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  • #16
    Re: This thread's for Claire...

    Wow ... don't make her head get any bigger with all this attention ... SHEESH!
    Originally posted by drunkmom
    this is my first buzzed post in the DMCA -- I'm really in this club because I'm a bitch more than anything. I've only had to hit the backspace 4 (oops, make that 5) times in (now 7) in this (now 9) (now 15) in this post! Damn, now I'm up to 18! Our neighbors were (19) (20) making tequilla sunrises. I thought I couldn't do tequilla (22) anymore but (24) this stuff (26) was good! It started (27) with an s


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    • #17
      Re: This thread's for Claire...

      I'm having a hard time finding the arcade...

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      • #18
        Re: This thread's for Claire...

        Originally posted by tracilicious
        Claire!!!

        I love/hate reverse psychology. It does work for us, so I can get shoes on without talking about it for five minutes beforehand, but I feel guilty. I've been reading a lot about parenting without coersion/punishment, so I started to feel like I was coercing him. I also can't say "good job" anymore. Check my LJ for why. If I'm in a fix though, reverse psychology it is!
        The reverse psychology we use is more like, "Oh you can do such and such? I didn't know that...show me!" Or Kelly and I will say to one another, "Cassidy did such and such...wish Chloe could...." It's creepy and horrid, but at least she'll perform and then get the kudos from us. Used to be we'd ask her do something, give her choices, and she'd choose the crappier choice. Also...time outs are like magic! I've never been a time out mom, but they work with her! She hates them! Supernanny moves work here, silly but good!


        I am so so sad that there won't be anymore AD. I hope another network picks it up. Or I'll die.
        Hope it's not Showtime!

        Did you actually have to leave the car lot because you were laughing so hard?
        Yep. We weren't getting anywhere with the guy and we didn't like him...but didn't know how to say, "Can we talk to ANYONE here besides you??" Kelly and I kept looking at each other with the "OMG" big eyes everytime the guy opened his cheesyass mouth. I couldn't stop laughing...it was time to go.

        I've recently found out that Montessori preschool was going to cost an arm and a leg, so I've decided to homeschool for preschool. Then Indi can go to a charter Montesori. Our public schools are terrible. That is one intense preschool to have such an involved auction. Are you still teaching?
        I'm not teaching....no time, and childcare would be toooo complicated this year. Not worth the hassle. Our preschool is amazing, the teacher is a dream and Chloe's preschool experience is invaluable. The environment is so naturalistic and homey, but structured...yet the kids lead the play. It's such a tough balance for any teacher to manage, yet this lady pulls it off. Truly a master teacher. I was at my END the other day, we'd lost our auctioneer, my car was at the dealership, our renters just gave their 30 day notice, my sprained foot was hurting (I'd re-twisted it) and on top of that, I had some errands I couldn't do....and I got called into the preschool as the alternate parent helper. I walked in with a chip on my shoulder, but after playing with the kids, getting my mind off the dumb auction and just being with the kids, doing things for them...and watching the teacher work her magic, totally set me back on course. The fundraising is ridiculous though....they're putting a ton of money away every year now though toward building a bigger program complete with OT's, PT's, speech, child development specialists, etc. The teacher has lofty goals.

        Are there any co-op preschools in your area? They're generally cheaper and you really get to know the kids and families. This is my sixth and final year in a co-op and I'm sad about it.

        I'm happy for you to hear she's mellowed, but sad for me. Those stories were the best. Indi scares me in a smart way. Like I had no idea that he can name by sight 30+ variations of tractors. He's 2! He can identify groups of objects up to four, so he understands numbers but can't yet count. He can write letters, but has no interest in the alphabet and tells me to stop singing when I sing the alphabet song. I could go on and on with that kind of thing. I'm glad he's smart, but also intimidated. Like it's more pressure to raise a smart kid I think. Challenging him is going to be work. I'll be a wreck when he goes to school though
        OMG, he sounds like Cassidy. She hated the alphabet, and HATED me singing to her. What is it with boys and tractors and trains?? They can get to know SO many complicated details...he sounds so smart!! Being the mommy of a smart kid is awesome....I'm always so blown away and proud, even when they're all serious and look at me like I'm Bozo the Clown. It's all about balance.

        You would be so proud of me! I went out on Friday night, with women, without kids, for the first time in THREE YEARS! Yay socialization! I finally found a group of moms that won't think I'm nuts for my crunchy granola parenting ways, but are still a lot of fun. Now if I could only make it out of the house with Michael!
        Did you wear Skechers, tell me you didn't wear Skechers..... :lol:

        Good for you!! Get your butt out of the house more often! It's hard sometimes to find moms you can let loose with...some stay in that role ALL THE TIME it seems like.

        I love Gilmore Girls. I've only seen it a few times though. I should netflix it.
        Or rent each season from the library...that's how I got hooked. I reserved them all on DVD, but the second season came in first.....the minute I watched the last episode of that season, I ran out to buy Season 3 and 4. Then I got Season 5 for Christmas....and got Season 1 at Target for $25. I've watched all five seasons twice now....hours on my butt on the couch...for eight days of it though I was supposed to be off my feet with my stupid sprained foot, so I had an excuse.

