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Forum: Parenting   05-27-2005, 06:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By SillyTreeFairy
Thanks. Your suggestions were helpful. One of...

Thanks. Your suggestions were helpful. One of the reasons I called the parents b/c I didn't know what happend. The first thing I did was ask them to ask their ds what happend, and we progressed from...
Forum: Site Help   05-27-2005, 12:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,844
Posted By SillyTreeFairy
First, I want to say that I really don't want to...

First, I want to say that I really don't want to stir up trouble or create any. However, this is really been on my mind and heart for days. I accidentally created one of the carseat/bf threads when...
Forum: Parenting   05-27-2005, 11:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,047
Posted By SillyTreeFairy
Good luck!!! You are very sweet to want this so...

Good luck!!! You are very sweet to want this so much for your family. It is hard, but things have a way of working out.
Forum: Parenting   05-27-2005, 11:28 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,568
Posted By SillyTreeFairy
I've been thinking about this since I read this...

I've been thinking about this since I read this thread yesterday. There is no way it is appropriate for you MIL to have your dc wipe her. However, my dss is 5 and has been potty trained since about...
Forum: Parenting   05-27-2005, 11:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By SillyTreeFairy
I'll try to make this short, but there a...

I'll try to make this short, but there a background story that goes with my question.

I've been a big part of my dss life since he was a baby so my dh sees me as his parental equal. Anyway, we...
Forum: Parenting   05-26-2005, 09:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 462
Posted By SillyTreeFairy
Oh, and we usually had a min. of 1 night every...

Oh, and we usually had a min. of 1 night every two weeks where we would either watch a movie as a family or play a game. My dh thought he was competitive, but when he played Trivia Pursuit w/ my...
Forum: Parenting   05-26-2005, 08:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 462
Posted By SillyTreeFairy
My family had tons of rituals when I was growing...

My family had tons of rituals when I was growing up. A lot of them were faith based, but many of them were just making the every day memoriable. I.E. we ate almost every night as a family. Since I...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-26-2005, 05:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 726
Posted By SillyTreeFairy
Julie, This is a very difficult situation...

Julie,

This is a very difficult situation for you to be in. Give yourself a bit of a break and know that you are doing the best you can. While you may feel bad that you didn't address the issue...
Forum: Parenting   05-23-2005, 08:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By SillyTreeFairy
O my, I would find that exceedingly annoying,...

O my, I would find that exceedingly annoying, and this is especially hypocritical of me, b/c as a small child, I was literally scared of my own shadow. My parents were very helpful b/c they...
Forum: Parenting   05-22-2005, 08:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,812
Posted By SillyTreeFairy
Dharmamama, I must still disagree with you....

Dharmamama, I must still disagree with you. While lots of things that aren't necessary are still ok and perfectly acceptable, I cannot agree that this occassion was. When I said that there is no...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-22-2005, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 887
Posted By SillyTreeFairy
I agree about going the extra mile. It usually...

I agree about going the extra mile. It usually works out better that way. Dh and I have been on a wear her down with kindness mission for the last 4 years. It is amazing how much resistance to...
Forum: Parenting   05-21-2005, 06:20 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 6,943
Posted By SillyTreeFairy
My mother use to take us out on long car trips...

My mother use to take us out on long car trips to feed or change us, but I hope that I never find it a neccesity. I've been a stepmother since my dss's was a baby, and we never took him out. Of...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-21-2005, 04:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 887
Posted By SillyTreeFairy
Oh, & Magnoliablue, thank you for being so open...

Oh, & Magnoliablue, thank you for being so open and honest. It isn't easy to share stories of our more absurd nature, but I think that being able to express them helps us let them go and prevent...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-21-2005, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 887
Posted By SillyTreeFairy
Thanks, ladies. A card would be a nice gesture,...

Thanks, ladies. A card would be a nice gesture, but I think it wouldn't go over too well. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif I've tried many nice things over the years,...
Forum: Parenting   05-20-2005, 07:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,812
Posted By SillyTreeFairy
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bawling.gif This story made me want to cry. I find it indefensable and I'm surprised to see so many defenses of it. First of all, postparum...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-20-2005, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 887
Posted By SillyTreeFairy
Yesterday, there was a potluck for dss rising...

Yesterday, there was a potluck for dss rising kindergarten class. It was basically to relieve any fears of parents. Actually, it was also one of those things that makes you feel like you are five...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-20-2005, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 725
Posted By SillyTreeFairy
Julie, I realize that you are definately...

Julie,

I realize that you are definately having difficulties with your dh, and it is nice that he has started taking a more hands off approach. The age of your girls and his stricter, more...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-16-2005, 06:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,906
Posted By SillyTreeFairy
May May, did you ever tell him that you don't...

May May, did you ever tell him that you don't appreciate those comments and find them a poor example for him to set for your dd? Or did you just decide that there wasn't any point?
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-16-2005, 06:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 732
Posted By SillyTreeFairy
Her discipline practice up to this point has...

Her discipline practice up to this point has driven us crazy, because dss is a sweet, sensitive kid and no way should he be acting like a brat and having trantrums and discipline concerns at this...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-11-2005, 02:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,062
Posted By SillyTreeFairy
Laura, please vent. Do anything to keep your...

Laura, please vent. Do anything to keep your sanity!! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif

I just sometimes feel I should hold my tongue cause I don't want to get bitter,...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-11-2005, 11:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 732
Posted By SillyTreeFairy
Do any of you have discipline issues that you...

Do any of you have discipline issues that you work on with the X? My dss is a normal 5 year old boy with quite normal behavioral development. Dh & I addressed bad behavior since he started visiting...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-11-2005, 11:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,161
Posted By SillyTreeFairy
I am soooo sorry, and I agree with you that the...

I am soooo sorry, and I agree with you that the relationships with the parents are the most precious things to keep intact, not just for the relationships themselves, but for the child's well being.
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-11-2005, 10:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,906
Posted By SillyTreeFairy
Quote: Originally Posted by wende She was 6...

Quote:
Originally Posted by wende
She was 6 months old when we split up so she's never seen us as anything other than friends. I think that, suprisingly enough, it helped that we were very young...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-11-2005, 10:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,062
Posted By SillyTreeFairy
Guess, I miss the point of this post, but I...

Guess, I miss the point of this post, but I would say I feel guarded in my post. I am a chatty person, but there are lots of things I don't post b/c they seem too critical, and I want to be careful...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   05-11-2005, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,399
Posted By SillyTreeFairy
Ditto here too. It just makes me crazy sometimes.

Ditto here too. It just makes me crazy sometimes.
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