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Forum: Parenting   12-23-2009, 02:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By hottmama
Four is my favorite age so far (my oldest will...

Four is my favorite age so far (my oldest will be 7 next month).
Forum: Parenting   12-23-2009, 01:03 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,957
Posted By hottmama
Quote: Originally Posted by BrandiRhoades...

Quote:
Originally Posted by BrandiRhoades http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14834927)
I hear this all the time, but it's just...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-21-2009, 09:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,497
Posted By hottmama
The book he was reading that is supposedly grade...

The book he was reading that is supposedly grade level 3.7 had this first paragraph:
"The Stein family lived in the pretty pink house with lovely purple shutters down at the end of Daffodil Street....
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-21-2009, 08:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,497
Posted By hottmama
I'm really confused about how to figure out my...

I'm really confused about how to figure out my son's reading level. A month ago, I thought it was mid-1st grade. Then he picked out Frog and Toad and read it fairly easily (he has to sound out some...
Forum: Parenting   12-20-2009, 10:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,993
Posted By hottmama
Our house is 68 during the day and 62 at night....

Our house is 68 during the day and 62 at night. The kids' beds have a fleece blanket plus a thin comforter, and my bed has no blanket but a HOT down comforter (I have to take it off sometimes and I...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-20-2009, 12:58 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,927
Posted By hottmama
My little guy will be 4 tomorrow! His big...

My little guy will be 4 tomorrow! His big brother's on winter break and they are so happy to have so much playtime together!
Tomorrow is his party (at Chuck E Cheese, groan, his idea) and his...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   12-19-2009, 08:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,112
Posted By hottmama
My boys have had bunk beds for a year and a half...

My boys have had bunk beds for a year and a half and we like them! It IS a pain to change the sheets on the top bunk, so I started having them make up their own beds. They haven't gotten hurt, they...
Forum: Parenting   12-18-2009, 12:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,101
Posted By hottmama
I don't really play with them much. They play...

I don't really play with them much. They play with each other and their toys. When my oldest is at school, my 4yo reads, does puzzles, plays on the computer or with his toys by himself. I do like to...
Forum: Learning at School   12-17-2009, 08:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 915
Posted By hottmama
It generally just means they are academically...

It generally just means they are academically advanced-- performing at a grade level above their own without being . My youngest son is gifted, and I don't hesitate to use the word even though he...
Forum: Learning at School   12-17-2009, 01:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 686
Posted By hottmama
At my son's elementary school, they may not...

At my son's elementary school, they may not enter the building until first bell at 8:45 and then are tardy if they aren't in the classroom when the late bell rings at 8:48. I think the 3 minute...
Forum: Family Safety   12-17-2009, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By hottmama
My now-4yo was 18 lbs. at 4 mos. but didn't hit...

My now-4yo was 18 lbs. at 4 mos. but didn't hit 35 lbs. until 3. In fact, he was only 21 lbs. at a year.
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-17-2009, 01:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 709
Posted By hottmama
I wouldn't invite them all for a 3rd bday party....

I wouldn't invite them all for a 3rd bday party.
My little is in a 4s class (almost all will be in K next year) and we are inviting the whole class (of 11 kids) to his bday party next week. They...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-17-2009, 12:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,205
Posted By hottmama
My kids are allowed one sweet every other day...

My kids are allowed one sweet every other day (to make the point that sweets are not everyday foods). This could be a cookie, brownie, slice of pie, cupcake, or piece of candy depending on what we...
Forum: August 2010   12-16-2009, 02:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 530
Posted By hottmama
Broccoli is a green vegetable! I'll post,...

Broccoli is a green vegetable!
I'll post, although it's not that great (again). I was at a birth all day yesterday so I didn't eat from 9am until 4pm.

Monday:
honey bunches of oats w soymilk...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-16-2009, 02:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 618
Posted By hottmama
My oldest wouldn't do it until his 4th bday, but...

My oldest wouldn't do it until his 4th bday, but that arbitrary cutoff did the trick. My youngest had to start at 2.5 because he was starting preschool. Neither had much trouble learning, and wipe...
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-14-2009, 09:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 437
Posted By hottmama
My almost-4yo (will be 4 before xmas) will have...

My almost-4yo (will be 4 before xmas) will have a stocking filled with:
-several schleich animals
-watercolors
-candy

Okay, it probably won't be "filled" but it will have cool goodies in it....
Forum: Parenting   12-14-2009, 03:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,861
Posted By hottmama
I think 3-4 yrs. is the best gap. I personally...

I think 3-4 yrs. is the best gap. I personally would not be open to conceiving another before my baby was 2. My sons are 3 yrs. apart and since my youngest is turning 4 in a week, obviously our last...
Forum: Learning at School   12-13-2009, 12:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 531
Posted By hottmama
We are moving next summer, and are applying to...

We are moving next summer, and are applying to two different schools for my two boys. My oldest will be in second grade and we are applying to a public magnet school that is very open and relaxed....
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-12-2009, 09:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,073
Posted By hottmama
My kids are in school (1st grade and 3 mornings...

My kids are in school (1st grade and 3 mornings a week preschool) and they can each do 1 extracurricular at a time. My preschooler has chosen swim lessons several sessions in a row, my oldest did...
Forum: Diapering   12-12-2009, 03:51 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 10,342
Posted By hottmama
Neither of my sons seemed to dislike wearing...

Neither of my sons seemed to dislike wearing diapers, and both potty trained easily around 20 months. I did very part-time EC my oldest a bit (he's almost 7 now, I hadn't even heard of EC) because...
Forum: Family Safety   12-12-2009, 02:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,067
Posted By hottmama
My kids wear a sweater and a coat, and we take...

My kids wear a sweater and a coat, and we take coats off before buckling up. It only takes a second to take the coat off.
Forum: Family Safety   12-12-2009, 11:47 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,504
Posted By hottmama
My son is in the 75th %iles and was in a 5-pt....

My son is in the 75th %iles and was in a 5-pt. harness until 6.5.
Forum: The Childhood Years   12-11-2009, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By hottmama
We don't drink milk at all. We have soymilk at...

We don't drink milk at all. We have soymilk at home and I'd say my almost-4yo drinks 2-3 glasses a week, and my almost-7yo less than that. They use it in cereal, too. My little one likes cow milk...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-11-2009, 12:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,274
Posted By hottmama
My son will be 4y8m when school starts next year...

My son will be 4y8m when school starts next year (Dec. bday) and we are trying to get him into kindergarten. He is reading at a 2nd grade level, K/1st grade level in math, and his writing is typical...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-11-2009, 12:25 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,927
Posted By hottmama
Quote: Originally Posted by LuxPerpetua...

Quote:
Originally Posted by LuxPerpetua http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14784899)
Anyone else have a child with an amazing...
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