Whoever wrote this clearly does not watch the show (Teresa is the name of the adoptive mom, not Catelynn's infant), and their description of 16 and Pregnant is a little off. No wonder this reporter got assigned the sub-celebrity story... they probably couldn't get their facts straight for any real journalism!
Sorry, total side rant about a pet peeve of mine... I don't think I really have anything to say about the story itself lol, but thanks for posting.View Thread
I thought the same thing about the admission price, but one of DH's coworkers gave him a bunch of coupons for Sesame Place (I think they were from Wawa?). They are for $6 off admission per person right now, but if you wait until the end of September and into October, you get $20 per person off of admission! Each coupon is good for up to 6 people, so if you guys are interested, I can mail you some of the spare coupons... let me know!View Thread
I'm glad she is doing well! I think that is a preemie thing though, with the wanting to eat constantly but never really eating that much each sitting. It is frustrating, but eventually she will grow out of it. But hey, as long as she is getting that nutrition in, that is all that really matters, GL!View Thread
Wait, I almost forgot about this, but I think you mentioned before that you live in the Philly area before? If so, have you ever taken you DS to Sesame Place? That would probably be a good way to determine whether he can handle a life-size Elmo! I haven't taken my DS there yet, but I plan to soon, so if I remember, I can always report back on how that goes lol. The only "characters" he's seen were random people dressed up in costume on the boardwalk this summer, and there were mxed opinions. I think he liked the giant Boardwalk Fries man but found Mr. Peanut horrifying.View Thread
Breezy, I had the SAME thoughts about the Leah situation. I think it is getting unethical with the filming of the show. It is obvious to the viewers of the show that there is some gross negligence going on in these homes, yet no one watching it is doing anything about it. I know it is a "documentary" type show, but at least with other shows such as Intervention, there is, you know, some sort of "intervention" on the bad behavior going on. Instead of the girls just sitting with Dr. Drew at the end of the season talking about their feelings, and people like Amber obviously lying about their actions on the show, I think someone needs to step in at this point because the negligence has gone well beyond what could be considered normal "learning experiences" for new parents.
And yes, I don't think I've ever seen Leah eat actual food on that show. She is always just wandering around aimlessly with a bottle (and who knows how long that thing sits out during the day... I'm sure Amber isn't refreshing it on a regular basis...).View Thread
So your mom/MIL watches your child for free while you work full time, but you are upset that they eat food from your house? That is a pretty sweet deal. If my mom or MIL did that, I would totally give them full reign over whatever they can find in my fridge. I also don't think you should be upset that your MIL doesn't want to watch your son over the weekend if she is watching him the whole week. She already sees him a ton, and should rightfully have that time on the weekend to herself. Your son is not her responsibility, and you do not have a right to free babysitting just because she is there.
In terms of the daycare, don't feel guilty. We put my DS in daycare at 18 months, and he has taken really well to it. Before doing that, my DH and I worked opposite hours to watch him at home, and my mom watched him on Tuesdays, which always ended up being a headache and more trouble to deal with than it was worth. The only downside of daycare is that your son will get sick more often, and you may need to take off work to watch him on the days he needs to stay homw. But it sounds like you have your mom and/or MIL as back-ups in terms of babysitting, so that probably wouldn't even be a problem for you.View Thread
I think you did a good job! I would probably stop watching it too, except I only have like 2 or 3 shows I like that are on now anyway (or can at least remember when they are on), so I might as well finish out the season. I am getting sick of it too though. At least I still have football and Jersey Shore!View Thread