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Forum: The Childhood Years   06-01-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 941
Posted By indigosky
These are interesting, and good ideas. I wonder...

These are interesting, and good ideas. I wonder if handing each kid their clothespin (or equivalent item) would add as much time as is being saved, plus create more work for staff (each class'...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-31-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 941
Posted By indigosky
lunch checkout process at your public school -- how does it work?

I'm part of a group of parents working with staff at our school to try to increase the length of recess after lunch.

We are realizing that one (of many) barriers is the time it takes for each...
Forum: The Childhood Years   05-20-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By indigosky
It sounds like your situation is resolved, which...

It sounds like your situation is resolved, which is great. I just wanted to chime in to say that my kindergarten daughter surprised me by telling me that she was kissing and had been kissed by...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   02-13-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By indigosky
My DD is going to be a ladybug at a bug-themed...

My DD is going to be a ladybug at a bug-themed birthday party. I bought black felt so we can cut "spots" and attach them to a red shirt. I want the spots to stick securely during the party, but I...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   02-13-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 110
Posted By indigosky
I would love some good ideas!

I would love some good ideas!
Forum: Learning at School   01-26-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By indigosky
OK, that's good to know that it's typical. ...

OK, that's good to know that it's typical.

Yes, I've totally dropped teaching her at home since school started, but she initiates trying to read things often (which is pretty much why I started...
Forum: Learning at School   01-25-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By indigosky
My DD is in kindergarten and is learning to...

My DD is in kindergarten and is learning to read. When she sounds out simple words, she very frequently adds sounds that aren't there, or skips letters that are there.

As an example, tonight she...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-06-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 333
Posted By indigosky
Not having any luck yet. I loved the idea of...

Not having any luck yet. I loved the idea of rainboots and offered those today, made it an exciting, big deal, sang her the Laurie Berkner kids' song about boots, which she'd never heard before and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-04-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 333
Posted By indigosky
No snow snugglers look great, but they appear to...

No snow snugglers look great, but they appear to have gone out of business. :-( If you're aware of a place where I can buy them, let me know!

Most of the time keeping her inside isn't an option....
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-03-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 333
Posted By indigosky
My 2 year old (DD2) absolutely refuses to wear...

My 2 year old (DD2) absolutely refuses to wear snowboots or mittens. She kicks/pulls them off instantly if I put them on her.

As reasonable adults might predict, she goes out without mittens, and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-27-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By indigosky
I adored Shrinky Dinks as a kid, and now my DD...

I adored Shrinky Dinks as a kid, and now my DD does, too. But tonight DP smelled the smell of a Shrinky Dink in the oven and said, "How could that be safe? Melting plastic that creates fumes?"
...
Forum: Vaccinations   10-30-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 568
Posted By indigosky
We have an exemption. It was VERY difficult to...

We have an exemption. It was VERY difficult to get -- we are the first time the principal has ever given one. Given that we may need to repeat the process for every school and college (and summer...
Forum: Vaccinations   10-30-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 568
Posted By indigosky
Quote:Originally Posted by moving...

Quote:Originally Posted by moving toward http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Vaccinations   10-25-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 568
Posted By indigosky
That's all true, but it seems to me that people...

That's all true, but it seems to me that people are likely to ask right out, "Was she vaccinated?" and the honest answer to that is no. I don't think I'll be comfortable lying. There are other...
Forum: Vaccinations   10-18-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 568
Posted By indigosky
DD is partially vaccinated, and we are thinking...

DD is partially vaccinated, and we are thinking through what it would look like to go to a chicken pox party and try to get infected.

She is school age and we have an exemption, but no one knows...
Forum: The Childhood Years   10-18-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By indigosky
DD is in kindergarten and is saying she doesn't...

DD is in kindergarten and is saying she doesn't like school because the teacher yells a lot. She says she doesn't want to go to school, is asking to go to a different school or be homeschooled.
...
Forum: Learning at School   10-10-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By indigosky
Don't worry, I have already signed up to...

Don't worry, I have already signed up to volunteer in many ways. But part of what I see happening in conversations and meetings among parents is people trying to figure out solutions to things that...
Forum: Babywearing   10-09-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,395
Posted By indigosky
I'm the original poster -- I was able to borrow...

I'm the original poster -- I was able to borrow both a toddler and a preschool Kinderpack for a few days each. I liked them a lot but I wasn't swooning in love like it seems like so many people are....
Forum: Learning at School   10-06-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By indigosky
I'm very new to being a public school parent --...

I'm very new to being a public school parent -- my older DD started kindergarten at an urban public school last month.

As I've begun to get involved with the PTA and various other groups of...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-28-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By indigosky
My kindergartener has been complaining about her...

My kindergartener has been complaining about her L.L. Bean backpack for years (throughout preschool). For whatever reason (she has many!), she doesn't like it. She would love a Disney princess...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-28-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By indigosky
How old was your child when you read him/her...

How old was your child when you read him/her Charlotte's Web? In retrospect, how do feel about the decision?
Forum: Babywearing   09-24-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,395
Posted By indigosky
I'm trying to decide which one to buy for...

I'm trying to decide which one to buy for wearing my toddler. Can anyone who has tried both give me a sense of what the differences are?

From the photos I'm wondering if the child is higher on...
Forum: Babywearing   09-18-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 436
Posted By indigosky
I am currently borrowing a toddler-size...

I am currently borrowing a toddler-size Kinderpack from a neighbor to "try before I buy," and both DD (21 months) and I agree it is more comfortable than our Ergo.

However, there are two things...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-02-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 521
Posted By indigosky
Just to clarify, my DP feels that what I plan to...

Just to clarify, my DP feels that what I plan to say doesn't go nearly far enough -- he feels the conversation needs to be more like, "Please stop kissing my kids on the lips and never do it again."...
Forum: The Childhood Years   09-02-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 521
Posted By indigosky
When he greets people my dad kisses everyone on...

When he greets people my dad kisses everyone on the lips. I mean EVERYONE. His straight male married friends, his married female friends, his gay male friends, his mother, his adult children...
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