When DS whines I tell him I can't understand anything he is saying and to use his normal voice. He then will talk with me in his regular voice. I do however think that he truly believes that I can't understand him when he whines I tell DD this now too. It works for the most part. I agree that maybe providing some choices for her she will feel more in control.
The baby probably does have something to do with her change. Give her as much praise as possible when she is making the right choices.View Thread
Ok so this is really about me and not my DC. We moved to the Seattle area 9 years ago and I still haven't made any "real" friends. I'm an older mom so all DS friends parents are fairly young. We've met some nice neighbors who we socialize with but they are young too. All the parents on the baseball team seem to have their own little clique already and I just feel like such an outsider.
I'm a nice person but I gues I'm not that out-going. I've been getting better with approaching the other moms and trying to start up conversations but they just seem to fizzle out. I just don't know what to talk about and I keep thinking that they really don't care what I have to say. It's so depressing that I just don't have any one to call or hang out with.
Just looking for ideas on how I can approach the other parents and maybe what to talk about. I wish I was one of those people who can just talk and talk.View Thread
As always it went by way to fast. We had Ryders baseball jamboree on Saturday and then he had a game at 12 and a bday party at 3pm. They took Ryder and the bday boy to the local Spring Fair and they went on rides, played games and then went to the demolition derby and saw fireworks. He had a fantastic time to say the least. The bday boy chose to do this instead of having a party and he choose Ryder as his friend to take with him. These two are becoming best buds. He is a neighbor so they are always at one of our houses playing.
Sunday DH had to replace his drivers seat in the truck it's been broken forever and we've had to keep putting stuff behind the seat to hold it up. It's so uncomfortable to drive like that.
Other than that I was just doing normal cleaning/chores/laundry.View Thread
* i snuck a piece of DS bday cake (i'm supposed to be dieting)
* I kept DD home yesterday b/c she needs to be on a nebulized every 4-6 hours and my daycare provider said she was fine with doing it b/c her son has been on it many times. i just wanted to play hooky from work.View Thread
No I don't wear them out in public unless it's for a walk around the neighborhood. I don't have the body to pull off wearing them for other then working out.
I've seen the "people from walmart" pictures and they are horrifying. Sometimes I think nothing shocks me and then I look at those pictures and I'm always shocked at what people leave there house wearing or not wearing. View Thread
I work for a school district so I"m always in all the schools from elementary to high school and it amazes me the things kids leave behind. As a parent I certainly don't want to be buying my kid a new winter coat every few weeks b/c he leaves it at school and we're to lazy to go look for it. There are bins just over flowing and racks filled with lost items.
Ryder has left his lunch box and hoodie and I make him look for it every day till he brings it home. He always finds it.View Thread