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Forum: The Childhood Years   01-29-2011, 05:15 PM
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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, 09:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,726
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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-10-2011, 07:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 845
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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-10-2011, 07:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 845
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, 08:07 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,473
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, 08:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 995
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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-08-2010, 11:53 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,292
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, 10:56 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,292
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, 11:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,260
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, 10:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 242
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, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 691
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: Parents as Partners   09-24-2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 341
Posted By fiorio
Thank you all for helping me get through a long...

Thank you all for helping me get through a long conversation with DH last night. Your insights helped me explain my feelings to him. I did bring up the "friend of the marriage" concept with him so...
Forum: Parents as Partners   09-23-2010, 03:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 341
Posted By fiorio
Thank you all so much. I have been thinking I am...

Thank you all so much. I have been thinking I am being crazy possessive wife for no reason. And it's funny, when A was an issue the first few years of our marriage, he did discuss the situation with...
Forum: Parents as Partners   09-23-2010, 01:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 341
Posted By fiorio
I passively aggressively asked DH in an email...

I passively aggressively asked DH in an email how his drive was this morning. He told me that A and her boyfriend are moving 40 minutes away next week. Oh, so he's going to offer to help them move....
Forum: Parents as Partners   09-23-2010, 01:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 341
Posted By fiorio
Sorry in advance, this is going to be long. DH...

Sorry in advance, this is going to be long. DH and I have been having lots of issues the past year or so. We have even discussed separating. About two weeks ago we had a good talk and things have...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-21-2010, 09:36 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 3,942
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, 12:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 158
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, 12:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 158
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, 02:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,399
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: Parents as Partners   04-22-2010, 10:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,234
Posted By fiorio
JSMa, you deserve so much better than this....

JSMa, you deserve so much better than this. http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-22-2010, 09:04 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 9,510
Posted By fiorio
Quote: Originally Posted by Romana...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Romana http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15328689)

There was a death in a well-respected,...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-18-2010, 12:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 394
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, 02:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 541
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: Parents as Partners   04-15-2010, 03:11 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,069
Posted By fiorio
Chiming in again because I am very concerned...

Chiming in again because I am very concerned about you and your kids...just because he loves the kids doesn't mean he won't harm them. He has already hit your daughter. There are too many stories of...
Forum: Parents as Partners   04-15-2010, 02:16 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,069
Posted By fiorio
I agree with betsyj. This has the potential to...

I agree with betsyj. This has the potential to be one of those horrible murder-suicide cases. Your husband is desperate and knows he is losing you. He has already crossed the line into physical...
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