Originally Posted by lil_miss_understood
Ideas to get DS1 to *actually* close the deep freeze door after getting something out would be greatly appreciated.
Consequences. Take away videogames or TV or computer time. Make sure he knows the consequences ahead of time. Or just don't let him get anything out of it (which makes it more of a pain for you, since you have to do it.
Originally Posted by changingseasons
OMG! That's terrible JR. :( I don't blame you for being paranoid.
gah. NO sleep last night. I've been really working on getting DD to stay in her own bed all night (which is right next to ours), so I'm often putting her back in and tucking her in when she tries to climb in with us. Last night, I noticed she was tossing and turning before I even went to sleep, and she was up in our bed shortly after (but I had just fallen asleep, and couldn't wake up enough to take her back. Anyway... she tossed and turned ALL.NIGHT.LONG, and had to be right up against me. So I think I woke up about every 5 minutes. Finally gave up and just got out of bed... so here I am. About to get some hours in for work, which I need... but I'd rather be sleeping.
So- I'm pretty sure that cane sugar is out. Wednesday, we had the lollipop naked crazy incident, and yesterday I gave her a few chocolate chips (at lunchtime!) and then no sleep last night. arg. I guess we're down to lamb, veggies and honey now. :(
omg... that BETTER not be her that I hear getting out of bed right now. I will absolutely lose it.
Are you sure it's the cane sugar and not the beans?
So last night I got some of the Food for Life brown rice bread. It's got xanthan gum so we've never tried it before. DS and DD2 really liked it (they each had a slice last night) and were fine last night. So that's another corn derivative that looks/seems okay. Still not ready to try corn tortillas though, no matter how much I want them. We're going to stick with the derivatives for a while and see what that opens up.
Also when I was at WF the other day I bought chia seeds. Anybody know what I do with them for an egg replacement? In the Book of Yum sorghum onion rolls that I made (making a cinnamon roll version this morning) instead of making the flax eggs in the microwave, she has you put 2 Tbs. of milled flax and 3/4 c. of water in the blender and blend until creamy. So I may try that next time I make my regular bread recipe and see if I can get more height out of mine. It seems to really rise well and you get the little air pockets like regular bread.
Off to go grocery shopping with DD1 while DS stays here with DS and DD2. He's moving DS's bed (which he made into a bridge loft a couple years ago) to loft on the side, because it's a pain to have to keep ducking under it all the time. I hope the stores aren't too crazy today. We're not doing anything special tonight, though DH, DD1 and I will probably stay up. I'll put the younger kids to bed earlier though.