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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25110 on: January 18, 2014, 06:24:33 AM »
My mum is being a PA snowflake it seems (not that this is a news flash to me, but this time its very underhanded).

I share a house with my parents (it's my house, they are retired and live with me). I have repeatedly told my mum I don't like those plug-in mosquito vapour thingies. Maybe I'm being a snowflake myself about this, but I don't know what's in them, but I don't want to be breathing in unknown repellant chemicals for hours on end.

I had to drive home in the middle of the morning today because I had a warddrobe malfunction at work (my trouser button wasn't as firmly sewn on as I had hoped and it popped off). My parents are out and I dive into my room to change and notice that there is one of those mosquito repellant thingies plugged into the plug in my room.

Which means that my mum (knowing I really don't like those things), waits until I go to work, plugs one in and leaves it in all day and then unplugs it before I come home. Which means I've been breathing in those repellant chemicals I don't like while I sleep at nights. Thanks mum, thanks a bunch.

Wow, that would tick me off too and would have me contemplating a lock on my door and taking the only key to work with me!
If someone did that in my house - they would find the outer locks changed and their belongings outside.


It would explain why the inside of my mouth and nose were blistered, why I had been having breathing problems, and why my skin was raw and fissured, because I would have been having a massive reaction to that poison in the air. It would even have to be the ones Wolfways is talking about the air fresheners will cause the same reaction. 
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25111 on: January 19, 2014, 06:42:01 PM »
I have a move SS to submit here.  We (being the hubby, myself and 3 boys) went to see Frozen today and sat in the back row.  In front of us was SSfamily.  Parents, a 3 year old (guessing by size) and what I am guessing was a girl about 13-14.  She was the best behaved of the four of them and I will cut the 3 year old some slack because she was 3.

The mother would talk to the 3 year old in whisper and then when the three year old responded, she'd hush her.   ::) Really, how do you expect a kid to learn to be quiet during a movie when you're talking to them the whole time?  The worst part though was when the girl started saying "I GATTA GO POTTY!!!!!!" and the mother kept telling her "Shush!" and the girl kept insisting "Gatta go potty! Gatta go potty!" each time being told to hush and wait.  It was finally the teenage sister who got up to take the little one and finally the mother got up and left. 

They came back though and the child started getting whiny but again no move was taken to minimize the disruption for anyone else.  ::)
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25112 on: January 19, 2014, 07:00:27 PM »
OT, but the actual saying is "The blood of the battlefield is thicker than the water of the womb." It means the exact opposite of how we use it today.

Thank you for sharing this; I've never heard this saying before but I will use it!

You're welcome.  At least my useless knowledge is getting some, well, use. :)

And I thank you too! I'm totally putting this in a fanfic.  >:D

same here.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25113 on: January 20, 2014, 08:44:59 PM »
I just want to congratulate everyone - 4,000,000 views and counting!

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I love reading this thread - it is my absolute favourite on the forum.  :)

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25114 on: January 21, 2014, 06:24:53 AM »
Nobody plans their pregnancies.

They take a wild stab at it, and sometimes they get lucky. That's all.

But you can plan a pregnancy, using IVF. You know exactly the day you get pregnant. It's the other end that's still mostly a crapshoot, but even then you can plan a C-section. And then see if the lil' one stays put long enough for it! :-)

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25115 on: January 21, 2014, 06:39:23 AM »
I just want to congratulate everyone - 4,000,000 views and counting!

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I love reading this thread - it is my absolute favourite on the forum.  :)

Yes it is one of my favorites as well!!

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25116 on: January 21, 2014, 07:45:33 AM »
When I got married, I cheated. I had no bridesmaids at all. I had Ex's nephew as ring bearer and my niece as flower girl. I didnt want to have to choose between my friends, and I flat out didnt want the drama that bridesmaids can bring. Plus I was cheap.  ;D

I had my skinnier cousin but she was 8 months pregnant at the time is that fixed that!

Thank goodness she planned her pregnancy around your wedding so you would look good! Or shame on her for stealing some of your spotlight by being pregnant at your wedding!

Man, it's hard to think like a Bridezilla.

She did actually plan it around my wedding but only so she wasn't due on my wedding day. She carries small so a lot of people didn't even notice she was pregnant!

Nobody plans their pregnancies.

They take a wild stab at it, and sometimes they get lucky. That's all.

In this case, it is actually quite easy to plan. She wanted to deliver after the wedding (not before) so it was quite a simple matter of not trying until only 8 months or so before the date.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25117 on: January 21, 2014, 08:03:41 AM »
When I got married, I cheated. I had no bridesmaids at all. I had Ex's nephew as ring bearer and my niece as flower girl. I didnt want to have to choose between my friends, and I flat out didnt want the drama that bridesmaids can bring. Plus I was cheap.  ;D

I had my skinnier cousin but she was 8 months pregnant at the time is that fixed that!

Thank goodness she planned her pregnancy around your wedding so you would look good! Or shame on her for stealing some of your spotlight by being pregnant at your wedding!

Man, it's hard to think like a Bridezilla.

