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Forum: The Childhood Years   07-28-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,739
Posted By OboePlayerMom
My DD, who is almost 6, dealt with this problem...

My DD, who is almost 6, dealt with this problem starting after turning 5.  She is very sensitive to watching or hearing people eat, and she really gets grossed out if she sees food on someone's...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-27-2010, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 348
Posted By OboePlayerMom
Can MIL spend some time with your daughter? Take...

Can MIL spend some time with your daughter? Take her to a local Children's Museum, or a new playground? I think you're right about your older DD feeling left out, so having other adults step in and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-31-2010, 10:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By OboePlayerMom
My DD (almost 5) has been wearing glasses since...

My DD (almost 5) has been wearing glasses since she was 3. She has pink wire framed glasses with the flexible hinge, and she has really handled them well. She did have a pair completely destroyed...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-03-2010, 04:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 647
Posted By OboePlayerMom
My DS is almost 7, and he is *finally* wiping...

My DS is almost 7, and he is *finally* wiping himself after a bm. He hates messes, and I guess poop was just too messy for him! We use a reward system (poker chips), so he knows he'll get a chip if...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-24-2010, 02:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 131
Posted By OboePlayerMom
Khaki pants lace up boots Leather jacket or...

Khaki pants
lace up boots
Leather jacket or dark short-waisted jacket
collared shirt with buttons
The hat is the tough thing, because when I think of Amelia Earhart, I envision the aviator hat...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-20-2010, 02:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By OboePlayerMom
I've seen them at Toys R Us right near the front...

I've seen them at Toys R Us right near the front with the summer toys.
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-19-2010, 01:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,296
Posted By OboePlayerMom
Family dinners can be fun, but in our house it's...

Family dinners can be fun, but in our house it's all about keeping the youngest involved in conversation. We take turns asking each other, "How was your day?" and "What was the best part of your...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-13-2010, 12:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 517
Posted By OboePlayerMom
We give a crisp $1 bill for each tooth. So far,...

We give a crisp $1 bill for each tooth. So far, I've kept the teeth in a drawer in my room that he won't be looking in anytime soon.

Just be ready, because if he's just lost the first tooth, the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-06-2010, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 681
Posted By OboePlayerMom
I would have a snack to hand her as she gets...

I would have a snack to hand her as she gets into the car. Something with some protein to bolster her up a bit. My DS is also in K, and he really just gets distracted at lunch sometimes. On the days...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-14-2010, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By OboePlayerMom
My DD is also 4.5, and I'm also a teacher - fun...

My DD is also 4.5, and I'm also a teacher - fun to see the similarities! My DD has trouble playing by herself because she is such a social and gregarious child. Her 6.5 yo brother has no trouble...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-26-2010, 04:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,862
Posted By OboePlayerMom
I never realized that the T in 4T and 5T was...

I never realized that the T in 4T and 5T was leaving room for diapers! Learn something new every day! My DD is 4.5, so I'm buying size 5 stuff now. It is tough to find clothes that I think are...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-23-2010, 03:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 628
Posted By OboePlayerMom
My 6 yo DS wrote a book entitled, "Baby Bob." He...

My 6 yo DS wrote a book entitled, "Baby Bob." He spelled it Bab Bob and then he wrote "elustraded by Joseph."

I love it! It is so much fun to see these literacy skills developing!
Forum: The Childhood Years   02-25-2010, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By OboePlayerMom
I'd start with moving the TV out of the room...

I'd start with moving the TV out of the room where everyone will be hanging out. If you don't use it much, relegate it to the guest room or another lesser-used place. Is there any way to plan an...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-23-2010, 05:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 188
Posted By OboePlayerMom
I'm an oboist, too! We're all coming out for...

I'm an oboist, too! We're all coming out for this thread! The toughest part about playing oboe is dealing with the reeds. If you can find a good supplier of handmade reeds, your daughter should be...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-17-2010, 03:16 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 900
Posted By OboePlayerMom
DH loves his ales, and like a PP, he's always...

DH loves his ales, and like a PP, he's always thinking a taste of "this one" will be the one that convinces me I love it too. But I just don't like it. For the calories, I'd much rather have...
Forum: Learning at School   01-29-2010, 12:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,193
Posted By OboePlayerMom
If you like them both equally, go with the one...

If you like them both equally, go with the one that's closer. That will end up being a huge advantage. It is nice to have outside playtime, but children do stay active when they are playing inside...
Forum: Parenting   01-29-2010, 12:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 664
Posted By OboePlayerMom
We bought a used 2008 Grand Caravan for a really...

We bought a used 2008 Grand Caravan for a really good price from a dealer a year ago. I had been watching prices for quite some time, and finally saw a price we could afford. It has no extras, but I...
Forum: Parenting   01-04-2010, 12:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 970
Posted By OboePlayerMom
I felt the same way as you. My DS was 2 when my...

I felt the same way as you. My DS was 2 when my DD was born, and she came 8 weeks early. So I was in the hospital sooner than I wanted to be, and I didn't have the transition time I thought I'd have...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-08-2009, 02:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,061
Posted By OboePlayerMom
That's tough to hear, I know. I've learned not...

That's tough to hear, I know. I've learned not to take anything personally when my children say something like that. My DD's go-to line when she's mad at me is to say, "Okay, then I'm *not* going to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-28-2009, 06:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,242
Posted By OboePlayerMom
I would recommend analog for both. I like the...

I would recommend analog for both. I like the kids' Timex watches, too. My kids love to run to the closet and push the indiglo button! Believe it or not, we've had students in the middle school...
Forum: Parenting   11-27-2009, 05:34 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 8,216
Posted By OboePlayerMom
You know your children better than anyone. If...

You know your children better than anyone. If you're okay with it, then that's all that matters. I think my DS will be similarly responsible at that age.
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-22-2009, 09:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By OboePlayerMom
I look at toys on Amazon to see reviews and...

I look at toys on Amazon to see reviews and details, but I rarely purchase from them. The non-Amazon sellers always seem to have the prices inflated quite a bit.
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-12-2009, 04:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 423
Posted By OboePlayerMom
We got a good price on ebay on a used Gameboy...

We got a good price on ebay on a used Gameboy Advance last November. I just saw an ad for Gameboy games at 5 Below (I think it's a chain) for $5. I'll pick up a couple of those for this year's...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-12-2009, 03:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 516
Posted By OboePlayerMom
We used moon sand in the house last summer. I...

We used moon sand in the house last summer. I used an under-bed storage bin to put it in and let the kids play with that sitting on the floor. They really enjoyed having it to play with, and when...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-11-2009, 12:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 568
Posted By OboePlayerMom
I really think there's no harm in letting the...

I really think there's no harm in letting the child take the lead for this one. Both of my children used pacifiers, and both gave them up on their own. My son was around 2.5 and just stopped looking...
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