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    I also used to not like Nutella. I don't know what happened but I tasted it again and it was delicious. It is really sweet though. Usually I am a sweet freak but it is really sweet for my taste buds so I rarely eat it unless I get in a Nutella mood.

    And Myles I so do not envy you that work situation. We usually have craziness going on in the company I work for but honestly I just don't pay it any attention. I promised myself a long time ago that I would never get stressed about a job again or let anyone irk me that bad at work. I really don't know how I contain myself in this company. I work with some characters. It is like a zany cartoon most days. I guess I just sit back and watch it and just stay to myself as much as possible. But since you have to work with both of these groups of people, that is probably not an option. I mostly work by myself. Even with all the zaniness it is like a dream job to me because I don't have to face the zany people daily or ask their input on much of anything.

    And on the talking thing, now that I think about it, I did say something regarding my nephew, the one who didn't talk at 5. I said something to my brother when he was 2 that maybe he needed to get evaluated, but not really about speech, it was about just something that didn't seem right to me about him. A lot of people in our family noticed it as well. There are a lot of kids in our family all the time and all of them are different but there were a few who some thought needed intervention and in our family we will not mince words and will come out and tell you immediately or even threaten you (like I eventually had to do regarding my nephew) to get someone to take their kid to see someone. Before my nephew who is now 7 it was my cousin who lives here in Atlanta now. He didn't talk until after 3 but no one had to say anything to his mom, she is an RN and took him to every specialist she could think of just to make sure there was nothing wrong with him. He got speech with an SLP but went to a regular preschool. He also had anger issues. Eventually though, once he hit 4 it was like all that never happened. He is actually gifted and just, I'll say what we say in the family and even what he says himself (he is 12 now) he is just weird. Before him it was another of my nephews. He could talk but didn't like to talk to people. He was recently given an IQ test and has a 156 IQ so now he is considered the genius of the family. Before them it was actually me, I didn't like to speak as a child. People got on my nerves. I vividly remember certain thoughts and feelings I had when I was 3, 4, and 5 and thinking back I was very weird too LOL! I was also labeled as gifted. I remember reading kid novels when I was 4 but I just rarely would talk to people. I would stare off and just think observational thoughts about people in my life. I would construct whole stories about them. I imagine my high IQ nephew doing the same. He has the same look I used to have, as does my little cousin who is now 12. He was only diagnosed with a sensory processing disorder, as was my high IQ nephew and I think I probably have that too now that I know the symptoms. I also think Elle has it, she is weird too but talkative. Health professionals though thought I should send her to get evaluated since she didn't walk until she was nearly 21 months old. I didn't walk until after I was 2 years old so I didn't think it was that big of a deal and didn't take her. We are a quirky family but I usually don't say anything to people who aren't my family. We have some bad parents in my family, like my nephews mom and I do like to look out for our kids because I consider them "ours" and I love our quirkiness and uniqueness and how much we all favor each other in that way. I want to make sure that all our kids get the best they can. The only thing I will say to people outside of my family is regarding the way they talk to their kids or if they hit their kids in public. I will tell them not to do that and that I could call the police and have them arrested for child abuse. I saw a lady smack her baby in the face at a dollar store a while ago and we got into a shouting match. The baby was probably 18 months to 2 years but to me that is a baby and there is not reason to smack a baby in the face.

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    It's very delicate, knowing when to say something and when to leave it alone. I hardly ever say anything. There are a couple kids in Josh's class I wonder about but I think they are from an EI program or something because they come in to school on a bus. One kid is really tiny and doesn't talk and the other one, Josh is always saying "He doesn't listen!" which makes me laugh. I get the feeling he has some behavior issues but I don't want to come out to the moms and ask them what's going on, you know? Even if I'm just curious about what kind of condition he has, it looks insensitive for me to ask.

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    Mylah I would LOVE some sprouts! I have been thinking lately it would be nice to grow something in doors to offset the winter lack of life.

    We are going gluten free around here and it is STRESSING me out! I wake up at night and think about it immediately. It's a huge life change. But I think we have to do it for Kai (shhh, he thinks it's for all of us I can't let him be the reason we don't buy bunny crackers anymore.

    It's nap time and it's been an exhausting morning. I have another baby the same age as Sawyer. Lydia, once again I bow to you. Two babies is so hard! Add 4 preschoolers and we've got Bridget running in circles. lol
    Off to spend some one on one with Kai for this possibly short time while everyone is sleeping!

