I was fifth out of six. I'm never really sure how to interpret the birth order traits when you are somewhere inside of a large pack. I can see a few of the stereotypical traits in the oldest, but it falls apart after that.
I'm not really sure I understand this question. If I said that I didn't think there are right choices for me, does this imply that any random decision would be perfectly OK?
I married a great guy for me. We've been happily married for 30 years. There were other people I could have married, but since I didn't, I don't know what the outcome would be. For sure, I could have married somebody far worse.
I made a career choice to do something I love. It seems...
I'm an atheist and I'll say something like "I'm thinking of you" or "I'm keeping you in my heart."
I don't mind prayer requests for what seem to me to be serious problems. People who are sick, out of a job, etc. Prayer requests for every minor thing do get on my nerves. I've got on FB relative who asks for prayers if she needs to take her dog for its annual shots, or for her kids' performance in the school play.
Hate it. I work full time out of the home. The place is generally a wreck, so getting ready for party mode is a major big PIA of tidying and cleaning. I don't like or have time to plan and shop. I don't like crowds and dh and I have huge families, so having them all over makes me claustrophobic in my own home.
I did most of the kids' bd parties out at bowling alleys, crafts places, etc. It was well worth the money to not have to deal with it.
I had my kids in in-home daycares for many years. Frankly, I would find a request for me to fix up the owner's house pretty weird and sort of offensive. I paid them to take care of my kids, keeping up their home isn't my problem. It's not like it's a co-op preschool or something.
If it were a bartering situation, that would be a little more acceptable to me, but free time is our most precious commodity. You might find people who were willing to exchange some...
The remodel is not some luxury for you. It is a business expense for the business which brings in a substantial portion of your income. If I were a parent, I would not want my child spending their days in rooms that are as you describe.
The gun is not a need. It's a want.
A decent, functional, reliable truck on a ranch is a need related to earning your livelihood. A new truck is a want.
I understand that your husband is a great guy and a hard...
I agree with many of the others. Please don't take this personally. You've decided to do something nice for a charity of your choice. That's your decision and it's commendable.
Other people get to decide how to funnel their charitable contributions. Dh and I decide every year which charities we will support, we write a few large checks, and that's that. I prefer to support a few causes substantially over giving a dollar or two to a million.
I seriously doubt your public school covered these issues in the manner or detail that OWL does. I'm very liberal. We've been open and honest with the kids about sex from a very early age. Still, I have to admit, I was privately a bit taken aback when we had to preview the OWL materials. I think it's great stuff and I'm glad my kids are participating. As I tell my kids, I've made bad decisions from having too little accurate information, but never from having too...
I hate moving with a passion, so I would want to get settled someplace and not plan to move in a couple of years when the baby came.
I will admit that I also would not want to live in a big city. I don't enjoy living in close proximity to many people and like my space. I would not want to live in an area with a high crime rate. If you end up having to pay for parking for your one car, that will likely negate any difference in rental costs.
For me, finding...