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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #900 on: October 13, 2014, 06:44:12 PM »
I'm totally against "push presents" (for the concept and the horribly tacky name), but I'm on board with the pre-baby vacation idea. Not somewhere too far  away, perhaps, but it's a nice idea. My husband and I went to a B&B about two hours from home before baby 1 was born. So nice and relaxing. And swimming in a cool mountain lake while pregnant? Absolutely amazing.

Well, that's not a bad idea at all. But I guess most people would call that a "weekend getaway" or something so it wouldn't have the fancy Baby Moon title. The people I know who've done these Baby Moon things go to tourist trap resorts on tourist beaches (expensive trips).

I guess that's true. It's a funny realization to me that what lives in my mind as the perfect, luxurious holiday, was really just a nice weekend away, which lots of people would do several times a year. We've done it just the once in 10 years. We did go to Scotland a couple of years back, but that was to compete in the World Pipe Band Championships, so that's not really the same thing.

Maybe after the kids are all out of the house. What would you call that? An Empty Nest Fest?


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« Reply #901 on: October 13, 2014, 07:28:14 PM »

To be real, the gender reveal parties started as a modern day version of the shower,intended to push the focus away from presents (no thank-you) to just a fun couple's party.  That in itself is a great MMM approved change.   The addition of one, to other showers and hiring of caterers and photographers is an unfortunate extension of the "me " generation.
So. . to derail even more, aren't the gender reveal parties hosted by the couple? I honestly don't know, but I thought that was how it went. If that's the case, then it's not a sustitute for a shower, since the shower is given by someone else.  They didn't have such things ten years ago when I was still birthin' babies!
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« Reply #902 on: October 13, 2014, 09:05:29 PM »
I've used layaway before.  It was good because I was able to get the items at the sale price, but I didn't have to put anything on credit.  I may be wrong, but I don't think it's common for there to be a fee associated with it.  At least, I never paid a fee for it.

Another method of using no fee layaway is to buy high demand items, post them on ebay, and only pay items as they sell.  I know someone who bought a bunch of xbox1 and ps4 preorders on layaway and sold them for $800-$1000 a piece when the release date arrived.

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« Reply #903 on: October 13, 2014, 09:14:02 PM »
Yes, push presents are dumb.  So is a "babymoon."  But the dumbest thing now?  "Gender reveal" parties, which are basically gift grabs in disguise.  Oh--and of course the "big reveal" has to be on Facebook and YouTube.

This couple also had multiple "baby moons," a professional pregnancy photo shoot as well as a professional "we're having a baby" announcement photo shoot.

Now they are having #2 (2nd girl). And she said she can't wait to have "two princesses" in the house. Almost too nuts to look away.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #904 on: October 13, 2014, 10:13:39 PM »
I'm totally against "push presents" (for the concept and the horribly tacky name), but I'm on board with the pre-baby vacation idea. Not somewhere too far  away, perhaps, but it's a nice idea. My husband and I went to a B&B about two hours from home before baby 1 was born. So nice and relaxing. And swimming in a cool mountain lake while pregnant? Absolutely amazing.

+1

The only "push present" I want is for Mr Tofu to bring me a really good pizza or Chinese takeout.  But while the name is dumb, I love the idea of a babymoon.  We didn't have a honeymoon, and it would have been nice to have a nice weekend or few days somewhere.  It's a bit late now, as Baby Tofu is due in 5 weeks, but I don't think it's stupid at all.

Gender reveals, on the other hand... one big WTF.  I'll be honest, though, half the reason for my annoyance is that it should be called a "sex reveal," since sex and gender are not the same thing.  I also get annoyed when people ask me what the baby's gender is, though I've gotten better at not explaining that "sex" and "gender" are not interchangeable.
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« Reply #905 on: October 14, 2014, 06:33:38 AM »
I love all the 'legitimate' uses for layaway listed here, had never thought of any of them.  Maybe I need to go shopping more often to see what other deals stores will offer and how I can take advantage of them :-)
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« Reply #906 on: October 14, 2014, 07:06:14 AM »
Yes, push presents are dumb.  So is a "babymoon."  But the dumbest thing now?  "Gender reveal" parties, which are basically gift grabs in disguise.  Oh--and of course the "big reveal" has to be on Facebook and YouTube.

