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post #1681 of 1860
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Originally Posted by The4OfUs View Post
OK, some pictures of DD and DS (cause they're both super cute, as far as I'm concerned : )

Santa shot DD looks to me to be thinking: "OK, who the !&^@ is this guy holding me, and mom, why are you standing way over there?"

DD's "fancy" picture

DS rolling cookies

DS sprinkling cookies

DD hanging out while DS sprinkles cookies

DD her first Christmas Morning

I swear we didn't pose this! Hat malfunction

DS opening stocking stuffers - He had NO interest in opening his regular presents, but was SO excited to open stocking stuffers

Let's see some more pictures from everyone else!

Your kids are too cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
post #1682 of 1860
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Originally Posted by rikiamber View Post
*le sigh* my fil isnt so bad but thsn again he lives about 9 hours away. even if he was closer he wouldnt be as bad as my MIL, who always talks crap about her ex (fil). My Mil has MS, among her other laundry list of deseases. She is a chain smoker and drinker and an all around cantankerious woman. I could feel sorry for her about the MS if she wouldnt use it as a crutch to get pain pills and pitty. She discust me on so many levels. The lies the deceite the absolute disreguard for anyone else but her. She goes to church, to a pretty ridiged church, and follows none of the 'rules' and bad mouths everyone there because they dont cater to her. she is rude, has no manners, is obnoxiouslly loud. she opitimises white trash, compleate with her dog she makes out with and buys steak for the complaines she has no money, fo whict she comes to us to solve. her house is always a wreck, smells like a rotten ashtray and covered in dog hair. She will spill on the floor wait a week than tell us so we can come clean it up. I cant stand it. I feel so bad for dh because honestlly my mom is really cool and she is my bestfriend. She has had her times and is currently a recovering addict, and I have lived in a speed freaks house for several years and so I am use to the crazyness, but I am an adult now and I dont have to put up with it.

Mil always wants us to bring ds over and I find excuses not to, dh dosent force the issue he dosen want ds over there eather. But there are times when he has to be around his g-ma and well he's okay if she keeps her distance but will freak out if she tries to hold him or pokes at him too much. Its really sad when a woman who has contracted MS in her early 20's (is still alive at almost 50), beat cancer twice, and excaped abusive relationships chooses to let cigeretts and booze killer her. Crap just this year she has been diganosed with both congestive heart failure and Chrons Desease and probably wouldn have it if she would take care of herself. But the irony of it all is she will live for a very long time and try to drag us all down with her.


Okay sorry you asked the question....its a bit of a sore spot with me if you couldnt tell, that money grubbing, dirty frekasnaka *grumble grumble* &*%$#

That sounds awful!
post #1683 of 1860
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Originally Posted by Caroline248 View Post
They are all so cute...she is sitting up so well. She loved that puppet!!

Congrats...503!!
Thank you!!!!

As of this weekend she can get on her hands and knees but she does this strange little hope thing that lands her on her belly and makes her cry.
We think crawling will happen in the next few weeks.
post #1684 of 1860
Ooh those pics from Marlows Mom are so cute..what a hunkachunka! I am so jelious I want a rolly polly baby, mine is so skinny. I posted new pics on our blog...didnt get much for xmas shots, we had a really small xmas and videoed it mostly. Woohoo my mom sent some $$ for B so we get to go shopping for him this weekend. Going to buy a mattress for the crib that is side cared to the bed (some bunjies to secure it too) see if I cant find a plain bumper set, some baby legs, bamboo dipes (we are adding some of our own money to this) and I want a bundle me carseat snuggler which is like 50$ but it comes in toddler and here in AK its worth it when it drops to -40 and keeps going. I forwent the auto start for my camera so I just have to be prepared and warm the car up real good before hand but the bundleme will be nice cause it comes out of the carseat and can go where its warm and then back to the cold seat againa and still keep babe warm. anyways gotta get goin on my day since its almost noon. hee hee
post #1685 of 1860
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We love ya too!! I've gotten a bunch of cards too and let me say that I think we've got a pretty good looking bunch!!
Just got yours - I LOVE that pic of all of you!
post #1686 of 1860
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Originally Posted by Marlow's mom View Post
Your kids are too cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Why, thank you!
post #1687 of 1860
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Originally Posted by rikiamber View Post
I posted new pics on our blog...
LOVE the "fiber" shots
post #1688 of 1860
Ok, now I totally see that these kids were just acting normal. I just don't know what to do about my own negative feelings about their behavior.

