! Digging a whole in the wall while your pregnant?! It'll be a funny story to tell when he's twenty-something. I think your response was perfect - bet he won't do *that* again!Julie
~ we're definitely soul-twins or something. How old is your Dd? (I *could* open a new window and look...but I'm too lazy.) I *really* notice the difference between the HSed tweens and the public schooled. I'm not knocking the public schoolers, really, I'm not. I think parenting plays a HUGE part in how kids act. But the stuff my Dds pick up from schooled kids is enough to drive me over the edge. Don't get me wrong, they've picked up undesirable stuff from fellow HSers too - and mine aren't angels by any stretch - I know other parents have surely blamed my kids for spreading their evil ways too.
I'm sort of dreading today when Dd1's hormonal-drama-queen friend comes over because it's like a chemical explosion or something.
Oh! And the screen time was/is a huge issue here too - but I recently did something about it (again.) Every once in a while, I'll just get fed up and will unplug the tv and the kids will be happily tv-free for months on end. Then someone gets the stomach bug, or chicken pox, or whooping cough, etc - and they just want to lie there and watch tv. And so the vicious cycle begins anew. **I really need to think of a plan of sick days instead of tv!!**
SO, I think we recent;y got over the worst of the worst. Someone introduced my girls to the Disney Channel.
The attitude they both picked up from watching Hannah Montana, Wizards of Waverly Place, etc was UNREAL. I finally got fed up and blocked the Disney Channel from our cable box. But then they just started watching cartoon Network, Boomerang, etc - and really, none of those shows were much better - very rude language, etc.
DP had (has) his own tv addiction in the form of soccer - mostly Mexican soccer, but all sorts of World Cup stuff. Not only games but he *must* watch the sports highlights every single morning and evening.
It's SO loud and obnoxious that I would get so irritated because I really value my quiet, peaceful early mornings.
SO, the day after DP left for Mexico, I unplugged the tv & announced "No More!" And they didn't even ask!!! Their moods instantly improved, they would go directly outside to play or do some fantastic pretend play with each other or just get crafty & creative individually. I *know* this is what happens when I take the tv away, but somehow we always slip back into that routine. So it's been over 2 weeks w/o tv here.
I talked to DP and he hasn't had *any* amount of tv while he's been away (yet somehow he's survived.
) So I made a really crazy decision and called Verizon and cut out $60 worth of tv packages, including his special sports channels.
I'm partly afraid of what his reaction will be but am counting on him missing me enough to not get too angry.
BUT, the catch here is that my computer time is going to be brought up. And it has been in the past. And like you, Julie, it's the same.exact.scenario. I feel like if he's watching the boob tube, why can't I be online? He claims I can sit next to him and watch tv and it counts as together time but if I'm online, it's very individual. But I don't *want* to watch tv.
SO, I need to prepare to cut back my online time.
If DP and the kids are getting *zero* tv time, I'm not sure what will be "fair" since they don't use the 'puter. I'll probably have to get up in the middle of the night to check in.
Anyway ~ that's my take on all of that!
Originally Posted by kittywitty
I want to kidney punch him for that.
I'll help you.
Originally Posted by kittywitty
And then I lost a massive part of my plug. I went to go pee and there was like jello in my drawers. So unpleasant.
Originally Posted by HeatherB
Does anyone else hate washing brand new things? I really love the crispness (even in soft things, if that makes sense!) and newness and "perfectness" of brand new stuff. I'm having a hard time forcing myself to wash the baby clothes.
I suppose that's why I often end up doing such things at the last minute! I'd rather sit and stare at the perfect little outfits than actually clean them.
And I guess that's why I don't typically prewash clothes for my big kids... I really only do that with itty baby things. Is that awful?
I'm the opposite! I can't *stand* having new, unwashed clothes in the house - the smells & fears of chemicals on them bugs me out. So everything that comes into the house goes directly to the washing machine. And nobody's allowed to wear anything new until it's been washed.
Originally Posted by ~Demeter~
Oh! I'm 39 weeks... (it's almost 1am here) WOW.. I swear it was just yesterday I was posting that I was 8 weeks, 12 weeks, 20 weeks, lmao.
This pregnancy has really gone by so fast compared to my last two.
Woo-hoo!! I can't wait until I'm that close!
AFM, I slept like crap *again* last night.
I had regular contractions all night long, but I can tell they're not "the real deal" so I didn't bother timing them.
And this baby *never* sleeps! Ever! It makes me nervous about what's going to happen once he's here.... and I was afraid for a bit that I was feeling his head way up high.
Hopefully I'm wrong - I still feel heavy "head" on my cervix. I was having lots of pinching/punches last night while I cooked dinner. Ouch.
Today I have to feed the chickens, take the cat to the vax clinic, make dinner and ToT.
The silver lining is that this means I can give the cat the boot tomorrow!
But then I have to think about how to fix the cat pee stink all over the place (well, in *several* isolated spots.