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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-16-2010, 04:03 PM
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Posted By Green Eyes
Quote: Originally Posted by SunshineJ...

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Originally Posted by SunshineJ http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15305966)
Well, first off I think I'd be pretty...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-16-2010, 03:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 572
Posted By Green Eyes
Quote: Originally Posted by number572...

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Originally Posted by number572 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15305838)
I also wanted to say that I wish you...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-16-2010, 03:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 572
Posted By Green Eyes
Quote: Originally Posted by Barbie64g...

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Originally Posted by Barbie64g http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15305819)
Then he could very possibly end up in your...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-16-2010, 03:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 572
Posted By Green Eyes
Quote: Originally Posted by EFmom...

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Originally Posted by EFmom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15305801)
I'm sure your daughter is delightful and this...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-16-2010, 03:19 PM
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Views: 572
Posted By Green Eyes
Quote: Originally Posted by journeymom...

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Originally Posted by journeymom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15305742)
... but I'm betting he was sending mental...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-16-2010, 03:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 572
Posted By Green Eyes
Thanks for the feedback! We are not going...

Thanks for the feedback!

We are not going to the wedding; we feel we don't have any choice. My husband is definitely not okay about going without our daughter. Instead, though, my daughter and I...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-16-2010, 03:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 572
Posted By Green Eyes
BTW you guys couldn't know this (but our friend...

BTW you guys couldn't know this (but our friend does!) but our daughter has always been an easy-going kid; some people describe her as "content." Her teachers tell us she a "wonderful classroom...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-16-2010, 02:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 572
Posted By Green Eyes
Quote: Originally Posted by GearGirl...

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Originally Posted by GearGirl http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15305636)
...It seems so strange though that he...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-16-2010, 02:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 572
Posted By Green Eyes
Quote: Originally Posted by To-Fu...

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Originally Posted by To-Fu http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15305631)
Did he give you any explanation as to why your...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-16-2010, 02:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 572
Posted By Green Eyes
Please tell me what you think of this and what...

Please tell me what you think of this and what in the world is going on!

A close family friend of 20 years is getting remarried in 4 weeks, 500 miles away. We knew about the upcoming wedding 6...
Forum: Grief and Loss   09-08-2009, 03:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 613
Posted By Green Eyes
Maybe an intervention would help? I don't know;...

Maybe an intervention would help? I don't know; it sounds like they both need one. I'm so sorry, it must be horrible for you to have to watch them self-destruct....
Forum: Grief and Loss   09-07-2009, 05:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,399
Posted By Green Eyes
My father is in hospice care. We know that we...

My father is in hospice care. We know that we will be making a trip to Texas very soon for his funeral. He is 86 and has had a very long and healthy life, and he's done exactly what's he wanted with...
Forum: Personal Growth   08-24-2009, 04:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 483
Posted By Green Eyes
Listen to the advice, take it into...

Listen to the advice, take it into consideration, then do what you feel is best. There's no need to tell anyone you will or won't take their advice... you don't have to say what you ended up doing,...
Forum: Personal Growth   08-23-2009, 07:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,493
Posted By Green Eyes
Quote: Originally Posted by Rooby...

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Originally Posted by Rooby http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14205964)
...I know it's deceitful, but I'm tempted.
...
Forum: Personal Growth   08-23-2009, 02:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 646
Posted By Green Eyes
Unless you normally buy people coffins and...

Unless you normally buy people coffins and burial plots as gifts, I believe he must have been pretty clear that you were giving him a loan, and if he didn't, he does now. And he's still not doing...
Forum: Personal Growth   08-23-2009, 02:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,188
Posted By Green Eyes
It sounds to me like your sister has some...

It sounds to me like your sister has some serious envy issues. I would NOT go to the wedding! Since you are already her scapegoat, she is going to continue taking out her stress and anger on you...
Forum: Parenting   08-18-2009, 06:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,341
Posted By Green Eyes
I understand how you are feeling! My...

I understand how you are feeling!

My husband wanted three children when we got married; I thought one or two would be okay, so we compromised and said we would have two. Nature had other plans,...
Forum: Personal Growth   08-01-2009, 11:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 908
Posted By Green Eyes
Quote: Originally Posted by Drewsmom...

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Originally Posted by Drewsmom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14164171)
...I do seem to have my bouts of depression...
Forum: Parenting   07-30-2009, 02:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,776
Posted By Green Eyes
One word for the rude woman: insecure. I've...

One word for the rude woman: insecure.

I've got to admit, I find it extremely amusing when people act like that. I like to sit back and observe - makes for some great stories! Like one of the...
Forum: Parenting   07-27-2009, 05:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By Green Eyes
Katsmamajama, do you have chores for your...

Katsmamajama, do you have chores for your daughter that she does not get payment for? I'm just curious, we have an 11-year-old and she does not get paid for her chores. My husband and I talked about...
Forum: Parenting   07-27-2009, 03:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 787
Posted By Green Eyes
We got one for our daughter when she was about 5...

We got one for our daughter when she was about 5 and we had to return it, it freaked her out, she didn't like that it talked, lol!
Forum: Parenting   07-27-2009, 03:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By Green Eyes
I don't know how you can get a kid (or anyone)...

I don't know how you can get a kid (or anyone) to want to do chores, but you can appeal to their sense of fairness. They are each an important part of the family and their help is needed.

Older...
Forum: Parenting   07-27-2009, 03:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,177
Posted By Green Eyes
Quote: Originally Posted by karemore...

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Originally Posted by karemore http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14144044)
I'm the odd one out here.

DD is pretty...
Forum: Parenting   07-27-2009, 02:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,177
Posted By Green Eyes
I don't like to use the description "bleeding"...

I don't like to use the description "bleeding" when talking about menstruation; the amount of blood lost in each cycle averages only about 2-3 tablespoons. Menstruation is the shedding of the...
Forum: Parenting   07-26-2009, 02:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,490
Posted By Green Eyes
Sounds like you are having a really difficult...

Sounds like you are having a really difficult time. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif

Are the older kids acting like that, too? They are old enough to understand and to...
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