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About piraterose

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    Working mom, with two kids (oops sorry... one DD9 and one hubby).
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    South Florida
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    Girl Scout leader, Renaissance reenactment, reading, fine arts
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    Marketing artist
  1. Interesting... My mother was adamant about me not using tampons. I mean, like I would have gotten in a whole lot of trouble is she ever caught me. That is was never, ever meant for teenager. That you don't use tampons until after you are no longer a virgin. I didn't try one until I was almost 27/28, when offered one, so I could go swimming with my friends. I wore it for like twenty minute and took it out because it was so painful. (Honestly, even after 10+ years I find sex painful at times, so it just might be me.) Honestly, it never crossed my mind to give my daughter one when it
  2. Thank you Tita for the great reply, it is very helpful. I'm copying it down, in case the double post does get deleted!
  3. Background: My 9-yo DD has spent two weeks a summer with my side of the family two states away since she was 5 years old. Normally she stays with my sister and her family with a night or two at my parents (they live 5 minutes from my sister). While my parents are only in their mid 60's, health/physical issues have been a problem with both of them the last 5-10 years. This year, my mom asked if I would be ok with her and my dad taking DD (and 7-yo DN) on a couple day vacation an hour or two away from where they live during the two week visit. I think she feels the girls are old enough now
  4. I am reading the Harry Potter books as an read aloud to my soon to be 9-yo DD (though she has read ahead in some bits of the book on her own). We started the series in second grade when some kids in her class started a Harry Potter Club (she was in an advance class). She is now in 3rd Grade. We just finished the Goblet of Fire yesterday, which meant she could watch the 4th movie for the first time yesterday. We own the whole movie series, but I have not allowed her to watch a movie until we've finished the corresponding book. It took us 18 months to get through the first 4 books. I expect #5 w
  5. Mircrosoft Publisher $109. I would definitely go with Publisher over just Word. Word is not a good program to try to design in beyond a term paper. (This from someone that works for a newspaper for the last 17 years and is a graphic artist).
  6. I would be excited about that! My daughter's at the other end of the spectrum, she couldn't name any of her dolls or stuffed animals. (She has never been big on any pretend play either, unless someone else was leading it.)
  7. Not only is he Baefire and Henry's dad, but he said that he knows how control Hook's ship??? Gee, I wonder who that could be. :001_rolleyes: Obviously not Smee, we've seen him.
  8. Made me think of Dr. Seuss.. But a nook can’t read so a nook can’t cook, SO…What good to a nook is a hook cook book?
  9. Boo started taking showers and washing her hair on her own around her 7th birthday. She had motivation - she had to learn in order to spend a week away at girl scout camp. Once in a while she forgets to rinse properly and I have to put her back in and we have a refresher. (she's almost nine.)
  10. I would say Wellington, which is about a 20-30 minutes west of Palm Beach. A little further south in Broward County, I would suggest Parkland (about 1 hour away from downtown Palm Beach. both have sort of the small town feel, that most of the towns around here do not. (I live in Greenacres, which neighbor Wellington, - just just wasn't in my price range when we were purchasing at the height of the boom.) West Boca is liked as well. (Sorry I don't know much about towns north of Palm Beach.
  11. Just finished The Great Gatsby last night, my week two book. While I think The Great Gatsby was a well written book and I understand why it's on the classic list, it fell a little flat for me, which made me disappointed. This week I think I'm going to read Wicked, but I might read back to back classic with The Portrait of Dorian Grey, because it's a short one and it might help me catch up. Year to date: 2. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (3/5) 1. The Big Over Easy by Jasper Fforde (4/5)
  12. While I finished my book last week, I never got around to posting about it, I read The Big Over Easy by Jasper Fforde. Thumbs up! Review This book was a dusty book challenge. This week I'm reading The Great Gastby. For a short book, I'm having a bit of trouble getting into it, but maybe I just need to quiet time with it. This is a classic challenge. I am also reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire out loud to my daughter, but we started it last year, and are only just past the first task, so this book is for the long haul.
  13. End of Eternity or The Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov Riverworld series by Philip José Farmer Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke
  14. Boo is getting Pippi Longstocking on Board and Ellen Tibbets. She would have gotten Lisa and Lottie, but apparently it's out of print. :thumbdown: Also, it's too late now, but I just remembered this week that DH was talking to her about Choose Your Adventure books, too. So those will probably be for her birthday.
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