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Aubrie
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Happy  Posted: 10:51 AM, March 2nd (Friday)

So I thought that since the Teen parents got a cool club, those of us who aren't that far along should have our own.

Feel free to share stories, advice, vent frustrations, whatever!

P.S. To you teen parents who would love to reminisce...you're welcome to join in..

Ok, I'll start.

This morning I heard the chair scrape across the kitchen floor. I heard rummaging around, then the chair scrape back towards the table. A minute later, DS comes crab walking into my bedroom with his hands behind his back and a huge grin on his face.

"Mama...I'm...I'm hungry. I'm hungry to these. But they're yours. Can I have two!?!?"

He brought his hands out front. Sure enough. He's holding a Girl Scout cookie box of Samoas. I told him that those were Daddys, he's have to ask him. He giggles, "Can you call him!?"

We dialed Daddy up, he answers, all DS says is, "Daddy, I'm really hungry! Can I have two? Pleeeease?"

Daddy confirmed he could have two and hung up. As I'm counting the cookies, DS announces, "I can have two! No, two anna half!" No DS, just 2.


Me - FWW * Him - QuietStand

"Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway." - J. Wayne


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icbtih8
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Default  Posted: 11:02 AM, March 2nd (Friday)

Where do I sign up?

My dd isn't quite there yet (will turn 2 in April) but I love how at 22 months she is her own person. Her own person who wants Nemo one minute and Beauty and the Beast literally the next minute. Goldfish one minute and in the next breath says she wants grapes. I swear I'm raising my mother.


D-day #1 - April 29, 2009

Beauty is a calling...a call "to transfigure what has harden or was wounded within you"
-- John O'Donohue


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Aubrie
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Default  Posted: 11:06 AM, March 2nd (Friday)

DS is going thru a phase where breakfast consists of 2 Girl Scout cookies and 1 slice of bread with "JUST peanut butter on it. NO jelly. JUST peanut butter."

I swear I'm a good parent and I try to serve balanced meals.


Me - FWW * Him - QuietStand

"Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway." - J. Wayne


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RS2731
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Default  Posted: 11:24 AM, March 2nd (Friday)

I'm in - but I'm on my phone, so I will post later.


Me - BS, 36
Him - WH, 36
Married - 11 years
DS - 4
D-Day - September 2011
In process of R.

You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.


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Heartbroken1993
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Default  Posted: 12:00 PM, March 2nd (Friday)

Ok I got a 15mth DS and a 3yr DD. Oh where should I begin.....
checking on DS because it got eerily quiet and found him on the TOP (not the sitting part, the dangerous defining gravity part) of the couch while pulling out every tissue from it's box OR when DD runs into her brothers room deliberately pees on his floor or should I say the dr. seuss book that is on the floor of her brothers room. Luckily IASS had to deal with peeing stint


WS-Him 36 (2 PA's)IamsosorryHB1993 (IASS)
BS-Me 36
Married 11yrs, together 20yrs. HS Sweethearts & Onlies
DD 5yrs
DS 3yrs
Getting Better

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BooBoo!
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Default  Posted: 12:04 PM, March 2nd (Friday)

I'm in the trenches with you all too! D is 2, bossy, total daddy's girl, cute as can be but very spoiled...I'm the oldest, she's the first grandchild, niece...you see where this is going!

this morning I was making her oatmeal and instead she points to the candy bag she recieved from a bday party we went to and when I tell her no she throws herself on the floor for her morning tantrum...when she finally calms down and sits down to eat her breakfast she looks at me as says "mommy go"...meaning she wants me to leave the room and not look at her when she's eating.....I already see the teeanage years are going to be fun


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tesla
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Default  Posted: 12:35 PM, March 2nd (Friday)

Yay!! I'm in!

3 yr old son and I also went around about breakfast this morning. I'm pretty boring, so breakfast choices are the following: toast and jelly, granola bar, cheerios with honey or yogurt (or any combination thereof). DS says, "No, mommy. I have snack first then breakfast."
Snack is chocolate chip cookies that grandma made for him

Ended up throwing an epic tantrum over it. God, the patience this child requires!!! But in the end he opted for jelly toast and yogurt. And at snack time he got his precious 'gramma cookies'!


"Thou art the son and heir of a mongrel bitch." --King Lear

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Aubrie
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Default  Posted: 12:45 PM, March 2nd (Friday)

Daily vent....

WHY does he change his underpants EVERY time he uses the bathroom!? And what in the world is with that weird "guy smell" in the bathroom? I swear I clean it every other day and yet, it lingers. Gag.


Me - FWW * Him - QuietStand

"Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway." - J. Wayne


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icbtih8
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Default  Posted: 12:57 PM, March 2nd (Friday)

Food. Argh. My dd will eat anything and everything as long as its not in her plate. She's good if it's in mommy's plate, daddy's plate, the floor, anywhere but her plate.


D-day #1 - April 29, 2009

Beauty is a calling...a call "to transfigure what has harden or was wounded within you"
-- John O'Donohue


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Lalagirl
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Default  Posted: 1:19 PM, March 2nd (Friday)

Are grandmammas of toddlers welcome? I'm very well qualified...LOL!

GS is 2.5 yo. He has a new tactic when he's doing something he knows he should not do.

The other day he was at our house and was drawing on the wall. Just when I walked in the room, he turned to me and said, "Grandmom, I'm SO proud of you...I love you SO much!" His mamma told me this is his new diversionary tactic...worked pretty well, cause it totally took my mind off of fussing at him about drawing on the wall.

Potty training is a joke. He has no interest at all. When he has to #2, he goes into another room and shuts the door. If you enter, he will say, "Please get out; I need my "pri-za-see."


Me - 49; FWH - 51
Married 31 years 9/2/14
2 grown daughters-30 & 27
5yo GS,22 mo.& 2 mo. GD (DD30) and 2.5 yo GD(DD27). D-day #1 - 1/06; D-day #2 - 3/07
Reconciled! Construction Complete.

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broken&lonely
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Default  Posted: 1:30 PM, March 2nd (Friday)

I have one of these. She'll be three in June.

She slept all night in her new big girl bed last night.


Me - BS (40) - Stronger & Wiser, Cautiously off the fence
Him - WH (41) - Earning his F
Daughter (4) - Light of our lives
Together 15yrs, Married 12, Friends for 20+
D-day 2.5.11
Attempting to find each other again

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Aubrie
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Default  Posted: 1:37 PM, March 2nd (Friday)

"Grandmom, I'm SO proud of you...I love you SO much!"

I hear ya. When they start with the "I love you Mommy!" for no reason, I get worried.

She slept all night in her new big girl bed last night.

Yayyyy! I love when they sleep in their own beds!


Me - FWW * Him - QuietStand

"Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway." - J. Wayne


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BooBoo!
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Default  Posted: 1:51 PM, March 2nd (Friday)

Potty training in our home isn't going well at all here either! She will sit on her toilet only after she has done her buisness in the diaper.......and she takes her diaper off after #2 without telling me lol and then I have to chase her around and pray she doesnt smear any all over the place....I did hear duck taping the diaper works tho lol

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Default  Posted: 2:46 PM, March 2nd (Friday)

Hmm. No Dads??


DDay 7/4/07 found out about online/sexting EA with OM
DDay 7/25/07 found out about OW
In R

2 DSs, ages 8 and 6
DD, 1


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Aubrie
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Default  Posted: 2:50 PM, March 2nd (Friday)

Dads are more than welcome! Crossbow, you've had some great stories! Bring it on!


Me - FWW * Him - QuietStand

"Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway." - J. Wayne


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RS2731
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Default  Posted: 3:38 PM, March 2nd (Friday)

DS asked for chicken nuggets for dinner. I heated them up and added some ketchup (the OTHER food group). A few minutes later he's sitting there, staring forlornly at his almost full plate. I asked him what was wrong and he said "the chicken nuggets hurt my feelings."

I didn't ask. I didn't want to know. I just gave him peanut butter.


Me - BS, 36
Him - WH, 36
Married - 11 years
DS - 4
D-Day - September 2011
In process of R.

You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.


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Crossbow
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Default  Posted: 3:47 PM, March 2nd (Friday)

RS

Today everything and everyone has been hurting DS6's feelings - drama tears and all.

What the heck is up with that????


DDay 7/4/07 found out about online/sexting EA with OM
DDay 7/25/07 found out about OW
In R

2 DSs, ages 8 and 6
DD, 1


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Crossbow
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Default  Posted: 3:50 PM, March 2nd (Friday)

We used to put DS4 in a onesie - backwards - to keep him from sticking hands in his poopy diaper and "painting" -

DS6 was really freaked out about getting dirty, so we never had that problem with him, thankfully.


DDay 7/4/07 found out about online/sexting EA with OM
DDay 7/25/07 found out about OW
In R

2 DSs, ages 8 and 6
DD, 1


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JanaGreen
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Default  Posted: 3:58 PM, March 2nd (Friday)

Oh I have so many stories! But I am getting ready to leave work. I will share later until you are tired of hearing about Baby Green!


We're both in our 30s. One awesome 4-year-old daughter.

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tesla
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Default  Posted: 4:32 PM, March 2nd (Friday)

I heated them up and added some ketchup (the OTHER food group).

HAHA!!! Yes, my son too!! He will eat ANYTHING if there is ketchup on it.


"Thou art the son and heir of a mongrel bitch." --King Lear

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RS2731
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Default  Posted: 5:28 PM, March 2nd (Friday)

DS3 loves the show "Max & Ruby". That show drives me nuts. Tonight, DS is insisting that his name is now Max and my name is Ruby. And his stuffed Snoopy dog is now named Pluto. And WH has become Franklin, after the Franklin and Friends show. He won't respond unless you call him Max, which I keep forgetting to do because IT'S NOT HIS NAME.


Me - BS, 36
Him - WH, 36
Married - 11 years
DS - 4
D-Day - September 2011
In process of R.

You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.


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Aubrie
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Default  Posted: 5:31 PM, March 2nd (Friday)

C'mon Mama! Get with the program!


Me - FWW * Him - QuietStand

"Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway." - J. Wayne


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isadora
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Default  Posted: 9:53 PM, March 2nd (Friday)

DD1 my five year old brought home a monster of a cold that is still working its way through our house. DD1 had it first, then DS the almost 2 year old. Finally DD2 got what she was terming THE FEVER. She was very excited, until she learned what having the FEVER actually meant.

Anyway, DS was really down for about 24 hours, just not able to do anything but lay on the couch and look pathetic. I knew he was better the next morning after we woke up and I a saw him trolling the apartment looking for something spectacular to make his triumphant return to the living. He elected to climb his sisters bunk bed and throw his binky at DD1 to wake her up.


Me: BW Him: WH
Married: 12 yrs
2 DDs and DSs all under 10
2 Affairs - 2010 year long PA/EA, 2008 2 month online EA
Multiple D-Days

I can only control myself, no one else. I do not have that kind of power.


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RS2731
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Default  Posted: 7:46 AM, March 3rd (Saturday)

Mommy, I want a banana.

Okay.

But I want to peel it.

Okay.

Can you start it?

Okay.

It broked in half! I need a whole banana!

That IS a whole banana.

NO! I NEED A WHOLE BANANA! I'M NOT EATIN A BROKEN BANANA!

Cue tears.

Haven't even had coffee yet...


Me - BS, 36
Him - WH, 36
Married - 11 years
DS - 4
D-Day - September 2011
In process of R.

You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.


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metamorphisis
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Default  Posted: 8:32 AM, March 3rd (Saturday)

RS2!!!!
My son was exactly the same about the most random things!!!
You absolutely could NOT take the wrapper off ANYTHING for him. I could open the granola bar or whatever, but heaven help me and anyone within a ten mile radius if I dared to remove the wrapper. That was HIS JOB.
He would absolutely melt down.
It was like living with a clinically insane dictator of a small country.



