[Kids] are the best of times, the worst of times

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  • AldoAldo Hippo Hooray Registered User regular
    Figgy wrote: »
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    So my kid starts school in September and I am not worried for him. I'm worried we are placed back in lockdown because adults are out there partying, going on holidays and licking each other's fingers, but I'm not worried for his health.

    Netherlands traditions are so weird.


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  • DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
    Do kids go into hibernation mode during growth spurts?

    Normally Athena is up by 7-730, and an hour later she's still zonked out.

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  • sponospono Mining for Nose Diamonds Registered User regular
    Typically ours is the exact opposite

    He will not sleep, then wake up an inch taller

    It's super fun, because the next day when we're super tired, we'll see him reach or climb on something we previously thought was safe

    NOTHING IS SAFE

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  • MichaelLCMichaelLC In what furnace was thy brain? ChicagoRegistered User regular
    Our CC finally learned to ride a bike at almost 9!

    Just like everything else, had to be on her terms then she got it instantly

    Well took a few hours on Saturday & Sunday but by the end she was zipping through the parking lot. Almost got her to be able to kick off on her own too, and just one tiny scrape from a pedal so I'll call that a win.

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  • PeenPeen tw1tch0rz occasionallyRegistered User regular
    We could always tell our kids were/are hitting a growth spurt because they start eating everything in sight.

  • mrpakumrpaku Registered User regular
    During growth spurts, ours will either sleep an extra four to five hours, or just refuse to sleep at all entirely (*all* of them get Big Eye/Little Eye, where one of their eyelids half flips over while the other one almost bulges in comparison...it was a thing that came from my wife's family lexicon, but I've personally witnessed it to be true). And they either choose to eat everything in sight, or starve themselves and suck down water like fish. The only consistency is it being one or another extreme

  • MulysaSemproniusMulysaSempronius but also susie nyRegistered User regular
    My husband's job just decided he was an essential worker (he works for the city's dep as a plan reviewer. The deadlines for the reviews are in the weeks timescale, not day or even hours) so the time he was going take off using ffcra will have to be charged to annual leave. Which would have been nice to know when he put in the request over a month ago, and not the second day of his time off. And he has very little annual left. So now we have to rearrange things yet again.
    In the plus side, maybe we can get the kids set up in the city childcare center system. Assuming there are any spots even available.

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  • PerrsunPerrsun Registered User regular
    Hey uh... sorry I haven’t been around in this thread much. Kinda slipped back in April and then eventually I just gave up keeping up so here I am hundreds of posts later. :)

    Parent rant

    The Boy has been slower in picking up/using his expressive language. Like, he’s 3 but he’s using only a dozen or so sounds or words (mama, papa, meow, wawa, beep beep... that sort of thing). No sentences, and he’s essentially afraid to mimic a sound. We try to get him so say new things but he’s just not motivated to try. (Stuff like he can make a “ssss” sound for a snake, and he can say “no”... but he refuses to *try* to say “snow”)

    We’ll be starting speech therapy later this month. For the past year we were just kind of hoping “oh he’s just getting it slowly, he’ll catch up.” But his vocabulary hasn’t expanded much.

    I know it’s not my “fault” or anything, because his brain is going to work the way it does and we just have to help him try to grow... but that doesn’t stop the sometimes feelings of “what am I doing wrong? Is there something I should have done?” And the worry of the future and stuff.

    But I guess that’s what the speech therapy is for. To help him and to help us to teach him in the right way.

    And I *know* I shouldn’t feel this way but it’s hard to not feel jealous when I see videos of my friends kids of the same age or younger (or even yinz’ kids) and they’re saying stuff and ours just... doesn’t want to... and that leads to more “what am I doing wrong?” And it just keep going.

    But on better feelings/news, we’re expecting The Boy 2 later this year. Picking a name for the first was relatively easy... 2nd, not so much. :|

  • PeenPeen tw1tch0rz occasionallyRegistered User regular
    Ya'll know this I'm sure but just because it can be helpful to hear someone else say it: kids learn and develop at their own rate and at some point that cork's going to come out and you won't be able to get him to shut up and you will look back fondly on this time and wonder how you ever thought it was a problem.

