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Postby Boredomatitsfinest » Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:52 pm

I just have to say, 14 year old Shari is like college aged me. Haha. I never had that kind of work ethic (redoing notes neatly and what not) until I was in college and actually took school seriously. I think it's pretty admirable of her. I really, really hope she keeps up with it and ends up going to college and doesn't get too wrapped up in the Utah/Mormon-go to beauty school-SAHM goals-get married at 18-bubble as she gets older.
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Re: 8 Passengers, 11 if we can find our pets. Part #5

Postby lmmomSD » Sun Aug 27, 2017 3:18 pm

Is their seminary before school? Because the one at my best friend's ward was at 6:30 am. I went because it was interesting, I enjoyed having spirited discussions with the leader, who despite not wanting my best friend to date black guys, was very nice. Anyway, if it is at 6:30am, I can understand Ruby saying she wasn't going to force the other kids to go.
My favorite was the argument about whether or not Jesus drank wine. I had fun bringing in facts from my Bible scholar father and seeing what their teacher came up with. I think it really bummed him out that I went to Seminary every day and he never managed to convert me.

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Re: 8 Passengers, 11 if we can find our pets. Part #5

Postby fossilfinger » Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:03 pm

Boredomatitsfinest wrote:I just have to say, 14 year old Shari is like college aged me. Haha. I never had that kind of work ethic (redoing notes neatly and what not) until I was in college and actually took school seriously. I think it's pretty admirable of her. I really, really hope she keeps up with it and ends up going to college and doesn't get too wrapped up in the Utah/Mormon-go to beauty school-SAHM goals-get married at 18-bubble as she gets older.


But is rewriting notes actually going to help someone study (unless the original ones are completely unreadable)? There are methods of taking notes like Cornell notes - writing key points on one side of the paper, notes in the middle, and then a summary at the bottom - that would be more productive than than.
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Re: 8 Passengers, 11 if we can find our pets. Part #5

Postby kaymaroff » Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:52 pm

I actually enjoyed their vlog today - it's the first one I've watched all the way through for months!

I hope Shari does well at school, and goes to college. She seems to have the right enthusiasm and brains to do well and not just marry young and have lots of kids! (Not saying that is always a bad choice!)



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Re: 8 Passengers, 11 if we can find our pets. Part #5

Postby seriously7 » Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:36 pm

kaymaroff wrote:I actually enjoyed their vlog today - it's the first one I've watched all the way through for months!

I hope Shari does well at school, and goes to college. She seems to have the right enthusiasm and brains to do well and not just marry young and have lots of kids! (Not saying that is always a bad choice!)



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I agree, today Shari was finally acting like a high school freshman and the kid that she is. It's also really good that she is so serious about her education.
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Re: 8 Passengers, 11 if we can find our pets. Part #5

Postby Lauralou_15 » Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:02 am

fossilfinger wrote:
Boredomatitsfinest wrote:I just have to say, 14 year old Shari is like college aged me. Haha. I never had that kind of work ethic (redoing notes neatly and what not) until I was in college and actually took school seriously. I think it's pretty admirable of her. I really, really hope she keeps up with it and ends up going to college and doesn't get too wrapped up in the Utah/Mormon-go to beauty school-SAHM goals-get married at 18-bubble as she gets older.


But is rewriting notes actually going to help someone study (unless the original ones are completely unreadable)? There are methods of taking notes like Cornell notes - writing key points on one side of the paper, notes in the middle, and then a summary at the bottom - that would be more productive than than.


People learn differently, Shari did say that re writing then out neatly had refreshed her memory about the things she was writing down. I think the notes are for her to refer back to all year as well so it's probably more helpful to have them written out like they are so they can be easily referred back to.
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Re: 8 Passengers, 11 if we can find our pets. Part #5

Postby foursisters » Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:34 am

Does anyone know the name of the vlog where they first mention Chad going to a private school? Not a religious watcher and don't want to give them all these views sifting through the last month of vlogs to find it ;)
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Re: 8 Passengers, 11 if we can find our pets. Part #5

Postby Caisflame » Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:34 am

I'm a little surprised at all the food Shari is keeping in her locker. When I was in HS we were allowed to keep our lunch (if we didn't buy school lunch) and one small snack in our lockers that had to be gone by the end of the day. They did this to prevent ants and other bugs. But honestly, if their lunches are anything like the weak lunches coming from our public schools lately, I can't blame them for needing snacks.
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Re: 8 Passengers, 11 if we can find our pets. Part #5

Postby eloise92 » Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:31 pm

ujvs_ wrote:It was nice to hear Ruby say she won't force any of her kids to do 'seminary'


I'm fairly sure she meant 'optional' as in not a set class run by the school such as maths.
They are sending Chad to an LDS school where scripture is part of his timetable so I'm pretty sure all the kids will be expected to do seminary and later, missions!
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Re: 8 Passengers, 11 if we can find our pets. Part #5

Postby Vincere » Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:41 pm

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ujvs_ wrote:It was nice to hear Ruby say she won't force any of her kids to do 'seminary'


I'm fairly sure she meant 'optional' as in not a set class run by the school such as maths.
They are sending Chad to an LDS school where scripture is part of his timetable so I'm pretty sure all the kids will be expected to do seminary and later, missions!


