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Life...in general / Re: Was this safety trumps etiquette
« Last post by Katana_Geldar on Today at 01:19:39 AM »
I would have shouted back "Then why didn't you stop her?"

You have to be so vigilant around children and water, and twice as vigilant with young children. It doesn't take long for a tragedy to happen.

Even with adults around accidents happen. When I was 18 months old I fell into a pool even though four adults were around, including my parents. My dad, fortunately, was in the pool right away and caught me in mere seconds. It can happen so fast even if you are watching.

I don't care if I was rude for saying such a thing, but some people can be so lazy about kids and water safety. It's a completely preventable tragedy.
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Family and Children / Re: Cafe Owner's Plan to Deal with Tantrums
« Last post by Katana_Geldar on Today at 12:44:59 AM »
No, that's not discipline. Discipline would be telling a child off. I haven't had that happen yet but I've seen it.
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Life...in general / Re: Was this safety trumps etiquette
« Last post by Raintree on Today at 12:33:13 AM »
Wait...this guy was annoyed because there was an extra set of eyes watching out for his child's safety?

I wonder if he's of the same group of people who love to say, "Well it takes a village" but only when it's in a way that the village benefits them, such as getting free babysitting or fundraising for luxuries such as trips overseas with the school band.
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Family and Children / Re: Cafe Owner's Plan to Deal with Tantrums
« Last post by Allyson on Today at 12:31:29 AM »
My problem happens when some adults think saying "hey, stop" about a behaviour that is affecting me is disciplining or "parenting" their child. That frustrates me. Especially if the parent is not immediately in sight. I'm not putting the kid in time-out or grounding them; I'm telling them not to do something the same way I would with an adult!

I was working in a store when I was younger and a child pulled the tip jar, which was a large glass bowl, towards themself. My coworker reacted quickly to say "oh, no, don't do that!" or something because she was worried the kid would pull it down and hurt themself or at least cause a mess, and the parent snapped "he wasn't going to take it!" I just find that sort of thing baffling.
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Family and Children / Re: Cafe Owner's Plan to Deal with Tantrums
« Last post by Katana_Geldar on Today at 12:07:18 AM »
Then I'd expect my rules to be followed or the rules of a care centre that I'm already okay with. And I expect to be told about this on pick up.

A child in danger is an exception though. It's someone helping you out. I once took the hand of an escaping toddler while he was running away from his mum. She was behind me and her child was ahead of me and I took his hand utensil she caught up.
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All In A Day's Work / Re: The shortcut -- am I being unreasonable?
« Last post by starry diadem on Today at 12:02:44 AM »
If someone is the only person doing something, then you can't help but "single someone out" when you need to talk to him about how his behavior affects you.  I spoke to our manager more about the extreme vehemence of his response than the actual issue.   

Sure, and I think that picking on the behaviour of walking by your desk is a poor choice for singling out a colleague in your first month at a new job.

Just out of interest, how long should DCGirl have waited?  From her OP, he was't just walking past, he was walkingpastthisclose. That can be very hard to endure.
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Travel / Re: LA to Miami - Road Trip Baby!
« Last post by MinAvi on Yesterday at 11:20:55 PM »
So we are less than 2 months until our massive trip!

The Air BnB's, hotels, car, van and flights are booked. The visa waivers processed. The packing list started and the road trip playlist is being compiled. So excited!

We are managing to hit a few of the amazing National Parks - Sequoia, Grand Canyon, Arches, Mesa Verde and Rocky Mountain. We have a few days in the big party towns Vegas and New Orleans, as well as a few weeks of wandering in the non touristy parts of Colorado and Texas. We will then attend Comikaze and Halloween Horror nights in LA.

7 weeks. 5500 miles. 1 couple. Epic.

59 days and counting!
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: non-cake ideas for birthday candles
« Last post by MinAvi on Yesterday at 11:00:01 PM »
I eat Keto. (Low carb, mod protein, high fat)

I have 2 go to desserts.

1) Keto Cheesecake - https://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=2159564 I usually make it crustless as DH seems to have a reaction to the almond meal.

2) Chocolate cheesecake mousse - super simple. 1 block room temp cream cheese, 3 tablespoons dark chocolate coco, 3 tablespoons sweetener (I use truvia or stevia granulated), 1/2 cup heavy cream. Beat together until creamy, spoon into glasses and chill in the fridge until set.
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Family and Children / Re: Cafe Owner's Plan to Deal with Tantrums
« Last post by fountainof on Yesterday at 10:53:28 PM »
How about when children are in other's care?  I would think reasonable discipline/correction would be allowed no? 
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All In A Day's Work / Re: The shortcut -- am I being unreasonable?
« Last post by lorelai on Yesterday at 10:29:36 PM »
I might say with a smile, "wait I'm the prima Donna in this situation?" If he can joke, so can you.
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