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    Christian, Wife, Mom to 2 girls (8 & 6), military wife, greyhound adopter
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    Where The Wind Comes Whistling Down the Plain
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    Artisan and sourdough breadbaking, knitting, crochet, reading, spinning (exercise bike), cycling
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  1. The hotel wasn't the trigger. She would not have spent the night in the home, either.
  2. Update: So, the party was last night. Yes, every girl from her class had been invited on Monday, save PPG. Last night when I dropped her off, the mom said, "So-and-so carried the invitation around in her backpack for a week." That is the same explanation that the girl told PPG on Friday. I am choosing to accept this explanation, and trying hard not to read anything further into it. I picked PPG up at the funplex at 9:00 pm (which is an hour and a half past her bedtime, BTW. She was very, very tired. She protested mildly about going home, probably because she was tired, it was so loud, and she was playing alone. I suspect that the complaints will occur tomorrow when the girls start talking about the sleepover portion at recess. Thanks for all of your comments. I know I made the correct decision, and would still make the same decision.
  3. Not American Girlish, but you should check out the Cricket/Ladybug/Spider family of magazines. Very high quality, well written, and my daughters were so excited every month when they arrived.
  4. Hubby wanted Samuel Adams _____. I said the poor boy would be constantly explaining, "after the patriot, not the beer." The name would have made for some interesting birth announcement possibilities, though, for our more open minded friends. :lol: Then came the Scandinavian names... Knut, Gunner, Solveig, Arno, Wolf. Decided upon William Oliver (after our paternal grandparents) But we had two girls.
  5. I guess what I meant was I have no problem, generally speaking, with sleepovers... I was unclear in my thought process. My problem is with the other issues which I laid out.
  6. Thank you for this. She didn't have a fit... it was definitely a meltdown. She is...emotionally fragile right now. I'm not being dramatic. Like I said, life has been complicated this year, and without giving too much away, hug your children every day and thank God for good health. It is a precious thing.
  7. I would love nothing more than to keep her home; I will be disciplining her for the outburst another way. There are serious complications I don't really want to go into on this thread.
  8. Oh, I'm not letting her go. She is having a fit right now because I've told her no, in fact. I just have never heard of this even! We are not hermits, either. We have lived in all sorts of communities... rural, semi rural, metropolitan, wealthy, middle-class, on Base and off... I'm just completely... amazed about this.
  9. Long time no post... life has been -- difficult this year. But I do have an immediate need. So dd 8 1/2 yo was invited (TODAY...nothing like the last minute) to a birthday party for a girl in her class who is turning 9. The party is tomorrow, and it is a slumber party, which I have no problem with. What I do have difficulty with, is that it is at a HOTEL. Am I being unreasonable telling her she can't stay overnight? That she can go to the party part at the indoor go-kart/putt putt golf/video game place, but not to the hotel? We know NOTHING about these parents, and NOTHING about any of the other kids. We do know that the soon to be 9 yo is allowed to watch Vampire Diaries. I'm no Puritan, but dang...isn't that a wee bit spicy for a child???? (My kids have seen every epi of Doctor Who, all of the LOTR movies, plenty of gross stuff on Man vs. Wild, etc...They're watching Psych right now. But Vampire Diaries? Really parents?) I have never heard of a "hotel overnight" birthday party for a child so young. Am I just ignorant?
  10. Haven't read. Won't read. Friend read and gave me her MST3000 commentary as she read. :lol: Thanks for the links to the reviews...probably better written than the books!
  11. Anyone have experience with AT&T UVerse? We aren't getting the TV because we have an antenna. Just curious about the phone and Internet service... Any information would be helpful!
  12. Thank you so much EVERYONE. I wasn't sure you would even remember me. Oh who am I kidding? You have the best memories in the universe. :grouphug:
  13. If money were no object, at which grocery store would you shop in the greater Oklahoma City area? I'm talking overall quality, organic choices, etc...
  14. Hi everyone, I have certainly missed you all. The past year has been...a challenge to say the least. Well, it actually really started with DH's infected ankle, even though that seems like a lifetime ago now. Last fall, I was cruising along HSing DD8 and I was hit with kidney stones, FIVE of them... Around Christmas, DD8 started showing some odd, and then frightening behaviors. Long story short, she has been diagnosed with serious mental illness. It became impossible to continue schooling, and her psychiatrist told us that we had to discontinue schooling and focus 100% of our attention on healing our girl. DH got PCS orders around the same time (of course) and we arrived in our new location just yesterday...right smack dab in the middle of the country. We hope to return to HSing at some point, but for this year, we will be putting her into a school that has a special needs program. I need a rest. I am exhausted...totally and completely mentally, physically and emotionally spent. I need to take time to recover, too. DD6 will be entering first grade, and will be attending public. So that is where I have been. I hope to hang around a bit more in the next months, if only for emotional support.
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