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Jun 23rd 2010 9:48AM My dog had lymphoma. Doc said $8000 for 10% chance and if she stopped responding, we would have to start over. I just couldn't justify such a high price for such little odds. I started her on prednisone instead and 9 months later like he doc said she stopped eating. When she lost 4 pounds in a week (Rottweiler) I knew it was time. It took me over 5 years before I could even think about her without crying.
Jun 21st 2010 3:25PM I did everything early. Walked at 7 months. Before I could speak properly I took my diaper off and communicated to mom that I wasn't going to wear it anymore and never had an accident. I also demanded my own bed and only shared it sporadically with my brother when his playpen happened to be too close to my crib. If you are doing it for your own convenience than fine, but make sure you don't miss the signs. You should also realize when your kid needs a gentle push towards maturity. Not exactly on topic but I've known people who continue to breastfeed and the kid is 4 years old.
May 24th 2010 9:41AM I hear that if you get gum in your hair (this happens a lot to kids who fall asleep chewing gum), you can get it out with peanut butter.
May 13th 2010 6:48PM Every experience molds your child. All that acclaim is positive reinforcement, a very powerful motivator, but you can't control what was being reinforced. I'm sure they have learned that sex sells by now even if it's subconsciously, but that's the people in the magazines, the people in the movies, the people who sing for a living... GROWN UPS. Do you really want your kid to learn that she also has that power even though she doesn't have any curves yet? Hopefully she will never encounter anyone on whom those charms would work. Why are they trying to emulate Beyonce at this age instead of whoever the Hannah Montana dancing equivalent is? I watch the show Glee and on one episode, the ruthless cheerleader coach shows how much better she is than her nemesis because she won't let her cheerleaders depend on their sensuality.
May 13th 2010 6:16PM Are you people insane? You are going after the costumes. Seriously? I have strong objections to the moves. The low grinding at the end is particularly shocking. The dancers were incredible. I fault the choreographer, and maybe even the parents. Can't tell me you never saw your kid practicing. It's cute to have a child imitate grown ups but there is a limit. What are you going to do when they want to gyrate like that at their best friend's 8th birthday party especially when they are taught by the teacher they trust and applauded. If they had been doing a ballet routine this wouldn't have been as bad so it's not the costumes.
May 7th 2010 4:19PM My brother and I had 2 Rottweilers. Despite trying to keep them apart, they mated. I took good care of her feeding her puppy food while she was pregnant for the added nutrition. Every day, I was bombarded by people asking me to let them know when she had her pups as we waddled down the street. She had 15 puppies (2 were stillborn though). Once they were big enough to be outside, I sat and on my porch surrounded by them. Not one person who had hounded me when she was pregnant was seriously interested once the pups were available. They were eating me out of house and home, getting out of the pen, destroying my house, and my brother developed an allergy. It broke my heart to do it, but I had to sell them to puppy city where I had gotten the parents. I visited them as often as I could until they were all gone.
Feb 28th 2010 9:38PM I heard that it's not a good idea to take your kid for a drive to get them to sleep. It reinforces the tendency to fall asleep behind the wheel later. Does anyone else know if this is true?
Jan 30th 2010 11:03PM If you had a job that required you to dress a certain way which btw covers more of your body than a small band on 1 finger, you would do it IF YOU WANTED TO KEEP that job. I wouldn't be surprised if the majority of the people who didn't want to wear rings also think they don't need a piece of paper (marriage license) to prove how they feel about their partner. Why not forgo the entire ceremony? It used to be expected that the woman would change her name, it's still practiced that she now be known as Mrs. The only thing the guy had to do was wear a ring and now you are trying to get out of doing even that little bit? Wow, what a hardship.
It's real simple. Give the single girls a heads up that you are married - from across the room. And if someone does come up to you with more than friendship as a goal while you are wearing the ring, you already know what kind of person you are dealing with.
Jan 4th 2010 3:45PM Didn't they have a show where all the contestants were plus sized? Why is that ok but not diversity.
Jan 4th 2010 3:42PM It's definitely up to the bachelor (or bachelorette), BUT I think a mix should be presented (not just black but other ethnic groups). If he/she rejects them that's a different story. I can see thinking it would be easier to be surrounded by people who share common experiences, but sometimes it's polar opposites that attract.