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Forum: Parenting   05-06-2003, 01:45 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 7,613
Posted By Baudelaire
HATE Disney. As someone with a love of good...

HATE Disney. As someone with a love of good folklore and a belief that the gritty fairy tales with NO SINGING ANIMALS perform valuable psychological work a child needs in order to face reality in a...
Forum: Parenting   04-13-2003, 12:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,762
Posted By Baudelaire
Listen, it's all about short-term versus...

Listen, it's all about short-term versus long-term goals. If you let your kid be immersed in the Culture of Five Minutes Ago just so she'll be popular, what is the long-term benefit of that? What's...
Forum: Parenting   04-10-2003, 02:58 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,623
Posted By Baudelaire
Hey, LunaMom and others.... I hope, like I...

Hey, LunaMom and others....

I hope, like I think I said in my earlier post, that I'm wrong about that love-one-kid-more phenomenon...I really DO hope for tons of people's sakes that they love...
Forum: Parenting   04-07-2003, 09:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,623
Posted By Baudelaire
Lunamom, you and I must work in the same...

Lunamom, you and I must work in the same place...I hear a LOT about "When are you going to give Miss Thang a brother or sister?" First of all, as the "recipient" of one such "gift," it's NOT a gift....
Forum: Parenting   04-07-2003, 03:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,804
Posted By Baudelaire
I have a grimmer theory about why 90% (and more)...

I have a grimmer theory about why 90% (and more) car seats are INCORRECTLY installed. Think about it: if you get in a car accident and the car seat fails to protect your child and your child is...
Forum: Parenting   04-07-2003, 02:10 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,623
Posted By Baudelaire
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bawling.gif Not to make this a self-serving sob story, but I think one is a GREAAAAAT idea. I don't have any dramatic story like the above poster...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-02-2003, 06:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By Baudelaire
My dd (27 mo) was starting this whining kick --...

My dd (27 mo) was starting this whining kick -- even when she asked "please," it came out in a whiny tone of voice, which I confess I really, REALLY dislike --a friend's dd is a major whiner and I...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-29-2003, 03:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By Baudelaire
The library will probably have a series of kids'...

The library will probably have a series of kids' videos called "Say, Sing, and Sign." VERY simple format -- they sign nursery rhymes and other stuff. If you're anti-TV, you'll probably like these...
Forum: Parenting   03-25-2003, 07:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 995
Posted By Baudelaire
Hate to say this, but you know the answer: sell...

Hate to say this, but you know the answer: sell your house and downsize. If your house is costing you 75% of your income, you have too much house for your income and you have bought something you...
Forum: Parenting   03-24-2003, 09:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,561
Posted By Baudelaire
I think many people are correct to challenge...

I think many people are correct to challenge causality here between closely spaced sibs and psychpathy -- it's like saying because you are using chocolate, you are making cake. There is no...
Forum: Parenting   03-16-2003, 03:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,639
Posted By Baudelaire
...and we're looking for a new one. When we told...

...and we're looking for a new one. When we told her that dd (2 years) cosleeps, she said, "Most of the research out there will tell you that's dangerous" (lie/error), "but some of it won't, so you...
Forum: Parenting   03-01-2003, 11:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,805
Posted By Baudelaire
...even though I'm in for a flaming here, I...

...even though I'm in for a flaming here, I know, for daring to say something not entirely gentle and supportive, I cannot agree with you, Patty. After having reread your description of the events,...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-14-2003, 07:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,511
Posted By Baudelaire
I'm probably pretty boring, but we refer to her...

I'm probably pretty boring, but we refer to her vagina and assorted parts as "privates." To my ears, "vagina" sounded too coldly clinical; "crotch" (my mother's word) too vulgar; and "puss" (the Ina...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   02-04-2003, 12:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By Baudelaire
Hi! I am a wohm (a high-school teacher) and was...

Hi! I am a wohm (a high-school teacher) and was wondering about life in Savannah. Like many other irritating outsiders, I read "Midnight" and fell in love with the town in the book, so I'm...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-18-2003, 04:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,304
Posted By Baudelaire
http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smili...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif Okay, here are some cute things...

1. Her newest phrase is "I'm freaking out," as in "Mama, I'm freaking out over milk!"

2. She...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-12-2003, 01:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,197
Posted By Baudelaire
Glad someone else has this situation -- I was...

Glad someone else has this situation -- I was beginning to think I was the only one.

DH has been a SAHD since our dd's birth 2 years ago, and overall, I'm very happy with this arrangement. It's...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-09-2003, 03:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 626
Posted By Baudelaire
Hi! I am hearing, as is my dd, but since she was...

Hi! I am hearing, as is my dd, but since she was earlier than 9 months old, we've taught her ASL signs. I can't give enough praise for ASL -- this language has been *tremendous* in helping her...
Forum: Parenting   12-09-2002, 10:54 PM
Replies: 112
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Views: 6,489
Posted By Baudelaire
My dh and I feel fairly differently about the...

My dh and I feel fairly differently about the television. I view it as a generally useless-to-pernicious influence, particularly commercial television, but he's more of a tv addict than I am. He...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-09-2002, 10:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 876
Posted By Baudelaire
Hi! My dh and I have made a number of trips with...

Hi! My dh and I have made a number of trips with our infant dd -- from Las Vegas all around Northern California, from Las Vegas to Tucson, and from Las Vegas to Chicago. The secret? BREASTFEEDING IN...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-02-2002, 03:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,573
Posted By Baudelaire
We were watching a documentary on Koko the...

We were watching a documentary on Koko the gorilla when my dd was only a few months old, and I turned to my husband and said, "If a gorilla can learn sign, why can't a baby?" It was about then that...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-02-2002, 02:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 679
Posted By Baudelaire
...because I've been curious about the same...

...because I've been curious about the same thing. Here's what we did on Saturday, for instance.

1. DD woke up around 7:30-8:00 and we read for about an hour -- "Horton Hatches the Egg" (twice),...
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