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    I've heard a lot about the benefits of going gluten-free, but it has always sounded just so HARD to me to avoid it altogether. So I can understand the stresses you're having over it. My yoga teacher recommended that I avoid gluten last night specifically on account of a particular long-term injury I have, saying it'd speed up the healing. I made a mental note to look up more about her recommendation.

    I PM'd you about the sprouts too.

    Btw, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUR LITTLE SAWYER!!!

    Thanks for the supportive words and feedback about the job pains, ladies. I am feeling fine-r about them now that I've taken all the input I've received from my "leadership" alongside the interactions I've had with the other "rival' team, ran the calculations on them in my head and decided on a direction for myself based on what will be the path of least resistance when it comes to getting the job done. What it basically amounts to is me listening sympathetically to my "side" moan and gripe about how they're losing control of the project while all the while fostering a cooperative relationship with and sometimes deferential posture to the other team who - let's face it - know what they're doing and will be the ones to get the project done. Truth is... I work fine with the other team. I will never understand power struggles.

    Erin, I felt sick to my stomach when I read about the lady smacking her baby in the face. Good for you for getting in her face about it.

    Speaking of which, kate, did Josh end up wearing black to school that day in support of anti-bullying? I suppose it doesn't do any harm, but it does seem a little over the heads of kids that young. I believe there are more direct ways to talk to kids about it.

    Chrissy, VERY excited for you about your new job!
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    Oh, and I thought you ladies would get a kick out of the fact that I wasted a good 3 minutes this morning staring absent-mindedly out my front window while this song played in the background: http://youtu.be/Hy1YF54rZZM . I hadn't noticed that much time had gone by when I finally realized I'd been singing "doo doo doo" - cheerfully ... and it's not a cheerful song - along to the bass line the whole time. LOL. I'm so weird.

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    I like sprouts too...but get really concerned about eating them. It seems like they are the most common carriers of ecoli in produce. I have heard that growing them at home doesn't help as it's in the seeds. So we have just kind of quite eating them.

    Bridget, been following your gluten free change. I think that it is probably a very stressful change. I have to say that I have looked at that one a lot and thought about it wondering if it's an issue for me. I have IF of course, anemia at times, battled with IBS for years....though that improved a lot after the surgery with bypass the first 5 feet of small intestine...and after finishing college and not being stressed as much. But it's just too much of a major change so I have never tried it....such a carb person with breads and pastas....I can't even make the switch to whole grain pasta.

    Hopefully this huge change will really help Kai.



    Hmmm was talking to DH this morning and asked if he liked the name Courtney. He said he does but likes Vanessa a bit more. I said I think I like Courtney a bit more. He said, so we're having a kid now. Doh! I was like, um yeah I said that last week I wanted one. He said he thinks he wants one too but is just scared. That I can deal with....he is always scared of change....took some work to get him married, buy his first new car, buy a house.

    Ok so my new problem. I REALLY want a bigger TV. Ours is small and 9 yrs old and our living room is like 5-6 feet wider than our apartments. New bigger TV (want to go from 27 inch to probably upper 40's or low 50's) requires new entertainment center. Local HOM store has one I like for 999 which is way better than those custom ones I was thinking we might need to build because I couldn't find anything.
    Those two things are what I WANT to buy. BUT.......my mattress will be 9 yrs old also in March. I don't really sleep all that well and wake up stiff and tired. There is a dip in it and the edges sag from being sat on while putting socks on and such. So what I think I probably SHOULD do is go mattress shopping.

    We can probably do both things this year but definitely not at the same time.

    We got married 9 yrs ago this year...and the TV and mattress were bought the same weekend. I hate to think about my appliances....all of them were bought in 2010 and hope that they don't all go at the same time!

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    Jennifer, can you maybe do both the new TV & mattress, but get a low profile entertainment center, like one that's about knee high and less $$? If I had to choose between better at-home entertainment and better sleep, I think I'd go for the new mattress and use the lack of a bigger TV asa reason to go to bed earlier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by demigraf View Post
    Jennifer, can you maybe do both the new TV & mattress, but get a low profile entertainment center, like one that's about knee high and less $$? If I had to choose between better at-home entertainment and better sleep, I think I'd go for the new mattress and use the lack of a bigger TV asa reason to go to bed earlier.