“We don't see things as they are; we see them as we are.”... Anais Nin

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isadora
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Default  Posted: 9:43 AM, March 3rd (Saturday)

It was like living with a clinically insane dictator of a small country.

OMG- spewing coffee on my computer. That's exactly what it is.

Except I have three of them staging daily coup d'etats.

Well maybe only 2,the five year old is not clinically insane anymore. She is just turning into a teenager.


Me: BW Him: WH
Married: 12 yrs
2 DDs and DSs all under 10
2 Affairs - 2010 year long PA/EA, 2008 2 month online EA
Multiple D-Days

I can only control myself, no one else. I do not have that kind of power.


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Lalagirl
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Default  Posted: 12:42 PM, March 3rd (Saturday)

She slept all night in her new big girl bed last night.

Yay!!! Our GS (he's a co-sleeper) has told his mommy that he wants a "superhero" big-boy bedroom - we're making progress!


Me - 49; FWH - 51
Married 31 years 9/2/14
2 grown daughters-30 & 27
5yo GS,22 mo.& 2 mo. GD (DD30) and 2.5 yo GD(DD27). D-day #1 - 1/06; D-day #2 - 3/07
Reconciled! Construction Complete.

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Lalagirl
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Default  Posted: 12:43 PM, March 3rd (Saturday)

A few minutes later he's sitting there, staring forlornly at his almost full plate. I asked him what was wrong and he said "the chicken nuggets hurt my feelings."

OMG - that is great!


Me - 49; FWH - 51
Married 31 years 9/2/14
2 grown daughters-30 & 27
5yo GS,22 mo.& 2 mo. GD (DD30) and 2.5 yo GD(DD27). D-day #1 - 1/06; D-day #2 - 3/07
Reconciled! Construction Complete.

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Lalagirl
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Default  Posted: 12:45 PM, March 3rd (Saturday)

Mommy asks GS what he wants for breakfast. "Candy!" Mommy: "No, you may not have candy, but you can have (list)" GS: "You are NOT making me happy." Mommy: "I'm sorry, sweetie; but candy for breakfast could make your teeth yucky and they will fall out!" GS: "Dat's ok - I get new teef!"


Me - 49; FWH - 51
Married 31 years 9/2/14
2 grown daughters-30 & 27
5yo GS,22 mo.& 2 mo. GD (DD30) and 2.5 yo GD(DD27). D-day #1 - 1/06; D-day #2 - 3/07
Reconciled! Construction Complete.

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Aubrie
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Default  Posted: 12:53 PM, March 3rd (Saturday)

"Dat's ok - I get new teef!"

My DD (6!) hates to brush her teeth. She tried to work out a deal with me. "When all my baby teeth fall out and the grown up ones come in, then I'll brush my teeth." Dear, you already have 4 grown up teeth, so you get to brush NOW to protect those. Every morning we do this. Gah!


Me - FWW * Him - QuietStand

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isadora
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Default  Posted: 2:29 PM, March 3rd (Saturday)

DD1 and DD2 (the five year old and 3 year old) fight me when it comes to brushing teeth, however DS wants to brush his teeth so much I have to tell him no.


Me: BW Him: WH
Married: 12 yrs
2 DDs and DSs all under 10
2 Affairs - 2010 year long PA/EA, 2008 2 month online EA
Multiple D-Days

I can only control myself, no one else. I do not have that kind of power.


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Aubrie
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Default  Posted: 7:30 PM, March 3rd (Saturday)

Captain Underpants just went tearing down the hall.

I made a comment in passing about cutting his hair. Didn't say when. Just that it needed cut. A few minutes later he came around the corner in his Thomas undies.

Me: DS What are you doing!?
DS: Mooooom...*eye roll*
Me: DS where are your clothes?
DS: Mooooom....*eye roll* You gonna cut my hay-er! *huff*

Good thing I didn't tell him about the haircut this morning. He'd have been naked all day.


Me - FWW * Him - QuietStand

"Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway." - J. Wayne


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isadora
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Default  Posted: 12:51 AM, March 4th (Sunday)

Captain Underpants just went tearing down the hall.

DS had depants'd himself earlier today and I noticed I had to change the diaper. But I couldn't find his pants. Went back to the kitchen to finish cleaning, forgot about the pants when DS paraded back into the kitchen and handed me his diaper. I guess the pants are a necessary distraction to the boy keeping his diaper on.


Me: BW Him: WH
Married: 12 yrs
2 DDs and DSs all under 10
2 Affairs - 2010 year long PA/EA, 2008 2 month online EA
Multiple D-Days

I can only control myself, no one else. I do not have that kind of power.


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Crossbow
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Default  Posted: 3:18 PM, March 4th (Sunday)

DS6 will eat anything (except "yucky meat"). He has a hollow leg, I am sure. I have NEVER SEEN a child eat so much, every single day!

DS4 is weird about food. Currently his favorite food is "car-flowers" (cauliflower), which he happily eats raw or cooked. He doesn't want ANY sauce of ANY kind on ANY food. He used to love sauces and gravies and such, now he completely rejects them. Go figure.


DDay 7/4/07 found out about online/sexting EA with OM
DDay 7/25/07 found out about OW
In R

2 DSs, ages 8 and 6
DD, 1


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Default  Posted: 7:50 PM, March 4th (Sunday)

Crossbow, my GD3 is like your DS6. She doesn't like to get dirty. Very girly-girl, KWIM? The thing is, she'll GET dirty... and she's fine... until she realizes it. That's when she makes that "ewww, YUCK!" face and insist on being cleaned up.

Oh, and one of my nephews was also quite the "artiste" with the dirty diaper...


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WW (me) - 49


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Aubrie
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Default  Posted: 11:37 AM, March 7th (Wednesday)

DS is obsessed with Qtips. (He knows better and is terrified to use them by himself.) Almost every day he digs in my cabinet, grabs 2, and marches down the hallway, "Mom! I have carrots in my ears!"

I'm thinking an itchy ear constitutes as "carrots".


Me - FWW * Him - QuietStand

"Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway." - J. Wayne


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Crossbow
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Default  Posted: 12:05 PM, March 7th (Wednesday)

LOL this morning I remembered a remark that DS6 made when he was 2 or 3:

"Dada, help! My teeth bited me!"

He'd bitten his tongue or the inside of his cheek, don't remember which. I had to stifle my laughter, because he would've been FURIOUS if he thought I was laughing at his toddler crisis.

[This message edited by Crossbow at 12:05 PM, March 7th (Wednesday)]


DDay 7/4/07 found out about online/sexting EA with OM
DDay 7/25/07 found out about OW
In R

2 DSs, ages 8 and 6
DD, 1


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Aubrie
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Default  Posted: 12:09 PM, March 7th (Wednesday)

Love it. That's great.


Me - FWW * Him - QuietStand

"Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway." - J. Wayne


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Default  Posted: 2:04 PM, March 7th (Wednesday)

My poor little eats like a bird. She's tall for her age (28 months) but only weighs 23 pounds.

I don't have any cute stories today but you should have seen the look on her face when I showed her the new Curious George shirt that I picked up for her at Old Navy this weekend. It had George! And he was holding balloons! And the balloons were glittery! She said, "Mommy, George has boons! George can fly!" God I love that stinky little girl.


We're both in our 30s. One awesome 4-year-old daughter.

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Default  Posted: 3:56 PM, March 7th (Wednesday)

"Mommy, George has boons! George can fly!

So so cute! I love that DD still calls them boons.

It will be good for me to write down some of DD's latest antics. Her baby book is packed up (we're moving) so this will be my informal documentation.


* DD has taken to saying, "No, mamadaddy" when she doesn't want to do something. It's like, "No mama. And if you let that daddy guy have a say, I'm gonna tell him the same thing."


* Tomatoes have been "Ahtootootoo"s long since after she showed us she could actually say "tomato." The other day, she came up to me and said, "Mama. May-tay-toe is AH-too-too-too. You say now."

* She is always remarking on what I'm wearing. I have a pair of pj pants with cherries on them, ans she always says, "NICE cherries, mama!" The other day I had just gotten out of the shower, and I had my robe and hood on. She says, "Ooh, nice hat! Annnnd.... um, nice jacket?"

* When being prepped for a bath, she enjoys streaking around the house, yelling "Boooty booty toosh!"



Cherish those who seek the truth but beware of those who find it. - François-Marie Arouet

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Default  Posted: 6:28 PM, March 7th (Wednesday)

DS3, why aren't you eating your mac and cheese? Because it's making me sad.

Geez. Chicken nuggets hurt his feelings. Mac and cheese makes him sad. I know kids can be weird but WTF???


Me - BS, 36
Him - WH, 36
Married - 11 years
DS - 4
D-Day - September 2011
In process of R.

You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.


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Aubrie
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Default  Posted: 9:17 PM, March 7th (Wednesday)

Awww Jrazz! Annnnnd....um nice jacket? Cute!

DS3 is running a fever today. Yay. He woke up from a nap sobbing. I put him in the tub. (he reeeally needed a bath) He sobbed because he didn't want to get in. I washed him up, told him to stand up, he sobbed because he wanted to stay in. Then he sobbed because I was putting him in jammies, "I want real cloooooothes!" I reach for the real clothes and he started crying, "I want Mickey jammiiiiiies!"

He got a dose of Tylenol and started feeling better. A little while ago he asked for "seepy tea so I feel better. *cough*cough*". I fixed him a mug of herbal Sleepy Time tea and he's good to go. Wonder how long that will last.


Me - FWW * Him - QuietStand

"Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway." - J. Wayne


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Jrazz
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Default  Posted: 12:20 PM, March 8th (Thursday)

He woke up from a nap sobbing.

Oh No! Poor sweetie sweetie. If it's anything like what we had, I switched from Tylenol to Ibuprofen for the longer lasting effects.

I gotta get some of that seepy tee. Hope he feels better soon.


Cherish those who seek the truth but beware of those who find it. - François-Marie Arouet

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Aubrie
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Default  Posted: 12:53 PM, March 8th (Thursday)

"Seepy Tea" is Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Tea. (Most importantly it's caffeine free )

When I'm sick I use Echinacea Complete Care. My kids won't touch it with a 40 foot pole, so I give them "seepy tea" or Honey Chamomile. They seem alot calmer and happier once they drink it. I think it's more of a mental thing than physical. But hey, if it works, it works. I shall not argue.

[This message edited by Aubrie84 at 12:53 PM, March 8th (Thursday)]


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Default  Posted: 2:29 PM, March 9th (Friday)

Bumping this because I want it to stay on the first page!

We're taking Baby G to a Kindermusik Jammie Jam class tonight. I don't know who's more excited - me or the baby.


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Default  Posted: 2:47 PM, March 9th (Friday)

DS3 has a new obsession with Charlie Brown. For the holidays he got a small stuffed Charlie Brown and Woodstock from my mom. His refrain ever since has been, Where's my Snoopy? So for Valentine's Day, I got him a small stuffed Snoopy. He loved it. Sleeps with it every night and brings it to day care pretty much every day.

A couple of weeks ago, WH handled pick up and called me when he got home. Snoopy had been left home and one the dogs had eaten part of him. DS was upset; I picked up a new Snoopy on the way home - all was good.

Fast forward to last weekend. We were all out together. Came home and Snoopy2 was gutted in the living room. I picked up pieces and both WH and I sat down and told DS that the dogs had hurt Snoopy and that we would get him a new one. He stared at us for about 30 seconds, then shook his little fists and yelled "AGAIN???"

Then walked up to our lab and shook his finger in his face and said "You are so NAUGHTY, Seerus (he can't pronounce Sirius). You have to have consequences."


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Default  Posted: 4:08 PM, March 9th (Friday)


Oh RS, I needed the laugh. "You have to have consequences!"
Sorry to hear that Snoopy died a horrible death, but good to know DS wasn't overly devastated.

Captain Underpants made another appearance today. Had a rough night so I slept in. When I got up, DS was jumping on the couch in his tighty whiteys. My crazy child.


