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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   07-17-2011, 05:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 178
Posted By Getz
Our studio split the recital into two...

Our studio split the recital into two performances.  The senior girls (they have a competitive team) had their main recital on Friday night with all the solos, etc and the recreational dancers were...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-10-2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,632
Posted By Getz
My iPhone is a useful tool to keep the kids...

My iPhone is a useful tool to keep the kids occupied but I try to use it sparingly to maximize it's effectiveness! 
 
DH and I get into tiffs about when to pull out the iPhone.  He is of the "give...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   01-13-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,075
Posted By Getz
Good gracious, my DH doesn't care what I am...

Good gracious, my DH doesn't care what I am wearing when he gets home.  I'd like to think we are a bit more evolved than that. 
 
When he gets home, he goes and puts on his ratty house clothes. ...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-29-2010, 08:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 903
Posted By Getz
My daughter said nothing at 16 mos (hardly any...

My daughter said nothing at 16 mos (hardly any babble.) I was worried too. It seemed like overnight, around 18 mos she was speaking in clear sentences. It was just crazy. Like other PPs said, if she...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-29-2010, 08:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 880
Posted By Getz
I had a 16 mos old and a 3 mos old. But we tried...

I had a 16 mos old and a 3 mos old. But we tried to leave the house at least once a day. Sometimes it was something small like a trip to the grocery store, or bigger like to the zoo.

My kids...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-17-2010, 09:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,162
Posted By Getz
I think it odd that the neighbor was pressuring...

I think it odd that the neighbor was pressuring you to rent the place. She should have taken the first no as your final answer. At first I was thinking I would rent the guest cottage (but a hell no...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   10-15-2010, 07:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,600
Posted By Getz
I gave DH a taste of the medicine today. Lately...

I gave DH a taste of the medicine today. Lately I have been feeling really resentful because I get up super early with the kids and he sleeps in. (He works from home)

Today I took a nap and he...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-14-2010, 09:20 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 757
Posted By Getz
Like many PP, I write/eat left-handed and do...

Like many PP, I write/eat left-handed and do everything else with either hand. Mostly from necessity. Annoyances are scissors and measuring cups!

My 4.5 son still uses both hands, so we aren't...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-11-2010, 09:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,043
Posted By Getz
Quote: Originally Posted by MeepyCat...

Quote:
Originally Posted by MeepyCat http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15936052)
I think my issue is that this is an...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   10-10-2010, 11:00 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,507
Posted By Getz
Quote: Originally Posted by lach...

Quote:
Originally Posted by lach http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/15929497)
If they're going to be rude and inconsiderate, I...
Forum: Life With a Baby   10-03-2010, 09:32 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,920
Posted By Getz
Much much easier to go from 1 to 2. And my kids...

Much much easier to go from 1 to 2. And my kids are only a year apart. I was under a tremendous amount of external stress when I brought home #1 which effected our bond/nursing/made sleep...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   08-02-2010, 12:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,987
Posted By Getz
I think he doesn't realize how hard it can be to...

I think he doesn't realize how hard it can be to keep a clean house with a 5 and 3 yr old! I have a 3.5 and a 4.5 year old and doing the dishes (we don't have a dishwasher) can be a challenge! Start...
Forum: Parenting   08-01-2010, 12:27 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,762
Posted By Getz
Sure they can shut their doors. (My kids are 4.5...

Sure they can shut their doors. (My kids are 4.5 and 3.5) My son likes to play by himself sometimes, I think he feels more comfortable with his pretend play when Mommy isn't watching (I was the same...
Forum: The Case Against Circumcision   05-26-2010, 10:02 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 15,431
Posted By Getz
DS is 4.5 and so far so good. But, oh yes, they...

DS is 4.5 and so far so good. But, oh yes, they can pee on you! I can personally atest to that! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif:
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-23-2010, 02:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 785
Posted By Getz
While it wasn't necessarily child led, my son...

While it wasn't necessarily child led, my son was over 4 before I really pushed him to PL. Then it was a couple of days of deliberate accidents and now he is perfect. I suppose I could have pushed...
Forum: Television   05-17-2010, 11:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,764
Posted By Getz
Loved Jericho! Friday Night Lights is good as...

Loved Jericho! Friday Night Lights is good as well.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-13-2010, 08:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 679
Posted By Getz
More importantly than the support people with...

More importantly than the support people with you during the c-section, I would seriously consider making sure you have some support people at home with you post-patrum. If your DH can't handle...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-12-2010, 12:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 679
Posted By Getz
Your DH can't consent to anything anyway. I am...

Your DH can't consent to anything anyway. I am in Indiana too, and only I could make legal medical decisions for the babies. (obviously, I consulted with DH when applicable) Of course, if you are...
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-12-2010, 12:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 679
Posted By Getz
Definitely take the class. There isn't really...

Definitely take the class. There isn't really much to know about a scheduled c-section but they should take you on a walk through of what happens (check-in, pre-op, pain meds, etc) If your DH...
Forum: Family Safety   05-04-2010, 11:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,223
Posted By Getz
We have a Nautilus and can get a good fit...

We have a Nautilus and can get a good fit without LATCH.
Forum: Birth and Beyond   05-04-2010, 12:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,826
Posted By Getz
I hope your little one will be ok! I have...

I hope your little one will be ok!

I have had 2 c-sections (emergency and scheduled) Getting my tonsils out was much, much worse. The scheduled section was pretty laid back. The spinal pinches...
Forum: Parenting   05-02-2010, 11:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,959
Posted By Getz
Ok, I am not a parent of teens, but wondered a...

Ok, I am not a parent of teens, but wondered a few things.

It seems like your daughter is calling the shots here. She gets mad because he has his own friends, so you take the friends away. If she...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-24-2010, 12:42 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,651
Posted By Getz
We couldn't leave the table until we finished...

We couldn't leave the table until we finished our milk. The 'rents didn't care if we finished our food, but we sat there until our milk glasses were empty. In college, I would get all anxious when I...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-03-2010, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By Getz
I agree that taking it away before the arrival...

I agree that taking it away before the arrival of a new baby may have major back-fire potential.

Both my kids are paci-babies and both are definitely old enough to not have them! I now limit them...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-02-2010, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By Getz
My son is 4 and will have nothing to do with the...

My son is 4 and will have nothing to do with the potty. He is pretty typical/developmentally appropriate in every other way. He's been waking up dry for 2 years.

He screams when I suggest...
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