Neat Gwenn! What does it do?
So Jesi was told by a teacher than she wasn't allowed to have her mohawk as it was a distraction. She piped right up and said that was discriminatory because another boy had had one for months and the same teacher never said a word to him about it. She said, "You just have that attitude because I'm a girl."
I don't like my kids mouthing back to their teachers, but in this case I think she was justified. He didn't say any more about it, and couldn't. The charter school doesn't have any dress code except to keep the private bits covered.
Thanks everyone.. The spinal tap was on the list of things to do, but they had to call a specialist in to do it because of the metal rods/plates she had in her back due to breaking her back in her car accident two years ago.
I guess the specialist didn't make it into town before the neurologist report came back that she had no brain muscle reaction.
I didn't talk to my aunt a whole lot, so it hasn't really affected me as of yet. My mom is pretty quiet about it, but I know she is upset. They are having a Celebration of Life for her on Friday, in their Michigan hometown, and my mom won't be able to attend
chrissy - Go Jesi! she's absolutely right.
ashley - I'm sorry that your mom is very upset about your aunt. It's perfectly natural for her to miss her sister, and I hope she gets comfort from you and her adorable granddaughters.
mandy - I had to Google Scrivener, and now am thinking it would have been perfect for something like the 80 page document that I'd created last month, since it was full of text, and diagrams and graphics. Now I'm looking into getting one for the next project. Thanks! ... I actually have a couple child language-related questions for you that you probably know something about. Bodhi has this habit of transposing letters in certain words of his speech. For example, he can't say the name "Ramon"; he always says "Marone". That's probably the only word I can think of, but no matter how many times we correct him, he goes back to saying it the wrong way. Is it a sign of any worrisome thing (like dyslexia) or do you think it's more of a tongue dexterity thing? Also, I've noticed him trying to "read" lately. He'll encounter the word and picture of an igloo for the first time. He'll hear me pronounce it the typical way "i-gloooo", and then he'll repeat it as "eye-glue", even though he's just heard me say it the other way. Do you think he's starting to try to apply phonics to the letters he's seeing in words? I know he knows the letter "I", but I don't know what to expect from a kid who's 2 years & 3 months.
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I snuck a bunch of peeks in here yesterday but I couldn't respond because I was in a class, and I felt like I had so much to say. And now I just don't have the energy to go back and address everything I wanted to say.
I will say that dh is very alpha male, but he is actually better at recognizing subtext and emotions than I am; a lot of times he just chooses to disregard them, or considers them weak (especially in men) or bothersome (especially in women). He can be impatient with how they get in the way. Nonetheless, despite spending quite a bit less time with our children than I do, he is quite good at recognizing their motivations and emotions and will sometimes have insights that I don't have. He is sometimes annoyingly perceptive. He does not mind at all that I'm not stereotypically feminine - he likes strong, independent types.
Myles, I think it would drive me crazy to date a relationship expert. I would be paranoid that it would be used against me in every clash - "Oh, well, he's the expert so OF COURSE I must be in the wrong" etc.
Ash, I'm sorry to hear about your aunt. One of the doctors I used to work with had Guillain-Barré syndrome and even though it was diagnosed immediately (I believe by himself), he had to be on a ventilator for a while and he has never fully recovered. He was young and healthy, too, in his 30s when he got it.
Scrivener. It's cool to read about but even more cool to use - just one of those things you have to play with to really "get."
Most word processors approach composing a long-form text the same as typing a letter or flyer - they expect you to start on page one and keep typing until you reach the end. Scrivener lets you work in any order you want and gives you tools for planning and restructuring your writing. In Scrivener, you can enter a synopsis for each document on a virtual index card and then stack and shuffle the cards in the corkboard until you find the most effective sequence. Plan out your work in Scrivener’s outliner and use the synopses you create as prompts while you write. Or just get everything down into a first draft and break it apart later for rearrangement on the outliner or corkboard. Create collections of documents to read and edit related text without affecting its place in the overall draft; label and track connected documents or mark what still needs to be done. Whether you like to plan everything in advance, write first and structure later—or do a bit of both—Scrivener supports the way you work.
Chrissy, great comeback for Jesi!
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Mandy - thank you so much for your knowledge. That definitely satisfied my curiosity. And good suggestion on not correcting Bodhi when he mispronounces "Ramon".
Funny story there: So he was supposedly this "expert" internet profile writer. We both went to a Media Bistro party to promote his book, and for fun we entered our profiles into a contest. My profile won first place, and the prize was a Pure Beauty gift basket and $100 gift certificate to the place. His profile won nothing, and he sulked harder than I have seen anybody sulk. He was such a competitive person, that I think that might have been the beginning of the end of us.
Girls, I could really use some secular vibes from you ... DH has a job interview for a management position next week and it could be a great thing for us. And we wouldn't have to move to Georgia (at least not right away, although it's something DH wants to do eventually).
Good luck, Mandy! That'd work out so well for both of you!
Myles, take a look at this link (specifically the part about recasting) for a great alternative to "correcting" speech. Don't worry about the number of repetitions, it's the idea behind it that matters for typically developing children.
Good luck, Mandy's DH!
Bobbie texted me from the bus. The road is flooded in two spots past our house and the bus drove right through both of them. She said the one was rushing so fast she felt the bus shake and slide. They obviously don't believe in "turn around, don't drown" here.
Chrissy, you guys are flooded?
Sawyer's been up every hour or two the past few nights. YAWN. I love everything about having a baby in the house again, though. He's such a sweetheart that if I were younger and had more money and possibly a different partner, I'd certainly have another. A lot of stipulations there!
Stay safe, Chrissy!
Bridget, I think I could have another child under those conditions too, LOL
So you know I've been worried about being left out on the cruise, well this one girl I talk to on twitter and e mail messaged me the other day and said she wants to make sure she and I get some time together on the cruise. She's been on the other 2 nkotb cruises, so she knows a lot of people and she said she wants to set aside time to hang out with certain people and I'm one of them So I'll have at least one buddy...
She also just sent me a bunch of her pics of Joey through Walmart's online photo store and I'm ordering one of each We have to decorate our room doors with pics
I wish she lived closer but she is not one of the Boston girls, she's in Philly
Kate, the build-up to your cruise sounds fun just by itself.
Mandy, thank you for the link. I'll check it out today.
I've been married 4 yrs today. I can't believe it's only been 4 years. We're taking Bodhi with us on our "date" to a Brazilian grill on the beach.