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Forum: Learning at School   10-09-2010, 02:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,772
Posted By cedoreilly
I pick up my kids one day a week only because my...

I pick up my kids one day a week only because my DD has dance class right after school and if I let her take the bus home, she would not make it to dance class in time. Her dance school is in the...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   09-25-2010, 03:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,240
Posted By cedoreilly
My daughter is in second grade and still keeps...

My daughter is in second grade and still keeps in close touch with a friend from kindergarten who is in a different school. As long as they still ask about each other, the mother and I will...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-25-2010, 03:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 651
Posted By cedoreilly
I refuse to visit my kids at school because they...

I refuse to visit my kids at school because they tend to act up when I am around. I specific request not to volunteer for my own kid's classroom or when they are in the library. BTDT with not good...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-31-2010, 11:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,682
Posted By cedoreilly
I rarely do playdates. Actually I have not had a...

I rarely do playdates. Actually I have not had a single one this summer. The only kid I have over is a close friend of my DD who she went to kindergarten with and now goes to a different school. The...
Forum: Parenting   08-30-2010, 04:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,189
Posted By cedoreilly
My parents stayed at our place and watched the...

My parents stayed at our place and watched the kids while I gave birth. After that my DH went home and sent my parents home. Both times, it was just one night and the kids did well. Actually my...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-21-2010, 11:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 535
Posted By cedoreilly
As a mother of four, if I get an invite for one...

As a mother of four, if I get an invite for one of my kids for a school friend, I assume it is only for them and not the entire gang (I did take my youngest with me as a babe in arms to some of my...
Forum: Parenting   08-19-2010, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,452
Posted By cedoreilly
I would have DD make her a really nice card and...

I would have DD make her a really nice card and treat her to ice cream with DD.
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-17-2010, 03:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,829
Posted By cedoreilly
The only bottle my youngest would take was the...

The only bottle my youngest would take was the Soothie bottle. My middle boy would only take a sippy cup (rejected bottle completely).
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-13-2010, 11:39 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,236
Posted By cedoreilly
How are walkers treated? I would park on the...

How are walkers treated? I would park on the street and walk your child in as if they were a walker. This is what I did with my kids the few times I dropped them off after getting the evil eye for...
Forum: Parenting   08-12-2010, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 819
Posted By cedoreilly
My three boys share a room. Other than fights...

My three boys share a room. Other than fights some night at bedtime, it work well. It is only their beds and clothes in the room. I would set aside and area where if someone needs some space temp,...
Forum: Parenting   08-02-2010, 04:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,093
Posted By cedoreilly
Once in great while, I would not expect money. I...

Once in great while, I would not expect money. I have done this as a favor for one of my DD's friend's moms. "Hey, the girls are both going to at such and such birthday party. Can you pick up my DD...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-02-2010, 09:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,385
Posted By cedoreilly
There is no toys in the boys room for a reason!...

There is no toys in the boys room for a reason! There was one piece of GeoTrax in the bedroom last year and the 2 year at the time hit the 6 year old over the head with it!! I find toys in the room...
Forum: Parenting   07-30-2010, 12:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,110
Posted By cedoreilly
From my experience, if she insists it is a girl,...

From my experience, if she insists it is a girl, just finding out from the ultrasound will not convince her even more. My DD (3 at the time) wanted a baby sister for my youngest. We only found out...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-29-2010, 02:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By cedoreilly
I have never for my DD who is deaf in one ear....

I have never for my DD who is deaf in one ear. Usually, I verbally or through e-mail touch base with her teacher before school starts. If there is an issue later in the year, I would touch base with...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-25-2010, 10:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 617
Posted By cedoreilly
What you are doing is what we did last year for...

What you are doing is what we did last year for my twin's 6th birthday except we did not have a bounce house. The kids spent all the time running through the sprinklers and trying to soak each other...
Forum: Parenting   07-25-2010, 10:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By cedoreilly
Having flown with two 2.5 year olds and no car...

Having flown with two 2.5 year olds and no car seats (we had a one year old also and did not want to deal with 3 carseats in the airport), BRING THE SEAT!! We totally regretted not having seats for...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-23-2010, 03:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,222
Posted By cedoreilly
I get 3 weeks vacation and 2 weeks sick as well...

I get 3 weeks vacation and 2 weeks sick as well as the usual holidays. My DH gets 4 weeks, two weeks sick and the usual holidays. We work opposite shifts so unless it is like this past spring when I...
Forum: Parenting   07-23-2010, 02:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,203
Posted By cedoreilly
The norm here is 2-3 weeks. I have sent out my...

The norm here is 2-3 weeks. I have sent out my twin's birthday invites a month in advance because their birthday is right after the 4th and I find LOTS of people tend to go away between the end of...
Forum: Parenting   07-23-2010, 02:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,126
Posted By cedoreilly
4 in less than 4 years. 7 year old twins, 5.5...

4 in less than 4 years. 7 year old twins, 5.5 years and 3 years. Crazy, crazy, crazy is all I am going to say. Now that they are older, though, it is so nice that they can all play the same stuff...
Forum: Family Safety   07-17-2010, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By cedoreilly
My DH's car did not have enough room to rearface...

My DH's car did not have enough room to rearface a car seat so the extra carseat was always forwardfacing in that car. My younger two both rode forward facing in his car before I turned him in the...
Forum: Learning at School   07-15-2010, 01:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,810
Posted By cedoreilly
Homework at 4? I have not had anything other...

Homework at 4? I have not had anything other than making a Valentimes' Box once. There are theme days every once in a while but it is not required. My older ones did not have homework until they...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-15-2010, 12:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 778
Posted By cedoreilly
My 3 year old will not sit still but with my...

My 3 year old will not sit still but with my crew I will claim a whole short pew and let him walk the length of the pew as much as he wants. I have found most people just smile at him. Quiet is the...
Forum: Parenting   07-15-2010, 12:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By cedoreilly
My twin's birthday party is this weekend. We are...

My twin's birthday party is this weekend. We are doing baseball cards and candy for the boys. We have a little craft kit, candy and a taira which my DD made for each girl. For the record the candy...
Forum: Parenting Multiples   07-09-2010, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 699
Posted By cedoreilly
Depending on the boys but if you are unsure, I...

Depending on the boys but if you are unsure, I would give them separately with one name on each. Also as a note, my twins don't expect presents from the others friends (they don't have the same...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-09-2010, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By cedoreilly
I took my younger one to see Toy Story in 2D and...

I took my younger one to see Toy Story in 2D and the rest of the gang say it in 3D with their father. Personally, I would stick with 2D for the 3 year old unless he is asking to see it in 3D. There...
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