    No the lower ones are cheaper and easier to find but we really need the shelves for books, dvds and all the knick knacks that DH is used to having out. So it's gotta be one that will fit our stuff or he will not agree to it...and has to be a certain style and wood color to fit in with the rest of our stuff. It can be such a PITA to be married to a guy who cares so much about how stuff looks (upside is that he cleans way more than I do).

    He thinks the mattress is ok and has life still but didn't know I was waking up stiff. Sleep has always been an issue for me. I was a night baby and still am a night person. Sadly it's no longer college and I have to be at work before 10am. LOL I am not one to fall asleep easily and as it is I take a unisom more nights than not for help. I toss and turn a lot and half the time DH is home and sleeping when I am, he is off on the futon in the office. Even Cosmo learned a long time ago to not sleep up next to me because I move around too much. So than I wonder, is it the mattress really or just me. Most nights DH is at work so I go to bed after he leaves for work (leaves 10:40pm) and takes me usually 30-60 minutes before I'm ready for bed after that.

    I know that the answer is we need a new mattress.....I would just find a big TV a lot more fun. We (well especially me) watch a LOT of TV. And when they scroll stuff at the bottom, it no longer shows up since they assume everyone has converted to flat screens. And I cannot read sports scores from the couch.

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    I agree that watching TV is way more fun than sleeping. I honestly think part of my problem with not getting enough sleep is that I push myself past my optimal bed time - when I'm really primed to sac out - to stay awake and see shows we have on the DVR. Hence me being in favor of the new mattress. So I totally feel ya - it's one of those things you know you should do rather than want to do... kind of like choosing between a bowl of greens and a bowl of chocolate almonds.

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    Yes Myles, he wore a black sweater. He has no black pants. They didn't talk to him about bullying though. :shrug:

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    Right now I feel like I could sleep my life away. Now that I've made the decision to leave my job, I just want to do it and get it over with. Like ripping a bandaide off fast. I am not going to make it the next 11 days without crying. At work. I just know it.

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    Chrissy. It's always hard right before you leave. You will feel differently when you get to your new position.

    I have just been so annoyed at work! We have just had so many ridiculous mix-ups coming from the office. Appointments scheduled and confirmed with the parents that we WEREN'T TOLD about (eval appointments or worse, results meetings which would require a written report and all the paperwork in place), incorrect names on the day's schedule so when the parents arrived to check in their name wasn't on the list, names and data entered incorrectly into the computer system (some misspelled and some completely different, unrelated names), names not entered into the system at all when they should have been already, and the kicker was a kid who was in foster care and placed with a woman who lived out of district so the other district's responsibility. The grandma called and said she had custody of the child again, and an appointment was made for her to bring him without asking her to bring proof of guardianship and then put it in the file cabinet for over a month until I opened the file to find there was no proof of who had custody, and limited time before the meeting was scheduled after sitting untouched for a month. No custody paperwork and we can't do the evaluation without it. It's insane. When I complained about an appointment scheduled that I wasn't notified about until after working hours the previous day, I was questioned as to why I needed that information in advance and then the scheduler went through all my paperwork looking for something to complain about. I had one file that wasn't complete because another team member hadn't finished it, and she called me out for turning in that file (and I had complained about the other team member not doing her work before this happened, so it was on record that it was not my fault it wasn't complete and I have NEVER been late with files since starting this position). It's getting extremely hard to take.

    Erin, your post really got me thinking. I saw a little boy this morning with hyperlexia. He is 3 and can read and say letter sounds - like "buh" for B. Other than that he doesn't speak or even open his mouth, he hums and points and grunts. I could not believe it, his understanding was completely on track for his age but he doesn't even attempt to make sounds other than letter sounds. He can see a printed word and point to a picture that matches it, so his mom knows he can read. He pointed to the numbers 1-5 in order and hummed while he pointed, but when we asked him to give us 1 block he couldn't so he doesn't understand the number concepts.

