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post #101 of 147
We don't have enough kids the right ages to really use buddies, and if I did, we wouldn't use buddies per say anyway. I think the kids should help out to learn responsibility, empathy, helping, etc.

So the kids (as they do now) would be helping with certain things that I ask like grabbing a diaper, taking clothes out to the washer, helping someone with their shoes, getting a bandaid for a younger one, etc.

But the Duggar buddies thing bugs me. And I am not going to make my kids have to take care of my responsibilities because I am having more kids.. yada yada. They're all my own responsibility. Guess that's why I should stick with the four huh? Hubby SO agrees
post #102 of 147
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We sort of do buddies- whoever's closest gets handed Skye's shoes and asked for help to put them on. To be honest, the toddler is my biggest ally in getting people out of the house.
We're on a tight morning schedule- we have an hour to get everyone up, dressed and out of the house for school. Boys have morning baths (bedwetting issues), dressed, breakfast- porridge in the slow cooker for six months of the year, shoes on, lunchboxes out of the fridge and straight out of the door. Skye has breakfast first (messy eater) dressed and out. Lunches get made the night before, breakfast dishes get done by the person who uses them and I do the slow cooker. Oh, and everyone has to be done with the bathroom before my FIL's carer arrives at 8am or so.

I had the coolest moment yesterday- 3 small children strapped in the back seat of a small car, the toddler getting restless and hit her oldest brother on the nose. While I was counting to ten, I heard "ooh, Alex, are you OK? That looked like it really hurt. Skye, Alex is really sad that you hit him and his nose is hurting."

I love my kids sometimes.
post #103 of 147
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Originally Posted by flapjack View Post
I had the coolest moment yesterday- 3 small children strapped in the back seat of a small car, the toddler getting restless and hit her oldest brother on the nose. While I was counting to ten, I heard "ooh, Alex, are you OK? That looked like it really hurt. Skye, Alex is really sad that you hit him and his nose is hurting."

I love my kids sometimes.
I'm smiling at that! You must be so proud
post #104 of 147
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Oooh, I'm going to send the anti-Duggar patrol to your house.
I....can't......breath....
post #105 of 147


I just finished the best book ever. Seriously, I think it's life changing, and I don't say that easily. It's called A Mother's Rule of Life by Holly Pierlot. She has five kids. It's a little scheduling, a little time management, a lot of spirituality. Very, very helpful.

I've been seriously curtailing my computer time AND I've been trying to go to bed earlier. Which means by the time I get online I feel like all I have time for is mod stuff. Which sort of sucks.
post #106 of 147
Thread Starter 
Annettemarie. That (the lack of 48 usable hours in one day) sucks, but the book sounds like it really hit a chord with you.
post #107 of 147
Where is the vomiting smiley? Oh I don't think I couldn't look at it now....

We have caught a bug that is going around and dd2 was the first with sick and runny poo the day before yesterday but yesterday afternoon ds1 was sick at a friend's house and it all went downhill from there. By 3.30am I had dh, ds2 and dd1 all sick at once and only one bathroom.

Dd2 woke up started wandering about because everyone was out of bed and the lights were on so she thought it was time to get up.

It all seemed so ridiculous that I just couldn't stop laughing in between using the fish slice to clean the carpet, stripping beds and going into the garden to get the plastic bowl the children play with in the sand pit. Honestly I have never seen anything like it and I used up my whole stash of terry squares in an hour.

By 5am eveyone was asleep again but they have all continued to be sick and its nearly 3pm. I feel ver queasy but have uised mind over matter to reist the vomiting but I feel terrible.

Any tips on cleaning a hessian doormat?
post #108 of 147
Thread Starter 
I'd just soak it in the bath with some bicarb overnight and throw it in the washing machine I'm sorry your family have come down with this bug, and may you get the nurturing you need.
post #109 of 147
Thanks Helen. I've been sick now too so its a good thing that ds1 is beginning to recover and has been able to watch the girls while dh and I just lie in bed shivering and sweating. I've ventured downstairs to check the business email and chop some veg for a clear broth and see if anyone wants any.

We have never all been ill like this togther before and its a bit of a shock: I wish my mum was closer to us

I'm back off to bed now but thank you for your kind thoughts

Rachel
post #110 of 147
Not sure if this is the right way to do this but...

Just popping in here to say that a fellow MoM could use our support. momuveight2b had her little one - details here:

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=736091
post #111 of 147
Thread Starter 
Oh no Anne and Nathaniel
post #112 of 147
Praying for Nathaniel (and Anne and the whole family!)
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post #114 of 147
That is funny. What makes it funny is that it describes our grocery shopping trips almost perfectly.
post #115 of 147
Just curious we only have 3 currently but are in the process to foster/adopt at least one more that is if my social worker ever finishes home study: is that enough for this thread?:
post #116 of 147
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Originally Posted by annettemarie View Post
I saw this in TAO a few days ago and while I think it's hilarious, there's one thing I want to know: how come when I go to the grocery store with my kids, mine are the only ones I *ever* see behaving that way? Everyone has posted that their trips are similar but I never get to see those people at the store. I would love to see another family with crazy kids like mine - we'd be like kindred spirits or something.
post #117 of 147
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Originally Posted by JBaxter View Post
Just curious we only have 3 currently but are in the process to foster/adopt at least one more that is if my social worker ever finishes home study: is that enough for this thread?:
Welcome! I hope 4 is enough b/c I've been hanging out here I hope the paperwork gets finished soon so that you can move forwards - how awesome that you guys are adopting!
post #118 of 147
Thread Starter 
Yeah, I don't even have the fourth yet. OTOH, I do all of my shopping via the internet and organic box schemes, apart from the meat. Occasionally, I feel the need to tell my kids to put their shoes on, I'm taking them to the butchers : It's amazing how quickly it can calm down one of THOSE days
post #119 of 147
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Originally Posted by prairiemommy View Post
I saw this in TAO a few days ago and while I think it's hilarious, there's one thing I want to know: how come when I go to the grocery store with my kids, mine are the only ones I *ever* see behaving that way? Everyone has posted that their trips are similar but I never get to see those people at the store. I would love to see another family with crazy kids like mine - we'd be like kindred spirits or something.
Have you seen the movies, such as "You've Got Mail" and Hanks is knocking at the door, the place is a mess and she is running around cleaning up the mess looking like a lunatic? Like a second before opening the door she flips her hair back, puts her hands on her hip and the tosses the door open like she does not have care in the world and looks to Hanks like she has everything under control.

This is how my shopping experiences go. The kids go NUTS : down the isles, but as soon as someone appears at the corner they miraculously turn into perfect little children! So they are there, you just can't catch them in the act!
post #120 of 147
flapjack,

What are organic box schemes?
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