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Re: Getting older isn't so bad when you consider the alterna

My MIL just sent me this joke via email. LOL. Funny and I thought you guys would appreciate it... Three elderly friends are walking down the fairway. "Sixty is the worst age to be," said the 60-year-old, "You always feel like you have to pee.. And most of the time nothing happens.&qu...

by mayerling

January 17th, 2015, 1:17 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Getting older isn't so bad when you consider the alternative

Replies: 1523

Views: 25999
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

N turned 2.5 last week. He's still not potty-trained, he's still using a paci at naps and bedtime, he's still in his crib. I hope to tackle potty-training this spring-summer. I have no intention of taking the paci away unless he appears to be ready for it, and as far as I can tell he's still quite a...

by mayerling

January 16th, 2015, 4:32 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 6294

Views: 153208
Re: Preschools

Thanks, JGator!

by mayerling

January 7th, 2015, 9:31 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Preschools

Replies: 3

Views: 225
Preschools

N will be 3 this summer and he's going to start preschool in September. He's been home with me (or my mom when I'm at work) since he was born. Have any of you had experience with Reggio-Emilia inspired preschools?

by mayerling

January 6th, 2015, 1:21 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Preschools

Replies: 3

Views: 225
Re: SHOW ME HOLIDAY DECORATIONS!

I loved seeing everyones decorations(some great ideas to steal for next year!). I already de-Christmased but left the lone tree in the bedroom. My husband suggested leaving it up and decorating for each holiday, might do that. Hope everyone has a Happy New Year. Makemepretty, why have you taken eve...

by mayerling

December 28th, 2014, 2:10 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: SHOW ME HOLIDAY DECORATIONS!

Replies: 88

Views: 1518

by mayerling

December 17th, 2014, 2:19 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: SHOW ME HOLIDAY DECORATIONS!

Replies: 88

Views: 1518
Re: SHOW ME HOLIDAY DECORATIONS!

Makemepretty, I love how you do something in every room! I only do living room but now you make me want to add more!

by mayerling

December 9th, 2014, 12:54 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: SHOW ME HOLIDAY DECORATIONS!

Replies: 88

Views: 1518
Re: SHOW ME HOLIDAY DECORATIONS!

I love this thread!

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Edit: No clue how to turn these right side up.

by mayerling

December 8th, 2014, 6:49 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: SHOW ME HOLIDAY DECORATIONS!

Replies: 88

Views: 1518
Re: Is The Time Change Deadly?

Yes, European Union countries observe the time change - albeit at a different time in the year; last Sunday in October, last Sunday in March. Time change is also observed in lots of other countries as well.

by mayerling

November 7th, 2014, 11:58 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Is The Time Change Deadly?

Replies: 21

Views: 347
Re: What bag are you carrying

I carry a London Osprey satchel, except on work days when I use a Michael Kors tote because I can fit my books in it.

by mayerling

October 22nd, 2014, 1:46 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: What bag are you carrying

Replies: 91

Views: 1741
Re: what color is a your front door?

Brown. The one at our last house was blue.

by mayerling

October 21st, 2014, 7:08 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: what color is a your front door?

Replies: 80

Views: 938
Re: 24 Surprising Things ABout Parenting in the United State

Very interesting read. On "please" and "thank you"; DH drills these into N all the time in English, but I certainly don't in my language. It stems from how important these formulaic expressions are in the culture itself. Most Northern cultures have what is called "negative p...

by mayerling

October 12th, 2014, 12:01 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: 24 Surprising Things ABout Parenting in the United States

Replies: 22

Views: 634
Re: I am not too old to learn

I'm so sorry to hear that you haven't heard anything, Joe. Please try to be positive.

by mayerling

October 7th, 2014, 6:14 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: I am not too old to learn

Replies: 301

Views: 12862
Re: Have you ever actually seen a president/monarch/PM?

Does an heir to the throne count? I saw William and Kate when they visited the city I was living in in 2012.

by mayerling

October 2nd, 2014, 10:04 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Have you ever actually seen a president/monarch/PM?

Replies: 19

Views: 245
Re: Why is PS slower than 10 yrs ago?

Someone up there posted about "not being able to take constructive criticism." I remember 3 threads (mine was one of them) where the OPs were attacked and piled on unmercifully. The "opinions" given seemed to be agreed upon according to friendships, were far from kind, and were ...

by mayerling

October 2nd, 2014, 12:43 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Why is PS slower than 10 yrs ago?

