My SO has taken showers with our 2 YO DD and I showered with my DS's(when they were younger). When she hears the water run she will get in with whoever. Yes she has climbed in with her brothers. I think it is what you are comfortable with in your family. If they are comfortable then let them be. There will come a point and time that neither will want a family shower (our house that is anytime from 2 1/2 to 3YO). I'm sorry I don't have advice on how to talk to him just another perspective that it is probably more common than you think.View Thread
He sounds like a normal 2 YO to me. A few things that I have done over the years to help LO run off extra energy in the winter that may or may not apply. * Let him ride his bike in the basement. (When we had a basement my kids would go down and ride their bikes for hours down there. They had set up a little track. Our basement wasn't finished. We put a baby gate around the heater and hot water tank.)
* I don't know what area you live in but my kids are still going outside. We live in the midwest. They get dressed in layers and they go outside and run around. It isn't as long as when it is warmer but it still helps.
* Library * Church Groups (ours has a time once a week were moms and dads get together and the kids all play. * Turn on the music and just dance. The kids love this and as a bonus you can get some exercise too. *mini trampoline.View Thread
I just want you to know that I have 2 speech delayed LO's. One is 3 and just started attending speech therapy twice a week. The other is 5 and has been attending speech therapy since he was three. Your not a bad parent. Every child develops differently. My LO's don't talk but they know other things. They will eventually talk they are just doing it at there own time. My 5 yo is finally talking and putting sentenaces together. My 3 yo doesn't talk at all. I have two other children who started talking when they were suppose to. I want to let you know that they are not retarted. Both of my LO's are going through the school district now to receive services. They both have IEP's (Individual Education Plan's) which allows them to be tested and then get the services that they need. I have had the exact same feeling that you have. I know that it isn't anything I did or didn't do and you are not a bad mom.
There is another mom seeit2 on the 4 & 5 year old board that helped me alot when I first started going through this process.View Thread
He sounds like a great kid. I'm glad that he had a good time at Chuck E Cheese and that he doesn't notice the not so nice people. My 4yo and 3yo are both developmentally delayed.My 4yo is developmentally at the age of about a 2yo but wants to do things that others his age are doing. So they look "normal" but aren't able to do most things that others their age can do. My 4yo wanted to play t-ball this year so I signed him up for the same team as his brother. We actually got more comments from the parents about him being on the team than from the kids. Most kids just ignore him. It breaks my heart because I know I can't protect them from everything but when it comes from fellow parents making rude comments it just blows my mind. I understand why the kids act like they do because I feel that they aren't being taught the understanding from their parents which is sad. One parent actually said "Who is that odd child out there and why is he on our team?" This is the same parent who is the director at the local preschool and kicked him out because she didn't feel he met their criteria. I just wish most people would have more understanding for people who are different than they are.View Thread
lurking...Hard boiled eggs should be consumed within 1 week of boiling. Personally I would trash them.
While salmonella is destroyed in properly prepared hard-cooked eggs, after cooking, spoilage can occur more quickly than in fresh shell eggs. Cool hard-cooked eggs quickly after cooking, refrigerate them in their shells promptly after cooling, and use them within one week. Source: America Egg BoardView Thread