I know it's bad but I honestly don't "like" one of the kids. I feel terrible about it but I don't know how to change. I'm not outwardly negative or "mean" to this kid either but I don't play with them either...but I don't really "play" with any of them. I'm kind of awkward with this whole gang of kids.

I was the youngest until I was 19 years old and moved out and I had very little interaction with younger kids so when I married into this family I gained a bunch of nieces and nephews that I was uncomfortable with and I've never been able to put it past me with the kids that were there back then (the kids born afterwards have bonded with me).

I think I need to figure out how to start fresh with these kids.
post #1689 of 1860
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Originally Posted by Marlow's mom View Post
Ok, now I totally see that these kids were just acting normal. I just don't know what to do about my own negative feelings about their behavior.

I know it's bad but I honestly don't "like" one of the kids. I feel terrible about it but I don't know how to change. I'm not outwardly negative or "mean" to this kid either but I don't play with them either...but I don't really "play" with any of them. I'm kind of awkward with this whole gang of kids.

I was the youngest until I was 19 years old and moved out and I had very little interaction with younger kids so when I married into this family I gained a bunch of nieces and nephews that I was uncomfortable with and I've never been able to put it past me with the kids that were there back then (the kids born afterwards have bonded with me).

I think I need to figure out how to start fresh with these kids.
I totally understand. It's HARD. Don't worry, no one can be expected to like everyone all the time, sweetie.
post #1690 of 1860
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Originally Posted by rikiamber View Post
Ooh those pics from Marlows Mom are so cute..what a hunkachunka! I am so jelious I want a rolly polly baby, mine is so skinny.
Thank you! She is HUGE! She is now 29 inches long and still 20lbs (doing the bathroom scale thing). She is in 12-18 month clothes already. Definitely doesn't look like a baby born early! BUt I guess at 6 lbs she wasn't a small preemie in the first place!
post #1691 of 1860
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Originally Posted by sehbub View Post
I totally understand. It's HARD. Don't worry, no one can be expected to like everyone all the time, sweetie.
I know but they're just little kids and when they run up to me with their sticky-goobery hands I just want to run away but when Marlow is all sticky and stinky I want to run to her. I wish I could just get over myself sometimes.
post #1692 of 1860
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Originally Posted by Marlow's mom View Post
Ok, now I totally see that these kids were just acting normal. I just don't know what to do about my own negative feelings about their behavior.

I know it's bad but I honestly don't "like" one of the kids. I feel terrible about it but I don't know how to change. I'm not outwardly negative or "mean" to this kid either but I don't play with them either...but I don't really "play" with any of them. I'm kind of awkward with this whole gang of kids.

I was the youngest until I was 19 years old and moved out and I had very little interaction with younger kids so when I married into this family I gained a bunch of nieces and nephews that I was uncomfortable with and I've never been able to put it past me with the kids that were there back then (the kids born afterwards have bonded with me).

I think I need to figure out how to start fresh with these kids.
I think you are just not used to kids! My younger sister is like that and my soon to be ex SIL is like that. She had no clue how to relate to DH's 10 nieces and nephews at the time. She never showed interest in any of them and I think when her sister had some kids, she finally showed interest- of course they were HER nephews! I have always loved kids but my sister was the baby of the family so she had trouble relating to little kids. Her dh Ron, my bil OTH, is the oldest in his family and goes crazy for all 5 of my parents grandchildren. On Xmas eve he was holding a sleeping MAggie in his arms and his parents came in to the party (my brother invites all extended family too) and his mom almost cried and said "Oh Ronny! You need to have a baby!!
post #1693 of 1860
Just because I have a baby doesn't mean I like all kids. Hehehe! There's a few I can think of who are positively demons. Generally I find I don't get along with their parents either, go figure. Luckily most of the ones in the immediate family aren't so bad. The 2.5-y-o has certainly never spit food on me.

I guess I get along better with my in-laws. My own parents are seriously crazy. Like can't get into it, therapists sit on the edge of their chairs with interest when I tell the stories, crazy. When I switch therapists, I basically have a PowerPoint on my parents that we have to go through so things have context. My in-laws are so incredibly...normal? Average on the tacky side? They've driven me nuts here and there. Planning our wedding was not fun. But they are genuinely nice and try really hard. And since they are ten minutes away, we see them more. Not that often, but definitely more than we see my family.
post #1694 of 1860
We see my inlaws more because they are 4 blocks away. Mine are in FL half the year.

