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Forum: Family Safety   08-23-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 12
  Guns
Views: 444
Posted By Alyantavid
Quote:It is possible to be safe, but I don't...

Quote:It is possible to be safe, but I don't believe a 23 year old walking around with a loaded weapon is ever safe.


 
That's ridiculous.
 
OP, I think gun safety classes are important for...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-14-2011, 08:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,071
Posted By Alyantavid
I think that's incredibly cruel.  Yes, she might...

I think that's incredibly cruel.  Yes, she might seem fine now, but you have no idea what's going on inside her.
 
My youngest son has a blankie.  I made it before he was born and he's had it...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-14-2011, 07:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 825
Posted By Alyantavid
My 5 year old is in bed by 7:30 or 8, depending...

My 5 year old is in bed by 7:30 or 8, depending on how he's doing.  He's up at 6:30.
Forum: Connect With Other Moms   12-14-2011, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By Alyantavid
We raise our own beef and pork and dh and I both...

We raise our own beef and pork and dh and I both hunt.  I grew up hunting big game, but lately dh and I have been bird hunting.  Definitely a whole new ball game!  My boys are both very excited to...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   12-10-2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 278
Posted By Alyantavid
We've always had Christmas Eve dinner at my...

We've always had Christmas Eve dinner at my grandma's with clam chowder, veggie trays, rolls, crackers. etc.  The last few years, we've all pitched in so my grandma doesn't have to cook.  I'm not...
Forum: Parenting   11-29-2011, 07:58 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,050
Posted By Alyantavid
My boys bathe daily.  We usually skip a bath on...

My boys bathe daily.  We usually skip a bath on Friday night and Saturday is bubble bath night, but otherwise they get washed and soaped every day.  We all shower after swimming in chlorine.
 
I...
Forum: Parenting   11-25-2011, 06:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 471
Posted By Alyantavid
 I let my kids sleep as late as they want...



I let my kids sleep as late as they want when they can.  They have to be up by 6:30 on weekdays so weekends or days off of school, they sleep in.  They're usually still up by 7 or 7:30.
 ...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-16-2011, 06:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,576
Posted By Alyantavid
My 5 year old's favorite toys are his dad's old...

My 5 year old's favorite toys are his dad's old He-Man action figures.  Luckily mil kept them all.
 
He does like Legos, but gets frustrated with them.  Same with Lincoln Logs.  He still likes...
Forum: Pets   11-15-2011, 06:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By Alyantavid
Keep up the crate training.  Try it when you're...

Keep up the crate training.  Try it when you're home so she can realize that the crate doesn't always mean you're leaving.  Feed her in there, give her treats in there, special toys that she only...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-09-2011, 09:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,518
Posted By Alyantavid
Well good luck then.

Well good luck then.
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-09-2011, 07:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,518
Posted By Alyantavid
 Quote:Originally Posted by...



Quote:Originally Posted by MarineWife http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1334530/dairy-free-without-soy/20#post_16739180)

would...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-09-2011, 07:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By Alyantavid
Mine are very rough and tumble.  They're 5 and 9...

Mine are very rough and tumble.  They're 5 and 9 and while they do play wrestle and are very physical, they aren't mean about it.
 
I'd set some routines.  I work full time as well and both of...
Forum: Learning at School   11-08-2011, 08:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 978
Posted By Alyantavid
Our kindergarten is nothing like that.   ...

Our kindergarten is nothing like that.
 
Right now, they do one letter and one number per day.  Along with other things, colors, shapes, calendars, etc.  They haven't even touched sight words. ...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   11-08-2011, 06:55 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,518
Posted By Alyantavid
To go dairy free, it's usually easier to find...

To go dairy free, it's usually easier to find other things to eat rather than finding subs.  You won't find a cheese sub that's as good as the real thing, especially if you're eating it on it's...
Forum: Meal Planning   11-07-2011, 07:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By Alyantavid
Dinners only?   chili stir fry with rice ...

Dinners only?
 
chili
stir fry with rice
stuffed peppers
tomato soup
roast one of those chickens with some roasted green beans on the side
casserole with the veggies and some rice
chicken...
Forum: Parenting   11-02-2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,934
Posted By Alyantavid
 You're putting in a lot words that no one is...


You're putting in a lot words that no one is using.  I never said your line was "dumb".  However, you do understand that what works for you and your life, may not work the same for others?
 ...
Forum: Parenting   11-02-2011, 09:33 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,934
Posted By Alyantavid
I think all gifts should be accepted with a...

I think all gifts should be accepted with a thank you.  I don't love every gift my children are given, but I certainly don't take it away from my happy kid and tell them how inappropriate it is and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-31-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 617
Posted By Alyantavid
Yes.  My kids have to stay seated while they're...

Yes.  My kids have to stay seated while they're eating and they do.  Once they are finished, they can get up, they don't have to wait for everyone else. 
Forum: Learning at School   10-24-2011, 07:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 591
Posted By Alyantavid
Mine do it right after a snack after we get...

Mine do it right after a snack after we get home.  I'm usually cleaning up the kitchen or starting dinner by then so we're all in the kitchen and I can help if needed.
Forum: Learning at School   10-22-2011, 07:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 707
Posted By Alyantavid
Honestly, I'd stay out of it.  I'm sure the...

Honestly, I'd stay out of it.  I'm sure the teacher is aware of what's going on and you have no idea what she/he is doing about it. 
 
All the parents, who can and want to, in my son's class send...
Forum: Learning at School   10-19-2011, 07:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 441
Posted By Alyantavid
The thing about the intervention classes is they...

The thing about the intervention classes is they have tons of resources to make the learning fun.  I'm not sure why you'd decline it at this point?  I'd absolutely schedule a meeting with the...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-19-2011, 06:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,183
Posted By Alyantavid
Mine's a few months shy of 10.   How/what...

Mine's a few months shy of 10.
 
How/what does he eat? He eats everything.  He eats constantly.  For the past few years, he's become incredibly non-picky.  Right now he just eats non stop.
 
Are...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-17-2011, 08:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,477
Posted By Alyantavid
I haven't ever dropped mine off.   Most of...

I haven't ever dropped mine off.
 
Most of the parties we go are for the kids in our group.  All the parents are friends so all the parents are there and stay.  The school friend's parties we've...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-14-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,230
Posted By Alyantavid
I work 7-3:30 M-F.  Mornings, I get the kids up...

I work 7-3:30 M-F.  Mornings, I get the kids up and their breakfast ready before I leave and then dh finished getting them ready and takes them to school.  I pick them up at the bus stop at 3:45...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-11-2011, 11:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 612
Posted By Alyantavid
We don't do allowance.  It is something we're...

We don't do allowance.  It is something we're talking about right now, so that my change.  They won't get an allowance for chores though.  I really can't imagine giving my 5 year old $20 a month...
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