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I got new glasses this week and I really don't like them. Sigh. I hate picking out glasses because I'm so blind, when I'm trying on samples I seriously can't see myself or what I look like.

Now I'm stuck with these things for at least a year, and I was hoping to use my insurance to get new prescription sunglasses next year (I get one pair per year)

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Maybe they'll grow on you?

I hate all glasses. I'm pretty sure they don't make any that I'd ever like. lol

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I keep hoping they will, but it's been 3 days now and I still dislike them. I have a weird shaped face or something, I always have a hard time finding glasses/sunglasses that look right.

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I hate wearing glasses. But my eyes stopped tolerating contacts and I'm pretty sure I'll never be a candidate for lasik. So glasses it is.

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When I picked up these glasses, DD1 said, "I don't like them. They have lots of other ones. Better pick something else." lol

ETA: This was when I picked them up after they had already ordered them and put the prescription lenses in. So they were totally mine. No picking another!

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"BuckeyeK" wrote:

I hate wearing glasses. But my eyes stopped tolerating contacts and I'm pretty sure I'll never be a candidate for lasik. So glasses it is.

Why won't you be a candidate for lasik? What about PRK? I know there's a new thing out where they replace your whole lens to correct your vision. They're doing it for the military some with certain jobs.

If I couldn't wear contacts I'd be depressed. They're the first thing I do in the boring and the last thing I do at night!

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When I picked up these glasses, DD1 said, "I don't like them. They have lots of other ones. Better pick something else." lol

Uh oh. lol

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Why won't you be a candidate for lasik? What about PRK? I know there's a new thing out where they replace your whole lens to correct your vision. They're doing it for the military some with certain jobs.

If I couldn't wear contacts I'd be depressed. They're the first thing I do in the boring and the last thing I do at night!

I have really bad astigmatism and my eyes still haven't stopped changing. I haven't asked my eye dr in a while, but the last time I asked the answer was "No, and probably never." But I know they keep making advancements, so maybe one day. I can dream!

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I'd keep dreaming and asking. Lol My husband had LASIK. He has 20/30 vision now which is fine for driving but they still make him wear glasses to fly. lol.
I really want it, but was told to wait until I'm done having kids and breastfeeding completely.

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I really want it, but was told to wait until I'm done having kids and breastfeeding completely.

Yeah, there's that, too. Smile

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Democratic Unschooling: http://offbeatmama.com/2011/05/sudbury-schools-for-kids
Heard of unschooling, but not democratic unschooling! Interesting to say the least.

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Hmmm...that is interesting. I've considered homeschooling, but I'm not sure I could do unschooling.

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I'm not big into a huge structure with school, but any form of unschooling is going waaaaay too far in the other direction for me!

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No, that wouldn't be the right fit for me

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Homeschooling I'm still strongly considering, but unschooling? Nope. Can't do it.

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I'm already not happy with some of the things DD1 is picking up from preschool. The thing she talks about the most is how the boys have a "boys club" and how some toys are for boys and some are for girls, and that boys like blue and girls like pink. This drives me CRAZY. They sent home the snack bag and they have book with all the kids pictures and some info about each one. They were each supposed to put their favorite color. DD1 was the only girl to pick a color other than pink (her favorite is green). If she loses this part of her and her originality I would be crushed.

I want her in a learning environment where she can just LEARN, without all the peer pressure and peer criticism.

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Oh wow. That would bother me big time! I remember when doing childcare we did "all about me" pages every year. There were a few boys who picked pink as their favorite color! Having an environment where you don't truly know your favorite color is sad to me.

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Have you researched homeschooling programs? I need to get on this, as it really is something I'd like to do.

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Oh wow. That would bother me big time! I remember when doing childcare we did "all about me" pages every year. There were a few boys who picked pink as their favorite color! Having an environment where you don't truly know your favorite color is sad to me.

She talks a lot about gender roles a lot, which is something we never even addressed. We just let her be her, with no preconceived notions of what a girl should like or not like.

