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I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49366 posts
Feb 3rd '13
Quoting Red Bottom:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Megarielle:</b>" That's the plan when it warms up... unfortunately ... [snip!] ... it's been raining and snowing the last few weeks, so it's not much of an option... :("</blockquote> Kids love snow."


Not easy and comfortable for mom probably..

Megarielle Due December 27; 1 child; 2 angel babies; Moline, IL, United States 2161 posts
Feb 3rd '13
Quoting Supafly★:" Okay, that's fine but you have to be a little stricter about what he picks to eat. He can have the cookie, but not when he wakes up...that type of thing. And what about the bed? He has one or not? "

Yes, he does have one. It's been such a battle, though. It was like a week straight where he would be crying and screaming for 20 minutes before I couldn't take it anymore and he would just sleep in my bed. I tried singing him to sleep in his bed. I tried being "in command" and just laying him in his bed over and over and over again. Now that he knows he has options he's becoming fonder of his bed, but it's still an issue.

user banned 2 kids; Bat Cave, North Carolina 64587 posts
Feb 3rd '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Red Bottom:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Megarielle:</b>" I'm trying to give him more fruits and veggies. ... [snip!] ... will be caught for the rest of your life. It's your job to make sure your child has healthy food available at all times."</blockquote>




:!:



You need to establish good eating habits.

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20532 posts
Feb 3rd '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Red Bottom:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Megarielle:</b>" That's the plan when it warms up... unfortunately ... [snip!] ... it's been raining and snowing the last few weeks, so it's not much of an option... :("</blockquote> Kids love snow."</blockquote>




My kid cried when I explained Cali doesn't get snow like his grandparents' house does. He asks for it constantly.

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49366 posts
Feb 3rd '13
Quoting P Pickle Pants:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Megarielle:</b>" That's the plan when it warms up... unfortunately ... [snip!] ... a lot less TV right now and lots MORE running and physical indoor play since he isn't getting much active outdoor run-time."


Or even if cartoons are on in the background make sure he's doing other stuff. We have cartoons on all the time, but he's playing with his pianos, crawling around following me, we're playing. He really only watches them for a few minutes at a time if he stops playing and lays there. Otherwise he's always doing something.

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20532 posts
Feb 3rd '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Supafly★:</b>" Well he does sit up on his own but I always strap him in. It's the only way I can get him to nap without having to lay next him and nurse him for 2 hours. :x"</blockquote>




Those straps weren't designed to hold. 25lb kid.

greenmamabecky☮ TTC since Jul 2013; 18 kids; Enfield, Connecticut 20987 posts
Feb 3rd '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Red Bottom:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Megarielle:</b>" That's the plan when it warms up... unfortunately ... [snip!] ... it's been raining and snowing the last few weeks, so it's not much of an option... :("</blockquote> Kids love snow."</blockquote>




And rain :)

Megarielle Due December 27; 1 child; 2 angel babies; Moline, IL, United States 2161 posts
Feb 3rd '13
Quoting ILOVEWINE:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Megarielle:</b>" That's the plan when it warms up... unfortunately ... [snip!] ... Same here, but we still don't do TV. Does he like puzzels or play dough? Do you guys have a library or children's museum?"

We have a library, but it's near the east side and I try not to venture there if I can help it. Waterloo, unfortunately, has little as far as activities and things to do. They just closed the kids museum down and the others require a membership, which I can't afford.



And we do get lots of indoor play. We rough house all the time, it's just not in an organized fashion. For his birthday he just got a tent with a pop up tunnel and he loves crawling through it over and over again. I'll try and chase him and play a sort of peek-a-boo!

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49366 posts
Feb 3rd '13
Quoting Supafly★:" Well he does sit up on his own but I always strap him in. It's the only way I can get him to nap without having to lay next him and nurse him for 2 hours. :x"


I feel ya! That's why we're still in the swing, but that's getting to the point it doesn't work anymore so we've started sleep training :( NOT FUN. But I'd rather do it now than battle with a kid who thinks they're the boss. I'm transitioning to doing it for naps now too since he just hangs out and chatters now and won't sleep. I hate hearing him cry, but seriously this kid NEVER sleeps.

Vivialopod 2 kids; Vantaa, Finland 42788 posts
Feb 3rd '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Megarielle:</b>" That's the plan when it warms up... unfortunately it's been raining and snowing the last few weeks, so it's not much of an option... :("</blockquote>




Do you guys have indoor play places?
I used to work at an indoor trampoline park and it was $3 for two hrs of play time mon-thurs. Gyms usually have really cheap memberships for kiddie playtime too.

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49366 posts
Feb 3rd '13
Quoting P Pickle Pants:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Red Bottom:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Megarielle:</b>" ... [snip!] ... My kid cried when I explained Cali doesn't get snow like his grandparents' house does. He asks for it constantly."


Apparently that means you're supposed to suck it up and make it snow so he doesn't cry...

user banned TTC since Apr 2014; 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15320 posts
Feb 3rd '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:</b>" Not easy and comfortable for mom probably.."</blockquote>




It's not about what's comfortable for mom. It's making sure your kid has activity, especially when he's eating sugar and carbs for breakfast.

Megarielle Due December 27; 1 child; 2 angel babies; Moline, IL, United States 2161 posts
Feb 3rd '13
Quoting Supafly★:" Maybe if you lay in the bed with him until he falls asleep? Does he have a toddler or a twin? Let him pick out the sheets and if he has a favorite pillow, blanket, or toy let him sleep with it. "

I've tried all of that. Everytime I move he wakes up. And I try to be so sneaky about it! He has a toddler and he just got some Thomas the Train bed stuffs from his great aunt. We have Talina Bear and she has a music box key that sometimes helps, but, once again, not in the bed.

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20532 posts
Feb 3rd '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:</b>" Apparently that means you're supposed to suck it up and make it snow so he doesn't cry..."</blockquote>



He prays for snow when we say grace at dinner.
Poor guy sees pics from the East and gets so jealous!



I wish it would snow here...although I'd never leave my neighborhood---people wouldn't know what to do with snow here, so the roads would be AWFUL!

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49366 posts
Feb 3rd '13
Quoting Red Bottom:" <blockquote><b>Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:</b>" Not easy and comfortable for ... [snip!] ... what's comfortable for mom. It's making sure your kid has activity, especially when he's eating sugar and carbs for breakfast."


I know :) I was pointing out why because sad to say it seems like it's all about what's easiest for her.