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I think they are adorable!
yes but you are always really sweet & nice :-P
no,really,thank you. i am hoping to make a waldorf doll, but that will hopefully go better. at least there are instructions online for that.
post #82 of 1378
have i mentioned how much i like the new name for this "tribe" ? just yesterday dh asked me "what are you doing?" & i just couldn't bring myself to say "i'm writing somethinbg in the no-friends-mamas thread". haha.
post #83 of 1378
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MK< you're not from the mid West are you?!?!

Weren't there a lot of Dutch settlers there... no, Swedish, right?


Off to playgroup now. Have a nice day everyone:
post #84 of 1378
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Off to playgroup now. Have a nice day everyone:
byebye, have fun!!
post #85 of 1378
mamas, may i have your input on this please?
post #86 of 1378
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Not true! Montreal is a truly bilingual city. You'd have no problems.
Well, they do understand us when we go, but I always feel like the ugly American, unable to say anything in french but hello, thank you, and may I have a croissant...(and a few bad words, but I don't use them...lol)


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ohhhh! I love Great Danes. A Harlequin Great Dane is one of my fantasy dogs!
Our dog is a Mantle, but his mom was Harlequin. She's beautiful.

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Geigerin- I have lived in Boulder and Banff! I also love Interlaken.

Anyhow, we have a malamute. I LOVE dogs.

I am a big time skiier, hiker, climber so living in the Alps is a huge improvement over NYC.
Seriously??? I am sooo green with envy right now. My husband would be jealous, too. He wanted a malamute when we first started thinking about a dog. They are beautiful, but we are holding off on high energy dogs until I'm home full-time.

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yes, it's "proper" german
I still have friends living there, how cool!



actually sounds more amazing than it is, i'm still quite young
but, we have a close bond anyway
It was really weird, because , we just both immediately knew that we were made for each other. i know that sounds stupid
That doesn't sound stupid at all. My grandma was in the 7th grade (13) when she met my grandpa (he was 16). They've been together ever since. Sometimes, it just works out that way.

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I have this image in my mind of mid Westerners all being like in the movie Fargo
Ha! No, the Hoosier twang sounds more southern to me. It's more of a drawl. I do live in a city, so it's not quite that bad. lol
post #87 of 1378
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That doesn't sound stupid at all. My grandma was in the 7th grade (13) when she met my grandpa (he was 16). They've been together ever since. Sometimes, it just works out that way.


awww
post #88 of 1378
Geigerin-

I think our malamute is a defective one. She just sleeps and eats most days, when its hot out, she won't move sometimes the whole day except to go outside to pee.
post #89 of 1378
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just sleeps and eats most days, when its hot out, she won't move sometimes the whole day
sounds like my ds
post #90 of 1378
lol...and we got a Dane with a TON of energy. Just goes to show you never know what you might get.

I'm the lazy one around here...If I could nap every day, I would.
post #91 of 1378
we have a collie/alsatian mix. but she is very ill. & she doesn't live with us.
we'll get two alsatians as soon as we have our farm.
they are good at protecting.
post #92 of 1378
The internet network I have been enjoying for free for a year now has just been passworded so I now have no reliable internet - there's another network I sometimes log onto but it is not working very well, so don't be surprised if I don't appear for a while as it is working horribly. They don't currently have adsl in my part of town either.
post #93 of 1378
Well, I'm still here . I have been having this... (wouldn't call it argument) conflict of opinions with my mom... AGAIN. DD has started peeing on the floor frequently, for no reason other than that she decided to do so. My mom's suggestion was to give her "penalty points" for every time she pees anywhere other than the potty or toilet and take something away from her once she reaches X penalty points. For every time peed correctly, I should also take one penalty point away from the list. *insert jaw dropping smilie here*. I told her I disagree with that method. She replied "no, it is very acceptable". I told her that bribery might be effective, and I could see parents giving something like stickers when their kids pee but DD has been potty learned fully for like 7 months now and I am not gonna bribe her for something she is able to do. And I DEFINITELY dislike the idea of punishing for this very, very much. Her answer was "no, but all those programs like nanny 911 agree with that, so it id definitely OK". Well, I just have no idea how to reply to that. My mom is a natural minded person in general, you would call her very crunchy in respect to food preparation, recycling etc... but this, it just makes me sad

