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  1. Special Needs I was livid today. I had to leave work and come home to take ds off of the bus bc our sitter's name was not on the Emergency Card. Thankfully OPT took my complaint. They could...(more) 33 min ago (29 replies)
    have just called and asked if it was alright. Unfortunately, it was a substitute driver. This is ALL about the bus' liability. Bc I could have simply check the box that says they can leave my child unattended without a problem.
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    • this is on you, not them. i would be happy someone was so diligent. 31 min ago
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      • ^^ also there is a reason that they can't just "call" you, no one can prove you said yes, and god forbid it wasn't the sitter coming to get ds. 31 min ago
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      • This is the response I thought I would get. However, I am livid. I should not have to leave work when I have someone there to help my child. Again, OPT agreed and thankfully...(more) 30 min ago
        logged a complaint.
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        • I'm sorry but you are the exact reason WOHMs get a bad name. You suck. 29 min ago
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          • Now you just want to fight. I'm not in the mood. 29 min ago
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            • No, I don't want to fight. You are just wrong. I worked in child care and there was an incident similar to this where the parent told the care provider that the daughter was...(more) 26 min ago
              allowed to walk home by herself and she didn't make it home. Shit happens. You should be happy your kid is safe and sound.
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    • Too bad, lady. You'd be the first one shouting if so something bad happened. 28 min ago
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    • the substitute driver was probably afraid to do anything wrong and get in any sort of trouble, but it would have made sense for the bus company to call you vs making you come in...(more) 27 min ago
      person. How long has the babysitter been working for you?
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      • This. And now I'm pissed and complained so it backfired. Honestly, just a courtesy call is all it would have taken. 26 min ago
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    • teacher here. this is YOUR problem. parents who get upset at me b/c i wont release their child to a stranger w/o written consent blow my mind. anybody could be on the other end of...(more) 26 min ago
      the phone... im not losing your kid or my license
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    • you couldnt have predicted this would be an issue? you always have to notify in writing when having somebody new pick up your kids 26 min ago
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    • Your sitter could have been ANYONE. DC are taken by people they know! Driver did the right thing. You are an ass. 25 min ago
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      • REally? STFU 23 min ago
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        • Wow. Yeah. You sound WAY more rational than the bus driver. 22 min ago
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          • Really. Shut up. I didn't NEED to post this. I just decided to vent here. 20 min ago
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            • You needed a dose of reality. Might not have wanted it, but you got it. Good luck to you. 19 min ago
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    • wow getting flamed on SN, lady... you fucked up bad 24 min ago
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    • how long has the babysitter been working for you? This is important for everyone to remember that you must change the card every time you get someone new. It is actually a good...(more) 24 min ago
      sign they noticed. If people bend the rules it becomes common place and then they do it when you have a person the child is not supposed to go with take that child.
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      • We've had this sitter before. It was a substitute driver. 23 min ago
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        • so why are they not on the card? 22 min ago
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          • Old card. Needs to be updated. 20 min ago
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            • so then it is your fault, not the drivers who did what they are supposed to do. You should only be livid with yourself 19 min ago
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              • Fine, whatever you say. I totally agree with you. 18 min ago
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            • AGAIN: ON YOU. 19 min ago
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            • so why blame the person that was following the rules? 13 min ago
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    • I'm really sorry you had this happen - just a confluence of events that sucked. Hopefully this won't wver happen again, I know how completely frustrating it is. 24 min ago
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    • Not on the emergency card? No note? Is this fake? 14 min ago
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    • Think about it -- if your child was released to a random stranger without consent, you would be screaming your head off that you did not authorize it. 11 min ago
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  2. Toddler Is the new sponge bob movie the usual inappropriate fun sponge bob stif. Or is it more snarky and mean? 34 min ago (6 replies)
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    • It hasn't been released yet so how would we know? 33 min ago
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    • How do we know, it's not out yet. 33 min ago
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    • oh come on. its just spongebob 31 min ago
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    • It's BDSM porn 29 min ago
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    • it's the same as all the previous movies, just like the tv show but longer with live action characters too 25 min ago
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  3. Toddler Anyone know when Carnivale is in Europe? 35 min ago (8 replies)
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    • I would think at the same time as mardi gras 34 min ago
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      • yup 33 min ago
