Oh, Sandra, this is AWFUL! Poor Henry! Can you set up a meeting with the teacher and the principal? I just hate to see burnt out teachers make kiddos not enjoy school, especially at such a young age. School should really be an encouraging place for a child in the beginning, particularly... her discipline methods make me sick.View Thread
Ugh, I've finished shopping, but I haven't finished the interior decorations yet. And I haven't even STARTED my baking!! I've just had too much business, and I was sick, and then the boy's birthday is next week... I just can't get it together this year, it seems! Oh, and we don't even HAVE our cards yet, LOL!View Thread
DH and I don't exchange gifts, but our parents like to send some for us... I asked for an immersion blender. That's it. We're moving this summer, so I've been purging like a madwoman, and we just don't need more stuff. We had to reign them in on DS too...
But if you are asking what I would really WANT to ask for... I really want the Silhouette Cameo craft cutter. But for $300, it's just not practical, OR in the budget, LOL!
Steph, how about jewelry, perfume, books, music, artwork...?View Thread
We have Birthday 11 days before Christmas, so I'm splitting it up... "Santa" is bringing the big boy bike (which he is SOOOOOO excited about!!!!), and other than that, some puzzles, legos, books, hot wheels and Transformer stuff. That's from everyone in the family, not just us, LOL! We have the bike, a floor puzzle, and 2 cars. The grandparents tend to go WAAAAY overboard, so we thought we'd set the standard by only doing a few things.View Thread
I wear a really light foundation from Clinique. I like it because my skin started breaking out a lot after DS was born, and in addition to their skin care line, the foundation I use is good for acne too. I don't know that I would buy foundation in a drug store, only because it's hard to match, KWIM? I like going to the make-up counter and having someone help me get the exact right color!View Thread
I'm glad you're thinking about revisiting the swim lessons. They have made such a difference for my boy with regards to his muscle tone - it's amazing! And yes, if a school district EVER offers services for anything, take them up on it. Like your pedi said, most schools are cutting back, so if they offer, just look at it as a little extra boost. View Thread
My DS also has low muscle tone. Swimming has helped him more than anything, and we've seen a ton of progress with his PT goals since he started lessons, so much so that he's actually accomplished ALL of his PT goals for this year!! Honestly, it's really not a huge "thing" in the grand scheme of things, KWIM? He'll do the extra class, and if he needs more PT, I know you'll get that for him... he just may not be an athlete. He's still the same boy that he was before you got that report, though, and he's still your perfect little baby boy, I promise.View Thread
Poor little sweetie! You're a great momma to go and talk to the class like that. I'm sure everything was just fine today, and hopefully she'll have a great weekend to prepare for a full week with her patch at school.View Thread
I'm with you guys. As far as I know, our school doesn't do Halloween, and I wouldn't send DS to school in a costume anyways. He gets SOO messy, I'd hate for something to happen to it!!!
When I was in elementary school, we were asked to dress up as a character from a book. I went as Pipi Longstocking. The braids were easy, and it wasn't hard to find something I already had to fit the bill clothing-wise.
To the OP, if you have those limits, maybe you can figure out something from a book so that you can use stuff you already have at home. Maybe he could be one of the 3 little pigs, and you can make him a pig nose out of a piece of egg carton with some elastic for around his head. Stick him in some jeans with a flannel shirt or something, and that would work.View Thread