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    [–] How do you feel about parents having to pass a parenting test before being eligible to have kids? ferrisweelish 3 points ago in AskReddit

    What would be on the parenting test: How much money you make? How do you discipline? Will the test take into account the way different cultures raise there kids? What about if the couple isn't married? Or if their quite old or young? It wouldn't work. There's no way for a test like that to work for every parent/child. Everyone is so different, and using a test to ensure that only the people who can have kids raise them the govt. (or whoever is making the test) wants them to sounds a lot like eugenics to me.

    [–] Arranged marriage people of Reddit, how is married life treating you? ferrisweelish 1 points ago in AskReddit

    My marriage was arranged, in that he was first introduced to my parents, who talked to his parents and than we talked to each other. It was long distance, but we talked for a little over a year before we got married. So while the meeting part was arranged, the rest of it was left to the two of us.

    That's how I've actually seen most arranged marriages happen. The family first approves of the person and their family, and than the couple talks or dates for a while and decide if they want to move forward.

    [–] Why my mom pulled me out of the Girl Scouts. ferrisweelish 25 points ago in antiMLM

    we're being honest are mediocre at best,

    You take that back! Joking, but I really to love girl scout cookies.

    [–] What’s your favourite tea? ferrisweelish 1 points ago in AskReddit

    I have a box of Yorkshire at work and when I visit family in the states, I take them boxes of Yorkshire tea as gifts.

    [–] What is your best animal/pet experience, and why? ferrisweelish 2 points ago in AskReddit

    Fostering kittens. I used to foster little bottle babies for a while and it was such an amazing experience. Each little one has such a different personality and I would get attached to each one.

    Haven't been able to foster again yet, but I want to so bad.

    [–] Whats something that you want, but never ask for? ferrisweelish 2 points ago in AskReddit

    I guess just that he's thinking about me through the day and want to make me smile by giving me flowers.

    [–] Whats something that you want, but never ask for? ferrisweelish 2 points ago in AskReddit

    I would love to get some flowers from my SO. But I don't want for them because it ruins the sentiment. :(

    [–] Chicken Pad ses ewe ferrisweelish 3 points ago in tonightsdinner

    It tasted good, but tbh the pad se ew from the Thai take out place we go to is so much better. Enjoyed it, but probably will no be making it again lol

    [–] Chicken Pad ses ewe ferrisweelish 3 points ago in tonightsdinner

    Thanks! I bought dried pad Thai noodles. Cooked them for four minutes in boiling water. Drained, and rinsed in cold water. Then when it was time to stir fry added them to the wok. I think the cooking process varies with fresh noodles though.

    [–] No MLM in my doctor's office (super long) ferrisweelish 5 points ago in antiMLM

    Thank you for standing up to her. My mom and I both have lupus and recently she was hospitalised due to an extremely sudden and progressed case of pneumonia. I would go crazy if someone took advantage of that situation and tried to sell her this "cures." My mom is very susceptible to buying into these types of things and it makes me so angry to think someone would try to prey on her or others in her situation.

    [–] What overpriced possession did you buy because you "had to have it" that is now collecting dust? What were you thinking? ferrisweelish 2 points ago in AskReddit

    A cricut paper cutter. I was really into scrapbooking/card making for a while and thought it was really cool. It was actually pretty complicated, plus you have to buy separate cartridges for different images, which cost a lot. Now, they've released a newer version, and the software for the old one no longer works on my laptop, so can't use it even if I wanted to (which I don't).

    [–] Islamic games/activities for 4-5 year olds? ferrisweelish 1 points ago in islam

    That's a good idea. The only thing is, I'm not sure how the parents would respond to us just putting on videos and cartoons for the kids, when they can do that easily at home. Plus no Wi-Fi at the mosque, so the only thing we can realistically do is play it on a phone, which isn't ideal for 8 5-year olds crowding around.

    [–] What is a small habit you have which is extremely convenient? ferrisweelish 2 points ago in AskReddit

    Live in the UK. Our door locks with the key inside and outside. So to leave the flat you have to unlock with the key as well. Onetime I accidentally locked the door and took both sets of keys with me. My husband was locked inside the house for two hours. Oops

    [–] What parenting mistakes do you vow not to inflict on your own kids, having experienced it yourself? ferrisweelish 3 points ago in AskReddit

    Late to the game, but I'll add it anyway.

    My mom would always shame me about food. This was as early as 5th grade. I was a chubby kid and my mom would mention my weight and restrict me eating snacks, while my siblings got them. It ended up with me hiding food or eat junk at school and lying about it. And the thing was, I wasn't even overweight, but when you're trying to hide the food you like to eat, you end up eating a lot more than you would if you're allowed to eat it. It led to some pretty bad eating habits that I'm still trying to get over decades later.
    When I have kids, I'll try to instil healthy eating habits instead of just making them feel guilty about eating, and especially will never give their sibling something and the child.

    [–] Study offers mechanism by which vitamin D may improve lupus symptoms ferrisweelish 1 points ago in lupus

    That's really interesting. When I experienced my first flares, before my ANA came back positive, my blood work showed a pretty bad vitamin D deficiency. About a week later and no improvements in symptoms my ANA came back positive. I now wonder if the vitamin D deficiency played a part in how bad my flares were.

    [–] First wife and second wife ferrisweelish 1 points ago in islam

    I mean, there are many Muslims and non-muslims who've made it in a monogamous relationship without committing adultery. I am a muslim woman and I absolutely would not be OK with my husband having another wife. If he needs to marry someone else in order to avoid committing adultery, then there is probably already something wrong in our relationship.