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Forum: The Childhood Years   01-29-2011, 06:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,306
Posted By fiorio
My DS first showed interest in HP when he was...

My DS first showed interest in HP when he was about 5 since I have all the books and he thought they looked interesting. We've read parts of the first book and he's listened to some of the audio...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-10-2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,815
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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-10-2011, 08:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 863
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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-10-2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 863
Posted By fiorio
I would be weirded out by that, but I wouldn't...

I would be weirded out by that, but I wouldn't say it's poor etiquette. I guess it depends on your relationship with the guests. To me, the adult or family bedroom isn't a hang-out spot for company....
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-14-2010, 09:07 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,523
Posted By fiorio
We used to do a name exchange with my mom's...

We used to do a name exchange with my mom's family, and it was a big production with one person opening their present at a time while everyone watched. I was completely mortified one year when my...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-08-2010, 09:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,019
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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-09-2010, 12:53 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,333
Posted By fiorio
Quote: Originally Posted by IxIa...

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The worse I can think of at this moment...

My...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-08-2010, 11:56 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,333
Posted By fiorio
Can't think of the nicest thing anyone has ever...

Can't think of the nicest thing anyone has ever said to me, but here's two of the meanest.

1. I was invited the day before to my friend's 12th birthday slumber party, and there were two other...
Forum: Personal Growth   10-30-2010, 12:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,320
Posted By fiorio
I call my in-laws by their first names. I've...

I call my in-laws by their first names. I've been married 10 years and I LOVE my in-laws but still I would feel weird calling them Mom and Dad.

It's too bad your MIL is trying to pressure or...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-15-2010, 11:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 267
Posted By fiorio
Quote: Originally Posted by ellemenope...

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We were at the mall earlier and there was...
Forum: Pets   10-15-2010, 11:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 746
Posted By fiorio
You may want to try a grain-free cat food. It's...

You may want to try a grain-free cat food. It's a little more expensive but IMO worth not cleaning up cat puke every day! I have three cats and at least one would throw up every day until I started...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-21-2010, 10:36 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 4,212
Posted By fiorio
Your DS sounds like an awesome kid! We have...

Your DS sounds like an awesome kid! We have always encouraged DS to go beyond the traditional gender expectations, so he has a workbench and a dollhouse in his room, by his choice. It made me so...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-24-2010, 01:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 169
Posted By fiorio
Thanks for all the replies! I think she would...

Thanks for all the replies! I think she would really like some kind of special treat like coffee or a margarita. I know I would! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-23-2010, 01:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 169
Posted By fiorio
My friend J and I help each other out by...

My friend J and I help each other out by watching each others kids when needed. We are both SAHMs and our 5 yo DSs are best friends. J and I babysit for each other for things like doctors appts,...
Forum: Parenting   05-05-2010, 03:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,614
Posted By fiorio
OP, I used to do the same thing with my DS. I...

OP, I used to do the same thing with my DS. I would park in front of our building and bring my grocery bags to our door on the second floor, then I would rush back to the car and park it. I figured...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-22-2010, 10:04 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 9,691
Posted By fiorio
Quote: Originally Posted by Romana...

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There was a death in a well-respected,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-18-2010, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 454
Posted By fiorio
I agree that your DH should talk to his mother...

I agree that your DH should talk to his mother and explain that you don't limit DS's interests and ask that she do the same without judgement when she is taking care of him.

You may want to start...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-16-2010, 03:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 572
Posted By fiorio
I can't imagine expecting a couple to travel 500...

I can't imagine expecting a couple to travel 500 miles to a wedding and not bring their kid(s). And especially since they want your husband to participate in the wedding. Weird. If it was me I...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-15-2010, 02:40 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 9,691
Posted By fiorio
I feel sick thinking about those poor babies. I...

I feel sick thinking about those poor babies. I can't believe she closes up babies in a dark bathroom. And I can't believe the director isn't doing anything about it.

Steph, thank you for...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-12-2010, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 171
Posted By fiorio
IMO, his second chance to prove himself a good...

IMO, his second chance to prove himself a good guy should be a lot longer than 3 months, especially since there is a young child involved.
Forum: Thread Jail   04-02-2010, 12:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 72
Posted By fiorio
I've been painting my living room today instead...

I've been painting my living room today instead of living on mdc and I missed all the fun! Happy Fools Day! (as my DS says).
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-02-2010, 12:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 281
Posted By fiorio
He's a grumpasaurus! I think that is an...

He's a grumpasaurus!

I think that is an awesome prank. I'm going to have to do that next year.
Forum: Parenting   03-25-2010, 03:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,368
Posted By fiorio
I know it isn't "proper" to put anything about...

I know it isn't "proper" to put anything about gifts on invitations because then it seems like gifts are required....but for a kid's birthday party everyone would be planning on bringing a gift...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-23-2010, 09:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,649
Posted By fiorio
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif I'm so sorry you're going through this. There has to be some solution. Don't give up hope.

Did you have your appointment with a lawyer...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-22-2010, 03:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,759
Posted By fiorio
I'm glad you let him go with his friend and you...

I'm glad you let him go with his friend and you get to enjoy some time to yourself!

We took our 5 yo DS to see that movie and it was actually pretty good. Much better than most movies aimed for...
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