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  • KalnaurKalnaur I See Heat Waves . . . Centralia, WARegistered User regular
    Perrsun wrote: »
    Hey uh... sorry I haven’t been around in this thread much. Kinda slipped back in April and then eventually I just gave up keeping up so here I am hundreds of posts later. :)

    Parent rant

    The Boy has been slower in picking up/using his expressive language. Like, he’s 3 but he’s using only a dozen or so sounds or words (mama, papa, meow, wawa, beep beep... that sort of thing). No sentences, and he’s essentially afraid to mimic a sound. We try to get him so say new things but he’s just not motivated to try. (Stuff like he can make a “ssss” sound for a snake, and he can say “no”... but he refuses to *try* to say “snow”)

    We’ll be starting speech therapy later this month. For the past year we were just kind of hoping “oh he’s just getting it slowly, he’ll catch up.” But his vocabulary hasn’t expanded much.

    I know it’s not my “fault” or anything, because his brain is going to work the way it does and we just have to help him try to grow... but that doesn’t stop the sometimes feelings of “what am I doing wrong? Is there something I should have done?” And the worry of the future and stuff.

    But I guess that’s what the speech therapy is for. To help him and to help us to teach him in the right way.

    And I *know* I shouldn’t feel this way but it’s hard to not feel jealous when I see videos of my friends kids of the same age or younger (or even yinz’ kids) and they’re saying stuff and ours just... doesn’t want to... and that leads to more “what am I doing wrong?” And it just keep going.

    But on better feelings/news, we’re expecting The Boy 2 later this year. Picking a name for the first was relatively easy... 2nd, not so much. :|

    So. Boy the first. My kiddo is quickly approaching 4, and he barely talks at all. Any verbalizing is met here with great joy. He's also diagnosed autistic, so there's that in the mix as well.

    That doesn't mean he doesn't understand words, and it can make it hard to connect with him but I've seen progress even just in this past year. At 3 he didn't even say mom or dad (or rather, mum and dadt), he didn't like to be around most people at all around 2 & 1/2. Pre-pandemic he was going to school on a bus, and even if he wouldn't chat with anyone he would easily get up and down those stairs on the bus, he'd almost totally dress himself and load his backpack with food, and he was "a joy to have here" according to teachers. Now when he wants more food he asks for more, or does the sign for more, or grabs our hands and does the sign for more . . . he's figuring it out. He knows how to work the TV, the tablet, and phone, and he's quickly figuring out game system controllers (regardless of if we want him to). He's brilliant at knots and climbing and getting into what he's not supposed to and he has plans, man. He's got happy sounds and worried sounds and frustrated sighs (that are an exact carbon-copy of my growl-ugh frustrated sound) and he's learning more and more words slowly (he finally randomly decided that "high five" was the coolest thing ever and requests the action with a raised hand and "igh-fibe").

    I guess what I'm saying is that this is a thing, and it happens, and it's not "your fault". My kiddo is his own individual and by god he has been since before he came out. Toby in specific is very much the kid that wants to do everything himself; at one point we were all sick and he had no spoons and he tried to figure out how to load the dishwasher which ended up consisting of 3 big people plates and two of his spoons and a single dishwasher pod in the correct area which was latched. He's got way more of an idea of what's going on than many people might assume, he just can't articulate it outward. He's had speech therapy, and it's helped a bit, but it's also just dependent on him to want to.

    They're individuals, and that includes this, and it's no fault of yours. That high five that my kid loves? His teacher worked on it from October to March when the was going to school. 5 months not excluding the winter break. 5 months later and he finally thinks it's the coolest thing ever. 10 months from even the start of working on it and one day he just decided it was something he'd like to do. Because he finally liked the idea. Again, it's not your fault. Not at all. Your kid is who they are. And that's okay, it's more than okay, because no two children are the same, there's no standardized kid model. Just do what you can! It's really all you can do.