Replies: 347

Views: 7698
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Dandi, N still uses a sleep sack. I see no issue with continual use. He'll eventually have to be weaned because he'll be too big for it, but for the moment I'm just happy I don't need to worry about him pushing his covers off during the night.

by mayerling

September 19th, 2014, 11:37 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 6294

Views: 153208

by mayerling

September 17th, 2014, 6:36 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: As the Forum Turns ... or ... The 3-Word Story Thread

Replies: 409

Views: 2766

by mayerling

September 16th, 2014, 12:31 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: As the Forum Turns ... or ... The 3-Word Story Thread

Replies: 409

Views: 2766
Re: Grammar debate- is this true?

Deb, you posted on this thread. I never said you're not allowed to. I posted on this thread to give you what is scientifically accepted, i.e. that all varieties are equally valid, despite one of them being official. You, and others, went on about how you know better than the science, i.e. linguistic...

by mayerling

September 15th, 2014, 1:34 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Grammar debate- is this true?

Replies: 69

Views: 1140
Re: Grammar debate- is this true?

Deb and Laurie, I did not mean to pick on you or patronise you. I actually have a lot of respect for the two of you from previous threads. However, it can be frustrating to be paid no attention to when one has spent close to 15 years studying a topic. I gave you the science and you ignored it. Peopl...

by mayerling

September 14th, 2014, 11:43 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Grammar debate- is this true?

Replies: 69

Views: 1140
Re: Grammar debate- is this true?

... I don't think that was meant to be condescending: professional jargon can be at odds to common usage (and even sometimes diametrically opposed - see, "critical" as normal people use it vs. how academics use it, or "generic"). I see the point about "dialect" having ...

by mayerling

September 14th, 2014, 11:32 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Grammar debate- is this true?

Replies: 69

Views: 1140
Re: Grammar debate- is this true?

I'll reiterate. A language is a "dialect" that is generally accepted as official - I really don't mean to pick on you, mayerling , but you are not, now, reiterating when you say that a language is a dialect that is accepted as official! I do not believe that either Laurie or I would have ...

by mayerling

September 14th, 2014, 1:48 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Grammar debate- is this true?

Replies: 69

Views: 1140
Re: Grammar debate- is this true?

I'll reiterate. A language is a "dialect" that is generally accepted as official - for instance, General American in the US (i.e. the variety spoken in the Mid West), or RP (which is pretty much dead) in the UK. It is in no way better or worse than other varieties, other than the fact that...

by mayerling

September 14th, 2014, 11:45 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Grammar debate- is this true?

Replies: 69

Views: 1140
Re: Grammar debate- is this true?

A well-known saying is that language is a dialect with an army and a native, meaning that whatever "dialect" is spoken by the rich, powerful, educated, etc. will be called a language and everything else will be called a dialect. Yes, every variety ( dialect is a pejorative and antiquated ...

by mayerling

September 13th, 2014, 1:33 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Grammar debate- is this true?

Replies: 69

Views: 1140
Re: Grammar debate- is this true?

There is prescriptive grammar and descriptive grammar. I understand that prescriptive grammar is the kind of grammar we should use, like textbook grammar. Descriptive grammar is the way a certain dialect chooses to speak, and it strays from prescriptive rules some. Every dialect has rules and struc...

by mayerling

September 13th, 2014, 1:05 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Grammar debate- is this true?

Replies: 69

Views: 1140
Re: Grammar debate- is this true?

I just realised that my answer probably reads as obnoxious rather than informative. :oops: Anyway, in linguistics, grammaticality - whether a construction is grammatical or ungrammatical in any given language - is only investigated within the variety of the language in question. Something that is gr...

by mayerling

September 13th, 2014, 5:05 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Grammar debate- is this true?

Replies: 69

Views: 1140
Re: Grammar debate- is this true?

As a linguistics PhD, I can tell you that it is correct - in Black English varieties. It is not grammatical in other varieties of English.

by mayerling

September 12th, 2014, 11:38 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Grammar debate- is this true?

Replies: 69

Views: 1140
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Ladies, when did your kiddos drop their daily nap, or at least started the transition to drop it?

by mayerling

September 2nd, 2014, 5:19 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 6294

Views: 153208
No naps

When did your toddler/pre-schooler completely drop his/her naps?

by mayerling

September 1st, 2014, 11:05 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: No naps

Replies: 6

Views: 438

by mayerling

August 28th, 2014, 12:46 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: What do you do with watermelon seeds?

Replies: 16

Views: 300