Is Chad's private school an LDS school?
I was hoping to be an actually really good school!
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Re: 8 Passengers, 11 if we can find our pets. Part #5

Postby navarjul000 » Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:41 pm

lmmomSD wrote:Is their seminary before school? Because the one at my best friend's ward was at 6:30 am. I went because it was interesting, I enjoyed having spirited discussions with the leader, who despite not wanting my best friend to date black guys, was very nice. Anyway, if it is at 6:30am, I can understand Ruby saying she wasn't going to force the other kids to go.
My favorite was the argument about whether or not Jesus drank wine. I had fun bringing in facts from my Bible scholar father and seeing what their teacher came up with. I think it really bummed him out that I went to Seminary every day and he never managed to convert me.

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In Utah, while I was in high school a few years ago, seminary could be taken before school, but was usually integrated as an optional "release time" during regular school hours. You could go during 1st period, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc. I have heard in other states it's only offered before or after school, which I think is much better than integrating it into the regular class schedule.


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Re: 8 Passengers, 11 if we can find our pets. Part #5

Postby Caisflame » Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:00 pm

I don't think Ruby is delaying the videos for their safety. Kevin has been gone multiple times before and she announced it, never delaying any videos. She's using it as an excuse for being behind. I'm really getting annoyed at all these old videos, I won't watch much longer if she doesn't catch up. I don't buy her excuse one bit.
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Postby snkjdgs » Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:07 am

Is Chad's new school all boys?
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Re: 8 Passengers, 11 if we can find our pets. Part #5

Postby Vincere » Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:11 am

snkjdgs wrote:Is Chad's new school all boys?


For a brief second when they enter the school you can see a girl in uniform holding the door
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Re: 8 Passengers, 11 if we can find our pets. Part #5

Postby sasperillo » Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:49 am

Caisflame wrote:I don't think Ruby is delaying the videos for their safety. Kevin has been gone multiple times before and she announced it, never delaying any videos. She's using it as an excuse for being behind. I'm really getting annoyed at all these old videos, I won't watch much longer if she doesn't catch up. I don't buy her excuse one bit.

She said that they got behind on accident and that she turned out to like it better that way, in part because she doesn't feel as worried about broadcasting to a million people that she's home alone. She also said that it gives her more freedom to skip days if she needs it. It's not an excuse, it's an explanation and she was very candid and straight forward about her reasons. It's easier and it feels better. I completely agree and understand (I also don't watch their vids often so I don't care). There is nowhere in the youtube contract where it says vloggers have to upload the following day- she's doing it for the money (they all are) and she's still getting plenty of views. Most of her audience are kids who don't care either way so why wouldn't she do what works best for them? This is quite different than vloggers like OKbaby who say they will post the next day and then just don't and lie about the reasons ("quality over quantity", "internet is slow", "we've been working all night" , "accidentally deleted footage" etc).
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Re: 8 Passengers, 11 if we can find our pets. Part #5

Postby Caisflame » Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:19 am

sasperillo wrote:
Caisflame wrote:I don't think Ruby is delaying the videos for their safety. Kevin has been gone multiple times before and she announced it, never delaying any videos. She's using it as an excuse for being behind. I'm really getting annoyed at all these old videos, I won't watch much longer if she doesn't catch up. I don't buy her excuse one bit.

She said that they got behind on accident and that she turned out to like it better that way, in part because she doesn't feel as worried about broadcasting to a million people that she's home alone. She also said that it gives her more freedom to skip days if she needs it. It's not an excuse, it's an explanation and she was very candid and straight forward about her reasons. It's easier and it feels better. I completely agree and understand (I also don't watch their vids often so I don't care). There is nowhere in the youtube contract where it says vloggers have to upload the following day- she's doing it for the money (they all are) and she's still getting plenty of views. Most of her audience are kids who don't care either way so why wouldn't she do what works best for them? This is quite different than vloggers like OKbaby who say they will post the next day and then just don't and lie about the reasons ("quality over quantity", "internet is slow", "we've been working all night" , "accidentally deleted footage" etc).


I wholeheartedly disagree, especially since there are many comments coming from her audience of children saying they don't like it. It's just pure laziness. Their schedule worked just fine for them the past 2 years until she got behind. Either catch up or forget the old vlogs and get back on a timely schedule. Like I said, I don't buy her excuses. Ruby is manipulative, but she can't fool me.
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Re: 8 Passengers, 11 if we can find our pets. Part #5

Postby Caisflame » Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:23 am

With Russell not starting school the same day as the girls, that leads me to believe he goes to a different school than them. I expected them to go to the same elementary school. That makes 4 different schools between the kids, not including wherever Eve will go twice a week. That's gotta be kinda tough..and I'm sure we'll hear about it all school year long from Ruby.
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Re: 8 Passengers, 11 if we can find our pets. Part #5

Postby bongtu » Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:53 pm

Actually I'm pretty sure the older kids start school a day before the younger ones do so Russell may start in tomorrow's vlog
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Re: 8 Passengers, 11 if we can find our pets. Part #5

Postby whatsbeyond » Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:13 pm

At my kids school, kindergarten does a staggered entry. The first full day is about a week after all the other grades actually start. And why did she buy an nice expensive rug for under the kitchen table, the same table small, messy children eat at? Yes Ruby. It's going to be covered in food...all the time. Carpets/rugs in kitchens are pointless. You'll be vaccuuming at least twice a day. One more chore for those kids to fullfill.