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      • Do you know when that is? 32 min ago
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        • seems to be around the 13 through the 18th, fat tuesday or fairwell the the flesh is on the 17th 29 min ago
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    • it is 15 February this year (mardi gras is the 17th). Except in Milan where it is always a week late (February 22) 30 min ago
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  4. Toddler I don;t understand the 13yo girl posts. are some posters here angry by teen girls? threatened? worried the teen dds will take away their pwecious ds? 35 min ago (8 replies)
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    • yes 35 min ago
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    • don't start this shit. 35 min ago
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    • this place is so misogynist and hates teen dds. 34 min ago
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      • and often with posts started by the creepy perv. 34 min ago
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    • ??? 34 min ago
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    • I don't understand your moms of ds's are creepy implication. 34 min ago
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    • yes. yes. yes. 34 min ago
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    • It's hates boys and moms of boys. Hi! 32 min ago
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  5. Toddler I asked earlier what an architectural TI is. Nobody knew. I have the answer now after talking to an architect. Anyone care to venture a guess? 36 min ago (3 replies)
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    • Texas Instruments Graphics Architecture (TIGA) 34 min ago
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    • the tie in? 33 min ago
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    • Why would we care? 23 min ago
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  6. Toddler I want to marry my boyfriend. I think he wants to marry me - somehow we are going to spend old age together 36 min ago (6 replies)
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    • hi DD 35 min ago
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      • LOL!!! So funny you said that! I felt like an immature teen writing that 34 min ago
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    • I will say, that is a wonderful feeling! enjoy!!! 33 min ago
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      • TY- I hope I'm seeing everything with clear eyes. We are taking things so super slow but we are crazy for each other! 32 min ago
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        • sometimes it works out - it did for us! good luck to you :) 30 min ago
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  7. Toddler Our school district just announced next year's school calendar will have a 2 week Xmas break even though Xmas is on a Friday. Is this typical? Rumor is that they're doing it...(more) 36 min ago (14 replies)
    because high school students are too stressed and need to decompress
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    • sounds good to me. And I agree as a mom of HS kids. 36 min ago
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      • S a mom of younger ones, the long break in routine stinks. And I think if it's true they need to address the underlying issue of why they are so stressed 35 min ago
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        • I've never once considered a two week vacation bad for my kids, at any age. Np. 32 min ago
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    • just the way the calendar falls. we always have christmas eve day off, and new years day is on a friday so a week and a half is normal 35 min ago
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      • Op: but it is a full 2 weeks- 16 days if you include weekends. So it's almost a whole week off before Xmas 34 min ago
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        • That is ridiculous and it is burdensome to working parents. 32 min ago
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    • No, not typical at all. The last 2 yers we've had it but it is way to long IMO. 33 min ago
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      • Op: that's what I think. People are clearly divided- either love it or hate it. 32 min ago
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        • I'd imagine the people who love it are th eones who like to travel during the most expensive time to do so. 31 min ago
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          • Yes, I'd have to agree. The last 2 years we went skiing for a few days just to break up the long stretch but it's suoer expensive and always bad conditions 30 min ago
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          • Or have a similar schedule and crave the down time w family. 30 min ago
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            • Not many working adults have that schedule though. 28 min ago
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              • Just answering the question. 26 min ago
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    • Ours is like 20 days every year. I hate it. 20 min ago
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  8. Toddler Is it really shitty to accept a job and have a start date set up and forms filled out, but then decide not to take it at the last minute? I signed an offer letter but not a...(more) 37 min ago (10 replies)
    contract.
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    • shitty 36 min ago
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    • definitely looks unprofessional. what happened? 36 min ago
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      • Op: my current job is offering me the moon to stay and it's just too enticing not to say yes. I would get to wfh full time instead of commute two hours at the same salary. 34 min ago
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        • NP- i would stay! 34 min ago
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        • well, it happens. i think that's a good reason but you should definitely tell them asap so they can start interviewing people again 33 min ago
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        • conventional wisdom says couteroffer from employerafter giving notice is them buying time tofind yr replacement. it will be even easier to interview with you not onsite. take the...(more) 29 min ago
          new job.
