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post #81 of 98

Gah, my boys have fallen in love with the Power Rangers thanks to Netflix!  The samurai version is their favorite. :rolleyes:

post #82 of 98

 I have actually been asked to leave the room when my kids watch the power rangers.  They get angry when I can't stop laughing at the awful acting!  And when I say laughing, I mean snorting and gaffawing.  Apparently that distracts the boys from the "plot".

post #83 of 98
Z. C.
post #84 of 98

I'm one of those horrible moms, it's a miracle I'm allowed to be here. Maybe it's because I never said anything about how we are here at home... :)

 

Firstborn (currently age 9) - c-section (although I started out with a midwife, I just never labored), intact, no vaccines, coslept until 2yrs, homeschooled, pumped fulltime for a year instead of breastfed, supplemented with formula at 10mo, had formula until he was 2, didn't really start eating foods until he was 18mo, put peach/pear juice in his formula to make it taste good, gave him chocolate milk in a bottle til he was 3.5yrs, wore a combo of cloth and disposables, often can be found in front of a tv or with a game system in his hand, but will also play a long time with legos or transformers, and has had random crap foods for most of his life (we just started to change our eating habits about 4mo ago).

 

Secondborn (currently age 6) - c-section (planned for various reasons), intact, no vaccines, coslept until 5yrs (had family crisis at 3yrs, so took a bit to get back to normal),  homeschooled, pumped fulltime for a year instead of breastfed, supplemented with formula at 8mo, had formula until he was 2, did the peach/pear juice in his formula too, gave him chocolate milk in his bottles til he was 3.5yrs, wore disposables, and the rest is the same as child #1. 

 

In a perfect world, we would eat organics/fresh all the time. I really want to. We do get eggs from my dad (I haven't purchased eggs in 3yrs) and veggies from his garden in the summer (almost time!!). But we can't afford to eat from Whole Foods/Safeway/Sprouts/Raleys/BelAir all the time. We shop at Walmart because that's what our budget says we can do. 

 

But the tv and sweets, well, I love them, and it doesn't seem reasonable for me to not allow the boys to have them when I am sitting right in front of them with it. lol

 

And I'm comfortable talking about s*x all the time. (Can you believe it's finally allowed now?) LOL

 

Whew! I feel better now. :)

post #85 of 98
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Originally Posted by QueenOfTheMeadow View Post

 I have actually been asked to leave the room when my kids watch the power rangers.  They get angry when I can't stop laughing at the awful acting!  And when I say laughing, I mean snorting and gaffawing.  Apparently that distracts the boys from the "plot".

 

I was talking to ds1 (19) yesterday. I mentioned that he wanted to be one of the Power Rangers (the originals!) when he grew up. Then, I told him that he's not going to get his chance. He asked why, and I said, "you can act". In fairness, I think they're expected to act like that, so there may be more talent that it seems, but...ouch. I keep my mouth shut, but it's not always easy.

post #86 of 98

I only rear faced the carseats until about 14 to 16 months or so.  

 

I shave my legs sometimes...ROFL, OK, really, that's a joke.

post #87 of 98

close the door when i go to the bathroom

post #88 of 98

am surprised that the question need to be asked// can be answered ...

 

i just don't see coming to MDC to read posts in that light .... who cares where i am at in my life journey, the sharing and learning from others seem more important to me....

 

in the UK subforum, one person posted about a southern town of the UK where everybody seems rather crunchy about the mentality of "she who die with the most wodden toys wins ... " (not exact words, sorry ...) so it made me think that maybe, too much of a good thing .....
 

post #89 of 98
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I hide bags of M&Ms around the house and eat them when the boys aren't home or I take them into the bathroom and eat them.  I don't share!  mischievous.gif

 

I yell too much.  I try really hard, but sometimes I just lose it. 

 

I eat more than my share of treats.  I don't hide them, but I hide how often I get into them, and when I get into them (like those after-breakfast chocolate chips)  and how much I actually eat.  If they catch me, I say "I earned my treat."  

 

Yeah right!  The whole *&^% box?????

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Originally Posted by QueenOfTheMeadow View Post

 I have actually been asked to leave the room when my kids watch the power rangers.  They get angry when I can't stop laughing at the awful acting!  And when I say laughing, I mean snorting and gaffawing.  Apparently that distracts the boys from the "plot".

biglaugh.gifHave not BTDT.  Yet.  

 

Do they really use the word "plot"?  Accurately?  (That would be impressive!  I'd write that one down on the Homeschool Calendar for the record:  "Watched Power Rangers.  Had an in-depth discussion on the meaning and use of the word 'plot'.  Introduced the idea of Critical Analysis of Modern Media.  Used vocabulary to elucidate our respective perceptions of the film.  Debated our respective points and came to a mutually satisfactory conclusion.")

post #90 of 98
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I love my new job (it's only been about a month and a week)... But it's so much fun. I love that my four kids are in summer camp b/c I work. I have no desire to be home with them all day long for 3 months; though, I was a SAHM for 10 years. I'm loving the freedom of not having to entertain and feed them and break up fights and clean up afte them all. day. long.

