So the Chelsea dress comes in a few other colors...red being one of them...stick with the wine color, or go for red? They also have black, and navy blue, but I think dark blue may be their wedding colors...They also have green but I don't think green would go really well with my complexion.
Don't you have an olive completion? I think any of those colors would look great on you.
I don't know if I would call it an olive complexion...I guess I never really thought about it lol. I have yellow undertones so I feel like green would make me look really sallow.
I agree that it's your choice how you raise your kids. Having said that, I don't really think Easter baskets have anything much to do with the religious part of the holiday. I mean, candy, eggs, and toys aren't exactly Christian. So I don't think Easter baskets would be the hill I would die on. Neither H not I are Catholic (both come from catholic families) but we will do Easter baskets and some other secular traditions associated with Easter. As long as your ILs don't push religious aspects of the holiday.
Having said that, is there a specific reason you don't want them exposed to Christianity? If you intend to give them a choice of what/how to worship when they are older, the. I don't see the harm in a little bit of exposure. When they get older you can use that to explain that some people believe some things and some believe other things, but that you want them to be tolerant of different belief systems. Just a thought....
Alright well I have a face makeup question for pixy0stix and anyone else. I'm still in my late 20s and lucky and I have pretty good skin, so I don't need a lot of coverage. I normally just wear Aveeno tinted moisturizer with SPF layered over Neutrogena sunscreen and then my sheer MAC powder on top. I hate the feeling of heavy coverage foundation. Would I like one of the aforementioned BB creams? I've never really considered them because I don't think I need them exactly but maybe I would end up really liking them if they go on light.
Plus I will soon be spending the better part of my day wearing a surgical mask. In the past, it basically makes a lot of my makeup under the mask melt off so I felt like wearing anything heavier would just make that worse. But maybe something different would actually stay put better?
If your skin looks good, I would skip any sort of product beyond moisturizer all together on work days. Just do a light eye and call it good.
I never intended that, and if that's how you took it, I'm sorry. I just meant that there's rarely a clear answer when it comes to the origins of some of their traditions.
I took it that way too. Maybe because I'm agnostic as well I didn't see where it was offensive. I agree that Jewish religion and culture are intertwined where Christianity is so diverse with cultures so it makes it all very interesting.
Agreed. I think that we know how easily people can become offended over religion.
I say "you raised your kids in the way you thought was best. We are doing the same."
The grandparents know if they don't respect us and our parenting, they won't be welcome around the kids.
We are trying to drive that point home with my ILs. They are the type to say something to the kids and make them feel bad. They feel they have some rights to how their grandkids are raised. My MIL said once "well my grandchild will know/do XYZ" and I responded with "my child is more important than your grandchild" She also feels she has say in our lives as well. Silly MIL.
It sounds like you need to move beyond driving your point home with words and start doing it with your actions. If they start insulting you around your kids, leave. If they still continue, stop visiting them altogether.
I relate this to the parable of the tithes. If you are wearing jeans because those are the only clothes you have, then rock on in your jeans. If you are dressing up for Saturday brunch but can't clean yourself up for church, that is not respecting the reverence you should hold for the Lord's house. Its relative to what you have and where your heart is but even then, only God knows and can judge.
I have the OXO one and I like it. I wash the greens in the basket, drop it into the bowl, and spin. I also like that it has a brake. Doing short spins and then braking a few times in rapid succession seems to dry the greens super fast.
However, I only use it for smaller greens like baby greens, baby spinach, etc. Larger greens like kale, collards, even whole romaine, don't fit and I end up washing them in my over-the-sink colander.
Live and let live. If people want to buy their kids shit and have the means to do so, who the fuck cares?
For me, it's not about caring what any one family does, but more about the phenomenon in general. Rather than judging, I feel this ache in my heart about what I take from this about our society and where it is headed. Like we have an addiction to things and the more and more things we get, the more it takes to fill this need. And the idea that people have that we have to keep up with others. I think this is combined with showing off on FB, because years ago, I didn't know what other people were doing unless I had the personal contact with them. So we are getting more exposure to materialistic stuff and less personal contact. I worry that it's not a healthy path and that it will spill over to other things in our lives.
Then quit Facebook?
You can only control what you can control. Seems pretty clear that there are some of us here who have always gotten bigger easter presents, so this isn't a particularly new phenomenon (though FB bragging is real and annoying).
I'm having a hard time jiving that the average household income in Manhattan is $65k, but places to live are selling for $1MM. Where do all of these "middle class" people live, since they are specifying that they are from Manhattan?
Not snarky, genuinely confused.
They rent. (Though the median rent in Manhattan is $3100, and many landlords will require you to prove annual income of at least 40x the monthly rent (or to have a cosigner who earns 100x monthly rent)). Or they don't live in Manhattan. Or, in the case of the 20-something, they share an apartment with a bunch of roommates.
But also, there's a huge income disparity in Manhattan, so there isn't much of a middle middle class. There are a lot of lower income people in subsidized housing etc., and a lot of upper middle class and upwards.