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Forum: Travel Gripes! May 2nd, 2006, 03:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,569
Posted By Sandyone
With the specific behavior of the kids jumping...

With the specific behavior of the kids jumping into the hot tub and climbing out and doing it again, a couple of conspiratorial words would probably go a long way. Something like, "You know, if you...
Forum: Travel Gripes! April 6th, 2006, 03:10 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,651
Posted By Sandyone
Thanks, Luanne. I believe I will do that.

Thanks, Luanne. I believe I will do that.
Forum: Travel Gripes! April 6th, 2006, 03:03 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,651
Posted By Sandyone
Sometimes. Sometimes, we just rise above those...

Sometimes. Sometimes, we just rise above those expectations.

Again, the education environment is not a cure-all. The public and private school systems produce know-it-all, interrupting,...
Forum: Travel Gripes! April 5th, 2006, 04:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,651
Posted By Sandyone
Oh, we have had no failures, no bad days, no bad...

Oh, we have had no failures, no bad days, no bad ideas, no misbehaving children, nothing bad, ever. Really. If you just homeschool, you're life will be perfect in every way!


We now return to...
Forum: Travel Gripes! April 5th, 2006, 03:35 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,651
Posted By Sandyone
Thanks, nicnatmom. That's nice to hear! I...

Thanks, nicnatmom. That's nice to hear!

I have a friend who has a son named Nick and a daughter named Natalie. Don't reveal too much private information...I'm just sayin'.

Sandy
Forum: Travel Gripes! April 4th, 2006, 05:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,651
Posted By Sandyone
It's a possibility that some people will only...

It's a possibility that some people will only hang with others just like them. Sometimes, that's good. I would find it impossible to hang out only with like folks...not because I wouldn't like it,...
Forum: Travel Gripes! April 4th, 2006, 05:26 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,651
Posted By Sandyone
Mehawk, methinks you couldn't be further from the...

Mehawk, methinks you couldn't be further from the truth. I enjoyed school. I was good at school. I was above average in smarts and grades. I played sports, I was in clubs, I had friends. I was...
Forum: Travel Gripes! April 4th, 2006, 05:16 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,651
Posted By Sandyone
Re: Artguy

If 180 days in a classroom each year doesn't teach him that, 175 days won't teach him that, either! :roll:

Kids just type that way.
Forum: Travel Gripes! April 4th, 2006, 05:13 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,651
Posted By Sandyone
Thomas, this is your experience and I certainly...

Thomas, this is your experience and I certainly don't doubt it. Keep in mind that many people don't *want* their kids to just fit in and act like everyone else. This could be the case with the kids...
Forum: Travel Gripes! April 4th, 2006, 04:27 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,651
Posted By Sandyone
He's getting ready to read. He'll learn to read...

He's getting ready to read. He'll learn to read because he actually wants to. His eyes are seeing the letters as letters. Younger kids just see the letters as pictures. My boys hadn't shown...
Forum: Travel Gripes! April 4th, 2006, 04:10 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,651
Posted By Sandyone
No, actually, I live in a cute little village in...

No, actually, I live in a cute little village in England. :)
Forum: Travel Gripes! March 30th, 2006, 04:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,651
Posted By Sandyone
Fern, thanks for the clarification on this as a...

Fern, thanks for the clarification on this as a "thinking" discussion instead of a "criticizing" discussion. That attitude (on both sides) goes a long way to a civil discussion.



Joy is a...
Forum: Travel Gripes! March 28th, 2006, 01:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,651
Posted By Sandyone
I do think it's the best approach. People should...

I do think it's the best approach. People should be prepared for the learning they are going to undertake.



Oh, no!! If they're ready for all of it at the same time, I'm all for teaching it...
Forum: Travel Gripes! March 28th, 2006, 09:14 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,651
Posted By Sandyone
Fern, Nah, that was neither a mistype nor a...

Fern,

Nah, that was neither a mistype nor a trolling post.

It's great that your mother read to you. It's great that you were ready to read at age four. I read to my kids, but they still...
Forum: Travel Gripes! March 28th, 2006, 07:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,651
Posted By Sandyone
I like your question! Some of them can read...

I like your question!

Some of them can read now. My 11 yr old, who didn't read until just after his 9th birthday, reads the same as any other kid his age.

Another son, who is now 9, is...
Forum: Travel Gripes! March 21st, 2006, 02:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,651
Posted By Sandyone
Ha! You'd think me *really* negligent, as my...

Ha! You'd think me *really* negligent, as my kids haven't learned to read before the age of 9!

So much of school is a colossal waste of time. Some of it is good, but it's difficult for me to...
Forum: Family Cruising March 21st, 2006, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,933
Posted By Sandyone
Rissa, Congrats on your new wee'un. I haven't...

Rissa,
Congrats on your new wee'un. I haven't actually cruised, yet, but I have done tons and tons of travel with children of all ages (my youngest, at 7 months old, had 12,000 air miles under her...
Forum: Travel Gripes! February 16th, 2006, 03:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,062
Posted By Sandyone
My dad loves these types!!

Dad's a smoker and is more than happy to be considerate and try to keep his smoke away from your lungs. However...if someone is giving him dirty looks or says something rude, he is very likely to...
Forum: Cunard January 28th, 2006, 10:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,337
Posted By Sandyone
No help, but good luck!

I can't answer your question, but I wish you good luck. Your trek sounds like an adventure!!

Sandy
Forum: Cunard January 24th, 2006, 02:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,437
Posted By Sandyone
Times have changed

It seems that the service complaints were just from the newness of the ship. All of the more recent reviews I have read have been marvelous.

Right now, there is trouble in paradise aboard the...
Forum: Family Cruising January 20th, 2006, 04:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 870
Posted By Sandyone
Beenie, Yes, they do drive on the wrong...

Beenie,

Yes, they do drive on the wrong side over here. We've been here a little over 3 years and when I go back to America, I sometimes drive on the wrong side! Scarier still, I still...
Forum: Family Cruising January 16th, 2006, 06:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 870
Posted By Sandyone
Pools and cars on QM2

If we do a crossing, it will be on the QM2. They have five pools. Are they all outdoor pools or is there swimming regardless of the weather?

Also, a friend said she thought she knew someone...
Forum: Cunard January 16th, 2006, 05:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,304
Posted By Sandyone
Not that date, but..

I'm hoping to be on the ship at the end of May or sometime in June for a westbound crossing. I hope there are still cabins available when I finally know when I can sail!

September, eh? Weather...
Forum: Travel Gripes! December 30th, 2005, 09:47 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 19,684
Posted By Sandyone
For the record...

The VAT of 17.5% is in England. It's on pretty much all goods and many services. It's a killer, man!! There is also an income tax and road tax and TV tax and Council tax and a whole bunch of other...
Forum: Travel Gripes! December 29th, 2005, 02:39 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 19,684
Posted By Sandyone
Now, *there's* a gig for an NHS doctor!!!

Imagine how many applications they'd have if the NHS sponsored a clinic and supplied a medical staff on a ship!!

While living in England, I learned to appreciate some aspects of socialized...
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