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If I click the link from a different device will she be able to get a score?
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Ok, she's still in the convent but maybe on probation and she's a melon, but she didn't have a lot of options on the garden quiz. She needed choices like wings and diet coke.

She asked if I talk about her here. I said everyone talks about their partner. No way she could keep up. The nun quiz was 300 posts back!
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I have yet to take the other test... I tried but the last two days were extremely crazy here with Eli refusing to nap. It's been miserable. Want to church and were home at 12:30. Honest dh got some lunch I sat in the rocking chair with Eli and he fell asleep right away. Thank goodness... I could not have dealt with a third day of no naps. Eli is unpleasant to be around when he doesn't nap

What's up with all the freaking spiders ... Have found at least One big one every day ... In our bedroom of all places. Ick greensad.gif

Sorry for all your relationship issues:( ladies. Cyber hugs to you all. Dh and I had a couple of fights this week, which sucks...
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She asked if I talk about her here. I said everyone talks about their partner. No way she could keep up. The nun quiz was 300 posts back!

 

You know she probably took that as a challenge.....

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You know she probably took that as a challenge.....

I didn't say that to her! Just that everyone talks about their partners.
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ISFJ
Introvert(67%) Sensing(50%) Feeling(62%) Judging(11%)
You have distinctive preference of Introversion over Extraversion (67%)
You have moderate preference of Sensing over Intuition (50%)
You have distinctive preference of Feeling over Thinking (62%)
You have slight preference of Judging over Perceiving (11%)

Well there you have it... I guess it means that I am a nurturer... Which is really true. The description is very true too.

http://www.personalitypage.com/ISFJ.html
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Jaimee.  Olivine turned 4 in August.  Honestly, it's really hard to teach kids how to do chores.  It really takes more work to teach them than it does to just do yourself.  That is, until they get it and then they're so helpful!  Cyan started taking care of all the homestead animals at 5yo.  It took him over an hour every morning to feed and water all the pets.  It took nearly a year before we were able to trust that he did it right.  Now Cyan has to clean dog poop, feed/water chickens and dogs, take out the trash and compost.  Olivine has to unload the silverware and help clean her room every night.

 

I too find it very hard to do projects or play games with the older kids.  Coralie just wants to destroy everything they're doing, or she will get a hold of a marker and sneak off to decorate the couch or something.  Yesterday Cyan left a marker unattended for 5 minutes and she managed to color on a wooden trunk, the couch, the floor and herself!  Coralie was annoying to Olivine when she was first learning to do the silverware, but now Coralie is over it and mostly does her own thing during that time.  Also, Olivine is pretty tolerant, which is good for me.  

 

Kirsten,  Jaimee had some good advice, maybe someone could do bedtime for awhile until there is a firmly established routine.

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She asked if I talk about her here. I said everyone talks about their partner. No way she could keep up. The nun quiz was 300 posts back!

Interesting....

Nicole, you are my hero. At that point in my second pregnancy I was physically miserable and off work. Actually, I take that back, I didn't make it that far in my second pregnancy and ended up taking off work a week earlier because of sheer misery and exhaustion. You are a rock star!

Meeting went well enough. No arguing, score! I guess my main problem with the whole thing has been finding where I fit in all of this. There are sooooo many people helping right now, it's easy to get lost in the shuffle. First world problem, I know. So, I asked for specific jobs. I'm not good at the hand holding and emotional support, but I can get shit done. So, I walked away with some jobs to do and that makes me feel a little better.

DH had a chat with me when I got home. He's feeling left out and like I'm not talking to him. I brought up the therapy thing and he was a little hurt that I wanted to talk to a stranger rather than him. I gave him the unbiased opinion line, which is true. He's going to look I to the insurance, he's not sure what insurance will cover. He said he knows we have coverage for counseling when it comes to substance and alcohol abuse, but wasn't sure otherwise. We'll find out.
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Oh ok, Sara. LOL

Mal, not to pry or anything, but I don't recall if you were having marital concerns or unhappy in life in general or....*insert here*? Did something happen? Wasn't sure if I missed some posts. I'm glad your DH is being supportive of you seeking therapy!
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I had a big long post in response, a couple hours ago, but it looks like it was eaten up. Darn. I'll try and type the thoughts on the computer in a bit.

Sonja - I think you are the first one on here to be sensing!

Chores - Mirabel wipes the tables after every meal and feeds and waters the dog. The first independently, the second supervised. She also helps put her clothes away, tidies her room and holds the dustpan for sweeping. All supervised.

Oren helps her wipe tables and feed the dog, and they both wash the sliding glass door, wipe the sticky fingerprints off the walls and the spots off the floor. I give them each a damp rag and a spray bottle of diluted vinegar and they go to town. They also enjoy "washing dishes" - I give them two basins and towels and everything gets wet and its fun.

And the best one? I was watching my best friend's kids - ages 4,2 and 2. Plus my two - 4 and 1. Her floor was pretty sticky so I gave each kid a rag and a bucket of water, they went crazy, everything got soaked, and then I gave them all towels to wipe up. They had A BLAST and the floor was clean! I threw all the rags and towels in the wash, and it was one chore my overwhelmed single mom friend didn't have to do!
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I make Conner pick up his toys before bed every night. He also takes the dogs their food bowls after I put the food in them then brings them to me after the food is gone. And any time something needs thrown away, that's all him. He loves throwing stuff away. That's all I expect from him at this point.

I have three shifts left. My last scheduled day is Friday but I'm off Tuesday and Wednesday. We'll see if I finish or not, won't we? I really am not miserable at all, I love my job, and work is the only thing making time go by at this point. I hardly consider myself awesome or anything for still working, but thanks for all the compliments. Makes me feel good. =)
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I had a big long post in response, a couple hours ago, but it looks like it was eaten up. Darn. I'll try and type the thoughts on the computer in a bit.