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    • it is shitty, but it happens more often than you think. which is why many companies won't even announce a new hire until their first day and they actually show up. 36 min ago
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    • i did it because my other company offered me $$$ More when i quit, i felt bad but thats life... i blocked all the numbers and emails so i wouldnt get whiney "WHY!" replies 33 min ago
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      • BTW Happy as hell i stayed.. that other job Just was not 100% right 29 min ago
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    • not great but not illegal 32 min ago
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  9. Toddler Ugggghhh do i really have to go supervise bath and teeth brushing....? 37 min ago (0 replies)
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  10. Toddler Very low vitamin d. Taking vitamins but also other ways to boost it. 38 min ago (8 replies)
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    • Sun, milk 37 min ago
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    • Sun 37 min ago
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    • if you can't get sun, get one of those light boxees. 36 min ago
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    • sun 36 min ago
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    • fish lot of omega 3 36 min ago
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    • how low 36 min ago
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    • More supplements. Unless you live in the south you won't make any on sun exposure oct through may 32 min ago
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  11. Toddler We are moving from a cookie cutter house that was not made with the highest quality materials to a house that is really well made and the sound difference is unbelievable....(more) 39 min ago (0 replies)
    granted, the house is bigger so that is part of it…but today i was upstairs and they were doing construction in the kitchen and i could barely hear a thing
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  12. Toddler Wwyd? My ds is 12 and on Instagram. I know, I know. Today he posted a picture of himself and said "sick". His best friend responded by saying "loser", the my ds asked why he was...(more) 39 min ago (28 replies)
    being a jerk, and his friend wrote "loser loser loser loser" then "hahahahaha". I'm pissed, but I also don't want to get involved. My ds has been having a lot of issues. I Just don't know, I guess I let it go.
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    • No social media. Kids don't have the social skills for it. 38 min ago
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      • it is the new social realm and they learn by using it. 34 min ago
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        • Come on. We all learned to use it as adults, no problem. There isn't such a steep learning curve that they need to start as children. Let's let them actually experience things...(more) 31 min ago
          without thinking how it looks through the lens of instagram.
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          • it didn't exist when we were teens. and a 12yo will soon be a teen. its fine for that age and up. 30 min ago
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            • Well, I disagree for my kids. 29 min ago
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      • sadly - this is the new direction so better improve those social skills and maturity fast 26 min ago
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    • nothing he can do. and he just learned a valuable lesson about social media. 38 min ago
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    • you do nothing but what sort of limits do you have on social media? if you are allowing it this is to be expected 38 min ago
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      • I look at it. I monitor it. But other than that, I can't control it 37 min ago
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        • np - you lost control when you allowed a 12 yo on instagram 36 min ago
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    • eh 37 min ago
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    • Talk to your ds. It may well be he is giving as well as getting. They trash talk like crazy at this age. 37 min ago
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      • She should look at his likes. It will show all of his comments. 37 min ago
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        • I do. I see everything. This kid is a problem, always has been 36 min ago
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          • block him on the account then 35 min ago
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          • Loser isn't the worst. And kids that age do say it. And your kid called him a jerk. 35 min ago
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            • well technically he didn't np 33 min ago
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          • Be careful. Don't be so quick to damn him. Have an honest checkin w your ds. 35 min ago
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    • no social media. period. 37 min ago
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    • and of course you can't tell him to reply...fuck off cocksucker. 37 min ago
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    • Boys this age call each other loser in a jokey way alll the time. Might not have meant it the way you thought. 37 min ago
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      • true -- talk to ds 36 min ago
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      • this. he might have called him a loser bc he was being cocky 35 min ago
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    • he can delete his friend's comments if he wants. 36 min ago
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    • i'd revoke the social media accounts in a heartbeat, for his own protection. there's probably a lot more you can't see, like on snapchat. 36 min ago
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    • my dd and her friends do this. its sarcasm. 32 min ago
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      • until it isn't. that is how these things go. eventually someone posts something that hits too close to home. then, it goes to shit. 25 min ago
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        • I think you are projecting. Also, boys use sarcasm/vulgarities/put downs with no intent at this age, fwiw. Not saying it's right but they do. 15 min ago
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  13. Toddler Would you guess marriage problems? Coworker's DW rarely comes to things, he calls sometimes for work stuff and often has to explain/justify himself to her because she interrupts ,...(more) 40 min ago (19 replies)
    Him while we're talking. Just spoke to him and ended up apologizing for interruption, but he called me.