This couple also had multiple "baby moons," a professional pregnancy photo shoot as well as a professional "we're having a baby" announcement photo shoot.

Now they are having #2 (2nd girl). And she said she can't wait to have "two princesses" in the house. Almost too nuts to look away.

Oh, God, this whole "princess" thing has to stop, seriously.  The first wave of "princesses" is in adulthood and it's a scary thing. 
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« Reply #907 on: October 14, 2014, 07:30:48 AM »
The only "push present" I want is for Mr Tofu to bring me a really good pizza or Chinese takeout.  But while the name is dumb, I love the idea of a babymoon.  We didn't have a honeymoon, and it would have been nice to have a nice weekend or few days somewhere.  It's a bit late now, as Baby Tofu is due in 5 weeks, but I don't think it's stupid at all.

Gender reveals, on the other hand... one big WTF.  I'll be honest, though, half the reason for my annoyance is that it should be called a "sex reveal," since sex and gender are not the same thing.  I also get annoyed when people ask me what the baby's gender is, though I've gotten better at not explaining that "sex" and "gender" are not interchangeable.

+1 to both! (+2?) I also had a specific hospital takeout request, and spent a solid two months in my first pregnancy trying to explain the difference between sex and gender before giving up. I think the driver is that "gender" is seen as a more polite term for sex.

Re Babymoons: I took a transatlantic vacation at 18 weeks. I never called it a babymoon, but others did. My main motivation was that I probably wouldn't get to do it again anytime soon. I hadn't really considered the potential health effects, but in hindsight, if something had happened there probably wouldn't have been anything to be done, and since I was traveling in civilized countries with socialized healthcare, the cost would most likely have been cheaper than at home.

My contribution: a coworker just got divorced. Pre-divorce, her fb feed was entirely all the places she and her husband went (vacations, weekend getaways, tony restaurants). Post-divorce, it's all about the things she's buying for her dog. Oh, and how she's remodeling the 1600 sq ft townhouse she got to keep. (And if Glassdoor is right, she makes about $40k/year.)

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #908 on: October 14, 2014, 07:50:00 AM »
Anyway, I guess it comes down to, I think your friend AND you are both oversimplifying a complex problem. I think a solution that is both rational and humane exists, but requires banks, government, and individuals working together. Perhaps in some communities, housing the homeless in foreclosed homes is a reasonable solution. Perhaps in others, special, low-cost housing needs to be built. In some climates, what about campgrounds for the homeless? What about tiny houses http://occupymadisoninc.com/ ?

I helped build one of the OM tiny houses. The entire thing was about the size of my kitchen (quite a small kitchen by anybody's standards), so the idea that someone who is homeless doesn't "deserve" that amount of help strikes me as very cold. I don't think anybody would consciously choose to live in a space like that, and the majority of chronically homeless people are in their situation because of serious issues that the rest of us have been lucky enough to avoid. Also, the people who are getting the houses in Madison had to participate in a work program (volunteering at the building site for a certain # of hours) to get them, and I think they had to test clean for drugs too, though I'm not certain of that. I met some of them and their gratitude/excitement to finally be getting these teeny tiny homes was touching and heartbreaking.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #909 on: October 14, 2014, 08:13:50 AM »
Anyway, I guess it comes down to, I think your friend AND you are both oversimplifying a complex problem. I think a solution that is both rational and humane exists, but requires banks, government, and individuals working together. Perhaps in some communities, housing the homeless in foreclosed homes is a reasonable solution. Perhaps in others, special, low-cost housing needs to be built. In some climates, what about campgrounds for the homeless? What about tiny houses http://occupymadisoninc.com/ ?

