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post #141 of 1618
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There is one at New Seasons called Laptop Lunches..... we are getting it for River. It is the one that Vegan lunchbox raves about. There is even a flickr group devoted to them.
Ooh, that's the one I want! Which NS did you see it at? The Sellwood one definitely doesn't have it.
post #142 of 1618
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Nicole
Did you see an LC in Portland or out where you are? If you want to see another one (I can't believe an LC wouldn't know about frenulum issues) I am totally willing to care for Madden at the location of your choice. Let me know if I can help.
aack - no - everyone is misunderstanding! its the ENT (ear nose and throat doctor) that doesn't know about it. which is startling enough....
post #143 of 1618
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aack - no - everyone is misunderstanding! its the ENT (ear nose and throat doctor) that doesn't know about it. which is startling enough....
Oh Lyla, I'm sorry I misunderstood . . . I never thought it was you, I just thought it was an uneducated LC.

[SIZE="6"]Lyla knows what she is talking about!!!![/SIZE]
post #144 of 1618
So I wrote an email to the VFS list. Watch this space.

So tired I seriously feel like crying. But it's Friday.
post #145 of 1618
Beth, I hope everything works itself out soon and you two can settle in to your new life. Can I ask how old Anton is again? Did he just turn 5? Do you think he could be not ready for school yet? Maybe a Pre-K/Daycare situation would be better? If not, just disregard.
post #146 of 1618
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lol! it wasn't the LC that didn't know what she was talking about (at least that's my belief - since it was ME) - it was the ENT...
Sorry, I actually did mean to type ENT, not LC. I'm too tired to be trying to make sense
post #147 of 1618
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Originally Posted by dani76 View Post
Beth, I hope everything works itself out soon and you two can settle in to your new life. Can I ask how old Anton is again? Did he just turn 5? Do you think he could be not ready for school yet? Maybe a Pre-K/Daycare situation would be better? If not, just disregard.
That was the question of the week last week. Yes, he just turned 5. He missed the deadline to start (Portland) public school by a week. I felt that he was ready for school, and he was begging to go. His advisers didn't seem to think he was ready, but I don't know if that's changed since a week and a half ago, when the subject came up. He was having a hard time getting enough sleep, which seems to be resolved.

When we talk about it, though, he's adamant that he really really wants to stay at the school and he loves it, and he seems happy. At the same time, he's still acting out in a younger way, baby-talking, wanting people to do things for him instead of doing them himself. So, I don't know. I'll know whether or not they don't want us to continue at VFS after our meeting next Wednesday. If that's the case, I guess it's daycare for the rest of the year, which I know Sprogly doesn't want, but I don't really know what else I could do in the short term.
post #148 of 1618
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So I wrote an email to the VFS list. Watch this space.

So tired I seriously feel like crying. But it's Friday.
I hope someone can help you out. This seems very difficult without the right support. I really wish I lived closer.

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Dood. I think I went to the Bermuda Triangle in Hell briefly today. It was insane. Just that little pocket between 42nd/sandy/halsey/and yes... hell. I needed to buy one thing, and it was like everyone had gone bat shit crazy. I was trying to turn right onto halsey from 41st, and all of these impatient ya-hoos kept flying into the right lane from the left with zero warning, and only about 2 feet of distance from where I was, so I kept having to slam on my brakes before I could even enter the lane.

Then I get to that ridiculously small parking lot that houses way too many businesses to go to kinko's for something, was lucky enough to find a parking spot, but when we came out of the store, I discovered I had to put Ruby into her car seat from the passenger front seat, because someone who... was lucky they parked next to me, and not someone less patient (because I came close to, but didn't key their car,) parked so close, I could not put her into her car seat from the correct side of the car. I then had to climb over the center console to get into the driver's seat so we could leave.

I get about two blocks away, and THE SAME mini-cooper that was last in line of three cars that almost slammed into us from the left lane on Halsey when we were trying to enter the right lane from 41st, ran a stop sign at 42nd and Tillamook, and almost hit us again. :

Now I remember why I never go there on a Friday afternoon. : I'm just glad to be home now, so I can have some downtime.
post #149 of 1618
Candice..... they had some at the NS in Happy Valley.
post #150 of 1618
Hedy, thinking about a driving experience like that just about makes my brain explode. I hate it. I hate cars so much.

Just wanted to say again how much I appreciate everyone's feedback, support, input about our school ordeal, even if I haven't been able to respond to each post. I'm listening (ok, well, reading) everything with an open mind and heart, and it really, really helps.

Oh, and Joi...I have no words. Seriously, you've saved my ass.
post #151 of 1618
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Sorry, I actually did mean to type ENT, not LC. I'm too tired to be trying to make sense
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Oh Lyla, I'm sorry I misunderstood . . . I never thought it was you, I just thought it was an uneducated LC.

[size="6"]Lyla knows what she is talking about!!!![/SIZE]
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aack - no - everyone is misunderstanding! its the ENT (ear nose and throat doctor) that doesn't know about it. which is startling enough....
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Originally Posted by lylawolf View Post
lol! it wasn't the LC that didn't know what she was talking about (at least that's my belief - since it was ME) - it was the ENT...
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Here is hoping that they start all being good days! Can you go see an LC who does know what she is talking about?


