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Sept '08 - The one where they go out into the big bad world (well school!)

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ninja Tue 29-Jan-13 12:54:25

Hi, couldn't find a new thread and there was only one message to link to one.

Hope I haven't stepped on anyones toes creating this!

Badvoc Wed 06-Feb-13 10:01:34

I would report that salt anyway tbh ninja.
She sounds like a loon hmm

notcitrus Wed 06-Feb-13 10:32:41

Salt sounds bonkers! You'd think with all the people who want to work with kids, that the ones who don't would be filtered out, but clearly not.

A's feet were 10 last March and his sandals last summer were 11. Dn's new shoes last week were 10.5, and he's 6 inches taller!

DS1's feet are only a 7.5, and he's in age 3-4 clothes with the tops of trousers still rolled over, he's so tiny!
DS2 however...giant child. The 3 year gap is closing!

Debs75 Thu 07-Feb-13 21:32:44

Robyn is now a 10G. She has grown a full size in 7 months. Lucy managed a full size but still a dinkyish size 6.5. She is fast catching Robyn up in clothes, she barely fits in her 2-3 stuff so I have got all Robyn's old 3-4 clothes, which Robyn still fits in at a push.

Badvoc Fri 08-Feb-13 10:03:08

I think Toby is an 11G
Well...it rained sad And they broke one of the glass roof panels sad
Am fed up.
I shall have a bath and man up smile

Oh man I really do have the smallest child in the world don't I?!
badvoc have you had the roof panel repaired? Poor you sad
The morning sickness has now properly properly kicked in. Bleugh. And zzzz. Only another 32 weeks to go... <weak smile>

Badvoc Mon 11-Feb-13 13:38:07

Ah carrie, sorry to hear that. Ginger and lemonade?
Ds1 was tiny! Always the smallest in baby group, school etc. he is now a strapping nearly 10 year old do don't worry just yet smile
The roof should be done tomorrow (fingers crossed)
Mum has had her op and is now back on the ward.
Thank you for all your kind thoughts x

Meglet Mon 11-Feb-13 21:14:37

oh yuck carrie sad. I hope the sickness isn't too bad or for too long. I feel my gag reflex twitch just thinking about what I went through with DD.

ILikeToMoveItMoveIt Mon 11-Feb-13 21:28:00

I've found you smile

M takes a 12.5 shoe blush he's also starting to grow out of his 4-5 trousers. They're on the verge of being ankle flappers, so I'm hoping he doesn't grow anymore until it's shorts weather so I don't have to buy trousers that are only worn for a short while.

How's your dm Badvoc?

Meglet Mon 11-Feb-13 21:43:23

ILTMIMI I encourage mine to wear their wellies when we go out if we're in an ankle flapper jeans stage. Covers up the gap smile. Here's hoping for a warm summer so they can live in shorts for a while.

ninja Mon 11-Feb-13 22:08:49

Hi ILTMIMI smile wow - that's an impressive shoe size!

Sorry you're feeling rubbish Carrie

Badvoc hope your Mum is OK.

All quiet here at the moment, which is nice! Looking forward to half term next week - we're going on a barge for a couple of days smile

ILikeToMoveItMoveIt Tue 12-Feb-13 07:24:40

Going on a barge sounds lovely ninja smile DH and I were talking about this years holiday last night. I think we've narrowed it down to Brittany. We now need to roughly decide where we want to visit then we'll work out whereabouts in Brittany we should stay. Any recommendations for things to visit and places to stay are welcome :-)

I like the wellies idea Meglet!

Looking at the title of the thread makes me gulp. Does anyone else's dc have a daytime nap? M probably has about 3 or 4 a week and without them his behaviour goes downhill rapidly. I know there's lots of time until September, but if things don't change I can see him going part time for a while - and he is probably the oldest in his year confused

Badvoc Tue 12-Feb-13 08:15:12

Iltmimi - my eldest had a nap every day til he startedcreception!
He was fine.
Mum is ok, thank you. Saw her last nightband she is in pain, but had eaten.
They were just sorting out some oromorph as we left.
Half term already here and as its ash weds tomorrow i wont be posting for whike as i trying to give up MN for lent....younare all too addictive! smile x

Debs75 Wed 13-Feb-13 22:03:31

ILTMIMI Robyn knocked her daytime naps off at just 2. She is just not tired enough to have a nap. Even Lucy at 2.6 doesn't nap every day, about twice a week. You are so luckygrin

DS1 doesn't nap any more, although he really needs some quiet television down time after lunch or he really suffers. I think he's just going to be in bed by 6pm every evening once he starts school!
shock at ILTMIMI's DS having feet a full five sizes bigger than my DS's, I guess they're the opposite ends of the growth charts in the red book!
I've just shaved my legs for the first time in a long time. I have a lot of plasters on my legs now blush

ninja Wed 13-Feb-13 23:11:05

M hasn't napped for years sad I remember my nephew was still napping when he started school. I collected him once and he fell asleep when he got home upside down on a chair!

notcitrus Wed 13-Feb-13 23:23:34

A naps if in a car or train after about 3pm, otherwise just has a bit of playing very quietly (though no longer insisting everyone has to be quiet because his toys are sleeping and he's just lying down looking after them, honest).