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    • no. I was just at Duane Reade and there was no line. 39 min ago
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    • Stay out of their marriage. 38 min ago
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      • Op- of course. Just asking on here only because, well, it was weird. I got called re something then felt I was an intrusion. 36 min ago
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        • Why is he calling you? And why would he apologize to you? None of this makes sense except you two need to cool it. 34 min ago
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          • Op- no, he called me about grant app due tmrw, then wife said something, he was kind of defensive, and I wound up saying "sorry for the intrusion"...(more) 32 min ago
            I'm canadian - we apologize for everything. But this was strange. Am I missing something? Is wife a shrew? Is coworker inappropriate?
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            • Seems strange to me. I text w coworkers quite a bit at night to resolve issues for next day. We rarely talk tho. 30 min ago
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        • ffs. Have never been interrupted on a call at home? Doesn't mean anything. 33 min ago
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      • this. OP is trouble. I can smell it from here. 35 min ago
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        • ita. if she didnt want to bang the dude, she wldnt give 2nd thought to it. 33 min ago
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    • shes obnoxious. he doesn't tell her about the work stuff. my mom was convinced that my dad never went to work stuff, but he just didn't tell her cause she was alwayns drunk. 36 min ago
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    • myob 35 min ago
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    • you have a crush on him 34 min ago
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    • is this your emotional affair, op? quit looking for reasons to hate the dw. 33 min ago
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      • Op- no, I actually like the DW when I see her. Don't like being caught in weird phone triangle dynamic thing 31 min ago
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        • it kind of sounds like you do like it though 29 min ago
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        • Yeah right. That's why you call her a shrew..... 28 min ago
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          • I asked if she was. I don't know. Sigh. It was just odd. 26 min ago
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    • crazy wife....poor guy 32 min ago
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  14. Toddler Ferguson fucking animals. You can't work with that community. CNN - ugh 40 min ago (4 replies)
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    • I agree. That white extremsit officer was pretty out of control. 39 min ago
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    • Did something else happen? 35 min ago
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      • white pro cop dude started a fight... 34 min ago
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  15. Toddler How do you mend a broken heart 40 min ago (11 replies)
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    • get busy 40 min ago
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    • Ask Barry Gibb 40 min ago
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    • Ice cream 40 min ago
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    • Action is the enemy of melancholy 39 min ago
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    • modge podge and newspaper 39 min ago
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    • Get busy. Make lists of stuff to do. Think about someone else or at least the possibility of someone else 39 min ago
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    • how do you stop the rain from falling down? 36 min ago
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      • How do I make the sad clown laugh? 35 min ago
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    • distraction (new man) 35 min ago
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  16. Toddler We got our dog from a shelter a couple of years ago, he was a little over a year old. We think he had been abused because for the first few weeks with us he would hide or cowar in...(more) 43 min ago (19 replies)
    a corner. After a while he got used to us and wanted cuddle and things like that, he was also very protective of us but now seems to be more accepting of people who come into the house. For the last 2 days dd has been petting him and he growled and might have even tried to lunge at her but when she screamed he back down. what could be going on?
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    • maybe not feeling well? go to vet. 41 min ago
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      • maybe this is it, I will 41 min ago
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    • what breed? 41 min ago
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      • mutt, might be part beagle but we aren't even aure about that 40 min ago
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    • How old is dd and was she petting him in a spot that hurts? 41 min ago
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      • 11, I don't think so 40 min ago
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    • In NYC?salty paws 41 min ago
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      • nj so possibly 40 min ago
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      • this. dogs get salt lodged in their paw pads and it hurts. 40 min ago
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    • I'd get rid of said dog. 41 min ago
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      • some dogs are just rude. we had a dog that would growl warnings to our dcs, they had to learn her boundaries. she never attacked or even bit. they are not all biters 37 min ago
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    • not sure he was abused, just in a new setting. make sure she pets him wout putting her arms around him. they don't like that. and throw him outside if he growls. he can't be...(more) 40 min ago
      around her like that and has to learn.