        Have you seen March of the Penguins? Damn personification of those birds stressed me out. They were funny though.
        Yes...and I liked it...but I didn't love it in the let's-talk-about-it-to-death way so many other people seemed to! I just thought it was cute...but not life-altering. I preferred Murderball and Mad Hot Ballroom. :clap:

        There's an arcade here? I must investigate...
        Just don't beat my Solitaire score and we're good. :lmao:

        I'm glad you wrote me!! :ghug:

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        • #19
          Re: This thread's for Claire...

          Originally posted by stinkerbell
          The reverse psychology we use is more like, "Oh you can do such and such? I didn't know that...show me!" Or Kelly and I will say to one another, "Cassidy did such and such...wish Chloe could...." It's creepy and horrid, but at least she'll perform and then get the kudos from us. Used to be we'd ask her do something, give her choices, and she'd choose the crappier choice. Also...time outs are like magic! I've never been a time out mom, but they work with her! She hates them! Supernanny moves work here, silly but good!
          I have to admit that I think supernanny is the devil and the families that write in are seriously twisted, but I know you are an awesome mom, so whatever works! We tried time outs a few times and they just made things worse. I'm reading Alfie Kohn right now, which is about as far into gentle discipline as you can get, to the point where it's nearly impossible to follow all the time. Ideals are nice though, right?


          Hope it's not Showtime!
          I don't even have HBO!


          Yep. We weren't getting anywhere with the guy and we didn't like him...but didn't know how to say, "Can we talk to ANYONE here besides you??" Kelly and I kept looking at each other with the "OMG" big eyes everytime the guy opened his cheesyass mouth. I couldn't stop laughing...it was time to go.
          Tee-hee! I used to sell cars! I hated most everyone I worked with. Such HUGE egos.


          I'm not teaching....no time, and childcare would be toooo complicated this year. Not worth the hassle. Our preschool is amazing, the teacher is a dream and Chloe's preschool experience is invaluable.

          Are there any co-op preschools in your area? They're generally cheaper and you really get to know the kids and families. This is my sixth and final year in a co-op and I'm sad about it.
          That sounds awesome! I joined a homeschool preschool co-op. The parents are there the whole time (it's only once a week), but at least Indi gets to socialize with kids that aren't his nutty cousins. I think the year before kindergarten I will see if I can swing a real preschool. How do you go about finding a co-op? I'm stressed just thinking about it. I've haven't left Indi in anyone else's (besides Michael) care since he was five months old.

          OMG, he sounds like Cassidy. She hated the alphabet, and HATED me singing to her. What is it with boys and tractors and trains?? They can get to know SO many complicated details...he sounds so smart!! Being the mommy of a smart kid is awesome....I'm always so blown away and proud, even when they're all serious and look at me like I'm Bozo the Clown. It's all about balance.
          I don't know! He's so into those things. He also loves Cinderella and cross dresses on a regular basis. We had a potty party for him (we don't do Christmas or birthdays, so we had to do something!) and I got the weirdest looks from my family for wrapping his dinosaurs in Cinderella paper. He is totally in love with Annie and June from Little Einsteins. He was going around talking about butterflies and metamorphosis yesterday from watching that show.

          Did you wear Skechers, tell me you didn't wear Skechers..... :lol:
          LOL! I have actually retired my Skechers and moved onto Vans. But Friday night I wore a very respectable pink V-neck Tee with jeans and black heels.

          Good for you!! Get your butt out of the house more often! It's hard sometimes to find moms you can let loose with...some stay in that role ALL THE TIME it seems like.
          After today (when Michael gave Indi cake for lunch), I'm ready to move out of the house. I am glad to have found cool moms though. Angie moved here! I need to get ahold of her so we can hang out!

          Or rent each season from the library...that's how I got hooked. I reserved them all on DVD, but the second season came in first.....the minute I watched the last episode of that season, I ran out to buy Season 3 and 4. Then I got Season 5 for Christmas....and got Season 1 at Target for $25. I've watched all five seasons twice now....hours on my butt on the couch...for eight days of it though I was supposed to be off my feet with my stupid sprained foot, so I had an excuse.
          Uh....I'm banned from practically every library in the state.

          Yes...and I liked it...but I didn't love it in the let's-talk-about-it-to-death way so many other people seemed to! I just thought it was cute...but not life-altering. I preferred Murderball and Mad Hot Ballroom. :clap:
          Lol! I haven't seen either. Actually I'm in a good movie deficit right now. We did rent all the episodes of the British The Office. So freaking funny.

          Just don't beat my Solitaire score and we're good. :lmao:
          How do I even get there? I seriously cannot find this place!

          I'm glad you wrote me!! :ghug:
          Ahhh! Me too! :squeeze:

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