    I don't know much about hyperlexia but I did some research on it today. I learned there are 3 types - Type I is a very bright child who just learns to read early and has nothing "abnormal" about them. My nephew did this and sounds like you probably fell in this category too, Erin. Type 1 is not a "disorder" but just a very advanced skill. Type 2 I have seen before, it's a small subset of kids on the autism spectrum who have reading as a "splinter skill." I think the child I saw was Type 3, meaning kids who learn to read very early and have some unusual behaviors that resemble autism, but they outgrow them when they learn to communicate well. Since autism is a life-long disorder, they can't have had autism even though they had unusual behaviors. Your post about all the "unique" kids in your family, Erin, made me think of that Type 3 group and how most of them turn out completely normal in the long run although they are odd as children. Yesterday, I didn't know anything about this! So funny you posted that today.
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    Erin, I love that you said something to the lady in the dollar store. I hope I'd have done the same but I can be a scaredy cat sometimes. Like once when I was at the pool here in town with Savana and Kai and there was this woman there with her 7-ish year old daughter and what I guess was her mom since the two women looked a lot alike and they were both facing away from the pool greased up in oil with headphones on trying to fry in the sun while the daughter swam. When it was time to go the girl would not get out of the pool and the mom started calling her an effing b!tch and all kinds of horrible cussing. I was mortified but scared, to be honest. These were some rough looking ladies who probably would not have hesitated to gouge my eyes out. Although, often those types of people are complete cowards so who knows. That was so long ago but I still think about it and wish I'd said something. I just got my kids away from them.

    Chrissy, I am sorry you're having a hard time with your transition. I hope it goes quickly and without drama. Is your boss being weird now?

    Kate, I agree that if they were going to ask the children to wear black they could have easily incorporated a unit on kindness/bullying. Passive activism (inactivism) bugs me.

    Mandy i have learned so much from you since this thread was started. I thought about you today because one of my daycare parents is (well, was) an aide in the elementary school special needs room working with autistic children and she just quit because she can't work with the teacher any longer. She said the teacher sits on her computer all day while her and the other aide pretty much just try to keep the kids safe and that the teacher writes on the kids take home folders all kinds of activites they did that they didn't really do. Also that she grabbed them too roughly. Ugh, just makes me sick. Anyway, she reported her to the principal and today had a meeting so that she could share everything since she had been recording everything. Now she is getting a transfer and the teacher is under investigation. Made me so sad for those kids and wishing there were more like you out there.

    Today I had that baby same age as Sawyer. His brother is 3 and I started caring for him when he was 10 mos but now mom is stay at home so I normally get the older boy every once in a blue moon but today I had them both for the first time. I asked mom how she normally gets him to sleep for his nap and she said she just lays him in his crib. I was expressing my awe of babies who just settled in and went to sleep on their own and she said no, that he will cry for sometimes an hour before he goes to sleep but she just doesn't have time to deal with that because he fights sleep blah blah blah. Ugh. So later when I was rocking him to sleep he was staring at my face and I imagine he was saying thank you. (I know that's a little overdramatic but this sort of thing really gets to me) I know it's hard when you feel like there is so much to do but the baby won't sleep. An hour of crying alone is just no good.

    One year ago right now I had given birth only moments ago.
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    Aww, Bridget, how special it must have been for that little one today.

    So sad about that teacher! I'm so glad your friend reported her. That's awful.

    Happy birthday Sawyer!
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    Man...how can people stand to listen to their own baby cry for an hour? Or any baby for that matter.

    I remember once when Josh was a baby I was at my wit's end and DH was at a movie with his friends or something and Josh just would not settle down. I let him cry for something like 15 minutes and I couldn't do it anymore.

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    I left the kid in the crib for the first time in a long time. Our bedtimes have been getting ridiculously long, it was starting to stress me out, and I was losing my patience with her. She mostly did what she does when I'm there, only louder - sing, play, occasionally go 'mama, where are youuuuu?'. She did go to sleep a little sooner than she has been. After I went up there and rocked her. I'm going to move her bedtime back some more to give her more time to fall asleep by herself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gwenn View Post

    Erin, your post really got me thinking. I saw a little boy this morning with hyperlexia. He is 3 and can read and say letter sounds - like "buh" for B. Other than that he doesn't speak or even open his mouth, he hums and points and grunts. I could not believe it, his understanding was completely on track for his age but he doesn't even attempt to make sounds other than letter sounds. He can see a printed word and point to a picture that matches it, so his mom knows he can read. He pointed to the numbers 1-5 in order and hummed while he pointed, but when we asked him to give us 1 block he couldn't so he doesn't understand the number concepts.

