Welcome to our first Saturday Open Thread/ Experiment!
Open threads are for comments on any subject at all, including past posts, things we haven’t posted on, what you’ve been thinking or doing, etc as long as it follows our basic comments policy.
Each thread will be open for a full week, from Saturday morning (EST) to the following Friday evening, when the comments will close. Then, the next day, we’ll open up a new open thread.
I hope that this system will take some of the pressure off readers who want to bring up something that’s outside the topic of any of the posts of the day, but who don’t want to hijack that day’s post. We can also use these open threads to bring to the surface topics that you’d like to discuss in a more focused way in a later post.
Let’s see how this works. Let me know what you think….. cvh/aupairmom
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Update ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Well that was fun. Over 50 comments, and at least 3, 289 topics were fielded :-)
Going forward with the experimental part of the experiment, I’m now going to queue up posts specifically about the topics that you generated, so that we can have a focused (and searchable/findable) conversation about it. Had there been an ’emergency question’ posted, I’d either keep this open just for that conversation or set up a solo post right away. Looking ahead to Saturday morning, I’ll set that open thread to close on Monday am, and then process ideas from there. cvh
See also: Comments Policy for Au Pair Mom