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post #81 of 2728
I think there is a lot to be said for in-person interaction, especially in modeling social skills for our children. I didn't know that society frowned upon internet interaction, though. Hmm.
post #82 of 2728
Eh, I'm neglectful? Not something I really worry about.
post #83 of 2728
I've got two more hours. I bled onto my pants though. Fun. Thank God I have so many clothes in my trunk... Why I have so many clothes in my trunk, I have no idea. FML I'm ready to go home. LOL
post #84 of 2728
Ash, do you live in military housing?

I feel pretty crappy about my wastefulness/high spending on food. As long as I work, we will have no money worries thankfully. I suppose we should save up... but we're paying off all debt as quickly as possible and using every penny towards that. If things continue how they are, we should have all debt (minus our mortgage) paid off by mid next year. I'd be thrilled. It's just keeping up this routine I have to learn to live with. :-P
post #85 of 2728
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Originally Posted by birdhappy85 View Post

I think there is a lot to be said for in-person interaction, especially in modeling social skills for our children. I didn't know that society frowned upon internet interaction, though. Hmm.

I agree that in-person interaction is way different.  But I think the idea of the picture was to try and de-vilify internet relationships that moms form- like ours in this group!  My dh regularly makes quips about my internet friends- basically saying that they aren't real friends b/c I've never met them. 

post #86 of 2728
Nicole, bleeding sucks

Joanie, you only have the truly crazy schedule for 2 more months, right? Then garden variety struggle?
post #87 of 2728
Sara, how are things with you and Sara ever since that blow-up night?
post #88 of 2728
I think online friends are just as real as "IRL" friends. I've met a very large # of people in person who I started out talking to online. They never disappoint. :-) (online dating was a diff story, lol) I've even traveled to Canada to meet up with online friends. We've been friends for over 10 years. We still talk more often than me and my IRL friends. In that way, I think socializing online can even create stronger and lasting connections.
post #89 of 2728
Yes, Sara, 2 more months. But I'm sure my "crazy" won't just go away once I graduate... I hate working the 8:30-5:30+commute FT schedule and I don't think that will stop. Lol
post #90 of 2728
Joanie- my husband is a civilian DoD employee, so we are not military even though he technically works FOR the military. So we most definitely still have a mortgage.

Sara I was wondering how things are going also.

Re: Internet relationships- if I didn't talk to friends on Facebook or you guys here I most definitely would not have a full cup when it comes to making connections with other moms and being social. The more kids I have the less time I have to devote to my relationships in person, it's not a priority in my life right now, but the way I can interact without needing to set aside a specific time makes that ok for me.
post #91 of 2728

I am super busy today at work, but I wanted to chime in on online friends. If I didn't have online friends, I'd have almost no friends. Who has the time?? I see maybe two people IRL, and one is only because we do lots of kid stuff together. And I am okay with being addicted to my smart phone. Oh, and I hate wearing real pants. No need for that when you socialize online. Also, I may be a hermit. 

post #92 of 2728
Um, I just went to pick up our yearly Epi-pens. $140. I literally just looked at the pharmacist like she was insane and walked away empty handed.

How can something so needed and important cost so much? That's criminal!
post #93 of 2728
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 Also, I may be a hermit. 

:rotflmao

 

I agree about the friends I've made online!  And I completely believe we will meet IRL sometime. I'm serious about a spring or early summer meet up at my house.

 

Sara, I was going to ask as well.  I was wondering how childcare and finances are going between you two.

post #94 of 2728
Ash, I'm so sorry you weren't able to pay for the Epipens today! Ugh! I hate refilling mine every year... They suggest you have more than one lying around, so not only is one ungodly expensive (even with insurance!) but two is just ridiculous... and I haven't ever used one, so that's a GOOD thing but annoying at the wasted money. LOL
post #95 of 2728
They gave us Auvi-Q this time. I like the concept but I'm wondering if it would be cheaper just to stick with Epi.
post #96 of 2728
Is that the one that speaks instructions aloud to you? I saw something about one like that on Dr. Oz a few months back and I was very intrigued... Btw, Ash, if you're trying to make me laugh out loud like a dumb*** at my work desk then you succeeded. I.love.Snapchat.
post #97 of 2728
I'm alright. Finances and text fighting may have contributed to my pissiness earlier.

Does anyone remember having a mom who was on the phone a lot? I think Internet friends are kind of the same thing.
post #98 of 2728
......my mom is still on the phone a lot...... but she really did/does neglect people (and family members) via the phone, so she may not be the best support for your theory......
post #99 of 2728
I'm not saying it's more or less neglectful. I'm saying we've maybe traded one technology for another. Like the song says, "any tool is a weapon if you hold it right."
post #100 of 2728
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Originally Posted by seraf View Post

I'm not saying it's more or less neglectful. I'm saying we've maybe traded one technology for another. Like the song says, "any tool is a weapon if you hold it right."

 

Yup.

 

I almost have the listing, pictures and video for the bus done.  Phew!

 

Nicole, How did it go today?

 

My hormones are also totally wacky right now.  I had a very strange (or very normal, depending on how you look at it) cycle this month.  It only lasted 29 days instead of the normal 44.  I ovulated WAY early and my LF jumped from 10 days (odd for me) back to my very normal 17 days.  I guess things are just still regulated pp, but it's all over the place!  It's a good thing I didn't get pregnancy since we had unprotected dtd 4 days after my AF ended and that was actually cutting it close this month.  No more of that!

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