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  • September 20, 2006

    I loved this post!  That sound had me rolling!  smile  Makes me want to take my laptop to a coffeehouse with free wireless, too.  But, without my kids.  smile

  • September 20, 2006

    Dude, that place sounded like heaven on earth to me (free wireless + coffe + playroom????  where do you FIND such luxuries in one place?) ... until you brought up the whole getting-stuff-done crap.

    Playrooms/groups/dates kinda suck for that.

  • September 20, 2006

    Dude, I think you mean CONDEMN, not condone.  It kind of matters here.

    Anyways.  Go LB, GO GO GO.

  • September 20, 2006

    Just the four we have make enough noise and mess in our house that I had hubby’s vagina sewn shut…I mean, oops, penis.  And, yes, I’m hoping the fact that my four godless little heathen offspring are horrific enough for our too-pretty-for-her-own-good teenage regular babysitter to keep her legs together for a LONG time.
    And here’s a little sippy cup raised to LB cleaning that other kid’s clock.

  • September 20, 2006

    Hey wow, when did Anna go up to your state? Or do you have a mic hidden in my home?

  • September 20, 2006

    Heehee… That’s why when we meet up with new mommies and kids, I always ask the mom if her kid can defend themselves.  I *so* don’t mind if ds1 gets a toy taken away from him that he stole from someone else in the first place.  How else is he going to learn? (he certainly doesn’t listen to me when I want him to, so there you go)

  • Holly
    September 21, 2006

    I want my kids to play well with others, but I totally want them to be able to defend themselves if needed!  Especially in the cases that the parents don’t care about what their kid is doing.  (And are no where in sight, such as with our next door neighbor’s kids.  Good grief!)  It’s better they learn now to stand up for themselves or else they’ll be pushovers and get bullied later on in life.

  • Holly
    September 21, 2006

    Also-I had to laugh, because it IS a good idea in theory!!  Then when you add kids and preoccupied mothers, well, then it sort of breaks down!

  • texasbelle
    September 21, 2006

    I’ve pretty much gotten to the point, after having two kids play in the mcdick’s playzone occasionally, where all manner of fighting is acceptable so long as no one gets bloody or their eye poked out. Back in the day I would get so resentful when an older kid swiped something from Lily but these kids, they figure it out. They learn about our cat eat dog world and they accommodate. more power to them for learning it early!

  • September 21, 2006

    I hope she kicked his ass! smile

  • September 21, 2006

    GO LB go! And it’s so damn annoying when the other kid’s mom is chatting away, obvlivious to their child’s actions. That drives me nuts. But yeah. I think a little fight it out over toys is very normal and probably healthy as long as no blood is shed. wink

  • September 21, 2006

    So, did you beat up the bully-kid or what? We need the rest of the story please.

  • September 21, 2006

    Ha - sad to admit that it would be my child who would take a toy away (she is QUEEN at daycare, doesn’t help it’s promoted *just a little* there). And She would also be the kid that if you took her toy away she would take you down (the girl can tackle - from watching all those football practices!).

    Lord help the first guy she dates.

  • September 21, 2006

    That noise.  I knew better, but I did it anyway.  God in heaven, it’s terrible.

    I don’t like daycares myself having had my son in one for a short time.  Luckily, before I quit my job I found a home daycare that was a really good place for him.

    Sounds like you went to a place that was too good to be true.

  • September 21, 2006

    I worked in day care too one summer during college.  a 6 year old tried to bash my face in with a broomstick TWICE!  I would never put my kids in day care either, but methinks my future MIL would be more then thrilled to be our sitter if we needed one and we get along great so that would work for me.  My mom couldnt stand having my older brother in day care- that lasted all of, I think, a couple of weeks.

  • AmyM
    September 21, 2006

    Probably would be better if the place sold alcoholic drinks for frazzled mommies!
    Hope LB was able to “assert” herself a little! smile

  • September 21, 2006

    what a Reminder

  • September 21, 2006

    Confused… do you mean ‘condone’ or ‘condemn’? Or condom, or consarn-it… or some other word?

  • September 21, 2006

    Oh good lord, I mean condemn. You know, not condom, not condarn, but condemn. Of course I’ve read that several times and never noticed.

    Opium anyone?

  • September 21, 2006

    Isn’t it funny how you can be totally against violence, and then someone hurts your kid?  That’s when the animal instincts come out and you find yourself yelling “kick his ass!” to your 2 year old. wink

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