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 - 1:48pm

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

;)

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Thu, 07-24-2014 - 1:49pm

blackandwhitemolly wrote:
<blockquote><div style="font-weight:bold"><em>blackandwhitemolly</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;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. &lt;/p&gt;</blockquote><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"></p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">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)</p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"><strong>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. </strong></p>

She would only spend a little more than an hour on homework/studying a night?  

PumpkinAngel

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Thu, 07-24-2014 - 1:49pm

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?

So when DID they (or he (whoever has worked for pay and/or volunteer) work in the past?

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Thu, 07-24-2014 - 1:50pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">savcal2011</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&gt;&lt;div class="quote-author"&gt;&lt;em class="placeholder"&gt;jamblessedthree&lt;/em&gt; wrote:&lt;/div&gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;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...&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;It's one of the things MY theory is tied to ... &lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>You and your limited experiences are your own study.  Rofl.  </p>

Well given that she has a college student, college savings plan and a kid that works....wouldn't that be more than your limited experience of well....what exactly?

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Thu, 07-24-2014 - 1:50pm

She would only spend a little more than an hour on homework/studying a night? 

Most often, yes. All the time, no.

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Thu, 07-24-2014 - 1:53pm

blackandwhitemolly wrote:
<blockquote><div style="font-weight:bold"><em>blackandwhitemolly</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"&gt;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,<strong> I don't want my kids working during the school year, way too many other things going on for both of them.</strong>  They do volunteer a certain number of hours each semester and in the summer though.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;&lt;span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"&gt;So you will supply everything he needs and wants for 4 years during the school year?&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"></p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">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.</p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"><strong>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?</strong></p>

See again, I answered the question you asked, lol.  I was actually speaking of both of my kids, hence the plural use of the word kid into kids.  Again, we have and will continue to pay for all of their needs and again, we would never pay for all of their wants. 

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Thu, 07-24-2014 - 1:55pm

blackandwhitemolly wrote:
<p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">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.</p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Get it now?</p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"><strong>So when DID they (or he (whoever has worked for pay and/or volunteer) work in the past?</strong></p>

Again, this is the first year the oldest has gotten a job, this summer.  I said that posts ago.  They volunteer here and there when they can, it depends on what the volunteer opportunity is, they are mostly on the weekends though.

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Thu, 07-24-2014 - 1:55pm

blackandwhitemolly wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">She would only spend a little more than an hour on homework/studying a night? </span></p><p style="text-align:left"><strong><span style="font-size:x-small"><span>Most often, yes. All the time, no.</span></span></strong></p>

How many classes does she have that she can only spend an hour doing homeworking and studying a night?

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Thu, 07-24-2014 - 1:57pm

pumpkinangel wrote:
<p>I've heard of a few kids this past year having  hard time getting into the college of their choice, despite having good grades and a gpa, the lack of activities has really hurt them.</p><p>I don't know how hard it is to get a job in my area, my older son applied for only one job and got that job, but I do see lots of help wanted signs at a variety of places for teens to work.</p>

The Girl got the first, and only, job she applied for.  She got hired just hours after she applied and interviewed. I groaned, becasue she is going to always think it's that easy ... lol

We have a pretty low unemployment rate here, so I expected it to be harder for teens to get a job. But from observations of her friends, it's not hard at all.  If you're willing to work hard and at potentially menial jobs.

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Thu, 07-24-2014 - 1:59pm

See again, I answered the question you asked, lol.  I was actually speaking of both of my kids, hence the plural use of the word kid into kids.  Again, we have and will continue to pay for all of their needs and again, we would never pay for all of their wants. 

So basically you provide the entire 4 years of college, during the school year, for their needs and SOME of their wants. Gotcha.

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