My mom found we were eager to talk on the way home from school and less likely later in the day. I guess because she was concentrating on the road so she wasn't looking directly at us that made us more at ease.View Thread
I get up at 5 or 5:10a, depending on how many times I hit snooze. I finish my routine and then get the kids ready. Grandma or daycare feeds them breakfast so all I have to do is get them up and dressed. I try to get their diaper bags ready the night before but usually forget so I have to make sure there are diapers and a change of clothes for each kid. My kids are learly risers so I rarely have to wake them.View Thread
Name: Tammy Kids/school plans: DS (4; will be 5 9/3) starts kindergarten 9/4 DD (2) no school yet
Current Biggest Challenges: "Dinner. It's over 100 here, I'm tired and we've been doing take-out & pizza too much." Same here. I hate to cook too so that doesn't help matters.
Exercise. It's too hot to walk during lunch. I do walk a bit in the mornings by getting off my train one stop earlier and walking the rest of the way to work.
Best summer moment so far: Has nothing to do with the kids. For our anniversary, grandma watched the kids overnight and we went to Tahoe. We lounged on the beach, had "adult time" and went to dinner and a show.View Thread
Bummer about the job but at least they let you know. I've interviewed for many jobs where I assumed I didn't get the job because they didn't call. Only two times have they called to tell me I didn't get the job: one because the hired someone else and the other because the position ended up being cut.View Thread
Well, DS is definitely getting braver as he gets older. We go to our State Fair every year and last year he wouldn't go on any rides and cried when we put him on the monorail with us (but was fine once it got going). Last year he didn't want to pet any of the animals and cried when they got too close. This year, he willingly went on two rides, happily got on the monorail and loved petting the animals (his favorite was the baby potbellied pig).
I don't think he'll ever be a daredevil though. I think we'll be buying the unlimited ride wristband for his sister before we buy it for him.View Thread
I'm with you on the stand and watch. When we were first married, DH and I went to an amusement park with his kids (they were in their teens at the time) and I was the one who held the wallets, sunglasses, etc. while they went on the roller coasters. I'm not a big fan of them and have a personal rule that head must be above feet at all times.View Thread
It depends. I have friends who give hugs as greetings and when you say good-bye. I have friends who only give hugs good-bye. My immediate family isn't very demonstrative but some of my extended family is and I'm fine with that.View Thread