Loc: central ca
|Posted: 10/7/2012 4:28:56 PM|dd and I were discussing a 'bug' themed party my dil is putting together to celebrate my granddaughter's swing set being built. ANYways, for me it would be inviting a few kids over, serve a treat and you're done!
Not for these young women, they are finding bug themed decor, food, crafts...and dd was telling me that these days you have to do all this to have a party. She says with facebook and pinterest ideas you can't do just a simple get together anymore. EVERYone has these themed parties. (It was kinda funny, I asked why the craft tables, "Well mom, we have to give the kids something to do...they can't just play the whole time"
I told her back in my day, a birthday party, meant inviting kids to the park, serve cake, have a pinata and you were done...her response, "oh mooooom, that is just so 80's"
Loc: Washington State
|Posted: 10/7/2012 4:38:45 PM|
Every woman I know has gotten a new dog in the past 18 months - it's all about taking care of the dog, training the dog, walking with the dogs, doggie play dates, what restaurant can we meet at that allows the dog. It is like being with a bunch if new moms except they are now "dog mom's." Not coincidentally, all are SAHM's with children who are becoming independent (middle school/ high school) and no longer need or want as much parental attention. Enter the dog babies, with their unconditional love and boundless need for attention.
While looking for evening/weekend dog training classes I have been wondering why there are so many day time classes!!!
~ Dori ~
Loc: The right place, at the right time.
|Posted: 10/7/2012 6:16:55 PM|How virtuously non materialistic they are. Complete with detailed stories of how materialistic others are in comparison.
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 10/8/2012 12:26:19 AM|
there is one friend in my close circle who likes to brag about her son's drinking and partying. we all know he does it, and maybe all of the other kids do, too (well, not all because my girl doesn't), but we really don't like hearing about it. underage drinking is nothing to brag about. ugh!
guess she thinks that makes him a cool kid. : /
WHO PUT A DICK IN THIS BOX?
|Posted: 10/8/2012 12:51:43 AM|
The number of beers you've drank tonight. That's all we keep up with. And we don't have a "circle", have a hardcore girl gang.
|Posted: 10/8/2012 7:17:40 AM|
I have friends who kind of cover the spectrum from SAHM and staying on a tight budget so making fun for free to people who have to have THE BEST, do THE MOST activities, etc. It just really doesn't affect us - we do our own thing.
DD's only 5, and for her birthday party yesterday, she wasn't even asking for a party elsewhere, so we had it at home. We had a theme (rainbows) and cakes from Costco because they're *delicious* if not fancy. The kids mostly just played outside on the swingset, bike, cozy coupe, etc. We had an inflatable slide and mini bounce house thing for the little ones, but those were both "if you want to deal with fixing them, you can just HAVE them" things -- not something we'd ever have bought (or rented).
With the help of some friends, I was able to make a rainbow paper chain backdrop I'd seen on Pinterest for a photo booth, but that was mostly just the time, as we had the rest of the stuff already. Most of the people at the party are our "family friends," and DH is kind of a photo geek, so they get some pictures of everyone together, and DH gets some shooting & editing practice.
I suppose the pressure will get worse when DD goes to school, but she's always been one to do her own thing, so hopefully that'll continue!
Loc: Gone to chemo with BethAnne
|Posted: 10/8/2012 7:39:19 AM|In our circle it's kids' activities. I know so many super-fantastic-more-talented-than-anyone-else kids on sports travel teams, in band and other outside activities. My kids are moderately sporty, one plays piano but she's getting bored with it, and their outside activities are limited to one each. That's enough for us.
OMG....Did I really say that out loud?
Loc: Louisville, K
|Posted: 10/8/2012 7:49:11 AM|
We're Baptist and these days everyone is homeschooling and talking trash about the public schools. And adopting children from other countries.