I helped build one of the OM tiny houses. The entire thing was about the size of my kitchen (quite a small kitchen by anybody's standards), so the idea that someone who is homeless doesn't "deserve" that amount of help strikes me as very cold. I don't think anybody would consciously choose to live in a space like that, and the majority of chronically homeless people are in their situation because of serious issues that the rest of us have been lucky enough to avoid. Also, the people who are getting the houses in Madison had to participate in a work program (volunteering at the building site for a certain # of hours) to get them, and I think they had to test clean for drugs too, though I'm not certain of that. I met some of them and their gratitude/excitement to finally be getting these teeny tiny homes was touching and heartbreaking.

Just my 2c.
So cool to hear from someone involved in the project! I thought it was great when I heart about it. Judging by some recent news, I think tinyhouses are some people's housing of choice, but mostly of hardcore minimalists. However, after being homeless I bet it's awesome just to have your own corner of the world, no matter how tiny... Anyway, thanks for sharing.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #910 on: October 14, 2014, 08:59:07 AM »
The only "push present" I want is for Mr Tofu to bring me a really good pizza or Chinese takeout.

For each of our children's births, one of my first jobs was getting my wife her favorite sandwich from her favorite deli. Going months without eating cold cuts drove her crazy.

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« Reply #911 on: October 14, 2014, 10:57:57 AM »
For each of our children's births, one of my first jobs was getting my wife her favorite sandwich from her favorite deli. Going months without eating cold cuts drove her crazy.

Yeah, it was the lack of cold cuts that caused your wife to act crazy when she was pregnant. ;)

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« Reply #912 on: October 14, 2014, 11:09:09 AM »
+1

The only "push present" I want is for Mr Tofu to bring me a really good pizza or Chinese takeout.  But while the name is dumb, I love the idea of a babymoon.  We didn't have a honeymoon, and it would have been nice to have a nice weekend or few days somewhere.  It's a bit late now, as Baby Tofu is due in 5 weeks, but I don't think it's stupid at all.

Gender reveals, on the other hand... one big WTF.  I'll be honest, though, half the reason for my annoyance is that it should be called a "sex reveal," since sex and gender are not the same thing.  I also get annoyed when people ask me what the baby's gender is, though I've gotten better at not explaining that "sex" and "gender" are not interchangeable.

I'm with you on the push present! We never eat out or take out anymore, so I'm looking forward to that. :) I really really want to take a weekend away with SO before it gets too late (mine is due march), but I'm good with a weekend away at my family's beach or country house (oh the antimustachian!).

About gender and sex, a momma in one of my apps said she always answers: "The sex is male, but gender I guess you'll need to wait until they are a teenager so they can tell you"

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #913 on: October 14, 2014, 11:18:17 AM »
Anyway, I guess it comes down to, I think your friend AND you are both oversimplifying a complex problem. I think a solution that is both rational and humane exists, but requires banks, government, and individuals working together. Perhaps in some communities, housing the homeless in foreclosed homes is a reasonable solution. Perhaps in others, special, low-cost housing needs to be built. In some climates, what about campgrounds for the homeless? What about tiny houses http://occupymadisoninc.com/ ?

I helped build one of the OM tiny houses. The entire thing was about the size of my kitchen (quite a small kitchen by anybody's standards), so the idea that someone who is homeless doesn't "deserve" that amount of help strikes me as very cold. I don't think anybody would consciously choose to live in a space like that, and the majority of chronically homeless people are in their situation because of serious issues that the rest of us have been lucky enough to avoid. Also, the people who are getting the houses in Madison had to participate in a work program (volunteering at the building site for a certain # of hours) to get them, and I think they had to test clean for drugs too, though I'm not certain of that. I met some of them and their gratitude/excitement to finally be getting these teeny tiny homes was touching and heartbreaking.

