Humpday Headaches ...

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Humpday Headaches ...
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Wed, 07-23-2014 - 11:05am

I have a lingering, but not bad, headache today. I got new glasses yesterday and that may be the cause.  I also may have to take them back to be adjusted or even remade, because my left eye isn't focusing right in them.  But, I'll give it another day or so.   Anyone else have a really hard time adjusting to new glasses? I go through this every time. Ugh.

So, fluff for relief ...

Do you know how to ride a horse? When was the last time you did so?

Do you know how to ski? When was the last time you did so?

Did you ever have some weird or odd one-time job? Or do anything odd to earn money for a summer as a kid?

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Thu, 07-24-2014 - 1:32pm

You must be speaking for yourself (or should I say your ex) as I know PLENTY of people who have not and can not save for college and the kids are either helping or are paying now or will pay later for college.

That's true.  Jean Chatzky raises a lot of good points and common sense about finances and goals.  She's said that too. 

 


 


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Thu, 07-24-2014 - 1:35pm
I should add that I don't think work (in and of itself) is what kids need to build a good work ethic, character and integrity. But I think when a study tells you that more kids than ever are tied to material possessions and not working for things it sends a message to me of how far removed I want my kids from that. Lol.

 


 


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Thu, 07-24-2014 - 1:38pm

I think it depends on the sport, school and the level of playing, neither of my kids would easily make a 6pm start time at work.  Games routinely start at 4.30-7pm depending on the sport and practice runs until 5.30-6pm on a regular basis.  

Yep, that was what I was speaking of, practice. Your kids have games everyday?

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Thu, 07-24-2014 - 1:39pm

blackandwhitemolly wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">I do to, (play sports and work) but it's usually the kids who have to work not need to work...ime.  My older son has a job this summer, but won't continue it once school starts, I don't want my kids working during the school year, way too many other things going on for both of them.  They do volunteer a certain number of hours each semester and in the summer though.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">So you will supply everything he needs and wants for 4 years during the school year?</span></strong></p>

I see you are leaping today, lol  We have supplied and will continue to supply their needs for much more than four years, my kids are 18 and 16 years old.  I have never and will never supply all they want.

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Thu, 07-24-2014 - 1:40pm
blackandwhitemolly wrote:
<p>My dd is in sports and she can easily work 3 hours a day after that if she would like. She actually applied to the library where she can take the bus from sports to and work 6-9. </p>

So, if she's in school until 4ish, sports after that, and works from 6-9, when does she study? (times are estimates - not intended to be a quote from you)

School ends at 1:40 and sports do not start until 3:00. She does (and would) her homework and studying in between that time.

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Thu, 07-24-2014 - 1:40pm
blackandwhitemolly wrote:
<p>My dd is in sports and she can easily work 3 hours a day after that if she would like. She actually applied to the library where she can take the bus from sports to and work 6-9. </p>

So, if she's in school until 4ish, sports after that, and works from 6-9, when does she study? (times are estimates - not intended to be a quote from you)

School ends at 1:40 and sports do not start until 3:00. She does (and would) do her studying and homework during that time. 

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Thu, 07-24-2014 - 1:41pm

savcal2011 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">jamblessedthree</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;College savings isn't what the theory that kids work less today is tied too. If I can find the link I will post it...&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>It's one of the things MY theory is tied to ... </p>

You and your limited experiences are your own study.  Rofl. 

 

 

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Thu, 07-24-2014 - 1:42pm
blackandwhitemolly wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">I do to, (play sports and work) but it's usually the kids who have to work not need to work...ime.  My older son has a job this summer, but won't continue it once school starts, I don't want my kids working during the school year, way too many other things going on for both of them.  They do volunteer a certain number of hours each semester and in the summer though.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">So you will supply everything he needs and wants for 4 years during the school year?</span></strong></p>

I see you are leaping today, lol  We have supplied and will continue to supply their needs for much more than four years, my kids are 18 and 16 years old.  I have never and will never supply all they want.

I was speaking only of your oldest child who will be in college this year. You will pay for his college, food, dorm, car, clothes, necessities, wants all four years that he is in college?

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Thu, 07-24-2014 - 1:44pm

Oh no, Not mention of the next school year already!  :D

 

 

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Thu, 07-24-2014 - 1:47pm

blackandwhitemolly wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">I think it depends on the sport, school and the level of playing, neither of my kids would easily make a 6pm start time at work.  Games routinely start at 4.30-7pm depending on the sport and practice runs until 5.30-6pm on a regular basis.  </span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Yep, that was what I was speaking of, practice. Your kids have games everyday?</span></strong></p>

Based on my kids practice schedule, they couldn't easily make a 6pm work start with practice, so that's why I said it depends on the school, sport and level of playing,  I then added into the situation, the timing of games, which would further complicate easily making a 6pm start for work.  Practice + games is not equal to easily getting to a 6pm work start ime.  They have practice or games usually 6 days a week in season, both of which would prevent them from easily making a 6pm start time...which again, is why I said it depends on the school, sport and level of playing.

Get it now?

PumpkinAngel

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