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post #181 of 276

I'm glad to hear that you're friend is still pursuing every avenue for her son, Kirsten, but it's also comforting to hear that others close to the boy don't see red flags.  Perhaps this behavior is stemming from some natural exploratory phase after all?

 

Everyone, the breastfeeding photo contest ends on Monday and so far we have November 2011 DDCer's in first, second, and third place!  Kirsten is currently tied for third with someone else, so we need to bump her up.  Please cast your votes for our photos and November DDCers could sweep the contest! 

 

Here's the link: http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1360569/celebrating-world-breastfeeding-month-photo-contest/40

 

Christina and I have photos on page one.  Kirsten's is on page three (if you view 20 posts at a time, that is).  Just click the thumbs up button at the bottom of the post and click the "add to reputation" button after that.

post #182 of 276

I'm glad that she's seeking help, Kirsten.

 

Speaking of breastfeeding, etc., I just got a 48 hour ban from posting on Facebook because someone reported a video of me breastfeeding Levi. angry.gif People need to grow up.

post #183 of 276

Hey, homeschoolers!  What methods, manipulatives, supplies, websites, books, etc. do you use to teach telling time, currency, and beginning adding/subtracting skills?

post #184 of 276

Thanks everyone who voted! That's awesome we've got Nov 2011'ers in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd spots! 

 

Jaimee, I'm not a homeschooler yet, but when I was a kid I REALLY liked play money... do you have that for currency/adding/subtracting? I'd set up a little shop and charge my parents for stuff. ROTFLMAO.gif

post #185 of 276
Thread Starter 
Honestly, I use mostly internet printouts for time telling and math skills. I have some pages bookmarked on my desktop that I can send you if you would like?
post #186 of 276

Sure, thanks, Ash!

post #187 of 276

Jaimee, We use Math U See. My five year old has gone through he first two levels (Primer & Alpha) and just started Beta (which teaches multiple digit addition & subtraction). He loves it.

 

AFM:

 

1. Nochy..

is biting me a bit more

He is all over the house crawling (army type crawl)

He started pulling up to standing some

 

2. I got to shoot the birth of a NFL player last week. That was pretty neat :) I didn't know who he was until I asked him what he did for a living.  Then I STILL didnt really know (I am not into sports), but my brother in law thought it was awesome! lol

 

3. I am seriously considering putting my 2.5 yr old daughter in a Mothers Day Out or preschool 1-2 days a week. Need.A.Break. I feel SO guilty though! :(

post #188 of 276

Thanks Kali and Ash.  I bookmarked the sites you mentioned and will start printing some stuff out!

 

Kali, no guilt about MDO... we all need breaks and 1-2 days a week will just be a great time for her to hang out with other kids and play.  I'm sure she'll have a blast!

post #189 of 276

I'm just trying to gauge at what age others think it becomes inappropriate to bathe/shower with your children. Thoughts? It makes things easy for me sometimes, so I want to keep doing it for a bit. I just don't know when it's not a good idea anymore! (DH doesn't ever bathe with the baby.)

post #190 of 276

I posted a similar question in the ages and stages forum a while back and got several responses with "let the child decide."  Basically, for us, we do not want to have a taboo surrounding nudity.  We don't want nakedness to feel shameful or embarrassing.  And we want our kids to have a healthy understanding of their bodies.  We don't walk around the house naked or anything, but if they come into our room in the morning they're likely to see us naked.  Plus, often showering with the kids is the only way for us all to get clean and to bed on time!  lol.gif  So we will continue to allow our kids to see us naked while changing clothes and to bathe/shower with them as needed until they express the desire for more privacy.    My oldest (5.5) is just now starting to want privacy sometimes, though usually just around her peers.  I think she has noticed that other kids don't want to show their naked bodies while changing so she feels that she shouldn't either.  I want to just keep modeling that there is nothing wrong with the naked body as long as they understand where it is socially acceptable to be naked and where it is not.  Hopefully this will instill confidence in them long enough to sustain them through those awkward years of school locker rooms. 

 

Really, if you think about it, private sleeping areas and bathrooms are a relatively modern invention.  Humans have lived in very close quarters for most of their existence.  I'm not so sure that all this privacy has lead to much good, but I do think it's caused unhealthy attitudes about our bodies and their natural state and natural functions.

 

So, IMO, Joanie, go ahead and bathe with Sora for as long as she is comfortable doing so and personally I would encourage your dh to do the same.

post #191 of 276
I think showering together is fine as long as the kid is cool with it. Most likely Sora will want to switch to baths around 2 or 3 years old.

Our boys have been sick. Shay had a fever for 3 days. I can see 2 of his molars under the gums. Been a long week.
post #192 of 276

I agree. Let the child decide. My oldest still sees me naked sometimes and he'll be 6 this December. I'm not just lounging around, naked, though. It's mostly to run to the laundry room for a towel. LOL I started being more discreet about 8 months ago, ever since hubby told me he remembers seeing his mom naked and wishes he hadn't.

post #193 of 276

DH sleeps in the nude and walks around naked in the morning.  So far, DD1 who is 3, hasn't shown any sign of being uncomfortable with it.  She showers with me sometimes and I think it is fine.  

