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Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-18-2013, 06:36 PM
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Posted By minkajane
My DD is the same age and does the same thing....

My DD is the same age and does the same thing. She left a huge red mark on DH's shoulder because she bit the crap out of him THROUGH  a shirt! She's left the most awful bite marks on her own hands...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-08-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,680
Posted By minkajane
Abby got her first haircut today! When I asked...

Abby got her first haircut today! When I asked if she wanted to, she said, "Is it will hurt?" When she found out it wouldn't, she was all for it. She looked a bit concerned for the first few...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-07-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 439
Posted By minkajane
DD is 2.5 and absolutely loves Daniel Tiger. I'm...

DD is 2.5 and absolutely loves Daniel Tiger. I'm loving it too - now if she's upset, she comes up to me and says, "I'm angry!" or "I'm sad." and we work it out instead of her melting down and me...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-02-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,680
Posted By minkajane
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by mamapigeon http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1353443/april-2011-ddc/40#post_17420839)
Minkajane, how are you...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   05-16-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,234
Posted By minkajane
I'm a banker and we still occasionally use an...

I'm a banker and we still occasionally use an adding machine. For certain things we have to have a step-by-step accounting of what we're adding or subtracting and show that it adds up to what we're...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-09-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,680
Posted By minkajane
The party went great. Even the part where my...

The party went great. Even the part where my coworker stopped by with his 18mo and the two toddlers had an epic battle over the toy shopping cart. It was hilarious!
 
We have a major problem going...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-23-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,334
Posted By minkajane
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Smokering http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-23-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,334
Posted By minkajane
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Smokering http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-22-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,334
Posted By minkajane
I haven't done a whole lot, but I've done a few...

I haven't done a whole lot, but I've done a few things many people haven't.
 
- Joined the military at the age of 18.
- Learned to read and speak Arabic (though I've forgotten most of it and I...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-18-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,680
Posted By minkajane
Hi! How's everybody doing? I can't believe Abby...

Hi! How's everybody doing? I can't believe Abby will be 2 in three days! We're having a joint party with DH's grandma, who has a bday just a few days apart from DD's. We had a joint party last year...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   02-16-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 2,599
Posted By minkajane
People that take two hours to eat a single plate...

People that take two hours to eat a single plate of food. DH is such a slow eater. DS, DD, and I will all be done eating and just sitting there waiting on him to finish. It especially bugs me when...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-07-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,680
Posted By minkajane
Congratulations, Pigeon! Definitely no TTC here,...

Congratulations, Pigeon! Definitely no TTC here, at least until Abby is out of diapers. And she seems to have no interest in the potty, so it will be a while, lol.
 
Still nursing here. I think...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-06-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By minkajane
My 20mo DD hates her snowsuit with a passion...

My 20mo DD hates her snowsuit with a passion because it has hand-covers. It's kind of like built-in mittens. She tried to pick up snow and flipped out because she couldn't. She also hates the fact...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-02-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,680
Posted By minkajane
Quote: A lot of talking here too! Christmas...

Quote:
A lot of talking here too! Christmas was nice. Abbey was disappointed when we took the tree down. In a very concerned voice she said "tree outside".


 
We're doing ours tomorrow and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-02-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,299
Posted By minkajane
DS was about 18 months when I turned him and he...

DS was about 18 months when I turned him and he was in 5-point restraints till he was almost 5 and outgrew them. DD is now 20 months and still rear-facing. She has ridden forward facing a couple of...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-02-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,680
Posted By minkajane
Abby is completely disinterested in the potty....

Abby is completely disinterested in the potty. She knows what happens there, tells us when she pees or poops, and will even sit on it and watch the Elmo potty video, but the only time she's peed on...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-03-2012, 09:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 605
Posted By minkajane
I am a banker. I see it every day. People come...

I am a banker. I see it every day. People come in for advances on their direct deposits and their accounts are showing balances of under $10 and several maxed-out credit cards. I don't know how they...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-03-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 947
Posted By minkajane
My 18-year-old self wouldn't even recognize me....

My 18-year-old self wouldn't even recognize me. Back then I was a college student intending to do something in international relations, I wanted a ton of kids, I was a devout Baptist, engaged to my...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-27-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,680
Posted By minkajane
We've started a bit of pottying - she sits on it...

We've started a bit of pottying - she sits on it about once a day and she is able to tell us when she pees or poops, but she hasn't gone on the potty yet. I don't think she quite gets what we want...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-09-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,680
Posted By minkajane
No TTC here for another year or so. It took a...

No TTC here for another year or so. It took a LOOOOTTTT of fertility treatments to get Abby and I don't know if I can handle doing it again, physically or emotionally. Plus Abby's still on the boob...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-04-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,680
Posted By minkajane
My MIL got a good pic of the kids right before...

My MIL got a good pic of the kids right before they went trick-or-treating so we got at least one this year.
 ...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   11-01-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,680
Posted By minkajane
I wish I had some of the trick or treating on...

I wish I had some of the trick or treating on video. She started to figure out what we were doing after a couple of houses and toddled up and held out her little pumpkin and said, "Ti-teet!" (trick...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-31-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,680
Posted By minkajane
Let's see those Halloween costumes! Abby dressed...

Let's see those Halloween costumes! Abby dressed up as a spider, but I don't know how well the pictures turned out. She was so overwhelmed and confused by the whole process that it was tough to get...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-11-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 824
Posted By minkajane
Absolutely it would be the housekeeper. But if I...

Absolutely it would be the housekeeper. But if I couldn't have that, it would be one of those giant walk-in shower/sauna combo things.
 
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   09-11-2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 215
Posted By minkajane
The flooring needs to be replaced in the whole...

The flooring needs to be replaced in the whole house. But it doesn't have to be done all at once. The bedrooms are ok, they can wait till last. I think the easiest flooring to do will be the...
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