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post #101 of 212
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Originally Posted by Chimpmandee View Post
Oh, see I've got a leg up on some of you. Most children's music doesn't bother me much, and LURVE learning new songs and rhymes to sing with the kids! I generally prefer having adult music on during the day, but if the kids request a kid's CD, sure! I enjoy doing fingerplay songs and ones that have fun rhymes and go on and on and on and on.......

I do NOT understand people who want to get together with other families and do big trips, like to the zoo, or a large amusement park. STRESSFUL!!!! I'll go with just my kids, and that's plenty of needs for me to meet, thankyouverymuch. I don't want to be worrying about what exhibits the other families may be wanting to see, trying to match our pace to theirs, or trying to keep track of more kids than my own. I don't get why that would be fun for anyone.
When we were on vacation we were romaticizing the idea of going on a huge trip like that. At a baseball game I was chatting with another mom who was there with 22 people. After talking to her I decided I would never wish to take a trip like that. She was stressed and pretty close to having a breakdown.

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Originally Posted by baglady View Post
I really don't get the kids singing popular music CDs. I know people who get these for their kids to listen to in the car. Why would I want to listen to a 5 year old singing Fergalicious? I'd jump through the window into traffic if I had to listen to that in my car.

I also hate cartoons. I can't stand the noises and the high pitched voices. I don't mind some cartoon movies, but those half hour kids cartoons on tv. :Puke
My kid rocked out to Blink-182 on our way to school. I don't love all the lyrics but he wants to be a guitarist and popular music is what got him interested.

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Originally Posted by Hoopin' Mama View Post
Chutes and Ladders.

Painting. "Mommy put the red there. No there, over there, noooooo not like thaaaaaat." Argh.
I freakin hate Chutes and Ladders. The most horribly designed game ever. After trying it a few times with ds I tossed it in the Goodwill bin. Let some other sucker try and play it.

It's funny to hear the people who hate coaching/watching sports. My dh LIVES to coach. He is totally in his element with 15 kids to reign in and teach. He absolutely adores it. Thank goodness there are guys like him, I don't get into it at all. I go to "watch" but mostly to sit on the sidelines with my girlfriends!
post #102 of 212
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Originally Posted by mamalisa View Post

My kid rocked out to Blink-182 on our way to school. I don't love all the lyrics but he wants to be a guitarist and popular music is what got him interested.

LOL. I meant those CDs like Kidz Bop where they record popular songs as sung by kids. I didn't mean I wouldn't want to listen to my kid singing. I mean just let them listen to Blink 182 not some weird other kid singing it. I don't have anything against popular music.
post #103 of 212
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Originally Posted by frontierpsych View Post
Pageants. Especially with small kids. Are. You. Kidding. Me?!
One of the creepiest things I've ever seen in my life.
post #104 of 212
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Originally Posted by Storm Bride View Post
Baths. I hate bathtime. I don't even know why, but it stresses me out.
Me too! I even hate bath time for me! The whole getting wet and then getting dry thing But I like swimming.
post #105 of 212
People in Target who say to their kids "OK, let's go to the toy aisle!" Really, you want to willingly fight that battle? If it's up to me, DS won't even know that there IS a toy section until he's 12...
post #106 of 212
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Originally Posted by mamalisa View Post
I freakin hate Chutes and Ladders. The most horribly designed game ever. After trying it a few times with ds I tossed it in the Goodwill bin. Let some other sucker try and play it.
We had Chutes and Ladders with us on a family vacation last week. We tried to explain it to my nephew (3.5).

Me: Well, you count squares, and when you get to ladder, you go up.
Cole: Then when you get to a ladder, you shoot somebody?

Later, when my sis was going through the pieces with him, he said, "But where are the guns?"

It was really funny, but a little sad, since my sis tries to keep him away from gun play.
post #107 of 212
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Originally Posted by staceychev View Post
We had Chutes and Ladders with us on a family vacation last week. We tried to explain it to my nephew (3.5).

Me: Well, you count squares, and when you get to ladder, you go up.
Cole: Then when you get to a ladder, you shoot somebody?

Later, when my sis was going through the pieces with him, he said, "But where are the guns?"

It was really funny, but a little sad, since my sis tries to keep him away from gun play.
laughup
post #108 of 212
Did anyone mention chuck e cheese? gah. We probably go a couple times a year, for various reasons but it's not my idea of fun. I mean, I love to see my kids happy and shoving tokens into noisy machines and all, but I have to take 4 advil and drink the watery beer they sell to stay sane.
post #109 of 212
I'm more surprised by people who think there are so many things they CAN'T do with kids. I cook with my kids, take them all kinds of places that other parents seem to think are just difficult/inappropriate/uncomfortable, work with them, etc. So I am always pretty shocked when I hear people say, "I don't be able to do _____ when I have a baby," when _____ is something I've done with my kids tons of times.

