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post #1381 of 2728
Ash, can you get a financial POA without institutionalizibg her? That's some crap, I'm sorry.

Sonja, good morning. How's it going?

Abra, good luck all around.

Jaimee, which kind of go running?

Joanie, it's morning, how are you?

I've spent 45 minutes trying to get the boys out the door. I give up. They think clothes are demons or something. I miss summer when shorts and sandals were adequate. 45 outside, 55 inside. I need to make some of those mittens with the thumbs open. My hands are so cold. At work every day, I rub my hands together to prevent freezing my clients. Ahhh winter.
post #1382 of 2728

Ash, yay for the government reopening! Sorry you have to deal with that situation with your mom. :( Does she work?

 

Joanie, I say go. That sounds fun! 

 

Katie, sorry for all the wake ups. Good luck!! And I'm so glad at least one person knows how to say my name properly!! YES!!!

 

Jaimee, it's rainy and crappy here, too.

 

Kami, good luck TTC and with Harlan. Jasper will be 6 months into speech in maybe two months or so... I'm not sure. Right now, his therapist thinks he will "graduate." 

 

Sonja, looking forward to hearing from you!! fingersx.gif

 

AFM, I'm at work. Jasper appears to have an ear infection, but it's draining so that's good. I'm sneaking out of work today to do my camping shopping. Yay! I'm getting burnt out a bit on bedtime. J is taking an hour + each night to fall asleep, which means I end up cleaning, etc after 10pm. Sigh. Funny story: I was talking to AH. He had J and was going to bring him back to me at 7:30. I mentioned that he could just think about keeping him overnight, and he replied that it would be tough because sometimes he has to work the next day. bigeyes.gif  :rotflmao  Because I don't have four kids and have to work everyday!? Lol.

post #1383 of 2728
What's the common advice? If you can't beat them, feed them?
post #1384 of 2728
Cross post Amanda, I'm impressed that you get all those kids out the door at a reasonable hour. It is not part of our routine to leave the house before 10.
post #1385 of 2728
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by seraf View Post

Jaimee, which kind of go running?
 

Like put on my running shoes, tights, long sleeve compression top, and ear warming headband and go running.  Ugh it sucked, but I did it. 

 

Speaking of feeding the kids, I'm beginning to think some of the terrible behavior we've been having around here is hunger related.  You know how everyone says if kids are hungry, they will eat?  It just doesn't seem to be true with my kids.  They don't eat what I put in front of them- even if they've asked for it specifically- and then ask for crappy snacks an hour later. When offered their original food, they mostly refuse and prefer to wait until lunch where we can repeat this process. I don't get it.  Same with sleep.  Kids will sleep when they're tired... then why does Avery go to bed at like 10pm and get up at 5am and cry all day until his nap?   For real, someone broke Avery.  I miss my old Avery that was cheerful and liked to play.  Now everything makes him mad.  Ugh, terrible two's, I guess.

 

Amanda, seriously with your AH?  WTF?!  I am in awe at what you do everyday.  He needs to get a serious clue.

post #1386 of 2728
Jaimee, I was picturing running away, maybe because of my own mood. Kids won't eat just because they're hungry. Food is critical to mood. In my experience young kids need a lot of carbs. Lol. Protein and carbs make the world go round, but kids need more quick
energy than adults(speaking of carbs, last night as I was thinking about Ash's situation, I realized that I have at least a month worth of beans and carbs in my house at all times. Lol. I like to think I'm over my food insecurity issues, but really it's probably only that I keep a well stocked pantry). My kids can be starving and still refuse certain foods. DD especially will be a melted mess of hungry and the hungrier she gets, the fewer foods she's willing to eat. I try to make sure they all have options they like at every meal, even if I don't prepare them (she's 8, she can fry her own tofu). Like sleep begets sleep, a happy well fed child is more likely to eat and stay happy.
post #1387 of 2728
Still negative negative shrug.gif I guess I should assume that the symptoms are randomly from something else And that my missed period is just missing mecry.gif I was getting kinda excited. *sigh*. Oh well
post #1388 of 2728

The mom situation absolutely does not take away my JOY from knowing that my husband is going to work and getting paid today.  In the end we will have officially gone a month without a payday, which is 2 paychecks short.  Its going to be hell fixing the finances, but ITS OVER and that is pretty much all that matters! As far as what Amanda asked, I don't think I need a POA yet, as she is really willing to let me take control for now.  She "works" about 3 hours a week and makes about $100 but receives alimony and has gotten payouts of around $10,000 so far with $20,000 more coming plus investments.  So as long as she lets me have control, I can fix it.

 

Amanda your ex needs a nut punch.  I volunteer.  He has got to have some kind of brain damage to say such stupid things.  Your hiking trip sounds terrifying.  Im pretty sure nature is out to get ALL people.  Great that Jaspers speech is getting better, I can tell on the videos he has probably surpassed B now.  He progressed really quickly!

 

Sara I totally get the clothes demons.  I can get B dressed, with a fight, occasionally.  But the minute we walk back in the door the clothes are off.  She screams at her sleeves touching her hands and her socks being too tight, pretty much any shoes are the actual devil.  She has only worn slippers for a month.  I don't even fight it anymore.

 

Jaimee I have 2 picky kids.  DD1 will starve and cry and fit and scream before she would actually eat something she didnt want.  I have no advice, but I get it and its frustrating.

