Archive for January 2006

Eight Year Old Attitude

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“He’s so sassy!” That’s exactly what my Portuguese grandmother would have said about my eight year old son if she were alive today. Holy cow! He can be so disrespectful. It’s almost as if he’s resorted to his “toddler ways,” if you know what I mean. Only now his tantrums are manifested in back talk, […]

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Published on January 30th, 2006 - 2 Comments
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Phone Number for a Five Year Old

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I was looking through my Kindergartner’s folder the other day. It was the usual school work and notes for home, including a smily face on his behavior report. All was well until I found a small scrap of paper tucked deep in the pocket of his folder. It was about the size of a gum […]

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Published on January 27th, 2006 - 4 Comments
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Parenting Quote – Josh Billings

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“Train up a child in the way he should go – and walk there yourself once in a while.” — Josh Billings

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Published on January 25th, 2006 - Leave a Comment
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Through the Eyes of a Child

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The other day our four year old asked “Daddy, we’ll all be dead in a million years, right?” I told him that he was right, and he then asked if we’d be dead in 100 years. I said that Mommy and Daddy would be, but that he and his brothers might still be around. His […]

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Published on January 25th, 2006 - 5 Comments
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Button Cell Batteries

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We’re closing in on a month since Christmas. Among other things, that means it’s about time for battery operated toys to start dying all across the country. The unfortunate thing about this is that more and more toys are now using button cell batteries, and these aren’t exactly cheap to replace. The easiest place to […]

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Published on January 23rd, 2006 - 4 Comments
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Weaning and Worrying

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As a Christmas present to myself, I decided to wean my youngest son. My first three boys weaned almost without incident. The only real trouble I had was a blocked milk duct in my right breast very shortly after weaning my second oldest. I went to my ob/gyn and he literally milked me until the […]

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Published on January 20th, 2006 - Leave a Comment
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Huh? What’s That? A Pull-Up Rash?

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Just when we thought we’d seen it all… A week or two ago, our three year old developed a weird rash on his left cheek (no, not the one on his face — his left butt cheek). We couldn’t figure out what it was, so we took him to the pediatrician thinking that he might […]

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Published on January 19th, 2006 - 9 Comments
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Parenting Quote – Anonymous

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“Children are natural mimics — they act like their parents in spite of every attempt to teach them good manners.” — Anonymous

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Published on January 18th, 2006 - 2 Comments
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Braces for an Eight Year Old

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Earlier this week I took our eight year old son to the orthodontist. Since I donned a shiny set of man-braces about ten months ago, I am now the local expert on modern orthodontia. As it turns out, he has a pretty major underbite, and is therefore a candidate for early intervention. During his first […]

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Published on January 18th, 2006 - 5 Comments
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A Lesson in Empathy

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The other day I was in line to check out at the grocery store. I had bravely (or stupidly) made the trip with all four boys. As most parents know, the candy section and soda refrigerator that are (not so) conveniently located alongside the checkout line can be a huge enticement for even the best […]

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Published on January 17th, 2006 - 6 Comments
Filed under: Daily Life
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