Toddler

  1. Toddler Pet peeve: when I call you, you answer and say, I can't talk now. SO DON'T ANSWER. 6 hr 8 min ago (15 replies)
    permalink | log in or sign up to post a comment
    • i prefer it, at least i can say when will you call back 6 hr 7 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • i would have preferred to just leave a VM if you can't talk 6 hr 6 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
        • cool we can be different 6 hr 6 min ago
          log in or sign up to post a comment
          • we are different. please just don't pick up if you can't talk 6 hr 5 min ago
            log in or sign up to post a comment
            • nope, but can do as you please 6 hr 4 min ago
              log in or sign up to post a comment
              • what i will do is be annoyed that you picked up to tell me you can't talk, so i will then tell you that i will all again and leave a vm 6 hr 3 min ago
                log in or sign up to post a comment
            • This is how it used to be: people calling just to chat would say "is this a good time?" Or "can you chat?" And that gave the phone answerer a chance. In the days of olde you...(more) 5 hr 58 min ago
              always answered the phone, and didnt know who it was until you picked up
              log in or sign up to post a comment
              • and now, in 2016 when we have vm, just let it go to vm so someone can leave a message instead of saying you can't talk 5 hr 56 min ago
                log in or sign up to post a comment
    • i can talk long enough to make sure you're not, say, the ER, or having a nervous breakdown, or need me to pick you up somewhere because your car/leg is busted. but i can't talk...(more) 6 hr 7 min ago
      talk.
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • like i said, then don't answer! i could have just left a vm 6 hr 6 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
        • i'm sorry about your phobias. 6 hr 5 min ago
          log in or sign up to post a comment
          • do you know what a phobia is? 6 hr 5 min ago
            log in or sign up to post a comment
            • my newest phobia, quite recently manifest, is talking to you on ybm. 6 hr 4 min ago
              log in or sign up to post a comment
              • yet, here you are... 6 hr 3 min ago
                log in or sign up to post a comment
    • YES YESSSS!!! 6 hr 6 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
  2. Toddler Just finished breaking bad. Wow. Such an amazing show. The acting was better than any show I've seen. 6 hr 9 min ago (1 reply)
    permalink | log in or sign up to post a comment
  3. Toddler Carole and Betheny on 'sweaty, misshapen' John. Wow. And I'm skinny and a bitch, and often shallow, but -- wow. Low. 6 hr 10 min ago (0 replies)
    permalink | log in or sign up to post a comment
  4. Toddler Anyone send their kid to a Jewish day school over a public school with decent reputation? Please tell me the pros. Thinking of sending my child there for kindergarten yet it is a 6 hr 11 min ago (12 replies)
    permalink | log in or sign up to post a comment
    • Lot of money? 6 hr 9 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • Not a Jewish school, but do send my kids to Catholic school and we live in a good district. 6 hr 6 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • Is it a lot of money. Why did you decide catholic school. Are you happy 6 hr 4 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
        • My dd had a lonely and tough social experience when we moved to our town. She really found her niche in the smaller Catholic school. I wanted my kids to learn faith in school. I...(more) 5 hr 56 min ago
          don't know how it is for Jewish schools, but Catholic schools are really struggling to survive these days. Taxes are high, people chose public school. Our enrollment has dipped, and our school actually is closing. It's heartbreaking. We will find another school, but I live in fear of another school closure down the line. I do think my kids are ones who thrive in smaller schools. My dd especially.
          log in or sign up to post a comment
          • And like poster below said - the sense of community is great, never had that in the local public school. More activities that bring the entire student body and families together....(more) 5 hr 55 min ago
            Big kids know little kids, it is really nice.
            log in or sign up to post a comment
    • Me. It's a very warm and loving environment. There is a large component of being a good person and how to treat others. Small class sizes with two teachers per class. Jewish...(more) 6 hr 3 min ago
      education so no need for extra religious school on weekends.