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Not yet. I'm making myself wait because once I get on something I tend to go full force. Wink

Though knowing me I won't go with one curriculum I'll mix and match my own.

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She talks a lot about gender roles a lot, which is something we never even addressed. We just let her be her, with no preconceived notions of what a girl should like or not like.

i know gender rolls is big in certain religions and just general family structure for some. Even in our family I know DH and I all into the stereotypical gender rolls a lot, but I don't want Aiden to fall into that. Like I really want a kitchen set for his next birthday and christmas. I don't want him to be like his father not knowing how to cook. Blum 3

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Not yet. I'm making myself wait because once I get on something I tend to go full force. Wink

Though knowing me I won't go with one curriculum I'll mix and match my own.

I probably would, too.

We are going to get some opposition when DH's family finds out. MIL was a teacher, and BIL's GF (who should be his wife, but that's a whole other story) is a teacher and has strong opinions.

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I want to find a USABLE toddler/preschool size cleaning set too. Aiden thinks it's fun, but I don't want to get just pretend stuff. If he's going to do the work, might as well make it count. Blum 3

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I probably would, too.

We are going to get some opposition when DH's family finds out. MIL was a teacher, and BIL's GF (who should be his wife, but that's a whole other story) is a teacher and has strong opinions.

The thing about it is that homeschooling is not saying that you're against teachers and against the current system, but a lot of peolpe see it that way. For some it's just recognizing that your child would do better in a different environment. And just because one school or one district is great, doesn't mean they all are. My main thing is that I worry about Aiden keeping consistent and not missing basics due to moving (which has been known to happen with military kids). Also, schools aren't great at all the locations that we'll probably end up at. The more I read about NC the more I know I wouldn't put DS at the local schools in Goldsboro. We have the potential to spend 7 years there!

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i know gender rolls is big in certain religions and just general family structure for some. Even in our family I know DH and I all into the stereotypical gender rolls a lot, but I don't want Aiden to fall into that. Like I really want a kitchen set for his next birthday and christmas. I don't want him to be like his father not knowing how to cook. Blum 3

She is in a Christian preschool. We fall into the stereotypical roles, too, but I have always tried to avoid passing that on and just letting her be her with her own interests and involvements. She has trains, trucks and tractors because she likes them, as well as dolls because she loves babies.

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I really like reading the comments on the Homeschooling section on The Pioneer Woman's site. So many different point of views and a lot of a good resources are mentioned on there.

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She is in a Christian preschool. We fall into the stereotypical roles, too, but I have always tried to avoid passing that on and just letting her be her with her own interests and involvements. She has trains, trucks and tractors because she likes them, as well as dolls because she loves babies.

I *like* being a SAHM, but I don't want DS to grow up thinking that women are supposed to stay at home and raise the kids, etc.

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The thing about it is that homeschooling is not saying that you're against teachers and against the current system, but a lot of peolpe see it that way. For some it's just recognizing that your child would do better in a different environment. And just because one school or one district is great, doesn't mean they all are. My main thing is that I worry about Aiden keeping consistent and not missing basics due to moving (which has been known to happen with military kids). Also, schools aren't great at all the locations that we'll probably end up at. The more I read about NC the more I know I wouldn't put DS at the local schools in Goldsboro. We have the potential to spend 7 years there!

His family is going to see it that way.

In your case, it completely makes sense. It will give him a great sense of stability, even as you move around.

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His family is going to see it that way.

In your case, it completely makes sense. It will give him a great sense of stability, even as you move around.

Not to mention, we actually prefer moving in "off season" (so not summer) because your stuff arrives quicker and is less likely to get damaged. A lot of military families end up being separated for a few months around PCS time so that kids can finish the year at a location or start the year at their new location. DH is not keen on that at all - and neither am I!

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You'll have to work up a good argument or else just put your foot down and tell them to be helpful or shut up. Wink

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I *like* being a SAHM, but I don't want DS to grow up thinking that women are supposed to stay at home and raise the kids, etc.