Just my 2c.
So cool to hear from someone involved in the project! I thought it was great when I heart about it. Judging by some recent news, I think tinyhouses are some people's housing of choice, but mostly of hardcore minimalists. However, after being homeless I bet it's awesome just to have your own corner of the world, no matter how tiny... Anyway, thanks for sharing.

It was very cool. I wish I had been more involved. I only helped with the one house and then life got in the way.

But yeah, you're right, I forgot about the hardcore minimalists. I guess there are some people who would choose that. :)

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #914 on: October 14, 2014, 11:25:11 AM »
Anyway, I guess it comes down to, I think your friend AND you are both oversimplifying a complex problem. I think a solution that is both rational and humane exists, but requires banks, government, and individuals working together. Perhaps in some communities, housing the homeless in foreclosed homes is a reasonable solution. Perhaps in others, special, low-cost housing needs to be built. In some climates, what about campgrounds for the homeless? What about tiny houses http://occupymadisoninc.com/ ?

I helped build one of the OM tiny houses. The entire thing was about the size of my kitchen (quite a small kitchen by anybody's standards), so the idea that someone who is homeless doesn't "deserve" that amount of help strikes me as very cold. I don't think anybody would consciously choose to live in a space like that, and the majority of chronically homeless people are in their situation because of serious issues that the rest of us have been lucky enough to avoid. Also, the people who are getting the houses in Madison had to participate in a work program (volunteering at the building site for a certain # of hours) to get them, and I think they had to test clean for drugs too, though I'm not certain of that. I met some of them and their gratitude/excitement to finally be getting these teeny tiny homes was touching and heartbreaking.

Just my 2c.

Very, very cool. Those are on East wash, right?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #915 on: October 14, 2014, 12:08:42 PM »
Anyway, I guess it comes down to, I think your friend AND you are both oversimplifying a complex problem. I think a solution that is both rational and humane exists, but requires banks, government, and individuals working together. Perhaps in some communities, housing the homeless in foreclosed homes is a reasonable solution. Perhaps in others, special, low-cost housing needs to be built. In some climates, what about campgrounds for the homeless? What about tiny houses http://occupymadisoninc.com/ ?

I helped build one of the OM tiny houses. The entire thing was about the size of my kitchen (quite a small kitchen by anybody's standards), so the idea that someone who is homeless doesn't "deserve" that amount of help strikes me as very cold. I don't think anybody would consciously choose to live in a space like that, and the majority of chronically homeless people are in their situation because of serious issues that the rest of us have been lucky enough to avoid. Also, the people who are getting the houses in Madison had to participate in a work program (volunteering at the building site for a certain # of hours) to get them, and I think they had to test clean for drugs too, though I'm not certain of that. I met some of them and their gratitude/excitement to finally be getting these teeny tiny homes was touching and heartbreaking.

Just my 2c.

Very, very cool. Those are on East wash, right?

I think the final site is on 3rd off E. Johnson. If you're on Facebook, they're there as "OM Build" and you can follow/volunteer for the project.

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« Reply #916 on: October 14, 2014, 03:50:53 PM »
-"Hubby bought me a push present!!!" with picture of $400+ diaper bag. Seriously, that thing is going to hold poopy diapers. (For those not in the know, a "push present" is a gift that the dad/husband gives a new mom as a "thank you" for carrying and birthing his child, or something like that).

A Push Gift and A "Baby Moon" are fucking retarded as fuck. What's a baby moon? Well obviously it's a 'VACATION' for the Mom and Dad before the Baby arrives since it's their last chance to relax......... Fuck going on a vacation where you can't do anything but lay around.

Anyways, I made sure my wife, and her dumb friends, knew my feelings on both things.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #917 on: October 14, 2014, 03:58:25 PM »
Anyway, I guess it comes down to, I think your friend AND you are both oversimplifying a complex problem. I think a solution that is both rational and humane exists, but requires banks, government, and individuals working together. Perhaps in some communities, housing the homeless in foreclosed homes is a reasonable solution. Perhaps in others, special, low-cost housing needs to be built. In some climates, what about campgrounds for the homeless? What about tiny houses http://occupymadisoninc.com/ ?

