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  1. No. I'm from England but we live in the south. I'm one of the few parents I know that doesn't require it of my kids. I don't really care if other people think my kids are rude by not responding that way. ☺️
  2. I say how-dah and pronounce it that way always first. Then if someone doesn't understand I slip into goo-duh on the 3rd iteration. I spend more time than I probably should thinking about this as I have cheese loving friends (who I try very hard not to correct, lol!)
  3. I had covid and all of my symptoms are listed in the other thread so I won't repeat. Kids may have had it at the same time (I didn't test them) but if they did then it was only mild tiredness and no other symptoms.
  4. We live in the area-ish and in June it will be really busy, especially on Okaloosa Island and in Destin. There will also will be a ton of people not wearing masks, probably the majority of them. Socially distancing on the beach may be hard also 😕. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but probably better for you to prepare your DD now rather than find it a surprise when you get here.
  5. My Dad has Meniere's Disease and has had both of his vaccination shots. I will have to ask him if it's gotten worse. 🤔
  6. I had it. Started out with allergy symptoms: Runny nose, water eyes, sinus pressure. Progressed to headaches, muscle aches, lower back ache. At this point I thought maybe I was about to get my period and had allergies until I lost my senses of smell and taste. Fogginess, anxiety (mostly from being stressed that it would progress to breathing issues, though it never did). Tested positive with a rapid test and didn't confirm with the PCR as I had lost taste/smell and was sure that I had it. Started to turn the corner on day 6, felt much better by day 8. Fine, with the exception of taste/sme
  7. We could do with a *roll eyes* emoji as I've wanted to use it so much upon hearing your family's responses to you. I'm all for giving the benefit of the doubt, but like others have said it seems pretty clear that they're immature. I'm so sorry that they're doing this to you. Good for you for being honest about your feelings. You can't control how they react. I think them wanting space from you might end up being much better for you than if they didn't. Hugs!
  8. I agree! I don't buy a huge amount of junk but I DO keep everything to make smores in our emergency kit. They're easy to make on a fire and very uplifting mentally in the middle of an emergency (which for us is most likely hurricanes). You can also eat all of the things without cooking them as well so it's a win/win in my eyes!
  9. Our family has also done this. Was a very easy process and you only need 1,000 books! We got a bunch of friends involved and drove the boxes to their New Orleans shipping center (you can mail them, but we decided to take the drive over ☺️).
  10. This is what DS is using with his co-op class.
  11. We live by the beach. I think DH and DS would leave towels, sunscreen, and everything else behind before they forgot to bring this frisbee game: https://www.amazon.com/GoSports-Tipsy-Toss-Flying-Bottle/dp/B07YYZDB32/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=tipsy+toss&qid=1615338006&sr=8-2 They seriously love it. I motivate DH to go to the beach by saying he can play. LOL! You can also use it in your yard when you get home so it's not a total beach toy.
  12. Who knows what the truth is 🤷‍♀️. I can absolutely see it happening, though, moreso than it not being believable. I don't think anyone here is claiming to know exactly what happened, but what they think. I get that you're doing the same based on your experiences 👍 I don't think the issue was with when they were in their own home, it was outside of it.
  13. This isn't an agree to disagree situation, though. One person's experience doesn't negate another's and both can simultaneously be true. I am also English and all of my family reside in the UK (though I live in the US). I have experienced lots of racist attitudes and very much come from a family where we don't talk about our feelings and have to retain a stiff upper lip at all times (and I'm no where near aristocracy). My Mum's favorite phrases are "Hey ho, there you go" and "Life still goes on" when any sort of conflict arises. When I talk about feelings now or am too honest it's comment
  14. This has exactly been my experience, unfortunately. I have a few doctor/nurse friends and unfortunately here they seem to be the same way. It seems to be consistent, though, with the mindset I saw pre-Covid. I live in an area where there's not a lot of diversity in all meanings of the word and I think people are pretty insular. We have been one of the most careful out of our peers (and I got Covid) and have faced some light ridicule for it.
  15. People seem to be more open now about sharing that they've had it in the past. It's been a real issue for us of reading in between the lines at the time of their vagueness and then later having them confirm. I think it's probably the first two and I would hope not the last one, though I would probably say that it's other things, also. I was very open about getting it and about that we were quarantining. I started to hear from more people during that time who had already had it (I hadn't known). Not unlike after I had a miscarriage and I had a lot of people confide in me about their previo
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