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • How 6 hr 2 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
        • How do you afford it? 6 hr 1 min ago
          log in or sign up to post a comment
          • It's only 11k, we don't live in NYC area 6 hr 1 min ago
            log in or sign up to post a comment
    • At least where we live k in public is terrible. 6 hr 1 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • Pros: usually a lovely community, fun to celebrate all the holidays, smaller classes. Cons: cost, maybe lack of diversity 5 hr 58 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
  5. Toddler "Blah blah my thyroid!" she arrogantly fatsplained 6 hr 12 min ago (2 replies)
    permalink | log in or sign up to post a comment
    • ROAR, GRRR, hunger pain" she hid behind her keyboard because her insecurities make it hard to be human. 6 hr 11 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • i love you both! 6 hr 10 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
  6. Toddler What's the HSPT like? Does it cover same ground as specialized hs test 6 hr 12 min ago (2 replies)
    permalink | log in or sign up to post a comment
    • There's a lot of grammar and the logic section is different 6 hr 11 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • Not really 6 hr 11 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
  7. Toddler Do you think it is strange that people post their kids birthdays on Facebook- they are asking for likes 6 hr 13 min ago (8 replies)
    permalink | log in or sign up to post a comment
    • Not strange at all. I assume they are doing it because they want to celebrate with friends and family who live far away 6 hr 12 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • Isn't that what Facebook is for? 6 hr 12 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • But kids aren't on Facebook. 6 hr 10 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
        • but their relatives are. maybe it has zero to do with you? 6 hr 10 min ago
          log in or sign up to post a comment
        • Neither are dogs but someone their pictures make it to Facebook too 6 hr 8 min ago
          log in or sign up to post a comment
    • Everything anyone posts is asking for likes. 6 hr 9 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • no, it's an event going on in their lives. there are many events in life, right? 6 hr 7 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • I think you should not be on Facebook 5 hr 59 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
  8. Toddler Have you heard of a cross cultural expert in the hr dept? 6 hr 13 min ago (3 replies)
    permalink | log in or sign up to post a comment
    • dirctor of diversity, yes 6 hr 12 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • I'm an academic anthropologist, and more and more we see undergrads being recruited into HR 6 hr 11 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
  9. Toddler I have a fear someone wont look at all my photos on tinder and then be shocked i am fat 6 hr 14 min ago (14 replies)
    permalink | log in or sign up to post a comment
    • Make the fat one the third picture 6 hr 13 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • op it is 3 and 4 6 hr 13 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
        • Are the rest skinny pics? 6 hr 11 min ago
          log in or sign up to post a comment
          • face- my face is thin 6 hr 11 min ago
            log in or sign up to post a comment
            • Lucky you. My face would give it away 6 hr 10 min ago
              log in or sign up to post a comment
    • They do, I worry too but if they are up there it's NOT your problem they were thorough.... However I also 6 hr 13 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • I also ALWAYS send a realistic flirty picture when I get their # so it's not a surprise 6 hr 12 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
      • They were not thorough* 6 hr 11 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
    • How fat? 6 hr 12 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • op for real fat- not ybm fat- and i have 2 pics of 4 showing this 6 hr 11 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
        • You are good! 6 hr 10 min ago
          log in or sign up to post a comment
        • I'm for real fat too 6 hr 9 min ago
          log in or sign up to post a comment
    • I really had to develop a thick skin about this when dating. Remember, you want someone who is into you for you, all of you. 6 hr 9 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • yup! I am not for someone who is just out for a good time 6 hr 7 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
  10. Toddler At work: Am a director level long term employee, if I sit back, I am told to show more leadership, if I spearhead new ideas or initiatives that will briefly make more work for...(more) 6 hr 15 min ago (8 replies)
    other people I'm told to stick to my knitting. Feel frustrated and unsure of myself now.