Sonja - I think you are the first one on here to be sensing!

Chores - Mirabel wipes the tables after every meal and feeds and waters the dog. The first independently, the second supervised. She also helps put her clothes away, tidies her room and holds the dustpan for sweeping. All supervised.

Oren helps her wipe tables and feed the dog, and they both wash the sliding glass door, wipe the sticky fingerprints off the walls and the spots off the floor. I give them each a damp rag and a spray bottle of diluted vinegar and they go to town. They also enjoy "washing dishes" - I give them two basins and towels and everything gets wet and its fun.

And the best one? I was watching my best friend's kids - ages 4,2 and 2. Plus my two - 4 and 1. Her floor was pretty sticky so I gave each kid a rag and a bucket of water, they went crazy, everything got soaked, and then I gave them all towels to wipe up. They had A BLAST and the floor was clean! I threw all the rags and towels in the wash, and it was one chore my overwhelmed single mom friend didn't have to do!

 

Kirsten, that sounds like a big mess, but it sounds like the kids had fun!  And a clean floor is a bonus...

 

Eli is good at helping.  He puts all his toys away every night.. He does a good job.  He also collects all the plates and cups from the living room, brings them to the kitchen to be washed.  He is pretty cute when he does that, and it is helpful when I don't have to find all the dirty dishes when I am ready to wash them - since we don't have dishwasher (well, we do, its me lol!).  He also tries to help make our bed, he grunts and pulls at the blankets :rotflmao

 

I really admire that you are still working Nicole...

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Sonja we are supposed to have an extra spider-y September and October over in this region because of our mild winter. I've had terminex out twice in the last month. We don't do spiders and they are extra huge and invasive this year.
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And yes that's a reply to one person from about 109 posts back :P I'm slacking here. I haven't taken the vegetable quiz either.
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Thread Starter 

Yeah, Ash, get on that vegetable quiz!  It's only 10 questions.  :)

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Total mom fail tonight. I gave Sora a bath, then got her out still naked wrapped in a towel, and expected her to stay in the living room while I grabbed a diaper and pj's in the other room. I got back, and she was gone. She ran naked and sopping wet into the dining room to hide behind the curtains. Rather than chase her, I told her to get into the living room "right now!" and she must've gotten anxious and peed all over the indoor/outdoor rug by the back door, then proceeded to run across the wood floor and slipped in her own pee/bath-drippings, fell down, cried, the whole shebang... I felt so bad! Then, of course, I was angry as heck that there was a soaked rug, and I have no idea how to clean up pee...

 

So please, experienced mamas, please please PLEASE share with me: What is your go-to method for cleaning up pee? Yes, I need detailed instructions. I'm that oblivious. We've never had a cat pee accident of more than a tiny bit on a rug. This is a totally soaked through hard-kind-of rug. I threw it on the back patio in frustration to deal with later. I need to know how to properly clean up pee or else I'll never start actively potty training because of these kinds of scenarios. :(

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Our dog is going to the foster tomorrow. The kids are super pissed at me tonight. They hate me right now. Because, you know, it's all my fault after H's bs on Friday. Separate from all that, I will miss the dog. But this is the best thing for her and us. And I'm sure dd1 and dd2 will start talking to me again soon. Sigh
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Ugh, I'm sorry, Amanda. That really sucks. :( On all [three?] fronts. 

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Joanie, I don't think you need to feel bad. She probably just had to pee. I've cleaned up a lot of pee. I blot it with a towel until it's soaked, then put a water/cleaner mixture on it. I use resolve, but you can ask Jaimee for something she makes out of her pantry. Lol. Then I blot again and repeat as needed. A steam cleaner is also a good idea. Maybe just one of the little ones. I have a bunch of old towels just for cleaning messes like that.
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Total mom fail tonight. I gave Sora a bath, then got her out still naked wrapped in a towel, and expected her to stay in the living room while I grabbed a diaper and pj's in the other room. I got back, and she was gone. She ran naked and sopping wet into the dining room to hide behind the curtains. Rather than chase her, I told her to get into the living room "right now!" and she must've gotten anxious and peed all over the indoor/outdoor rug by the back door, then proceeded to run across the wood floor and slipped in her own pee, fell down, cried, the whole shebang... I felt so bad! Then, of course, I was angry as heck that there was a soaked rug, and I have no idea how to clean up pee...

 

So please, experienced mamas, please please PLEASE share with me: What is your go-to method for cleaning up pee? Yes, I need detailed instructions. I'm that oblivious. We've never had a cat pee accident of more than a tiny bit on a rug. This is a totally soaked through hard-kind-of rug. I threw it on the back patio in frustration to deal with later. I need to know how to properly clean up pee or else I'll never start actively potty training because of these kinds of scenarios. :(

 

:rotflmao..  Sorry to laugh, but this sounds like every single day of my life!  I don't know if I can count how many times Coralie has peed on a rug and/or peed and then slipped.  Just take the rug outside, get it wet, scrub in a little soap or oxyclean, spray it off again and let it dry.  If it's a small inside rug, I put those in the washing machine.  If it's a large interior rug I will either use a carpet cleaner or spot clean with a little vinegar water and baking soda.  Baby pee is much more benign than cat or dog pee, it's fairly easy to get it out...  and I promise, these things happen to every parent, it's really not a failure on your part at all.  ::hugs::

 

Amanda, Sorry to hear that everyone is mad.. Ugh!  I'm glad that the dog is finding a new home though, sometimes that really is the best thing.

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