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post #91 of 111 Old 08-19-2010, 11:55 AM
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I throw all fundraising papers in the garbage. I don't want any of that stuff so why would other people!?

Now Girl Scout cookies are different. Hubby and I are both GS Leaders, so we kinda *have* to sell them but since we get hunted down and mobbed each year, they obviously are yummy and wanted by people.
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post #92 of 111 Old 08-19-2010, 11:58 AM
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Delfina, GS cookies are the exception to the rule. They're kind of expensive, but worth every single penny! Yum!
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post #93 of 111 Old 08-19-2010, 12:00 PM
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Cori, no offense to you and other parents, but those fundraisers irritate the crap out of me!

Having children sell that overpriced garbage makes it nothing less than extortion by cuteness.

I refuse to be sucked into the guilt trip, though. I just ignore the sign up sheets when the parents bring 'em into the office.

And that's another thing, why do the PARENTS think it's okay to try and extort money from their friends and coworkers? Not cool, folks!
AGREED totally! When my daughter was in HS and had to raise money for a band trip to FL, I said screw that...I'll just pay your way. I had 4 years to save up for it.

But GS cookies? I'll buy them from anyone selling them! But I refuse to use the new names. Samoas are Samoas, Tagalongs are Tagalongs. I'm old school when it comes to those cookies.
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post #94 of 111 Old 08-19-2010, 12:00 PM
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But I like girl scout cookies..... Please do not stop bringing those sign up sheets to work. Otherwise I could not get any over priced fattening treats.
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Agreed on the girlscout cookie thing. AND the girlscout money raised actually helps the girlscouts! I have NO idea where the fundraising money for my sons very expensive preschool goes. If his tuition doesnt cover enough, I don't know what would!

Oh and SR. I don't push my kids crap on anyone. Its rude. I hate it when other people do. I tell everyone who asks that I am in no financial position to buy from one kid...let alone have the whole staff mad at me because "She bought candles from Suzy but didn't even look at *MY* kids stuff...what a meanie face!"
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post #96 of 111 Old 08-19-2010, 12:01 PM
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Cori, no offense to you and other parents, but those fundraisers irritate the crap out of me!

Having children sell that overpriced garbage makes it nothing less than extortion by cuteness.

I refuse to be sucked into the guilt trip, though. I just ignore the sign up sheets when the parents bring 'em into the office.

And that's another thing, why do the PARENTS think it's okay to try and extort money from their friends and coworkers? Not cool, folks!
EXCEPT for the Girl scout cookies......Yummmmmmm.

Other than that-I am with you SR-I have enough gift wrap to wallpaper a room! (hubby is the guilty one-not me!)

And-as a side note.....all this school talk has me SO glad I am another parent who has survived raising teens and has grown up kids! It is fun to watch all the others struggle with parenthood tho....may just need another bench and more refreshments!

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post #97 of 111 Old 08-19-2010, 12:03 PM
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Hey now! I just have my first in preschool...my daughter is YEARS away! Will I make it?!?!?!
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post #98 of 111 Old 08-19-2010, 12:13 PM
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HAHAHA! Have a ball! With daughters.....mine became the devilchild at about 12, and magically became human again when she left home...around 18.
She is a joy now, at 25.

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My daughter is 21months and a holy terror. I thought I had the bad one first...I laugh at that notion now! My son was the perfect baby...easy going...take him anywhere...the perfect little accessory...until he turned 3. Now he just runs everywhere. Occasionally screams *just* to hear himself do it and is the manner police. He told a man in walmart who burped in the line..."Say excuse me!...sheesh!" and told a woman at the grocery store "Dont pick your butt...it might fall off" I remember the days when I couldn't wait for him to talk...I wanted to know his every thought...now...not so much.

My daughter points at you and babbles. I just can't *wait* for her to have an actual vocabulary. She's going to be telling me off every chance she gets!
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post #100 of 111 Old 08-19-2010, 12:22 PM
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Oh crud, mine oldest is only 9 and already has a fine set of horns. I don't know if I can manage 9 more years of this, although I will say that I am enjoying the fact that I no longer am doing very much housecleaning. Said child earns chores for back talking, throwing tantrums, picking fights with her sister, being rude to her mother, refusing to do homework and so forth so right now my house is very clean (I just have one heck of a migraine from all the screaming and crying that occurs while doing her extra chores).
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