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I also think kids are experimenting at this age. . .what happens if I lie? What happens if I try this? I think she actually experienced the reality of lying, which is that you feel like absolute crap about it.

If you feel like she really GOT the lesson, then you're good. If you think she would try again, then that's worth coming up with more disciplinary action for.

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Thanks everyone. We will not be taking the book back. One, because she bought it with her own money. Two, because when we talked about how that was the money to buy a toy from her Grandparents she had forgotten and was upset she didnt get a toy too, so I think it is a good lesson on discussing what she wants to spend her money on with a parent first to make sure she sees all the angles. And three, the book is not what she thinks it is (it is one of those gimmicky ones with a toy that looks cooler than it is) and I think she will be disappointed with it. Yes I feel like a bad mom for even writing that, but again, I think it speaks to how lying isnt worth it.

For now we have taken her money away. It is still hers to use, but she needs to discuss with Mom or Dad first before she can spend it, so she doesnt get to keep it where she can get at it right away. There were a ton of tears and I think she feels aweful. We have the book at the moment and DH and I are in disagreement as to how she can get it back. She is in trouble for going behind my back when she thought I would say no, lying and then she freaked out and blamed the whole thing on me. I think 3 things, she should get it back in 3 weeks, DH thinks that she should have to give away some of her toys to charity to get it in exchange. He wants it to be over and done so we can all put it behind us.

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I agree with Lisa in that I think I would take the book back. Going behind my back to buy the book would not be ok to me even if she used her own money. Lying to cover it up would doubly not be ok.

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Thanks everyone. We will not be taking the book back. One, because she bought it with her own money. Two, because when we talked about how that was the money to buy a toy from her Grandparents she had forgotten and was upset she didnt get a toy too, so I think it is a good lesson on discussing what she wants to spend her money on with a parent first to make sure she sees all the angles. And three, the book is not what she thinks it is (it is one of those gimmicky ones with a toy that looks cooler than it is) and I think she will be disappointed with it. Yes I feel like a bad mom for even writing that, but again, I think it speaks to how lying isnt worth it.

For now we have taken her money away. It is still hers to use, but she needs to discuss with Mom or Dad first before she can spend it, so she doesnt get to keep it where she can get at it right away. There were a ton of tears and I think she feels aweful. We have the book at the moment and DH and I are in disagreement as to how she can get it back. She is in trouble for going behind my back when she thought I would say no, lying and then she freaked out and blamed the whole thing on me. I think 3 things, she should get it back in 3 weeks, DH thinks that she should have to give away some of her toys to charity to get it in exchange. He wants it to be over and done so we can all put it behind us.

I posted before I saw your response. I think that you handled it well.

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I dont' think i would take the book away. I wouldn't want any confusion on the fact that purchasing the book with her own money was not a bad thing. Being sneaky about it was. At this point, i think a discussion about lying, needing to be able to trust each other, and the merits of being honest are better. I also like the point about saying how you can tell when they are lying because lying is wrong and makes you feel uncomfortable.

I can think of a couple of issues i've had with lying. The worst was this elaborate plan 2 years ago when Emma did not want to go to her swim meet so she HID her bathing suit. My sister-in-law and I searched high and low for it everywhere...for like...2 hours while she knew the whole time where it was (and acted like she was helping to find it).

I was unbelievably shocked when i eventually discovered that she had purposely hid it. She was too embarrassed to verbally admit to doing it, but we had several long discussions about it, and we had her call up my sister-in-law to apologize for waisting our time.

There was another time not that long ago where Lillian had hidden a pair of these stupid dress shoes with a little heel on it in her backpack to bring to school. I went to go put something in her backpack and she practically flipped when she saw i was going to open it and discover the shoes inside. She became extremely upset when i insisted on looking in her backpack. I told her that morning that I was upset that she was not honest with me....it was picture day or something like that, so a special occasion and i would have let her bring them this once (they are totally not appropriate for little kids to be running around school and playing in). I let her bring them to school that day, but told her there would be consequences for being dishonest when she came home. I took them away from her later explaining why. I will probably return them to her soon, but with a reminder as to why we had a haitius from the 'fancy white dress shoes'.