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  • MNC DoverMNC Dover Full-time Voice Actor Kirkland, WARegistered User regular
    We've been taking our 2-year old son to daycare and I'm not allowed to go back to his classroom or talk with his teachers, because you know, Covid. There's an app that tracks what their daily progress (what they eat, nap times, diaper conditions, etc) and has pictures. It's pretty cool.

    The other day I noticed that the app had sections for "Diapers" and "Bathroom". It didn't click with me before, but they're potty training him now. So last night, I brought out his sister's old training potty and had him sit down. Within seconds, he started peeing! It wasn't much, but I know the start of something when I see it. Tried again this morning, and same results.

    His sister was in diapers until just past 3-years old, and we read that boys are more difficult to train, but maybe he's going to get out of diapers before she did? It's a long process, but I'm excited thinking about the prospect of never changing, buying, or disposing of diapers again.

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  • MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    Niko's 5 and while he doesn't need a diaper in the DAY... I dunno, we've been trying to sleep train him and though it went well at first, he's still been wetting the bed the past four nights.

    We're considering getting reusable pull-ups to sort of bridge the gap between disposable diapers and having no diapers. Sometimes kids are hard to toilet train. I'm not gonna really worry about it, though, because the important thing is he doesn't need a diaper when we're out somewhere. Well, if we could go out somewhere, anyway.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Moriveth wrote: »
    Niko's 5 and while he doesn't need a diaper in the DAY... I dunno, we've been trying to sleep train him and though it went well at first, he's still been wetting the bed the past four nights.

    We're considering getting reusable pull-ups to sort of bridge the gap between disposable diapers and having no diapers. Sometimes kids are hard to toilet train. I'm not gonna really worry about it, though, because the important thing is he doesn't need a diaper when we're out somewhere. Well, if we could go out somewhere, anyway.

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  • SharpyVIISharpyVII Registered User regular
    Son restarted nursery last week. Me and my wife were sick all of last week and now he's really sick himself!

  • lonelyahavalonelyahava Call me Ahava Move to New ZealandRegistered User regular
    Ellie's been day trained since just about two? But night time? Nope and I'm not gonna fight with it

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  • AldoAldo Hippo Hooray Registered User regular
    Little King is completely out of diapers for the past uhhh it was in the Before Times... so that's more than half a year now. It is the best, can highly recommend.

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  • Mojo_JojoMojo_Jojo We are only now beginning to understand the full power and ramifications of sexual intercourse Registered User regular
    Burpette basically sorted herself out with potter training when she was two.

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  • sponospono Mining for Nose Diamonds Registered User regular
    Man I haven't even thought about potty training yet

    For reference, the boy is now 1.75 years old

    Oh my god I've never actually written it out like that

    He's almost TWO what the fuck how did this happen

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  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    Moriveth wrote: »
    Niko's 5 and while he doesn't need a diaper in the DAY... I dunno, we've been trying to sleep train him and though it went well at first, he's still been wetting the bed the past four nights.

    We're considering getting reusable pull-ups to sort of bridge the gap between disposable diapers and having no diapers. Sometimes kids are hard to toilet train. I'm not gonna really worry about it, though, because the important thing is he doesn't need a diaper when we're out somewhere. Well, if we could go out somewhere, anyway.

    Bed wetting =/= potty training. Niko *is* potty trained. Period.

    There’s a lot of family history on my side of bed wetting, sometimes up until teenagerhood. The important thing to remember is it’s a thing with some kids and it can’t always be ‘trained’; up until the age of 7 around 10% of kids simply lack the brain signal to remain dry at night and the Mayo Clinic doesn’t even consider it something to tell your doctor about until the kid is 7+.

    There are *some* things that parents can control that can affect bed-wetting; for example, sometimes it occurs because of constipation, so if your kid is regularly constipated and wets the bed that’s where you would seek medical help earlier.

