Town Square

The Great Park Debate

Original post made by Jennifer Fogliani, Whisman Station, on Nov 6, 2011

My older sister, who has three teenage children, likes to remind me that while raising two toddlers is tough at times, I should enjoy each moment, even the seemingly difficult ones.

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Posted by Rosi
a resident of another community
on Nov 7, 2011 at 9:28 am

Great story! And for the record, I recently read in Scientific American, that what adults call "lying" is actually, in young children, a developmentally normal behavior. Kiddies are trying to deal with their world, get what they want, and somehow manage to persuade others in order to get their way. Manipulating a younger sibling is normal, and yes, the teen years will be interesting!

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Posted by bikes2work
a resident of The Crossings
on Nov 8, 2011 at 12:01 pm

When you started your story, you were only a few blocks from Rengstorff Park. Why not try something new? It is a nice park.

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Posted by Jennifer Fogliani
a resident of Whisman Station
on Nov 8, 2011 at 12:35 pm

@ bikes2work

Yes - we love Rengstorff Park too - thought about resolving the issue by taking them there but we didn't have our cardboard tops to slide down - that's their favorite thing to do there. They did ask today for a trip there so I made sure to put the tops in the car.

Thanks for the tip!

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Posted by Jane
a resident of Whisman Station
on Nov 8, 2011 at 8:01 pm

Can you please get rid of the picture of this lady and her kids on the home page? It's been on there for ages - freshen the page up...geez

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Posted by Observer
a resident of Waverly Park
on Nov 9, 2011 at 10:49 am

@Jane, I believe it's there because it's a blog that is a regular feature of the Voice, and the photo is Jennifer's blog logo, or "avatar." It's being used the way online versions of all newspapers use the photo of a regular columnist to people can immediately find the link to a column or blog they follow.

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Posted by Andrea Gemmet
Mountain View Voice Editor
on Nov 9, 2011 at 11:38 am

Andrea Gemmet is a registered user.

@Observer: You are exactly right. Thanks for taking the time to explain it to Jane.

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Posted by Dose Of Reality
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Nov 9, 2011 at 1:40 pm

@ Observer and Andrea, I agree with Jane- all she is saying is to "freshin the page up" this Mountain View, home to Google and many other innovative companies. The picture looks dated and at the very least should be changed once in a while....And her stories are lame, most people I know have to deal with "real life" things and this chick is worried about what park her kids are going to play at and what coffee she will try next? Get real.