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Default  Posted: 4:29 PM, March 9th (Friday)

Today DS was being especially attentive to our Malamute, Mosley. I'm in the kitchen and I hear DS yell, "Mom, I brush Mosley!" Go to check on this and he's brushing Mosley with his tooth brush!!!!


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Default  Posted: 5:11 PM, March 9th (Friday)

That's awesome. My little guy cleaned the toilet with his toothbrush. He was so proud of himself too.
"Mommy look! I clean da toilet fur you!"


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Default  Posted: 6:10 PM, March 9th (Friday)

I'm not in the toddler mama club but I love the stories.
t/j
Sirius

love it


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Default  Posted: 9:51 PM, March 9th (Friday)

Oh, yeah. We're Harry Potter freaks. And not especially creative with the name for a black lab.


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Default  Posted: 10:37 PM, March 9th (Friday)

So Baby G was pretending to feed me ice cream tonight. I said, "What kind of ice cream is it?" and she replied, "Bermilla."


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Default  Posted: 10:06 AM, March 10th (Saturday)

LOL Jana! Mine both call tortillas "batee-yahs."


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Default  Posted: 8:00 PM, March 10th (Saturday)

I love "bermilla".

DS calls his ice-cream, "rice cream".


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Default  Posted: 5:44 PM, March 11th (Sunday)

Fair warning - this is going to be a little TMI.

DS3 is always walking around with either his hand down his pants or holding his crotch. I keep telling him it's not going to fall off. Tonight he was standing in th emiddle of the living room pulling at his crotch and I told him to stop. He turned around and said, quite indignantly - But Mommy, my pee pee is stuck to my balls!!!

I had to leave the room.


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Default  Posted: 7:18 PM, March 11th (Sunday)

LOL RS, I've got two who can't stop messing with em.

Recently DS4 took off his (dry) pullup to go put on underwear. As he ran from the bathroom, he was hanging onto the whole goods singing "Cold penis! Cold penis!" as he ran!

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Default  Posted: 9:03 PM, March 11th (Sunday)

RS and Crossbow I believe I just seen my future with my ds. He is 15a months and discovered his little friend along time ago. Every time we change him his hands go right to it. Like a magnet. This past week he discovered how to take his pants off and yesterday he figured out how yo take his diaper off. The only thing missing for my little guy is a trench coat lol. Oh he also discovered how climb in the dining chairs and get on the table. Im waiting to catch him naked table dancing


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Default  Posted: 11:01 PM, March 11th (Sunday)

I don't frequent Fun and Games that much. But this Toddler Mama Club sounds like so much fun!

My DD is 2. I have really been trying to watch my language around her.

DD: "Oh Crap!"
Me: "I told you not to say that word!"
DD: "No mama, you say no say Oh Fuck!"

Normally when she talks back to me it's unintelligible gibberish- this was her first understandable argument.


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Default  Posted: 6:26 AM, March 12th (Monday)

Last night DD put on her pajamas all by herself.

She also fed herself, half the times with her spoon, half the times with her hands, 100% from my plate and 0% from hers.


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Default  Posted: 6:39 AM, March 12th (Monday)

DD: "Oh Crap!"
Me: "I told you not to say that word!"
DD: "No mama, you say no say Oh Fuck!"

katieboo - I am really, really bad at watching my mouth and I've been trying to do better. A couple of months ago we had people over for dinner and I dropped something (can't remember what right now) and said: Son of a.... and stopped myself.

DS3 pipes up - it's Bitch, Mommy - son of a bitch!


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Default  Posted: 6:47 AM, March 12th (Monday)

Hi, I'm a happy "Ma" (grandma) of a wonderful just turned 3 girl that I am fortunate enough to get to watch 3-4 days a week while her parents work.
Yesterday at bathtime, I hear a few bubbles in the water, and "Surprise! I made little stink fart bubbles for you!"
I was reassured by her when lifting her out of the tub that she wouldn't pee or stink fart on me....
Good to know.

Last week when I picked her up from dance class, her teacher pulled me aside and told me she had been flipping everyone off....uh no, if you looked closely, she had an owie on her tall one finger's knuckle and was trying to get sympathy for it...you should have seen the teacher's face, she was soooo embarrassed...

I love my ninja ballerina!


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Default  Posted: 8:12 AM, March 12th (Monday)

I was reminded this morning of something my DD did when she was little bitty.

The Johnny Depp version of Willy Wonka came out and he says "Good morning starshine"

I can't tell you how many mornings I would wake up with DD in my face saying, "A-you-you Dar-shiiiiiine!" Good memories.

BTW, Crossbow and RS, I'm not feeling so bad about my Captain Underpants now. Mine at least keeps his hands out of his shorts. So far.


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Default  Posted: 8:28 AM, March 12th (Monday)

RS, we have been pretty careful with our language, but my MIL doesn't even try. SHE is a whole different story.

I remember when DS6 was, well, not yet 2, because DS4 hadn't been born. We were walking up the steps and I was holding his hand, he must've been 15-16 months. He looked up, smiled sweetly at me, and said, "Dada, these stairs are a bitch."

My MIL hates stairs, so I think I know where that came from...

One time DS4 said to us, "We have to be good. Not hitting or pinching or screaming or saying 'Damage.'" It took a couple of seconds for us to realize that he meant Dammit!

ETA: My DSs are 21 months apart. DS6 started talking at 7 months (!) and walking at 14 months, so that helps me place things more accurately in my memory.

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Default  Posted: 8:46 AM, March 12th (Monday)

So yesterday my girl was running a little wild in TJ Maxx. When I took her out to the car, she said, "I run from Mommy." I said yes, you should not do that.

She said, "Because I might get lost."
Me: Yes
Baby G: I might get lost on Mars.
Me, choking back laughter: Yes.
Baby G: I might get lost on Mars and then I have to use my rescue ding.
Me: Your rescue ding?
Baby G: Yes my rescue ding so you can come get me.
Me: OH! You might get lost on Mars and then you have to use your rescue signal so I can come find you and be with you.
Baby G: Yes, I use my rescue ding so I can be with Mommy because I loooove her.

LOL!

Then on the way home, she started talking about how there was a crazy monster chasing us because he wanted to tickle us. But she's going to yell, "GO DIEGO GO!" at him and scare him away.


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Default  Posted: 10:00 PM, March 12th (Monday)

This afternoon I was on the way to the hospital to see my mother. DS was in the backseat talking about anything and everything as usual. I was a million miles away in thought when I heard, "MOM! FOCUS!" I turned around and he's got a serious expression on his face, jaw set, and finger pointed at me. He had a boo-boo on his foot and needed to show it off!


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Default  Posted: 2:01 PM, March 13th (Tuesday)

So last night DS3 asked for a snack. I asked him what he wanted. "Crackers."

I told him we had peanut butter crackers, cheese crackers and goldfish crackers.

He asked "Do we have graham crackers?"

I told him we did and reached for the box. He said:

No, no, no, Mommy. I don't WANT graham crackers. But you forgot them."


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Default  Posted: 2:28 PM, March 13th (Tuesday)

LOL smart kid!


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Default  Posted: 6:57 PM, March 13th (Tuesday)

No, no, no, Mommy. I don't WANT graham crackers. But you forgot them

Smarty pants.

My little guy was quite the booger. We were over at my sister's and I was already feeling . All the sudden DD is screaming, "MOMMMYYY!!!! DS is peeing all over the backyard!" I ran out and there is DS, pants around his ankles, trying to water the lawn. Of course I had to take a picture! Then I made him pull his pants up and come in the house.


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Default  Posted: 7:25 PM, March 13th (Tuesday)

there is DS, pants around his ankles, trying to water the lawn

Aubrie, I'm quite sure it's just a matter of time for my DS to do this.


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DS - 4
D-Day - September 2011
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Default  Posted: 7:45 AM, March 14th (Wednesday)

I... have ...one.

Turns 2 on tuesday.

Currently creating another. (IVF) (clearly I am insane)

Exhausted and deranged (obviously, see above) from the hormones,drugs and The Gunslinger.

No cute stories. He did however, take a shit in the Fertility Specialists office today, while I was having my ovaries scanned THE BAD WAY. Stripped to naked-ass naked in 5 seconds flat and took a dump. As you can tell, Hubs was doing a FABULOUS job watching him.

Its ok though cos we are seeing the very same doc responsible for creating the free-ranger poo-er, so I just laid the blame right where it belonged. I said "Well Dr R, YOU made him, so somewhere along the line, you have to take responsibility for your actions"

But I don't think I have ever been so mortified in my life...

Speak of the Devil and he howls from the nursery. Of course. Juuust as I was about to turn in.

*deep sigh*

Please God, don't let tonight be the night when he figures out how to get out of the cot. Thanks in advance.

Soldier on, Soldiers. See ya tomorrow.

Ps. I have ankles like tree-trunks. *SOB*



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Default  Posted: 8:19 AM, March 14th (Wednesday)


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Default  Posted: 10:07 AM, March 14th (Wednesday)

So we are having blueberry eggos this morning for breakfast.

DD is learning a word a second, and hit me from all sides with a sentence when she had finished her first* waffle..

"More awfuls, mama? More awful PEES mama so cute?"


**Yes, her first of TWO waffles. She eats like a teenage boy. She's in the 50th %tile for weight, 75th for height, and 95th for noggin. She just run-run-runs everywhere all day long.

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Default  Posted: 7:20 PM, March 18th (Sunday)

WH and I took DS3 to the park today since it was so beautiful. He wanted to bring his Lightning McQueen kickball. We played soccer and catch and then he wanted to go up to the basketball courts. Up we went and he was frustrated because he couldn't make a basket, even sitting on WH's shoulders. So we're sitting on the bench (he's pouting), watching a guy on the other side of the courts shooting baskets, with a friend and girlfriend watching. He was pretty decent and made most of his shots. The first shot he missed, DS3 yelled (as loud as humanly possible) "Hey - that guy missed! He MISSED!"

The girlfriend and friend started laughing hysterically and the guy shooting baskets just laughed, but I was completely mortified.


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DS - 4
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Default  Posted: 12:21 PM, March 19th (Monday)

From about 4 hours ago:

ME: DS4, what is this stuff all over the bathroom floor?
DS4: Shoe chocolate!
ME: Shoe chocolate????
DS4: Yeah, chocolate for shoes.
ME: Where did you find chocolate?
DS4: I climbed up high in the bafroom and got it!
ME: Wait, it's on your brother's shirt too? What IS "shoe chocolate" anyway???
DS4: Here it is! (holds up bottle of liquid shoe polish, black.)


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Default  Posted: 4:09 PM, March 19th (Monday)

LMAO at shoe chocolate and awfuls!

Last night Baby Green was being very two all night. Just a total PITA. Then at bedtime she stepped on a little carpet nail in between her room and the bathroom after she put her toothbrush away. She then decided she wanted to put a blanket in the doorway, and she said, "Sweetie . . . sweetie Mommy, be careful. I don't want you step on this."

And my heart is still in a puddle on her bedroom floor!


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Default  Posted: 1:00 AM, March 20th (Tuesday)

A little background. Last April (at not quite 2 years old) WH thought it would be cute/funny/likely to give me a heart attack if he let DS play on the full sized bulldozer in his uncles back yard. I was in the house holding my previously broken foot and doing the stutter-snort trying not to cry after DS had jumped on it. I got myself under control and walked back outside just in time to see DS fall out of the cab of the dozer, between the cab and the track and straight to the ground, bouncing off of things with his face all the way. Did you know you CAN run on a broken foot? Amazingly, his nose was broken but not displaced, and everything else was minor scratches and bruises.

So now, every SINGLE time he sees construction equipment we have the same conversation.

DS- MAMA! MAMA! Tractor!
Me- Yes, DS, that's a (insert name of equipment here)
DS- DS (third person is lovely) fall off tractor and break face!
ME- Yes, DS, you fell off of a bulldozer and broke your face.
DS- It hurt.
Me- Yes, I imagine it did hurt
DS- DS shouldn't climb on tractors.
Me- That's true DS.
DS- Can I climb the tractor?