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    • watch caesar milan 37 min ago
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  17. Toddler It makes me feel very loving toward dh to keep his dinner hot in the oven so when he comes in, having missed family dinner, at least he has a nice dinner. 43 min ago (33 replies)
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    • ita. food is love, to me! 43 min ago
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    • This post has been disliked 4 times. showVOMIT 43 min ago
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      • op - lol! please explain 43 min ago
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        • you try so hard 42 min ago
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          • op - yes. i do. and dh does in other ways. you know that saying, both should give 100%? that's our motto. 41 min ago
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            • lol 41 min ago
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              • LOL mom wants us to know she is lol ing at anything she finds lol worthy. Lol. 39 min ago
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            • I have that crosstich sampler next to my hang in there kitten in a tree poster 39 min ago
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              • The sneering is really telling us something about you, responder. 37 min ago
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                • I'm just teasing. Not a fan of platitudes. Know your audience. 35 min ago
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          • As opposed to having given up? I'll have what ops having. 40 min ago
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          • You say that like it's a bad thing! 35 min ago
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        • Ignore VOMIT lady.That's very sweet and nurturing. 41 min ago
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          • Agree 40 min ago
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          • op - i actually laughed aloud reading that! 39 min ago
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        • NP: Ignore. I adore my husband and do same. 39 min ago
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    • that makes me feel loved, too, when dh does that for me. especially if i'm coming home from work travel. sweet. 42 min ago
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    • I do the same, I guess it is loving, I sah so to me it only seems fair 41 min ago
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    • i do that for dh and he hates it. he thinks we shoukd wwut for him to eat. 41 min ago
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      • op - i would normally wait, but dcs are early to bed/rise types, so they're a mess if they're not asleep by 8:30 and dh gets home after 7:30 sometimes. 40 min ago
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        • i feed thenm ewrky bc of spoerts practices 38 min ago
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      • he sounds like an ass 40 min ago
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    • oh yeah? I make dh's lunch for him to take to work 40 min ago
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      • op - now THAT is dedication. lol 39 min ago
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    • Ok 50s traditional roles troll. It's about that hour on here. 40 min ago
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      • This isn't trolling. 39 min ago
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      • NP Feeling a tad guilty about something, Aunt Mommy? 38 min ago
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        • I wish I were an aunt mommy. I'dove a break 36 min ago
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        • Ew 34 min ago
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    • mine eats it cold, he likes it. Sometimes I wrap in foil and leave it sitting out. Sometimes it's all back in the fridge, I might offer to heat it or suggest how he might do it,...(more) 36 min ago
      and he just eats it cold.
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    • my dh is going to night school, and I make him the most amazing dinners to take with him. I so appreciate who he is, we all do. 34 min ago
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      • op - that's lovely :) 32 min ago
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        • thank you! he also makes a huge deal about it when he gets home. :) 30 min ago
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  18. Toddler I made homemade Mac n cheese tonight. It was so good. Better than usual and I'm not sure why. 43 min ago (1 reply)
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    • I love homemade Mac and cheese 39 min ago
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  19. Toddler Is it bad to say that my dh just left for a four day ski weekend and I m home alone with my dd. Ds is away on term abroad so it is girls only till Monday 44 min ago (22 replies)
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    • who is he skiing with 43 min ago
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      • Men-folk 42 min ago
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        • ugh. not cool 42 min ago
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          • Why not? 42 min ago
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            • is it a bachelor party or something? 4 days is too long imo 40 min ago
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          • oh FFS 39 min ago
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        • when do you get to go on a 4 day girls trip? 38 min ago
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          • I ski every weekend. No need to have a special time away 37 min ago
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    • You're missing something in your op 41 min ago
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      • What? 41 min ago
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        • Is it bad to say he went skiing? HUH 40 min ago
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          • Not sure I get what you are saying 39 min ago
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            • Wtf is bad about explaining ehere the members of your family are? There's no opinion stated to be bad or good. Read 37 min ago
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              • Read your post dummy. "Is it bad to say" is the first thing you wrote. 37 min ago
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        • an explanation of why you are asking if it's bad. are you happy to be having a girls weekend? that's not bad. 40 min ago
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    • what is bad? 41 min ago
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    • What is bad?! 34 min ago
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      • Ah...to,say that I am happy he is gone and I am alone with dd 33 min ago
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        • You owe us all an apology. Ugh 32 min ago
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          • For what? I didn't post anything else 31 min ago
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  20. Toddler So, my HS freshman is hell-bent on becoming a scientist. her HS has a program that starts in sophomore year and runs thru senior year in which they take 12 kids, and the kids do...(more) 44 min ago (15 replies)
    an independent study program and get paired up with actual scientists as their mentors. some of the kids in this 3-yr program have even been named on published papers in scientific journals. so it's amazing. but only 12 kids get chosen. to get in, she has to write three separate essays (plus they look at grades, and they "may" do an interview). the essays are due tomorrow. she is freaking OUT. my heart is going out to this kid. she wants this so bad.
