2014? Any major plans you're looking foward to?

What unusual stuff is going on at work right now?

"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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Fri, 01-17-2014 - 8:08pm

There are many scholarships, I haven't even begun to explore all that's out there or if my kiddo will be eligible for one if she starts at a community college.

The guidance counselors said there are so many and that you will find the same people winning all of them because no one looks into the smaller ones and ones all around as they don't want to take the time to do that and apply. Even $200 will help. Kids don't realize that.

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Fri, 01-17-2014 - 8:09pm

I imagine my DD will need a car for a job or/and school. But the Y is in walking distance, sadly the zip dip ice cream store is not. So next Summer is going to be an interesting one, And she wants to still horseback ride too.. and camp.. and.....

My dd is lucky that she can get a job at many places she can walk to. She already has her eye on one. lol. College would take a car though if she would stay home. 

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Fri, 01-17-2014 - 8:14pm

I'm sorry but that's insane.  And if my kid tells me she has a ride then calls me and asks me to pick her up it's typically b/c the other arrangement fell through, this has happened with school dances.  Am I supposed to keep her stranded b/c she didn't keep the first arrangement?  I don't aim for perfect, I bend the rules so many times for my kids and I've got good kids. 

ITA. An example is today my dd called me at 4:50 asking me if I can leave work early to pick her up as practice ended early (makes no sense as my dh had to wait until 4:20 yesterday to pick her up from 4:00 practice lol). I leave at 5. I was not leaving any earlier than 5. There were kids still waiting to be picked up and the principal was actually outside picking up trash lol. She had to wait 25 mins before I got there from the time she first called. She lived. Practices don't usually change that drastic though that she would change her plans but yes, she has called from parties saying she wants to come home earlier than the actual end time. One of us either goes to get her. I don't plan things that require us to go very far away from where she is at during those times as, yes, kids change their minds and there is no reason they should have to stay someplace when they don't want to just because I have other plans. Besides work and other emergencies, my kids come first and I even sometimes leave early so I can do a pick up or go to a meet. That is part of my job now and I seem to be the dying few ones that actually take it seriously and don't tell them to find someone else to do my job.

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Fri, 01-17-2014 - 8:26pm

blackandwhitemolly wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px">I'm sorry but that's insane.  And if my kid tells me she has a ride then calls me and asks me to pick her up it's typically b/c the other arrangement fell through, this has happened with school dances.  Am I supposed to keep her stranded b/c she didn't keep the first arrangement?  I don't aim for perfect, I bend the rules so many times for my kids and I've got good kids. </span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px">ITA. An example is today my dd called me at 4:50 asking me if I can leave work early to pick her up as practice ended early (makes no sense as my dh had to wait until 4:20 yesterday to pick her up from 4:00 practice lol). I leave at 5. I was not leaving any earlier than 5. There were kids still waiting to be picked up and the principal was actually outside picking up trash lol. She had to wait 25 mins before I got there from the time she first called. She lived. Practices don't usually change that drastic though that she would change her plans but yes, she has called from parties saying she wants to come home earlier than the actual end time. One of us either goes to get her. I don't plan things that require us to go very far away from where she is at during those times as, yes, kids change their minds and there is no reason they should have to stay someplace when they don't want to just because I have other plans. Besides work and other emergencies, my kids come first and I even sometimes leave early so I can do a pick up or go to a meet. That is part of my job now and I seem to be the dying few ones that actually take it seriously and don't tell them to find someone else to do my job.</span></strong></p>

That is so right! You preach it sister! My kids never come first and I'm so proud of it!  I never take it seriously. You can tell because my kids are uneducated, stupid, irresponsible hoodlums that will never amount to anything in life.

<<sarchasm disclaimer>>

"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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Fri, 01-17-2014 - 8:31pm

That is so right! You preach it sister! My kids never come first and I'm so proud of it!  I never take it seriously. You can tell because my kids are uneducated, stupid, irresponsible hoodlums that will never amount to anything in life.

<<sarchasm disclaimer>>

Really? Why do you have always go that way? It seems you get mad at my response and just have to answer with sarcasm. BAER.

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Fri, 01-17-2014 - 8:44pm
There are so many scholarships, No two plans are alike. Many require you to immediately invest them too - which is a win/win for us b/c we already have money stuffed away.

 

 

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Fri, 01-17-2014 - 9:16pm

I thought your kids had friends, Aren't they in ap classes? Aren't they already on the path towards greatness? Silly me, all these years and all you've had to say about them.

 

 

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Fri, 01-17-2014 - 9:22pm
One mad banshee is one too many, Lol. Just surrender now while you still can...

 

 

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Fri, 01-17-2014 - 10:11pm
My older one was very social and by the time he was in high school there were always times when he would call and ask could he stay late for a chemistry review session or balk game or go out for a snack with friends after school and he'd find a ride home. Or times when is go to pick him up and he'd come up to the car and ask whether we could give Blake and Eli a ride, and of course the answer was yes. I'd give kids rides home lots of times, and mine got rides from other people lots of times. All the other parents knew each other, and nobody minded. No kid ever got stranded, so I guess it all worked. I can't imagine resenting driving one of the kids' friends home.
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Fri, 01-17-2014 - 10:19pm
Are we talking high school kids walking a few miles during decent weather? Boo hoo. We have two cars for three people and every once In awhile someone walks. Walking two or three miles is not going to hurt a healthy kid. My husband and I take the dogs out on a 2.7 mile walk around the lake near our house almost every weekend day.

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