    But pull-ups, mattress protectors and moisture alarms all exist because bed-wetting is a common experience and doesn’t mean a kid isn’t fully potty trained or is capable of being ‘night-trained’. I don’t want kids being shamed or people thinking they’re failing if the kid wets the bed. My mom was dragged through hell and back for years simply because my brothers were bed-wetters.

    Likewise if your kid is dry at night, cool! Anya was dry at night at the same time she was potty-trained. Easy! Wasn’t anything we, as parents, did.

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  • sponospono Mining for Nose Diamonds Registered User regular
    I need to share this with y'all. This is a little bubble blowing lawnmower toy we just bought. The toy is kinda garbage, but the description on the website is nothing short of magnificent:

    https://www.amazon.com/GUORUI-Automatic-Electronic-Gardening-Solutions/dp/B085HNS8SY
    Story of a father send a gift to his son

    How long have you not cared about your kids? How long have they not been playing outside? Once upon a time, a father is a businessman and busy at work. But he felt sorry for his son's lack of company. One day the father sent a gift to his son. When the son opened it, he felt amazing and loved it very much! It is a bubble machine lawn mower that not only product colorful bubble, but also imitate lawn mower.

    The story continues that the father helps his son assemble the bubble lawn mower as picture 1. Put in the handle and wheels in the car and insert the battery at the bottom of bubble lawn mower kids, then pour into bubble liquid as picture 3. At last, press the button to turn on the mower bubble machine. And the son feels very happy.

    The bubble machine products bubble over 1000 per min and make the kids feel nice in fairy stories. When his father mower with a lawnmower, he loves to do the same thing with a bubble mower toy.

    Also as the giant bubble maker for wedding

    The story is finished and the boy marries with a girl due to the bubble machine guide him to be grow. So the bubble machine will appear in his wedding to bring the fun. And it is good for wedding, party, picnic, walking and so on.

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  • MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    Ripley is 2.5 and speaking and understanding complete sentences, but also didn't start walking until 18 months.

    She is....mostly potty trained, but sometimes will wet herself on purpose which is super fucking annoying. Like we prompt for potty use and she'll go 9 out of 10 times, then refuse five minutes before just squatting down and wetting herself.

    I remember wetting the bed until Christ, 9 maybe? I hated myself for it and I would hide my sheets from my Mom and I fully intend to break that cycle of shame.

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  • SharpyVIISharpyVII Registered User regular
    Why....

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  • MulysaSemproniusMulysaSempronius but also susie nyRegistered User regular
    My kids are camels. They night potty trained first. And I have to fight them to go to the bathroom in the morning. They go to the bathroom infrequently, but don't seen to have any negative effects from that. They drink a decent amount of water, too. They didn't get that from me...

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  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    MegaMan001 wrote: »
    Ripley is 2.5 and speaking and understanding complete sentences, but also didn't start walking until 18 months.

    She is....mostly potty trained, but sometimes will wet herself on purpose which is super fucking annoying. Like we prompt for potty use and she'll go 9 out of 10 times, then refuse five minutes before just squatting down and wetting herself.

    I remember wetting the bed until Christ, 9 maybe? I hated myself for it and I would hide my sheets from my Mom and I fully intend to break that cycle of shame.

    :bro:

    I’m sorry.

    My mom always had my brothers’ backs, and I intend to do the same for Niko.

    We’ve currently got him hyped up over getting some cloth pull-ups; hopefully it’ll be less wasteful than the disposable pull-ups but will save us changing the sheets so often. Luckily there are some cool options available for bigger kids these days!

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  • RanlinRanlin Oh gosh Registered User regular
    edited August 13
    Janson wrote: »
    Moriveth wrote: »
    Niko's 5 and while he doesn't need a diaper in the DAY... I dunno, we've been trying to sleep train him and though it went well at first, he's still been wetting the bed the past four nights.

    We're considering getting reusable pull-ups to sort of bridge the gap between disposable diapers and having no diapers. Sometimes kids are hard to toilet train. I'm not gonna really worry about it, though, because the important thing is he doesn't need a diaper when we're out somewhere. Well, if we could go out somewhere, anyway.

