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post #41 of 110
WOw! I forgot about that! We ended up putting them in PS when the year started. THey were in there through spring break and we noticed how much their attitudes and interactions changed, and how much better they were just over winter break, and we yanked them back out. We are homeschooling again, and goign through a program throught he district so they can take some fun classes they wouldn't be able to otherwise because of money issues. THey really like it, and I am happy to have them home. We all missed them so much during the day. Especailly my younger kids, they would ask all day when we were picking them up. LOL

Oh, and Maddy gained 10 pounds in the 2 months they were in school. I imagine it was from eating school breakfast and lunch 5 days a week, and being stuck at a desk all day instead of able to run around a lot. She dropped most of it just being home since spring break, and we are not uber healthy...
They ate school food because we got it for free(as did all their friends), and they always wanted to eat there...never again!

I know what oyu mean about the exposure. Sometimes I just want to lock them all up and keep them away from that stuff, it truly breaks my heart to see how these kids treat each other.
post #42 of 110
We took Jett to a podiatrist on Friday to have his foot evaluated by someone with a shred of intelligence, unlike the Urgent Care staff. (sorry I never got back to y'all about them...I really do want to tell you, but it's long and not important) Anyway, he's fine, likely sprained it a bit.

He spent Monday night through Wednesday sick as heck. He vomited a small amount each night, which was all that he had just eated...only a few bites. He spent the rest of the time nursing constantly and had a fever wavering between 101 and 102. He got better and has been a classic case of Terrible Two since then. His tantrums have quadrupled or more. He is a "Baby Full of No" all the time, as DH calls him. He is really, really trying to deal with. After a series of tantrums, and then a short period of pleasantness, he walks to the table, picks up his cup and slowly pours it on the floor. I need to find the GD way to handle that one....not wanting to do the wrong thing, I just basically ignored it, cleaned it up and said, "Why on earth did you do that?" Ugh.

He's been stuffy today, too....I think it's from spending some time in the nursery at the gym. Shanon and I just got a Gold's membership and went a few times times this week, probably where he got each bug.

Mamamoo, nice to hear your updates!!
post #43 of 110
Jaclyn-sorry to hear Jett is having such a rough time. Iris has been sick on and off with a cold that seems to have crankiness and tantrums as a symptom.:
post #44 of 110
Wow, I think Jett must be channeling Aiden... When he gets into a bad mood he is such a... well, we'll just say he's very challenging. One of two things usually works; ignoring him & putting everything up out of reach, then waiting for the series of tantrums to end, or becoming incredibly energetic & play/cajoling him out of his mood.

Of course I usually do #3; get all irrate & keep telling him to "STOP doing that!! NO!"


We had some excitement here today -- after a TERRIBLE night of Aiden being up constantly & me being up constantly because of feeling super duper nausious (sp??) I ended up being hugely sick all over a decent sized area of the living room & stairs at 6:30 am. Joy. Tim had to leave for a business trip 2 hours later, so he helped me clean up as much as possible, said he was sorry & left. A little after he left I ended up worried I was in labor & talked to the midwife, but she thinks it's just some wierd flu thing. This little goober has dropped so low it's really making me nervous; but then he comes back up & does some gymnastics thing which keeps making me feel sick again. Ah, the joys of being full term (37 weeks technically). Anywho, enough whining here!

I hope everyone gets better soon -- all these bugs going around are really sucky!
post #45 of 110
hi mamas, I've missed everyone! I haven't even had time to lurk to catch up.

we had a stomach bug here two weeks ago that just knocked us flat. wyatt got so tired of puking, he'd just cry and cry. at one piont, wyatt fell asleep on the bathmat while his daddy puked and i slept in the hall after crawling away from teh bathroom. funny now - not then! I never imagined we'd all get sick at once!

wyatt is talking up a storm just amazingly vocal. sayign things like "some monsters have butts. mommy has a bigger butt than wyatt. actually, daddy has a butt, too. we both have butts!" and the like. adorable.