    permalink | log in or sign up to post a comment
    • Lean in. 6 hr 14 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • I have, to the detriment of my health and relationships 6 hr 13 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
    • Ugh. Sounds frustrating, and possibly quite gender-based. 6 hr 14 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • I totally get you. Exact same boat 6 hr 14 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • I really feel bummed out. Am 47 height of career, tremendous experience and I think insight but I never seem to phrase it right! 6 hr 12 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
        • Maybe you just need a change of scenery? 6 hr 11 min ago
          log in or sign up to post a comment
  11. Toddler Ikea really needs to work on their dressers and night stands and get more up to date styles. 6 hr 15 min ago (10 replies)
    permalink | log in or sign up to post a comment
    • yeah nothing new in about 20 years 6 hr 12 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • yep. I loved them, and i think their prices are great, but they really need a complete overhaul. all furniture redesigned. I think every 20 years is fair. 6 hr 12 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
    • they need to fix them so the drawers don't sag 6 hr 9 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • well, sure. But I think with cheap... comes cheap. I prefer a nice style for the price. 6 hr 8 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
        • it's not that cheap though...not anymore, I get better quality stuff for the same price elsewhere 6 hr 6 min ago
          log in or sign up to post a comment
    • Really? I just saw ibe indoor 16 I'd like for dd 6 hr 6 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • what? 6 hr 6 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
        • Sorry saw one on door 16 blog 6 hr 5 min ago
          log in or sign up to post a comment
          • you need to get off your kindle. 6 hr 4 min ago
            log in or sign up to post a comment
  12. Toddler You always wondered how hitler got elected- now you get to see it in real time 6 hr 15 min ago (26 replies)
    permalink | log in or sign up to post a comment
    • did hitler sound like a complete idiot too? 6 hr 15 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • yup- how smart do you think he was? 6 hr 14 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
      • He wanted to make Germany great again 6 hr 14 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
    • he only ever got a minority of the votes 6 hr 15 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • I've been saying this for months. Exactly. It is a shame people freak out when Hitler's name is mentioned because it is critical we know history and know that Trump is not new to...(more) 6 hr 12 min ago
      this world-- new to America to get this far -but not a new type. And the endings when one of these guys gets power is not unknowable. Actually the reverse- pretty predictable. It is terrifying.
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat 6 hr 8 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
    • you obviously "wondered" how hitler got elected, but you've never actually bother to research or study it. Another prime example of why you hyperbolic liberal morons are so easy...(more) 6 hr 7 min ago
      to laugh at.
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • hmm, actually there was a great recent podcast- but other than that you know it is REQUIRED learning at least in europe 6 hr 6 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
        • i guarantee i can go toe to toe with any professional WWII historian and hold my own in terms of depth of knowledge about the Nazis. I assure you, the comparison of the "election"...(more) 6 hr 1 min ago
          of Hitler to Trump getting the nomination serves only to reveal OP's utter ignorance of history. OP is a fool, and a dangerous one at that.
          log in or sign up to post a comment
          • lol, i dont see you on any podcasts 6 hr ago
            log in or sign up to post a comment
            • i never said i did podcasts, but again, you're showing how dangerously stupid you are. if making a podcast is your threshold for expertise on a subject, you are a far greater fool...(more) 5 hr 56 min ago
              than even at first I believed you to be. you really ought to read and study some history before resorting immediately to Godwin's law.
              log in or sign up to post a comment
              • lol, have studied extensively and you have said ZIPPO which proves you know nothing trump supporter 5 hr 55 min ago
                log in or sign up to post a comment
                • yes, i am sure you know ALL about the fashions the trump women wear, that you can tell me everything about the kardashians, and that you can argue passionately about transgender...(more) 5 hr 49 min ago
                  bathroom issues. but 1) i never said i was a trump supporter, i merely called out OP's stunning ignorance of history, and 2) i believe I have actually said that OP is stunningly ignorant.
                  log in or sign up to post a comment
                  • lady: exhale. Now do you have something to say aside from immature quips-- like a thesis sentence about how Hitler and Trump are so different? And remember- like in grade school -...(more) 5 hr 46 min ago
                    please follow up with three supporting pieces of evidence. And state your sources. Just basic stuff- enough with the insults that have zero meaning.
