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Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-04-2009, 12:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 988
Posted By levar
My son is just 9 yrs old, but last week we had...

My son is just 9 yrs old, but last week we had our first 'date' where I took him to dinner (I drove, I paid) but HE was other-wise 'in charge' and picked the restraunt, opened doors, held my chair,...
Forum: Pets   06-04-2009, 12:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,340
Posted By levar
If it's not too late, start asking around to...

If it's not too late, start asking around to others with dogs to see if they can watch your dog, then you watch theirs later, etc.

We had 2 cats and 2 dogs, now down to 1 dog. We left the cats...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   02-14-2008, 09:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,115
Posted By levar
One idea that has helped me alot (sort of like...

One idea that has helped me alot (sort of like the FlyLady sink, but really, a sink is not my style?) is: I set up a VERY serious rule about my living room (admitedly I have a family room too, thank...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-16-2008, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By levar
My Son is like this. My Sister was too as a...

My Son is like this. My Sister was too as a child. We've sort of just split the difference when we can.

For arts-n-crafts I usually try to come up with an idea that is "close" that he can do. For...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   01-15-2008, 03:53 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,086
Posted By levar
I wear mine 24x7x365. I can't get them off...

I wear mine 24x7x365. I can't get them off easily. I have a ring dish (one of those weird things with the finger) for when I am doing heavy cleaning without gloves, but mostly I wear gloves.

I...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-30-2007, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,870
Posted By levar
My son and his friends used to re-enact the...

My son and his friends used to re-enact the animal rescues from Go Deigo Go. And the rescues from Rescue Heroes. I'd pack a water bottle and "map" in a back pack and send them to opposite sides of...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-04-2007, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By levar
I bought padded underwear and character...

I bought padded underwear and character underwear a size larger. My son wore 2 pair of padded underwear, then padded underwear under regular underwear for about 2 years! I just carried extra padded...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-04-2007, 02:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 433
Posted By levar
I'd like to join your club too!! I was SAH the...

I'd like to join your club too!! I was SAH the last 5 years while PT trying to start a cake business. That flopped so I am finally going back to work FT in SW Dev/QA. I have been "seriously" looking...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   10-04-2007, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By levar
I schedule my time like a job ... a To Do list...

I schedule my time like a job ... a To Do list of errands and the time to do it, and then STOP "working" [sort of like a five 'o clock whistle] ... and schedule "sit" time and "play" time too!!...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   09-14-2007, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By levar
Quote: Originally Posted by Amys1st...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Amys1st http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/9170230)
Maybe you can have your sitter come by for a...
Forum: Television   09-14-2007, 01:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By levar
If you dont like what you're reading, stop...

If you dont like what you're reading, stop reading. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif

Oh Mi Goodness!! I am SO excited!! After FIVE read them FIVE years without cable TV...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-11-2007, 06:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 937
Posted By levar
My son is in second grade this year. He's...

My son is in second grade this year. He's already been in trouble for rolling his pencil on the desktop during discussion time. ?!? In K his 2 big episodes-of-trouble were 1) kissing his...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-07-2007, 09:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By levar
1) Long live The Wiggles!! 2) Check out a few...

1) Long live The Wiggles!!
2) Check out a few dance class videos at the local library! We did, and learned line and ballroom (sort of) together. I even found one about Hip Hop and THAT was THE best...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-07-2007, 09:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,669
Posted By levar
Not there yet either, Age 7. In the last year or...

Not there yet either, Age 7. In the last year or so I noticed IF he has a zipper that is really easy he will sometimes use it. Maybe 1 out of 10? Not sure why. I do know that he doesnt use a zipper...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-07-2007, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By levar
I dont think "stubborn" is a 'bad' thing either?...

I dont think "stubborn" is a 'bad' thing either? I am stubborn. Always have been. And I am VERY successful at most everything I try, BECAUSE my personality is stubborn!

Think of the good side......
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-30-2007, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By levar
Do you have a yard? Can his friends come to your...

Do you have a yard? Can his friends come to your house? That might help you sudo-watch him. Might be all that is needed.

My best friend has 12, 8, and 7 year olds. The 12 year old, since I've...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-30-2007, 01:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 597
Posted By levar
We have 1 movie on the weekend. Usually Saturday...

We have 1 movie on the weekend. Usually Saturday morning so we can sleep in. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif I just dont let the TV be turned on otherwise. I am firm.
Forum: Parenting   08-21-2007, 05:11 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,744
Posted By levar
Now I am Mom in public, Mama at home, and MommEE...

Now I am Mom in public, Mama at home, and MommEE when my son is hurt, and Daddy-Mommy when my son is tired. [Hubby is Mommy-Daddy.]

Until about 2 yrs old though, I was "Booby". Literally!...
Forum: Site Help   08-21-2007, 04:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,986
Posted By levar
I would like to see an onlies forum too. I have...

I would like to see an onlies forum too. I have searched out individual threads but they are too tough to read through most of the time. I become fustrated and often dont post (or read through a...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   08-20-2007, 07:00 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,202
Posted By levar
I do laundry on a regular basis. BUT if the...

I do laundry on a regular basis. BUT if the laundry isnt in the hamper, or not in the hamper on the day I do whites, darks, etc THEN the rule in our house is "fend for yourself". For example, if...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   08-20-2007, 06:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 981
Posted By levar
Except for house size (Ours is only 1800 sq ft)...

Except for house size (Ours is only 1800 sq ft) and extra kid (we only have one), you sound like ME before I quit to be SAH.

First, check out FlyLady.org. Review the website ideas, get a book or...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   08-20-2007, 05:58 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,196
Posted By levar
I dont make much money, but I work for "spending...

I dont make much money, but I work for "spending cash" by doing an assortment of odd-jobs.

I work as Church Secratary for 2 different churches when ever they are "in between" regular staff....
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   08-08-2007, 03:05 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,604
Posted By levar
I get up at 7:30am on school days and between...

I get up at 7:30am on school days and between 7:30 and 9am on non-school days. (Depends on the demands of the day, etc.) Hubby gets up at 6am and leaves for work at 7am M-F. He has the same schedule...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   08-08-2007, 02:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,761
Posted By levar
SAH to a 7 yr old active boy. I have a "stock"...

SAH to a 7 yr old active boy. I have a "stock" answer to the "its easier" question... Basically I explain that *I* am the playmate and *I* cant tell my son to go play with his silbilings while I get...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   08-08-2007, 02:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,021
Posted By levar
I have a spirited 7 yr old boy. Until he was...

I have a spirited 7 yr old boy. Until he was about 3 yrs old a good friend had a boy 2 yrs older that was/is very mellow. She was SO negative to me about my child vs hers etc. [Comparing, Me the Bad...
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