Jessi - something about the bumbo??
Karen - I like unschooling. But what would I do with little miss. I don't want to read? She CAN read, in fact she's an EXCELLENT reader, she can read Harry Potter books quite easily. But she has no stamina, no patience, no interest in going the places books can take her. What about Noam? She's good with math. Not that she's good AT it LOL, but she'll do the problems for a while. I give her 6 problems a day, or 8 easier ones. She has counting beads and counting bears she uses. I also taught her the abacus, but she's not really there with it yet. We only have alittle one. A bigger one might be easier. Heidi - have you got abaci (abacuses?) through Haba?
Jess - bumer on the day care. It seems to be closed a lot. why? Hang in there. Dh should be bringing home some serious bacon soon, and you'll be able to sah again, if that's what you wanted to do.
Laura - endure the humidity, get out of the house, and ENJOY the day!!! We're going out too. I took both kids for a long walk this morning. Used that loving blanketless MT -- I lost the back strap!!! What do I do??? I will do an all out search in a little while. Usually I put it back into the bag, so they stay together. I think I need to sew a pocket for it. Grumble.
I only barely know how to get to Boston at ALL LOL! We did by our car there...
Az - Elizabeth is sleeping really well! That's awesome!
Nicole - sigh on getting Will into day care. I think you have a really good attitude abou it - it's more fun for HIM! He will be able to be mobile, have a ball with the toys and other kids (eventually), and hopefully wherever you've chosen will nurture him in a positive and special way.
More people than not here have very tidy houses. We don't fit in very well here...
Way to go Geneva and Will!! You are both moving forward in leaps and bounds now! We're STILL kinda lumpy...Ori moves a lot but not in any particular direction. A little hands and knees, but more out of curiosity. Today he chased an oatie o around on his hc tray for like 5 minutes. Talk about persistent!
Karen - do you do playthinks with Ra'am? Ivan Moscovich's book is esp. good. Does he do online kearning with other kids his age? Knowing your Dad's name helps. I been kind of thinking of a man in his mid - late 60's in a hospital room with his symptoms. Now I have a name, which is better. If you get a change to email me a picture I can remove him from the hospital room altogether (which is good, since he'll be leaving asap, or maybe he's already moved). firstname.lastname@example.org
I promise I won't post it to any freakoids :LOL
In this area, unschooling is about as weird as it gets. People talk about people who unschool. Actually, they don't because noone here DOES unschool, but even the very few homeschoolers are 'talked about' in a baaaaad way. I have actually walked away from women gossiping about homeschooling families in the park. It make me feel physically ill hearing them yammer on about stuff they were ignorant about yet so opinionated about that noone could have educated them about any of it anyway. Bleh.
Annie - I'll send the sandies today, I hope. I have something else to send a girl, so I should be able to get there this afternoon. I hope.
Jeni - sleepfighting sucks. My only other recommendation (which you can skip if you're not looking for any) is to put her to sleep earlier. Don't wait for her to show you signs of tired before getting her to lay down with you. You'll know it's been a couple of hours or whatever, and then just start the process. And be patient. I hope she get's it soon
We caught a BIG poop yesterday. And not ONE pee. Will NOT pee in the grass. Silly boy. He eats it instead; and who'd want to eat something they just peed on (besides the dog) :LOL
Jessi - your nana is busy!!
I completely agre abou tthe complexity of the circ/AIDS issue. I do think it's likely to respark circ in not at-risk boys, but I also STILL feel it's a parent's decision to pierce their infant's ears, circ., vax, etc. So I'm staying out.
Ok, off to help with math. caio!