So I figure hr'll be fine until 3.30 - he manages at nursery until 6pm. It's adorable watching him and dd playing together, especially at nursery just before pickup time, when A and best friend get to show off to the admiring audience of their 1yo siblings and a couple bemused toddlers.
Makes me happier being at work, which is actually fine, nice team, shame about the general organisation.

A is still in 2-3 trousers despite the huge feet, but I think he's growing again as he's walking into door handles and falling over a lot again. Met friend recently with ds few weeks younger who is well over a foot taller!

ILikeToMoveItMoveIt Thu 14-Feb-13 08:21:27

I think I need to resign myself to ds having an early dinner and bedtime for the first few school terms. My friends ds who started last September has been the same. He's in bed by 6 and wakes up at 8 the next morning! He also naps at the weekend. But his moods have been filthy - I'm not looking forward to that.

My legs haven't seen a razor for a fair few months blush

Happy Valentines day one and all smile

Random question - at your local swimming pool, what are the adult to child ratios? Got turned away from our new local pool today because you have to be 1:1 with any under 3s, which meant in their mind I couldn't also supervise my super sensible 4yo. So we drove across town to the old pool who were more than happy to take us - one adult to two under 8s.
This means that once we have four children, we can't go swimming at the new pool as a family until the youngest is over 4, which is madness. Just wondering if IABU before I write them a letter suggesting they review their policy!

ninja Fri 15-Feb-13 13:22:33

In one of my local pools it's 2 under 8 (only one of whom can be under 5). The other is one to one for under 5's do worse than yours! Most of them over 8's don't need supervision so you wouldn't have to wait as long as you think.

Often pools will have mum and baby sessions with different rules where you can take both.

Think it's not that uncommon to be honest. Sorry hmm

ILikeToMoveItMoveIt Fri 15-Feb-13 15:56:07

I don't know what the exact ratio's are but I know that dh takes both boys (4 & 1) on is own. Swimming is the one parenting job I don't do blush

Wow ninja that is even more strict!
My theory is that the new pool is a collaboration between the council and the university, and you can join the gym as a member, but as a concession they let members of the public come on a pay-as-you system. However they have made the rules and the session times for the public so inconvenient that they're putting people off on purpose to keep the exclusivity for their members. I went to an open swim one evening, but non-members couldn't use the lanes, so I was weaving in and out of people in the open half of the pool and only did half the number of lengths I usually would, and I won't go back.
Telling DH's parents our news last night went well, they were neither massively shocked nor surprised, remarkably matter of fact really!
How have everyone's weekends been?

ILikeToMoveItMoveIt Mon 18-Feb-13 13:06:46

What reaction were you expecting Carrie? grin

We've had a fab weekend. Exhausting, but good. I had a weekend of your future reality Carrie, my niece and nephew came to stay smile

On Friday night my sister, neice and I went to see Brendan Cole's latest show at the theatre. I'm not a huge Brendan fan, but his shows are good. There were lots of woman of a certain age throwing themselves at him <cringe>

It's half term week here this week. I'll be a frazzled heap by the end of the week. Frazzled, but happy. I enjoy the holidays smile

Meglet Mon 18-Feb-13 13:14:30

carrie I think our pool is ok, I first took the dc's on their own when DD was still 1yo (DS would have been 3) and they were fine about it.

Don't get me started on how they fill the timetable to capacity so the only way your child is ever going to learn to swim is if you pay for lessons hmm. Casual swimming seems to be being squeezed out these days.

Just been to the gym and the GP's, I'm being referred for an ASD assessment smile pity they didn't do it 30yrs ago. Mum had to get involved and contact my GP but I think a formal diagnosis and support would help me........then we can work on DD confused.

ninja Mon 18-Feb-13 22:09:57

Wow, meglet - that'll be interesting. Tell us what the testing involves. I think I've mentioned before that exh always used it as a criticism of me, but tbh I think there's some element of truth there. It would make sense of a lot of things.

What kind of help do you think you might get?

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