On that note, I love that all my kids are in full-time school now. As much as I LOVED having babies and toddlers, I am not a good SAHP with older kids. We're still very much attached, and all that, but I think making the decision to stop homechooling years ago was a fantastic choice. I'm just not cut out for it... And I love my kids' Montessori program.
post #91 of 98

well... u know there is nothing i ever felt i needed to hide from MDC.

 

camping trips are fast food time - biscuits and red beans and rice from Popeyes

 

dd at 2 would get icecream for bfast. adn right after she'd finish her bowl of oatmeal.

 

she would drink an ounce of very diluted pepsi from about 17 months to 21 months old. then our neighbor moved.

 

at 3 dd loved spiderman the movie but was scared of bugs life. 

 

i also allowed dd at 3 onwards to binge on tv. she'd watch maybe two movies back to back and not watch for a week or more. even a month. 

 

ooh and our favourite is actually fruity pebbles. its our dessert some nights. 

post #92 of 98
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Originally Posted by IsaFrench View Post

am surprised that the question need to be asked// can be answered ...

 

i just don't see coming to MDC to read posts in that light .... who cares where i am at in my life journey, the sharing and learning from others seem more important to me....

 

 

Well, I think sometimes if you deliberately choose not to do or to do certain things, and if they aren't exactly in keeping with the whole natural parenting philosophy, you might not really talk about it.  It might seem like you are open to debate, and you are not.

 

I used to find myself sort of explaining, describing and apologizing, so people would understand why I was making my decisions, and then I gave up on that.  If I'm telling a story, I don't get bogged down in details.  Like if I'm eating food, I'm not going to describe the kind, although I might have in the past.

post #93 of 98

I send all of the kids to church nursery, even the baby bag.gif

post #94 of 98
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Originally Posted by Monkeygrrl View Post

In a perfect world, we would eat organics/fresh all the time. I really want to. We do get eggs from my dad (I haven't purchased eggs in 3yrs) and veggies from his garden in the summer (almost time!!). But we can't afford to eat from Whole Foods/Safeway/Sprouts/Raleys/BelAir all the time. We shop at Walmart because that's what our budget says we can do. 

 

 

 

I don't shop at Whole Foods much at all.  Like once or twice a year, and just for a couple of things.  I do shop at Trader Joe's quite frequently, however.  Then I have to supplement it with stuff from regular grocery stores.  I go to my local Raley's, but dang, it's expensive.  I mean I was there today and figured I'd buy some tahini, but they had only one brand and it was organic, and I don't want to pay $8.79 for a jar of tahini because I don't use that much of it.  So I just skipped it.  Then I bought a 5 lb bag of sugar, but they aren't 5 lbs anymore, they are 4 lbs!!!  Sheesh.

 

So I went to Costco last week, and I don't go there often because it's a hassle and I can't get everything I need there either.  After my mom died in February and I came back home from her funeral, I didn't want to sink into my same old routine, so I shook things up by shopping at Winco.  When I'm around cheap food, I find it entrancing.  I can get a case of ramen for such little money, and my kids like ramen and cup o' lunch and all that.  So I bought some, but now I'm back to healthier stuff.  My shopping trips to Winco only lasted a few weeks.

post #95 of 98
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close the door when i go to the bathroom

 ROFL, do you lock it too?

post #96 of 98

I let my oldest watch generally whatever he wants to, within reason. My youngest loves old Popeye cartoons. I try to keep the sugar under control but a whole buncha gum makes its way through my house every week. My fridge always has a gallon of chocolate milk in it and my kids love Nesquik. And nothing makes a tantrum go away faster than "want a popsicle?". I drive an older astrovan and drive everywhere. Little one is in pull-ups and I plan on using sposies for the next one.

 

I am diabetic as is my husband so we do have to watch what we eat but we do drink a ton of diet pepsi. And I love Schwan's cream cheese wontons.

post #97 of 98

I love diet pop, DD1 is obsessed with Disney princesses and we each ate 4 of the sugar water popsicles that come in a box of 100 and are stuck together in plastic tubes today and they were delicious.  I also love frozen pizza, generic magic erasers and doing laundry with bleach.

post #98 of 98
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This is hard for me to admit, 'cause I have major sunscreen woo, but I bought a couple cans of that chemical-laden spray on sunscreen for my kids to keep at summer camp. It's what the YMCA asked for, as its easy for counselors to apply. Im all about CA Baby or other more natural physical blockers, but im worried they wont apply them properly, so after the first week of camp I sucked it up and bought the nasty stuff.

 

I will admit to this too.  I love the new sprays that go on evenly when skin is wet, especially since out towels always end up really sandy.  Trying to evenly spread sunblock lotion on a wet, sandy impatient preschooler was difficult.  I even had to leave once because she was being bratty and trying to run away and  I told her that if I couldn't reapply the sunscreen, it wasn't healthy for her to stay at the beach and we'd have to go.  Then I had to follow through which bummed me out - I was enjoying my day at the beach lol.gif

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