I know everyone is in a huge rush to get rid of the booster-- kids and parents-- but keep this in mind.
My kids are becoming really self-sufficient (in an age-appropriate or slightly above way).
It's not that I'm not willing to do things for them, or that I don't do anything for them, but rather that they've started doing some things for themselves that I'm totally cool with.
I don't realize this until we're around other people/kids/families who operate differently. (It's no one who has been to our house lately; don't be offended haha). And it's not really a bad thing, just a different family style.
A quick glance at guides for leaving your children home alone. You should obviously take your own child's abilities, personality, comfort level, and responsibility into account.
I agree with the first sentence.
However, I'm not sure that the reason for the dresscode is boys' distraction. Isn't it about appropriateness? There are clothes I'd wear to work, to school, to bed, to a party, to an interview, to church; and they are not all the same type of clothing.
So funny, so true. I have always said that 2 has nothing on 3.
(plus using the word 'asshole' in this way totally cracked me up)
Has anyone played Disney Eye Found It yet? Looks cute, but I'm wondering about the actual age range (not the suggested age range). Is it going to be like an I Spy book, like once and done? Too young for 6 and 8?
I found the beginnings of my son's 6-yr-old molar the day after he turned 7. We make our own development charts around here.
My 6.5-yr-old just asked me if I can start buying him plain underwear (instead of characters). I'm a little heartbroken over that.
And I guess we can finally get rid of the dinosaur ones that he trained in 4.5 years ago (yet still fits in...) hahah!
Parents of elem school aged kids-- did you talk to your kids about what happened on Friday? How in depth did you take it?
I couldn't (can't) look at my kids without tearing up, let alone talk to them about it directly, and don't want them to be scared to go to school. We did talk today about teachers being in charge at school, and about following all directions in an emergency, or even for a drill (even if you're line leader that day, or in the middle of a fun project or test, etc.). My kids are Pre-K and 1st Grade, so we felt that was far enough. We didn't want to mention the horrifying details, just wanted to make sure that they would know what to do in such a situation.
10pm night before Thanksgiving
2000(?): climbing in the window of The Bent Elbow because it was freezing and the line was really long (@Carol Quigley Shire, you were there!)
2012: home with 2 sleeping kids, 1 husband, and a cup of sleepytime tea, watching a DVR'ed New Girl
HA! Old as hell. :)
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