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

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  • lonelyahavalonelyahava Call me Ahava Move to New ZealandRegistered User regular
    omg they're 2 already!?

    Where the hell as the time that also feels like it's stood still gone!?!

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  • SharpyVIISharpyVII Registered User regular
    edited September 14
    omg they're 2 already!?

    Where the hell as the time that also feels like it's stood still gone!?!

    He's 15 months, the first picture is from IVF implantation so that's technically when my wife got pregnant. We were allowed to take a picture of him as a 5 day old blastocyst!

    But yeah it's crazy how quick it's gone, because it's been over two years since I got my test results which revealed my fertility issues and this forums was essential in helping me process everything, so thanks everyone :)

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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
    My son keeps calling marshmallows "mushrooms". He's now telling me marshmallows are made of mushrooms with all the earnestness a 4 year old can muster.

    Sounds like of you can't refute his argument you should consider he's right

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  • DisruptedCapitalistDisruptedCapitalist screaming Registered User regular
    edited September 16
    My youngest has special needs, so she goes into school for most days of the week. Today is her first day but it's online and they're going over how to do social distancing for the start of in-person classes tomorrow. One of the things is to remind kids they can't touch each other or teachers--e.g. no hi fives or hugs.

    One of the new high fives they've taught is the "rocket" high five which reminds me so much of Demolition Man I'm trying not to giggle in the background while they practice.

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  • MulysaSemproniusMulysaSempronius but also susie nyRegistered User regular
    I was able to get my son to sit at the table his iPad was on for zoom class by placing toys on the table.
    This is going to go well.
    Next time, maybe he'll look at the teacher.

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  • mrpakumrpaku Registered User regular
    "Put that down, stop touching the screen, take your fingers out of your mouth, sit up, don't pick your nose, *don't put your fingers in your mouth*, leave your brother alone, look at your teacher please, focus, *f-o-c-u-s* buddy, stop changing the view, now be respectful of your friends please, now isn't the time to make faces dude, stop petting the dog, look at the screen, *put that down*, *pay attention*, focus buddy *please*"

    (suddenly notices lack of whiskey in his coffee)

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  • PerrsunPerrsun Registered User regular
    Rant
    Looking up articles or advice or whatever for a 3 year old that takes forever to eat (not that he’s getting down from the table and playing, just that he chews a single bite for 5 minutes before swallowing) and the first 3-4 articles I read all suggest something along the lines of “Just enjoy the time you’re spending with your child. Soon enough you won’t be able to get them to sit with you so it’s fine if they take a while” and...

    Whoever wrote that can get bent. There’s no way to “just enjoy” 60-90 mins for a simple dinner. I’ve got other shit to do. The longer this goes the closer the end of dinner gets to bath time/bedtime, and he won’t sleep if he just finished dinner and then has to go to bed an hour later.

    Yeah, I could try cooking earlier while he’s napping, and then reheat it after he’s had his post-nap playtime (thus initiating dinner earlier), but I also like that his nap time is my Me-Time, and I have a chance to finish my own school work or play a game or something.

    But anyway, “just let dinner take forever” isn’t the answer I was looking for. Wish I could easily downvote or block websites like I can with YT videos. If that’s their best answer for this problem, I don’t want to accidentally see their thoughts on anything else
    Grumble grumble

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  • DisruptedCapitalistDisruptedCapitalist screaming Registered User regular
    Yeah, my classes all started with a lot of screaming and hiding. Lucky every thing was muted. Eventually I coaxed her to sit down with some raisins but then when the teacher went over the rules "no food" was one of then. Jeeeeez

    Not exactly the best start but I'm glad I'm not the only one.

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  • schussschuss Registered User regular
    Perrsun wrote: »
    Rant
    Looking up articles or advice or whatever for a 3 year old that takes forever to eat (not that he’s getting down from the table and playing, just that he chews a single bite for 5 minutes before swallowing) and the first 3-4 articles I read all suggest something along the lines of “Just enjoy the time you’re spending with your child. Soon enough you won’t be able to get them to sit with you so it’s fine if they take a while” and...

    Whoever wrote that can get bent. There’s no way to “just enjoy” 60-90 mins for a simple dinner. I’ve got other shit to do. The longer this goes the closer the end of dinner gets to bath time/bedtime, and he won’t sleep if he just finished dinner and then has to go to bed an hour later.

    Yeah, I could try cooking earlier while he’s napping, and then reheat it after he’s had his post-nap playtime (thus initiating dinner earlier), but I also like that his nap time is my Me-Time, and I have a chance to finish my own school work or play a game or something.

    But anyway, “just let dinner take forever” isn’t the answer I was looking for. Wish I could easily downvote or block websites like I can with YT videos. If that’s their best answer for this problem, I don’t want to accidentally see their thoughts on anything else
    Grumble grumble

    We just started setting time limits. Don't eat in time? Too bad.

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  • BrodyBrody The Watch The First ShoreRegistered User regular
    schuss wrote: »
    Perrsun wrote: »
    Rant
    Looking up articles or advice or whatever for a 3 year old that takes forever to eat (not that he’s getting down from the table and playing, just that he chews a single bite for 5 minutes before swallowing) and the first 3-4 articles I read all suggest something along the lines of “Just enjoy the time you’re spending with your child. Soon enough you won’t be able to get them to sit with you so it’s fine if they take a while” and...

