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post #81 of 264
We don't really do birthdays. Well, at least it started out that way. Now we buy an ice cream cake for the birthday girl/boy and take the kids to Toys R Us and everyone gets something.
My youngest DD birthday is a day before mine, so maybe we'll do something for her 1st B-Day/My 35th B-Day
post #82 of 264
Ohhh, I like the idea of everyone getting something! That's a lot of fun. I just mentioned it to the kids and they thought it sounded like fun too.

Kat
post #83 of 264
I read something on here about kids not getting a "party" every birthday and I felt such relief! You mean I don't have to let them design their own theme party every year, such as the Robin Hood birthday complete with a family performed play and treasure hunt?? phew. So now we just have family parties with my dh's family in town (which is a party!) except for when they turn 7,10,13,16,18. That's still a lot of parties with friends but it's not every year!

On their next birthdays my kids will turn 3,6,9, and 11. I am so off the hook at least for another year!!
post #84 of 264
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Originally Posted by mataji4 View Post
I read something on here about kids not getting a "party" every birthday and I felt such relief! You mean I don't have to let them design their own theme party every year, such as the Robin Hood birthday complete with a family performed play and treasure hunt?? phew. So now we just have family parties with my dh's family in town (which is a party!) except for when they turn 7,10,13,16,18. That's still a lot of parties with friends but it's not every year!

On their next birthdays my kids will turn 3,6,9, and 11. I am so off the hook at least for another year!!
I understand a party for 10,13,16 and 18, but why 7? Is it lucky number 7?
post #85 of 264
We ask them what they want to do, and we talk about it and find a reasonable solution that will make them (and us) happy.
Sometimes it's a party with some friends, or a party with just family, to go somewhere (movies, theater, short trip) just the birthdaykid and us parents alone (or one of us, depending) etc. It varies a lot.
What we always do no matter, is that we wake them up with presents and the birthdaysong in the morning, the birthday child gets to decide dinner (also if they want to eat out) and dessert (cake, ice cream, whatever) on their birthday, and we go to the toystore as well and everyone gets something.
post #86 of 264
We try to only do a themed party with friends every other year. On the year we don't do that it is dinner and cake with family and maybe a trip to the bowling alley or skating rink.

I have 3 with b-days in July, and this year I got them all to agree to a family trip to the water park for their birthdays....just 1 trip for everyone. They are very happy. It actually does work out cheaper than planning something separately for each child.
post #87 of 264
I've found you!

Tomorrow my baby turns 3, and Friday we all troop down to the hospital for a level 2 sonogram and to find out our baby's gender!!! Two exciting events! And Saturday and Sunday are all day soccer tournaments for Ds1 and Ds2 (in two different towns) and a dress rehearsal for DD's ballet recital.

Where's my body double?

All good here. I have my beach sticker on my car, and the boogie boards are loaded in the way back. I love summer. I just wish I could find a maternity wetsuit!
post #88 of 264
Hey everyone, I don't post much but lurck alot. I'm pregnant with #5 and could really use someone to talk to. Things are crazy, I feel like I've been hit by a car (and I was as a teenager, I know what it feels like) I am so overwhelmed. The pregnancy was not planned and I'm having a really hard time adjusting. My nearly 7 and 4 year old are sn, we homeschool in a tiny town where I have no support. My 2 year old has become this extremely loud, destructive, aggressive, exhausting little dude. I've become this snappy, yelling, horrible mommy
We just recently moved, I can't get anything organized. Tell me this get's better.....PLEASE
post #89 of 264
: : :

I can't tell you this is going to get better, but if you want someone to talk to about unplanned pregnancies when you already have a big family, PM me. I was devastated to get the bfp.
post #90 of 264
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Originally Posted by Jannah6 View Post
I understand a party for 10,13,16 and 18, but why 7? Is it lucky number 7?
Kids turn 7 the year they enter school and sort of get their own friends/cohort instead of socializing with their parents' friends' kids. It's a huge developmental milestone year as well- the celebration of understanding abstract concepts and the possibility of rational thought!
post #91 of 264
Hah. For us, 7 was the year that rational thought was examined as a concept and rejected. 7 was horrid :
post #92 of 264
Hi all,

New to this thread. I'm a mom to 3 and pg w/#4 (we have 2 boys and a girl and baby #4 is another boy). Its nice to find a place to get support- like someone else posted, my mom has NO interest in helping us (despite being retired at 55 with NO commitments, other than helping my SIL with her ONLY child as much as she can) as we decided to have all these kids, so I shouldn't have them if I can't be super mom and glowing, happy and content at all times.

I'm also homeschooling them as well. My kids are 7, 4, 2, and 22 weeks gestation in utero. We're in a community with lots of one or two kid families with older parents, and can't help feel like people see me as a "breeder". Though dh and I believe the best riches in this life are our kids and family (meaning those who live at our address).