I'm afraid that the 'trauma' of me discovering them though was memorable enough in her mind that it might push her to be more diligent about hiding things the next time....or simply refine her technique. Guess I'll find out.

I also like the emphasis on noting that you can tell when someone is lying and why.

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Thanks everyone. We will not be taking the book back. One, because she bought it with her own money. Two, because when we talked about how that was the money to buy a toy from her Grandparents she had forgotten and was upset she didnt get a toy too, so I think it is a good lesson on discussing what she wants to spend her money on with a parent first to make sure she sees all the angles. And three, the book is not what she thinks it is (it is one of those gimmicky ones with a toy that looks cooler than it is) and I think she will be disappointed with it. Yes I feel like a bad mom for even writing that, but again, I think it speaks to how lying isnt worth it.

For now we have taken her money away. It is still hers to use, but she needs to discuss with Mom or Dad first before she can spend it, so she doesnt get to keep it where she can get at it right away. There were a ton of tears and I think she feels aweful. We have the book at the moment and DH and I are in disagreement as to how she can get it back. She is in trouble for going behind my back when she thought I would say no, lying and then she freaked out and blamed the whole thing on me. I think 3 things, she should get it back in 3 weeks, DH thinks that she should have to give away some of her toys to charity to get it in exchange. He wants it to be over and done so we can all put it behind us.

Sounds like you have come to some good solutions....i too posted before i saw your response.

While on this subject can we just b*tch and complain about those stupid book fairs and how much JUNK they sell at them? I'd love for my kids to want to come home with some good books, but half the time they are drawn to the stupid flip books with 3-d glasses or the trinket table with gel pens and erasers and who knows what else...oh and posters.

I pretty much have to bargain with them to get them to buy anything of substance. Just frustrating to me because I think kids can be drawn to quality books naturally...if they aren't shown up by the silly gimmicks or pretty colored pencils. I tell them they have to buy a book if its my money, if they want the trinkety stuff, they need to use their own. It still doesn't entirely help though since, like you said, some of the books are lame and gimmicky.

Ugh, and Barbie books. I loathe the barbie books with a passion. But Nathalie LOVES them and I'm torn between my gut reaction to refuse to buy such junk, or giving into it to foster her love for reading. So far, i've bought them when thats what she says she wants, with the belief that I'll have more influence over her entire childhood than this handful of dumb books will.

ETA: I might tell her at the next book fair that if she picks a book it needs to be somethign else. With the idea of broadening her horizons LOL. "You have 3 barbie books, lets see if you can find something else you enjoy reading.....(and I loathe reading with you less)

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Sounds like you have come to some good solutions....i too posted before i saw your response.

While on this subject can we just b*tch and complain about those stupid book fairs and how much JUNK they sell at them? I'd love for my kids to want to come home with some good books, but half the time they are drawn to the stupid flip books with 3-d glasses or the trinket table with gel pens and erasers and who knows what else...oh and posters.

I pretty much have to bargain with them to get them to buy anything of substance. Just frustrating to me because I think kids can be drawn to quality books naturally...if they aren't shown up by the silly gimmicks or pretty colored pencils. I tell them they have to buy a book if its my money, if they want the trinkety stuff, they need to use their own. It still doesn't entirely help though since, like you said, some of the books are lame and gimmicky.

Ugh, and Barbie books. I loathe the barbie books with a passion. But Nathalie LOVES them and I'm torn between my gut reaction to refuse to buy such junk, or giving into it to foster her love for reading. So far, i've bought them when thats what she says she wants, with the belief that I'll have more influence over her entire childhood than this handful of dumb books will.

LOL Its a barbie book!

And I agree with everything you have said.

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Barbie books, Strawberry Shortcake books.....ugh. It's all Juliet wants. Drives me nuts.

