Dancers Anonymous > yesterday's activities

Discussion in 'Dancers Anonymous' started by fascination, May 10, 2009.

  1. ChaChaMama

    ChaChaMama Well-Known Member

  2. Mr 4 styles

    Mr 4 styles Well-Known Member

    fasc i caught adult croup last year i thought i was going to drown in my secretions which finally led me to the ER and treatment. i seriously thought i might die, as i couldnt breathe unless i coughed up copious amounts of fluid .needed an inhaler and medrol dose pack to recover felt fine during the day but at night it hits you typicla for this disease FYI
  3. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    This. I remember very well what it was like to be on my own to try to get information. Thank goodness that a now-controversial public health organization was near-free, back then, and that it had no requirement for parental consent or notification, back then. I got lots of things from them, the most valuable of which was lots and lots of information.

    So early, early in DS's life, I decided that I would answer, in the most low-key way possible, any and every question he asked me, when he asked me. No pushing things off on his Dad (other than the infamous how to arrange his ... ahem ... man parts ** question, which I couldn't answer because I don't know. lol.) When I thought it was time, I deliberately took the time and risked the embarrassment of having a conversation to fill in the blanks for him.

    I also signed him up for a HS level health class during middle school. This class included some pretty in depth discussion of sexual health issues -- everything from sex to birth control to paternity tests to custody issues and child support.

    I figure DS can get information from me and other trusted sources, or I can risk his getting misinformation from somebody else.

    ** I would use the actual word, but, IIRC, it's one the words that DF filters out. *shrug*
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  4. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    Glad to hear it. I hope you feel better soon.
  5. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    I can imagine that this segment was very moving, in live performance. I wish I could watch a video clip of it.
  6. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    It felt very invasive, I have to admit.
  7. Indiana_Jay

    Indiana_Jay Active Member

    From my training as a (now retired) EMT, difficulty breathing should be considered an emergency. Period. I'm glad your breathing better now, but if it happens again, at the very least call the doctor and comply with whatever instructions he gives.
  8. samina

    samina Well-Known Member

    Sounds like a frustrating cultural clash to me. Knowing she's French, I doubt she meant or perceived it as rude at all, and may not even consider it so if the roles were mixed.

    I mean, speaking as a long-time single mom, she's right on a level. Learning how to receive help graciously can be a sticking point for modern, capable American women, while European women with certain backgrounds handle that beautifully. Notwithstanding the fact you were in a hurry and she was getting in the way of doing what you needed to do, she still might have done you a favor by glibly calling attention to it... :)
  9. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    I think most of us can do without those sorts of favors...I now that I can ...
  10. nikkitta

    nikkitta Well-Known Member

    re: "feminine" products, when I was a child and heard about "feminine napkins", my first thought was "Why do women need special napkins?" I remember my young female cousin brought it up and thought the same thing. And then once I learned what they were really for, I couldn't understand why they sold them in such large packages. I mean, if you only need to use one a month, that should last for years, right? Apparently the little detail about the duration and volume of the actual event escaped me... :oops:
  11. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    I mentioned she was French for that very reason. I suspected that there was a cultural mismatch going on. Not that I needed to hear it then, with my stress level high and rising.

    There was some truth in what she said, though. Clearly I must think so, one some level, or I suspect wouldn't have had that knee-jerk defensive reaction.
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  12. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    Oh. That is hilarious.
  13. ChaChaMama

    ChaChaMama Well-Known Member

    9-12--6 30-minute appointments.
    Lunch and grading.

    12:40-2:10--VICTORIAN LITERATURE. Course evaluations.
    H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds.

    2:15--Last 30-minute appointment of the day.

    3--Pick up Child.

    Read with Child.

    Take Child to dance.
    Child dances. I write in diary and watch.
    Put Child to bed, not without difficulty.