I helped build one of the OM tiny houses. The entire thing was about the size of my kitchen (quite a small kitchen by anybody's standards), so the idea that someone who is homeless doesn't "deserve" that amount of help strikes me as very cold. I don't think anybody would consciously choose to live in a space like that, and the majority of chronically homeless people are in their situation because of serious issues that the rest of us have been lucky enough to avoid. Also, the people who are getting the houses in Madison had to participate in a work program (volunteering at the building site for a certain # of hours) to get them, and I think they had to test clean for drugs too, though I'm not certain of that. I met some of them and their gratitude/excitement to finally be getting these teeny tiny homes was touching and heartbreaking.

Just my 2c.

Very, very cool. Those are on East wash, right?

I think the final site is on 3rd off E. Johnson. If you're on Facebook, they're there as "OM Build" and you can follow/volunteer for the project.

ooh sweet I should check this out

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« Reply #918 on: October 14, 2014, 03:59:01 PM »
The only "push present" I want is for Mr Tofu to bring me a really good pizza or Chinese takeout.

For each of our children's births, one of my first jobs was getting my wife her favorite sandwich from her favorite deli. Going months without eating cold cuts drove her crazy.
This cracks me up!  I so missed my sandwiches.

With my second son...I got to the hospital at 7:30 am.  He was born at 8:37 am.  They finally moved me to my room around 10:30 am and said "it's almost lunch time, order early!"  I said "do I have to order food from the menu?"  They said no.

I sent my husband immediately to my favorite deli 3 blocks from the hospital.

By the time 24 hours had rolled around, I'd had ALL the things I couldn't have while pregnant, except alcohol.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #919 on: October 14, 2014, 04:46:44 PM »
Anyway, I guess it comes down to, I think your friend AND you are both oversimplifying a complex problem. I think a solution that is both rational and humane exists, but requires banks, government, and individuals working together. Perhaps in some communities, housing the homeless in foreclosed homes is a reasonable solution. Perhaps in others, special, low-cost housing needs to be built. In some climates, what about campgrounds for the homeless? What about tiny houses http://occupymadisoninc.com/ ?

I helped build one of the OM tiny houses. The entire thing was about the size of my kitchen (quite a small kitchen by anybody's standards), so the idea that someone who is homeless doesn't "deserve" that amount of help strikes me as very cold. I don't think anybody would consciously choose to live in a space like that, and the majority of chronically homeless people are in their situation because of serious issues that the rest of us have been lucky enough to avoid. Also, the people who are getting the houses in Madison had to participate in a work program (volunteering at the building site for a certain # of hours) to get them, and I think they had to test clean for drugs too, though I'm not certain of that. I met some of them and their gratitude/excitement to finally be getting these teeny tiny homes was touching and heartbreaking.

Just my 2c.

Very, very cool. Those are on East wash, right?

I think the final site is on 3rd off E. Johnson. If you're on Facebook, they're there as "OM Build" and you can follow/volunteer for the project.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #920 on: October 14, 2014, 06:46:51 PM »
People have completely turned on it's head what a Babymoon actually is. it's a time of staying in with the newborn baby and just enjoying this new little person. Snuggling in as a family and figuring it all out.

It has nothing to do with a vacation, it is actually very Mustachian.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #921 on: October 15, 2014, 12:44:40 AM »



Another method of using no fee layaway is to buy high demand items, post them on ebay, and only pay items as they sell.  I know someone who bought a bunch of xbox1 and ps4 preorders on layaway and sold them for $800-$1000 a piece when the release date arrived.

Tell me more. PM?

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« Reply #922 on: October 15, 2014, 03:21:03 AM »



Another method of using no fee layaway is to buy high demand items, post them on ebay, and only pay items as they sell.  I know someone who bought a bunch of xbox1 and ps4 preorders on layaway and sold them for $800-$1000 a piece when the release date arrived.

