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  1. Yes! My son seems to only enjoy "soloing." And, LOUD soloing at that... But, both my girls play, as well, and they are more sing-along "friendly" :)
  2. I'm in the middle of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. I had never read the Harry Potter series until last summer after I visited Universal's Wizarding World. I loved the series so much, I couldn't wait to read it again :001_smile:
  3. Wonderful! And, although my school room was never that lovely, I really miss it now, especially after seeing those photos. We turned it into a bedroom for my youngest so she could have her own room.
  4. Yes. I don't want to micro-manage my kids. I want them to learn to think for themselves. I keep in mind the fact that all kids develop at their own pace---not just physically, but emotionally and mentally, as well. I strive to set good examples and give gentle guidance, but, to me, it's also important to realize kids are not mini adults. I feel it's unrealistic to expect adult-like behavior from a 6 year old. They're still learning. And, they're still kids.
  5. 1. When I eat a slice of pizza, I always eat the crust first. And, if that's not strange enough, I put butter on the crust. 2. I love music---Almost every genre (except country or rap)---alternative, classical, classic rock, jazz, Christmas music, even some metal. And, thanks to my teen, I know strange sub-genres of metal like black, thrash, doom, stoner, and sludge :001_rolleyes: Oh! and, there are even some "screamo" tracks on my iPod (compliments of my daughter). I actually like some of them :) 3. It is a rare day that I'm up before 9:30 a.m. 4. I don't watch television except for The Weather Channel. I really dislike tv, especially reality programming. 5. When I was in college, I did radio news for a classical music station. 6. I have been going to Walt Disney World since its opening year and I still look forward to every trip there. 7. My very favorite band is U2 and I've been trying for 15 years (with limited success, alas :sad:) to convince my kids of their "awesomeness." 8. I am a Christmas person. I love everything about it---the music, the decorations, the food, the smells, the memories of past Christmases...everything. 9. I have never seen a Star Wars movie. Ever. 10. I consider my children (along with dh) my best friends in the world. Thanks for the fun thread, Nance!
  6. Yes. I was just going to post that someone on a similar thread a while back used the "poisoned food" analogy (must have been you!) and I thought it was a fitting analogy.
  7. First and foremost, cheese (never American). In fact I won't even eat a burger without cheese. Also, ketchup, mustard (preferably Dijon), sauteed onions if they're available, pickles, and lettuce. Sometimes mushrooms. And, even though you didn't ask ;)---I like my burgers medium rare.
  8. We're all about guitars over here :) First, I would go with a regular size guitar. The best thing to do is take your daughter into a music store and let her try out/hold different guitars to see which feels best to her. Guitar bodies and necks can vary in size depending on the guitar. My 7 yo has a full-size Ibanez and it's a perfect fit. Some full-size guitars are too big for her. One thing I wouldn't do is buy a "starter kit" with amp included. The amps included are usually sub-par. Many locally owned music stores have good quality used amps for decent prices.
  9. Not only do I agree, I will go a step further and say I don't agree with the idea of "training" infants. All an infant needs is love.
  10. Yes, they can still get it. My teen had it last fall, and there is a good reason it's called the 100 days cough. :glare: She dealt with it from October until mid-December. She was put on antibiotics, but they helped very little. She had the full schedule of shots for pertussis, but had not had the booster. The kicker? My son and youngest daughter never had the full series of DTaP, and they did NOT contract it. I was told by the physician that rates of Pertussis infection were climbing among teens in the last few years.
  11. I was born in Finland, but came to the U.S. when I was 11 months old.
  12. Thank you so much, Ester Maria! You are awesome :001_smile:
  13. Nope, not coming here. As I mentioned in the other thread, I have to "manufacture" my own fall :::sigh:::
  14. I love decorating for fall! I do have to "manufacture" my own fall. No gorgeous autumn leaves, pumpkin patches, or cool temps here :( I start decorating September 1. Fall tablecloths go on, autumn-inspired throw rugs and kitchen accessories come out, the Halloween quilt I made goes up, and I start putting out decorations I've collected over the years. Fall and winter are my favorite seasons (with my favorite holidays!) so I'm counting down the days...:)
  15. I had an abnormal pap when I was pregnant with my son and ob/gyn recommended a colposcopy. Had the colposcopy with acetic acid (which was mildly uncomfortable), no abnormal tissue was seen, so no biopsy was done. My paps have been normal ever since.
  16. I made this scrumptious creamy pasta with leeks dish tonight. And, I just realized, while linking this, that I forgot the parmesan :glare:----but, it was still yummy.
  17. Well, I do wear make-up, I have fun with fashion and I enjoy having my hair done, but, I know that everyone has different interests, tastes, and priorities. It wouldn't occur to me to think someone must be ill, depressed, or is "not making an effort on her appearance" just because she's shopping in sweats and not wearing make-up. It honestly wouldn't be on my radar. Make-up, no make-up, boots with shorts ;)----it's all fine by me.
  18. Absolutely love this movie. And, as I've mentioned here before, if you are studying the Industrial Revolution with your older kid/teen, this movie makes a great supplement.
  19. These are pretty much my thoughts, as well.
  20. 5'3" (I round up ;)). I would love to be taller for practical reasons: being able to reach the top shelf without standing on tip-toes, being able to see over a crowd, being able to shop in stores that don't have a petite section, and, a myriad of of other reasons... But, :::sigh:::, it is what it is, and, I am all I ever will be (height-wise :))
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