Mother Hens

Discussion in 'The Hens' Nest' started by Apples&Oranges, Apr 3, 2014.

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  1. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    That is so cute!
     
  2. Zoomzoom

    Zoomzoom Old Curmudgeon

    C was setting A on my lap to eat, jokingly saying "ready, aim..." and she proceeded to spew all over my stomach. Lovely.
     
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  3. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    :lol:
    Sorry, that’ll be funny in a few months.
     
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  4. whatchyagonnado

    whatchyagonnado Chicken

    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 :lol:
     
  5. RoryGilmore

    RoryGilmore Chicken

    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.
     
  6. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    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.
     
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  7. nym711

    nym711 THIS IS MY LIFE NOW

    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.
     
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  8. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    I got them on Amazon.
     
  9. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    @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.
     
  10. deet

    deet Chicken

    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.
     
  11. Zoomzoom

    Zoomzoom Old Curmudgeon

    I way underestimated the power of a baby smile.
     
  12. Comet

    Comet Chicken

    Just wait until she starts laughing Zoom. It's basically a smile squared. <3
     
  13. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

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  14. Fitz

    Fitz Leslie Knope Monster

    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. <3
     
  15. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    @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.
     
  16. deet

    deet Chicken

    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." :lol:

    @MagnificentCat please tell me your parents footed(?) the tax for you! :)
     
  17. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    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.
     
  18. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    I'm so with you. Also, you can say fuck and stay up late.
     
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  19. Comet

    Comet Chicken

    But even though you can, you don't.
     
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  20. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    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)
     
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  21. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    :lol: Y'all are talking about real parents, not my parents. :lol:
     
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  22. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    my kids were fighting over who had more chickpeas tonight so im gonna go ahead and call that a win.
     
  23. Kimmers

    Kimmers Chicken

    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. :sad: 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. :sad::sad:
     
  24. Zoomzoom

    Zoomzoom Old Curmudgeon

    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.
     
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  25. RoryGilmore

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