She did actually plan it around my wedding but only so she wasn't due on my wedding day. She carries small so a lot of people didn't even notice she was pregnant!

Nobody plans their pregnancies.

They take a wild stab at it, and sometimes they get lucky. That's all.

In this case, it is actually quite easy to plan. She wanted to deliver after the wedding (not before) so it was quite a simple matter of not trying until only 8 months or so before the date.

I have a son, a grandson, & a nephew who came along at 8 months (son was natural childbirth - not scheduled at all and the grandson & nephew were C-sections).  Even if IVF determines when you got pregnant (implant date), the little buggers will still throw curve balls as to when they think that they are "done".  Or sometimes, it is the doctor's decision that the baby needs to be delivered for other reasons than being "done" (I have some cousins who are short - some of the women have had the delivery scheduled based on when the baby will still fit through the mother's bone structure - 5 foot tall women with 8 pound babies don't always work out for natural delivery....some of them have the wider hips, some don't.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25118 on: January 21, 2014, 08:56:24 AM »
I have a move SS to submit here.  We (being the hubby, myself and 3 boys) went to see Frozen today and sat in the back row.  In front of us was SSfamily.  Parents, a 3 year old (guessing by size) and what I am guessing was a girl about 13-14.  She was the best behaved of the four of them and I will cut the 3 year old some slack because she was 3.

The mother would talk to the 3 year old in whisper and then when the three year old responded, she'd hush her.   ::) Really, how do you expect a kid to learn to be quiet during a movie when you're talking to them the whole time?  The worst part though was when the girl started saying "I GATTA GO POTTY!!!!!!" and the mother kept telling her "Shush!" and the girl kept insisting "Gatta go potty! Gatta go potty!" each time being told to hush and wait.  It was finally the teenage sister who got up to take the little one and finally the mother got up and left. 

They came back though and the child started getting whiny but again no move was taken to minimize the disruption for anyone else.  ::)

LOL, sounds like the family who sat by us when we went. Except the mom in our group loudly said, "Oooh, does someone have poop pants?" ...and then changed him then and there.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25119 on: January 21, 2014, 11:22:31 AM »
Going under a Hwy 59 (soon to be Interstate 69) in the Houston area - I looked up to see that someone was skateboarding along the side of the overpass in front & above me.  There aren't supposed to be bicycles, skateboards, horses, and other NON-motorized vehicles on Interstate Highways....the little stretch along the side was heading downhill on the exit ramp fast - if he(?) got going fast, it would not be easy to stop without shooting out in front of the vehicles on the access road....

Seriously - he seemed to be a SS and a Darwin Awards candidate - if he got going too fast going downhill...... 
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25120 on: January 23, 2014, 02:06:31 PM »
Nobody plans their pregnancies.

They take a wild stab at it, and sometimes they get lucky. That's all.
I see what you did! >:D
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25121 on: January 23, 2014, 02:35:47 PM »
Nobody plans their pregnancies.

They take a wild stab at it, and sometimes they get lucky. That's all.

I see what you did! >:D


Some of us do. I planned 3 of 4 pregnancies.

My daughter was a 1 shot (sorry, couldn't help it) deal, and was born 40 weeks to the day. Older son was born to the week, I lost the 3rd pregnancy, but he was conceived the week I tried. My 4th pregnancy is the only one that wasn't planned, because I did not use any birth control after the miscarriage.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25122 on: January 23, 2014, 02:39:19 PM »
I had a friend who had a terrible time with her first pregnancy.  Hard time conceiving, many complications, baby was not immediately healthy, and suffered with PPD.  Her husband was very supportive, caring, loving, gave her all the space she needed to heal physically and emotionally.  When she was feeling better (close to a year after Baby was  born), he gently asked if she could maybe see her way clear to resuming relations, at least for one night.  She agreed, although not feeling 100% yet.  One brief encounter later...and she was pregnant again.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #25123 on: January 23, 2014, 03:34:12 PM »
Nobody plans their pregnancies.

They take a wild stab at it, and sometimes they get lucky. That's all.

But you can plan a pregnancy, using IVF. You know exactly the day you get pregnant. It's the other end that's still mostly a crapshoot, but even then you can plan a C-section. And then see if the lil' one stays put long enough for it! :-)

There's no guarantee an IVF pregnancy will take, though, is there? According to about.com, the highest success rate is just under 40%.

So you're still taking a stab at it and relying on luck.

wonderfullyanonymous, I think you just got lucky, and your planning was successful. It wasn't the planning, it was luck.

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« Reply #25124 on: January 23, 2014, 04:36:09 PM »
I had a friend who had a terrible time with her first pregnancy.  Hard time conceiving, many complications, baby was not immediately healthy, and suffered with PPD.  Her husband was very supportive, caring, loving, gave her all the space she needed to heal physically and emotionally.  When she was feeling better (close to a year after Baby was  born), he gently asked if she could maybe see her way clear to resuming relations, at least for one night.  She agreed, although not feeling 100% yet.  One brief encounter later...and she was pregnant again.

 Wait? Have we met?  This is almost the story of baby #2.  But it was the first scrabble off BC.  ( I can't believe I just admitted that...)  :P
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