These are all so funny. Thanks!
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10/2/08 at 7:59pm
Oh... Waldorf PC! : I'm not judging... But you might get something out of hearing from a mom with a little older child and his friends:
I have two friends whose children have OCD tendencies and symptoms and the mom's truly believe they "caused" it themselves. Although, I don't believe they caused it, they certainly didn't help by being horrific germaphobes when the DC's were little. My one friend's son is grossed out now by his own Legos. He's sure they are dirty and scrubs his hands repeatedly after playing (until they hurt him, poor guy) The mom "gets" that she spent his first 6 years constantly stressing over germs, telling him to put things down etc. She's really sorry she put so much energy and emphasis on this.
In my own experience, I was one of those (not very AP or NFL, at the time) moms who did everything "perfect". Changed ds's outfits at the first sign of drool, had a system for everything. Perfectly clean everything. Our baby gear looked brand new after our usage of it. Multiple baths and mini-baths/showers a day. I remember his first three years more as an assembly line of care, not really being spiritually attentive, does that make sense?? My son is still afraid to touch anything that might be messy (dough, finger paints etc.) or try anything new he's scared he won't get right the first time. I needed to relax, big time! If we have future DC's they will get the benefit of a non-perfect, not germaphobe mommy. It gets in the way of living in the moment. I wish I had a do-over.
I so agree with the below quote too! (consider reading books or reaching out to a parenting coach/class about typical behaviors and learning stages. Mouth exploration is critical to this age group. It might seem like its just a teething thing, but its not. Mouthing is a learning/stimulus thing most of all.)
And my mom rode with out a carseat as a baby and she never got hurt.
I've been on a lot of trampolines and the only game we were ever allowed to do with more than one person was for 2 people and one of us was sitting. We certainly weren't allowed to bounce about at random with more than one person on the trampoline.
Of course, those big circular trampolines with no marks freak me out. How are you supposed to have any idea of how much bounce you'll get when you land if you don't know where the center is?
Wow! I think you are the only one to enforce such a rule.
I can remember that when I was a child, about five or six of us were on there at a time. We played many fun games. None of us got hurt. We had loads of fun.
Playing on the trampoline was one of my favorite things growing up, we would all jump on it and see who could steal each others bounce!
I have no way to explain what that means but if you have ever jumped on a trampoline with people you know! xD
We did all sorts of stupid things on the trampoline you can practically ice skate if you put dish soap and water all over it.
The sound of two children colliding midair on a trampoline is not a pleasant one and a boundry net will do nothing to prevent it.
1) No drooling on mommy on purpose, yes I know the cat does it but that doesn't mean you can.
2) If you want to pretend to be the cat pee-peeing on the floor, that is fine, but I will not pretend to clean up the pretend pee-pee.
3) No I will not be a hook to hang things from.
4) Do not squeeze mommy's nose or try to turn it.