                    log in or sign up to post a comment
                    • ah, so if I link you to a NY Times article or a Salon.com piece, i will be credible. I see... Let's start with the fact that hitler won a 96% majority. The reason he won such a...(more) 5 hr 38 min ago
                      landslide was because the SA (aka The Brown Shirt) basically beat the crap out of anyone and everyone. People were dragged out of their homes, told that not only were they going to vote, but that they were going to vote for Hitler and if the didn't there were some men in a building on the Freidrichstrasse who would like talk talk to them. Civic and social leaders were dragged away in the middle of the night, beaten for days on end, and then told to return and be sure they never speak ill of hitler or the party again. men and women who did not support hitler were threatened, coerced and physically intimidated by brown shirts. on election day, if you were not wearing a button on your lapel proclaiming you voted for hitler, you were beaten. Last I heard, the only people being beaten were Trump SUPPORTERS...
                      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • As with Trump-- you insult and insult with ZERO substance to refute what the poster wrote. You know name-calling and insulting is not an approved debating method if you aren't a...(more) 5 hr 49 min ago
        toddler, right?
        log in or sign up to post a comment
        • ok. so please tell me then how the 1933 election of Adolph Hitler is similar in ANY way to the upcoming US election. Just one factual comparison, please. 5 hr 47 min ago
          log in or sign up to post a comment
          • 1. the educated and elite believed it would "never happen an 2. hitler like trump was ruthlessly insecure and hell bent on returning to "pure, better" yada yada perfect...(more) 5 hr 44 min ago
            country/time 3. the uneducated were pissed and searching for scapegoat. Need more?
            log in or sign up to post a comment
            • once more, your understanding of history is comical. 5 hr 34 min ago
              log in or sign up to post a comment
          • np: 1. He Blames A Specific Group Of Immigrants For All Our Problems (And Promises To Eliminate Them From Our Society) 5 hr 43 min ago
            log in or sign up to post a comment
            • and 2. He Sell His Hate As Hope For The Poorest Citizens In This Country 5 hr 43 min ago
              log in or sign up to post a comment
          • 3. The problem with Hitler was that he had an answer for just about everything. Name a problem, he could fix it. Same with Trump. And his simple answers are delicious to anyone...(more) 5 hr 41 min ago
            who doesn't think things past a headline. Then just like now.
            log in or sign up to post a comment
            • Hmmm Sounds to me like a democrat. The democratic party is a collections of "victims" 5 hr 36 min ago
              log in or sign up to post a comment
    • read this - pretty scary stuff...(more) 5 hr 55 min ago
    • and p.s. In a 1990 interview with Vanity Fair, Ivana Trump mentioned that, at least at one point, her husband used to keep a book filled with Hitler's speeches by his bedside....(more) 5 hr 40 min ago
      Just the crazy ramblings
      log in or sign up to post a comment
  13. Toddler Anyone have an emotional affair? I had one and had to stop contact. Yet still think of him all the time. The goose bumps. The rush. I haven't felt hat way since high school 6 hr 15 min ago (3 replies)
    permalink | log in or sign up to post a comment
    • yup divorced now- and hard to believe 6 hr 15 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • what's hard to believe 6 hr 14 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
    • You're just afraid of dying. Think of it this way: would you rather have butterflies or grow old with someone you love? 6 hr 13 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
  14. Toddler What are some tv shows that a nerdy 8 yo girl would like? i need to download some episodes from itunes 6 hr 16 min ago (14 replies)
    permalink | log in or sign up to post a comment
    • Mc2 6 hr 16 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • what is this? 6 hr 15 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
    • my kids like amazing race 6 hr 16 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • merlin 6 hr 16 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • Little house on the prarie 6 hr 15 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • perfect! she loved the books 6 hr 12 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
    • My dd love looney tunes. Classics and the newer episodes that were on Cartoon Network 6 hr 14 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • Dr. Who 6 hr 13 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • Scary. My 11 yo won't watch it. 6 hr 13 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
        • my 6 yr old is crazy for it 6 hr 12 min ago
          log in or sign up to post a comment
          • Hmm. I guess I just have a sensitive kid. 6 hr 12 min ago
            log in or sign up to post a comment
            • there are all different, he is #3, that changes viewing habits for sure 6 hr 11 min ago
              log in or sign up to post a comment
    • For timid gibbons. Just ad magic. 6 hr 12 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
  15. Toddler Listening to Leslie Stahl on a podcast, talking about being a grandmother. Makes me so sad that my parents have virtually no relationship with my kids. 6 hr 16 min ago (12 replies)
    permalink | log in or sign up to post a comment
    • Why don't th r u? 6 hr 16 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • they 6 hr 16 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
        • It's hard to say. They live several states away and don't like to fly. Very techno-Phobic so don't Skype....(more) 6 hr 12 min ago
          Even when they do come visit us, they keep their own schedule (sleep til 9 am) and don't really engage. Choose to spend Xmas alone instead of joining us. And on and on.
