This thing just deleted my *huge* post. Argh.H1N1
--we aren't getting it. Neither of the boys are in daycare or preschool so we're not doing it unless there's a huge epidemic up here. A few people in Fairbanks already died from it but they had "compromised immune systems" according to the newspaper.Halloween
--Orion was a railroad engineer, Tuck was an octopus.
Marylizah--wow, now I won't complain about *my* MIL.
Yours sounds like a total nightmare. Next time she's over you should cough on her. Perhaps there's some way you could get them to stay somewhere else? Or what if you had *your* mother over at the same time MIL is visiting? Then you'd have back-up. Or a war-zone, depending...
Max--Oooh, what kind of puppy is he? Can I guess? is he an akita/mastiff or a great dane?
Sydnee--Glad to hear you got some time to yourself!
Mamab--good luck! Now how did you do?
Ecoteat--as someone who was bullied by a toxic friend for 10 years(from age 6), I have to go with Marylizah on the yelling thing--empowerment is a grand thing. I hope it works out well. You could have Phoebe practice first and then when she feels confident she can stick up to her "friend". Re the barbies & home toys, if you feel like your complaints are not being taken seriously, maybe it's time to switch preschools. Cause who knows what other "rules" are being overrun? (like tv or something)
Us: It finally snowed here. Yay! And it hasn't been colder than -10 yet. Hey, that's sweater weather!
We're going to New England in a week and a half, though. Where everyone looks at you like you've just escaped Bellevue because you're barefoot on your porch at 30 degrees and you wear your pjs to the grocery store and think nothing of it... Oh Alaska. That is why I love you. You can buy 100 lbs of dog food and no one thinks you're storing up for the apocalypse.
Orion is still nursing! Anyone else still nursing their May 06 child? I am also having a real struggle getting him to potty learn. He refused to go in the outhouse all summer, and he also refuses to use the kid potty in the house. He wants to go to preschool really bad (one of his friends is going), so I told him "when you use the potty". Do you think that is bad? But he still refuses. argh. It's stressful. DP blames it on the nursing, if you can believe that! DP and I seem to get along better when he's on the North Slope and not criticizing my parenting/lifestyle/personality/etc. Drives me nuts.
On the upside, I am doing NaNoWriMo. That's it for me. Hopefully I will be able to get online again soon.