when he is adorable he is adorable...... when he isn't : WOW what a hadnfull. he has been having daily meltdowns in the middle of good days. just loosing it, really - kicking, flailing, crying. today he was crying because we wouldn't let him play with a pliers without supervision (he said "no wyatt play with it by myself") - twenty minutes later, he was nursing and whimpering and everyonce in a while, he'd detach and say "wyatt still cryign about the tools" thats how he fell asleep.

we are really considering night weaning. i'm just worried that it will a) be a tremendous pain in the a** and b) only make him more tantrum prone and clingy in the day time.

hugs to all who need them!!
post #46 of 110
Aiden is making me insane with this refusing to take my word for it stuff. Today he was having a royal fit because I wouldn't let him just eat an egg -- it wasn't cooked yet! No matter how I explained it he didn't believe me. Finally I got a bowl down & said "here! eat it, go ahead and open it & eat it!" When he broke it open & got slimed he FINALLY believed me & let me cook the darn thing. Later he did the same thing when he saw the bananas that were still an itty bit green. He doesn't like them like that but after a fit I said here, go ahead...predictably, I now have a banana with one bite taken out of it sitting on the table (with the 1/2 chewed piece sitting next to it on a napkin).

Ah the joy of headstrong children...
post #47 of 110
Posting really quick to sub! I have been so busy that I haven't checked in here in a while, but from the last couple of posts, it sounds like we're right on track with you. I need to let DP read this thread, to show him that Marcos isn't the only one with a split personality!
Remember that old poem, about the

'little girl who had a little curl right in the middle of her forehead'?

"And when she was good, she was very very good
But when she was bad, she was horrid!"

That's Marcos! But I <3 my boy so much.

I think wistfully about nightweaning too, but he is getting all 4 molars at once and I just can't do it to him right now. But I have been telling him, after especially long nursings with many side-switches, that my nuhs are tired and they need to go to sleep now. That has worked surprisingly well.
post #48 of 110
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Originally Posted by Lula's Mom View Post
Posting really quick to sub! I have been so busy that I haven't checked in here in a while, but from the last couple of posts, it sounds like we're right on track with you. I need to let DP read this thread, to show him that Marcos isn't the only one with a split personality!
Remember that old poem, about the

'little girl who had a little curl right in the middle of her forehead'?

"And when she was good, she was very very good
But when she was bad, she was horrid!"

That's Marcos! But I <3 my boy so much.

I think wistfully about nightweaning too, but he is getting all 4 molars at once and I just can't do it to him right now. But I have been telling him, after especially long nursings with many side-switches, that my nuhs are tired and they need to go to sleep now. That has worked surprisingly well.
That is so funny! I was just thinking about that poem the other day. I wish VIolet would nightwean...at least before the new babe comes. Sam is just now nightweaning though and he is over 4. My older two NW at about three...
post #49 of 110
ugh, we got hit by that bug too. Max was going out both ends for about a week. He was a real sweetie about it though. In between bouts, he was his normal happy playful self. Then *bam* it would hit again. I hope all the babies (and mamas!) get better quickly!
post #50 of 110
Sorry to hear about all the sickies. So far, knock on wood, we have missed out on all the fun! Niko is still mellow most of the time but when he gets mad, oh boy! He yells, hits, spits and throws himself down on the floor. Not sure how to handle the hitting,which is what I am most worried about.

He loves to hit his sister because she really reacts to it. Siblings!?!
post #51 of 110
have to share these two funny things:

a couple of days ago, wyatt watching daddy pee: "Nice penis, daddy."

yesterday, watching me pee: "Hold your penis down, mommy" (so it doesn't splash all over). me: "I don't have a penis, honey." Wyatt, look of confusion and extreme concern, "Find it mommy. Find it!"

post #52 of 110
rainy -- I get that sort of thing sometimes... then the looks of sympathy when I explain that mamas/girls don't have penis'...
post #53 of 110
We had the opposite for a while with dd and dh....

Happy Valentine's Day Mamas and Babies!!!