Me- honking the horn with my forehead.


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Default  Posted: 2:00 PM, March 20th (Tuesday)

DS3 is the master of half compliments. (Ex: Mommy - makeup makes you look nice! Gee - thanks, kid).

This morning I was pleasantly surprised. He came into the living room where I was gathering my work stuff together and said "Mommy - you are so pretty!"

I said "Aw, thank you, honey."

He looked at me and said "Now what do you say to me?"

I thought for a second and said "DS3, you are so handsome."

He smiled and said "Yep. Thank you, Mommy."


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Married - 11 years
DS - 4
D-Day - September 2011
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Default  Posted: 3:33 PM, March 20th (Tuesday)

DS- Can I climb the tractor?

Me- honking the horn with my forehead.

Today I took the kids for a walk. On our way home DS3 yelled, "Mom! I'm stepping on you! I'm stepping on you!" I looked down and he was dancing alongside me, stepping on my shadow. I started howling, "Ooowwww, that hurts! Stop DS! Ouch!" He dissolved into giggles. I'm sure this will be a daily ritual now.


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Default  Posted: 9:40 AM, March 27th (Tuesday)

A couple gems from the past week.

DS asked for "rice cream" (ice cream) As I got it together he said "I want dirt in it Mom! I want dirt!" I just looked at him. He huffed, started digging in the cabinet, and came out with a jar of Ovaltine. He wanted it sprinkled over the top of his rice cream.

Yesterday while cooking dinner I had the timer set at 15 minute intervals. Everytime it went off he would come tearing in the room. "MOOOM!!!!! It's beeping! Is it done!?" No DS, go play. Third time it beeps, here comes DS again. In nothing but his underpants. "MOM! Is it done now!?" Yes DS....WHERE are your clothes!? "Mom! I had to PEE!"

If you haven't asked them at least three times in one day "where are your clothes?" your day is not complete.


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Default  Posted: 9:51 AM, March 27th (Tuesday)

If you haven't asked them at least three times in one day "where are your clothes?" your day is not complete.

They do like being naked, don't they?

DS3's birthday party was this past weekend. My mom got him a small toy and a bunch of new T-shirts, underwear and socks, as he is outgrowing the ones he has. Today, he wore a pair of new underwear to school. I dropped him off and one of his friends came tearing over with a matchbox car yelling "Look what I got, G! A new car!" Without missing a beat, DS3 pulled down his pants and said "And I got new underwear!"

There was another mother in the room doing dropoff and I thought she was going to cry she was laughing so hard.


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Him - WH, 36
Married - 11 years
DS - 4
D-Day - September 2011
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Default  Posted: 10:08 AM, March 27th (Tuesday)

"And I got new underwear!"

Oh.Emm.Gee!!!


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Default  Posted: 12:18 PM, March 27th (Tuesday)

Baby Green yesterday, looking at her aunt's grandfather clock: "Hey, a dickory dock! Where da mouse ran up da clock?"


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Default  Posted: 7:47 PM, April 3rd (Tuesday)

After handing miss Vrazz a bowl of tangerine pieces, she said the four words I've been waiting to hear my whole life: "Thank you, princess mama."


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Default  Posted: 8:26 PM, April 3rd (Tuesday)

Jrazz - I need to train DS to day that!


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Him - WH, 36
Married - 11 years
DS - 4
D-Day - September 2011
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Default  Posted: 8:38 PM, April 3rd (Tuesday)

Step 1: Bombard them with Disney.


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Default  Posted: 10:47 AM, April 4th (Wednesday)

Yesterday DS3 was wanting my attention. He rubbed his hand on my leg and suddenly stopped.

"Mama! Your yegs are pokey!!!" (I need to shave and I had goosebumps)
DS, Mama has goosebumps.
"Mama! You are pokey!"
Yes, we've established this.

The rest of the day he had this obsession with my "pokey yegs". Every time he walked past me he would pat my legs and mutter "Mama's pokey." When DD came in the room, DS announced to her his latest discovery. When Mr. Aubrie came home DS gave him an earful. Guess I should either shave or put on looong pants.


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Default  Posted: 11:42 AM, April 4th (Wednesday)

This thread is great! lol A few weeks ago DS3 and DD3 and I were cruisin' down the road. All of a sudden DS3 pipes up with: "Mommy, you have big boobs."

I was speechless and didn't know what to say so I stuck with "Really." But he's observant I guess.

A couple of months ago DS3 was all over in his bed when he should've been sleeping. He was doing headstands in bed:

Me: DS, put your legs down and go to bed!

DS3: No, no, no, no, no.

Me: You don't tell Mommy 'no'.

DS3: "Yes, yes, yes, yes"!

I almost laughed out loud. Kids are just so smart!


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Default  Posted: 12:12 PM, April 4th (Wednesday)

Am I a bad mother because I'm about to cave and let DS eat jellybeans and Peeps for lunch because I'm tired of listening to him whine about it? Gah!


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Default  Posted: 10:29 PM, April 4th (Wednesday)

Every time he walked past me he would pat my legs and mutter "Mama's pokey."


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Am I a bad mother because I'm about to cave and let DS eat jellybeans and Peeps for lunch because I'm tired of listening to him whine about it?

lol not unless you do it everyday!

My dad and my DD2 have a date every week....they go to mcdonalds and hersey kisses for desert....of course she calls hersey's kisses yum yums.....I didnt figure this out till I thought she was saying yum yum to the dinner I was cooking but no she was asking me for more hersey's lol


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Default  Posted: 5:17 AM, April 6th (Friday)

Your yegs are pokey

My 2.5 GS does the "y" thing for "L's" too ("Yook at my yegs!")

The other day my DD had to go to OB for bloodwork as she is newly preggers. He was very concerned about the blood being drawn and said, "Mommy, you ok?" She said she was fine and it didn't hurt at all. Then he asked if there were sick people at the doctor. She explained that this doctor sees mommies with babies in their bellies. He said, "Yeah, mommy has a baby in her belly and I have a baby in MY belly!" She explained that only girls have babies in their bellies. He said, "NO, MOMMY! SIRS have babies in their bellies too!" See, DD had to explain to him that SIR is for men - because he kept saying "Yes SIR!" to her...I think he gets that now.


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Default  Posted: 9:50 PM, April 9th (Monday)

Bedtime for DS3 has turned into a production. Before we could just throw on jammies, pass out hugs and kisses, and be done. Not anymore.

The other night DS3 was very sleepy. (And by sleepy I mean impossibly moody and weepy) I kissed him, then Mr. Aubrie kissed him. DS starts sobbing. "Daddy! You just kissed away Mommy's kisses!" (Daddy kissed the same cheek I'd kissed) So I had to re-kiss him, then DS says loudly, "Daddy! Do NOT kiss this side! This is Mommy's side!"

Every night we do this now. Heaven forbid we forget and kiss away someone else's kisses.


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Default  Posted: 10:09 PM, April 9th (Monday)

Yesterday we had the annual Easter egg hunt at our church. They had 4 & under in one courtyard and 5+ in the other.

DS4 is 4.5, so he was one of the older kids in the young group. DS6 is 6, so one of the younger ones in the old group.

In short, DS4 found a zillion eggs (I stood in front of some to give the younger kids a chance) while DS6 didn't find as many. When they met up to compare egg-loot, DS6 got a booboo lip and burst into tears.

DS6: He won't share with me! He got more than me!
ME: Well, he might share with you if you ask him nicely.
DS6: No he won't! He NEVER shares with me, but I ALWAYS share with him!!!!! (not true; they share with each other most of the time, if not every time).
ME: You should ask him.
DS6: He won't! He NEVER shares!

DS4 then piped up: Well, maybe if you stop fussing and crying, I'll share with you.


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Default  Posted: 7:49 AM, April 12th (Thursday)

7:26 a.m.

Me: DS, Mommy loves your morning hugs, but please... try not to breathe your wild monkey morning breath on me.

DS: *giggle* I don't have monkey breath! I have wild tiger breath!

Oh! Well! Thank you for clarifying. But guess what! Monkey or tiger, it still stinks.


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DS4 had his annual checkup this morning. For the first time, they asked for a urine sample. He went to the bathroom, peed in the cup and the appointment went well.

On the way to school afterwards, from the backseat I hear "Mommy, why does the doctor have to drink my pee? That's disgustin!!"


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Can't believe I forgot this one -

This morning I had my clothes laid out on the bed. DS4 walked in, picked up my bra and said "Mommy, what's this?" I told him it was a bra. He said "To cover your boobies?" (Geez!) I said yes.
He said - "Does Alyssa wear a bra?" (Alyssa is his 3 year old girlfriend). I said no, grown up ladies wore bras.

He was quiet.

"Mommy, when Alyssa grows up to be a lady, she'll wear a bra?" I said yes.

More quiet.

"Mommy - when Alyssa wears a bra, can I see it???"


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Our new phrase for something that has gone missing is I-don't-know-throw-it-fall-down, or "I dunno frow it fa down?"

In context:

"Vrazz, where is mamma's necklace?"

"I dunno, mama! Frow it! Fall down I dun-NO!"

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Default  Posted: 11:52 PM, April 17th (Tuesday)

DS2- Mama play trains?

Me- No, DS, mama can't sit on the floor it hurts mama's butt.

DS2- Mama's butt broken

Me- Yes it is

DS2- You can get a new one.

Me- I wish.

DS2 goes and gets a diaper from the box and proudly hands it to me- There mama, just put it on.


This is what I get for referring to diaper changes as new butts.


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DS: Mommy, when I get older I'm gonna buy a Ferrari.

Me: You are?

DS: Yep. But they're spensive so I gotta make a lot of money.

Me: Yep, they are expensive. What color Ferrari are you going to buy?

DS: ummmmmmmm....RAINBOW!!!!!

Me: Rainbow?

DS: Yep! And it's gonna have a toucan on it!

Me: A what?

DS: It's a bird, Mommy.

Me: I KNOW what a touc...never mind. I'm sure Daddy would like to hear that - go tell him.


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Default  Posted: 11:37 AM, April 18th (Wednesday)

DS2- Mama, I want a pickle

Me- Ok, here's your pickle

DS2, to the pickle- Mmmmmm My precious.


Apparently pickles hold the same power as the one ring. Good to know.


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Default  Posted: 4:05 PM, April 18th (Wednesday)

My DD subscribes to the Pickle Dogma as well.


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Default  Posted: 6:44 PM, April 19th (Thursday)

He also likes cucumber, although apparently not the word cucumber. They are now known in my house as "prepickles"


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Default  Posted: 1:21 PM, April 23rd (Monday)

DS3: Mooooommmm! Come wipe needed!
*I walk into the bathroom.
DS3: MOM! NO! Another poop is coming!
*I turn and walk out of the room till he calls me back.*
Just as I come around the corner the second time, I see him leaning over, inspecting his handiwork and hear:
"Look Mom! Three babies!"

Yes, my life has changed drastically. I went from an Amin Assistant to a SAHM having poop discussions with a 3 year old. Classy.


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Default  Posted: 1:58 PM, April 23rd (Monday)

That's ok Aubrie, mine announces loudly that he needs to make stinky, goes to the bathroom and does so, and then waves enthusiastically as he flushes screaming at the top of his lungs "Bye bye stinky! I'll see you tomorrow! Go swim with the dolphins!"


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I don't know who taught DS4 this (probably my mom), but he announces, very loudly and no matter where we are, that he just did a MONSTER POOP!!!

He is so proud of himself.


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Default  Posted: 2:06 PM, April 23rd (Monday)

I turned around this am and found DS in the middle of the living room with his pants around his ankles playing with himself. He only recently discovered his ability to do this and is quite impressed with it. I asked him what he was doing and his response was a simple "Playing with my penis" Like that's the most normal thing in the world to do.