    Whoever wrote that can get bent. There’s no way to “just enjoy” 60-90 mins for a simple dinner. I’ve got other shit to do. The longer this goes the closer the end of dinner gets to bath time/bedtime, and he won’t sleep if he just finished dinner and then has to go to bed an hour later.

    Yeah, I could try cooking earlier while he’s napping, and then reheat it after he’s had his post-nap playtime (thus initiating dinner earlier), but I also like that his nap time is my Me-Time, and I have a chance to finish my own school work or play a game or something.

    But anyway, “just let dinner take forever” isn’t the answer I was looking for. Wish I could easily downvote or block websites like I can with YT videos. If that’s their best answer for this problem, I don’t want to accidentally see their thoughts on anything else
    Grumble grumble

    We just started setting time limits. Don't eat in time? Too bad.

    This is what we had to do as well. Only way to get Sapling to eat at meal times. Even then it's not always great. But our pediatrician basically said "if she's hungry, she'll eat."

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  • MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    Next to sleep, eating is one of those things people really over think. If the kid takes too long to eat set a time limit or just set up snacks throughout the day. Or just tell them you are going to do something else and let them eat in peace.

    Sometimes Ripley eats like a giant other times she eats two bites and wants to leave. We don't force her to stay at the table and sometimes she just anyway to hang out sometimes she goes to play. Our boundaries are she doesn't get another meal made for her and she doesn't watch TV.

    Sometimes if she's having a great time doing something else we will just set up like a little snack plate and let her graze all day. If I'm in the middle of something interesting I don't think twice about taking my meal elsewhere.

    Frankly, that whole idea of the family sitting together for a meal at the same time is outdated and stressful.

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  • DisruptedCapitalistDisruptedCapitalist screaming Registered User regular
    A loooot of teachers in my kid's district resigned in the past few days because the hybrid model is such a joke.

    I'm torn because my special needs child really really does poorly with remote learning, but I can't say I blame the teachers either.

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  • MulysaSemproniusMulysaSempronius but also susie nyRegistered User regular
    A loooot of teachers in my kid's district resigned in the past few days because the hybrid model is such a joke.

    I'm torn because my special needs child really really does poorly with remote learning, but I can't say I blame the teachers either.

    I feel this. My kids will not learn remotely. I'm not sure what to do, really

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  • kimekime Queen of Blades Registered User regular
    MegaMan001 wrote: »
    Next to sleep, eating is one of those things people really over think. If the kid takes too long to eat set a time limit or just set up snacks throughout the day. Or just tell them you are going to do something else and let them eat in peace.

    Sometimes Ripley eats like a giant other times she eats two bites and wants to leave. We don't force her to stay at the table and sometimes she just anyway to hang out sometimes she goes to play. Our boundaries are she doesn't get another meal made for her and she doesn't watch TV.

    Sometimes if she's having a great time doing something else we will just set up like a little snack plate and let her graze all day. If I'm in the middle of something interesting I don't think twice about taking my meal elsewhere.

    Frankly, that whole idea of the family sitting together for a meal at the same time is outdated and stressful.

    Eh. I think there is value is a family meal. But it's not worth stressing much over

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  • DisruptedCapitalistDisruptedCapitalist screaming Registered User regular
    A loooot of teachers in my kid's district resigned in the past few days because the hybrid model is such a joke.

    I'm torn because my special needs child really really does poorly with remote learning, but I can't say I blame the teachers either.

    I feel this. My kids will not learn remotely. I'm not sure what to do, really

    Me neither. :bro:

  • SharpyVIISharpyVII Registered User regular
    Son's covid test came back negative on Monday.

    Has gone in to nursery today for the first time.

    Nursery have rang to say he has a temp and we need to collect him and arrange a new test despite only testing negative the other day.

    I understand the nursery has to be super careful but this is going to be very hard to navigate. I'm not super keen on making him have another test because he bled alot last time and traumatised him.

    So it looks like he can't go for two weeks.

    Makes me think it'll be easier just to not send him in for the foreseeable future.

    Also it's not like we can get a test anyways, thanks Boris!

  • kimekime Queen of Blades Registered User regular
    SharpyVII wrote: »
    Son's covid test came back negative on Monday.

    Has gone in to nursery today for the first time.

    Nursery have rang to say he has a temp and we need to collect him and arrange a new test despite only testing negative the other day.

    I understand the nursery has to be super careful but this is going to be very hard to navigate. I'm not super keen on making him have another test because he bled alot last time and traumatised him.

    So it looks like he can't go for two weeks.

    Makes me think it'll be easier just to not send him in for the foreseeable future.

    Also it's not like we can get a test anyways, thanks Boris!

    hmmm. So like, kids going to daycare/nursery/whatever are going to get sick a lot. It's just how that works. Requiring a negative test every time there's a symptom is.... aggressive. Not even saying I disagree with the precaution, but that's just going to be a lot of frequent tests by everyone there.

