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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Boo MFer!, Apr 9, 2015.
My daughter has had strep twice in the past 2 months or so, she has had it a few times and barely shows any symptoms but we can just tell she is not quite herself, so we are very lucky it doesn't really bother her, but it sucks that she gets it often. The Dr did say a few more and he'll be able to just take out her tonsils.
So I feel like a terrible parent...
We got my daughter the time to wake clock, it turns green when it is time to get up. It has been a life saver because she was waking up in the middle of the night and getting in bed with us almost every night. Since we got the clock she has stayed in her bed until it turns green every single day. She loves it because she is a big girl and we give her special paint pages every day she sleeps all night and goes to sleep easy.
Last night she got a little stomach bug and puked in her bed then just sat there, I'm assuming waiting for the clock to turn green to come get us. Luckily she was coughing a little bit so I woke up to go check on her and it hadn't been very long but she was just sitting there quietly waiting. I felt terrible and had to explain to her that if she feels bad it's ok to wake us up even if her clock isn't green.
So the results are in....
What exactly is a Time to Wait Clock? I assume she has to wait a certain amount of time to bug you, but how does that work?
Time to wake, it's just an alarm clock that turns green at a certain time (I set it for 6 am) so she has to stay in her bed until 6 every morning, once it's green it means it's time to wake up.
I've got this one with similar results. It's nice to not have them run in before 7. But they are usually out of the room within 5 seconds of it going green.
Ahh cool. How old is your daughter by the way?
Just turned 3
Have this for my 4 yr old with minimal success. It's our fault for not being more consistent though. At least she sleeps in a cot next to the bed than actually in our bed now. I think her brother will do better with the clock once he's moved into a bed.
I've got girls at 4, 2, and one due in January.
Yikes. You going to roll the dice with a 4th praying to everything for a boy?
Nope. My wife had couple miscarriages and had said a third miscarriage or a baby would be it. Then she decided that she was done and wanted to stop at 2, but was already pregnant. Already starting to sock away the money for future weddings.
I know we're only two months in and things will get better, but I really can't see us having more than one child. I'm sure my mind will change later, but I'm already dreading not being able to watch enough football this fall.
as much as i don't want to go through the whole baby phase again, i really want to try for a boy (have 2 girls), plus my last name won't be carried on.
Mine is due mid November, so I am rejoicing that I get most of football season free.
Bad news: Schedule is back loaded with UGA and Bama
Having a baby in the house has not done anything to inhibit my ability to watch football. This will undoubtedly change when my kids are old enough to have Saturday sports obligations, but I've still got a few years before that kicks in. Actually going to games would probably be a different story, if that's what you guys are talking about.
My wife is going to be on me like stink on shit if I'm glued to the TV and am not paying attention enough to my daughter. We'll see, I'm hopeful I can have it on in the background without much complaint.
You'll be able to watch a ton of football this year. Next year will be a different story.
User RonBurgundy usualy puts out a pretty good guide on how to absentee parent during football season.
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Rule 1: absentee parenting takes WORK. You have to give a shit and bring the lunchpail to the home office during the week to earn Saturday's on the couch. Start banking time now. Weekend hiking/picnic/park time. Neglect the golf game/other hobbies starting about now to build up goodwill time. I still play about 30 minutes of video games after kids go to sleep before I workout or watch Netflix with the wife in bed. During football season? That time is now banked to be helpful.
Volunteer to keep the easy one(s) at home because then you can "parent" aka watch football while your wife runs errands with the 1year-6year olds. Below or above that is EZ.
You'll learn to never see college gameday again because that shit is dumb and that's the time when you are active parenting and doing outdoor/chores/kid activities.
Then? You've got your team's 3.5 hours free.
Other games you still want to watch? Learn to throw a ball and catch it while watching the game directly behind your kid's head and then tackle/tickle them/yell touchdown/get them excited about football (starting about age 2 imo). Reading books during the game? Lmao yeah right just read a short book you already have memorized so you can subconsciously read while you watch.
Honestly, my wife knows I love football and that I'll help out with everything else so I can basically not exist from noon to whenever on random Saturdays. I watch about half as much CFB as I did before kids, but I still watch what I want and absentee parent the shit out of Saturdays.
FYI I have 3 kids so trust me the whole absentee parenting thing is a true acquired skill.
This is the best thing on the internet.
3 yr old found out how much she loves giving high fives on the golf cart here in the camp ground place we are staying at the beach. Also randomly throwing out Go Tigers at people with Scar shirts on. Daddy is a very happy man.
I work from home and my wife works for the school system. Which means all five of us have been home.... all day.... every day.... all summer. With an almost 2 year old that's in the sweet spot where he can get nearly anywhere he wants to get but doesn't know how to take direction and a 6 year old and a 4 year old that are constantly at each other's throats, I honestly feel like getting through this summer been the most difficult mental exercise I've ever done.
I'm just ready for them all to go away. I don't want to see them or hear them for a while... or at least 8 glorious hours a day, 5 heavenly days a week.
Oh, and did I mention my wife had to start work back this week? And that school/day care don't start for 2 more weeks? I may go insane.
As a side note, one of my wife's friends invited her to take the kids to lunch at Chick fil A with her kids and another mom/kid from our daycare. She can't go, and I'm so desperate to get these kids away from me I've agreed to go have lunch with two women, one of whom I've never met.