Well honey, if you want to do that, you need to go to your room, the living room is not the place for that.

And off he went to his room.


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Default  Posted: 3:01 PM, April 23rd (Monday)

apepper, we have 2 boys (6 & 4.5). We are utterly immune to the whole thing anymore.

We hardly even notice. Except when DS4 disappears, then bursts into the living room wearing nothing, yelling "Hello, Naked!"

This is especially charming when we have company.

Mostly it's just their godmother, though, who responds with alarm every time (which is doubtless why he does it). Then his brother strips down and they launch themselves onto her to give her hugs.


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I was having lunch with my BFF and her 4 year old came running into the living room and yelled, "MOM! I just pooped, like, ten thousand dollars!"

First time I ever heard #2 quantified in financial terms.


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Default  Posted: 7:39 AM, April 24th (Tuesday)

Ma (me the grandma) may have to move to a new town...
We are bottle feeding a kitten that was abandoned by feral mama and it is in the bathtub so it can't climb out all the time. The other day, granddaughter, 3, leaned over the side of the tub to fix its towel nest, and slipped and smashed her mouth on the edge of the bathtub....so off we went to an emergency dental appointment. She was ok, but a LOT of blood.
The nurse was asking her what she likes to do for fun. She replied that she liked to wrestle her dad but sometime's accidentally kicked him in the nuts...
The assistant and I ignored the comment, but the dentist who had been writing in her chart, asked her what she had said. She screams at the top of her little lungs, " I said I kick him in the PEEENIIISSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!'
I was mortified, but everyone in the office was laughing, including the lady in the room next to us getting her teeth cleaned....
Ma hangs her head in shame and we slink out of the dentist's office.
Oh, the dentist thought she was so cute, he gave her a toy, and let her take a book home too.
Sigh. She's only 3, can't wait to see what the teenage years will bring...


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Default  Posted: 8:52 AM, April 24th (Tuesday)

Oh, the dentist thought she was so cute, he gave her a toy, and let her take a book home too.

No, he was trying to keep her happy so she wouldn't kick him in the penis. He clearly understood that this little girl was dangerous.


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Default  Posted: 2:02 AM, April 25th (Wednesday)

OMG I have laughed so hard I've cried reading through most of this thread (it's nearly 3am and my eyes are going fuzzy).

DD (3) and DS (21 mon) keep me on my toes. DD will throw the biggest tantrum if you don't allow her to help with dishes, mop or sweep floors... I have a little maid in the making.

DS has decided wearing pants just isn't for him. At least he'll take them off them bring them to me with a "here ya go". DD hates socks and hides them around the house...


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Default  Posted: 9:11 AM, April 25th (Wednesday)

Every morning, DS crawls into bed with me for a cuddle. We both normally go back to sleep for a little longer.

This morning, he was in my bed, I was asleep, and then I hear...

"Hi Mr. Happy Spider"

Now my eyes are open

"You like to come see me"

I start looking for spider

"You can be friends with me"

Spider spotted. On my ceiling. It's huge and looks very menacing. Like a wolf spider.

I jump out of bed, sneak past the spider to get to the door, and return with the vacuum. Which I use to suck up the spider.

DS looks at me like I've just shot the puppy.

"Where'd Happy Spider go mommy?"

"He's in the vacuum DS, it's his new house."

"But now I can't talk to him"

There's tears in his eyes at this point, and I'm trying not to gag

"How about we go talk to your puppy"

Tears disappear.
"OK!"

But he hasn't shushed about that damn spider all morning.


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Default  Posted: 9:29 AM, April 25th (Wednesday)

We save spiders at our house, and the kids have gotten the clue that spiders are *good* but need to be left alone, as some of them might bite/hurt them. Spiders eat their weight in mosquitoes and other pest bugs like every day.

The poisonous ones (here we get Hobo spiders and black widows) have to go, but the good ones either stay if they have a web up in the corner and we're having flies and mosquitoes (spring and summer here, yuck) or Daddy puts them outside.

So they'll come to me with, "Dada! A spider!" We'll look at it, I'll get a cup and piece of paper and catch it, they'll look at it up close, then watch me put them in the rose bushes (which are the meanest, thorniest things ever, so I know the kids will keep away from them).

I grew up in Houston, where spiders are truly a good thing. We have to spray OFF! on ourselves just to go from my parents' house to the car, or we are covered with bites! I prefer the spiders get a good meal, not the mosquitoes


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Default  Posted: 10:36 AM, April 25th (Wednesday)

As a child there were black widows in my bedroom. I'm aware that my fear of all spiders is irrational, but it's there. We have hobo spiders where I live now, but that's all in terms of the dangerous ones.


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Default  Posted: 10:45 AM, April 25th (Wednesday)

yeah, my DD likes to announce that she "pooped so big my butt hurts." sigh.

two nights ago, she got up to go potty and had to come wake me up to tell me. she came in wearing the extra diaper genie ring of bags that i still have in her cupboard...on her head. so proud...she told me it was her crown and she was the "diaper garbage princess."


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Default  Posted: 12:18 PM, April 25th (Wednesday)

Spiders. I hate, hate, hate spiders.

DS was in the bathroom and the sink was running. For a long time. Mr. Aubrie walks down the hall and I hear, "What do you think you're doing? Turn the water off, get your clothes back on, and get out of the bathroom."

I'm not even gonna ask. I don't wanna know. Ignorance is bliss.


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Default  Posted: 8:54 PM, April 30th (Monday)

DS3 and DD6 are beating each other up with pillows. DD starts screaming. DS feeds off of her screams and gets more out of hand. They both get in trouble. DS is sobbing. DD gets all maternal and pats DS's head. "You have to stop crying otherwise you will turn into a mermaid forever. Do you want to be a mermaid forEVER!?"

I turned around and looked at her my DS looks at me, looks at her, and bursts into maniacal giggles.

Crisis averted. No mermaids tonight.


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"You have to stop crying otherwise you will turn into a mermaid forever. Do you want to be a mermaid forEVER!?"

OMG can I use this?


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Be my guest.


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Last night, I was playing Candyland with DS4. I got one of the "good" picture cards. DS looks at me and exclaims (I CANNOT belive I am typing this). "Are you effing kidding me???"

Except he didn't say "effing". He used the real word.

I sat there in shock for a minute and then managed to croak out "What?" He repeated it, to which I interrupted and explained that that was a VERY bad word and that he shouldn'tsay that again. He apologized and said okay and went back to playing.

Geez. I know I have a potty mouth, but that's a word we're very careful about. If my kid says "Son of a bitch!" well, that's totally my fault. But this? Ugh. I love daycare.


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Default  Posted: 12:10 PM, May 1st (Tuesday)

i'm guilty of transmitting the f word to my 3 year old, but i'm not the only one who says it around her. still, it sounds so awful...yet cute...coming out of her mouth.

i've made it clear that it's bad for mommy to say also...now she will occasionally, very quietly and shyly under her breath, with an eye pointed at me waiting for my reaction.

oops.

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still, it sounds so awful...yet cute...coming out of her mouth

I know! It was awful, but hysterical at the same time. I had to leave the room afterwards b/c I didn't want him to know I thought it was funny!


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We've taught DS4 that whenever he belches or passes gas that he has to say "Excuse me". His little girlfriend's mom taught her to say "Pardon me". Very cute.

The other night we were out and he burped. As loud as can be he pipes up with "Harden me, Mommy! Harden me!"

I was laughing so hard that I couldn't even correct him. Thankfully the other people around us thought it was funny, too.


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Default  Posted: 9:12 AM, May 4th (Friday)

I burped one day and said, "Excuse me! I'm a pig."

DS3 heard it and it's stuck every since. Only his version is, "Excuse me pig!" Chivalry at its finest.


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Default  Posted: 11:12 AM, May 4th (Friday)

So we have a fireplace that you can sit in front of - the bricks extend out. We put candles inside of it instead of wood, but I still don't let DD onto it except for to sit very calmly on the edge now and then.

Well I had to stand on it to reach above the mantle to clean the other day, and DD starts scolding me almost immediately,

"No NO, mama! You seet TUSH right NOW! No stanna fiya-pace!"


Touche.

[This message edited by Jrazz at 11:13 AM, May 4th (Friday)]


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Default  Posted: 1:40 PM, May 4th (Friday)

so far no matter what i do, dd says, "excuse me (sometimes), i just had butt burps."


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Default  Posted: 1:46 PM, May 4th (Friday)

DS informed me that it was a new month. I asked him if he knew what holiday was in May. He didn't, so I told him it was Mother's Day. I asked him if he had gotten me a present. His response was "Not at this point".

I laughed and asked him if he was going to get me something. He thought for a minute (must have been thinking hard because his face was all scrunched up) and said "Yep!"

I asked what he was going to get me.

"A rainbow Ferrari with a toucan on top!"

I don't know where he got this idea, but he's been telling me he wants one for weeks. Now that there's an occasion coming up, apparently he thinks now's the time to get it.


Me - BS, 36
Him - WH, 36
Married - 11 years
DS - 4
D-Day - September 2011
In process of R.

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Default  Posted: 9:03 AM, May 7th (Monday)

"DS, get your hand out of your pants."

"No, I'm checking."

"Checking what?"

"To see if it's bigger."


Me - BS, 36
Him - WH, 36
Married - 11 years
DS - 4
D-Day - September 2011
In process of R.

You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.


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Default  Posted: 8:24 PM, May 7th (Monday)

We've been working at Nana's the past few days. The kids have been bonkers. I heard Mr. Aubrie threaten them. A little while later DS3 comes whining into the kitchen.

DS, what is wrong with you?

"Mommy! Dad just won't let us live a little!"


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Default  Posted: 9:03 AM, May 16th (Wednesday)

DS has a serious crush. On a 16 yr old.

He tells everyone, "Yeah....she's my girlfriend." *chest all puffed out* "I'm gonna marry her one day."

They had their picture taken a while back and I found it in my files yesterday. Maybe I'm enabling him but darn it, its so cute. I printed and framed that picture for him. He slept with it last night.


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Default  Posted: 11:48 PM, July 24th (Tuesday)

Bumped before its lost.

I gotta write some of these memories down.


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Default  Posted: 12:47 AM, July 25th (Wednesday)

OMG thank you for bumping! This is seriously like a journal for me!

In other news, I got DD2 a Princess Jasmine doll the other day. Her shoes are gold, and that's a color we have yet to really nail down, so I pointed it out to DD.

"See, babe? Her shoes are GOLD!"

DD2 (only 2 years old, I swear) looks confused, stares back up at me and says, "No mama, ees new. I just get it."

(We talk about old vs new sippy cups, so she's aware of the concept.)


Thanks for reminding me to write this stuff down, Aubrie!


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Default  Posted: 5:02 AM, July 25th (Wednesday)

Hubs and I had GS3 overnight last weekend.

He melts my heart and says, "Grandmommy, I just love you SOOOO much"! I tell him I love him so much too! Then he says, "I love you to the wall and back!"

....well...maybe I'll make "moon" status one day.


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Default  Posted: 9:57 AM, July 25th (Wednesday)

Jrazz, I looked on a whim last night and we were 2 posts away from this dropping off the radar. Ack! It would have been devastating!

I'm copying and pasting all my stories right now.

I've been struggling the past couple weeks with DS. He'll be 4 in October. Y'all, he's changing and growing so much. He's developing his own sense of humor, telling stories, can hold a conversation all on his own. He's more independent. My baby is growing. Ahhhhh. My heart is breaking. Why has science not figured out a way to stunt and keep them in this stage of their life for like forever?


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Default  Posted: 10:07 AM, July 25th (Wednesday)

Why has science not figured out a way to stunt and keep them in this stage of their life for like forever?

Amen! Can we work on that?