          log in or sign up to post a comment
    • is this surprising to you? i'm always curious about that kind of grandparent - were they disengaged parents as well? 6 hr 14 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • I guess so - they are very introverted and very attached to their routines. Didnt...(more) 6 hr 10 min ago
        Come to Parents Weekend when I was in college because it was "too crowded." (I went to school about 2 hrs away.)
        log in or sign up to post a comment
        • but they love you, right? and probably love the grandchildren. 6 hr 9 min ago
          log in or sign up to post a comment
          • They do love them but more as in loving photos and the idea of them rather than...(more) 6 hr 7 min ago
            The actual people they are. I don't think they are super fond of my youngest who was a complete PITA as a toddler and preschooler (though a delight now)
            log in or sign up to post a comment
          • Np: if love is theoretical, and not translated into words or action...does it exist? 6 hr 6 min ago
            log in or sign up to post a comment
        • np then set your bar low. 6 hr 3 min ago
          log in or sign up to post a comment
          • Yeah, I expect pretty much nothing. Just makes me sad. My DH's parents are dead but were incredible grandparents to the older cousins. 6 hr 2 min ago
            log in or sign up to post a comment
    • Neither do mine. But that gave me a lot of hope for my future relationship with my grandchildren. 6 hr 9 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
  16. Toddler I am so rarely attracted to men, but one of dh's friends really gets to me. When I get a crush on a guy, I really get a crush. It's just that I find most women beautiful, and some...(more) 6 hr 18 min ago (9 replies)
    incredibly sexy, while most men leave me cold.
    permalink | log in or sign up to post a comment
    • Men... In true form and gross 6 hr 16 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • you sound like you really want some attention right now, so i will give it to you. Please... tell me more. You have all my attention. 6 hr 16 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • LOL, there really isn't any more. DH's friend is hot and my interactions with him consist of trying to hide my attraction. That is all. 6 hr 14 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
    • I find women obnoxiously annoying and can barely tolerate them. 6 hr 16 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • are you a woman yourself? 6 hr 15 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
        • yep. And about 1% of women don't annoy me. When you all get on your "bad male" kicks I just roll my eyes at how completely obnoxious you all sound. 6 hr 12 min ago
          log in or sign up to post a comment
          • is this response meant to be farcical? 6 hr 11 min ago
            log in or sign up to post a comment
            • I assume the whole post is a farce. But for the most part, more women annoy me than don't. Sure, some men annoy me, but if i had to choose.... but i understand for women its only...(more) 6 hr 10 min ago
              cool to talk about men like that. because we have vaginas its ok.