Sara, I hear you on the sick kids.  Both of mine just got over fevers and a really nasty cold that dragged on for two weeks.  I'm tired.

post #194 of 276
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I think my son was about 3 when I quit showering with him. I remember showering with my mom until I was like, 6....I didn't want him to remember the same thing. My daughter is a very modest girl and while we still showered together until she was about 3, she started requesting to bathe and dress alone and I respected that. She will still call me in when she is in the bath, or want to take a bath with the baby though. However one time her own father saw her naked when she got out of the shower and she was terribly embarrassed. We aren't sure why....its just kind of who she is.
post #195 of 276

I just want to share this crazy thing that happened today...

 

A friend of mine was 39 weeks as of Friday, feeling done with her pregnancy and all that normal jazz. We're all just waiting to hear. Last evening we saw her partner at a party (she was too tired to come) and he mentions that they have a boy's name picked out, but not a girl's, though they know they want her middle name to be Pearl. He mentions that his mother's middle name is Mayda, and I fall in love a little bit with the name Mayda Pearl. 

 

Early this morning, I had a dream. One of those long complicated dreams where I was lost and confused, and on vacation but run into a friend etc, when out of seemingly nowhere in the dream an Australian construction woman steps off her job site and shouts to me "Hey! Did you hear about Pearla Mae?" And in my head I knew she was talking about my friend's baby being born, and I correct her and say, "No, it's supposed to be Maeda Pearl."

 

Their baby girl was born at 5:16am this morning, and I can't wait to find out her name!

post #196 of 276

Hello everyone!  We made it to my IL's house in South Dakota.  We will be here for a week before we move to my IL's lake house in WI.  We will be staying there for 2-3 weeks to have a low-spend month and to allow my husband some time and space to figure out contract jobs and working.  After that we will most likely be headed for TN for another month and then to a wedding in OH in November.  We are still playing around with the plan and our dates.

 

Coralie is doing well.  She's a happy little clam, even though she has 2 new bottom teeth poking through.  Still not crawling, doesn't seem to be too close, but who knows.  She still doesn't seem to have any stranger anxiety, which I thought would be coming on by now.  Maybe it's just her personality, Cyan was like that too and is still super out-going.

 

Showering together:  I think I stopped showering with Cyan when he was around 4, but my DH still showers with him often (he's 8 now).  We really have to shower together in our situation because of the water restrictions of living in a bus.  Olivine will shower/bath with either of us at age 3.  Coralie JUST started to like water all the sudden, which is really good.  We went to a hot-springs swimming pool in WY and she had a blast and acted like she had always loved the water.  Strange how it just flipped one day. 

post #197 of 276
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I just want to share this crazy thing that happened today...

 

A friend of mine was 39 weeks as of Friday, feeling done with her pregnancy and all that normal jazz. We're all just waiting to hear. Last evening we saw her partner at a party (she was too tired to come) and he mentions that they have a boy's name picked out, but not a girl's, though they know they want her middle name to be Pearl. He mentions that his mother's middle name is Mayda, and I fall in love a little bit with the name Mayda Pearl. 

 

Early this morning, I had a dream. One of those long complicated dreams where I was lost and confused, and on vacation but run into a friend etc, when out of seemingly nowhere in the dream an Australian construction woman steps off her job site and shouts to me "Hey! Did you hear about Pearla Mae?" And in my head I knew she was talking about my friend's baby being born, and I correct her and say, "No, it's supposed to be Maeda Pearl."

 

Their baby girl was born at 5:16am this morning, and I can't wait to find out her name!

I just got goosebumps! LOL

post #198 of 276

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Edited by jbk21 - 10/6/12 at 10:08pm
post #199 of 276

I was at work tonight with a new trainee, and we were chatting a bit while I showed her the ropes. She started saying something about looking at her son's Twitter account activities and she said to me, "I mean, I don't twat or anything, but I keep track of what my kids do on there..." ROTFLMAO.gif I didn't have the heart to correct her and tell her she means to say "tweet." But man, I hope she's not going around saying twat to everyone else! LOL

post #200 of 276
Thread Starter 
Hahaha! Or she is just a Kathy Griffin fan...

Kay, any news from your friend?

B had her9 month today with a fantastic new ped who is a huge breastfeeding supporter (brings her baby to work to breastfeed), fine with selective vaxing, says not a word about co-sleeping, and wanted to learn all about "baby led weaning" before she realized its exactly the way she believes it should be done. It was so great to finally leave a doc without an eye twitch! Bettie weighed 15 pounds, and she didn't say a thing other than she looks happy and healthy.
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