We were supposed to take family photos today with my old friend from hs. He didn't show up. I tried texting him and calling. He finally picked up 40 min later. Dude had overslept and was still at home one hour away.
We had decided to move on to another photographer but he was very apologetic and offered to reschedule and do them for free. We agreed since we have nothing to lose but more time but still might get another photographer later depending on how the pics turn out. Should we still give him a tip or something tomorrow? He was going to charge us $100. His typical session fee is $150. He's coming from 1 hour away.
I don't play on my phone at the park but I fully admit playground equipment makes me anxious and I'm afraid to look away from ds1. I've stopped following him around at least!
A week-ish ago, there was really good drama on ML so I was reading about it on my phone and I look up to see ella shooting face first out of this huge "big kid" tunnel slide. I am going to spin it as me encouraging independence and taking appropriate risks.
Holy cripes. I was leaving the library and saw a sign on the window "breastfeeding welcome here." I had these thoughts at once: - I wish the sign was bigger to promote breastfeeding - I hate that they have to state it - I'm glad I live somewhere this "progressive" In BFE Ohio I probably would have been thrown out of the pedi.
I live in BFE Ohio and have nursed all over town without any issues other than some nasty looks. I nursed ds in the pedi office before when his appointment ran late. I nursed him through the office and to the room when they called him. It's still not very common here. When I delivered, I was the only one on the floor that even attempted to breastfeed.
Did they say if the doctor with another patient? I don't think her barging in the back was appropriate, but I would be angry if my appointment was running late and I was confronted for feeding my child.
Sorry if I sounded like I was coming down on bfe ohio. It was a revenue to the specific bfe I lived in. I experienced a lot of backlash even using a cover.
Just logged on to page joenali and jenny1980 to see if all was ok too bc I just saw bewsv
Everything is fine in my neck of the woods. Marysville is about an hour away from where I live. The school district where I work just sent out an email to Families about dealing with trauma etc. My stepdad holds a political office in the county where the school is, so he has been there doing what he needs to do. It's reawlly sad, we would have our big district swimming meets at that school. Even though that was of 20 years ago, it's just sad to think how much the school climate has changed with so much violence. It just shows that it can happen anywhere and at any time.
Tappatalk just started giving me notifications on quotes! I wonder if it works for likes? Has this always been a thing or did it just start? Someone want to like me somewhere to help me test? You can take it back later, i'm not just whoring for likes
My mom and grandma were always dieting and focused on their weight. My grandma was still weighing herself and was excited when she lost a few pounds at 92. However, I think it was my dad's words that made me hate my body. I think he got that way from the way his mother is though. I see it more now as I get older and it makes me sad that my dad feels that way about himself, too.
My soon to be ex is also obsessed with body image and I think he gets that from his mother.
I have a son and am trying to be very careful with what I say in front of him. Heck, I'm working on what I say about myself not in front of him, too. I'm worried about what my ex's issues will do to him though.
I know this article is about moms and daughters. I always said that if I had a little girl I would be very careful to not put my issues on to her. Now that I only have a little boy, I still worry about it.
This resonates with me. My dad is obsessed with his weight and makes comments about it all the time. He's a workaholic Ina physically demanding industry but does make any effort to be active in his down time.
He literally eats a salad every single day for lunch and intentionally deprives himself of good food when we go out to eat or anything. He's always depriving and denying himself, and made comments about my weight all the time, as an adolescent. I remember vividly that he told me I was overweight as a freshman in high school. I must have been 5'5" or so and 140 pounds, with large breasts. It was life altering.
My mom never said boo. She's been slim her whole life and never shamed me.
I'm sorry. I know what you mean. It's like I have a catalogue in my head of everything weight related he has ever said to me and I say those things over and over to myself. It's helped a little recently to realize they are his issues and he must hurt from them too. It makes me feel for him.
No problem getting the countertops from a separate shop. Even kitchen remodel contractors generally hire this out.
If you can find an Ikea cabinet, it might be an awesome fit for you. My BFF is required to live in Philly as per her DH's employment. When they married they bought a "charmless", her words not mine, MCM raised rancher twin that she plans to sell at her first opportunity. She's actually embraced the retro vibe and the house is very appealing now. She did a slick 1950's homage kitchen on the cheap via Ikea and it is a perfect fit for the house and the amount of money she wanted to spend. She spent less than $12K for 3 walls of cabinets, new appliances, countertop, sink, faucet, flooring and backsplash installed semi-professionally.
Enjoy! Where will you be staying? I love Israel--lived there for a bit
My friends live in Tel Aviv a few blocks from the beach, not sure what v neighborhood though. Any recommendations?
That's a great place to be--anywhere near the beach is great. Depending on their apt, don't be surprised if things are shabby compared to the US. My second apt was in the Old North where a lot of Americans live (Tzafon Yashan) and the shower was literally a shower head with a curtain and we had to squeegie the water into a drain after every use. The apts are really different there but most of them are fine.
Prepare yourself for feral cats, lots of them. They won't come up to you, but they will be all over and it can make some people sad or catch you by surprise.
The Port (Namal) is great and I'm sure they will take you there for fish restaurants and cool bars--try all the little plates (satatim) of random things at the fish restaurants. Be adventurous with food and trust your friends for recommendations. Go for hummus in Jaffa (Yafo) and through the Carmel Market (Shuk HaCarmel) for an awesome outdoor market experience. Eat shakshuka for breakfast (eggs poached in tomatoes) and fresh pita (it's like little clouds of yum) and enjoy. Pomegranates are in season so if you see juice stands try it out (meetz rimon). There might be Hanukkah donuts out on streets or in stores so if you see them, you have to eat that.
Obviously I loved the food! Israelis are warm and welcoming so you should have a blast! I'm so excited for you! Let me know if you have any more questions
Post by tokenhoser on Oct 25, 2014 10:53:48 GMT -5
I think someone probably did complain to the receptionist, who agreed and jumped on that as an excuse to illegally ask this woman to cover or move to another place. That is 100% plausible to me. Then the mom asserted her legal right to not move or cover and everything went crazy.
The thing is, the mom isn't required to be nice. The office is required to allow her to breastfeed freely. I'm glad she's moving forward with a lawsuit.
The receptionist should have offered to relocate the complainer to a waiting room or bathroom for their comfort.
Good God. In a pedi office? That is one place you should know you can bf without issue. i was never great at nursing in public but even I have done it at my pedi's when wait times were long.
It's tough. I mean, I am really passive. I probably would have been pissed but stopped and gone where they told me to and bitched later. BUT legally I sure don't have to so I can see if someone told me to stop and i polity said no I was within my legal rights to keep on and I kept getting harassed and pushed back on then I might get belligerent.