  14. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    doing today now as I sincerely hope nothing noteworthy is going to occur....rise from 13 hours in able to breathe though there is a good deal of stuff in chest and head....receive several lectures via phone and email from caring people (some far more diplomatic than others)...head to target to get new tree stand...spend remainder of afternoon wrestling the tree (10ft tall and 8ft wide)into submission...we are at a fragile truce...aka, if no one touches it, it may not fall down and I will not have to hurl myself from the balcony.....currently mulling over the wisdom of kringle market tomorrow, I love the city and dh is gone all next week and then the kids will be home...not certain as to whether or not I am more afraid of getting sicker, or of catching hell from concerned friends....will ponder this over claritin and moscato shortly...oh...and so excited, in addition to this wonderful new bed, the ikea sofa and ottoman come on has been ages since we have done any thing for the house.....and, I am pretty much done with holiday least the major stuff

    NURDRMS Well-Known Member

    So, I have two sex ed/tampon stories. I'll start with the sex ed story first. When I was about eight for some reason my DAD decided to tell me about menstruation. He's an engineer and felt he needed to draw illustrations to help me understand. He was really intense and all I could think about was that I was missing the week's Batman episode. Ok, for the tampon story and I will apologize ahead of time if this offends anyone. Right after I first joined the Air Force all of us lieutenants were in an auditorium, waiting for the base commander (a way scary colonel) to arrive to address us. We waited and waited for him to show but he didn't come. Finally one of my fellow lieutenants took the stage and, to kill time, told the story about why he joined the Air Force. "I was working as a stock boy at the local drug store and my job was to run and check prices on items when the cashiers announced price checks over the store intercom. One day a cashier asked for a price check on tampons. Well, we'd been trained that, to avoid embarassing the customer, the cashiers were never to ask for the price of tampons over the intercom but were to quietly whisper the request to us. So I figured the cashier was asking for the price check for thumbtacks. The store carried two different kinds of thumbtacks so I got back on the intercom and asked, "Do you want the price of the kind you push in with your thumb or the kind you knock in with a hammer?" Needless to say, I was out of a job and decided to join the Air Force." The funniest part of the story was that, as he was telling it to us, the base commander quietly entered the stage behind the lieutenant and waited until the lieutenant finished the story to make his presence known.
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  16. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    Two stories re: feminine stuff, sex education and kids, then I'll (try to find enough time to) do today.

    Story #1 which I think I told before but perhaps in a different thread.

    Story #1 is about the time DS, at age five or six-ish, totally out of the blue while he was taking a bath, asked me, "Mom. Why does my penis tingle when I wiggle it?" :eek: Talk about a parenting moment. Hehe. It still makes me laugh, a decade later. Thank goodness I had the wherewithal to not laugh that day.

    Story #2 I got from my BFF, J. She had a little cousin, a girl who was very, very curious. One day,
    Curious Cousin found her Mom's stash of feminine napkins in the bathroom closet. Of course, she had to ask. "Mom. What are these?" "They're just napkins, honey. Put them back." No problem. Until the big Sunday dinner where the pastor was invited over. Curious Cousin's task was to help set the table. So she did. And lo and behold, when the pastor and all the guests decided to sit down at the dinner table, they discovered that CC had remembered to put a big, fat "napkin"** at each place setting, along with the knives and forks. :rolleyes: Oh ho ho. Kids will kill ya.

    ** This was at least thirty years ago, when napkins were VERY large.
  17. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    Oh my goodness. How did I miss this? Must've been writing and editing while you were posting.

    That is absolutely hilarious. I'm getting a visual of the lieutenant with the base commander standing behind him.

    Definitely a Leroy Jethro Gibbs moment. AKA head slap. Oh! What a hoot! lol.
  18. samina

    samina Well-Known Member

    Guess it depends how you look at it.
  19. samina

    samina Well-Known Member

    Duplicate post.
  20. samina

    samina Well-Known Member

    These stories are wonderful...the one about the lieutenant had be LOL...

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