    Bed wetting =/= potty training. Niko *is* potty trained. Period.

    There’s a lot of family history on my side of bed wetting, sometimes up until teenagerhood. The important thing to remember is it’s a thing with some kids and it can’t always be ‘trained’; up until the age of 7 around 10% of kids simply lack the brain signal to remain dry at night and the Mayo Clinic doesn’t even consider it something to tell your doctor about until the kid is 7+.

    There are *some* things that parents can control that can affect bed-wetting; for example, sometimes it occurs because of constipation, so if your kid is regularly constipated and wets the bed that’s where you would seek medical help earlier.

    But pull-ups, mattress protectors and moisture alarms all exist because bed-wetting is a common experience and doesn’t mean a kid isn’t fully potty trained or is capable of being ‘night-trained’. I don’t want kids being shamed or people thinking they’re failing if the kid wets the bed. My mom was dragged through hell and back for years simply because my brothers were bed-wetters.

    Likewise if your kid is dry at night, cool! Anya was dry at night at the same time she was potty-trained. Easy! Wasn’t anything we, as parents, did.

    I clicked agree but I also want to a++ double agree with this. Until our kid started potty training I wasn't aware just how very many kids wet the bed in first grade.

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  • BrodyBrody The Watch The First ShoreRegistered User regular
    Sapling doesn't seem interested at all in potty training, and she turned three a couple weeks ago. We've been trying to just let her decide when it's time, but I wonder how much of that decision is based on peer group advancement, and with Covid, she doesn't really have much of a peer group.

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  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    I was a bed wetter until... I wanna say at least ten, maybe longer. It was an extremely gradual fade away.

    We tried everything, from medication to meditation and none of it worked, in the end we just waited it out and, while I knew it was disappointing, I knew it wasn't my fault and I wasn't shamed for it. Even by my two older brothers.

    I also sleep walked as a kid and still have various insomnia and parasomnia issues, but I haven't wet the bed in decades. Gosh sometimes it feels like I'm close though - when you're asleep and really need to pee and you have those dreams where you're trying to find a bathroom but they're all locked or broken or whatever - occasionally in the dream I'll find a perfectly good toilet or bush and let 'er rip and one of these days my body is just gonna go "Oh are we doing this, boss? We're in bed still but ok, I hope your wife is ok with it!"

  • KalnaurKalnaur I See Heat Waves . . . Centralia, WARegistered User regular
    Toby is interested in the potty, how it works, and how the ritual works, but he gets beyond anxious when we get to the portion of the thing where he needs no pants or diaper on. Thus far, nothing's come out at that point because, well, everything is clenched. But he's working on it.

    He's got the understanding of climbing up and orienting himself over the hole (we have a special seat that folds down just for him, and attaches by magnet when it's not needed), he'll wait for a bit, then he wants some toilet paper to wipe (even if he's still fully clothed), toss it in the toilet, flush, grab the stool, wash his hands, dry his hands, put the stool back, and done. He's got the whole thing down but for the most important part.

    Which really is my son in a nutshell sometimes. :lol:

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  • PerrsunPerrsun Registered User regular
    The boy also turned 3 a few weeks ago, and potty interest has been a mixed bag. If we put him in briefs, he has no problem going to his potty and peeing... to the point where it’s kind of the opposite problem. He likes to go over every 5 minutes and let out a few drips, then pull up his underwear and back to playing. (I think this comes from a desire to flush the toilet more often, and we’ve had to shift from “flush after every potty” to “flush after a few pees”)

    But when it comes to pooping he’s anxious to do that. He’ll just hold it in until we put him in a diaper for a nap (we haven’t even tried underwear for a nap yet) he’ll wake up from the nap, rush out of his room to his favorite pooping corner, and go.

  • schussschuss Registered User regular
    Kalnaur wrote: »
    Toby is interested in the potty, how it works, and how the ritual works, but he gets beyond anxious when we get to the portion of the thing where he needs no pants or diaper on. Thus far, nothing's come out at that point because, well, everything is clenched. But he's working on it.

