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Forum: The Childhood Years   04-27-2010, 01:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,972
Posted By Loki
I don't think its all kids, as my son has...

I don't think its all kids, as my son has super-sensitive sense of smell and my daughter does not. My son can totally smell when I have my period, which also freaks me out. He can also smell if I've...
Forum: Parenting   11-16-2009, 04:02 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,741
Posted By Loki
Can't help with the Santa and/or plastic...

Can't help with the Santa and/or plastic dilemna, but for what its worth, the Bruder trucks are very well built, and handle a lot of rough play very, very well.

We now have 3, started w/ a small...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-24-2009, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By Loki
I'd buy her boys jeans - the Childrens place has...

I'd buy her boys jeans - the Childrens place has plain old simple blue jeans for boys for like $28 for 2 pair. I hate the odd cuts on girls jeans too. I even buy mens jeans for myself.
Forum: Learning at School   09-06-2009, 10:08 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,920
Posted By Loki
Another Goodbyn review - got one for my son...

Another Goodbyn review - got one for my son (starting public 1st grade) its the 1st time he's needed to bring his own lunch. It does hold a ton of food, and we've had no leakage betweet...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   09-01-2009, 09:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By Loki
I know this doesn't satisfy the need for quick...

I know this doesn't satisfy the need for quick access, but I'm pretty sure I have a bag or two (unopened) of membranes. I won't be needing them any more and happy to pop them in the mail to you if...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-15-2009, 05:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,030
Posted By Loki
Went through similar with my son from 4.5-5yo. I...

Went through similar with my son from 4.5-5yo. I really thought he was going crazy - seriously! It was scary and even though he has never been "mellow" by any stretch, his freakouts were just as you...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-10-2009, 03:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 945
Posted By Loki
In addition to the sensory stuff , could it be...

In addition to the sensory stuff , could it be also she was overwhelmed by the # of choices? 5 clean PJ bottoms, naked, underwear, etc is a lot to sort though to come to a decision - esp. if she's...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-03-2009, 09:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By Loki
My 5.5yo still does this pretty regularly.

My 5.5yo still does this pretty regularly.
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-02-2008, 03:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 800
Posted By Loki
My 5yo just last week asked me these two: ...

My 5yo just last week asked me these two:

"What if all of life is a dream?"

and

"How do I know I'm not really blind and just imagining the things I see?"

Philosopher in the making, maybe?
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-26-2008, 11:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By Loki
Ditto what everybody else says, my DS in in K....

Ditto what everybody else says, my DS in in K. and they call it "invented spelling" and treat is as natural and normal part of how kids make their way to literacy. If you google that phrase, there...
Forum: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island   11-18-2008, 06:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 283
Posted By Loki
Does anyone have any recs. for childrens swim...

Does anyone have any recs. for childrens swim lessons? My 5yo is pretty comfortable in the water, but doesn't formally know how to swim, and I'd like him to learn. I'm in Middleton, so Danvers,...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-29-2008, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 670
Posted By Loki
I pumped in my semi-private cub 3xday for a...

I pumped in my semi-private cub 3xday for a year. The cube is one of three put in a larger office space, I let me co-workers know about it, and would push a chair with a sign "Busy, please come back...
Forum: Parenting   09-18-2008, 05:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By Loki
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lurk.gif: I have no advice, but I'm watching this thread, b/c I am in the exact same boat as you with my nearly 2yo and 5yo.

Trying to figure...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-31-2008, 05:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,269
Posted By Loki
My DS didn't NEED one but I got him a...

My DS didn't NEED one but I got him a pre-schooler sized one (from LL Bean) because it helped him feel like a big-kid and made him more enthused for school (he had separation anxiety big time at...
Forum: Women's Health   05-16-2008, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 332
Posted By Loki
This just started happening to me too! I've...

This just started happening to me too! I've always been clockwork, even after both kids, and the last 3 cycles each has started 4 days early. No change in flow, just early. Also I've not changed any...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-24-2008, 12:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 232
Posted By Loki
Ack - ever since Monday, when she crammed some...

Ack - ever since Monday, when she crammed some macaroni noodles up both nostrils, my 16mo DD will pack food up there at any opportunity now. This morning I stepped in the kitchen to get her big...
Forum: The Childhood Years   03-21-2008, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 399
Posted By Loki
Nothing too helpful to say other than I vividly...

Nothing too helpful to say other than I vividly remember this stage with my now 4.5yo - it was utterly maddening. I found no real solution for it, other than patience. He did stop doing it at some...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   03-15-2008, 08:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By Loki
MamaBear - my 15mo old is going through exact...

MamaBear - my 15mo old is going through exact same thing! Very weird one - fever since Tues. late afternoon, weird painful crying at night, super fussy during the day. I took her in Thurs, as I...
Forum: Women's Health   02-20-2008, 05:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By Loki
My DD's (now 15mos) stump came off a lot sooner...

My DD's (now 15mos) stump came off a lot sooner than I expected as well, given my experience w/her older brother. When it did it was much more raw/fresh under than I recalled from DS.

I did...
Forum: Women's Health   02-19-2008, 05:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 890
Posted By Loki
Good question - I guess I wasn't clear. I knew...

Good question - I guess I wasn't clear. I knew he had apnea just from listening to him (try to) breathe at night - very loud snores, snorting/gasping awake, very physically restless all night long,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-14-2008, 06:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 849
Posted By Loki
This happens to me on occasion at my son's...

This happens to me on occasion at my son's preschool if I sit down with them during "group time" when I come pick him up, occasionally another kid will want to sit in my lap. My son isn't too keen...
Forum: Women's Health   02-05-2008, 02:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By Loki
My DS just had adenoids and tonsils out for...

My DS just had adenoids and tonsils out for sleep apnea. His gigantic tonsils were the main culprit, but his adenoids were also enlarged. He's a lot older than your boy (he's 4.5yo), but it went...
Forum: Women's Health   12-13-2007, 02:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 890
Posted By Loki
Digging up this old thread, as my 4.5yo finally...

Digging up this old thread, as my 4.5yo finally had a sleep study and I was shocked to learn he struggles to breath/stops breathing as many as 20 times per hour! Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea per...
Forum: Life With a Baby   11-01-2007, 11:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By Loki
My 10month old started self feeding right off...

My 10month old started self feeding right off the bat at 6months. I waited to send food to daycare with her till she was closer to 7/8 months, and doing really well at it, (it was a new practice to...
Forum: Parenting   11-01-2007, 11:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By Loki
My 4.5 year old only recently started using she...

My 4.5 year old only recently started using she - everyone was always he, even though he did know the gender difference. He gets it right about 75% now. Never been a worry of mine, I figured it just...
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