Pray for me, friends.
so my kid just turned 1 a few weeks ago.
we went to a birthday party for another 1 year old. in their back yard they had a sweet paved basketball court. my son literally spent the entire time picking up a basketball, throwing it, and chasing it around the court. so awesome.
also, yesterday he just started being able to catch. I can stand ~5 feet away from him and throw a ball to him and he catches it 75% of the time.
Also forgot another absentee parenting football season tip for parents of crawling/toddling kids 6mo-12mo: watch football from the floor. Your kids can crawl on you, you can put them on your legs and airplane them, you can lift/toss/play with them all with your eyes never missing snaps. Sucks more when you get early walkers (which having early walkers is always awful, fuck being proud of being ahead of schedule developmentally) or when they get into the exploring/always-into-every-fucking-thing walking phase. Then I usually wall off the other rooms and shut doors so they are stuck in the same room as the TV and so it's easy to keep track of during football season
Anyone have experience in taking their kid out of one day care and put into another?
We will be moving within the next few months and have been dreading taking our 15-month old out of his day care. All the workers there love him and he has such a good time.
Our daughter is 3 and is on daycare # 3. First one was right by my wife's office - when she switched jobs we moved her to one right by our house, a year later we moved across town and switched her again. Has been very easy, great experience each time.
We would bring her one afternoon late right before starting so she could see the class room, play with the toys a little bit so when we would drop her off that first morning she had already seen it some
Yeah, one of my wifes co-workers made a switch and would take her kid for an hour or two one day, then add some more time each day until she seemed comfortable.
my son had his out when he was 2.5. he hadn't gained a lbs in the 6 months prior...has gained 6 lbs in the subsequent months post surgery. We had no idea his tonsils were the size of golf balls and it was prohibiting his food intake. Crazy.
all kids should have their tonsils out.
my wife is going to Seattle this weekend and I've got my 3 and 1 year old. and I thought my life was bad.
my daughter turned 1 a month ago and is full blown walking. I'd post pics but I'm retarded and forget how to do these things.
kids really make you stupid.
Feels. Its crazy, you don't know what exhaustion is until you have a child.
I always wanted multiple kids till I had my first. That first 16 months was the worst. Mostly because he wouldn't sleep the night. It was 4-6 hours at a time at best till he turned 16 months. Not having sleep sucks so bad and kills the drive for more. But since every milestone and accomplishment has me want once again to have another. Our first child just turned 3 and we are planning baby 2.
And banking time for sports is a art. College football is my thing so I pretend as if missing baseball or some other game to spend time with the kid and wife is crushing to me but my family comes first but in reality I don't give a shit about the baseball game... Helps bank time. I also tell my wife way in advance when college football season is. I tell her she can do what she wants Sunday to Friday but Saturday is my time to just watch sports. She without question takes advantage of it being able to run my ass around town Sunday to Friday. But that doesn't mean Saturday is free and clear. Kiss Gameday goodbye. Saturday mornings I go out my way to wake up with the baby, feed him and hang out with him. I let her sleep in and just do anything she wants till noon.
We are doing this now. Took our son out at the end of July. He starts his new center late August. We have already had him have a mini day with the new school. It was just 15 minutes one on one with the teacher in the room without us. He goes again on the 15th. This time it's 30 minutes. His first official week are 5 half days. 8am-11am before they go full time 8am to 3pm.
Our son had a ton of trouble in his old center. The original teacher was fantastic and he built a trust. But she left 5 weeks in. The next teacher was way different personality wise and he hated school. Never really attached to her. She was gone 3 weeks later. Next teacher same thing didn't like her at all... she was gone 6 weeks later. At that point we decided to leave the center. Unfortunately his current teacher is fantastic and he loved her and loved going to school those final weeks. But in less than a year we had 5 teachers and that turnover was not healthy for him. His new center is actually a legit school. His teacher has been the preschool teacher for 22 years. So turnover shouldn't be a issue. Anyways definitly recommend getting one on one time with the teacher and your kid before going full time. Also get time in the room so they can get familiar before it's full go
Anyone go through a phase with a 2-3 month old who is obviously hungry but only sucks for a few seconds on the bottle and then pulls away (repeat this process 10+ times)? I almost lost it last night and immediately felt shitty because I wanted to shake the hell out of our daughter, I had to get my wife to feed her. I can deal with this during the day but at night I have so little patience (at least until we start getting more sleep when she starts day care).
My wife mentioned that she read something about distracted eating that occurs when babies start to eat better. I can't deal with trying over an hour to feed her at night, but I know if she only eats an ounce (after sleeping 5+ hours) that she'll only wake up in 30 minutes to an hour. There's been some frustrating things during these first couple of months, but this is by far the worst.
I have twin girls. 4 years old.
Any words of wisdom?
It gets better after 3-4 months when they can sleep through the night. It will be rough at first. You got any kids already or will this be your first baptism by fire?
My boy will be 20 months when the twins are born.
took daughter for 2 yr appt today... 70% weight, 80% height, 99% head.
Well. You're fucked. Sorry.
But seriously I was going to say that while twins are more work than a single child, in my opinion they are in many ways easier than two kids a few years apart.
With twins they go through every phase at the same time and always have a playmate so in a lots of ways it's nice.
I can only imagine how awful this is gonna be.
So 4 month sleep regression is a thing huh? Someone murder me please.
I wouldn't know. I'm at 10 and still up at night
I guess my kid has night terrors or something at 2.5 I want to die.
Sister-in-law made a unicorn cake for my 2yr old daughter's bday party today...