Tell me more. PM?
I'm interested to know too..

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« Reply #923 on: October 15, 2014, 03:27:28 AM »
We recently had our first and did a staycation for baby moon. I took a week off, really enjoyed all amenities of our apartment (hot tub, swimming pool, etc) and the surroundings (sampled various food trucks and local mom and pop restaurants for dinner, met husband for leisurely lunches and spent a whole day at our fabulous library enjoying all their perks). Husband took two days off as well.... One of the best vacations so far... Made total sense for us since we were always busy at work and even weekends were spent in one project or the other. It was sheer decadence to just relax and not do anything for one whole week.... Minus the hassle of traveling, accommodation, etc

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« Reply #924 on: October 15, 2014, 06:16:41 AM »



Another method of using no fee layaway is to buy high demand items, post them on ebay, and only pay items as they sell.  I know someone who bought a bunch of xbox1 and ps4 preorders on layaway and sold them for $800-$1000 a piece when the release date arrived.

Tell me more. PM?
I'm interested to know too..

It is simple, you order an item from Walmart on layaway that you anticipate will be in high demand (sells much higher than retail).  You don't actually have to pay for it until you pick it up.  But it is held for you until a month after it is available.  So essentially, Walmart (for example) is your warehouse storing all the stuff that you may or may not sell.  Only really works for high demand items.  Here is a thread discussing doing in for consoles:

http://slickdeals.net/f/6249930-playstation-4-and-xbox-one-pre-orders-wal-mart-in-store-10-down-payment-and-dont-have-to-pick-up-until-12-13-13-full-retail-price-still?v=1

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« Reply #925 on: October 15, 2014, 06:30:13 AM »
We didn't have a baby moon since the twins came out at 29 1/2 weeks, before we could have even planned one.  Birth occurred same day as the baby shower.  Even if they didn't come out early, the doctors told us not to travel since it was a high risk pregnancy.

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« Reply #926 on: October 15, 2014, 06:34:28 AM »
I don't "do" Facebook, but I enjoy reading your posts.  Maybe someone can start a Babymoon thread so that they can post there.
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« Reply #927 on: October 15, 2014, 06:38:43 AM »
I don't "do" Facebook, but I enjoy reading your posts.  Maybe someone can start a Babymoon thread so that they can post there.

are you saying this thread is getting foamy? :)

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« Reply #928 on: October 15, 2014, 07:47:53 AM »
I don't "do" Facebook, but I enjoy reading your posts.  Maybe someone can start a Babymoon thread so that they can post there.

are you saying this thread is getting foamy? :)

Dear God I hope this becomes a thing!  How amazing would it be to be part of the community that came up with a new interwebs term?

Just imagine seeing this on some other forum when things are derailing badly:



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« Reply #929 on: October 15, 2014, 08:55:15 AM »
Maybe after the kids are all out of the house. What would you call that? An Empty Nest Fest?

This is the greatest idea ever. I'm going to start planning mine now. Only 14 years until the youngest is 18....

But seriously, register that name and URL. You could make a killing with an Empty Nest Fest vacation coordination type website. Refer people to a bunch of 25 and older resorts and fancy restaurants with a no children policy. For real. This could become a thing.

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« Reply #930 on: October 15, 2014, 09:10:10 AM »
Maybe after the kids are all out of the house. What would you call that? An Empty Nest Fest?

This is the greatest idea ever. I'm going to start planning mine now. Only 14 years until the youngest is 18....

But seriously, register that name and URL. You could make a killing with an Empty Nest Fest vacation coordination type website. Refer people to a bunch of 25 and older resorts and fancy restaurants with a no children policy. For real. This could become a thing.

It could be centered around taking their old bedroom and turning it into a storage closet!

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« Reply #931 on: October 15, 2014, 09:18:05 AM »
Maybe after the kids are all out of the house. What would you call that? An Empty Nest Fest?

