I also have a 3 year old daughter. She doesn't like getting her hair washed, either. I think it's a common issue at this age, so I don't think anyone has terrorized your step-daughter. We usually let our daughter try and do most of the washing herself, and then just help out as needed. It has helped make bath time a little easier.
Have you discussed with her other parent(s) when they will start potty training?View Thread
Sorry, but I didn't find this a "great read". I'm assuming you put the link here to start a discussion on the board. So, I'll give you my 2 cents.
I find the article rather ironic. This article on moms feeling guilty I think actually makes mothers feel more guilty. The whole paragraph starting with "poor dad" was poorly written if the article was trying to make mothers feel less guilty. After reading that paragraph, it seems to me as the author is saying "Shame on you Moms for making Dads feel the way they do." Gee, thanks. More guilt to add onto moms who already feel guilty.
Unlike Didi, I do feel a lot of guilt. I feel it in many aspects of my life, not just parenting. So, maybe that's why I take the article in the negative manner I did.
I do have to agree, though, that after our first child was born, I did feel guilty when DH had to help out. Fortunately, that changed when number 2 was born.View Thread
We bought DD a new bike over the weekend. I was wondering when you started teaching your DC to ride without training wheels. Did you decide DC was old enough, or did DC just seem "ready"? Also, any tips on how to teach them would be appreciated, too.
Your hubby getting snipped is the MUCH easier option. He'll be out for a day or two, and that's it. DH couldn't get snipped, so I had to do the tubal. It's an operation, and you will be quite sore for a couple of days. I also had restrictions for 2 weeks. I couldn't lift anything over 10 pounds for 2 weeks, and I couldn't drive during that time. That is pretty hard to do when you have 1 LO, let alone 2!View Thread