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  1. Weekly (night before trash goes out) Freezer in garage - rarely, but I did it tonight because tomorrow is trash day
  2. I agree completely with this, especially if books won't be readily available otherwise. If you can get kids to love fun, popular books - they can and will read anything. A gift of Shakespeare, etc. is less likely to be well received by the average kid, and may actually turn them off to reading. JAT.
  3. I don't pre-read the things my kids read, unless it's a novel we are studying together.
  4. https://smile.amazon.com/Judy-Blumes-Fudge-Box-Set/dp/0142409065/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=superfudge+set&qid=1603292990&sr=8-1 Very fun books for kids ages 7-11
  5. I get that, actually - I'm not a huge fan of all of them. Maybe the Judy Blume Superfudge set?
  6. Boxed set of Roald Dahl books? https://www.amazon.com/Roald-Dahl-Complete-Collection-Paperback/dp/B0092S485Y/ref=asc_df_B0092S485Y/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312696355873&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=11138155590155766226&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9002476&hvtargid=pla-562950083227&psc=1
  7. I have one biological son, one adopted son, and one adopted daughter. Each of them has a set of difficult circumstances (BDS: bipolar disorder, anxiety, ADHD, CPTSD, Gifted); (ADS: conduct disorder, low IQ, Reactive Attachment Disorder - adult and living in group home); (ADD: ADHD, Anxiety, PTSD, Profoundly Gifted) I'm not going to lie. It's hard. Every day is different, and some have been scary. I believe I was meant to be my son and daughter's mother, but I believe that my adopted son was not meant to be ours. He should have stayed in the group setting he was living in when the state convinced us he was ready to be adopted. Truthfully, he was never going to be ready to be adopted. We are all still living with the consequences of those years.
  8. I have ordered from 1-800 Contacts before and it was fine...they were the same lenses I always use and quality was the same. I do think they were actually more money than getting them directly from my optometrist though.
  9. I agree. I just feel like she jumps on every thread to try to insist that her old school ways and definitions don't get to change over time with the people who are actually still doing the home schooling. Her insistence on her specific definiton of "school in a box" has derailed many threads for people who wanted actual help.
  10. I will never understand why you feel the need to define things in precisely your way in every thread. It's so odd.
  11. Thanks for the correction. I agree it's not a failure to raise an atheist.
  12. I'm asking this gently, and if I'm wrong then I apologize. But if your child was misgendered and is now correcting it - perhaps an offer at some point in the future of attending a UCC church might be a place to re-find faith. If religion has told you your whole life that you are not "enough" or not loved by God as you are - maybe it's time to find a safer space. There is room in God's family for everyone IF you find the right place.
  13. They are still young. But...our children are not ours. They become their own people with their own feelings, opinions, faith (or not). And it can be painful. My son says he has no faith, but he has had great conversations with our minister (who sadly just retired) and I think his relationship with her will color his faith in the future, when he gets to a place where he's ready to think about it more. Maybe it won't.
  14. A friend's daughter had a similar injury and ended up with a fracture on the growth plate that required extensive casting. She wasn't in a lot of pain...I'd get it checked out.
  15. Ooh thanks for the link! Love them!
  16. Etiquette aside, why would it be a problem for you?
  17. Oh funny! My niece asked for a Kindi Kid for her birthday and I had no idea what it was! ETA: No, I was wrong. She wants 2 Kinby Baby dolls. Glad I figured it out!
  18. Oh wait...they start at Men's sizes. I thought that's what we were talking about.
  19. Stores like Abercombie & Fitch and Hollister are made smaller and slimmer, but there are no junior men's clothes.
  20. Just make a size guess based on what his current sizes are. Men are easy!
  21. Cripes. Just because someone can't feel the beat doesn't mean they don't deserve the joy of dance.
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