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post #41 of 116
I lost Isaac again yesterday- literally, DH went to one store, I went to another and Isaac went straight to the shoe store to buy a pair of trainers with lights in the soles I think we've found the answer to the question "where DO people think you go to to get these extra kids?" Obviously, Swindon
post #42 of 116
Oh no Helen how scary! Obviously you found him safe and sound.
post #43 of 116
The Duggars have a new special on TV this week. I think on Friday. I set the DVR for it already.
post #44 of 116
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I lost Isaac again yesterday- literally, DH went to one store, I went to another and Isaac went straight to the shoe store to buy a pair of trainers with lights in the soles I think we've found the answer to the question "where DO people think you go to to get these extra kids?" Obviously, Swindon
Oh, that is so scary! Thankfully it all ended ok...It happens to all of us.
post #45 of 116
Yeah, but twice in eight days? : You know, I don't know whether to take it personally and blame myself for being a negligent mother or take it personally because at 7 he doesn't want to be seen dead with me in public :
We have had a big discussion about it, and I think it's sinking in. Touch wood.

Orangefoot was round for lunch, btw, and her girls are lovely So is she
post #46 of 116
Thank you You too. We had a lovely time although as I drove home I was berating myself for talking too much! Frida was asleep before we got two roads away from your house and stayed alseep til we got to school.

Dh was at school too as he wasn't sure if we would be back in time and he had a big swollen lump on his neck. He felt something on his neck as he was riding along on the bike, slapped it and pulled a wasp's bum out of his neck. Ouch. That's the second time in a month: the last one was a wasp that came through the keyhole of the back door as he was locking it one night. I like how he smells bit it seems that wasps do too - this year at least!

Thank you again for your hospitality and I hope we didn't shock you too much
post #47 of 116
We don't have any help.We just moved here so I'm still getting to know people.
I'm not used to help anyway other than DH because we move so often and live so far from family.
My oldest is in public school, he just started Kindergarten.

Yesterday I tried grocery shopping for the next 2 weeks with the 3 younglings.The smartest thing money wise is for me to go to the commissary, a grocery store for military and families.I hate going grocery shopping with the kids but I hate having to go to this store because the customers are all so rude and its always an ordeal.I try to put it off but I really needed to go.We were doing pretty well,dodging the old ladies blocking the lanes as they peruse each and every bell pepper(fine,but move to the side and do it!),getting smacked by the moms with just one baby zipping by.I had just gotten to the freezer section when DD started getting cranky.I looked at my watch and realized that my oldest was getting out of school in an hour and a half.I get in the extremly long line with a now crying DD.I am wearing the baby so I can't pick her up and push the cart.I am getting the "why is she shopping" looks.We finally get to the register and its a trainee.Its now 30 minutes til DS gets out.She slowly rings me up and then the reciept doesn't print.I tell her I gotta go.DS gets out in 15 minutes.I manage to get to the school and unload all 3 sleeping younglings and get to DS's classroom 10 minutes late.He has already been taken to the office in tears.I hugged him so hard.All DH could say was why didn't you leave for the store sooner?: Hello! I drop DS off at school then come home feed the younglings and change them, take my dog out and then load everyone up in the car.It all takes time.
post #48 of 116
Crittersmom, so sorry!

Sometimes I just don't think hubbies understand. I know mine does not. Now, don't get me wrong, he goes shopping with me, but he does not usually go with me when I take the children. So he and I shopping are not the same as me and children shopping. And he just does not understand the time it takes JUST for the children, excluding all the shopping!

When I go 'Real' Shopping, I shop for once a month. And it takes at least four hours at only two stores and usually closer to six. That does not even count the sorting and putting away of everything when we get home.