Too funny - that reminded me of another GS3 funny. My DH (PopPop) told GS3 he can't grow up anymore (this was about a month ago). So his mommy measured him the other day and said, "Son, you've grown 2 inches!" He got a very upset look. She asked what was wrong. He said, "PopPop said I can't grow up any more!!" A phone call to PopPop (from Mamma Bear) came shortly after.

[This message edited by Lalagirl at 10:08 AM, July 25th (Wednesday)]


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Default  Posted: 10:10 AM, July 25th (Wednesday)

"DS, get your hand out of your pants."

"No, I'm checking."

"Checking what?"

"To see if it's bigger."

When DS was younger we were forever telling him he could put his hand in his pants when he was in his room alone, but it wasn't something he should do in front of people.

One day DH was at his wit's end and asked DS why he did that all the time.

DS: "Because it makes me feel all warm and cozy!"

I had to leave the room.


Me: BW, 40.......Him: FWH, 40
D-day: 3-22-10
DS1: 11, DS2: crawling
Status: R going well

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Default  Posted: 12:14 PM, July 25th (Wednesday)

@ F2S

I swear, I feel like we are CONSTANTLY telling DS that he needs to go to his room b/c that's something private. So the other day he was in the living room doing a puzzle and he jumped up and ran down the hall. I asked him where he was going and he said "I need to be private!"

And SLAM goes his bedroom door.


Me - BS, 36
Him - WH, 36
Married - 11 years
DS - 4
D-Day - September 2011
In process of R.

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Default  Posted: 12:18 PM, July 25th (Wednesday)

Well, at least you know he got the message.


Me: BW, 40.......Him: FWH, 40
D-day: 3-22-10
DS1: 11, DS2: crawling
Status: R going well

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Default  Posted: 1:18 PM, July 25th (Wednesday)

Oh thank goodness they're still toddlers, I was worried the thread dropping to oblivion meant they had grown up. I know they say they grow up quick but.... I haven't seen nephew at all this month and I was worried he'd be 15 when I saw him next.

He's 100% addicted to all sorts of video games
(much to my despair). Do I try to keep him off them when I have him, really he's only 3 (also 4 in October).
So I had my phone in my back pocket one day, thinking it was out of sight, apparently not. He points and says "my phone! Now we can play angry birds!!"

Did I mention when I suggest playing a game like hide and seek or a board game, he friend and says "noo, we should play REAL games". (video games) Three, THREE!


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Default  Posted: 12:10 AM, July 26th (Thursday)

Tonight in the car, DS3 hollers in his best Miss Charlotte La Bouff accent, "Gimmi that napkin!"

I passed one back and he starts snorting. I look back and he rolls his eyes at me and says, "I can't get this green bean out of my nose."

Carrots = ear wax
green beans = boogers


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Default  Posted: 7:14 AM, July 26th (Thursday)

I handled drop off for daycare this morning. As we were getting out of the car, one of the dads was walking out. Very loudly (but I hope not loudly enough for the poor man to hear him), DS says: "Mom! That's G's daddy. He has NO HAIR! Why doesn't he have hair? That's so weird!"

I clamped my hand over his mouth and took him inside where I explained, quietly, that all people are different and some have lots of hair and some don't have any hair.

I know it's probably not a surprise to G's daddy that he doesn't have hair, but c'mon!


Me - BS, 36
Him - WH, 36
Married - 11 years
DS - 4
D-Day - September 2011
In process of R.

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Default  Posted: 1:18 PM, July 31st (Tuesday)

This morning DS informed me that it's almost a new month. He wanted to know what "day" was in August. I told him there wasn't a holiday in August, but both Mommy and Daddy's birthdays are in August.

He asked how old we were going to be. I told him 36.

"Wow! That's close to a hundred, right?"

Um, no. But thanks.


Me - BS, 36
Him - WH, 36
Married - 11 years
DS - 4
D-Day - September 2011
In process of R.

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Default  Posted: 2:24 PM, July 31st (Tuesday)

I was wondering what happened to the thread....

Ok so the other day IASS asks DD3.5 "How does peanut butter and Jelly sound?" DD replied "I dunno daddy tell me" while I know she was serious I couldn't help but take pride in her potential smart assness. She's making momma proud.


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Default  Posted: 4:00 PM, July 31st (Tuesday)

Sunday DS3 had a meltdown. He was holding Nana's hand just sobbing. Then he wails, "I feel something coming out of my nose and I think it's a green bean!" (booger) Nana looks down and sure enough, the snot was pouring.

Today we were out shopping for my nephew's birthday. I showed DS3 some dinosaur gizmos and asked if this was something he would like for his birthday. He shook his head no. Then says very seriously, "I don't want it for my birthday. I want it right now."


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Default  Posted: 9:06 PM, July 31st (Tuesday)

I just love reading these. They just warm my heart. My little sweeties, who will be 4 in Novemeber, are with WXH (who lives nine hrs away) and will finally be home on Saturday after being gone for three weeks! I miss my babies!

Then I'll be able to add stuff again too. lol


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WXH: Now 45 y/o and 18+ hrs away -NPD asshole now onto wife #3.
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Default  Posted: 11:14 AM, August 1st (Wednesday)

DS3: Can I have a drink pleeeeease?

*I pour his drink and set it on the counter.*

DS3: There we go. You're such a nice girl!!!


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Default  Posted: 4:49 PM, August 1st (Wednesday)

DS3: There we go. You're such a nice girl!!!



I want to say that toddlers are not deliberately condescending, but MINE is so.....


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Default  Posted: 8:37 AM, August 2nd (Thursday)

*deep sigh*

I don't even know where to start with today.

Maybe I should begin with 7.30am when I heard a weird CREAKING noise coming from his room. I didnt know what the noise was but I knew it was something NOT RIGHT so I threw myself out of bed and raced in there.

It was the bookcase, swaying. With a 2 and a bit yr old PERCHED on the top, wearing nothing but a singlet.
"Eeelooooo Mama" he says, all nonchalant and happy with himself...

And because I am having my LAST AND FINAL EVER IVF egg-pick up in the morning and there are still groceries sitting on the kitchen counter, I wont go into the other 5 dastardly deeds that occured, I will just finish with his very final act of treachery for the day.

I am lying on the couch with my ovaries EXPLODING in my tummy and he is watching Shrek at my feet. Next think he slithers off the couch and says "Deeeeeeenk Mama" He has a drink of water sitting in his little playroom right next to the lounge room and the door is open so I can see the low table with the drink on it. Ok, no worries, he is going to get his drink.

2 minutes later I realise it is a)to quiet and b)to long for him to just be getting his "deeeeeeenk" of water. I roll off the couch and stagger into the playroom.

There he is, naked from the waist down AGAIN, with an almost empty bottle of steak sauce. Steak sauce all over the table, carpet, Mr 2 and a bit, wall, ranch-slider ... "Eeeeelooooo Mama, dink!" says he.

Thanks for leaving STEAK SAUCE in a PLAYROOM Daddy!

MUCH APPRECIATED.

(Wish me luck on my EPU guys)

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Default  Posted: 10:59 AM, August 9th (Thursday)

Oh sammie! Hope everything went well for you.

DS3 was sick yesterday. Started vomiting at 4:30am.

He drank his Pedialyte faithfully, then promptly threw it all up. Over and over. Towards afternoon his stomach finally settled and he was able to keep things down.

He didn't want anything but fruit (no sugar added) bars. When Mr. Aubrie got home, DS announced, "Daddy! Mommy let me have free (3) popsicles!"

Popsicles cure everything.


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Default  Posted: 11:03 AM, August 9th (Thursday)

Good luck on your EPU! Sounds like you'll have a lot of great candidates.


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Default  Posted: 12:07 AM, August 11th (Saturday)

I experienced Phantom Toddler Syndrome today.

I experienced multiple heart attacks as I drove my pugs to the vet, DD safely at home with her daddy.

Every time I turned my head to smile at her startlingly empty carseat, I'd panic at her absence.

I did it three times in a ten minute drive. THREE!!

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Default  Posted: 12:47 PM, August 13th (Monday)

I'm going thru crap and packing things up for our upcoming move. I came across a paper DS had done for me this past Mother's Day in sunday school.

My mom is 10 years old.

She has green eyes. She likes butter shoes.

Her weight is 60 pounds and she's 2 feet tall. She has black hair.

Mom prays a bunch of times a day. I think she wears size 50 games shoes.

My favorite book mom reads to me is a big shark book.

My favorite thing to do with my mom is play duck.

If I could do one thing for my mom it would be, clean my room up a bunch of times. (Never happens. Ever.)


Here's the one from Father's Day.

When God made my dad, He made him out of a big piece of steel, it was big! I'm not kidding!

He married my mom because, and that's ok if he married her.

He is 7 years old and is way up like a giant and weighs 50 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. He works at a hospital store. He prays a bunch.

I like to play dinosaurs and cars with him. We put alot of gas in that Bronco we have and I'm not kidding!

We went to the zoo and saw dinosaurs and they spit at people, I'm not kidding!

I love you Daddy!


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Default  Posted: 6:55 PM, August 21st (Tuesday)

DS4 has been jabbering nonstop since I picked him up from daycare today. The only way I can tell he's done with a topic is his new segway:

"And that's the end of that story. Okay?"

Okay, kid. Thanks for the heads up.


Me - BS, 36
Him - WH, 36
Married - 11 years
DS - 4
D-Day - September 2011
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Default  Posted: 11:12 AM, August 22nd (Wednesday)

So, I no longer have toddlers, but I suppose this is fitting because of what I am feeling right now. I went back to work in April after being a SAHM for three years. Since then, my heart has hurt...I miss my babies and I hate that I am missing so much now. Example: I completely forgot about Open House for DS1. Now, I am upset at myself b/c he won't get to go, we won't get to meet his teacher, and I will be at work hating it the entire time. Do3K can't even take him b/c we have one vehicle. It makes me feel like a huge failure (this isn't the firs thing I've missed b/c of work). It takes me back to how I felt when they were babies and I had to leave them. Do3K doesn't get it...even though he tries hard to, he just doesn't. My heart literally aches when I leave them for work, I cry everyday b/c I miss them so much (now that they're in school I see them for maybe two hours an evening), and I start dreading work before the time even gets here. I'm a complete mess and don't know what to do


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Default  Posted: 3:12 PM, August 22nd (Wednesday)

Goodluck sammie!

(((mamma3 kids)))) I wasn't lucky enough to be able to stay home with my d2 after she was 3 months old (my mom watched her so I felt "safe") but I remember how awful I felt once I had to go back to work. I can only imagine how much worse it can feel if you've been a SAHM...... it gets better, you still miss em but you don't feel horrible for leaving...
Now my mom wants to take d2 out of the country to visit family for a month.....I don't know if I can do that....and of course my husband said no, but when my mom asked him , he said " it's up to booboo!" Gee thanks lol


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Default  Posted: 3:20 PM, August 22nd (Wednesday)

(((mama))) DS has been in daycare since he was 12 weeks old. I remember how awful it felt to leave him - I still hate that I miss so much of his life. I can't imagine being able to stay with him for 3 years and getting used to seeing him every single day, all day, and then just, not.


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Him - WH, 36
Married - 11 years
DS - 4
D-Day - September 2011
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Default  Posted: 3:28 PM, August 22nd (Wednesday)

Thank you for the posts. I *think* I may have found a remedy. My sister works at a long term care facility. They are looking for an Assistant DON and an Activities Assistant. I've been in HC for nine years and have been a nurse for four of those years, so either one would be right up my alley The ADON is full time, but it would be 0830a-5p with some on-call time. The Activities Assistant is a PT 10a-2p (PERFECT work hours for the kids and school) M-F with no call time. Obviously, both have their positives and negatives, but I would enjoy either one I am going tomorrow to put in applications there and then to the schools to put in my app for subbing (nurse and teacher). I also have a temp/seasonal job lined up that I can do in the mean time. I guess I just don't want to disappoint everyone, but after today MY SANITY has to come before disappointing others. I found myself in a full blown panic attack, bawling b/c I don't want to go to work tomorrow. It's just not worth it


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Default  Posted: 12:47 AM, August 23rd (Thursday)

About a month ago MIL took DS to the bathroom right after BIL had finished and apparently it didn't smell great. MIL shouted "wooo somebody died in here". Guess what DS has said every time he walks into a bathroom since then.