I hear y'all about that pull to be pregnant- I know it's not a race, but I always feel like it's unfair if someone who has a baby after me gets pregnant again before me!
post #93 of 264
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Originally Posted by mataji4 View Post
Kids turn 7 the year they enter school and sort of get their own friends/cohort instead of socializing with their parents' friends' kids. It's a huge developmental milestone year as well- the celebration of understanding abstract concepts and the possibility of rational thought!
Oh, guess I'm out of the loop. All of my school aged DC attended pre-school when they were 3-4. My oldest DS attended Montessori part-time when he was 2.
post #94 of 264
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Originally Posted by faerierose View Post
Hey everyone, I don't post much but lurck alot. I'm pregnant with #5 and could really use someone to talk to. Things are crazy, I feel like I've been hit by a car (and I was as a teenager, I know what it feels like) I am so overwhelmed. The pregnancy was not planned and I'm having a really hard time adjusting. My nearly 7 and 4 year old are sn, we homeschool in a tiny town where I have no support. My 2 year old has become this extremely loud, destructive, aggressive, exhausting little dude. I've become this snappy, yelling, horrible mommy
We just recently moved, I can't get anything organized. Tell me this get's better.....PLEASE
I'll tell you, it gets better, than worse, then better again. Sometimes you can manage, but most days it gets OVERWHELMING. The days that my husband helps me makes everything so much more bearable. I'd love to homeschool, but I'm happy that my DC are in school because I would go insanely CRAXY. I have an 8 yr old DD with ADHD, a 5 yr old DD who wants to be like her big sis,and an almost 2 yr old, nuff said!!! I have 6 , but most days I feel like I have 10.
As they get older it does get a bit easier in terms of them being able to do more for themselves. BIG s
post #95 of 264
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Originally Posted by Full Heart View Post
I was about ready to send 3 of mine to my mothers house yesterday. I was running around after each of them trying to keep them out of trouble. I wanted to pull my hair out. Can I just ask, what is it with boys and peeing in things? They pee outside, they pee in containers, they pee on themselves. If I could I would put them back in diapers LOL.

I know you wrote this awhile ago but it reminded me of the wonderful time my ds peed in my brand new dryer...good times!
post #96 of 264
I'm de-lurking and having a blast reading about normal life with kids here. I only have 3 with one on the way but it's hard for me to relate to first-time moms.

I look forward to getting to know all of you better.
Amy
post #97 of 264
Hi mommas.

I have been on this thread for a bit a while back but have trouble keeping up. Jannah's 2nd youngest and my youngest (#5) are the same age. We were in the ddc together but I still don't have my cycles back. I am sure some of you understand when I say that it doesn't upset me except for all the nursing it entails.

I enjoyed all the dh venting. Mine was gone for two weeks and I so looked forward to his return. That is until he returned. He is having a little bit of trouble living up to my wildest hopes and dreams to put it mildly. I will say he tries but I tire of asking and explaining all the time. Who ever said raising children and a husband at the same time is too much to ask really hit that nail on the head.

Dd3 will be 4 next week and we are inviting 1 other large family over to play in the sprinkler and eat cupcakes. I won't be slicing cake or doing dishes forever; she will be here to supervise her own children; I like her enough to talk if we get the chance and she lets me hold her baby so I my dose of milk breath. A simple celebration but still fun.
post #98 of 264
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Originally Posted by faerierose View Post
Hey everyone, I don't post much but lurck alot. I'm pregnant with #5 and could really use someone to talk to. Things are crazy, I feel like I've been hit by a car (and I was as a teenager, I know what it feels like) I am so overwhelmed. The pregnancy was not planned and I'm having a really hard time adjusting. My nearly 7 and 4 year old are sn, we homeschool in a tiny town where I have no support. My 2 year old has become this extremely loud, destructive, aggressive, exhausting little dude. I've become this snappy, yelling, horrible mommy
We just recently moved, I can't get anything organized. Tell me this get's better.....PLEASE
Oh mama!

I can very much relate to a lot of this. You are not alone!!

I wish I had some words of wisdom but I don't.
post #99 of 264
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Originally Posted by cymbeline View Post
What do you do for birthdays?

All of our kids have summer birthdays, so we told them that this summer we would celebrate (modestly) as a family on their b-day (cake, homemade cards, etc) and then have a big birthday party for all in August. The older two seemed to be ok with this.

What do you do for birthdays?
Depending on the season and the weather that weekend (some of my kiddos have winter birthdays, one has a spring, one has autumn) we'll either have a barbecue outside with close friends and immediate family or just a very small amount of friends over for pizza and cake. We don't ever have a big party, just small get-togethers with our most favorite people. It always works out great. We do celebrate every birthday individually, to give that child their special day.
post #100 of 264
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Originally Posted by faerierose View Post
Hey everyone, I don't post much but lurck alot. I'm pregnant with #5 and could really use someone to talk to. Things are crazy, I feel like I've been hit by a car (and I was as a teenager, I know what it feels like) I am so overwhelmed. The pregnancy was not planned and I'm having a really hard time adjusting. My nearly 7 and 4 year old are sn, we homeschool in a tiny town where I have no support. My 2 year old has become this extremely loud, destructive, aggressive, exhausting little dude. I've become this snappy, yelling, horrible mommy
We just recently moved, I can't get anything organized. Tell me this get's better.....PLEASE
Hey faerierose! I TOTALLY hear you. I was very (not altogether pleasantly) surprized to discover I was expecting #5.

I agree with Jannah. It goes in cycles. Sometimes I feel amazing, like I AM supermom and on top of everything and my kids are brilliant and kind, and I love my life. Then sometimes, I feel like the kids are out of control, I can't get on top of the clutter, my life is going nowhere & I'm getting old, and I want to run away.

So, we can't make it all better for you, but we HEAR you!!

Kat
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