This is the greatest idea ever. I'm going to start planning mine now. Only 14 years until the youngest is 18....

But seriously, register that name and URL. You could make a killing with an Empty Nest Fest vacation coordination type website. Refer people to a bunch of 25 and older resorts and fancy restaurants with a no children policy. For real. This could become a thing.

It could be centered around taking their old bedroom and turning it into a storage closet!

Screw that! It's the new game room/ sex room/ TV room/ exercise room!
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« Reply #932 on: October 15, 2014, 09:44:26 AM »
Maybe after the kids are all out of the house. What would you call that? An Empty Nest Fest?

This is the greatest idea ever. I'm going to start planning mine now. Only 14 years until the youngest is 18....

But seriously, register that name and URL. You could make a killing with an Empty Nest Fest vacation coordination type website. Refer people to a bunch of 25 and older resorts and fancy restaurants with a no children policy. For real. This could become a thing.

It could be centered around taking their old bedroom and turning it into a storage closet!

Screw that! It's the new game room/ sex room/ TV room/ exercise room!

I thought we were still aiming this at people who have fourteen parties for each baby. It could be turned into a constant party room.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #933 on: October 15, 2014, 10:38:35 AM »
Maybe after the kids are all out of the house. What would you call that? An Empty Nest Fest?

This is the greatest idea ever. I'm going to start planning mine now. Only 14 years until the youngest is 18....

But seriously, register that name and URL. You could make a killing with an Empty Nest Fest vacation coordination type website. Refer people to a bunch of 25 and older resorts and fancy restaurants with a no children policy. For real. This could become a thing.

It could be centered around taking their old bedroom and turning it into a storage closet!

Screw that! It's the new game room/ sex room/ TV room/ exercise room!

I've had children in the house for 14 years, and have 9 more until the last one turns 18. Just looking at that math is making me tired.

Erica, I'll get on it. :)

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #934 on: October 15, 2014, 10:47:06 AM »
I've had children in the house for 14 years, and have 9 more until the last one turns 18. Just looking at that math is making me tired.

Erica, I'll get on it. :)
My mom has had kids in the house for 32 years....and 1 more until the youngest is 18. She said there's advantages to having them young, and advantages to having them when your older, but don't do both :)

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« Reply #935 on: October 15, 2014, 11:14:28 AM »
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My mom has had kids in the house for 32 years....and 1 more until the youngest is 18. She said there's advantages to having them young, and advantages to having them when your older, but don't do both :)

That is a great line! 

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #936 on: October 15, 2014, 11:27:54 AM »
I've had children in the house for 14 years, and have 9 more until the last one turns 18. Just looking at that math is making me tired.

Erica, I'll get on it. :)
My mom has had kids in the house for 32 years....and 1 more until the youngest is 18. She said there's advantages to having them young, and advantages to having them when your older, but don't do both :)

That makes me feel like a total wuss, thanks. ;)

My best friend's mother had five kids -- the first in 1944 and the last in 1970. So that's... 44 years with kids in the house? Is that right? Jeebus...

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #937 on: October 15, 2014, 11:31:53 AM »
The only "push present" I want is for Mr Tofu to bring me a really good pizza or Chinese takeout.

For each of our children's births, one of my first jobs was getting my wife her favorite sandwich from her favorite deli. Going months without eating cold cuts drove her crazy.

Wait, you can't eat cold cuts while you're pregnant?  Let me head back to the threads where I posted about when I want to have kids and delete it all....

Sorry for the foam, I did scroll the facebook and try to find something but not much great.  Did check out my cousin's page, because I hid her from my feed for the obnoxiousness - She posted pictures of $5 off carwash coupons and the comments were all about how she washes her car often in the rain...

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #938 on: October 15, 2014, 11:54:53 AM »
I've had children in the house for 14 years, and have 9 more until the last one turns 18. Just looking at that math is making me tired.

