Helicopter Parenting

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Sat, 02-23-2013 - 6:56am

In an effort to move on from the other thread, Lol......  What is helicopter parenting IYO?  Do you see it only at school or in other settings as well?  What does it look like?  Provide examples if you can, Thank you. 

 


 


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Mon, 02-25-2013 - 5:46pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>thardy, Don't bother.  Manwich and calling oneself a "foodie" are mutually exclusive. </p>

What does manwhich and/or foodie have to do with the discussion?

PumpkinAngel

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Mon, 02-25-2013 - 6:36pm

I think they're just concerned about your closeminded attitude to a unique friendship opportunity, because everyone knows having children is just a way to expand your group of friends...because 90min on the weekend with parents of your children's friends is a deeply enriching friendship experience...or not. Once my kids were in school, I was happily a dump and run parent once I insured the safety of my child at the party, e.g. it was well-supervised and they did not need my help. I gladly dumped my kids off at a party even of close personal friends and they reciprocated for our children's parties. I live in the Northeast US, the same region as Haz, Jam and Thardy.

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Mon, 02-25-2013 - 6:36pm

Because I'm bored ... here are a few pics of my local wine bar. Love this place.

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Mon, 02-25-2013 - 6:36pm

I'm thinking Sex and the City type outings with a close group of women friends. I've gone to a few of those and they are much more fun than hanging with other parents at a child's bd party. Heck, even when I'm the designated driver, they are much more fun than children's bd parties.

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Mon, 02-25-2013 - 7:21pm

who's icing that red wine?  

we had similar wine on ice in buckets at my wedding-- got big fancy silver tubs.. very nice... very fun... from what I remember ;-)

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Mon, 02-25-2013 - 7:25pm

BeaArthurisMyReligion wrote:
<p>who's icing that red wine?  

Red wine can and, according to more than a few "experts" should, be served slightly chilled.  The rule of thumb I go by is to take whites out of the fridge and hour before serving and to put reds in the fridge and hour before serving.

 

Holy bad comma placement, Batman!

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Mon, 02-25-2013 - 7:25pm

yeah I know.. but I have a hard time with a chill on my reds... probably b/c I mostly drink my reds in winter to warm up so I like that warm full feeling they have,.. and my whites in summer.. when there is nothing better than a very cold pinot grigio on the deck with a dinner of grapes, brie and crackers... God I miss summer.... this winter is endless...

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Mon, 02-25-2013 - 8:29pm

Ok, Those wine buckets look kinda fun actually.

 


 


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Mon, 02-25-2013 - 10:21pm

I like my reds slightly chilled when I'm not pairing with dinner. 

And while I don't drink Franzia White Zin, I have been trying some boxed wines. I think the best I've had so far is Bota Box Shiraz. I keep it in the fridge, pour a glass, wait half an hour and then enjoy. Black Box Sauvignon Blanc isn't half-bad, either--far more full-bodied than I expected.

Go ahead, judge me. It's so freaking economical, though, seriously. 

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Tue, 02-26-2013 - 3:13am

"Go ahead, judge me. It's so freaking economical, though, seriously."

No judgment from me. In Greece you can still buy "hima" wine in many grocery stores and liquor shops. You bring your own bottle (often an empty water bottle) and they fill it for you from a barrel. It is very inexpensive usually. The quality varies a great deal, but it is a bit of a sport to find the best barrel in the neighborhood, because if you hit a good one, it can actually be very, very good. The most common variety of red wine here in Attica is Nemea, and it is usually really nice, similar to a Cabernet/Syrah mix.

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