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Good luck! You'll have to tell us how it goes. And i don't know why but for some reason i never thought I'd picture you job hunting, which is totally based on nothing rational really because I really don't know much about your work LOL. But i feel like I've known you for so long over the internet and you've been where you are for a long time, right? So i guess its just hard to picture people going somewhere else.

I've been here 4 1/2 years. So I've been on the boards longer than that! I was at Fuse before I moved to my current job. I am looking, but this job came to me, a recruiter called me after seeing my profile on LinkedIn. That's actually how I got the job I have now, too. I love LinkedIn.

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For my 6yo I let her read whatever books interest her to foster the desire to read and to improve her skill. For my 8yo, there is time that she can choose whatever she wants to read, but I have some classics that she needs to read as well. We started a summer reading program at the library yesterday that has them both excited about reading a lot this summer. We also started with me reading out loud them. I chose James and the Giant Peach. It was something that I just could not get Alyssa into. Now that I am reading it to them, she is totally interested.

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"AlyssaEimers" wrote:

For my 6yo I let her read whatever books interest her to foster the desire to read and to improve her skill. For my 8yo, there is time that she can choose whatever she wants to read, but I have some classics that she needs to read as well. We started a summer reading program at the library yesterday that has them both excited about reading a lot this summer. We also started with me reading out loud them. I chose James and the Giant Peach. It was something that I just could not get Alyssa into. Now that I am reading it to them, she is totally interested.

I want to do this with the Hobbit. Emma is a great independent reader and at her age, she pretty much picks what she wants to read and reads it. And she loves all the fantasy stuff but she has tried a couple of times to read the hobbit and never gets far into it. My sister-in-law (the same one from the swim suit saga) said she remembers her mom reading the hobbit to them. I'm thinking maybe it will be a family read along.

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If Nathaniel (who's 9) loves certain books, I read them too. I read the entire Percy Jackson series because he loves them so much and we talk about them all the time. That part is fun.

I don't say no to any books, both my kids are like their momma and love to read.

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Aside from reading, give me all your great ideas for keeping your kids busy in the summer. Particularly on those days when it is too hot to play outside for long.

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She did use her own money, which makes it so stupid, IMO. If she had asked and made it clear to me how important it was to her, I might have told her she could use her own money. Usually she just has access to the money she gets, (a quarter for a job), but I had just put $20 from her grandparents in there too. She has to use her money for treats at hot lunch and then a gift from her grandparents.....guess this book is her gift if we let her keep it.

I wouldnt be so upset if she had just taken the money and then told me she bought it with her money. It really upsets me that she tried to lie about it though. I dont want her to think that was OK.

Kyla, I have to find you this article in Parent magazine that I read not too long ago about lying. Okay, yes, there still should be a punishment of some kind. That's kind of a given, BUT this article was fascinating! It's about a child's cognitive development and although lying isn't something we dig about our kids it is a crucial part of their learning process - not only is it normal for kids that age to start with elaborate lies but it's kind of something that we as parents should (secretly) accept. Smile Like, no parent in their right mind is going to say to their kid "Good job with the lie. That's awesome." but it's far from the end of the world. It's an example of how far ahead their minds are working and how complex they can actually go with a hypothetical in their mind - maximum benefit for minimal risk!! Must find that article. Smile

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Do you have a local rec center that is air conditioned? I'd probably enroll them in some things there. Window shopping and treasure hunts at the mall. (Google "kids scavenger hunt at mall" for a bunch of great ideas & printable lists.) Time at the library once or twice a week, maybe books one day, computer time & DVDs another. Swimming lessons at a local pool.

And my favorite summer activity from my childhood in Sacramento -- take a nap in the late afternoon, and then go outside & play some more in the evening after it cools down. My grandparents lived on a cul de sac, and we'd block it off with someone's car and all the kids would ride bikes out there or we'd play ball & you'd get sprayed with a hose if you made it to second base. Ah, what wonderful memories! Except for the heat part.