Kazmir, ds does the same. He gets such a reaction out of dd and she won't listen to me when I tell her that he's doing it for the reaction. The hair pulling is really rough.
post #54 of 110
OOoh, Violet is a pincher! I have trouble keeping her nails short enough. SHe's goten better, but still manages to get unsuspecting kiddos now and then.
post #55 of 110
My kids are driving me insane! Last night we had to put away the new bean bag chairs they got for Christmas cause they both wanted to sit on the same one. Or at least Niko wanted to sit on the one Sara was on. Here is the senario: Sara sits down, Niko walks over and trys to climb on, Sara whines "Noooooooooo!!! Niiikkkoooo!" Niko thinks its funny, keeps on coming, Sara whines " Stoooopppp Nikkoooo" He takes a swing at her, she pushes back. Someone gets hurt. DH gets involved, I ignore it all and keep making dinner. Oh the joy of our house in the evening!

I my kids, but sometimes its hard.

I am hitting the GD board hard today!
post #56 of 110
Kazmir -- I'd hide them for a while too! Then again my approach to confrontation is often avoidance, so...


My irritation lately is the "I want somethin' to eat" followed by a "no, I don't want that" to everything I suggest. Sometimes I'm too nice -- I guess I need to put a couple things on a plate & say "eat it or starve." grrr
post #57 of 110
Oh, irritations, fun topic!

Ours is "wash hands??" and by wash hands he actually means throw water all over the bathroom. I can't take a pee with out a tantrum if I don't get him the stool out first so he can play in the sink. Well, little man, mommy doesn't want to clean up water every 15 minutes. I'm almost 36 weeks pregnant. I pee a lot. :
post #58 of 110
Both of those happen at my house too!~ Water play! Niko will stand at the sink for an hour if I let him and Sara doesn't like anything in the house to eat almost daily! DH tells me I give too many choices too!
post #59 of 110
Just checking in, in case you haven't been following my blog like thing on Owen's site

We're doing great. We are getting our first real snowstorm of the winter, which is messed up, b/c we live in Vermont! We are so excited, DH and the boys have opened a window and are playing w/toys in the snow We have about a foot and a half and the worst hasn't even come yet We're enjoying a nice snow day.

Owen is so different than Aidan. I was just reading all your posts about tantrums and remembered them with Aidan. That child is so full of fire!! But, Owen is just so mellow and happy all the damn time He'll tantrum rarely and just loves to exist. It is so shocking to me how different 2 children could be with the same kind of parenting. When I was pregnant w/Aidan and knew we'd be doing the AP thing, I knew I would have a mellow, happy, easygoing babe--how could I not right? That is what Dr. Sears said, and I read all his books, how easy I would have it b/c I was so prepared Oh, life is funny.

I'm doing fantastic, just started a new cancer treatment which is kicking my ass and killing lots and lots of cancer cells in the process. I am so excited and so full of love and excitement and devoid of any fear whatsoever. I am so lucky and blessed.

Much love to all of you,
Amy
post #60 of 110
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Originally Posted by kazmir View Post
My kids are driving me insane! Last night we had to put away the new bean bag chairs they got for Christmas cause they both wanted to sit on the same one. Or at least Niko wanted to sit on the one Sara was on. Here is the senario: Sara sits down, Niko walks over and trys to climb on, Sara whines "Noooooooooo!!! Niiikkkoooo!" Niko thinks its funny, keeps on coming, Sara whines " Stoooopppp Nikkoooo" He takes a swing at her, she pushes back. Someone gets hurt. DH gets involved, I ignore it all and keep making dinner. Oh the joy of our house in the evening!

I my kids, but sometimes its hard.

I am hitting the GD board hard today!
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Originally Posted by shalena View Post
Oh, irritations, fun topic!

Ours is "wash hands??" and by wash hands he actually means throw water all over the bathroom. I can't take a pee with out a tantrum if I don't get him the stool out first so he can play in the sink. Well, little man, mommy doesn't want to clean up water every 15 minutes. I'm almost 36 weeks pregnant. I pee a lot. :
I see we all live in the same house. (except of course I'm not pregnant )

Amy,
I'm so happy things are going so well for you guys. You are all so strong!
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