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I used to have someone on ignore and sometimes couldn't help myself either. Thankfully it's not be an issue for a while.
Bridget you are TOTALLY doing the right thing. You need to stand up for yourself and find your inner b*tch. Really it's not like you haven't given her a chance. You paid and gave her plenty of time to send you the items and respond back to you.
Jenny, I really can't believe that you made it this long before someone pulled that!
And yeah for all the pottying! I have only dealt with that in babysitting (though I have a great story of a 2 yr old girl needing to poo and I asked my sister to stick her on the toilet...she had been a few weeks/months of going...and my sister started screaming for me because there was poo down her legs, all over the side of the toilet...it was NOT pretty and after that she said she would rather do the kitchen clean up than help a kid use the bathroom....oh and this was a family friend's kids I was watching so they all knew I was in charge but my sister was my helper).
I also did potty train my girl Cosmo...she was really pretty easy to potty train to use the litter box. The biggest problem was getting her to realize that she needed both ends in the box to pee....just the front paws didn't quite cut it. Dh even found the perfect cardboard box so that her litter tray had sides up on three sides...that really helped. Took less than two weeks for a puppy. Once that was totally down, we trained her to also go outside when that was an option.
Course Cosmo is now 6.5 years old and still expects and gets a milkbone every time she goes. So she literally waits for me to tell her to go and say the words I'm watching...so she gets her treat. And she will pee, get a treat, than within minutes will poo so she gets another treat (this only works in the litter box).
So maybe it's not so much that I've got Cosmo trained...it's really that Cosmo has ME trained! LOL
It's a bit nerve wracking too.
We have like 10 people going with us and ALL of my coworkers are going to be watching it live, online at work, on the big screen plasma tv in the conference room. My mom is going to be watching it in California too. I know I have no control over it but I just keep thinking that with my luck and all these people watching, baby will probably be uncooperative and we won't get any shots! LOL
Janeen, that is awesome you are so surrounded with love and support! Goodness. I was so lonely in Hawaii during my pregnancy. I felt like it was just me and my belly.
I confess that Savana was throwing a fit yesterday when one of the parents came to pick up their child. She was upset that she didn't want to have bagels and cream cheese for snack. She had just woken up from her nap and was being a grouch. The girls mom kept saying "Awww" like she felt so bad for Savana and then actually said to me, "Are you really not going to make her something else?" I was like, "Um. No, I'm not going to make her something else. She actually likes bagels and cream cheese." The mom said, "Oh, poor baby."
I was extremely annoyed by that but didn't want to get all defensive so I zipped it. I mean, I never make anything that I know for a fact a child doesn't like. In fact, I put a ton of effort into planning me menus based on what kids like and this particular woman's daughter is the pickiest of the bunch and is only here three days a week so I make special care to serve things I know she likes on those days.
I have to admit that it's really been bugging me that she acted like I'm some kind of an ogre when it couldn't be further from the way that I am with kids.
And for the record, Savana had an entire bagel with cream cheese after the mom left.
OMG I just got the best news ever!!!!!!!!!! Like I said, I was dreaming about this ultrasound all night long. Well, my sister is letting me borrow the money for the nursery furniture set I want and then we are paying her back. We could afford it in April but I want to get it sooner and she gets fat tax refunds. Last night one of my dreams was that we went to the ultrasound and she asked me if I would like to go shopping after the appointment because she got her money. I just talked to her and she asked if I wanted to go shopping today. YAYYYY!!!!!!!!!!! She got her money!!!! This is the crib I am getting, along with the dresser and changing table that go with it:
This is going to be the most awesome pregnancy day yet!!!!!!!
Furnace computer brains are not as expensive as I thought they were. When I heard it was the brain, I 4-figure amounts running through my brain (as in OVER $1000).
Cost us $35 the first night for the trip to come diagnose, and then last night was $219 for the part and $125 for the labor - and he was there almost 2 hours checking things out, installing part and cleaning some furnace guts. He said the warranty on furnace brains usually isn't more than 5 years, so I'm counting my blessings it lasted 7 years. He says it also needs an "overheating sensor", which will be about $30. We're going to pick it up today and install it ourselves tonight.
These are good guys who I trust to not cheat us. Now to get an electrician and a plumber in my pocket and we're set for home repairs!
I'm watching a very interesting TED lecture about the moral roots of liberals and conservatives. If anyone's interested: http://www.ted.com/talks/jonathan_ha...oral_mind.html
How do you guys feel about having rules and taking turns in an "open gym" setting? We just went to one today and I'd say the kids were age 1 to 5--mostly 3-4 year olds though I'd say. Josh saw a kid bouncing on a trampoline with a lady who works there and he hopped on up and started jumping with them. She grabbed him and put him down on the floor. Come to find out you have to take turns (it's one of those long trampolines, not a little round one or anything. I was 1) miffed that she picked Josh up and 2) a little turned off by having to take turns on something that had plenty of space. Also about 2/3 of the gym room was off limits because it was set up for an older kids gym class. I like our other place better--it's further away but the whole room can be used and there is no structure. I want him to learn about taking turns, but I expect that in a class setting, not an open gym. Am I wrong?
Janeen that is so cool about the shopping.
I would think that an open gym was more lenient, but if there are a lot of kids, there have to be some rules/turns/etc.
I guess that's true, but the other gym we go to has just about as many kids attending and they can all jump along the trampoline. It was up to the parents to make sure the kids were being fair. The other one has a smaller group I guess. There were about 12 kids at this new one and people were saying it was relatively quiet.
At least Cosmo has to do something in the correct spot before she gets a treat. LOL