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Kyla, it sounds like the natural consequences really worked out in your favor, I always love it when that happens. I almost always delay consequences for a few days with my over 5 set to see if a natural consequence will do the work for me.

Kim, the private school I work at has book fairs 2x a year but we take all the gimicky books out of it before the sale. And the teachers also get to pick books that we definitely want stocked for the sale. You should ask if your school would be willing to pull the gimicky books.

Laurie, if Nathaniel liked the Percy Jackson series he might like the Divergent series (only 2 books so far) my 2 big girls and I read them last summer and loved them. I love being able to read the same book series and then see how different each of our perception is of books

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"ftmom" wrote:

She did use her own money, which makes it so stupid, IMO. If she had asked and made it clear to me how important it was to her, I might have told her she could use her own money. Usually she just has access to the money she gets, (a quarter for a job), but I had just put $20 from her grandparents in there too. She has to use her money for treats at hot lunch and then a gift from her grandparents.....guess this book is her gift if we let her keep it.

I wouldnt be so upset if she had just taken the money and then told me she bought it with her money. It really upsets me that she tried to lie about it though. I dont want her to think that was OK.

I like the idea of having her earn it back. Sure, she spent her own money, but because she lied about it instead of asking you if she could buy it with her own money, she is now essentially having to pay double for it. While my kids have not been in a similar situation of a 'premeditated lie', I guess you would call it, my 4 year old has lied to me about little things (saying she washed her hands when she didn't, or saying she brushed her teeth when she didn't) and she absolutely gets punished for lying (even if she "ultimately" told me the truth upon lots of questioning). I want them to know it's not okay.

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I would make sure she understands it is not because she bought it, but it is because she lied about it. We really made sure our kids understood that first time what we thought about lying. They know that if they do something they are not supposed to do there will be consequences, but if they lie about it the consequence will double.

This, exactly. My 4-year old likes to say "If I tell you the truth I won't get in trouble, right?" HA! You wish. I always say, if you did something wrong you will still get in trouble, but if you lie about it you will get in twice as much trouble"

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I am not prepared at all for Easter.

I am so ready for Easter! We are going to my SIL's house in NWT (Yes, we are going further north and colder) like we did last year. They have a 2 year old and a baby. SIL ordered purdys for everyone, and since we dont eat a ton of sweets, I went to the dollar store and got some fun stuff for the kids. I am super excited!

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Today is my phone interview with the recruiter for that job I am hoping to get. . .we'll see! This is just step one.

Good luck!

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Finally made my way through all these posts...you handled it well, Kyla! Now off to read that article about lying...

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Laurie, if Nathaniel liked the Percy Jackson series he might like the Divergent series (only 2 books so far) my 2 big girls and I read them last summer and loved them. I love being able to read the same book series and then see how different each of our perception is of books

Someone else just recommended them too....good idea. He just finished the Harry Potter series too and we gave him Ender's Game as well.

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So i get home a letter today for a field trip that Lillian is taking tomorrow to the oceanside. In the letter it lists what they need. One of those things is a pair of shoes they can go into the water with...not flip flops. It suggests water shoes or a pair of sandals with backs. Ummm..you think you could give more than

We don't buy water shoes...and if my kids are going to get their feet wet, we use our flip flops. Luckily i found a pair of sandals up in her closet I think she can wear. They used to be Emma's. Unfortunately they are a nice pair of keens and I would have rather not used these for this purpose.

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So excited to realize that the green onions that I planted are ready to be picked. I picked half of them. I cut the ends off to replant. Supposedly they are supposed to regrow all year long. I cut one finely up and put it in dinner tonight. So far I have had lettuce, cherry tomatoes, and the green onions out of my garden.

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So i get home a letter today for a field trip that Lillian is taking tomorrow to the oceanside. In the letter it lists what they need. One of those things is a pair of shoes they can go into the water with...not flip flops. It suggests water shoes or a pair of sandals with backs. Ummm..you think you could give more than

We don't buy water shoes...and if my kids are going to get their feet wet, we use our flip flops. Luckily i found a pair of sandals up in her closet I think she can wear. They used to be Emma's. Unfortunately they are a nice pair of keens and I would have rather not used these for this purpose.

