Discussion in 'The Hens' Nest' started by Apples&Oranges, Apr 3, 2014.
That is so cute!
C was setting A on my lap to eat, jokingly saying "ready, aim..." and she proceeded to spew all over my stomach. Lovely.
Sorry, that’ll be funny in a few months.
Ugh so proud of C right now. I had to take both boys to the doctor today for J’s one month because A had a meeting at work. C was so well behaved AND I decided to spring his flu shot on him and he was fine. Actually he was distracted by J crying from his hep B shot and didn’t see the nurse coming so when she got him he went HEY ALLLLL DONE! and she was like yep all done bud
I’m hosting my first play date shortly. It’s one kid who C has played with before, but I have so much anxiety over having other kids in the house. But, I knew I had to get over it eventually, which is why I scheduled this last week during a second glass of merlot.
Ugh. I was so excited to wear a pre-pregnancy shirt that almost sits just how it used to. And then the kid spit up all down the sleeve and side.
Am I basically the one person who needs an XL sleep sack (18-24 months)? There are so few out there in that size.
ETA: I forgot to check Buy Buy Baby, and found them.
I got them on Amazon.
@MagnificentCat the exact same thing happened to me with jeans! the one and only nonmaternity jeans that fit a couple weeks after S was born and then she either spit up or pooped on them, I can't remember. I just know I got all of 5-10 minutes in them.
Kid logic is like, the most fascinating thing ever. I don't know why, I was sitting here at lunch, thinking about conversations I've had with G...and apparently being an adult to him is being allowed to drink Pepsi, you don't have to wear a helmet when you ride a bike, and you go to work so you can buy things, like gum ball machines.
I try and remember myself thinking like this...but my logic was more like, you drink beer and smoke cigarettes--that's what adults do (thanks, parents). He's so innocent and pure, I want to keep it this way forever. Also, his excitement over things--Halloween, snow, his birthday--is palpable. I have long forgotten what that feels like and I love experiencing the anticipation through him.
Parenting is so emotionally draining sometimes, but this part is pretty great.
I way underestimated the power of a baby smile.
Just wait until she starts laughing Zoom. It's basically a smile squared.
Ok but also tell G that his Chicken Aunties (or at least Chicken Auntie Fitz) say that bike helmets as a grown up are non-negotiable.
@deet The only kid logic thing I remember was when I tried to buy something at like 6 that I had saved up for. I had exactly $20 and it took forever to save. The thing I wanted was $19.95 and I remember thinking that the cashier was trying to steal from me when it rang up as more than $20 with tax.
LOL. The funny thing is, he saw an older man on a bike and asked me if he was an adult. I thought he was asking me because this guy was much older, gray hair, the glasses, etc. And I said yes, how do you know? He said "because he's not wearing a helmet."
@MagnificentCat please tell me your parents footed(?) the tax for you!
Oh yes. My dad felt incredibly guilty that it hadn’t occurred to him that tax would be over what I had saved or that I would think they were trying to steal from a child.
I'm so with you. Also, you can say fuck and stay up late.
But even though you can, you don't.
and you dont have to nap, but now you desperately want to.
other ideas I had was that you can buy whatever you want with credit cards, can eat ice cream for dinner (this one's pretty good, not gonna lie). and i always enjoyed the particular way that grownups talked. they seemed to have a certain smack that kids didn't have (they have a certain slurr lol)
Y'all are talking about real parents, not my parents.
my kids were fighting over who had more chickpeas tonight so im gonna go ahead and call that a win.
Tell me I’m not the only mom who never considered EMF from a baby monitor. I also had no idea I was supposed to keep the camera 6+ feet from the crib and the monitor 6+ feet from me. For the past year, the camera has been way closer than that to L, and more often than not the monitor is in my damn lap.
I don't see how the monitor would even be useful at 6' away from you if it's a video monitor. Considering the exposure you get from your phone, etc I personally wouldn't be all that concerned.
You’re fine. Promise.