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Garga had the excellent idea of dispensing critical advice during The Great Blackout of 2018:     I thought it would be good to formalize this idea to make sure all bases are covered! :D   Every

Yes, you are probably overreacting but I understand how you feel.   *hugs*

- If your child is just not getting it, wait six months and try again.

You’re wrong Reg! The answer is, “For the love of Pete, do NOT eat that!â€

 

Sorry, onlittlemonkey, I got that one right!  You see, if they eat it and then start to feel bad, that will trigger a "Dr. Hive question", in which case, Garga's advice will automatically kick in.

 

I think it will be a very good thing to formalize these "WTM Rules for Life".  When it comes time to turn the forums back on, SWB may find that none of us need the forum any longer! :lol:

 

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NO to crockpots

YES to instantpots

Beast Academy is superior to both Singapore and Saxon

Shopping carts belong in their corrals unless you would have to schlepp several tired and grouchy babies/toddlers to the far end of the parking lot to get one there.

 

Kilts are always good.

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NO to crockpots

YES to instantpots

Beast Academy is superior to both Singapore and Saxon, â€‹But if you have a child that cries in frustration, use CLE math.

Shopping carts belong in their corrals unless you would have to schlepp several tired and grouchy babies/toddlers to the far end of the parking lot to get one there.

 

Kilts are always good.

 

 

Think you summed it all up, other than my addition in blue :)

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You can find a dress for that occasion/shoes that feel comfy and will work for you/the right curriculum/ recommendations for movies-books-music/

all.on.the.internet. 

And Amazon delivers. 

 

And we love you. 

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I don’t know how you will all stand waiting to hear exactly which things were worth packing for France and which things would have been better left behind. So, here’s my short teaser to tide you over:

 

YES, take the advice to carry only one carry-on suitcase and/or a backpackpack.

DO bring at least one small hair tool if hair tools matter to you on the reg. (I bought a little travel straightening iron.)

ABSOLUTELY, if you love “real†photography, do bring your “real†camera, no matter how many sweaters you must nix to fit it.

LEGGINGS: Yes! It’s unseasonably cold.

BUY A NEW SWEATER when you are sick of the clothes you packed.

SCARVES: cannot go wrong.

SHOES: only bring the most practical and versatile shoes you own.

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Over 50? Go ahead and have that hysterectomy. You'll feel great and wonder why you waited so long.

 

 

:lol:  I was just about to start a "should I have a hysterectomy?" thread!!!  But I'm under 50.  So can I go ahead and post it?  :D

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:lol: I was just about to start a "should I have a hysterectomy?" thread!!! But I'm under 50. So can I go ahead and post it? :D

lol I actually think a lot of gals under 50 and finished with childbearing could benefit from a hysterectomy, I guess once someone hits that half century mark it's solid blanket blackout advice!

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"My child/I am thinking about travelling to X location.  Will s/he/I be safe?"

 

- check your government's warnings about the location and go if green.  It will be fine.  Wear whatever clothes you like as most people will know you are a tourist anyway.

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"My child/I am thinking about travelling to X location. Will s/he/I be safe?"

 

- check your government's warnings about the location and go if green. It will be fine. Wear whatever clothes you like - most people will know you are a tourist anyway.

...and if you fool them into thinking you are local, it backfires anyway as they babble at you incomprehensibly in the local language.

 

#thingsijustlearned

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"Should I take home this super cute adorable puppy I found/ rescued/ saved from a burning building on my way back from the farmer's market???? Pics attached!!"

 

- The answer to that is YES, 100% all the time, in fact we've already dispatched the closest WTMers to your GPS location. They come with blankets, doggy treats, and squeaky toys. Expect them in 10 minutes.

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When you are sick, stressed, moving, etc edutainment (eg magic School bus) counts as school.

 

Take time to care for yourself, even if it seems like you are taking time away from family. You will be better at being present for your family when you take care of yourself.

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No, don’t change your curricula right now because there’s a pile of snow on the ground and summer seems so very far away. Stick with what you have now, stay the course, and soon the school year will be over. You can change things up for next year if need be.

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No, don’t change your curricula right now because there’s a pile of snow on the ground and summer seems so very far away. Stick with what you have now, stay the course, and soon the school year will be over. You can change things up for next year if need be.

Plus you’d be crazy to change right now without being able to get 500 opinions on which math curricula is best for your child! :)

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Here are some "agrees" for JAWM posts:  Agree.  Agree.  What she said.  Yup.  This.  (Choose which you like.)

 

Here are some spare hugs for any who need them.   ((( ))) ((( ))) ((( ))) ((( ))) ((( ))) ((( ))) ((( ))) ((( ))) ((( ))) ((( ))) ((( ))) ((( ))) ((( ))) ((( ))) ((( ))) ((( )))

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  • While you're on Amazon, spring for the ProClick.

If you get a pet or have/adopt a baby, take the pictures right away so you can upload them as soon as the eclipse is over.

Don't drive yourself crazy trying to do too many things. Do some things.

There's nothing wrong with a little short-term bribery to correct a child's habits.

If you think people are being ridiculous, you're probably right.

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Thought of a couple more:

 

Name your daughter Nora and your son Brian. (These were on my list and I never got to use them, hahahaha).

 

Serve the side salad before the appetizer because the servers make the salad. :lol:

 

Your daughter doesn't need a coat. Because she's FAAAAAAAAAAKKKKKKEEEE!

 

(What about the breathing, the panting, the moaning, the screaming?

Fake, fake, fake ,fake! ~~~ Jerry and Elaine)

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