That would be frustrating.

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You mean, you cut the white root end off??????? That is the yummiest part! I have green onions in my greenhouse. They have sprouted. Cannot wait to eat me some.

Oh and Kim, you could always get a cheap pair of Crocs knockoffs for the water. I know how you all love Crocs down there. Smile

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The Truth About Lying
Age-by-Age Guide to Lying

Thanks. That was really interesting. I have to admit I took it maybe a bit too personally that she lied to me, but at the same time I think it was good for her to see that it hurts people when you lie to them, kwim.

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You mean, you cut the white root end off??????? That is the yummiest part! I have green onions in my greenhouse. They have sprouted. Cannot wait to eat me some.

Just above the roots. There was plenty of white left on it. I have seen several posts on Pinterest about growing year round by doing this. Overall, I do not love green onions, but everything tastes better when I know it came from my garden. The satisfaction of having grown something adds something to the taste.

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Last night DH had the audacity, the rocks, to say that I had more time to "twiddle my thumbs during the day" than he does, therefore it is easier for me to arrange the kids' lives, appointments, social outings, school commitments, birthday parties, etc. etc. etc. Did I mention I work a 9-hour day? Anyway, in the interest of true equality I have decided that he can pick up where I'm leaving off in the "organizing everybody's lives" department and see how he manages. Obviously I will have to intervene if he forgets to do stuff like get the kids to their dentist appointment or schedule Ben's shots in the fall, but with other stuff I'm actually interested to see if he even knows that 'thing' I always manage to remember is a gift that I'm somehow programmed with or if I actually have to do any work to maintain everyones' lives. I think he will be shocked to learn that I actually have to put effort into keeping all this stuff straight in my mind and written on the calendar. Smile We should put money on this actually. Mama needs a new pair of Toms. Smile

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So i get home a letter today for a field trip that Lillian is taking tomorrow to the oceanside. In the letter it lists what they need. One of those things is a pair of shoes they can go into the water with...not flip flops. It suggests water shoes or a pair of sandals with backs. Ummm..you think you could give more than

We don't buy water shoes...and if my kids are going to get their feet wet, we use our flip flops. Luckily i found a pair of sandals up in her closet I think she can wear. They used to be Emma's. Unfortunately they are a nice pair of keens and I would have rather not used these for this purpose.

So frustrating! I personally hate water shoes as I find they get sand inside them that rubs my kids feet raw. I much prefer flip flops for the water. That seems like awful short notice though, are you sure your first notice wasnt lost on the way home, or maybe your child missed the day they were handed out? If not I would probably say something to the teacher that you need more notice in the future. I know its almost the end of school, but you might help out another parent who has that teacher next year Smile

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Oh and Kim, you could always get a cheap pair of Crocs knockoffs for the water. I know how you all love Crocs down there. Smile

I totally would have done that...had i had more notice.

I own a pair of crocs....so does hubby. They are only for in the house use Smile I refuse to wear them off of my property.

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Last night DH had the audacity, the rocks, to say that I had more time to "twiddle my thumbs during the day" than he does, therefore it is easier for me to arrange the kids' lives, appointments, social outings, school commitments, birthday parties, etc. etc. etc. Did I mention I work a 9-hour day? Anyway, in the interest of true equality I have decided that he can pick up where I'm leaving off in the "organizing everybody's lives" department and see how he manages. Obviously I will have to intervene if he forgets to do stuff like get the kids to their dentist appointment or schedule Ben's shots in the fall, but with other stuff I'm actually interested to see if he even knows that 'thing' I always manage to remember is a gift that I'm somehow programmed with or if I actually have to do any work to maintain everyones' lives. I think he will be shocked to learn that I actually have to put effort into keeping all this stuff straight in my mind and written on the calendar. Smile We should put money on this actually. Mama needs a new pair of Toms. Smile

Ummmm yea, I would be ticked at that comment if I was you. I keep trying to tell DH that his life will drastically change when I go back to work, but he just doesnt get it. All that organizing takes time!

