August 2nd, 2014

halloween 93

first day of school

So my nephew starts a new school on Monday and he's had a really shitty summer because of things going on in our family. He currently lives with us (his grandparents' house/my parents) I really want to do something for him on Monday, I was thinking decorating the kitchen as a 'Happy First Day of School!' type thing for when he wakes up but I was wondering if anyone had any other ideas for things I could do?

He's going into 4th grade, incredibly imaginative, loves video games, and loves cartoons.

Did your parents do anything special for you on your first day of school?
Do you have any memories (in general) from your first days of school as a kid?
shock-me-gray, bored, apathy

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Do any of you take any sort of cranberry supplement or other supplement for urinary stuff? If so, what do you take? What do you think is the best one? Thank you!

Have any of you been to the Bahamas? Nassau specifically? Did you see any cool historical sites or anything? If so, do you recommend any? Thank you!

Creatures of night, brought to light!

Which would scare you more: waking up to see a clown smiling from the other side of your bedroom window, or seeing a somber faced and unfamiliar child in that same space?

Bonus round: you're at home alone and suddenly hear two people having a conversation just a few feet away from you, even though you don't see anyone there. What do you do?

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What was the last movie you saw in movie theatres? How did you like it?

Are there any movies you are planning on going to see in the near future?

Who do you usually go to the movies with? Do you like going to movies alone?

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Hi, tqc.

I started a new job in June. About two weeks later, my grandpa became very sick. He is not doing well and while he's home, he's 91. He doesn't have a lot of time left. My mom suggested I prepare my work for needing bereavement leave, which I have for grandparents. How do I... do that? I'm still pretty new at work and I don't really know anyone, including my boss. Should I even say anything beforehand? My mom has been one of his primary caretakers and she says that it could be a week, it could be a month or two.

I'm also kind of emotional about the whole thing, so it's not something I talk about well without crying. I'm pretty distressed and overwhelmed about all of this and I have no idea how to handle it. What's the etiquette surrounding bereavement leave and advance notice?