              log in or sign up to post a comment
    • ditto 6 hr 16 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
  17. Toddler How do you furnish a very long living room? 29x16 feet. There's a large sliding backyard door along one of the 29 foot walls 6 hr 19 min ago (6 replies)
    permalink | log in or sign up to post a comment
    • my parents have that and made two sitting area. one by fire with chairs and coffee table and one with couch and tv. 6 hr 18 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • never well, we tried to seating areas but it was just weird - so we ended up with dead space on the 2 ends to create 1 good conversation area 6 hr 17 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • 2 seating areas 6 hr 9 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • Central seating area with consoles behind sofas 6 hr 9 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • ^^^^^with deep sofas. 6 hr 8 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
  18. Toddler 45 yo. So far, no meds, no aging issues, no aches or pains. 6 hr 20 min ago (20 replies)
    permalink | log in or sign up to post a comment
    • you just jinxed it 6 hr 19 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • way to jinx it. 6 hr 19 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • HI was you. 50 was the killer 6 hr 18 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • No aches or pains? Come on. I'm you in terms of no meds, no aging issues but I certainly don't feel 23 6 hr 18 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • I really don't. 6 hr 17 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
      • I was drunk all of 23.. I don't recall that age being great 6 hr 17 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
    • ditto, 47 6 hr 17 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • I was you and then WHAM! age 46bizarro perimeno night sweats for the next 4 years. Like a storm of hormone surges appeared out of fucking nowhere....(more) 6 hr 16 min ago
      then they disappeared on my 50th bday.along with my period (11 months and counting) The one thing I need now (just started) is reading glasses. But other than that, no meds, no physical injuries. I teach spin and bootcamp.
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • That sounds pretty good! 6 hr 16 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
        • those nightsweats were horrific. My bed would be soaked, as if someone dumped a bucket of water on it. I had to change my clothes a few times per night. for FOUR years 6 hr 15 min ago
          log in or sign up to post a comment
    • That was me at 45,46,47 now at 48 i have lower back pain and a torn rotator cuff. 6 hr 15 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • Do you need surgery? 6 hr 15 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
        • Doing pt now, i hope not. 6 hr 14 min ago
          log in or sign up to post a comment
    • No back issues? Do you exercise? 6 hr 13 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • 46 here. I've had back issues since I was 29 but my back is better now than its been in 15 years. Otherwise life is good 6 hr 11 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • No.stiffness in the morning? I am so stiff..started overnight at 43. 6 hr 5 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
  19. Toddler I think my mother is losing it. i posted a while back about how she wants my father, her ex who she divorced in 1979, to be her healthcare proxy. he's not a good guy, and this...(more) 6 hr 20 min ago (7 replies)
    freaks me out. she got mad at me for telling her that i would rather anyone be her proxy. now, she's in town and i asked her to help me by getting dinner for my daughter while i took a shower. i had made the dinner, she just needed to serve it. after shower i come out to see my mother holding 7 yo by the shoulder saying "what you said is VERY inappropriate! you need to respect me!" i asked what my dd said and mom said "she said she didn't want me to feed her she wanted you to. and she said it in a very rude tone." i told her that my dd is a human and just a child. my dd is so sweet and such a good friend and teachers and other moms love her. it reminds me of me. i was such a good student and friend and moms sort of adopted me bc my mom was so mean. so anyway i think she's getting worse based on above. dementia? wdyt?
    permalink | log in or sign up to post a comment
    • You just said your mom has been mean your whole life. Why would you think this one incident is dementia? It seems pretty consistent to me. 6 hr 18 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • sort of mean, but it's getting worse. i.e. her grabbing dd's arm, that's a new thing. this healthcare proxy stuff is head scratching. she's just getting worse. she's so...(more) 6 hr 16 min ago
        judgmental too
        log in or sign up to post a comment
    • All of my mom's issues have gotten worse with age. So far, I don't think it's dementia so much as the slow neurological process of becoming less regulated and less inhibited. Yes,...(more) 6 hr 15 min ago
      those are also symptoms of dementia, but it doesn't necessarily progress in that direciton.
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • thanks. it's just so awful. she hates my kids. she tells me they are uncontrollable in front of them. they are so well behaved and get so many compliments from other people....(more) 6 hr 13 min ago
        it just pains me that she says this stuff in front of them and makes them feel like shit.
        log in or sign up to post a comment
        • ^^^when i was young she got in a fight with another woman, who said "you look like a mean mother. i bet you don't even hug your dd" which is true. she was horribly mean 6 hr 12 min ago
          log in or sign up to post a comment
        • I hear you. I have had to limit my mother's contact with my dcs. 6 hr 11 min ago
          log in or sign up to post a comment
    • as for the proxy - she's an adult, that's her decision. you need to respect that, however misguided it may seem to you....(more) 5 hr 42 min ago
      and ita with above posters, what she did seems in line with her earlier behavior. it sounds like you still seek her approval for your dcs, which is natural, but if she's that judgmental and cold you may be wasting your time. you'd be better off coming to terms with the fact that this is who she is and it's not going to change.