Rant over - you deserve a medal if you got to the end
post #94 of 1378
I have no suggestions about the peeing (and yes, i did read it all). I still don't know how to change a diaper yet so my mom cred card is def. still lost in the mail till then.
post #95 of 1378
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I have no suggestions about the peeing (and yes, i did read it all). I still don't know how to change a diaper yet so my mom cred card is def. still lost in the mail till then.
Hahaha... I'm not really too bothered about the peeing, other than that it is obviously not nice. I am struggling with the constant disrespect from my mom - it is an ongoing issue. Such conversations always end with some kind of sarcastic remark from her side.

HWAT, would you doubt your own parents seriously if some random obviously delusional person would start making wild claims about being your father? You got some great tips on how to take action, but please stop worrying about this aspect of the situation, at least for now. I am so sorry you are dealing with this.
post #96 of 1378
Belgian mom in Turkey it is :-)
post #97 of 1378
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Belgian mom in Turkey it is :-)
Ah, you're still up too. What are you doing this evening?
post #98 of 1378
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Ah, you're still up too. What are you doing this evening?
Silly Q, since we're both on here :-).

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Well, I'm still here . I have been having this... (wouldn't call it argument) conflict of opinions ...I DEFINITELY dislike the idea of punishing for this very, very much. ...it just makes me sad
Sounds like the kind of gap we had with our recent visitors. Makes me sad, too. 'You do things your way, we ours, but please please please don't come and tell us how to do xyz parenting and how right your way really is (and ours not of course), and, really, don't try to impose this on our household, pleeeeaaaaze....' (and for peace's sake I can't say this aloud, the 'best' I managed was 'we just don't do this that way', hopefully good enough for peacekeeping and to draw our parenting buffer zones?? And when someone would come up and say : 'pass x on to me, I'll deal with him/it' I learned to just say 'No' , and/or I intervened when a style was not going 'well' regarding my own lo(s) )

As for the pee issue. You know it's a phase thing and how annoying it may be, it'll pass. How old is she? I do not believe in reward and punishment as a behavioural system either. I do believe in rewards but more in the meaning of 'treat', not in the least regarding myself, lol. She must have her reason for doing this even if you may have no idea why suddenly. It may be wanting the attention, not liking to go to the(that?) potty, forgetting to go because she's too occupied with other stuff, experimenting (lol), maybe she drinks too much (lol), whatever, it could be even medical so why deal with everything in a punishment/reward style without looking at someones needs/reasons for doing things? I too think not paying attention to the act as a 'bad thing to do' would be best, not paying too much attention to the issue overall but not ignoring it either (not really possible anyway :-) and trying to find out what makes her 'need' to do this and maybe by trying to adress that point the issue could be resolved in an easy, peaceful manner.

Ds2 now (3+), beyond my wildest expectations appears to have daytime potty learned in 1 week time, while I truly feared, well, knowing his 'character', that it would become a potty/diaper extended nightmare (for me); today he had the new habit to take of his pants and underpants all-of-the-time (pretty much seems tp enjoy the new way and changing underpants lol). I do not mind this much inside the home but from the moment he leaves the door, it feels just too 'public' (and then thinking of the maybe 'creep'). I may need to get him longer T-shirts, lol. But that won't work anyway, clothes are already a big ISSUE for him.
post #99 of 1378
Yeah, the pee thing is all the things you mentioned and then some more, I think. Experimenting, definitely. Also, I think she wants me to put the new, colorful dipes on her . She is sleeping in her own bed again tonight. She is definitely doing lots of experimenting right now. She has also been mentioning her brother needs to go in the potty. I am actually seriously thinking of giving EC a try.

Visitors are so annoying. At least skype has this nice green button that makes people go away in an instant
post #100 of 1378
DD does the naked thing too
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