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Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-12-2003, 06:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 674
Posted By Susan123
wherever you took the lesson, i would be raising...

wherever you took the lesson, i would be raising h!ll with the management of the place. do a search on toddler swim lessons and you'll see the huge raging controversy about dunking kids during...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-06-2003, 09:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 688
Posted By Susan123
My DS *LOVES* the play silks he has. I think...

My DS *LOVES* the play silks he has. I think they're perfect for a two year old. They are his absolute favorite toy.... and he has a lot of pretty good toys, but those are the thing he plays with...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-31-2003, 09:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,106
Posted By Susan123
watch out for the raisins though -- i would...

watch out for the raisins though -- i would personally watch any child carefully when they're eating raisins, because a lot of times kids stick raisins in their nose for some reason. They can get...
Forum: Parenting   05-31-2003, 02:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 751
Posted By Susan123
To be honest, I think most people just like to...

To be honest, I think most people just like to talk about themselves. So I would probably respond to their advice in these situations by just asking them follow up questions and letting them talk....
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   05-10-2003, 08:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By Susan123
I saw a tv special on Kid Rock once years ago...

I saw a tv special on Kid Rock once years ago and downloaded some of his songs off napster way back when. I thought he was cute and funny, and I like his voice. He definitely has a "rock star" image...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-10-2003, 07:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 541
Posted By Susan123
I say please and thank you and I expect my son...

I say please and thank you and I expect my son will too one day.... but for now I'm just SICK of please and thank you. Especially please... since all my son's friends moms starting in on withholding...
Forum: Parenting   05-10-2003, 07:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 718
Posted By Susan123
My mother told me she would put something on my...

My mother told me she would put something on my thumb that would make blisters break out in my mouth if i sucked my thumb. I was hysterical, and still think about that threat now, almost 30 years...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-25-2003, 08:14 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,567
Posted By Susan123
My DS, and actually almost every toddler we...

My DS, and actually almost every toddler we know, has a "late" bedtime, usually around 10 PM. I think it just works better with modern life. And like someone else said, I like that we can all go out...
Forum: Parenting   04-23-2003, 09:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 819
Posted By Susan123
I had my first child at 35, and I'm 37 now and...

I had my first child at 35, and I'm 37 now and we're trying for another. We're not completely ready to have another, but we feel a definite sense of being "in a hurry" since I'll be 38 when the next...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-14-2003, 06:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 454
Posted By Susan123
I wouldn't personally water down v-8, since I...

I wouldn't personally water down v-8, since I think it tastes really yucky watered down (to me) but some people like it over ice, so I guess that adds some water and they seem to like it, so maybe...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-07-2003, 09:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,669
Posted By Susan123
It is possible to change a poopy diaper standing...

It is possible to change a poopy diaper standing up too, while they play with something else. After they're mostly clean, sort of bend them over forward so you can clean more carefully, then sort of...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-27-2003, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 761
Posted By Susan123
There is a good side to this!...

There is a good side to this! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif My boy was/is the same way... very much a climber. I just let him climb... and stayed nearby when I wasn't...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-27-2003, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 490
Posted By Susan123
My ds really doesn't play all that much with...

My ds really doesn't play all that much with toys. He just turned two. When he does play, he often uses his whole body, instead of playing with the little toys... for example, he'll walk around the...
Forum: Parenting   03-11-2003, 12:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,842
Posted By Susan123
It would bother me a lot!! I would be so angry I...

It would bother me a lot!! I would be so angry I probably would drastically reduce contact with grandma... giving a used blanket that a tenant had left behind as a gift is just outrageous, imo. Like...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-07-2003, 10:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,181
Posted By Susan123
It adds up fast!! Here's what we spent $$ on...

It adds up fast!! Here's what we spent $$ on this year --

Invitations/Thank you cards: $20
Tablecovers/party favors/balloons: $70
Food for party guests (light dinner): $100
Cake from the store...
Forum: Parenting   03-04-2003, 09:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 686
Posted By Susan123
I disagree to a certain extent with taking the...

I disagree to a certain extent with taking the stuff away so he won't climb on it. We've been down that path with my ds also... but the trouble is, once we took one thing away that he was climbing...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-16-2003, 10:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,159
Posted By Susan123
I have read age 7. I am horrified at the thought...

I have read age 7. I am horrified at the thought of leaving a 2 year old alone for more than a few seconds. I don't think a child could really drown in 10-20 seconds, and I do leave ds alone for...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-16-2003, 10:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 612
Posted By Susan123
The latch is utterly useless with my ds. At...

The latch is utterly useless with my ds. At about 18 mos he figured out how to climb up on a chair and unlatch it... he thinks that's just part of opening the fridge. So we took all the chairs out...
Forum: Parenting   02-14-2003, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 850
Posted By Susan123
Yes, definitely. I was just telling someone the...

Yes, definitely. I was just telling someone the other day about feeling like that. I think it's because as I think about what I want for DS, what kind of a life I want to show him, then I examine my...
Forum: Parenting   02-07-2003, 07:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 882
Posted By Susan123
Wow! Thanks everybody for all these great...

Wow! Thanks everybody for all these great replies. They are really well thought out and I so appreciate it.

I like the idea of getting rid of the TV for a while, but the TV we have is actually a...
Forum: Parenting   02-04-2003, 10:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 880
Posted By Susan123
DS was 19 mos when I stopped giving him his...

DS was 19 mos when I stopped giving him his nighttime ba-ba, and he slept through from then on (about 10 hours usually).
Forum: Parenting   02-03-2003, 08:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 882
Posted By Susan123
Yes, but that just doesn't seem to work with...

Yes, but that just doesn't seem to work with him. It just results in crying and tantruming for the videos all day, every day. I think he doesn't get why I say yes sometimes and not other times,...
Forum: Parenting   02-02-2003, 09:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 882
Posted By Susan123
Well, it seems I did something really stupid. I...

Well, it seems I did something really stupid. I got my son some videos! For some reason it seemed harmless enough at the time, but it was a mistake.

DS is almost two, and a month ago when DH was...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   01-09-2003, 02:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,541
Posted By Susan123
Yikes, I would be pretty upset to have my DH...

Yikes, I would be pretty upset to have my DH treat me that way! But, one thing that helps with TV noise is to place a large box fan in the bedroom. Run it on high and the white noise blocks out most...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-01-2003, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By Susan123
I'm shopping for a booster too. It is kinda...

I'm shopping for a booster too. It is kinda frustrating, in that I found one I really love but it won't fit properly in my car. It was the Britax Husky. I'm not usually a big Britax fan, because...
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