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Teaching Mister and Missus {ParentDish}

Dec 3rd 2007 11:54AM My parents raised me with Aunt or Uncle for their close friends, and Mister or Missus until otherwise specified by the adult in question. Sir and ma'am were part of my vocabulary, too, but my brother never said them so I don't know exactly where I picked that one up!

14-year old dies after refusing a blood transfusion {ParentDish}

Nov 30th 2007 8:48AM The reason he would would accept chemotherapy and not a blood transfusion is because Jehovah's Witnesses believe that blood transfusions are prohibited in Leviticus : "You must not eat the blood of any sort of flesh."
There's some grey area on what can and can't be accepted, though - I'm not crystal clear on it, but I believe whole blood transfusions are completely against the faith, but fractional transfusions and some treatments derived from blood are okay.
I'm not saying I agree with this, but just some background detail. :)

DIY: Modern paper ornaments {ParentDish}

Nov 29th 2007 10:25AM Love these! They'll go beautifully with the 3-D snowflakes I make every year. (, for anyone who's interested. :D)

Does your child have a nickname? {ParentDish}

Nov 22nd 2007 10:13AM I'm Kirstin, but all my life have been Kirstie, even though it's not any shorter. I'm also Kirst, Kabe (a strange nickname a friend invented when we were small), and to my family, Bunny ... so I guess with an unusual name, you get unusual nicknames.

US to pay for seatbelts on school buses {ParentDish}

Nov 21st 2007 11:26AM I graduated high school recently, and I can say that while probably half the buses in my district from middle school on have seat belts on them, I have never once seen a single person actually utilize them. Having them there really does little to make anyone safer.

Decorating for Thanksgiving? {ParentDish}

Nov 17th 2007 4:04PM My mom and I love to decorate, and do it for every holiday. Halloween, Christmas, and Easter are the big three, of course, but my mom goes out for everything. :) It's predominately inside the house, but we've got window clings, leaf-shaped lights around the door, a few big pumpkins and a bale of hay outside. (The hay is only there because it's usually a permanent fixture in the backyard; it's an archery target in the Thanksgiving off season!)

Election day hooky {ParentDish}

Nov 7th 2007 5:33PM My home district has off for election day now, but hasn't always. It's only recently that we've had off, because election day coincides with parent teacher conferences and NEA teacher's conventions, so my district just gets this entire week off.

November's kind of a waste of a month here, lol, between this week and Thanksgiving.

Halloween candy trade-in {ParentDish}

Oct 31st 2007 12:12PM I trick or treated all through high school, and what I always did was donate my leftover candy. My friend's church youth group took leftover candy and put it in the gift bags they made for homeless/disadvantaged kids at Christmastime.

Driver's ed: homeschool or lessons? {ParentDish}

Oct 29th 2007 6:10PM In NJ it's mandatory to do six hours with a certified driving school. It is in NY, too, and several other states.

I didn't get a ton out of it, though I'm sure that's because my instructor was a really big creeper (I kid you not, he had an electric razor and was SHAVING HIS FACE as I went over a bridge during my second lesson). I mostly just practiced with my mom, and I'm doing okay .. I've had my license for a year and a half and never had an accident or a ticket.

Total cost of a college education is over 30K {ParentDish}

Oct 23rd 2007 5:14PM Yeah, it's definitely 32k a year. I'm a college freshman who's currently in the process of transferring from my ultra-expensive $50,000 a year private school to a $16,000 a year public school, because I can't handle the expense paying for college on my own. It's doable with many loans, but I have to cut the corners somewhere.

Suprisingly enough, the cheaper state school is a lot nicer in terms of dorms and grounds than my ultra-rich private school!