      log in or sign up to post a comment
  20. Toddler In West Virginia, Trump came realllllllyyyy close to going there on the Clinton's. Kind of, sort of did....(more) 6 hr 21 min ago (1 reply)
    • Are you writing in English? 6 hr 16 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
  21. Toddler Thanks, fellow goodfellas fan 6 hr 23 min ago (6 replies)
    permalink | log in or sign up to post a comment
    • me too! What did I miss? 6 hr 22 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • We have half the screenplay on the movie quote thread. Join in 6 hr 22 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
    • We're probably fighting in another post :) 6 hr 22 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • Lol. Not tonight. Had too rough a night to fight. Am just dealing with movie quotes 6 hr 21 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
        • Oh pumpkin what happened 6 hr 17 min ago
          log in or sign up to post a comment
          • Spent the last couple of nights in hospital with dying family member. Goodfellas is coming in handy 6 hr 16 min ago
            log in or sign up to post a comment
  22. Toddler Jim Webb is fucking batshit insane. 6 hr 24 min ago (0 replies)
    permalink | log in or sign up to post a comment
  23. Toddler I friended this really sweet guy from my home town. I knew he was very religious but I always remember him as being really nice. so he popped up on FB and I friended him and it...(more) 6 hr 25 min ago (20 replies)
    seems like he has this wife who is a real pro-life christian singer songwriter minister. and they home school their kids and travel around and do shows. So here's where you're going to flame me. I think I should defriend him. I don'dt want to be associated with these prolife people. I find their views very upsetting.
    permalink | log in or sign up to post a comment
    • Just hide him 6 hr 24 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • defriending is so silly 6 hr 24 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • Like abortion's not upsetting... 6 hr 24 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • Hide or defriend. No big deal 6 hr 23 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • and yet he tolerates you. 6 hr 23 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • np: the difference is, it doesn't sound like OP is yelling her views from the rooftops. 6 hr 17 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
    • you do not seem very open minded 6 hr 22 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • Everyone is flaming you but I get that it is tough...I'm a lesbian and I have friends on all points of the political spectrum but racist, homophobic posts are off limits and I...(more) 6 hr 21 min ago
      defriend for those.
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • That's right! Stamp those feet! 6 hr 20 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
        • oh shut up. 6 hr 19 min ago
          log in or sign up to post a comment
          • lol. itchy trigger finger 6 hr 19 min ago
            log in or sign up to post a comment
        • I'd rather defriend than have someone post a really racist post about Obama being a monkey and me just "like" the post 6 hr 19 min ago
          log in or sign up to post a comment
          • why are you friends to begin with? 6 hr 18 min ago
            log in or sign up to post a comment
            • relatives, college or high school. Facebook friends aren't always your current, day to day friends. 6 hr 17 min ago
              log in or sign up to post a comment
          • thats not the same thing as being religious and following their religion. 6 hr 18 min ago
            log in or sign up to post a comment
            • No but the pro life might be the same to her, depending on what the posts are about 6 hr 17 min ago
              log in or sign up to post a comment
              • sharing thier religion and how they live their life is not the same as "kill all women who kill babies with abortion" which i think she owuld have mentioned that. 6 hr 16 min ago
                log in or sign up to post a comment
      • I think racism and homophobia are hardly equivalent to finding abortion abhorrent. 6 hr 16 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
    • i don't respect people who don't respect people with different views. And I am VERY liberal. If they don't openly put hate on others, shame on you. 6 hr 19 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
  24. Toddler Painful to watch 17yo's boyfriend who is deeply in love (or whatever 17yos feel) as he self-destructs the relationship. Just want it to be over, so sad. 6 hr 25 min ago (9 replies)
    permalink | log in or sign up to post a comment
  25. Toddler Does dh get involved in your dc's bday in terms of buying gifts (or coming up with ideas), planning anything related to party, or anything at all? dh does nothing for dc. dd is...(more) 6 hr 25 min ago (24 replies)
    15 tomorrow and i just feel disappointed in him that he doesn't make an effort. i've done everything and will do everything, and will say it's from "us", but why wouldn't he want to do something special on his own?