I know he won't! Smile

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Lol

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You'll have to work up a good argument or else just put your foot down and tell them to be helpful or shut up. Wink

That will be DH's job. It's his family Wink

My mom was a teacher, too, and my family probably won't like it either. But I think they have realized by now that I raise my kids MY way. They probably won't be that surprised.

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That will be DH's job. It's his family Wink

My mom was a teacher, too, and my family probably won't like it either. But I think they have realized by now that I raise my kids MY way. They probably won't be that surprised.

Pretty sure my parents are slowly recognizing that I'm "different."

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Pretty sure my parents are slowly recognizing that I'm "different."

ROFL

My parents already know about me.....

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Apparently my husband and his sister had a conversation about me and my "natural" ways today on the phone. She said she doesn't understand me, but that I'll like NC b/c she sees CDs and BWing all the time. lol

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My SIL lives an hour away from where we're moving. She's VERY mainstream, but thankfully seems to take after my ILs who don't question a parent's decision as long as it's doing no harm. Smile

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Apparently my husband and his sister had a conversation about me and my "natural" ways today on the phone. She said she doesn't understand me, but that I'll like NC b/c she sees CDs and BWing all the time. lol

lol! I'm lucky in that my hubby only has brothers, and they couldn't care less about how we parent. They both have gfs, but neither of them have kids so they don't get an opinion. It's easy to be the perfect parent when you don't have kids.

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Ah yes, very easy. lol

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My SIL lives an hour away from where we're moving. She's VERY mainstream, but thankfully seems to take after my ILs who don't question a parent's decision as long as it's doing no harm. Smile

That's good!

I'm hoping that someday, when one of my BILs does actually have kids, that I will rub off on them Smile (well, not the BILs, I am closer to the GFs anyway)

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Where is everyone else tonight? Blum 3

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Goldsboro is a pretty crappy city, but it's better than Del Rio. The great part is that it's an hour or less away from A LOT of places that are great full of museums, cool playgrounds, the BEACH, state parks for camping, and more. Thankfully I don't mind driving. Biggrin

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Ah yes, very easy. lol

We're actually starting to have a bit of an issue with one of the BILs about this. He has the maturity level of a 4 year old, so he and DD1 are starting to have issues. And I can tell he thinks we are too "lax" with DD1. It's only a matter of time, we have come close to a few altercations already.

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Where is everyone else tonight? Blum 3

No idea!

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Goldsboro is a pretty crappy city, but it's better than Del Rio. The great part is that it's an hour or less away from A LOT of places that are great full of museums, cool playgrounds, the BEACH, state parks for camping, and more. Thankfully I don't mind driving. Biggrin

I've heard NC is a great place to live! I've driven through it, it's very pretty. I bet you'll like it!

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After deserts, I can't wait to see real trees again!!! Biggrin

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I bet! Just imagine all the leaves in the fall!

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Well, I'm heading to bed. Nice chatting with you Smile

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Night Kristi! Biggrin

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"alwayssmile" wrote:

Oh wow. That would bother me big time! I remember when doing childcare we did "all about me" pages every year. There were a few boys who picked pink as their favorite color! Having an environment where you don't truly know your favorite color is sad to me.

I send Ronin with pink drink bottles, he has a doll to play with etc. In term sof toys he loves the home corner at day care but will also play with the trucks over the dolls, I think bevcause he can make truck noises better than baby noises. He is also over ruled by the girls in his class, he climbed into the water play table one day and his girls all bathed him.

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Where is everyone else tonight? Blum 3

Well considering during your night I am at work thats where I was :). I got home and found hubby hadn't bought milk like I asked so I walked to the grocery store

I am so annoyed, I have to get a molescan done to check one that the doctor was concerned about a few months back so I cleared taking next Friday afternoon off work to head up and get it done seeing as I had to be in that town for Saturday. After ringing 7 different places they either didn't have an appointment available or charge and it costs a min of $70, that doesn't include if the appoint ment runs longer or if they need to remove it. I am thinking of telling a white lie and saying that I had one place call me back and offer an appointment because of a cancellation and take the afternoon off anyway. I have so much sick leave it's not funny.

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