A couple of weeks ago we did our Shopping Day. The children and I left the house as 10:15, got back home at nearly 3:30 and were still putting things away at supper time! : I am just glad that I only do it once a month!
post #49 of 116
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The Duggars have a new special on TV this week. I think on Friday. I set the DVR for it already.
I'm going to my mom's to watch it because we don't have cable here.
post #50 of 116
l crittersmom

That's the thing I love about DH- he thinks I'm superwoman He recognises that taking DD shopping triples the time involved, let alone taking more than one
post #51 of 116
yesterday we were desparate for a few groceries so I did them after S's pictures and it was so slow that DH had to leave with C and E to get to E's dance class. That was the plan to meet there and for me to get C, but it took too long and M got home from the bus before I made it back home. The poor thing said that she rang the door bell because the door was locked. She was just starting to walk down the block to the SAHM neighbor to ask to borrow her phone when I pulled up. We had a little talk about what is the right thing to do (just what she did) and made sure she knew the phone numbers to call (which she did).
post #52 of 116
bump

and wish me luck
I have all 4 to myself starting at 6pm tonight.
post #53 of 116
I am so proud of myself, yesterday I figured out a way for both the kiddies and me to help each other keep the house clean. We play a game called 20 minute tidey! We set a timer for 20 minutes and see who can clean the most, the person who wins the game gets to pick an activity (reading, puzzles, coloring, ect) to do and we all do it together!

It's working out well, so far.

My kiddies beat me every time (I let them). I think it's boosting their self esteem, it's part of playful parenting ideals that I like and no more frustration and screaming at each other...

Sheal
post #54 of 116
Heehee, that sounds like fun.

we had an eventful few days here. Wednesday we found out that the bump is a boy : I feel like a really bad person because my first thought was "drat, seven years is too long to store handmedowns."
Thursday- you'll like this- I got told by someone that they don't know how I do it because I have three children, one on the way, do some charity stuff and get out of the house before 8am every morning I didn't tell her about the permanently disappearing Isaac or any of the other stuff, I just smiled and said that you never really know how other people live.
And today, we collected conkers, made salt dough models and did some shopping It was nice.
post #55 of 116
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l:

That's the thing I love about DH- he thinks I'm superwoman

you have a great dh!
post #56 of 116
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we found out that the bump is a boy .

Congrats!
post #57 of 116
Helen - A boy! Wow! I have some blue things I can hand me down to you! 10 years is a long time to keep them but I didn't know that I could make girls so I hung on to them.

I'm glad you've had a nice day and I hope you've polished your halo a bit after such a great compliment
post #58 of 116
I have one tote left of baby clothes. I finally weeded out my collection because I probably had enough clothes to clothe a baby for years without buying anything.

But I am just down to my best and favorite baby closes, the ones that mean something to me. My children keep asking me why I have that tote and how long and I going to hang on to it. Sometimes I think, forever!

As for colors, well, I have not dressed my children in proper colors since my son was born (#3). He wore a little bit of #1's & #2's 'girly' colors. But not much because even in pink, he looked too 'boyish'!

Then #4 came around and being a girl, she ended up with tons of blue clothes left over from #3. We were just looking at pictures of Hannah and in so many of them she is wearing blues!

But we have gotten rid of everything else baby. Finally let go of the bouncer than I bought for #4 and the car seat that I had for #1-#7, lost the boosters that I had for #3-#6 in the van fire, gave away the play pen (that was rarely used) that I had for #4-6 and the swing (that all my children loved) that I had from #2-7 and the highchair that was given to #1 by my Hubby's grandmother when we visited.

So basically, if we do have another baby, all I have is a since tote of clothes. It was kinda sad to see all the history and memories slip away as one by one the items that each of my children used were gone. But that's OK. Children grow up. Way too fast, I think, but it happens. And things are just never the same.

Flapjack, congrats on the boy! They can be wonderful. I know my three are. And such bundles of energy compared to my girls. I can understand why God blessed me with two girl cushions and then alternately boy, girl, boy, girl, boy. That way I would not be too shocked by a jolt of too much energy in one setting!
post #59 of 116
Flapjack could you empty your pm box a little bit please so I can squeeze a little message in for you?
post #60 of 116
OMG I must be PMSing or something cuz Jenny your post made me all teary-eyed. I don't want to get rid of my kids' outgrown stuff.
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