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post #81 of 212
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Baths. I hate bathtime. I don't even know why, but it stresses me out.
If your kids are anything like mine, it might have something to do with the amount of water that ends up on the floor. I'm really surprised it hasn't started dripping through the 1st floor ceiling after some baths.
post #82 of 212
Pretty much anything girly. My poor dd never got pink nail polish, only blue or green . Lego Robotics with my nerdling. I have nothing in common with the other parents. I did the parent infant swim but there would have been no way I would do the music class. Very rarely cooked with any of them until they hit double digits but I don't mind moon sand. I have not only been a soccer mom, I coached 12 5 year olds! I am currently a hockey mom and love it.
post #83 of 212
Oh, music counts? Good. I loathe any music made for kids. So far anyway; if Tool wants to produce a kids album I'll try again.:
Until then, Manowar has put both kids to sleep just fine without making me want to put out my eardrums with an icepick.
post #84 of 212
Manowar? Really? DH likes them, but they drive me around the bend. Eric has an incredible voice, but most of what he does with it makes me want to cry.
post #85 of 212
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Any type of Mommy and Me/Gymboree class where the parent is sitting down singing with their little one or helping them over obstacles No thanks! I waited until my youngest was three to sign her up for gym classes because that's when parent participation isn't required.
I've discovered that I'm the opposite. I hated gym as a kid, but I love the parent participation tumbling classes. This morning I realized that I'll miss the trampoline and bounce houses when my kid's too old for parent participation. (I'm with you on the floor songs, though)
post #86 of 212
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
post #87 of 212
There were a lot of things I dreaded and thought I'd hate but my daughter forces me. She literally will not take no for an answer. And it's not been that bad:

-Baking bread with her
-making homemade play-doh
-doing mommy-baby gym and swim classes
-signing up for pre-school at the earliest opportunity
-discussing sesame street
-listening to some infernal montessori educational tape in the car, or the Mother Goose Jazz Band, or whatnot and dancing around to "Funiculi, funicula" and teaching her how to polka
-letting her dress up like a queen (no TV and our families don't do princess, thank God)
-role-playing with a teddy-bear
-do messy crafts like painting an egg-carton caterpillar even if I don't get to finish mine because she "needs" it
-taking her to the zoo, with a newborn and her cousin and other children
-meeting other moms at the park and listening to their really irritating concerns (that one is actually the worst)

Though I thought it would be and that I "just" wouldn't do it.

Things I still cannot do:

-leave house un-childproofed
-do anything by myself on the computer or with a pen, even if she has something right there she needs MINE.

This is a funny thread.
post #88 of 212
Taking small children to kid movies at movie theaters. Torture. I don't know how or why anyone does this.

(Okay, I just did it last week. We went to see Ice Age 3, and my youngest screamed "AGGAGATOR!" at the screen the entire time. He apparently thought the dinosaurs were alligators and that everyone in the theater needed to be warned. I think he'll be maybe 12 before we try a movie again.)
post #89 of 212
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Manowar? Really? DH likes them, but they drive me around the bend. Eric has an incredible voice, but most of what he does with it makes me want to cry.
Dh always mumbles something about castrati going out of favor a few centuries ago. Maybe that's the appeal; I can't sing either!
post #90 of 212
I would say that playing on the floor with the kids, I have no imagination either. No board games and such with me either

Sports, Yuck! DH nor I are into them. He was into 4H/FFA, and I was into band and cheerleading. Playing ball outside, or being outside at all with the kids for hours. I am really just an inside kind of person. I do take them on walks or to the park anyway, out of obligation, but I am not too into it.

I am cutting off the cable soon, but I also don't see how anyone can be TV free. We used to be, and just can't make it happen again. And, when my DD has been hurting for days on end (from arthritis), it is the best therapy for her. Or when they each take their turn with the flu.

Night time routines. This was gone after child #1, I think. Bedtime, sometimes yes, routine, no.

