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
She might not be ready. We'd try regular underwear on DS but he's still pee/poop in the underwear, no matter how often he was taken to the bathroom. One day though, he didn't want to wear a diaper anymore and then would pee regularly in the potty but would still poop in his underwear/pull-up. It wasn't until a few months after he got the pee that he got the poop part. It just clicked and we've never had an accident, even at night.
BTW, DS was 5 before he was fully potty-trained.View Thread
I would base it on my child's height and maturity. Just because a child is tall enough to go on a ride doesn't mean they should. My son is tall enough to go on most rides but he doesn't like them. DD isn't quite tall enough but loves going on the ones she can.View Thread
DS has definitly followed the curve. Once his weight was below the 5% but it was above the 10% at his next appointment so the doctor wasn't worried. He eats well but takes after my mom's side of the family, tall and slender.View Thread
What my cousin's pedi advised was to have him go potty in the potty chair if he's using the toilet or use the toilet if he's using the potty chair. Kids will associate whichever they use with the pain and won't go. Once they start going again regularly, they can go back to whichever one they were using.View Thread