    I don't know much about hyperlexia but I did some research on it today. I learned there are 3 types - Type I is a very bright child who just learns to read early and has nothing "abnormal" about them. My nephew did this and sounds like you probably fell in this category too, Erin. Type 1 is not a "disorder" but just a very advanced skill. Type 2 I have seen before, it's a small subset of kids on the autism spectrum who have reading as a "splinter skill." I think the child I saw was Type 3, meaning kids who learn to read very early and have some unusual behaviors that resemble autism, but they outgrow them when they learn to communicate well. Since autism is a life-long disorder, they can't have had autism even though they had unusual behaviors. Your post about all the "unique" kids in your family, Erin, made me think of that Type 3 group and how most of them turn out completely normal in the long run although they are odd as children. Yesterday, I didn't know anything about this! So funny you posted that today.
    Never heard of this!

    I wonder if my aunt ever got this sort of diagnosis for my cousin. I think I will ask her about it tomorrow. She took him to at least 20 doctors in Ohio and Michigan. He would grunt and hum as well but could point to words and knew what they were. We used to call him "Cave Man" LOL! He still likes that name and my mom always thought he must be autistic but other than the grunting and not wanting people to hug him, he was rather normal. Elle also doesn't like anyone to hug her except me and DH or she will scream. Her "goal" at daycare is not to scream when her friends touch her! She is to tell them "Please don't touch me. I don't like it." It is so funny to me that that is her "goal."

    My mom said that she took me to the doctor because I didn't talk much and they told her that I was "retarded." Because I wasn't talking and I liked to rock back and forth when sitting up. I still do that BTW so I guess I am still "retarded" . But that is funny that you had a case that resembles our family quirks!


    Happy Birthday to Sawyer!!! I cannot believe he is a year old already! Time sure does fly. I remember us discussing your desire to have a home birth and it doesn't seem that long ago. I hope he enjoyed his special day!

    Chrissy I agree that it is emotional leaving a job. I am really excited for you if it makes any difference. I am glad that you will be out of the work environment that you are currently under and am pulling for this new job and Bobbie's going off to college to be the beginning of a lot of positive changes for you.

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    This was a good resource about hyperlexia that explains the 3 types.

    http://www.wisconsinmedicalsociety.o...les/hyperlexia

    Maybe you are a Type 3! But I can say with confidence, you aren't retarded. Even if you do rock!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gwenn View Post
    This was a good resource about hyperlexia that explains the 3 types.

    http://www.wisconsinmedicalsociety.o...les/hyperlexia

    Maybe you are a Type 3! But I can say with confidence, you aren't retarded. Even if you do rock!

    Erin rocks!!!! She sure does!

    I am reading along but not responding much as I am now only doing fb and apa on my phone it is eating up too much of my time and I have to control it better.

    Chrissy, I am really excited for you. I think it is wonderful thing. And talk about keeping your cards close - not even a word of it until you got it! Dark horse...

    Myles - sorry about your job situation - that political stuff is the pits.

    Christina - keeping my fingers crossed for you.

    Suja - an early bedtime really helped with JoJo. I realized that we had been starting too late so that by the time we tried to get her to sleep we had missed the window. Earlier to bed actually meant much more sleep for her.

    Mandy - is it one person or department that is the problem or is it systemic? How difficult for you and the parents/caregivers both. I hope that changes quickly.

    Bridget- good luck with the gluten free. Once you get in the swing of it I bet you will get excited about finding new recipes, etc. I wonder if there is a recipe for homemade gluten free cheddar bunnies?

    Kate- I think it is weird for the daycare to address bullying that way. Like Bridget said, it's a ridiculous in-activism. Like posting your bra color on Facebook helps cure breast cancer. Bah humbug to that.

    So the guy wasn't the scary killer, thank goodness. I don't know if I could have dealt with the idea he was on my street even though it would have been good to have caught him. But the paper just reported that police released a statement that the main suspect was found dead in his apartment from suicide. I hope it is him and they are able to prove it. I know people want to see criminals pay with a trial and everything, but I think this is better. Revenge and bitterness don't cure the sadness and drawing it all out and going over it again and again just makes it hurt more. IMO, of course. I don't know what would ease the pain for her family.