 

Sonja, Im sorry :(

 

Katie, I hope you night was better.,

post #1389 of 2728

OH YES and I agree Amanda is basically Super-mom.  Would you like me to make you a cape?  :wink

post #1390 of 2728

Jaimee,  My kids do the exact same thing with food.  So...  I spoon feed them if they don't eat well and start wandering away.  Cyan of course is old enough that he eats pretty well and we don't have issues.  Coralie will often eat a few bites and then wander off, but if I give her direct attention and feed her, she'll eat until she's full.  Olivine is the same way pretty much.  My kids all like to snack all day too, so I try to minimize it a bit with full meals.

 

Night weaning here went well last night.  She didn't nurse until 7:00am and only whimpered a few times and got up to pee once.  I think a few more nights and she'll be sleeping through.  Woot!  

 

Katie, how did your night go?

 

We didn't hear anything about the bus yesterday, hopefully it's something simple and it's done today.

 

Sara, Why is your house so cold?  Do you heat with a furnace or a wood stove?  I can't even type at all when it's 55 degrees.  Brrrrr.

post #1391 of 2728

Sonja.   Sorry for the negative test!  I didn't get a positive test until about 20 days past O with Coralie, so it's still possible.   I'd say if you don't get AF within a week that a blood test is in order!

 

Coralie is terrible about keeping clothes and shoes on.  I'll put them on and by then time we're ready to go out the door her shoes and at least once article of clothes are off.

post #1392 of 2728
Ash, I know I'm not as cool as Nicole and Amanda, but this is the second time in recent memory that you've attributed one of my comments to someone else. Lol. I'm going to start taking it personally. Clothes demon. I've caught Shay with his pants around his knees twice already at the hardware store.

Abra, I'm glad night weaning got off to a good start. I refuse to turn on the heat before November. I will heat with a ventless gas heater when the time comes, but I lower the thermostat to 55 at night anyway. I expect people in my house to dress appropriately for the season and it's not uncommon to be able to see one's breath indoors early in the morning. We all have really nice down blankets.
post #1393 of 2728
Amanda- that great that his speech therapist thins he will graduate
from it.

Ryker almost gave me a heart attach last night...
He was horsing around on Harlan's pillow racer in the kitchen
An slide into the fridge... I though it was a surface cut til I realized it
Was bleeding a little too much once I got it cleaned off it was pretty bad.
Called Dh who was just about to go to bed, he drove to meet us a the ER.
Ryker ended up with 4 sts, no school today no bmx this weekend, no recess for a bit.
I actually shared pictures of it of FB. We didn't get home til like 12:30
post #1394 of 2728
Every time we flew noone asked for a bc for Emily. We were even out of Ohare twice. I think Emily must be the odd one that loves shoes and clothes. She will even wear shoes that are too small and hurt her feet if I let her.
post #1395 of 2728
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Originally Posted by seraf View Post

Ash, I know I'm not as cool as Nicole and Amanda, but this is the second time in recent memory that you've attributed one of my comments to someone else. Lol. I'm going to start taking it personally. Clothes demon. I've caught Shay with his pants around his knees twice already at the hardware store.

 

It took me a little too long to figure out what you were talking about.  Really the problem is just that I need to not post before I drink my coffee.  You are way cooler than Nicole and Amanda, because you birth babies in cars AND you can fix a roof.  But dont tell them I said that.   :lol

post #1396 of 2728
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Originally Posted by SoCaliMommy View Post



Ryker almost gave me a heart attach last night...
He was horsing around on Harlan's pillow racer in the kitchen
An slide into the fridge... I though it was a surface cut til I realized it
Was bleeding a little too much once I got it cleaned off it was pretty bad.
Called Dh who was just about to go to bed, he drove to meet us a the ER.
Ryker ended up with 4 sts, no school today no bmx this weekend, no recess for a bit.
I actually shared pictures of it of FB. We didn't get home til like 12:30

 

I found the most curious part of this to be that your husband was sleeping somewhere else and you had to call him, lol.  Head wounds bleed so much, they are always scary!  Sucks that he has to miss out on so much.  Its hard to keep an active kid down.

post #1397 of 2728
Eli needs to be dressed at all times. He HATES being naked (unless in the tub) and cries if he is naked. He is fussy with sleeves, the can't be rolled or pulled up, and he needs pants, otherwise he tries to pull his shirts all the way over his knees. Socks and shoes only for when we go out. As for eating, I actually have to pay attention and feed him, he wanders off too, and if I put him in his high hair he just pushes his food around or dumps bit by bit on the floor. He is constantly asking for food ... I guess he is growing. The pears are really good right now, and he loves those.

Sorry about ryker Kami, that sounds painful!

Sara, it is pretty cold in here, but I also won't be turning on the heat till November... Eli never keeps blankets on, but he is in a super warm footed sleeper... And dh or I cover him repeatedly if we get up To go to the bathroom at night. November is just around the corner.... I wish we all lived closer so we could do a birthday potluck for all the kiddies smile.gif
post #1398 of 2728
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Originally Posted by Ajbaby View Post

Every time we flew noone asked for a bc for Emily. We were even out of Ohare twice. I think Emily must be the odd one that loves shoes and clothes. She will even wear shoes that are too small and hurt her feet if I let her.

People doubt Eli is under 2, most people think closer to 3 because he is so tall, and in Canada you are required to have the kid's birth certificate on you when you fly. People were skeptical when I said he was under 2 in the summer when we flew, so it was nice to be able to say: "do you want proof" lol
post #1399 of 2728
Kami, yikes! I'm glad he's ok.

Ash, your secret is safe with me, but A and N are both pretty badass, too.
post #1400 of 2728
Sonja, cross post. I'm glad I'm not the only heat nut. Sorry about this morning's negative.
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