    He's got the understanding of climbing up and orienting himself over the hole (we have a special seat that folds down just for him, and attaches by magnet when it's not needed), he'll wait for a bit, then he wants some toilet paper to wipe (even if he's still fully clothed), toss it in the toilet, flush, grab the stool, wash his hands, dry his hands, put the stool back, and done. He's got the whole thing down but for the most important part.

    Which really is my son in a nutshell sometimes. :lol:

    Early on we had our son play on the tablet a bit on the potty to get used to it. It helped a lot with the "potty fear". Now if only he could remember to go pee when he needs to at 6.... sigh

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  • MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    #pipe wrote: »
    I was a bed wetter until... I wanna say at least ten, maybe longer. It was an extremely gradual fade away.

    We tried everything, from medication to meditation and none of it worked, in the end we just waited it out and, while I knew it was disappointing, I knew it wasn't my fault and I wasn't shamed for it. Even by my two older brothers.

    I also sleep walked as a kid and still have various insomnia and parasomnia issues, but I haven't wet the bed in decades. Gosh sometimes it feels like I'm close though - when you're asleep and really need to pee and you have those dreams where you're trying to find a bathroom but they're all locked or broken or whatever - occasionally in the dream I'll find a perfectly good toilet or bush and let 'er rip and one of these days my body is just gonna go "Oh are we doing this, boss? We're in bed still but ok, I hope your wife is ok with it!"

    Holy shit I have those same dreams and goddamn I just thought I was a fucking weirdo.

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  • FiggyFiggy Registered User regular
    MegaMan001 wrote: »
    #pipe wrote: »
    I was a bed wetter until... I wanna say at least ten, maybe longer. It was an extremely gradual fade away.

    We tried everything, from medication to meditation and none of it worked, in the end we just waited it out and, while I knew it was disappointing, I knew it wasn't my fault and I wasn't shamed for it. Even by my two older brothers.

    I also sleep walked as a kid and still have various insomnia and parasomnia issues, but I haven't wet the bed in decades. Gosh sometimes it feels like I'm close though - when you're asleep and really need to pee and you have those dreams where you're trying to find a bathroom but they're all locked or broken or whatever - occasionally in the dream I'll find a perfectly good toilet or bush and let 'er rip and one of these days my body is just gonna go "Oh are we doing this, boss? We're in bed still but ok, I hope your wife is ok with it!"

    Holy shit I have those same dreams and goddamn I just thought I was a fucking weirdo.

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    I used to sleep walk as a kid, then pee in the kitchen garbage. Multiple times. It's like a two-fer!

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  • DisruptedCapitalistDisruptedCapitalist koyaanisqatsi Registered User regular
    I'm worried about my older kid. She's been cooped up all summer long, in fact even since the quarantine began. Her best friend hasn't been writing back to her online recently, probably Off the Grid somewhere. I often do a lot of things with her younger sister, because she has special needs we need to spend more time with her usually. In a better situation I would have sent her off to Iowa to spend time with her aunt and uncle, but of course traveling across state lines is not a good idea these days. So instead she just spends her days lying around and sleeping in and reading books--which is fine--but I'd imagine she's really desperate for a little bit more human contact.

  • MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    I'm worried about my older kid. She's been cooped up all summer long, in fact even since the quarantine began. Her best friend hasn't been writing back to her online recently, probably Off the Grid somewhere. I often do a lot of things with her younger sister, because she has special needs we need to spend more time with her usually. In a better situation I would have sent her off to Iowa to spend time with her aunt and uncle, but of course traveling across state lines is not a good idea these days. So instead she just spends her days lying around and sleeping in and reading books--which is fine--but I'd imagine she's really desperate for a little bit more human contact.

    Do you have anyone else in your life with a similar situation? Is it possible to extend your quarantine to a kid around her age provided the other family is also being careful?