And Happy Birthday, Kristin!
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Nicole
Did you see an LC in Portland or out where you are? If you want to see another one (I can't believe an LC wouldn't know about frenulum issues) I am totally willing to care for Madden at the location of your choice. Let me know if I can help.
Gah!


We saw Lyla and Meg for a consult regarding a latch issue...Sophie has been smacking and can't keep a suction when breastfeeding. So Lyla and Meg recommended a posterior frenotomy (tongue clipping for tongie tie) But the cord under her tongue doesn't come all the way to the front of her gum (anterior) it's more in the back. At least that is my understanding...

Lyla and Meg were more than helpful!

So we went to the ENT that we saw with Madden who did his tongue clipping...

Here's the thing though, the ENT says she doesn't see an issue, but observed me breastfeeding, offered her advice, and wants more info to help understand what the issue is. She, the ENT doesn't know what a posterior frenulum is, but she says that she doesn't feel comfortable doing the clipping in the office and that Sophie would need to go to the operating room...Why would I let Sophie go in the operating room w/a doctor who doesn't understand the procedure??? : She's my baby, yk!
post #152 of 1618
Uh, I wouldn't allow a doctor who hadn't previously done that procedure to work on either of my kids, that's for sure!
post #153 of 1618
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Originally Posted by RainbowEarthFaerie View Post
Well, I've talked to Alexia and we've agreed to stick it out at least until I can get another meeting with her teacher. She's so advanced that they don't know what to do with her. At home, she's reading Harry Potter. At school, she's reading a book that has 2 words per page. Her math homework yesterday was a "connect the dots" puzzle. On our "own time", she does her multiplication.
It can't be a teacher issue. Normally I would agree, but it isn't just the teacher. She's been a first grade teacher for 9 years. The teacher prior to that had been teaching kinder for almost 30 years. The counselors can't deal with her, the office people can't deal with her. Everyone tells me how sweet and bright she is, but she just doesn't seem to want to do what she's told. I know that I can't expect her to be a mindless robot, but is it too much to ask for her to respect that the other children still need to learn and she can't interrupt their learning time?
Eliza.. She is BORED OUT OF HER FREAKING MIND. That is why she is acting up. It IS the teacher. I don't care how many years experience she has, she obviously doesn't have experience with a gifted child. One who can read Harry Potter and do multiplication in what 1st grade?

DH was that child. Always, always, always in trouble. His mom refused for some unknown reason to allow him to skip a grade and he was so freaking bored. But he was labeled as lazy and a trouble maker. He was always sent out of the room when they had guest speakers. I am positive he had/has undiagnosed ADD.

When we first got married and would go out to eat.. he would build things with the sugar and or jam on the table. He would do not so nice things with the salt and sugar jars, and actually got kicked out of a restaurant for three years becuase of his antics. He calmed down A LOT when he became a vegetarian. I don't know if that has anything to do with anything.. it's just the timing. He might have just decided to grow up too. OK back to the point.. you can see what type of a "child" he was... the schools didn't know what to do with him.. so they didn't do anything with him. They even refused to allow him in GATE because he had "behavioral problems."

So what I suggest is asking to get Alexia tested. IQ test.. or whatever it is the schools do. Find out where she falls. Then demand that they accommodate her. And none of this pull out once a week worksheet garbage. The WORSE thing they can do for TAG students is give them EXTRA work. They need to be giving more challenging work, not more work. They also should not be tutoring the other students in the classroom (which some teachers resort too.)

Anyway.. start there.. and see where it leads you.
post #154 of 1618
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all right mamas, I got a whole chicken, how do I cook it? :
post #155 of 1618
roast it, in the bottom of a roasting pan chop one onion, some carrots and celery put the bid on top, tuck in the wings, tie the legs, salt and pepper and oliveoil/butter, and roast 350 til its done, an hour or so i think.

so says the vegetarian.
post #156 of 1618
OMG Maddy is sleeping! I'm not really into the late nap, but this kid has not slept during the day in months. We went to the post office and the car ride knocked her out. Amelia is sleeping too. If my hooha wasn't still hurting, I'd totally take advantage of Cliff right now . Instead, I'm wasting time on MDC!

This is how I roast a chicken. But that requires brining and it wouldn't be done very soon. For future reference, though, it's delish! Follow Tiff's instructions for this time. It generally takes 90 min or so for me... sometimes longer. I err on the side of longer.
post #157 of 1618
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all right mamas, I got a whole chicken, how do I cook it? :
I just rub olive oil all over it, and sprinkle salt and pepper. Then cook for about 1:20 at 350. Oh, and take the guts out first. Let cool for 10-15 minutes before cutting up.
post #158 of 1618
Oh, well, everyone else's recipes are more interesting. I usually just roast it to gather the meat for future meals and to make broth. Gotta keep it plain.
post #159 of 1618
P.S. Brining really is awesome. I used a brine for my turkey last year and it was freaking awesome!
post #160 of 1618
I also do a lot of brining for chickens, turkeys, and pork. But I start in a hot oven and then kick it back to 350 for the rest of cooking time because I like a really crispy skin.




Crispy skin ......... that sounds funny. I am going to start a punk band called crispy skin and the botox.
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