Tuesday Three

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Tuesday Three
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Tue, 07-02-2013 - 8:48am

1.  Are you grouchy?
Inspired by a today show segment this morning, The actual youtube clip I got from my sister a couple weeks ago, Lol:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3v98CPXNiSk

2.  What kind of videos do you like if you rent them?

3.  How do you like your eggs?


 

 

 

 

 

 


 


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Registered: 03-27-2013
Wed, 07-03-2013 - 4:02pm

So why wait another year?  Why wouldn't they just skip aftercare in elementary school and come home if dad's going to be there?

I DID say before that he DOES come home most of the time because my dh is home for the bus. Undecided

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Registered: 03-27-2013
Wed, 07-03-2013 - 4:01pm

So what does your dd do all summer?

It all depends on the day. Why?

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Wed, 07-03-2013 - 3:59pm

pumpkinangel wrote:
I agree prom is an exception, graduation would be a lock in and the kids would be older than 17 for the most part anyway.  But in general, I think kids need to be landed for the most part by 12.30ish, that's the normal curfew for my kid.  I'm not a strict curfew person because I don't want them speeding/rushing/whatever but a general time frame and mostly the curfew is for situations that involve the girlfriend, not his guy friends.  </span></p><p><span><br /></span></p>

I don't disagree ... except that it's not only seniors that do graduation related celebrations. Their underclassmen friends do too.    But again, those are my decisions as a parent to make, not the county's decision or the city's or the HOA's.  

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Wed, 07-03-2013 - 3:57pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">So it wasn't a necessity after all?</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Well since there is no aftercare in middle school, going home is basically a necessity and not a want for all kids who use aftercare in elementary school.</span></strong></p>

But aftercare can be a need for many too and if you don't need care for them in middle school after school because of a parent being home, why would you need or want it for elementary school?

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 03-27-2013
Wed, 07-03-2013 - 3:56pm

"or go to work with dad." -------- Your dh can drag kids along to work?

Kids? He could but why? His OWN kid, yeah.

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Wed, 07-03-2013 - 3:55pm

<<IME it isn't that they're "out" (as in out and about around town) later, it's that they are at a friends' house and the movie they're waching wasn't over until midnight, so they might not get home until 12:30.  Things like that.  Or prom. Prom wasn't over until midnight, and many of the kids will go out or to a friends' house for breakfast and not get home until 2-3am.  Graduation is similar.   >>

I agree prom is an exception, graduation would be a lock in and the kids would be older than 17 for the most part anyway.  But in general, I think kids need to be landed for the most part by 12.30ish, that's the normal curfew for my kid.  I'm not a strict curfew person because I don't want them speeding/rushing/whatever but a general time frame and mostly the curfew is for situations that involve the girlfriend, not his guy friends.  


PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 12-07-2003
Wed, 07-03-2013 - 3:55pm

springfever2013 wrote:
Well since there is no aftercare in middle school, going home is basically a necessity and not a want for all kids who use aftercare in elementary school.>

It's not a necessity-- It is possible to hire someone to watch a middle school student. 

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Registered: 03-27-2013
Wed, 07-03-2013 - 3:54pm

Every middle schooler "by you" magically wakes up at 12 wanting to go to movies with friends without ever having expressed any desire to do it before then, and the parents all magically approve of their 12yo's decision?  Weird.

I have no clue as I don't know every middle schooler. I know my dd and her friends. 

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Registered: 12-07-2003
Wed, 07-03-2013 - 3:53pm

pumpkinangel wrote:
There are of course exceptions I think; school, work and with family.  What's a 16 year old going to do out after midnight?  I have a general curfew of 12.30 for my oldest now at 17, if he's coming home and if he's not, I need to know which friend is hosting the crew that night.  Why would they need to be out later?

When I was 17, I had graduated high school, and we used to hang out at a park after midnight occasionally talking and doing whatever it is that 17 yo kids do when the summer after they have graduated from high school.  What if the 16 yo has a parent in the hospital and something happens at 2am and she needs to get there as quickly as possible?  What if she's been on a road trip with an older cousin, and they are arriving home late?  There are probably a million different reasons a kid might need to be out past midnight, and if their parents approve, then the county shouldn't get to make arbitrary laws about it.

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Registered: 03-27-2013
Wed, 07-03-2013 - 3:53pm

So it wasn't a necessity after all?

Well since there is no aftercare in middle school, going home is basically a necessity and not a want for all kids who use aftercare in elementary school.

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