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Re: 8 Passengers, 11 if we can find our pets. Part #5

Postby ForeverGauc01 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:25 pm

Wow these last 3 vlogs have been pretty nice. Again, no real huge staging, just them being a family. I like it. Ruby is obviously still scatter brained but it's whatever now. I hope they keeps this up.
As for their schedule, it's annoying knowing they're a full week behind. I can understand a few days but a week is just lazy.


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Re: 8 Passengers, 11 if we can find our pets. Part #5

Postby Baconsgirl » Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:33 pm

Caisflame wrote:I don't think Ruby is delaying the videos for their safety. Kevin has been gone multiple times before and she announced it, never delaying any videos. She's using it as an excuse for being behind. I'm really getting annoyed at all these old videos, I won't watch much longer if she doesn't catch up. I don't buy her excuse one bit.
what vlog did she say that?? Lol that's crazy.


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Re: 8 Passengers, 11 if we can find our pets. Part #5

Postby sasperillo » Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:40 pm

Baconsgirl wrote:
Caisflame wrote:I don't think Ruby is delaying the videos for their safety. Kevin has been gone multiple times before and she announced it, never delaying any videos. She's using it as an excuse for being behind. I'm really getting annoyed at all these old videos, I won't watch much longer if she doesn't catch up. I don't buy her excuse one bit.
what vlog did she say that?? Lol that's crazy.


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Can't remember the vlog but she didn't actually say that. She said they got behind after their Italy vacation and had a hard time catching up, then realized she actually liked having the ability to skip some days of she needed and felt safer knowing she wasn't telling the world that she was home alone. She was quite frank about it and added unapologetically that that's what works for her family. Her views have kept increasing since she did it so it doesn't seem to be a deal breaker for her core audience.
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Re: 8 Passengers, 11 if we can find our pets. Part #5

Postby lmmomSD » Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:34 pm

Do you think they had enough whipped cream on that french toast?

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Re: 8 Passengers, 11 if we can find our pets. Part #5

Postby Caisflame » Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:24 pm

bongtu wrote:Actually I'm pretty sure the older kids start school a day before the younger ones do so Russell may start in tomorrow's vlog


At the same school though? That's really strange, all grades start on the same day at our schools.
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Re: 8 Passengers, 11 if we can find our pets. Part #5

Postby Boredomatitsfinest » Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:26 pm

Caisflame wrote:
sasperillo wrote:
Caisflame wrote:I don't think Ruby is delaying the videos for their safety. Kevin has been gone multiple times before and she announced it, never delaying any videos. She's using it as an excuse for being behind. I'm really getting annoyed at all these old videos, I won't watch much longer if she doesn't catch up. I don't buy her excuse one bit.

She said that they got behind on accident and that she turned out to like it better that way, in part because she doesn't feel as worried about broadcasting to a million people that she's home alone. She also said that it gives her more freedom to skip days if she needs it. It's not an excuse, it's an explanation and she was very candid and straight forward about her reasons. It's easier and it feels better. I completely agree and understand (I also don't watch their vids often so I don't care). There is nowhere in the youtube contract where it says vloggers have to upload the following day- she's doing it for the money (they all are) and she's still getting plenty of views. Most of her audience are kids who don't care either way so why wouldn't she do what works best for them? This is quite different than vloggers like OKbaby who say they will post the next day and then just don't and lie about the reasons ("quality over quantity", "internet is slow", "we've been working all night" , "accidentally deleted footage" etc).


I wholeheartedly disagree, especially since there are many comments coming from her audience of children saying they don't like it. It's just pure laziness. Their schedule worked just fine for them the past 2 years until she got behind. Either catch up or forget the old vlogs and get back on a timely schedule. Like I said, I don't buy her excuses. Ruby is manipulative, but she can't fool me.


I agree with this. It's absolutely an excuse for laziness. The safety thing is BS because Kevin has been left out of the vlogs plenty of times even when he is home. She doesn't have to announce to the world that he's gone, when he's gone. Besides, if someone really wanted to take it to that level, it wouldn't be hard to look up Kevin's class schedule on a day to day basis and pay them a visit during those hours. It's horrible to think about, but that's the kind of thing you open yourself up to when you're vlogging as she does.

And I also agree with whoever said maybe a day or two behind would be more acceptable, but a week? No. That just seems like poor work ethic to me. She wakes her kids up at 5am every morning, like a damn drill sergeant, to instill a good work ethic in them, yet she can't even manage to put vlogs out in a timely manor? How embarrassingly hypocritical.

She's a week behind in the vlogs so that she has more time for naps and to leave her 3 and 6 y/o under the supervision of her 8 and 10 y/o for hours each day with less flack; not for their safety.
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