    My graphic design class is going well. I need to figure out a time to talk with dh again about school. I just want to get a web and interactive associates degree so I can do small fry websites on a freelance basis. I am kind of horrified by some of the really young students in the class who show up without homework done or supplies, etc. they complain that they don't want to be in the class and don't need it and are kind of rude to the teacher. I don't understand why they don't just drop the class!?!?

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    Katy, all those examples come from one individual, but unfortunately there is a lot of dysfunction coming from her boss as well. Who won't hear a word against her. So infuriating.

    I'm glad your class is going well. I bet you would be great at website design.
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    I got this from the friend who was huffy about me being late to her dd's party:

    "<We> are so excited*you*will be in attendance on Saturday to celebrate A's birthday.* As a requirement of <the party place>, each parent is required to fill out a Liability Waiver & Release form for each child participating in the activities within the facility.* Attached is a Liability Waiver & Release form.* Please print, fill out and bring with you on Saturday.* Thank you in advance."
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    Quote Originally Posted by girlwonder View Post
    Chrissy, I am really excited for you. I think it is wonderful thing. And talk about keeping your cards close - not even a word of it until you got it! Dark horse...
    After the fiasco last summer about stressing over that last job interview and offer, I decided I wasn't going to say anything until I was certain about what I was going to do. I'm not 100% sure this is what I want to do, but I'm following my brain. Brain says this is a good move for me, so I'm going with it. My heart is breaking about who I'm leaving behind. I'll get over it once I start the new job though. Of that I'm certain.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gwenn View Post
    Katy, all those examples come from one individual, but unfortunately there is a lot of dysfunction coming from her boss as well. Who won't hear a word against her. So infuriating.

    I'm glad your class is going well. I bet you would be great at website design.
    I couldn't imagine being so inept. Is it a clerical person that's supposed to handle the scheduling? If I had screwed up like that, I'd be crying. One time some guy called in to cancel his appointment and I took it out of the computer. Someone else was offered that slot. Later, at that day/time of that appointment, both guys showed up. It turned out the one I removed was the wrong guy. This happened years ago and it still bugs me. I was humiliated. Not to mention confused as to how I could make such a mistake. In 10 years of scheduling people, group rooms, and car assignments that was the only time I made such an error. It still bothers me that it happened even once. I'd be looking for something else to do if I were that inefficient.

    Quote Originally Posted by demigraf View Post
    I got this from the friend who was huffy about me being late to her dd's party:

    "<We> are so excited*you*will be in attendance on Saturday to celebrate A's birthday.* As a requirement of <the party place>, each parent is required to fill out a Liability Waiver & Release form for each child participating in the activities within the facility.* Attached is a Liability Waiver & Release form.* Please print, fill out and bring with you on Saturday.* Thank you in advance."
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    Yeesh.
    Oiy.

    Katy-Good luck with the graphic design class! I hope your dh is supportive of you when you talk to him about it. I'm really hoping Jesi takes some graphic design because I think she's good at it. One of the perks that I will no longer have when I leave this job is access to Adobe Creative Suite.

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    SCUBJIA!!!

    Chrissy, I hope you are doing OK. I was almost in tears just thinking about my *3 year old* one day going off on her own. And I hope Bobbie is adjusting well to campus life and loving her new place!

    Myles, your friend sounds like she was being passive aggressive and will actually miss you guys at the party. I don't know but it seems like most grown adults I've met are somehow emotionally stunted and cannot express themselves emotionally, so they do weird things like say "I don't care if you come, we've got lots of friends!" when what they really mean is "I'm totally disappointed you can't make it, even though that's silly." I hope that's the case, and she's not just a jerk.

    Bridget, I can't help feeling sad for the baby too. I'm glad there is a caregiver in his life that rocks him to sleep. This is an awesome cheese cracker recipe made with almond flour I use to make all the time, from the The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook. But beware Bob's Red Mill Almond Flour, it tastes terrible when made with that. I used this almond flour, on recommendation of a friend and it's totally worth it. Also good for crusts for pot pies. They have a good gluten-free section too, if you need replacements to try for baking.




    Erin: I didn't talk as a child either, until I was 3. My mom thought I was deaf so I was tested for that. I had an IQ test done at 5 and measured 149... although I joke that I burned off about 20 points or so with some serious high school age indiscretions.




    Last night in the bath Abbey was telling herself a little story she made up and kept saying "arf" or "woof" avery few words. I was just sitting there, kind of amused, then I said, "Why are you saying woof? I know! Your a puppy!" And she said "No momma, I say woof because in my life I wish there was a dog."



