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    Duxx and Ajay need to move to Kentucky...I don't think Canada wants me!
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    About restaurants and kids... I have always dreamed about a real restaurant (not McDonalds etc) that would have a glass room in the middle, maybe sound proofed, and equipped with plentiful toys, small tables and maybe a pepperoni pizza buffet for the kids. I could put the kids there and actually enjoy my meal (which would not be a hamburger nor a pizza) without constantly thinking about whether the kids are behaving or not. I would pay higher prices for that luxury, too.
    ps. This is just my opinion in the matter.

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    Texie...the southern U.S. does NOT want me & Dux. Trust me. You'll have to come here instead.

    Scarlett...you have kids that start school TOMORROW? What gives? School doesn't start here till after Labour Day! (except for registration, which is Sep. 1st.)

    Tirlittan...that is a GREAT idea. I find it easier to just turn my brats loose in McDonald's playland than to make them sit still. Although mine are pretty good, the little one can still be strapped in a high chair, and the 5-year-old is usually behaved, except for Red Lobster...she's obsessed with the lobsters in the tanks, and MUST go stare at them for extended periods of time
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    AJane, the kids start early here because of testing. Our school calendar has traditionally been from the end of August until the beginning of June. They changed it in the last few years. Something to do with Spring Break and the timing of the FCAT (the biggie test here). They actually got out of school May 23rd. I personally think it's unreal for them to start already.

    Thanks for all the support guys. *sigh* It's done now. I had to turn him loose in the big world of lockers, gym, and changing classes. Thank goodness, they have rebuilt the school so they keep the grades together. They have separate buildings for 6th, 7th and 8th so he won't have to deal with the "big kids" except for gym and lunch. I took him to school and waited until they got all the kids sorted out and sent to homeroom. It was hard for me not to throw my arms around his ankles and sob, even harder for me to walk away and let him go to class like a big kid, all on his own. I was just looking around at him and other kids from his elementary school, kids I've known since they were in kindergarten, trying to look all brave and yet seeing how terrified they all were. I sat outside in the parking lot of my car and cried worse than I did when he went to kindergarten. I also took my daughter to school. (She is in 3rd grade now!! Unbelievable!) This is the year she starts taking "The TEST" (above mentioned FCAT), so they really get very seriously academic this year. Poor love is starting in a new school as well and is not looking very sure about it. I was looking at baby pictures last night (yeah, that "torture myself" Mommy thing I think we all do). I am firmly protesting this whole "growing up" nonsense!!

    Tirlittan, a restaurant like that would make tons of money.

    My daughter screeched in terror the first time she saw the lobster tank at Red Lobster!

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    Texie the US doesn't want me and Janey - we're socialists .. although our friends might fit right in! Polygamy is still legal in Utah isn't it? *ducks out of the Mormons swinging foot*
    Jane I thought it was really weird too that these two would put everyone through that kind of turmoil and then decide to top it off with a marriage. My husband figures it was their wake up call... you know, like Harlequin romance ending... hero pushes heroine away, heroine has bad accident, hero realizes he is nothing without her, declares love to her on her death bed, she miraculously recovers because his love made her stronger
    So anyway they are getting married. I don't know if I'll be able to make it through the reception without asking WHAT THE HELL WERE YOU THINKING? .. oh and because I'm such a smartass 'does the line start here > and who's next?" hehehe .. yeah I'm evil that way.

    I don't know which show my daughter picked this up from but it can continue for the rest of my life as far as I'm concerned..
    Any time I make her something to eat she says 'thanks mom, your *insert food here* is the greatest!" and the other kids have started to echo her my little ego boost for the day. I also overheard her in the sandbox this morning tell her little friend "ask mommy to help you tie your shoe, she'll know how, she's the greatest"
    Now I know she didn't come up with it on her own but like I said she can continue at will.
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    Duxx, sounds like Meredith's been watching too much Brady Bunch? Except they praised the live in cook/maid/kickingpost, Alice
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    Duxx, if they have a traditional service, I wonder if there will be an awkward silence when the pastor asks, "if anyone knows just cause,...."

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    Quote Originally Posted by veejer
    Duxx, if they have a traditional service, I wonder if there will be an awkward silence when the pastor asks, "if anyone knows just cause,...."
    LOL how awkward! I know that it's not a secret in our circle of friends I doubt very highly that any of the family knows about it. They are having a short and sweet evening service under a tent in their backyard. We did the same thing but we got married in the hall at 7pm - all night party and buffet. No sit down dinner and all the stuff that drives you crazy when you are planning. Everyone had a good time but me, I was ready to go home by 11pm

    oh - btw I asked our priest about that question for my own wedding - I had a psycho boss who was really unpredictable (he said I was too young to get married .. I was 27) I wanted to know what would happen if he stood up to protest and the priest assured me that 'just cause' is a legal question and not your personal opinion. The only objection that would end the service is if someone had proof that either the bride or groom was still legally married or falsely identified themselves. That really took a load off my mind at the time. If he had objected he would have looked like a horse's ass and he would have been escorted out by my very large cousins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duxxy
    Texie the US doesn't want me and Janey - we're socialists .. although our friends might fit right in! Polygamy is still legal in Utah isn't it? *ducks out of the Mormons swinging foot*
    Nope, sorry it isn't legal here. Gonna have to send them somewhere else...we don't want 'em.
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    *WARNING* to all you other moms of princesses...

    So my 5-year-old was away for 2 weeks, right? I think well, I'll get her a welcome-home gift, something she'll love. So I go to Wal-Mart and see the Bratz DVD. Keepsake purse included. Well, I think to myself, "Self...the little princess will loooove this. She has a Bratz doll and thinks they are way cool. I'll get her this and be the greatest mom ever!" So I buy the DVD ($19.98 Cdn) and give it to my little angel when she arrives home. That was Saturday night. It is now Monday morning and we have had the requisite twice daily viewings.

    Now we come to the warning part. I thought it would be a sweet little innocent story much like the Barbie videos, which have gentle, fairy-tale subjects that include purple dragons and enchanted woodland creatures. It is not. It's about a bunch of spoiled little princesses (who oddly enough do not have noses unless they are shown in profile) who do things like go to the freakin' spa, have pink laptop computers, cell phones, and are going to the prom in this movie. My daughter, of course, is lapping this crap up, and is now telling me to "call the fashion police". :rolleyes I don't have the heart to take it away from her. There are "extras" on the DVD which include a love horoscope and music videos (I don't dare even look). Fortunately my princess cannot read and doesn't know about the extra features...we go straight to the movie.

    So I'm now just waiting for her to get sick of it. I see there's a new Barbie movie coming soon (another cutsey twist on a classic children's fable), so maybe I can replace the Bratz with that one. Before she calls the fashion police on me.
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