So the baby shower went really well. Everyone was on their best behavior, so no family drama. The games were a big hit, my sister really liked getting the books inscribed from everyone. The Price is Right game was fun, but the big hit was the play-doh baby game! Everyone loved it, and my sister and her friend took the remaining play-doh to their crafting group and they had fun with it that afternoon. Here are the babies we made, I came in second, mines the purple one. I know you can't really see them, but it was really fun.
I think I'd ask them if they have a pile of old leaves somewhere in the area that the kids play in. You could say something like, do you guys still have a pile of leaves on the playground somewhere? I ask because DD keeps coming home with all kinds of leaf and grass in her shirt. It makes a mess in the car and she gets really itchy from it.
That is nuts. DD comes in with dried grass all over her, but they do activities and stuff that has them rolling around, so I don't really care. Plus the teachers usually point it out to me and tell me what they did that day.View Thread
That seems like he hasn't fully transitioned yet and is still getting used to his bed. We did the lay down with DD thing and it backfired! It was such a pain to stop doing it once it became a habit. I'd give it a week without anyone sharing a room and until the novelty wears off.View Thread
We are Subaru people. We have an Outback and the Impreza, both with all-wheel drive. I really like them both. Not that it helps you at all, but when you mentioned all-wheel drive, that's why we bought them. We had a Prius and had to sell it because it was so horrible in the snow. I loved that car too.View Thread
DD feeds the dog (overfeeds sometimes lol), she helps me put away the clean dishes, loves to sweep, and she likes to help me cook. We got her an apron and she stands on a step stool in the kitchen while I chop or cook. Unless I'm doing something that might spatter, she's allowed to help. Sometimes though she just keeps me company, which means she gets out cutting boards, bowls, etc and lines them up to play with.
Oh she also helps me make her bed and change her sheets, and sorts her clean laundry into piles for me. Now that I'm writing this out, she does a lot more than I thought!View Thread
Totally understand. Before I started telecommuting, my commute was an hour. It's a pain and it was before I had kids, so I'm sure it's much worse with a LO. It's worth it if you can find something, more companies seem to be coming around to the idea that employees don't necessarily need to be in office to do a good job. If I can help with any other questions, I'm more than happy to. I have learned alot about WFH the past few years, but I'd be happy to help someone else avoid the same mistakes that I made. Good luck hunting, even if it's in the future!View Thread