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    [–] How long do you think they’ve been hitched? kinda_questionable 13 points ago in justdependathings

    “Tow” is in reference to someone who drives a tow truck (also called a wrecker, a breakdown truck, recovery vehicle or a breakdown lorry)

    [–] False Positive - Surprised no one has discussed this yet kinda_questionable 32 points ago in movies

    While it isn't the best movie I've ever seen, I appreciate that it speaks to the fear and vulnerability women can feel while pregnant and/or trying to conceive. So many of Lucy's concerns are disregarded and by the end almost everything is - or, at least, feels - out of her control:

    • She wants her husband's sperm but is impregnated by the doctor's instead (and without her consent). It reminds me of the Dr. Philip Peven case.
    • She vocally expresses the desire to keep Wendy but is forced to carry the boys to term instead (and without her consent).
    • She wants to "have it all" but is demoted at work, loses trust in her husband, and seemingly lacks close, reliable friendships - especially her mommy friends who go behind her back (regardless of how well-meaning).

    I cannot imagine how frustrating it would be to have your input disregarded repeatedly, every concern brushed off as "mommy brain", and everyone around you care more for the wellbeing of a fetus (or two) than the mother herself. From the moment of conception to the very end of the movie, every other characters' motivation revolves purely around the baby/babies and not Lucy as a person.

    Also, while I acknowledge that it is weird/hard/gross to watch, the latching scene at the end broke my heart. This is a grieving, traumatized, and distraught woman desperately trying to nurture the baby she thought she was pregnant with for nine months and would raise. While never explicitly stated, I think this movie also highlights the very real concerns of both pre and post-partum depression (if not psychosis). No one attempts to provide Lucy with any sort of mental health assistance and it's a shame. The hate this movie is getting bums me out a bit.

    [–] Not-so-Subtle "Pregnancy Tests" kinda_questionable 12 points ago in JUSTNOMIL

    I considered doing the same for a while! But if they’re annoying now, I can’t imagine how obnoxious they’d be if they actually had reason to think I was pregnant.

    [–] Not-so-Subtle "Pregnancy Tests" kinda_questionable 17 points ago in JUSTNOMIL

    Thankfully he doesn’t and that’s part of the reason this bothers me so much - this is the only thing he seems unable (or unwilling) to see. After posting this, I presented my “evidence” to BF and asked that he be observant when we next spend time with this family. He agreed and apologized when he realized how bothered I’d been by this. Tiny victories, I guess.

    [–] AITA for calling a child a liar? kinda_questionable 2 points ago in AmItheAsshole

    I’m reading this on my break and appreciate it so much. My favorite new excuse is, “I can’t do this class because I left [insert random thing] at home!” It’s always in their backpack. Always.

    [–] AITA for calling a child a liar? kinda_questionable 1 points ago in AmItheAsshole

    Tutor is probably the better title. I walk them through and help them finish the work their teachers assign them. However, they’re also attending virtual classes and expected to work in the breaks between meetings.

    [–] AITA for calling a child a liar? kinda_questionable 9 points ago in AmItheAsshole

    I could ask for one but I’d probably be told to purchase and provide it myself, smh.

    [–] AITA for calling a child a liar? kinda_questionable 12 points ago in AmItheAsshole

    Thanks for this response. I’m quickly realizing that the workload I’m expected to handle isn’t sustainable. If the room is messy, I get in trouble. If the kids are hungry, I get in trouble. If I leave a kid who needs help to check on another kid, I get in trouble. Etc.

    [–] AITA for calling a child a liar? kinda_questionable 8 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago) in AmItheAsshole

    It’s nuts! I counted today, because of this situation, and they’re were a total of 72 separate meetings between all the kids! Not to mention that most need help with assignments because they can’t read and write.

    [–] AITA for calling a child a liar? kinda_questionable 481 points ago * (lasted edited 6 months ago) in AmItheAsshole

    Right, that’s what I don’t get. I never called him a “liar”, I just said that he lied. I feel the mom was probably just looking for someone other than her kid to be mad at.

    [–] AITA for calling a child a liar? kinda_questionable 8 points ago in AmItheAsshole

    I appreciate your judgement. I’ll use more diplomatic language moving forward.

    [–] AITA for calling a child a liar? kinda_questionable 2 points ago in AmItheAsshole

    Edited because I didn’t read the question right: I have a mix of K-2nd. The kid in question is 6, nearly 7, and in 2nd grade.

    [–] AITA for calling a child a liar? kinda_questionable 16 points ago in AmItheAsshole

    The facility I work for doesn’t have the space to have them all sit facing in one direction AND maintain social distancing. It’s a bummer and I wish it were possible. Thank you.

    [–] AITA for calling a child a liar? kinda_questionable 87 points ago in AmItheAsshole

    I suppose it doesn’t matter much but I never even said the word “liar”. I only said that he had lied and, therefore, implied that he was a liar.

    [–] AITA for calling a child a liar? kinda_questionable 5 points ago in AmItheAsshole

    Current student-teacher ratio is 12 to 1. This is not by my choice, I have asked for help.

    [–] AITA for calling a child a liar? kinda_questionable 10 points ago in AmItheAsshole

    I’ll edit for clarity but the district controls the devices’ settings. It’s above even the principal’s head. But thank you for the advice!

    [–] AITA for calling a child a liar? kinda_questionable 11 points ago in AmItheAsshole

    Their calls last only 15-20 minutes, it’s not as if I’m leaving him alone for hours. After their meeting ends, I come around to log them into their next. If he is off the app or disengaged for more than 3 minutes, his teacher has the discretion to call him absent. Edited to say: I acknowledge your judgement but just wanted to clear up the fact he isn’t left alone for hours.

    [–] AITA for calling a child a liar? kinda_questionable 100 points ago in AmItheAsshole

    A coworker suggested calling him a “fibber”. So, I guess, fibbing would be the appropriate verb.