Just a suggestion but maybe you could get up a bit earlier. I mean, getting up at 6a and having to leave by 6:30a doesn't give you much time to get ready. I have to leave by 6:15a and usually get up around 5a and have enough time to get myself and two kids (5 &3) ready.View Thread
My SIL actually got mad when my mom told her about the K/1st grade DS will be going to. She, my SIL, insists he's not ready because he doesn't kow how to read or add and subtract. Her kids go to a private school in the Bay Area of California and they may teach those things there but not in the public schools here. I think she's comparing him to her daughter who is the same age but way more advanced. My niece was taking Mandarin classes and has always been more advanced than most kids her age.View Thread
We had a meeting with DS' teacher this morning regarding his readiness for 1st grade. She said academically he's ready but behaviorally he's not. She doesn't really recommend holding him back as he may get bored with the work and act out more. He also has developmental issues and needs a lot of work with his fine motor skills. He's going to a new school with a combined kindergarten/1st grade so hopefully that will challenge him enough yet keep him behaving. His neurologist said he had ADD but doesn't like to give meds until after the kids are 6. His next appointment is in November so it's possible after he's on the meds, he may calm down. Here's hoping.View Thread
Has your DC ever put something in a weird place that actually makes sense?
Saturday, we were tearing the house apart looking for DS' shoes. He has shoe inserts so it was important we find them as they had the inserts in them. DH was saying he must not have worn them hom the day before and I insisted he did because he had to walk over gravel to get to the car and wouldn't have done that barefoot and we stopped by the store on the way home and he wouldn't have walked in there barefoot either.
Well, a bit later in the day, DH was doing laundry and went to put clothes in the dryer and lo and behold, there were DS' shoes and a pair of shorts. I asked DS why he put them in there and he said they were wet. I guess sometime Friday evening, he had gotten his shorts and shoes went and knew wet clothes went in the dryer so he put them in there. He can't reach the controls so they just sat there until DH found them.View Thread
It was good. Went out on our boat for the first time this season and got a flat tire on the boat trailer. Luckily, my dad was home so he came and got me and took me to a tire shop to get new tires. Once on the water, it went well. DS climbed in the boat without complaint (he cried last year) and didn't protest when I put his life vest on. DD even got in the water with me for a bit. DS almost did and if we were out on the water any longer, he might have.
After that, we visted my in-laws since we found out last week my FIL has lung cancer and has anywhere from a few weeks to few months to live.
DH bbq'd steak and hotdogs for dinner.
Sunday, after church, we all went to visit my grandmother. After that, took the kids to McDonald's for lunch. It was nap time for DD when we got home and after she got up, went to dinner for Mother's Day at Hooters. Yes, I said Hooters. It was my idea because moms got a free $10 or less meal.View Thread
We had that happen to us once. DS was complaining his stomach hurt and we kept telling him to sit down. Next thing we knew, he was throwing up on the floor of the restaurant. Luckily, it was a tile floor. I felt sorry for the family sitting next to us.
You can tell you're a parent when after the above happens, all I do is clean it up with paper towels and napkins, wash my hands, and go back to eating.View Thread
Most of my friends I met through work. I'm older than most parents with kids my age (even the people I went to high school with have high school/college age kids and mine are 3 & 5). DS doesn't go to our neighborhood school since he's special needs so making friends with other parents is sort of hard.
Luckily, one of my co-workers has kids around the same age as mine so we talk about kid stuff a lot.View Thread