Originally Posted by Queen of Cups
So, Target has the cutest toddler shirts right now! I got Killy one that says, "My grandparents don't spoil me, they're just very accomodating." and one that says, "I do my own stunts."
I bought that "stunts" shirt for BeanBean. I love it, but it doesn't fit him well-- it's so wide, it's built for a kid who's entirely un-Bean-like.
I keep thinking that I'll cut the cute part out and then make it a patch on another shirt or a jacket, but I haven't been able to find shirts that fit him *anywhere*... they're making everything for much rounder children and if your kid's a string, your just SOL.
Originally Posted by Balancin1
I am having trouble getting out of the house too and getting out and doing stuff makes everything go better. I cannot imagine it with three children, one child alone is like mounting a polar expedition. R needs good transitions but sometimes I just have to get firm and get her out the door and then she is fine. What's Pine Grove?
I was talking about this on the April DDC thread; some of the new (first time) moms were asking how you get out of the house with a baby, and I had to laugh. It seemed so difficult to get out when it was just BeanBean, and absolutely impossible when BooBah was small... these days, I hardly think about it.
It really gets easier after the first two kids. Some of it is me (I'm more relaxed and more prepared at the same time) and some of it is them (BeanBean is a whole person who can dress himself, put his shoes on, carry his things downstairs and buckle himself into his carseat; he can also be relied upon not to do any number of dangerous/scary/mamma-involvement-required things). All in all, it's no more difficult to get the kids out of the house (for me) now than it was when BeanBean was a little guy. Embarassingly, I find that I take almost exactly the same amount of "stuff" with me.
Erin, congrats! It's always nice when you can get them to sleep without tribulation.
It's official-- ChibiChibi will be free from school forever on the 8th.
I made a deal with my mother concerning BizzyBug: if I can get her up at least one grade level in reading in the next two months, she will pull her out of school as well.
One grade level would be a heck of a lot more than she learned this year; I mean, every single day, when you ask her, "What did you do at school today?" she would launch into this big explanation about who had snack that day, who's birthday it was, and how many kids in her class were six (she'd recite them all). With more questions, you could sometimes elicit more answers from her-- yesterday, she told me that she did reading buddies and that hers was "Littlgirl Soandso Mrs. Soandso's daughter who's in third grade in Mrs. Whatserface's class she's prolly 8 or 9." (No, she really doesn't speak with any punctuation marks at all...
: We'll have to work on that.) My sister thinks that I'm completely insane to want to have four kids in the house, to say nothing of five. She doesn't understand how deep my loathing of school runs, or my commitment to homeschooling and saving my nieces, as well as my own children, from the hell that I associate with school. At least I'm getting them before things get really awful... although things have been pretty bad for Chibi this year.