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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-23-2012, 02:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 438
Posted By enkmom
I am so sorry.  I did not mean to hurt.  In my...

I am so sorry.  I did not mean to hurt.  In my rushed reading I made an assumption that he was gravely ill.  I in no way meant to make you feel worse or give you anything else to worry about. ...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-21-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 438
Posted By enkmom
I was inadvertently insensitive and wish to...

I was inadvertently insensitive and wish to cause the OP no additional pain.  My sincerest apologies.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-20-2012, 08:00 AM
Replies: 56
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Views: 1,129
Posted By enkmom
My daughter started high school in 2003, and we...

My daughter started high school in 2003, and we paid anywhere from $80-$400 for each prom and homecoming dress.  We paid it all.  I am not at all surprised that the girls are talking about price, as...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-20-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,468
Posted By enkmom
Linda on the move is right.  I thought my...

Linda on the move is right.  I thought my daughter was just a "dreamer" or a cute little "space cadet", but when I really opened my eyes I saw that she was being left further and further behind...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-19-2012, 08:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,468
Posted By enkmom
First of all, please get a diagnosis so that you...

First of all, please get a diagnosis so that you can be sure that ADHD is what you are dealing with.  Also, diagnosis does not mean you have to leap immediately to medication.  A diagnosis will help...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-18-2012, 03:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 491
Posted By enkmom
I am going to post an opposing point of view. ...

I am going to post an opposing point of view.  My mother saved the nightgown that my sisters and I wore home from the hospital.  Both my babies wore it home from the hospital, too.  When my sister...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-06-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 423
Posted By enkmom
If my child did something so grossly offensive,...

If my child did something so grossly offensive, I would surely want to know.  Tell the nanny.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-22-2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,116
Posted By enkmom
I think there are only about 3 of us who have...

I think there are only about 3 of us who have said that we like/don't mind it when people drop in on us and none of seem disturbed that others feel differently.  I am all for whatever makes people...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-21-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,116
Posted By enkmom
First of all, I want to make clear that just...

First of all, I want to make clear that just because I like people to drop in on me, that doesn't mean that I drop in on others.  I respect that others don't feel the same way.
 
I watched my...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-18-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,116
Posted By enkmom
I don't mind.  You take what you get when you...

I don't mind.  You take what you get when you get here, but I am happy to see you. I want my friends stop when they are driving by and think it would be nice to see me, not keep driving because they...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-18-2012, 04:58 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 777
Posted By enkmom
If I knew how we lost so much flatware we would...

If I knew how we lost so much flatware we would quit losing it.  Mystery solved.  I don't know where it goes, but one day there will be no spoon to stir the coffee - we check the dishwasher and...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-15-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 710
Posted By enkmom
On the other side of the coin, my daughter is...

On the other side of the coin, my daughter is getting married next year, and it would KILL me if I wasn't able to attend one of the most important events of a person's life.  Would you want to hear...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-15-2012, 08:15 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 710
Posted By enkmom
I sort of did.  We married at the courthouse on...

I sort of did.  We married at the courthouse on a Friday morning, smack in the middle of working hours.  We only told our families, but made it clear that if anyone couldn't make it we would...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-14-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,922
Posted By enkmom
I always approached it the way LynnS6 suggests. ...

I always approached it the way LynnS6 suggests.  I would call and mention the bonfire, asking if there was anything I could send along (chips, extra hot dogs, whatever) and offering my services in...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-13-2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 525
Posted By enkmom
I am 47.  I had a hysterectomy about 2 years...

I am 47.  I had a hysterectomy about 2 years ago, so I don't have the horrible bleeding issues I did have to contend with.  I kept my ovaries, and I am noticing some perimenopausal changes.
 
The...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-13-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 777
Posted By enkmom
If there were a contest for which American...

If there were a contest for which American family loses the most flatware in a year, my family would win hands down.  My kids have been out of the house for 2 years now, and I just the other day had...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   03-03-2012, 06:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,026
Posted By enkmom
Well, in your mind what should they do?  Should...

Well, in your mind what should they do?  Should the family quit going to church so that no one has to see the girls "shame"?  Should we go back to the 1950's, where bad girls like her went to stay...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-16-2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By enkmom
I can't really see the military being able to...

I can't really see the military being able to afford a top of the line funeral for everyone, so I assume there are non covered expenses for the funeral.  My mother-in law died in 2010 - she had a...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-16-2012, 07:05 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 771
Posted By enkmom
I think others may find my life dull.  I work, I...

I think others may find my life dull.  I work, I go to the library, my husband and I go to the grocery store on Friday nights.  Otherwise, I am at home doing little projects that make me happy. ...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-16-2012, 06:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 50,844
Posted By enkmom
My daughter started her period at 13, and grew...

My daughter started her period at 13, and grew about an inch in the school year before she started high school.  She was at her adult height when she started 9th grade.
 
On the other hand, my...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-14-2012, 09:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 400
Posted By enkmom
I can and do.  The world does not turn on what...

I can and do.  The world does not turn on what film won the Best Picture Oscar in 1942.  If I say I ate at McDonald's last week, I don't really need you to pull out receipts to "prove" to me that it...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-07-2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 314
Posted By enkmom
I use facebook, but I am very boring about it. ...

I use facebook, but I am very boring about it.  I have I think 3 pictures on it.  I have less than 50 friends, and most of them are family members.  I post a status update maybe once a month, and it...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-07-2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 655
Posted By enkmom
I'm...

I'm stinkyhttp://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif  Just kidding you, purplerose
 
I did forget about Dawn.  You are right, nothing else works as well, and that is all I buy.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-07-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 655
Posted By enkmom
It's funny.  When we vacation down South, I...

It's funny.  When we vacation down South, I always seek out those things I have heard about but can't get like White Lily flour and Duke's mayo.  I had heard so much about Duke's I couldn't wait to...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   02-06-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,470
Posted By enkmom
Mom31, I missed thanking you for your sympathy...

Mom31, I missed thanking you for your sympathy about my son's case.  It was a shock to us all, but he took the consequences like a grown-up, paid his own fines, and dealt with all of it himself.  If...
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