    It's true, she does have a pretend hand-held puppy that goes with her everywhere (puppy Clifford).



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    I love how imaginative kids are! That's so sweet. Conner has an invisible dinosaur. He's a t-rex named Al.

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    Molly!!! Glad you were SCUBJIA (yes that works as a past tense acronym too). How are you feeling?

    Quote Originally Posted by AbbeysMom View Post
    Erin: I didn't talk as a child either, until I was 3.
    And now look at you. You're one of the most gifted, rapid-fire talkers I know. I highly recommend talking to you for everyone at least once in their lives. It is a thing to behold. LOL. I'm one of those people who adopts other people's paces, inflections and accents during conversation, and I always find myself a little thirsty after 30 minutes of verbal exertion with you.

    Note to self: call Molly.

    Quote Originally Posted by AbbeysMom View Post

    Last night in the bath Abbey was telling herself a little story she made up and kept saying "arf" or "woof" avery few words. I was just sitting there, kind of amused, then I said, "Why are you saying woof? I know! Your a puppy!" And she said "No momma, I say woof because in my life I wish there was a dog."



    It's true, she does have a pretend hand-held puppy that goes with her everywhere (puppy Clifford).
    So dang cute! Bodhi is still playing with Neville the Pebble, his invisible buddy. I love imaginary friends and always wished I had one as a kid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by demigraf View Post
    Chrissy- Adobe CS. Hello! Yay for having access to that.
    Yeah, well not any more. That's one of the drawbacks of leaving my current position and I have to give up my macbook pro. I cannot think about these things or else I'll start crying.

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    Chrissy, good luck on the new job!

    Myles, your friend sounds like a real piece of work. I was talking last night to my neighbor about people having these huge expectations from a CHILD's birthday party. My friend was telling me that at a recent b-day party, one mother made the comment "they didn't even serve food, just cake and ice cream" Well it is a child's birthday party, I remember going to parties where only cake and ice cream was served. My friend will be serving pb&j, pb & nutella, fruit, and cake and ice cream. I am sure that other mother will surely roll her eyes at that one.

    Gilly has 2 imaginary dogs, named Rufus and Doug. He's so funny about them, I have to get them bites of food and pet them. Some days they are around a lot, then at times they disappear for days. He also has imaginary friends. Any child he plays with at the playground, then comes over for playdates, all imaginary. I feel a little mommy guilt, because he has never had a real playdate at our home. I will start once he starts VPK this fall.

    It's rainy today, so it's baking day. I have bread in the bread machine, and I have ripe bananas that are calling out for banana muffins. I swear fruit goes ripe so fast around here. I have a freezer door full of spotty bananas, too. Gonna try a new granola bar recipe too. The blog is gluten free/sugar free. Here's the link for you gf people.

    http://18hourkitchen.blogspot.com/20...nola-bars.html

    It's definitely a fort making day around here, it's rainy and windy. oy.
    Shelley-mom to DS, 6

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    All of the kids parties I've been to have been hosted at an entertainment place like Chuck E Cheese's or something like that. I like CEC because they have decent options for the adults like veggie plates and not half bad deli sandwiches. Honestly if the party were around meal time I would expect some kind of option for the adults especially if the kids get a meal. Then again I'm all about food so maybe I'm just a piggy

    So a question: does gluten free mean lower carbs? Like when you use different types of flour and oats in baking are they lower carb than regular flour and oats?

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    Elle has an invisible green pony names "Whoa." She leads him around the house with a leash that is a piece of yarn. Whoa is represented by a tag that the yarn is tied around. It is so cute to me, she doesn't ride him because "it makes him uncomfortable" because she is too heavy LOL!

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    No I don't think gluten free is lower in carbs. It can be if you focus on meat, dairy and veggies. But a lot of non-gluten foods contain carbs like rice, potatoes, corn. And you can still eat pasta and breads but with different flours other than wheat. So some people lose weight going gluten free but not a given. Not if you still eat a lot of potatoes and cheese and fats......

    I don't know if I have really been to many kids parties and given food food. I certainly wouldn't serve it at my child's party. Well maybe the first few when it's just family really. But later on it would probably be like my mom (and all the ones we went to) where the party was like 2-4....that way people didn't expect lunch or dinner but just cake and ice cream.

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