Erin-good to hear from you! I am always surprised at ppl who take 3 kids to sort out what seems to me to be vital issues in marriages. Really important stuff. But then again, dh and I had a letter writing friendship the first 4 years we knew each other so talking is what we do, we talk about everything, all the time. There are very few things that come to a head before we talk about them and then mostly b/c we haven't had the time to be together and talk w/o the kids in the middle. I am so happy you are getting issues resolved now, b/c your friend is right, they won't go away. How is the scheduling thing going with your dh?
Balancin-that's a great idea about the yahoo group-does anyone ever post there? I haven't looked since I sent the cards
Seedling-that's great about the classes! Sucks about the credit cards. Credit card debt stresses me out way more than dh. Financial aid paperwork for him, however, is very stressful, scary stuff. I guess he just doesn't know where to start so it is hard to start it at all.
He never really had to do it though and I did, so I usually do it. Makes me feel like I am doing something that connects to the outside world.
Mum-I am undecided about vax as well. My ped said that you don't really need to make a decision until they go to school/daycare. Until then they are only exposed to what their sibling brings home and being bf, they can fight stuff pretty well. Purtussis is really scary for kids under 6 mo, she said but since our babies are past that marker now there is no rush.
It's sad when I hear about kids and parents not letting them do anything. My happiest memories were helping my mom cook. And it is something that I naturally do with my kids b/c of it. It takes more time, it makes a bigger mess, but it is a great way to connect with your child as well as teach them about "hot" (if you have an experience learner like I do), and measuring and counting and muscle control (stirring!). They learn a lot. Doing everything for them means that when they are grown they will be adults with the skills of a child. I want my kids to be fully functional. I want them to be able to care for themselves. I want them to be confident. And it wouldn't hurt to get a meal made by someone else once in a while to boot!
Speaking of, we went to the laundromat last night. I usually wait for dh or my bro to have a day off, then do the laundry here in the 2 washers and dryers but since Dale moved out, it has been hard to find an available day. It was pretty scary. I think we had 28 loads
: Tain loved to put the clothes in the washers (frontloaders) and dryers. I had Ro in the carrier and I just rolled a thing over to a washer and asked Tain to help me and he was so excited to do it. AND it kept him out of trouble. I don't know why ppl (not the employee there) get so freaked out when he gets in the dryers. No one is going to turn on an empty dryer and no one is not going to see a 34 lb, 3 foot kid in it if they try to put their clothes in. It seems perfectly safe to me.
We took him to the local Hilton last night. You can use their health club for $35 per month, on a month to month basis with no start up fee. So we took him to the pool. He had a blast! And when we were getting dressed he kept getting in the lockers. He locked himself in one. But I still had to bribe him to get him to leave. :LOL
We are having so much more time together for
now that Dale moved out. It takes a lot less scheduling when I know no one is going to walk in or be grossed out if they hear something. Dh is really appreciating that. He couldn't care less about that stuff, but I do. Besides, Dale is my bro, that puts a whole other kind of awkward into the mix than if he was just a roommate.