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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,
  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 o
  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 h
  15. Thanks for everyone's wonderful responses. Sometimes I wonder what is up with my girl... I have tried to get her to read MOST of the titles and series that you have suggested and she won't even try them. :( I finally got her to check out a Little House in the Big Woods today, BECAUSE her best friend is reading it. HA! I will just keep trying...
  16. She is actually VERY picky about what she reads for fun. She likes mysteries, but refuses to read Magic Treehouse, though she loves listening to MTH. :confused: Boxcar children, same thing. Ramona... now that's an idea. She read Ivy and Bean, but maybe I'll look into those some more. She loves animals. Doesn't love fairies (says they are "babyish"). I think she would like fantasy if she gave it a try, but she doesn't want to even give it a go. PPG can be a little bit... difficult sometimes. :/ Thanks!
  17. HA! I never thought about this, but I'm really surprised that people DON'T stir the same way! :lol: I stir clockwise, and I'm a righty for the record.
  18. Got DD8 a Kindle for her birthday on Thursday. Trying to load it with a few things. She loves series books. Right now she is screaming through the Thea and Geronimo Stilton books. I don't have a huge problem with twaddle (not a steady diet, of course) but I'm not dead set against it. What I DON'T want her reading, though, are books with a ton of potty humor (which is in girls books now too! UGH), books that focus on "the cute boy" and books that make the parents the enemy. Any suggestions? Series or otherwise? Thanks!!!
  19. I was an extra in Legally Blonde 2. I even made the screen a couple of times :D I was a "Member of Congress." It was exhausting, I made minimum wage with some overtime, and my feet hurt like crazy. But it was a KICK!!!
  20. :lurk5: bumping this. I have Evernote on my iPad and have yet to use it. It is one of the must haves (supposedly) so I bought it.
  21. AWW THANKS! I forgot that picture was up there. Guess I'm not so anonymous after all. :lol: It's darker now, more black cherry highlights over deep brown. (I had it professionally done this time.)
  22. I have one. Have had it for 8 years. I LOVE IT. I will never go back. I keep it feminine with color. Also, make sure the person knows how to texture well. Being able to make it piecey and chunky makes a big difference in avoiding the butch look. If you PM me with your email I'll send you a picture :D
  23. That is one of the Best VideoS EVAH!!!! :D :party::party::party:
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