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(but I'll try to show a little more mercy in the futures, but not in the movie theaters!)

Uh...  :-X  But hey, I can stretch mine pretty far too.  We should have a contest!

(certainly the first time this topic's ever been discussed here, I bet)
Thanks for the mercy -- glad I could sway you a little :).  Personally, the movie theater is the last place I would drag a baby/small child -- unless, of course it was a matinee of a kid's movie.  There is just no way I would bring my little ones to an adult movie -- what are people thinking? :-\

I bet it is too.  But I have to say, without getting too graphic, that after nursing two babies, I think I'd best you in that contest........ ;)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: JD Pics to Names!
« on: August 17, 2005, 12:59 PM »

I'd say it's a great picture!   :)    My daughter is going into preschool in September - I can't believe she's going to be 4 years old, where did the time go?  :'(

I know what you mean.  My son is going to be 4 soon and will be returning to preschool next month.  You turn you back on your little baby and the next thing you know they're off  doing their own thing :'(

[ Then they proceed to start crying (baby) and throwing a fit (toddler). She then has to pay for her groceries, hold on to the toddler's hand, try to sooth the baby is some way AND fight off suggestions/comments from strangers about the baby needing a "bottle" or the toddler needing a nap. My wife always wants to rip these people a new one and tell them the baby only nurses, which she will do if she can just get through this line (or she just wants to pull out her boobs and squirt milk in their eyes), but she remains calm...for the children.  :-

One thing that really bugs me is when I'm with the kids at the store or other such public place, and the baby is crying because she's tired or whatever, and I'm holding her and soothing her, and some dolt inevitably comes up to me and says, "Awww, the poor baby wants her mommy." I always just politely smile and continue to soothe my daughter, but I'm actually thinking, "You moron! This is my daughter, and just because I'm the dad doesn't mean I have no clue about how to soothe my own baby! In fact, I was doing just fine until you came up and started talking in the baby's ear!"*

I know what she means!!  They always pick the worst time to act up.  I nursed mine too and I had a lady tell me once that all I needed to do was stick a bottle in the baby's mouth while I pushed the cart and shopped -- I smiled and told her that while I was quite good at nursing and doing other things at the same time I somehow didn't think my nipple would stretch quite that far! (sorry for the visual guys :-)

That reminds me of another pet peeve.  I hate those commercials that make the dad/husband/man of the house out to be a total idiot when it comes to all things that have to do with the kids, cleaning, cooking or common sense.  While I like to rib you men folk every now and then I have very little tolerence for men/husband bashing.  Or woman/wife bashing for that matter.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: JD Pics to Names!
« on: August 17, 2005, 12:33 PM »
Cuties!! :)

Newbies / Re: Old and New
« on: August 17, 2005, 08:09 AM »
I'm 40 and I left a successful business career in 2003 to teach, which is what I do now. I teach 6th grade and am licensed to teach 1-12 (elementary and secondary).

Good for you!  I love teachers -- one of the most difficult and underated jobs out there (right along with stay-at-home parents -- but I am biased :))

The Prequel Trilogy / Re: the Jedi Prophecy
« on: August 17, 2005, 08:05 AM »
Note: I used Vader throughout because it was shorter to tYpe then Annakin

You could always type Vaderkin  ;)

Things can get under my skin pretty quick when I'm in an agitatable mood.  This is some of the stuff that has irritated the hell out of me recently:

  • Screaming and crying babies in public, whose parents act like they could care less.
I know this is an old post -- but since it's the one that started it I have to reply :)  I was right there with you -- until I became the mother who had to go out in public with the screaming/crying baby/kid.  Now I understand that the parents aren't acting like they don't care -- we're just trying to keep our heads from exploding while we try and get in and out of the store while grabbing as many essentials as quickly as possible without resorting to violence singing and dancing in the aisles ;D (not really -- just adding that part about the violence for emphasis and humor -- the years of working for lawyers has ingrained the habit of placing such disclaimers -- so please -- no calls to Child Protective Services -- they'd just give him right back ;)).  So please have mercy on us poor souls the next time you see a frazzled mom in the store with a screaming kid -- we really aren't trying to p*ss you off ;)  Also -- since I'm new and I don't know everyone yet I have to ask -- have you had children since this post and if so, has your opinion changed? :)

Inconsiderate/rude/mean people in general.  I hate it when someone is outright rude or mean to me or someone else. 


As a woman I do not automatically expect a man to hold a door open for me (though it is a nice and very much appreciated gesture -- well done to all of you guys who still hold the door open for a lady :)).  Although when I am carrying a baby, handling a toddler and/or pushing a stoller, common courtesy would dictate that you hold the door open for me.  I am not just talking about women with children.  People should hold the door open for 1) anyone who needs help, 2) the elderly, 3) anyone whose hands are full and 4) anyone who happens to be walking through the doorway behind them.   It also bothers me when I go through a door and I catch the door in one arm (while usually holding said infant/child in other arm) for someone behind me so they can grab the door and they waltz through like I'm the door man without so much as a thank you.    >:(

It also drives me crazy when I go to check out at a store and the clerk doesn't acknowledge my presence beceause he/she is too busy talking to a friend.  I usually make it a point to very clearly say "thank you for being so pleasant" when I get ready to leave.

Or when you let someone in line in traffic and they don't wave.  Common courtesy is in short supply lately.  Although I must say, people are much more polite here in NC then they were in DC :)

Ahhhhhh  I feel much better now -- thanks! ;D

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Gas Prices
« on: August 15, 2005, 07:34 PM »
I filled up at our local BJ's Warehouse yesterday and the members' price was $2.39  -- non members $2.47 -- the highest I ever recall seeing.

Newbies / Re: The Wookiee Welcome Wagon: New Guys Read Here
« on: August 15, 2005, 02:29 PM »
Beth (jadesfire) is likely going to want to challenge you on that title from time to time...  :P

No problem, there's plenty of room at the top for Beth ;)

(And no, I'm certainly not the one saying she is.  She would be the one saying that!  ;))

That's right -- Rule #1 -- we're the only ones who can call ourselves that :P    ;) ;)

Newbies / Re: The Wookiee Welcome Wagon: New Guys Read Here
« on: August 15, 2005, 01:26 PM »
I'm the grumpy bastard, dammit. >:(
You guys can go 'round and 'round all you want.....but I get to be the grumpy b*tch >:(


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Coca-Cola or Pepsi?
« on: August 12, 2005, 04:28 PM »
Still addicted to Diet Dr. Pepper, would love to be drinking Coke Classic but when I drink a diet cola, it's diet pepsi :-\

I love Diet Vanilla Cherry Dr. Pepper - yummy! :)

Newbies / Re: Hello everyone
« on: August 12, 2005, 12:37 PM »
No problem --  I'm keeping my eye on Darth Slothus ;)  Does seem like a great place to meet fellow fans.  Much nicer with a much stronger sense of camaraderie than some other places I've been.  Seems like everyone takes care of each other here and respects the fact that we are all just fans ;D

The Original Trilogy / Re: Wimpy/winey Luke....a SITH?
« on: August 11, 2005, 03:54 PM »
Even Vader's confrontation with him on Endor is a weird moment...  It's the first moment you see any level of humanity in Vader throughout the entire Saga really.  It's one of my favorite little parts of the classic trilogy though, no doubt.
Me too -- that conversation is one of my favorite scenes from the OT.  I love the resignation in Vader's voice when he tells Luke "It is too late for me, Son" :-[

The Prequel Trilogy / Re: Jedi After Episode 3?
« on: August 11, 2005, 07:09 AM »
Thanks for the insight!

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