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That seems like awful short notice though, are you sure your first notice wasnt lost on the way home, or maybe your child missed the day they were handed out? If not I would probably say something to the teacher that you need more notice in the future. I know its almost the end of school, but you might help out another parent who has that teacher next year Smile

I'm 99% sure. I go through the kids folders pretty thoroughly...and this paper was dated the 29th. It also wasn't stated as "Remember to bring..." like it was something they had told us before. There is always the chance I missed it the first time though.

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I hate hate hate the last minute school requests. Drives me nuts. Once we were told, at the last minute, to send in a tennis ball can. We don't play tennis! Luckily my neighbor had an extra, but otherwise I have no idea where we would have gotten one. Very random request.

And ugh, about the "twiddling thumbs" comment. It's frustrating. The first time I got really sick to the point of being incapacitated, my husband figured out just how much I actually planned for and did as things fell apart piece by piece. I think your strategy is a good one.

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"KimPossible" wrote:

I totally would have done that...had i had more notice.

I own a pair of crocs....so does hubby. They are only for in the house use Smile I refuse to wear them off of my property.

I wear mine camping in the summer and so do the kids. They are great for water and keep thorns, mosquitoes and sunburns off their feet and toes, among other nasties. As a baby Ben had inherited a teeny pair of black Crocs, size 5 :). Cutest things ever. I know that most definitely Melis will disagree since she thinks Crocs are fugly (her word precisely).

What about Toms? Anyone here wear them? I love my Toms. Smile I just saw some cute new styles for summer - I like the pansy pattern and 'sangria' stripes pattern. Mine are just plain 'chocolate', I think it's called, which is a brownish greyish shade. They hide dirt great Smile The lacy ones are super cute too.

Today it seems like I have more twiddle time than usual, ;), since one boss is in DC and the other is just not here.

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I wear mine camping in the summer and so do the kids. They are great for water and keep thorns, mosquitoes and sunburns off their feet and toes, among other nasties. As a baby Ben had inherited a teeny pair of black Crocs, size 5 :). Cutest things ever. I know that most definitely Melis will disagree since she thinks Crocs are fugly (her word precisely).

What about Toms? Anyone here wear them? I love my Toms. Smile I just saw some cute new styles for summer - I like the pansy pattern and 'sangria' stripes pattern. Mine are just plain 'chocolate', I think it's called, which is a brownish greyish shade. They hide dirt great Smile The lacy ones are super cute too.

Today it seems like I have more twiddle time than usual, ;), since one boss is in DC and the other is just not here.

eta - that many emoticons is kind of embarrassing. I didn't realize.

We have a pair of mini blue crocs! They are hilariously tiny. They were handed down from my sister.

About toms, you know, i've seen some people wear them and think they look very casually cute, but I've tried a pair on before and I think they look a little funny on me. Probably just because i'm not used to wearing something like that.

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Its interesting to me what different definitions of "natural consequences" we all have Smile . Lisa I liked that article you posted.

Kim that's super annoying. We would be SOL too as we don't do water shoes or crocs and frankly I wouldn't buy them for one trip. I'd send mine in their keens

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"Potter75" wrote:

Its interesting to me what different definitions of "natural consequences" we all have Smile . Lisa I liked that article you posted.

Kim that's super annoying. We would be SOL too as we don't do water shoes or crocs and frankly I wouldn't buy them for one trip. I'd send mine in their keens

Are you saying a natural consequence of me marrying a man too similar to his father is getting pi$$ed off when the chauvinist in him rises to the surface? Because with that I will agree. I admit it; I saw those traits early on in our relationship, long before we got married. I sometimes wonder that despise all his wonderful qualities that 0.5% ugliness factor will get the better of us (or him, I guess is really more accurate). Or am I like way off base and totally out to lunch?