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  • KalnaurKalnaur I See Heat Waves . . . Centralia, WARegistered User regular
    kime wrote: »
    SharpyVII wrote: »
    Son's covid test came back negative on Monday.

    Has gone in to nursery today for the first time.

    Nursery have rang to say he has a temp and we need to collect him and arrange a new test despite only testing negative the other day.

    I understand the nursery has to be super careful but this is going to be very hard to navigate. I'm not super keen on making him have another test because he bled alot last time and traumatised him.

    So it looks like he can't go for two weeks.

    Makes me think it'll be easier just to not send him in for the foreseeable future.

    Also it's not like we can get a test anyways, thanks Boris!

    hmmm. So like, kids going to daycare/nursery/whatever are going to get sick a lot. It's just how that works. Requiring a negative test every time there's a symptom is.... aggressive. Not even saying I disagree with the precaution, but that's just going to be a lot of frequent tests by everyone there.

    It would honestly be more reasonable to not have any kind of daycare/nursery type stuff until there's an approved treatment for covid, to be honest. Then again, I also think there should be no in person school right now either.

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  • PeenPeen tw1tch0rz occasionallyRegistered User regular
    I know this is every thread but the whiplash in here between "ha ha parenting right" and "oh man the world really is fucked right now" is a real trip, I love you all and you're all doing a great job and your kids will be fine.

    But related to the eating thing, one of my Shark Tank ideas that will never be is a Fisher-Price Buffet, just a little three or four item buffet station scaled for a two to three year old that you could plug in to keep things cool and keep moderately stocked with cheerios and string cheese and cherry tomatoes and never have to worry about actually having a meal time for them again. It would have saved so much work with my first kid.

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  • Banzai5150Banzai5150 Registered User regular
    So this was emailed out and I feel a bit better sticking to my guns and keeping the 15 year old home.

    “ Good evening Seahawk families. This is Mr. Cloyd, Principal at Sunlake High School. I have been notified of a positive case of COVID-19 at our school. We are notifying all parents, guardians, and staff as a courtesy. The individual has not been on campus this week, so there is no need for any quarantines at this time. Please support our efforts to keep our students and staff healthy. Screen your student daily using the student screener and contact a medical provider for further guidance if your student develops symptoms or you need medical guidance. COVID-19 testing is available in the community. Contact the school nurse or your child's administrator immediately if your student receives a positive COVID-19 test result. As always, the health and safety or our students is important to us.”

    The interesting part of this, to me, was “Testing is available in the community”. Also, when they send out the positive notices, they blast them. This was only an email, not followed by a text like normal.

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  • schussschuss Registered User regular
    Peen wrote: »
    I know this is every thread but the whiplash in here between "ha ha parenting right" and "oh man the world really is fucked right now" is a real trip, I love you all and you're all doing a great job and your kids will be fine.

    But related to the eating thing, one of my Shark Tank ideas that will never be is a Fisher-Price Buffet, just a little three or four item buffet station scaled for a two to three year old that you could plug in to keep things cool and keep moderately stocked with cheerios and string cheese and cherry tomatoes and never have to worry about actually having a meal time for them again. It would have saved so much work with my first kid.

    Mine is baby/kid tranq darts. I think the market is pretty much limitless.

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  • mrpakumrpaku Registered User regular
    Oh man, if I could tranq Middle Guy every single morning just before he starts running in circles screaming after the dog? Like, just a *mild* one? Oh man

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  • SharpyVIISharpyVII Registered User regular
    kime wrote: »
    SharpyVII wrote: »
    Son's covid test came back negative on Monday.

    Has gone in to nursery today for the first time.

    Nursery have rang to say he has a temp and we need to collect him and arrange a new test despite only testing negative the other day.

    I understand the nursery has to be super careful but this is going to be very hard to navigate. I'm not super keen on making him have another test because he bled alot last time and traumatised him.

    So it looks like he can't go for two weeks.

    Makes me think it'll be easier just to not send him in for the foreseeable future.

    Also it's not like we can get a test anyways, thanks Boris!

    hmmm. So like, kids going to daycare/nursery/whatever are going to get sick a lot. It's just how that works. Requiring a negative test every time there's a symptom is.... aggressive. Not even saying I disagree with the precaution, but that's just going to be a lot of frequent tests by everyone there.

    Yeah, I definitely appreciate that they're being cautious but they said that his temperature was in the fever range but an hour later when he was home he was within the normal range.

    They use those laser pointer thermometers which aren't as accurate but they're not budging unfortunately.

    I wouldn't mind so much if we could get a test quickly but I've been constantly checking the website since he got home and nothing has come up.

    I'd definitely prefer to just not send him in but as I can't work from home my wife would have to deal with him and work at the same time and the four months she did that during lock down was horrendous for her.

  • FishmanFishman Mawidge, the bwessed awwangement; that dweam wiffim a dweam... Registered User regular
    Feel for all the parents out there dealing with learning and Covid. Our lockdown was intense and we were quite relieved that when it was all done we were able to send our boys back to school/preschool again without much concern; it definitely added to the household levels of sanity. Sorry for everyone else out there that still has to deal with this in their communities, as opposed to just on the news.

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