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  • AldoAldo Hippo Hooray Registered User regular
    I gave Little King my phone to pick something to watch on Netflix* and I took a quick shower. When I got back he was instead playing a game. No biggie, but we already played games for a bit on my pc**.I told him as much and gave him a choice between watching some TV or playing with his toys. As I closed the game on my phone I noticed he had opened a bunch of different apps and Googled for "fffddgfdddggdssf" *** or somesuch. It annoyed me, because he knows it is not his toy.

    A bit later I check the time and see a Google Play Receipt. I open the mail and it rolls out to 3 separate purchases from one of my games ****I played with him on the metro earlier. Total costs: €55. He wasn't even playing that game and he barely remembered buying anything.

    I was so annoyed at myself for never setting up extra password protection on purchases. I have that on the communal tablet and I just never bothered with my phone as the kid barely ever touched it.

    Now for the uplifting bit: I asked for my money back through: https://support.google.com/googleplay/answer/2479637?hl=en and I got it all back within 5 minutes.

    Jfc, I learned my bloody lesson today. D:


    * He can now operate the menus well enough to do it by himself
    ** Stardew Valley and Flower.
    ***He said he wanted to search for Pokemon
    **** Guardian Tales, its a Zelda-like with a nice free single player component.

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  • MichaelLCMichaelLC In what furnace was thy brain? ChicagoRegistered User regular
    edited August 16
    That was generous of them to refund. Could have been hardcases about it

    I think I have some sort of auth required for purchasing on all devices, but watch anything by Amazon; it's super easy to buy physical and digital shit from them. On the Paperwhite it's just BUY and done.

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  • MulysaSemproniusMulysaSempronius but also susie nyRegistered User regular
    Haha, yeah. Kids are very resourceful in doing exactly the wrong thing.
    My daughter wanted to play some sort of free to play Pokemon cafe game, and ran out of hearts. She asked if I could log in so she could get some, and I explained the free to play model as best I could to a 6 year old.

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  • DisruptedCapitalistDisruptedCapitalist koyaanisqatsi Registered User regular
    edited August 16
    MegaMan001 wrote: »
    I'm worried about my older kid. She's been cooped up all summer long, in fact even since the quarantine began. Her best friend hasn't been writing back to her online recently, probably Off the Grid somewhere. I often do a lot of things with her younger sister, because she has special needs we need to spend more time with her usually. In a better situation I would have sent her off to Iowa to spend time with her aunt and uncle, but of course traveling across state lines is not a good idea these days. So instead she just spends her days lying around and sleeping in and reading books--which is fine--but I'd imagine she's really desperate for a little bit more human contact.

    Do you have anyone else in your life with a similar situation? Is it possible to extend your quarantine to a kid around her age provided the other family is also being careful?

    Oh yeah, I forgot to mention, my younger daughter already has a "bubble buddy" so I'd have to clear it with her friends' parents before I introduce more people into our "bubble." I mean, this is Massachusetts, so right now is probably the safest time to slightly expand our bubble (before everything goes to fuck when colleges start up again in two weeks.)

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  • SmrtnikSmrtnik job boli zub Registered User regular
    MegaMan001 wrote: »
    I'm worried about my older kid. She's been cooped up all summer long, in fact even since the quarantine began. Her best friend hasn't been writing back to her online recently, probably Off the Grid somewhere. I often do a lot of things with her younger sister, because she has special needs we need to spend more time with her usually. In a better situation I would have sent her off to Iowa to spend time with her aunt and uncle, but of course traveling across state lines is not a good idea these days. So instead she just spends her days lying around and sleeping in and reading books--which is fine--but I'd imagine she's really desperate for a little bit more human contact.

    Do you have anyone else in your life with a similar situation? Is it possible to extend your quarantine to a kid around her age provided the other family is also being careful?

    Oh yeah, I forgot to mention, my younger daughter already has a "bubble buddy" so I'd have to clear it with her friends' parents before I introduce more people into our "bubble." I mean, this is Massachusetts, so right now is probably the safest time to slightly expand our bubble (before everything goes to fuck when colleges start up again in two weeks.)

    Move in week already started, they are doing it over two weeks now. At least at BU.

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