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kids- 5 boy and 3.5 year old old girl.
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Default  Posted: 7:55 AM, August 23rd (Thursday)

During church last night we were singing a song that had "Hosanna" in it. DD(almost 7) leans over and said, "Ummm Mom, are they talking about Santa?"

I almost had to walk out because of the giggles. Priorities y'all. The girl's got 'em.


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Default  Posted: 7:58 AM, August 23rd (Thursday)

DS4's daycare is doing an end of summer picnic lunch today - family invited. WH can't make it, but I'm going. DS has been talking about it for days.

Last night, he was giving me a hard time about going to bed. I told him if he didn't get into bed, I'd have to pick him up and put him there. He ran past me, muttering "If you aren't nicer to me, I'll find another parent to be my parent at the picnic."

Can I pay someone else to be his parent?


Me - BS, 36
Him - WH, 36
Married - 11 years
DS - 4
D-Day - September 2011
In process of R.

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Default  Posted: 11:32 AM, August 23rd (Thursday)

I'm in the car yesterday with my 2.5 year old and from the backseat I hear "Crap there's a lot of traffic on the road, I need a glass of wine" I about died and had to explain through a fit of laughter that we didn't talk that way and wine is for grownups not kids.

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Default  Posted: 8:40 AM, September 7th (Friday)

WH has a very eclectic mix of music on his iPod, which he listens to in the car. Subsequently, DS4 has very eclectic taste in music. (Think everything from Big Bopper to AC/DC). DS4 is also very curious and wants to know what the name of every song is and is asking about what things in songs mean. I've told WH that sometimes I really think he needs to just make stuff up and here's a good example of why:

The other night WH and I were sitting on the couch. I was knitting and WH was watching Grease on tv. DS4 was running in and out of the room, playing with cars and action figures.

There came a scene where I said that I had never understood why a character did something and WH said, well he's drunk. DS4 pipes up - "What's drunk mean?" WH says - "It's when a grown up has too many grown up drinks."

Silence for a few seconds.

"Daddy?"

"Yes?"

"Is he all jacked up?"

I about died. A little Gretchen Wilson fan.


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Default  Posted: 8:15 PM, September 14th (Friday)


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Default  Posted: 4:59 PM, September 15th (Saturday)

DS3 has this 'thing' for dinosaurs. Recently he's been walking around acting like them. He has his "claws" (hands) up, and he stalks his prey all thru the yard.

Today at Nana's house, she looked over and saw him stalking around, so she jumped up and started stalking towards him, her claws up and ready. When she "attacked" him, he started howling, "Noooo Nana! We're the same kind! We're the same kind!"


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Default  Posted: 11:40 AM, September 19th (Wednesday)

Allow me to preface this with: GS3 is FINALLY fully potty trained! Yaaaahooo!

Hubs and I had him overnight on Friday. Here's the conversation after he had done his business.

GS: Grandmommy, I am done; you need to wipe my butt

Me: Can you wipe your own butt?

GS: I can't reach the toilet paper.

Me: Ok, I'm coming.

GS: You need to wipe my whole hiney too; it fell in the toilet. It's good I didn't flush; I might not be here. Mommy and Daddy would be mad if I was flushed down the toilet when they came to get me!

Well, they WOULD be!


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Default  Posted: 9:38 PM, September 19th (Wednesday)

The scene:

I'm upstairs. Crazz and DD are downstairs, but I can hear them talking.


DD: Daddy, where that guy?

Crazz: Which guy, baby?

DD: Where that GUY? The guy - the mama?

*Jrazz puts down her book, intrigued...*

Crazz: The guy MAMA?

DD: Er, yeah. That guy.

*Jrazz leans over the balcony*

Jrazz: The GUY mama?

DD, pointing up at Jrazz: THERE he is!


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Default  Posted: 10:40 AM, September 20th (Thursday)

I love these!

And just think, I'll be back posting here in about a year or 18 months....


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Default  Posted: 12:33 PM, September 20th (Thursday)

Awww, that's right! You're going to be a toddler daddy again!


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Default  Posted: 1:12 PM, September 20th (Thursday)

Not yet, now, Jrazz! Don't rush me! Little Miss already has us in a bit of a dither, what with trying to come early and all!


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Default  Posted: 1:46 PM, September 20th (Thursday)

Well, you can't say she didn't warn you!


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Default  Posted: 9:05 PM, September 20th (Thursday)

GS will be 3 in about 6 weeks. We're together in Maine, driving to a site for seeing, also to eat popovers. GS loves popovers.

GS: Now we go West! (He's been giving directions all week, and he's often been correct.)
Adults: Hmm...he's right.
Son, to GS: Have you figured out directions, or were you just randomly correct?
GS: I was just randomly correct.

Very late edit: I suspect he has no knowledge of what 'randomly correct' means - he's just into mimicking grown-ups. I mean, I know he's brilliant and all, but not that brilliant.

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Default  Posted: 10:49 PM, September 20th (Thursday)

He sounds like a smart little cookie!


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Default  Posted: 2:16 PM, September 22nd (Saturday)

DIL leaves Maine to go back to work, so we're without Mommy. We're talking about the end of the week, when W, son, GS, and I are going to spend a couple of days with my 94-year old mother, known to GS an 'G-ma'.

Me: Hmmm...you know, G-ma is MY Mommy.

GS: Thinks. Grin slowly takes over his face. 'Nooooo,' he says, as if to say, 'You can't fool ME with anything that silly.'

But I think he's started to notice that Daddy calls G-ma 'Grandma'....


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Default  Posted: 3:41 PM, September 22nd (Saturday)

DS3 made $0.55 picking up sticks in Nana's yard today. Boy was he proud of himself. We promptly had to make a trip to the dollar store to buy something. At the check out he pulled out all his nickels and announced to everyone within earshot. "I'm buying today!"


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Default  Posted: 4:12 PM, September 23rd (Sunday)

Well that was embarrassing. In the checkout lane at Target, I see DD3 studying the cashier with a puzzled look.....which made me nervous - and for good reason. She pipes up and asks "Is that a boy or girl?".......about our CASHIER!

For the record, it was a man who sounded very very much like a woman. But geez......! Out of the mouth of a three yr old! I was so embarrassed. I then said "his name is Josh. That's a very nice name isn't it?"

She often is the one who says things, compared to her twin brother.


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Default  Posted: 4:39 PM, October 4th (Thursday)

Driving DS4 home from daycare. We're waiting to take a left turn onto our street, and a car coming from the opposite direction turns right onto our street. It's a black sporty looking thing (I have no idea what it was), but when it turned, it had the Batman emblem painted on the doors.

DS LOST IT. "Mommy! Did you see that? Oh my gosh! It's the Batmobile. MOMMMY!!!!!"

I said, "Yes, I see it"

"MOMMY! That is so AWESOME! BATMAN IS HERE!"

First time I laughed all day and it was so worth waiting for.

We had to call my mom immediately to tell her about it.


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Default  Posted: 4:50 PM, October 4th (Thursday)

That's great.

Yesterday DS3 was playing with something. I heard it clatter to the floor.

Exasperated, DS3 yells, "What in tormation!?" (tarnation)


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Default  Posted: 8:46 AM, October 5th (Friday)

Exasperated, DS3 yells, "What in tormation!?"
I just LOVE it when they say things all garbled.

A little bit of personal info (not identifying, no worries): DS' name is Grayson. We call him Gray.

This morning I'm helping him pick out clothes for daycare, and I pull out a gray shirt and ask if he wants to wear a shirt that's just like his name.

He looks at me and says "My name is not Gray."

Really? What's your name, then?

"It's Black. And I'm the White Power Ranger. You need to get this right, Mommy."

Oh, okay.


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Default  Posted: 5:48 PM, October 18th (Thursday)

DD is in a mood, and it's close to lunch.


Me: "You want a PB&J, babybear?"

DD: "No mama, I's just cranky right now."

After a sigh and some consideration:

DD: "Ok, mama. I like a Pee-pee and jay now."

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Default  Posted: 6:09 PM, October 18th (Thursday)

Ooh, ooh! Lil Silver's not two yet, but he TODDLES! Does this mean we can join?! Pretty please with Cheerios on top?


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Default  Posted: 6:27 PM, October 18th (Thursday)

Of COURSE. We even accept grand-toddlers, and the occasional teenager that acts like a 3yo.


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Default  Posted: 9:12 PM, October 18th (Thursday)

Yaayyyyy!!!!

Poor 3-year-old-acting-teenagers!

I guess, my most recent cute story is of Lil Silver with the cats. He knows how to say "kitty!" now, so he runs after our two cats, yelling "kitty!" or some variation, "ki'y!" when he gets excited.

At one point, he cornered one of them in the hallway near a closed door, again yelling "ki'y! ki'y! ki'y!" The poor cat made a VERY unhappy yowling noise. Lil Silver knelt next to her, comfortingly yet somewhat mockingly imitated her saying, "Oowwww..." and then hugged her. And then tried unsuccessfully to pick her up.

The poor thing could only flatten her ears until we opened the door and helped her escape. Since then, you'd think they'd avoid him, but one even comes over to get him to scratch her butt.

He likes them almost as much as he likes cars!


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Default  Posted: 11:13 AM, October 20th (Saturday)

Silver, DS5 *adores* cats, and he has ever since he could see them and realize what they were. LOVES them.

Mercifully, we have incredibly friendly and infinitely patient cats who actually LIKE his attentions. To his credit, he has always been very gentle with animals.

At one point he used to only go to sleep in his crib if he had all 4 stuffed kitties with him!


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Default  Posted: 10:24 AM, October 21st (Sunday)

At one point he used to only go to sleep in his crib if he had all 4 stuffed kitties with him!

*melting over here* THAT'S SO CUTE!!!!

I think I'm gonna like this club...


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Default  Posted: 12:37 PM, November 6th (Tuesday)


So DD woke up this morning and needed to have a big talk with me about Mulan. ("Moo-yawn")

Apparently Mulan is scared of DD, and this makes DD sad. Also, Ariel gave Mulan the booty-tush in the car. I must have missed that as I didn't think they had ever been in the car together. We talked for about 15 minutes about how DD loves Mulan and Mulan shouldn't be scared of DD because DD is a good girl.

They smooched and hugged and Mulan felt better, then Pocahontas gave Mulan a hug too and everybody was happy. Until Pocahontas tried to ride our pug "Bobo". Then Bobo wasn't happy. We took a break from princesses riding the pugs, but DD insisted that she would like to ask dad about that later.

LMAO.


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Default  Posted: 3:10 PM, November 7th (Wednesday)

I have two.

This past weekend, someone was talking to DS4 and they said, "You know, you're Mommy is very beautiful." He nodded very seriously and said, "Yeah I know. I just love her."

This morning, DS came running in the living room yelling, "Mommy! I'm worried about Bobbie's 'meow'. I think it's broking! I'm so worried about her."

Apparently Bobbie gave him a halfhearted "meow" and DS was terrified that it was broken.

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Default  Posted: 6:55 PM, November 7th (Wednesday)

"Mommy! I'm worried about Bobbie's 'meow'. I think it's broking! I'm so worried about her."

Broking!!

Sweetie sweetheart!


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Default  Posted: 2:26 PM, November 8th (Thursday)

OK, two things from my little one.

1. This has been maybe a month or two ago. BabyG was playing on the iPad, her daddy had his iPhone. She said, "Look! You have an iPhone and I have an iPad! We both have iThings!"

We looked at each other like . . . whaaaa did she just say? I swear, my kid is brilliant.