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"freddieflounder101" wrote:

I oversee the website at A&E, which means I manage the staff, budget, content, editorial, design, development, etc. I have a team that does the legwork but I'm the editorial director in terms of content and also oversee the way the whole thing runs, how we work with other departments, what the company needs from us, our strategy, etc.

Do you oversee the Facebook pages too?

They posted a pic of my Ex for Memorial Day of the First 48 page, that sure brings back memories of when he was in the Army.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151621405983909&set=a.10150196439773909.323747.6465493908&type=1&theater

I was looking through the clips on the website and found this one where he forgot to take the warrant to the Judge to sign. Kind of funny. It's been awhile since I was on the site and didn't realize those clips were out there.

Coffee Break Video - The First 48 - A&E

I have been super busy ended up working most of Memorial Day weekend and have been swamped at work because we have a deadline coming up so haven't had much time to get on.

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I just learned from the teacher's blog that Claire's class is learning about the Dutch artist Piet Mondrian today. Must be why she was talking about she and her class painting with the primary colours. Wow. Kindy's come a way since I was in it. Back in my day it was "Here's the red, blue and yellow. Go nuts."

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You are the first person I know who likes Linked In because of recruiters. I hate it because of recruiters.

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"ClairesMommy" wrote:

I just learned from the teacher's blog that Claire's class is learning about the Dutch artist Piet Mondrian today. Must be why she was talking about she and her class painting with the primary colours. Wow. Kindy's come a way since I was in it. Back in my day it was "Here's the red, blue and yellow. Go nuts."

DD's class learn about various artists throughout the year and do a pic 'in the style of' for each of them. Then at the end of the year they do an art exibit and invite all the parents.

PS. It annoys me that colours is highlighted by spellcheck.

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"ClairesMommy" wrote:

I just learned from the teacher's blog that Claire's class is learning about the Dutch artist Piet Mondrian today. Must be why she was talking about she and her class painting with the primary colours. Wow. Kindy's come a way since I was in it. Back in my day it was "Here's the red, blue and yellow. Go nuts."

My kindy kid knows all the planets, in order and what they are made of. I even had to google it to make sure she wasnt blowing smoke up my arse.
I have toms, 4 pairs actually. I love them, could wear them all the time but DH thinks they are so ugly.

If you want your DH to know what it takes, have him be the stay at home parents for a while. When Dh was getting his first masters I went back to work and he stayed home with 2 kids. The day we switched back was his "most amazing day ever" He totally gets it now.

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"GloriaInTX" wrote:

Do you oversee the Facebook pages too?

They posted a pic of my Ex for Memorial Day of the First 48 page, that sure brings back memories of when he was in the Army.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151621405983909&set=a.10150196439773909.323747.6465493908&type=1&theater

I was looking through the clips on the website and found this one where he forgot to take the warrant to the Judge to sign. Kind of funny. It's been awhile since I was on the site and didn't realize those clips were out there.

Coffee Break Video - The First 48 - A&E

I have been super busy ended up working most of Memorial Day weekend and have been swamped at work because we have a deadline coming up so haven't had much time to get on.

I don't manage the Facebook page. But that is pretty funny!

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I wish we had some new topics to debate. I tried to look for something yesterday and wasn't really inspired by anything.

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We could debate which are uglier, Toms or Crocs!

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"Potter75" wrote:

We could debate which are uglier, Toms or Crocs!

LOL While neither are my favorite...i think i have to declare "no contest" on this one...Crocs win the ugly award, calling it early due to the mercy killing rule.

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I am applying for a new position within my department today and I'm nervous. I haven't interviewed in awhile and while I haven't had the call to say they want me in for one I'm already got that pit in my stomach! I'm awful at interviews!

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I am applying for a new position within my department today and I'm nervous. I haven't interviewed in awhile and while I haven't had the call to say they want me in for one I'm already got that pit in my stomach! I'm awful at interviews!

Aww, you will do great!

DH found out about his position for next year if he stays in the school system. He will be in a school that is only 15 minutes away instead of 45 minutes.

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