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    I can see the appeal BUT my boys totally know who Casper the Friendly Ghost is. They came across it on Netflix or something and watched it for a while. It looked like an updated version so I think it got remade since I was a kid.

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    I haven’t worked FT since having kids but I’ve had some very part-time/project-based jobs. I also didn’t work my second and third years of grad school but being a FT student and doing internship kept me busy.

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    I’ve been using our fridge but it is very crowded/messy right now. ;)

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    I like the idea of keeping chores and allowance separate, so they understand that chores are just what you do to help out as part of the household. We haven’t started allowance yet. My boys’ chores include things like helping set the table, putting away their folded laundry and cleaning up all their toys themselves.

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    I vaguely remember it. What was the surprise?? ;)

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    Mine wore polo shirts and plaid shorts with their brown leather fisherman sandals. So more dressed-up than they would be on a normal school day but still comfy.

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    @embra, I love you. :)

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    I just saw that, too. So nonsensical!

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    Tonight we’re having chicken chili with cauliflower “rice” and some sort of green veggie.

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    @Momkey, that seems like an awful lot of homework for a kid her age! Have you talked to the teacher about the work load?

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    They are just pains in the morning. They had 2.5 years of preschool before this. The first year and a half of preschool, our little routine ran pretty smoothly. But last year (the whole year, even after they’d had plenty of time to get used to it) and so far this year they’re uncooperative. They like school; they just dawdle and want to play around instead of getting ready so it ends up being frustrating and stressful. Especially since I am SO not a morning person. :p DH has been helping every morning so far this year since it’s plenty early (i.e. he’s not having to rush to get to work) but still …

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    I would be thankful. ;) It’s not normally this much and I think usually it’s more like 20 mins/day. Read a book with your child plus do one other assignment.

    Alex has therapy right when they get home 3 days a week so that complicates things. :/ My boys also napped daily (Alex especially needed it) until school started so I try to give them a rest time in their rooms of 30-60 mins. Some days they fall asleep, hard, and sleep longer than that. It ends up seeming rushed trying to fit everything in along with dinner, play time with daddy/neighbor kids, baths, cleanup and in bed by 8.

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    Confession: I have still never seen the original!

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    Thanks so much for the feedback! I appreciate it!

    @ashthedreamer, I haven’t really thought much about MNs yet. Maybe … (these are all names that have meaning for us, whether inherently or after someone we love … or of course Julia, which we just have liked for years) I’ll throw in my pseudo-surname for flow purposes.

    Elise Julia :) (or maybe Juliana) Banderas
    Elise Danielle/-ela Banderas
    Elise Coraline Banderas
    Elise Josephine/a Banderas
    Elise Hope Banderas
    Elise Clara Banderas

    TwoSapphires
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    It’s a little too old (and kind of masculine-sounding) for me, but I could see the vintage charm appeal. Friends recently used it for their DD’s middle name and I know Anabel said she likes this name! :)

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    Pizza place!

    Would you rather rake leaves or mow the lawn?

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    LOL. I might, @lilybell; I just didn’t expect him to remember and bring it up out of the blue 4 months later! ;)

    I have to confess I hate dyeing eggs so I had been hoping they would forget. ;)

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    Thanks for the suggestions!

    I love the dynamic frames; I have similar ones on my boys’ Amazon wish lists.

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    Thanks for the feedback! we probably wouldn’t use a nn since we have a niece that goes by Ellie, but it’s pretty short on its own.

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    Welcome, @Apple360!

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