Erica, I'll get on it. :)
My mom has had kids in the house for 32 years....and 1 more until the youngest is 18. She said there's advantages to having them young, and advantages to having them when your older, but don't do both :)
Ha ha ha!
I fell into the older crowd.
My aunt had her first at 19 and her last at 38, so that's 19+18 = 37 years of children?  Then her youngest had a baby at 17, so it was probably more like 40.

One of my HS classmates has a 22 year old, a 7 year old, and a 2 year old, so again, that's like 40 years.

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #939 on: October 15, 2014, 11:58:07 AM »
I've had children in the house for 14 years, and have 9 more until the last one turns 18. Just looking at that math is making me tired.

Erica, I'll get on it. :)
My mom has had kids in the house for 32 years....and 1 more until the youngest is 18. She said there's advantages to having them young, and advantages to having them when your older, but don't do both :)

That makes me feel like a total wuss, thanks. ;)

My best friend's mother had five kids -- the first in 1944 and the last in 1970. So that's... 44 years with kids in the house? Is that right? Jeebus...
Holy cow that's insane. One scenario of that is having the first at 15 and the last at 41. Where they spread out in between?

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #940 on: October 15, 2014, 12:27:19 PM »
I've had children in the house for 14 years, and have 9 more until the last one turns 18. Just looking at that math is making me tired.

Erica, I'll get on it. :)
My mom has had kids in the house for 32 years....and 1 more until the youngest is 18. She said there's advantages to having them young, and advantages to having them when your older, but don't do both :)

That makes me feel like a total wuss, thanks. ;)

My best friend's mother had five kids -- the first in 1944 and the last in 1970. So that's... 44 years with kids in the house? Is that right? Jeebus...
Holy cow that's insane. One scenario of that is having the first at 15 and the last at 41. Where they spread out in between?

This math isn't exact, but it went something like this: She had the first one when she was in her mid 20s, followed by three more over 10 or so years, and the last "oops" one when she was almost 50. The fourth one was just about to leave the nest when the fifth one made her surprise entrance.

And to blow off the foam: This same best friend posts constantly about her purchases on Fb. I think it's because she's trying to prove to her older brothers (all Mercedes-driving doctors and lawyers) that she's a successful adult, not just a whiny baby sister. I wish she could see that they're just jerks and she has real worth as a person, separate from the heavy spending.

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« Reply #943 on: October 15, 2014, 04:41:09 PM »
Yeah... we are past foamy and into dangerous froth lol

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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #944 on: October 15, 2014, 05:45:06 PM »
Maybe after the kids are all out of the house. What would you call that? An Empty Nest Fest?

Reminds me of when my friend got divorced years ago - a bunch of us threw him a 'rebachelor party'. 

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« Reply #945 on: October 15, 2014, 06:24:46 PM »
eldest child is 25. youngest has 6 more years of school left.

at least we are finally done with Elementary school. that crap seemed to go on forever..
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« Reply #947 on: October 16, 2014, 06:06:44 AM »
That is the foamiest!!!! hahaha!

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« Reply #948 on: October 16, 2014, 07:14:02 AM »
I feel semi-bad sharing this, because I actually really like this person, but someone posted this on Facebook this morning:

24 more days......I hope Florida is ready for us again!!!!!

This is in reference to another trip to the Magic Kingdom after a mid-September trip. They live in the upper Midwest. The responses were a mixture of incredulity (that was then explained to be jealousy) and "you deserve it!!!" Apparently things have been rather tough at work.
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Re: Overheard on Facebook
« Reply #949 on: October 17, 2014, 03:54:30 PM »
Sister of a colleague:

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"So interest rates remain low for another year, I hope all those with low mortgages put some aside for next year's increases and those with buy to let mortgages don't increase rents next year cause if you do that's just a piss take"

Says the person who sold her house to spend the equity. Which there was a lot of. Then went bankrupt. And it appears is heading the same way again.

"Facepalm"