This has been a crazy year w my parents and I am thinking of cutting them out of our life until they clean up their act- that is how bad it is.
post #1695 of 1860
O.M.Freeking.G. Guess what showed up on my porch this afternoon? YES. My Amazon Box.

BUT....BUT....BUT.....

Instead of being from the US Postal Service, which is how it was originally shipped and supposedly confirmed and delivered, the box was completely destroyed on one end, taped back up, a tiny duplicate receipt (that is on thermal paper, like from an old fax machine) enclosed in it, and had a FedEx label on top of the USPS label.

I cannot wait to call FedEx tomorrow and find out what the h-e-doubles went on with this package. Find out where this thing originated from. And call the police to let them know I got the package, albeit from the wrong delivery service.

So many bizarre scenarios are running through my mind right now about how this could have gone down....each of them more bizarre than the next!

Good news is, all the kiddies will get their presents, even if they are a week late.


So, here's a fun question: What do YOU think happened to my package that finally made its way to me?

I think it got dumped after whoever stole it realized it was just childrens' books, someone else found it and decided to take pity on me (since it was obviously presents, as I ordered 4 copies of one book and 2 copies of another) and sent it to me, since all they had was the address on the box and our phone number is unlisted...though that doesn't answer the question as to why it was a duplicate receipt and not the original.....(note to self, check credit card transactions after I sign off MDC).


So anyway, there you have it. How unreal. Gotta go email my girlfriends....
post #1696 of 1860
Amy & Helen, and whoever else has family craziness
post #1697 of 1860
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Originally Posted by The4OfUs View Post
O.M.Freeking.G. Guess what showed up on my porch this afternoon? YES. My Amazon Box.

BUT....BUT....BUT.....

Instead of being from the US Postal Service, which is how it was originally shipped and supposedly confirmed and delivered, the box was completely destroyed on one end, taped back up, a tiny duplicate receipt (that is on thermal paper, like from an old fax machine) enclosed in it, and had a FedEx label on top of the USPS label.

I cannot wait to call FedEx tomorrow and find out what the h-e-doubles went on with this package. Find out where this thing originated from. And call the police to let them know I got the package, albeit from the wrong delivery service.

So many bizarre scenarios are running through my mind right now about how this could have gone down....each of them more bizarre than the next!

Good news is, all the kiddies will get their presents, even if they are a week late.


So, here's a fun question: What do YOU think happened to my package that finally made its way to me?

I think it got dumped after whoever stole it realized it was just childrens' books, someone else found it and decided to take pity on me (since it was obviously presents, as I ordered 4 copies of one book and 2 copies of another) and sent it to me, since all they had was the address on the box and our phone number is unlisted...though that doesn't answer the question as to why it was a duplicate receipt and not the original.....(note to self, check credit card transactions after I sign off MDC).


So anyway, there you have it. How unreal. Gotta go email my girlfriends....
I think ummm.. the thief was maybe a teenager. His/her mom found the package and sent it to you.

OR

Someone's dog stole your package (that's why one end of the box is busted) and wrapped it up for his people. When they opened it on Christmas they thanked him and secretly sent it back to you so as not to hurt his feelings...I mean he's just a dog, he doesn't know any better.
post #1698 of 1860
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Originally Posted by Marlow's mom View Post
Someone's dog stole your package (that's why one end of the box is busted) and wrapped it up for his people. When they opened it on Christmas they thanked him and secretly sent it back to you so as not to hurt his feelings...I mean he's just a dog, he doesn't know any better.
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post #1699 of 1860
Heather, I'm so glad you got your package.

Lindsey, I'm diggin that explanation.

Helen - I need me some therapy. My mother has run me through the ringer. Bipolar alcoholics who didn't seek treatment until you were 16 will do that to ya.
post #1700 of 1860
OH WAIT! I know what happened.

USPS delivered it to the wrong house. Instead of just getting it to you, the people who got it by mistake sent it back to Amazon. Amazon freaked out....they knew they needed to get it to you ASAP so they sent it FedEx which is faster than USPS (my Mil is a USPS mail lady...she's slow).
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