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    • My dd is in a program like this. Very selective.if the teachers know her, she will get in. 43 min ago
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      • op- ooh good to know. she has made her intentions of going into science really, really clear. and her essays are great. but her grades are not as strong as some kids. 42 min ago
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        • Do they look at science and math? 41 min ago
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          • op- yes...they look at her overall course load and definitely sci and math. 41 min ago
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    • good luck! It sounds amazing 43 min ago
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    • science research? our school has it as well. it is a wonderful program (my dc is in it currently). 42 min ago
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      • op- yes, it is called the Three-Year Independent Research Program. 41 min ago
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        • we call it sci-re. it is a tremendous program. very vigorous. half of the kids drop it by junior year. 40 min ago
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          • Ours is called Sci-tech. It is very hard to get in to.science,engineering, coding, entrepreneurship.etc.3 year commitment too 38 min ago
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            • yep. the kids get published and win all kinds of crazy awards. it is a tough program, but if your dc loves science... 36 min ago
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    • g/l to her. becoming a scientist is a hard road (and often not well compensated) but if you're working on research you love, it's amazing. 39 min ago
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      • op- thanks. my sister is a PhD at NIH, and is her inspiration, so she is aware of the struggles but also of the lifestyle... 38 min ago
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        • NIH is great. dh worked there as a student for a few years. 36 min ago
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          • post-doc? 36 min ago
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            • no. he ended up leaving his PhD program to start a tech company. 33 min ago
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  21. Toddler Anyone else going skiing this weekend? It is going to be bitter cold. Trying to decide if we should look for something else to do on Saturday 44 min ago (8 replies)
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    • Dh and kids both days. I'm going to an auction in a drafty warehouse in nh and will probably freeze my butt off. 43 min ago
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      • Does dh plan to ski on Saturday? I'm usually not a wimp about these things but the forecast looks brutal plus windy 42 min ago
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    • Supposed to go to Mt. Snow. It may be a half day 42 min ago
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    • We will be. Lots of layers. 42 min ago
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    • Nope. I go every weekend and I decided to take a weekend off. It is going to be cold and windy...the worst is the wind Imo. 40 min ago
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      • Op: ITA. Anything is manageable without the wind. 39 min ago
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        • Of course. The wind can be awful. If it is freezing and calm, it is okay 37 min ago
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  22. Toddler It got up to 78 degrees today. Tomorrow only upper 50s. Easy come, easy go. 44 min ago (6 replies)
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    • Where are you? 44 min ago
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    • where 44 min ago
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    • I'm feeling really bad for you what w/ the real feel of 5 degrees here. 43 min ago
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      • Fall, winter, and spring are lovely here. I am sure you won't envy me come summer. :) 42 min ago
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  23. Toddler How often do you have sex? 44 min ago (9 replies)
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    • Every day for 10 days and then not for two weeks, goes like this 44 min ago
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    • Every day. Love it. 43 min ago
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    • not often. about 1x a month. 43 min ago
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    • On average twice a week. Which isn't terrible considering it is off the table 2 nights a week (night shift). 39 min ago
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    • 5x a week at least 38 min ago
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    • About 8x a week right now 36 min ago
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    • on the low end, but not never 32 min ago
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    • Once a month, sometimes less 29 min ago
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  24. Toddler Are there any coincedences? in life? 45 min ago (3 replies)
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    • of course. there are many coincidences. but that's all they are, simple coincidence. no higher meaning or fate. 42 min ago
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      • do you believe in higher meaning or fate/ 42 min ago
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  25. Toddler Will school be delayed tomorrow am? 45 min ago (5 replies)
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    • I am pissed that I think it will be 45 min ago
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    • I'm betting yes. Again! Ugh! 45 min ago
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    • yes UES just cancelled 45 min ago
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      • What is UES? I'm assuming not uooer east side 43 min ago
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    • Where? 42 min ago
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