My DS will be turning 3 this Sunday and I am planning games for his party for Saturday. The guests will range in age from 2-6 years old. Mostly older girls and younger boys. I am thinking of doing pass the parcel where you take a small prize and wrap it, then do continuous layers with other little candies or prizes so that they pass it around and unwrap it and everyone gets a little prize. Also maybe a balloon race where they tap an air filled balloon from a start to finish line, and possibly a clothes pin drop. Maybe a pinata if the ones at the store today are reasonably priced.
I was hoping maybe there would be some other fun ideas out there too. It may be indoors or outdoors, it's been really nice here, but there is a 50% chance of rain on Saturday.
This is just my honest opinion, but I think diapers hold back kids from potty training. If you are really serious about it I think you should put her strictly in panties and not go back to diapers, except of course at night and nap if need be. Yes you will have to clean up accidents, but she will eventually get it. It took my DS a couple of months to finally get it all of the time, but while we dabbled with pullups he really had a hard time. Switching to undies all the time did the trick.
I am patiently waiting though because the OB I had with DS left a few months after he was born and the Clinic that she came from did not set up a similar arrangement with her replacement. I live in the middle of no where so I was either going to have to go with the local clinic who only has family practitioners, or drive 75 miles to an OB. After much prayer and thought we decided to go to the OB, but they don't accept patients for their first visit until 10 weeks. We have an appointment on Jan. 17, but it seems so far away. So I only have the HPT to go off of for confirmation, that and I'm already starting to develop a bump at only 7 weeks! I hope everything is ok and on track when I go in!View Thread
Do you have plans for New Year's Eve? We are going to my brother's house in Phoenix, AZ. I can't wait for the 70 weather! They got Rock Band for Christmas so it will be a weekend jam session.
If you had a Resolution for 2011 did you keep it? N/A
What is your most favorite thing that you did in 2011? N/A
What is your most favorite thing that your LO did in 2011? This one is a little hard because there were so many great things. Potty training was definitely a big one, learning to talk and losing the binky top my list!
What are you looking forward to in 2012? Well our biggest event at the moment is welcoming our second child in August (maybe July) if all goes well. We would also love for DH to land a new job and move closer to family.View Thread
You sound like an awesome MIL, and it's great that you care!
I don't have a terrible relationship with my MIL, I just remember especially that first year it was hard as we were getting used to being parents and she would give her thoughts about things and especially in my hormonal state it just did not set well with me. I had similar feelings at times about my own mom, but it's easier to talk to her and let her know when her comments were not in line with our thinking, or when new studies showed that the old ways aren't the way to go. My MIL and I worked through that time and we work really hard now at trying to see each others views and be respectful. I too send her lots of photos and try to involve her as much as possible.
I think sometimes when moms and MILs say things it strikes a nerve more than they intended the comment and we just need to not take everything to heart.View Thread
I don't think going to bed with wet hair would cause illness, it's just that time of year when bugs are going around. Does the girl go to daycare? If she does she will probably be sick all winter long, my son was the first year he went to daycare.
As a daughter-in-law I would caution you to be careful about casting judgement. If my mother-in-law gave me that advice and was persistent about it, it would make me very angry. She is the mom and she will do things her way, try to only advise when it is solicited.View Thread
Mine is how early stores and people are making Christmas these days. DO NOT PUT OUT CHRISTMAS STUFF or start playing music until after Thanksgiving. It seemed like this year on Facebook everyone was declaring their homes decorated and shopping complete two to three weeks BEFORE Thanksgiving. Good grief people, too early!
When I was a kid we would actually put our tree up on Christmas Eve and leave it up the twelve days of Christmas until Epiphany. Now it seems with all the pressure of everyone else decorating at Thanksgiving that we do the same and take it down right after Christmas Day.View Thread