Hey there! I've been MIA the last couple days because the AC adapter on my laptop broke. My computer would only charge if I stood on my head and held the wire together with my thumb and my pinky on my left hand while holding my computer with my feet while making sure it was pointing due north. Thankfully it's still under warranty and after spending half an hour on the phone with "Steve" from India, I was assured a new part would be shipped to me right away. Sooo (real quick before my battery dies) here's the S.S.O...
Hey! You said the next time you made a cake that you'd try to remember to video it. Did you remember?
Of course not. Ugh. I'm sorry. I did, however, remember to take a shower today. Does that count?
Dawn, does Lexi have migraines?
She never has before, but Austin gets them and I used to before having kids so it wouldn't surprise me if they started for her too.
Something occurred to me after reading your post about the second mammo. If they do the ultrasound to get a definitive answer after the second mammo (and the rather painful stretching and squishing, why don't they just skip the second mammo and go right straight to ultrasound?!?
The technician's son is starting college in the fall and her daughter's getting braces. These things don't pay for themselves.
I have a 10 month old and am considering becoming a stay-at-home mom, but I don't know, it kind of seems like you lose part of your identity. Why did you decide to stay home?
I don't think you "lose" your identity. I just think it just changes and that's not a bad thing. There was no decision for us. We just knew I'd stay home when we had kids. Then again, I didn't go to college. I didn't have a "career" that I'd worked at for years, you know? I had a job that I liked, but it wasn't my life. It was very easy for me to decide to stay home.
What kind of discipline techniques do you use?
the rack, the stocks, being drawn and quartered, you know - the usual.
You mentioned Clay has ear tubes. Do any of your other kids? What do you do when you take them swimming? Do you have the "custom" fit earplugs?
Right now just Clay and Lex have tubes. I've done the custom plugs before, but I honestly don't think they fit or stay in any better than the wax kind you can get over the counter. Plus, if they fall out, it's a lot easier to part with $2.99 than $150.00.
I do have a question, my 6 yr. old has a speech problem. For instance he calls sherbert shorebert. I think its kinda cute so that's what I call it now. Do you correct your little ones or just go with the flow?
It depends. I corrected Brooklyn's pronunciation of the word "truck" for example, but I don't worry about it when Clay says "Fank you" instead of thank you. He can't really do the TH sound yet anyway.
Remember how Bill Cosby used to say that kids are brain damaged and that's why they can't remember something you've told them a million times?
LOL! Love Bill Cosby!
We're at the pool - my crazy 2 1/2 yr old boy is in a swim diaper. I catch him crouching, thinking "he's trying to leave a present". Did he ever! Next thing I know, I see brown water running down his leg (thankfully he wasn't in the pool at that moment). flash forward to the bathroom. No shower, just a changing table and a small sink. Imagine something really gross and runny and you got it - all over his legs and changing table. I had friends relaying wipes to me to help out. Then picture trying to bathe a 2 year old standing in a tiny sink. It was not fun! But at the end of it all - after much cleaning with lots of soap - I had to laugh and that's when I thought "what would Dawn do?"
It cracks me up that you thought of me, but I applaud your resourcefulness! Moms have the amazing ability to handle any situation, don't they?
But I will say that manly Dawn could potentially be pretty hot with the right haircut. How disturbing is that?
So disturbing I might have nightmares
thank u very much for ur laughter and for being u..hehe..may GOD continue to bless u and ur family..now i've got a quick question..while i have a free moment..anywho..i was wondering..how did u know that ur son had vitiligo? also, wat kind of symtoms did ur kid show for having ADHD? i'm just curious..thanks for answering have a great day and weekend..'ater
First of all, is this a text message from my daughter? I've discovered I don't speak "text". It's probably because I'm embarrassing and old. As far as Jax's Vitiligo - I searched online when I first noticed his white spots. I suspected Vitiligo so I took him to a dermatologist and had my suspicions confirmed. As far as ADHD, it was a combination of many things. He never walked; just ran. He gave up naps before he was 2 and was always on the go. He just doesn't seem to be able to stop and think. He'd run out into the street to chase a ball without a second thought even though he's 9. He has 2 volumes - loud and louder; he can't sit still for 2 minutes, among other things.
but, what do you say to yourself to make the negativity and/or down feelings about being judged go away? i mean, i can "amen" your post and repeat it to myself but i'm not taking it to heart. suggestions??
OK, this is going to sound doofy, but awhile back I got some negative comments and they bummed me out. Later that night, I was flipping channels on TV and this show caught my eye. Now this is not something I would ordinarily watch, but I just felt compelled to leave the channel right there. Anyway, it was all about how God has big plans for you and don't let the naysayers get you down. There will always be negative people trying to get you down, but if God is for you, who can be against you? It helped me put things in perspective.
Although I know that the chances of you reading this comment are extremely low...
Nope. I read all my comments. :) My email, on the hand, generally piles up for weeks...
Don't judge me for my spelling/grammar ;-)
I only judge spelling and grammar on nasty comments. See HERE for explanation.
Thanks to a reader named Tina who sent me a link to this commercial. I laughed out loud!
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