    permalink | log in or sign up to post a comment
    • because, historically, you do it all. 6 hr 24 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • What have you said the past 14 years? 6 hr 24 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • i haven't said anything. i'm not complaining that i'm "doing too much". it's just surprising to me that it wouldn't occur to him that it would be nice to for him t...(more) 6 hr 23 min ago
        special on his own.
        log in or sign up to post a comment
        • you are borrowing trouble where none exists 6 hr 22 min ago
          log in or sign up to post a comment
          • i'm not saying anythign to him. just thinking about it on here. i think he's kind of a dick now. 6 hr 21 min ago
            log in or sign up to post a comment
            • right, so you are thinking terrible things about him and he has no clue that this arrangement is anything but satisfactory to all involved 6 hr 21 min ago
              log in or sign up to post a comment
              • you're right 6 hr 20 min ago
                log in or sign up to post a comment
                • i don't think anyone has ever said this to me on yb :) 6 hr 20 min ago
                  log in or sign up to post a comment
                  • lol, a first for everything! 6 hr 19 min ago
                    log in or sign up to post a comment
    • No 6 hr 24 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
    • yes 6 hr 23 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • what does he typically do? 6 hr 23 min ago
        log in or sign up to post a comment
        • anything I don't want to do, we talk about it together, he insists we throw a party, I make him call venues, we discuss options, we discuss food, we discuss gifts, he might go out...(more) 6 hr 20 min ago
          and buy stuff, I might tie up loose ends, I probably wrap and finish everything. He's like our 'deal with the public' guy and I'm the 'get it finished' guy
          log in or sign up to post a comment
          • and while this is great! it is not better, just different, we all approach tasks in our own ways np 6 hr 18 min ago
            log in or sign up to post a comment
            • what's not better? are you comparing me to op? 6 hr 17 min ago
              log in or sign up to post a comment
    • because you have trained him not to, not an attack just an obvious observation 6 hr 23 min ago
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • that's where i disagree. it's not training. i'm just doing things out of love. i find it odd that he doesn't remotely feel the same way. he's happy not to give anything a...(more) 6 hr 22 min ago
        thought. it seems uncaring to me. i don't know why this is bothering me all of a sudden.
        log in or sign up to post a comment
        • read what you wrote "seems uncaring to me" 6 hr 21 min ago
          log in or sign up to post a comment
        • because you are thinking like a woman/mom. We tend to show our love in different ways. 6 hr 21 min ago
          log in or sign up to post a comment
          • i guess you're right. not sure why i'm in a funk. i think i'm a little sad that dd won't be home with us for too many more years so i'm bending over backwards to really enjo...(more) 6 hr 20 min ago
            this time.
            log in or sign up to post a comment
            • And you should, enjoying it in your way. He's enjoying her in his way and possibly less sentimental about her leaving at this time. 6 hr 7 min ago
              log in or sign up to post a comment
        • you have different ideas of caring and different ideas of celebrating birthdays. It doesn't mean one cares more than the other. 6 hr 9 min ago
          log in or sign up to post a comment
    • My dh will buy gifts if he thinks of something they would like. He will put up happy birthday sign but only because I ask him. He won't bake a cake but will buy one -- plus a...(more) 6 hr 21 min ago
      card. But my dad wouldn't even dream of doing any of this stuff. He had my mom take care of everything.
      log in or sign up to post a comment
      • I've never baked a cake for my kids because they prefer the ones from the bakery plus don't really have sweet teeth. People are different about birthdays, and my teen prefers to...(more) 6 hr 6 min ago
        spend some of it with friends, not just a mom and dad thing.
        log in or sign up to post a comment
« previous page | next page »