Posted by: anonymous
2020-08-12 19:08:20
ID: 65177
I signed my DS10 up for homeschool band a few months ago, when I was still optimistic about COVID conditions. I just called to see if we can move our registration money to next semester bc it is still rampant here in the South and the director literally says "Well, yeah, but everybody is going to get it eventually so I'm just going ahead with classes anyway. We teach music here, babe, not science." I straight up forgot how condescending music people are. I left a music degree bc of people like him. Kind of want to talk my kid out of even trying music.
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Posted by: anonymous
2020-08-12 02:54:30
ID: 65170
If anyone is having a hard time finding desks in time for home/virtual schooling, check out thrift stores. I had a $200 budget for a desk for DD...ended up scoring one for $20 at Goodwill, after looking in every store offline and online and the sale sites and not being able to find one to fit in DD's room. The ones I could find online wouldn't be here until late Septemeber. The one I found is real wood too!
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Posted by: anonymous
2020-08-09 23:27:08
ID: 65125
I posted here some time ago about not starting a baby's quilt because I was afraid of another miscarriage. The baby is fine and I'm having my very first GIRL! Now I've been busy with parenting my boys during the day and jabbing my finger with the sewing needle at night.
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Posted by: anonymous
2020-08-09 05:13:34
ID: 65152
In response to a confession. The other issue is people don't want to downsize their life either. If they can't afford childcare, then they can get a cheaper/smaller home or let kids bunk together and rent out the extra room, be a 1 vehicle household, and have one spouse stay home and maybe try to get a job with opposing shifts or work from home. I've done all of these...When DD was born, ex and I worked opposing shifts. When he got a job across the country, we knew no one, I became a SAHM and we had 1 car, had to work around his job for appts and shopping. When I left him, I got a cheaper home and rented out a room to make ends meet. We just have to do what we have to do, even if it's not what we want to do.
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Posted by: anonymous
2020-08-09 03:16:51
ID: 65148
In response to a confession. This is the world now. I've seen several posts like that, and my thoughts sad. Our economy was bad enough in that most families need two incomes to survive, and not everyone can save a lot. So many people were struggling as it was, and then COVID hit. People were losing hours or their jobs. Yep, there's unemployment, but there are thousands of people who are STILL waiting for it to come through. And in a lot of cases, UC isn't enough to pay the bills, etc., and they're getting further and further behind. For those with children who are going back to work/school, now they're in a pickle. I'm so grateful that I'm not in this position, and feel bad for those who are. At least they're trying to pay SOMETHING. I see a lot of posts looking for free childcare.
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Posted by: anonymous
2020-08-09 00:12:56
ID: 65146
In response to a confession. I noticed that too! People here want a sitter for the whole day to assist with their kids tutoring and such and they only want to pay something nuts like $200 a week. Like, WTF?? In what world is that OK?
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Posted by: anonymous
2020-08-06 18:47:12
ID: 65130
IDK if this is happening everywhere, but people here are making posts on FB looking for sitters for insanely cheap prices. The one today has a 1, 4, and 7yr old, wants the sitter in their house, 5 days/wk 9-10hrs a day. They say they make $15/hr, and are complaining that the least people will take is $10/hr but that's in other peoples homes. So they're wanting to pay under minimum wage to a sitter who has to sit in the parents house and has to deal with schooling the 2 oldest. They expect people to get paid peanuts while they themselves would never work for that little. When you decide to have a bunch of kids, you can't expect other people to pay for your choices. Wanting people to come to you costs more. By all means, have as many as you want, but you need to be able to afford them and not expect others to not get paid their worth for your choices.
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Posted by: anonymous
2020-08-06 13:04:32
ID: 65128
In response to a confession. He passed 2 out of 3 of his written tests so far on the first try, he's re-taking the third one tomorrow, and he said he's already driving the big rigs for practice runs and he's doing really well! (He started training Aug 1st) I'm SO proud of him!!!
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Posted by: anonymous
2020-08-05 15:59:35
ID: 65121
DS25 is starting training to get an enhanced driver's license for his job. My confession is that I'm really nervous about it for him. It took him three tries to pass his driving test for his regular license. Seriously, it was a shitshow. I am so hoping it goes well for him, and he just takes the training, does the test, and passes everything on the first try. He could really use the confidence booster. Failing it would really devastate him, he really needs this for his job. He's super nervous too. I just told him: Pay attention in class, work hard, focus, study, and you can do this. (I wish I could convince myself of this, though)
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Posted by: anonymous
2020-08-03 00:29:59
ID: 65104
ILs dryer broke the other night and they asked us to help them pick out a new one. They told DH they weren't picky, but when he found one that they could afford, they said they needed it to match the washer color. The only one that did cost extra money and they are going to try to get us to pay the difference. But we won't; we'll tell them they get the one they budgeted for and that's it. I'm so sick of their "we're old, so take care of us and buy us everything" attitude.
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