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Forum: The Childhood Years   10-26-2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 360
Posted By CanBoo
Grew up with cold Halloweens. Always had two...

Grew up with cold Halloweens. Always had two costumes. One to wear at school and a loose one for trick or treating. It was great to get to make two. ;)
Forum: Pets   10-24-2012, 03:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By CanBoo
I used to have a shepherd x retriever who was...

I used to have a shepherd x retriever who was not nice when tethered. She was ok if a human was holding the leash but as soon as she was tied out she turned VERY territorial. I would not have left...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-24-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By CanBoo
DD1 is the same. No adjustable waist ever goes...

DD1 is the same.
No adjustable waist ever goes small enough.
 
Now at almost 6 she can use a belt, but at four she had trouble with a belt and I was in the same boat.
 
These were the only...
Forum: Pets   09-21-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,154
Posted By CanBoo
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by nd_deadhead http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1111245/what-are-the-friendliest-dog-breeds/40#post_17054722)
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Forum: Pets   07-20-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,154
Posted By CanBoo
I am adding my opinion here, but I have to admit...

I am adding my opinion here, but I have to admit I have not read EVERY post.
 
If you are looking for a friendly look, I would make sure you have a dog with floppy ears. It is a big trait that...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-05-2012, 10:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 223
Posted By CanBoo
Just my experience, but it was very positive for...

Just my experience, but it was very positive for us to put dd1 in a 2 days a week full day program while dd2 was a baby. She loved it and it gave me a much needed break to breathe a bit with baby...
Forum: Pets   05-31-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 216
Posted By CanBoo
Ok, I need to know when your crazy puppy calm...

Ok, I need to know when your crazy puppy calm down. Had a puppy before, but we did not have kids. Those crazy puppyhood times were much more manageable back then.

When did your crazy pup calm...
Forum: Pets   05-26-2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,420
Posted By CanBoo
I still miss that dog so bad though. For the...

I still miss that dog so bad though. For the same reason she wasn't so nice with other dogs, she was extremely bonded to us. :( We were her mama for life.
Forum: Pets   05-15-2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,420
Posted By CanBoo
I had a retriever/shepherd X. We had her from 6...

I had a retriever/shepherd X. We had her from 6 weeks to her passing at 9.5 years.
Because she had to be adopted early (unhealthy mom and overfilled shelter could not keep puppies together any...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-15-2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,318
Posted By CanBoo
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by *Eva* http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-07-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,318
Posted By CanBoo
I'd second bigpokey on the 14". Also 16" are not...

I'd second bigpokey on the 14". Also 16" are not all the same size. Somehow some are smaller than others. The Hotrock is one of those smaller ones with a low frame. Also consider that you will get...
Forum: Family Safety   05-07-2012, 12:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 895
Posted By CanBoo
A friend of mine cut a strip of the back of pool...

A friend of mine cut a strip of the back of pool noodles and just stuck them on the edges. Not sure how it was holding, but it was holding. :)
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-17-2012, 09:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 14,933
Posted By CanBoo
Skip the trike. Kids don't learn anything on a...

Skip the trike. Kids don't learn anything on a trike and the pedal ratio is all wrong since there are no gears, no chain. They are pretty much all a pain to pedal. Do your kid a favor and get a...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-17-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,726
Posted By CanBoo
my girls are very sensitive to what they see on...

my girls are very sensitive to what they see on the screen, but i'd also suggest:
Charlotte's web ( the 73 cartoony)
Tinkerbell
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-16-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 828
Posted By CanBoo
I hear you.   I am slowly grieving the idea...

I hear you.
 
I am slowly grieving the idea of a third child. :( It is hard. I am no help for your questioning on #3's demands, but I have to post anyways, so at least you are not alone.
 
I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-03-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 788
Posted By CanBoo
I'd say that he should pack it too. DD ends up...

I'd say that he should pack it too. DD ends up with a very similar lunch to the one I make but if she packs it, then she is happier about it... We use a PlanetBox too... I give her some required...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-19-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 262
Posted By CanBoo
I like the Ikea one. My 5 year old DD can still...

I like the Ikea one. My 5 year old DD can still use it in a pinch.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-19-2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 417
Posted By CanBoo
My 2.5 year old loves glue pieces of scrap...

My 2.5 year old loves glue pieces of scrap fabric, yarn, and ribbons onto a piece of paper.
Forum: Arts & Crafts   01-06-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 429
Posted By CanBoo
My 5 year old is a leftie so it complicates...

My 5 year old is a leftie so it complicates teaching her to knit/crochet. But she really likes working on the knifty knitter with chunnky yarn... That might be a good first step for you? She might...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-06-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 851
Posted By CanBoo
dd1 is 5. In bed at 8, normally asleep by 8:20....

dd1 is 5. In bed at 8, normally asleep by 8:20. Her alarm is programmed for 6 am, it takes her a bit to get up, but she is finally out of bed slowly getting dressed around d 6:30. School bus picks...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-06-2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By CanBoo
My 5 year old gets bored with breakfasts and I...

My 5 year old gets bored with breakfasts and I have to rotate to keep it interesting. Mine eats faster when the food changes. :)
 
I'd suggest a smoothie too.
 
Would she eat an egg? It is so...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-06-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 693
Posted By CanBoo
Don't like the choices either. It is not a...

Don't like the choices either. It is not a question of cuteness. It is not also whether or not he knows he is a boy. If the kiddo is happy in a dress, I am happy to see a happy kid. That's it.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-06-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 151
Posted By CanBoo
When I was pregnant with a toddler, I could not...

When I was pregnant with a toddler, I could not stand anything around the hips/belly area. I preferred either a sling or a podeagi.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-17-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 158
Posted By CanBoo
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by Super~Single~Mama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1333265/bolting#post_16705825)

 
Oh, my ds never...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-17-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 158
Posted By CanBoo
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by Super~Single~Mama http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1333265/bolting#post_16705802)

The stroller isn't...
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