What I don't like and don't want to do with mine is pretend play. I was really into it as a kid, am still really creative in lots of other ways, and I think my imagination is still pretty sharp . . . but I don't want to talk for dolls or pretend to be a character or whatever. Just NOT fun, and I know other parents who do it happily. I'll play games, read books, do crafts, but when it comes to actual PLAY, that's on the kids.
post #110 of 212
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Originally Posted by kirstenb View Post
Listening to children's music 24/7. I find that I hate almost all children's music. DS has one or two CDs geared towards kids that I do actually like and don't mind playing, but I would much rather that we listen to adult music. I would claw my ears off if I had to listen to the CDs that gets played in DS's daycare room daily.
that!!! and I worked in daycares!
by the end of the day when I was waiting for the rest of the parents there was a tape of fun 50's and 60's music I would always put on. better than baa baa black sheep...

and I HATE singing to kids. i dreaded the days it would be my turn to do circle time. i feel bad for my ds because the other day i was singing along to some fiona apple song and he looked at me totally mesmerized. i just can't sing acapella!
post #111 of 212
Singing to kids is one of my favourite things to do. Unfortunately, dd1 and ds2 don't like it when I sing during the day. I get told to "stop that". They wait until bedtime, when I'm also tired, then request that I sing six songs or something.
post #112 of 212
I kind of like Chuckie CHeese. I do get a sensory overload however my kids are corralled in and can't leave so when they all 3 head in opposite directions, I dont have to keep up as quickly.
post #113 of 212
Candyland and Yatzee make me want to poke my eyes out.

Saturday morning activities: no way, no how.

Luckily, I have boys, so the princess thing never comes up.

Childrens music and childrens videos/movies/tv make me want to barf.

Oh, and I am terrified to take my two non-swimmers to the crowded public pools. How do other moms do that?


I guess I'm the weird mom who actually spends quite a bit of time playing ball with her kids. Philosophically, I have a problem with organized sports for little ones, but my kids LOVE them so much, so we do it.
post #114 of 212
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Originally Posted by lara1828 View Post
Candyland and Yatzee make me want to poke my eyes out.

Saturday morning activities: no way, no how.

Luckily, I have boys, so the princess thing never comes up.

Childrens music and childrens videos/movies/tv make me want to barf.

Oh, and I am terrified to take my two non-swimmers to the crowded public pools. How do other moms do that?


I guess I'm the weird mom who actually spends quite a bit of time playing ball with her kids. Philosophically, I have a problem with organized sports for little ones, but my kids LOVE them so much, so we do it.
Public pools: we go to the Y for parent-tot swim lessons. They have lots of lifeguards and strict, respectful rules if we want to swim together not in a class. I would never take two except to the "toddler" pool (3 ft. at the deepest point).

I like to play ball with my child, too. But then... she also likes to play in groups of other kids and if it's not "organized" then it's a mosh pit, so I guess we will do organized sports when she's old enough.
post #115 of 212
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Originally Posted by BarefootScientist View Post
Ugh, I hate that stuff. My problem though, is that I'm not good at small talk and have no idea how to make friends...so we don't have any.
Man, I wish you lived next door! I could sure use a friend just like you.
post #116 of 212
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Originally Posted by RubyBaby View Post
rotflmao Kids Bop is the devil. My 3 year old got a cd with about 6 songs in her happy meal one time and I tried to hide it, but we ended up playing it one time around before my dh frisbeed it out the truck window.
: Nice.

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I hate the town playground. Mainly because not only does my dd believes a proper greeting towards other children is a "HUG!", but comes out more like a headlock. Also, most of the other Moms there are richie tourists who either snuff me or think I'm a nanny, and then ask me if I can catch their child or go get them a Starbucks coffee. Luckily we do have another small playground in the middle of nowhere that's almost always deserted.
You're kidding. I would have so much fun with that.
post #117 of 212
I hate getting together with groups of toddlers. I did it when dd was a toddler, because I didn't know any other people with kids. But, now that ds is a toddler, I avoid settings with lots of toddlers .


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Originally Posted by GISDiva View Post
People in Target who say to their kids "OK, let's go to the toy aisle!" Really, you want to willingly fight that battle? If it's up to me, DS won't even know that there IS a toy section until he's 12...
It probably isn't a battle for them. It was a battle with my dd (so we avoided places like that), but it isn't a battle with my ds. It is fun, free entertainment :. He willingly leaves (empty handed) when we are ready to go.
post #118 of 212
I like a lot of DS's music, nerd that I am. Raffi, Putamayo, Jazz for Kids are all great IMO. And I can even stand Signing Time and Elmo/Sesame Street. The lyrics are so catchy! Although there can only be one Bananaphone...

But I couldn't do Kidz Bop. Ever. And while I like folksy type songs for the cultural aspect, Wee Sing reminds me of Village of the Damned.
post #119 of 212
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Originally Posted by MadiMamacita View Post
that!!! and I worked in daycares!
by the end of the day when I was waiting for the rest of the parents there was a tape of fun 50's and 60's music I would always put on. better than baa baa black sheep
Our day care actually does mix in regular music with the kids stuff (that I can't stand either), I was SO happy to hear that when I picked DS up one day. And it was funny, all the other parents were there happily nodding their heads to the music, we were just all rockin' out to whatever it was...

But I agree, hearing a CD full of little kids singing an Elton John song or whatever rubs me the wrong way in a thousand different directions...
post #120 of 212
Homeschooling. No way, no how.
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