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  1. I was relaying this news my 11yo, 13yo and 15yo this morning. I looked at my youngest and told her that meant that she would be the only one unvaccinated at our house but since she turns 12 early in September it wouldn't be a long wait. She looked sad and then said ( with an eye roll), "Mom, you know that as soon as I turn 12, they'll lower the age to 11 or younger anyway!". It made me laugh. I was surprised that they were all three so enthusiastic about the idea of two shots!
  2. I haven't seen anything referring to it as compulsory at this time.
  3. It's hard for me to think about sending a kid off to preschool at 3 or 4. Kindergarten has become so much more formal than it was when I went to Kindergarten and I'm afraid that the idea of "preschool" will become more formalized with this proposal. Little kids need to play, and use their imaginations. If they can keep that atmosphere, that will be great. On the other hand, if it stays at a true preschool level and does NOT become mandatory in any way I can see the huge benefit to kids who have parents who need the help. My own daughter is a single parent at this point and I can see how t
  4. My granddaughter suffered from a lack of oxygen during a forceps delivery. She was placed in a hypothermic coma for three days. That was a long three days but today she is a perfectly normal 4 year old. They did monitor her closely for the first two years, watching for any signs of developmental issues but she hit all her milestones right on time.
  5. Is it possible I've been here since 1999? Maybe 2000? My oldest is 29 this year and we started homeschooling when he was 7 almost 8. Back in those days I had 3 kids and WTM was the first book I read about homeschooling along with Mary Pride's Big Book of Homeschooling? (I think that was the title). So I've been homeschooling for 22 years this year and still have 7 to go if my youngest stays home. Makes me a little tearful to think of what life would have been like without the encouragement of all of you here over the years. There were times where I didn't know any homeschoolers in
  6. I usually add a few days on either end of one of the big homeschool conventions to give myself a break. The one I usually go to isn't until August this year and I just mentioned to dh that I may need to get away earlier than that. I usually do feel a bit guilty but not guilty enough not to get away!
  7. Could it just be cultural from his native country? In some countries it would be impolite to indicate preference as a guest?
  8. Of side effects? For the second shot, I was slightly worried and made contingency plans for the few days after (including telling my kids that Easter dinner might not happen) but aside from a very slight headache and a slight sore arm, it was a non-event. My dh has fatigue for a day or two but a good night's sleep seemed to solve it. My 17yods had his first Pfizer yesterday. Said his arm was sore this morning but that was it. He doesn't have a very high pain tolerance so I was surprised he wasn't complaining more. Hopeful that all goes well for you!
  9. We've already decided that unless something drastic happens, we are going to continue grocery pickup forever. Saves us money because of no impulse buys plus I don't forget things as much. Also, my Saturdays are days off again! No shopping for three hours! It takes my about 30 minutes to meal plan and make my order. Also, kids know that if we are out of something, they'd better add it to the list or they are out of luck until next week.
  10. That's interesting. The only people I know who've had reactions (fever, unwell, serious headache, overall achiness) are women, too. My mom, my mil, our Pastor's wife all were out of commission for at least two days. Well, my dh said he felt chilled for a day after the first shot but it didn't keep him from going to the A10 championship game with some of our sons so I'm not sure that counts 🤣. I get my second shot late on Thursday. I've already warned my family that Easter dinner may be cancelled.
  11. Sweet potatoes are an issue! Usually our store has the huge ones so I ordered an appropriate amount and then I got these tiny, skinny versions instead of the normal ones. I waited until the next order, ordered the same quantity and finally had enough for our clan 🙂
  12. We've always had to put either my dh or myself as a joint owner on the car in order for their cars to be added to our insurance. So far, each kid has then replaced that car when they were well over 21 so at that time they don't need our name and can get their own insurance.
  13. No, yes, no ....kind of? Baptist At first we shut down which was good but took a LOT of discussion and convincing for the pastor to agree with. Then he got on board. Everything canceled until June then we started back with just morning worship. No mask mandate at that time so our family was the only one masking then when mask mandate went into effect masking required. One family refused despite the leaders speaking to them. It was hard but I just stayed way away from them. They ended up moving away in the fall so problem solved. We've been doing congregational singing which I tri
  14. So excited for the younger adults in my family. Ohio announced moving to include 40 year olds this week and all adults on March 29th. That just leaves my four youngest!
  15. You're right, of course, but in this situation and after I have spent the better part of a year trying to keep them safe through my time and energy, the meaning was pretty clear and it was annoying and I've had enough.
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