2. BabyG likes to run around naked after her bath, and her dad is always after her to put some clothes on. So the last time he told her to put her clothes on, she climbed up on the bed where he was sitting, and backed up to him, calling, "There's a butt coming to see you!"

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Default  Posted: 11:30 AM, November 12th (Monday)

Last night a group of us went out to dinner. DS4's "girlfriend" (who's 16-17) was there as well.

His girlfriend has a purity ring. DS asked what her ring was for. One of the other youth members said, "She's married to Jesus." DS had this look of horror on his face, his eyes brimmed with tears and he looked down into his lap and said, "She's already married!? Why didn't she tell me!?"

So then the youth group was in damage control mode, trying to explain in 4 year old terms what being married to Jesus was. He was better once he realized she wasn't really married and she was still available once he comes of age.


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Default  Posted: 10:52 AM, November 13th (Tuesday)

Vrazz woke up this morning and requested that I change her into her Santa PJ's, and that she be holding her Santa snowglobe while I do it. Should I be terrified or ecstatic about how the next month and a half is gonna roll?

This is the first year she's been aware of Christmas in advance....


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Default  Posted: 12:16 PM, November 13th (Tuesday)

I have a 3 yr old niece....does that qualify?

She called me yesterday, and said "Aunt Keekee (my name is Nikki), I NEED you to come over and play ponies with me. But don't bring Uncle Phil, he's just TOO goofy."

She's right. He is.


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Default  Posted: 1:19 PM, November 13th (Tuesday)

Nieces count! Aunt Kiki - SO cute!


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Default  Posted: 1:53 PM, January 24th (Thursday)

Bump so it doesn't disappear.


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Default  Posted: 2:41 PM, January 24th (Thursday)

Ahh, perfect timing.

Soooo here's our latest and greatest...

DD loves to close the refrigerator door. It's her self declared JOB. The other day I was making dinner and I didn't notice that she was standing by the door waiting to close it so I closed it myself.


DD: MAMA! It's MINES to close door!!!

Me: Honey, I didn't see you there. You may close it the next time.

DD: Mama, you sassing me. You say, "Sorry 'DD'."


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Default  Posted: 3:33 PM, January 24th (Thursday)

I love this club!

Okay, so this one is "old", but... Lil Silver learned how to sing parts of "The Wheels on the Bus", except now he's been changing the words!! So instead of "open and cose! open and cose! all truu towwwwn!" he sings:

"Nurse and nurse! Nurse and nurse! Allll truuu NURSEEE!!!!" And then tries to nurse.

I think he has his dad's sense of humor.


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Default  Posted: 3:54 PM, January 24th (Thursday)

DS is obsessed with the Cars movies and Toy story movies. This morning on the news, they were live showing Disney on Ice, The Cars were on tv. I thought he was going to have a heart attack - screaming McQueen, McQueen. Probably the most enjoyment he has gotten from watching the morning news.


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Default  Posted: 11:39 PM, January 30th (Wednesday)

^^^ Too cute! Sounds like McQueen has a big fan.

Right now my son is sitting here with his father's iPod pretending it's a phone. For the longest time, he's said, "Hewwo?" which is pretty good... But somehow he's decided to shorten it?!!!! So now he's putting the phone to his ear and saying, "Ho?!!! Oh hi..." I don't even-

I can hardly wait to hear what new words he says next...


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Default  Posted: 10:23 AM, January 31st (Thursday)

DS2 learns a lot of fun words and phrases from his older siblings. His newest one was "Oh Man" said whenever something doesn't go his way. But he draws it out so it sounds like, "Oh Mannnn"

He also recently said "Damnit" Used it in perfect context as well...I'm gonna blame his daddy for that one.


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Default  Posted: 10:30 AM, January 31st (Thursday)

Dameia did he get that from Dora, maybe? Swiper the Fox says, "Oh Man!" Baby G's picked up on that, and she also says, "Hey! What's the big idea?" (Donald Duck)

Lately she's obsessed with "patterins" (patterns) and she talks about them all the time. I love the way she says it. Also, she'll ask me to help her with things: Mommy, can you do this? I'm not a good job at this. She also confuses stay/keep/leave - I put down some of her papers so I could put her coat on, and she pointed at them and said, "Mama, are we gonna stay those here?" Love it.


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Default  Posted: 3:54 PM, January 31st (Thursday)

He might have gotten it from Dora. He doesn't watch the show that often but he LOVES Diego, so it's very possible. That never even occurred to me!

It's so cute when they are communicating, but mixing up the verbs.

I like having the toddler around with the older two, because he is my little spy. They'll all be playing in the basement and he'll come up saying, "Sissy and brother fight!" or "Brother messy!" It's great!


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Default  Posted: 4:19 PM, January 31st (Thursday)

Diego! My girl loves Diego so much, I had to buy her boys' underwear because they don't make Diego panties for girls!


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Default  Posted: 9:08 PM, January 31st (Thursday)

DS4 is making play-doh cookies.

His flavors are:
chocolate smirk
jelly raspberry
chocolate chip
banella spread
squash ba-kaydas
cake bad


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Default  Posted: 12:15 AM, March 6th (Wednesday)

ZOMG! ZOMG! He's started potty-training! Just earlier today, he pulled down his diaper, sat on the toy toilet, and... Should I be this excited about my child learning how to use the bathroom? But he just- did it! We didn't push him, no hesitation on his part.

I wonder if weaning will go this smoothly...


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Default  Posted: 12:34 AM, March 6th (Wednesday)

Big boy!! I hope it goes smoothly!

And look, it's the (just after) 1 year anniversary of the toddler mama club!


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Default  Posted: 7:14 AM, March 6th (Wednesday)

Ds(2) has started to use the potty. He came running over to me the other day saying "come mommy". He took me to the bathroom where he sat on his potty, fully dressed, and proudly announced "I peed!". When I said he had to take off his pants and pull up he said "no mommy, all done".

Dd(4) was outside with wh playing in the snow. She knows how to make snow angels. This time she dropped to her knees then laid back in the snow shouting "look daddy, snow bell".


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Default  Posted: 9:47 AM, March 6th (Wednesday)

Broevil made brownies with DS3. Later he was running around the house yelling I want hash browns, I want hash browns. I kept correcting him saying they are brownies, they are brownies. I can wait until he tells the ladies at kiddie care that he made hash brownies with mamma.


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Default  Posted: 10:25 AM, March 6th (Wednesday)

Hash browns!!! Ha! I love the combo-words!

We have "orna-mint" when something's minty, and she has a "pochahonta-dot" dress. I kid you not.

Nothing nearly as hilarious or confusing as your hoashbrownies though...


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Default  Posted: 2:08 PM, March 8th (Friday)

We're watching "Blues Clues". I think Lil Silver gets it, because whenever he sees one he points at the screen and yells, "cwue! cwue!" before even the studio audience kids say it. Scary, I look at videos when he was still too young to talk!


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Aubrie
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Default  Posted: 2:12 PM, March 8th (Friday)

DS4 has been sick all week. At the moment he's got a very congested cough and a snotty nose. He hates blowing it and it's at that cruddy-you-gotta-dig-it-out stage.

The kids are at the table eating and every couple minutes I hear DD scream, "Ewwwwww! Moooommmm!" And DS giggles hysterically.

He's tilting his head back and showing of his snot buildup.

Boys.


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PlainsGirl29
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Default  Posted: 8:22 PM, March 8th (Friday)

Not on this thread much but just wanted to stop in. Dd will be 2 in less than 2 months! She is currently obsessed with barney, totally old school but he is prevalent on netflix. I picked up a couple barneys at a local thrift store. One is huge and she carries him around and makes him sit at the table for lunch. He sits on the dresser when she goes to bed and says "night barney" so darn cute! No surprise she is getting a barney themes bday party.

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GrievingMommy
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Default  Posted: 8:39 PM, March 8th (Friday)

Speaking of boogers. On the way to the gym tonight, I was having a boogers conversation with my DS4 and DD4. DS4 pipes up and says "I sometimes put boogers in my pockets!".

So.not.going.there.


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Default  Posted: 10:58 PM, March 8th (Friday)

Well since we're on the subject of boogers....

DS2 likes to stick his finger in his nose then hold up the finger for a kiss. I'm onto his tricks, but he can usually catch my H unaware and get him to kiss the booger finger. Then he says, "Ha ha ha". Just like that, doesn't actually laugh just says ha ha ha.


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Default  Posted: 11:27 PM, March 8th (Friday)

We BBQ'd hotdogs for dinner. (sidenote - Oscar Meyer makes preservative free hotdogs! No nitrates or nitrites! I digress...)

Had carrots and broccoli and scalloped potatoes alongside. DD (almost 3!) eats all of it, then looks up at me and says, "Mama, may I pees have breakfast now? Blueberry pancakes."

Growth spurt?


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Default  Posted: 1:09 PM, March 24th (Sunday)

Just needed to bump this up from Page 7!!

My baby girl is almost 20 months (yes, she's still a baby ) and she's just so wonderful. It's such a joy to watch her grow! Couldn't be happier.

P.S. Can you tell I'm a first time middle-aged mom?

[This message edited by lemony.2008 at 1:13 PM, March 24th (Sunday)]


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wantreallove
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Default  Posted: 12:46 PM, March 26th (Tuesday)

I belong here as well as any clubs from baby (just turned 1) to teen almost adult (just turned 17). I just had to post about the boogers. My dad heard a joke that he loves to tell about kids and boogers. He normally tells this as we remind our 4 year old daughter not to eat hers.

What is the difference between boogers and broccoli?

Kids won't eat broccoli! LOL.


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Default  Posted: 5:46 PM, March 27th (Wednesday)

IM from Crazz as I'm at work today and he's home with sick Vrazz:

C: Boog has instructed me not to EVER whistle around you because it makes you sad.

J: True dat. It hurts my earseses.

C: Also, she wants you to know that she has a smooth beard, and by that she means she has NO beard. Her chin is smooth. She told me to tell you.

J: That's also true.

C: Man, now she's really laying into me for whistling. I can't do it around you or her OR the dogs. Jeez! :)



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Default  Posted: 1:56 AM, April 17th (Wednesday)

"Mamma, when you were a little girl you were a hamster named Dewie!"

(Sentence Structure: Excellent. Recollection of details critical to historical event: Sketchy)


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Default  Posted: 7:36 AM, April 17th (Wednesday)

ME...I belong here...

Things in my life include getting DD to "poo" in the potty.

and

telling DS to get his finger out of his nose and to stop playing with that...

Not necessarily in that order.


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Default  Posted: 11:52 AM, April 17th (Wednesday)

How did I not know this thread was here?!?!?!

DS (31mo) went to daycare this morning in real underwear for the first time this morning. I'm dying to know how he's doing...


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chikastuff
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Default  Posted: 9:51 AM, April 18th (Thursday)

So DS made it to 10:30am yesterday. Not too mad IMO considering he got dressed at 6:30. Last night he came home and I caught him mid #2 and got him on the potty for the end of it. Then, about an hour later he volunteered that he had to pee and asked to use the potty. This morning he said he wanted to use the potty and ended up doing #2! (proud mama moment, lol). So off he went to daycare happy as a pig in shit because he got 4 jelly beans for breakfast (MOTY right here). We're trying underwear again today, we had a talk on the way to school about underwear vs diapers and babies vs big boys. Hopefully it will click at some point soon!


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Aubrie
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Default  Posted: 10:18 AM, May 15th (Wednesday)

DS turns on a movie. Preview for one of the many Shrek sequels comes on. He shrieks, "Mom!!! It's Pissin' Boots!!!"


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Default  Posted: 10:57 AM, May 15th (Wednesday)

Good luck, chikastuff! The limbo-time when they are almost but not quite potty-trained is very difficult! You will survive! Oh, and I've been bribing my daughter to take her gross antibiotics every day with a few M&Ms from the huge bag I bought at Walgreens (which my husband and I raid every night after she goes to bed ).


We're both in our 30s. One awesome 4-year-old daughter.

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