I don't entertain the children, they entertain themselves since there are so many of them. So, this works well for me, since I am so busy with mom things and don't have the time to play on the floor or with each child. I get time with each one, but it will also be like while cooking, cleaning, sewing, talking, cuddle time, or playing Majongh on the computer. It depends on the child's interest that coincides with mine, mostly.

Running them each to this and that activity. I don't know how Moms can tolerate doing THAT all the time.

Oh, and keeping a walking toddler from playing around to avoid chasing him. Constantly freaking about when they put a leaf in their mouth, etc. How anyone can justify doing that to their kid is beyond me. My children have never chosen to swallow something as unkind to their mouths like leaves; now dirt and a penny, perhaps. I don't allow them to just eat everything, but I don't freak out about it. Or freak about the baby wanting to explore and walk around. If my house is pretty childproof, or there are a dozen eyes watching him, not much to freak about. Kymberli
post #91 of 212
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Originally Posted by stormborn View Post
Dh always mumbles something about castrati going out of favor a few centuries ago. Maybe that's the appeal; I can't sing either!

I think he can sing. It's some of the lyrics. Mind you, as an Iron Maiden fan, I probably can't talk.
post #92 of 212
Following their (already walking) kids obsessively at the park. As long as I can see him and can get there in a reasonable amount of time, ds1 won't do anything foolish. Ds2, OTOH... at least he has downgraded to only eating sand (which drives the other mommies nuts...).

Re: the babyproofing/not babyproofing people - ds1 never got into anything. Ds2 gets into things we haven't even thought of. We didn't babyproof, now we have all sorts of things strung shut and wedged in places so ds2 can't get there. Can't wait till he walks.
post #93 of 212
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Dude. Jane and the dragon. http://www.qubo.com/jane_show.asp
Hey now, hey now now Jane and the dragon are best friends now...



I LOVE Jane & the Dragon!

Wait. Um, my DD loves it! Yeah. Yeah, she does.


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And also - feeding kids with a spoon. Little ones....who does that? LOL. I have never wanted to feed my child, except a boob.
So true. Who does that? Gag. My 22 mo old loves yogurt and jello, though, so I have been known to have my 9 and 7 yr olds feed him some spoonfuls.
post #94 of 212
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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.
Kids Bop. OMG.
post #95 of 212
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Originally Posted by Storm Bride View Post

I think he can sing. It's some of the lyrics. Mind you, as an Iron Maiden fan, I probably can't talk.
Guilty of that, too. I think they're similar lyrics-wise, though. At least in the category of 'probably considered inappropriate for kids'. Ah well, I didn't grow up too warped and dd1 seems normal so far. Really, is it any worse than singing about abandoned (?) babies falling out of trees?

Ahem, ontopic: I wish I could childproof (it would adult-proof for the handicapped elderly in the house) but I don't think it would do any good for dd2. This kid could find trouble in an empty padded room. I couldn't go as far as my cousin though; every time we go there I need help to unlock the toilet. Every single babyproofing product made is in use there.

Oh, and I will never again do any sort of private lesson. Sitting in a gym or studio lobby is tolerable but trapped in some stranger's living room with a few other parents trying to make awkward conversation was horrible. And when the lessons were bad and we quit it was like breaking up with someone. Ack.
post #96 of 212
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Originally Posted by stormborn View Post
Oh, music counts? Good. I loathe any music made for kids. So far anyway; if Tool wants to produce a kids album I'll try again.:
Until then, Manowar has put both kids to sleep just fine without making me want to put out my eardrums with an icepick.
http://www.amazon.com/Rockabye-Baby-.../dp/B000GY72LA

How about that?
post #97 of 212
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Kids Bop. OMG.
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.

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.
post #98 of 212
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Baths. I hate bathtime. I don't even know why, but it stresses me out.
me too. dh is in charge of all baths. i've bathed our 11 month old once and our nearly 4 yo a handful of times.
post #99 of 212
Chutes and Ladders.

Painting. "Mommy put the red there. No there, over there, noooooo not like thaaaaaat." Argh.
post #100 of 212
Sitting and building with blocks. I just get so bored.

And I'm not very social, so I hate all the play group events. I used to go, but since I've had dd2, I haven't got back.
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