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July 2010: Warning, this thread contains offensive language; 1 wedding, --d--jogging and some Creme Eggs (although we don't know why). Oh and some babies who are nearly 1 year old.

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CakeandRoses Mon 06-Jun-11 18:45:53

See? Panicking works!

Chulita Mon 06-Jun-11 19:04:22

Hach!

Chulita Mon 06-Jun-11 19:05:21

Do you think we should decide on a thread title now so there's no worrying about it later and one of us can just start it once the old one's done?

TheSecondComing Mon 06-Jun-11 19:21:09

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MyLifeIsChaotic Mon 06-Jun-11 19:24:30

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CakeandRoses Mon 06-Jun-11 19:43:17

Phew, we got here

<passes mlic a chocolate brownie with ice-cream> i agree with you about early dinners, i always feel i ought to eat again if we eat early with F and A.

a mound of spaghetti bolognese with garlic bread tonight.

we still haven't booked a holiday and we're supposed to be going in less than two weeks hmm

but at least i've booked my 'day off' and now A doesn't have any day feeds there will be no square boobs

Chulita Mon 06-Jun-11 19:51:27

When does A feed then cake? And did you drop them or did she?

CakeandRoses Mon 06-Jun-11 20:06:51

when i said no day feeds, i meant during the day, iyswim? she has one on waking up between 7am - 8am and then her bedtime feed and 'dream feed' so i can leave her all day now, in theory.

neither F nor A really asked for feeds apart from the bedtime and night feeds for some strange reason, i would just feed then when it seemed the right time so i also just decided when to drop them and they wouldn't ask for the missed feed. i dropped her 4pm one about a month ago as she was barely taking any and seemed more interested in having a snack like F.

HotGiggity Mon 06-Jun-11 20:08:58

Hello ladies,

How's it going?

malibustac Mon 06-Jun-11 20:18:11

cakes snap on the dinner that's what we had. I used a square spaghetti which was lovely. Anyway thanks for the thread.

Hey hotg how's it going?

I cut R's through the day feed, giving water or juice at a push.

Chulita Mon 06-Jun-11 20:18:37

I know what you meant smile S has a good old feed at lunchtime probably his best feed of the 24 hours but then it's been a long time since breakfast and he'll only have had a snack since then. The other feeds are very short and sometimes I don't bother with the wake-up feed but go straight to breakfast. L weaned herself around this age so I wonder how long S will want to go. My friend who was here last week is still feeding her 2.5 year old but I don't think I have that in me!

Needle Mon 06-Jun-11 20:34:55

Evening ladies.

Cake I put G in the creche at the leisure centre today and she loved it- I took her out of the sling and put her down and she cawled off without a backwards glance to go and flirt with some boys. I felt a little rejected! When I picked her up an hour later she barely noticed I'd gone. It was actually really nice- a big airy dance studio with lots of toys and really friendly staff.It was quite quiet today too, so I wasn't worried about her being overlooked. Then I went and swam for about half an hour and managed about 25 lengths, so generally the morning was a sucess.

Does anyone have a baby chair for their bike? I've been considering getting one so that I don't have to take the pram for short journeys, but I'm not the most confident cyclist and I'm worried that I'd have an accident. Can you get cycle helmets for babies as young as ours?

Can I do a quick non- baby related lifestyle survey?

How many of you have dishwashers/ tumble dryers and how often do you use them?

What do you consider your "treats"? (I mean things which you indugle in regularly, but not little things like mars bars) Baking? Bikini waxes or salon treatments? A legion of domestic staff?

How many days per week do you go out (either to stay and play/ sing and sign/ lunch with friends) and how many do you stay in?

Do your DPs have standard responsibilities WRT childcare, Ie: first nappy of the day/ bedtime, or do they help out as and when?

How often do you clean your kitchen floor?!

A bit eccelctic, I grant you, but a few questions which have been bugging me for a while!

MLIC you would be soooo proud of me- I have, for the first time in oooh ever, finished all my ironing. my ironing basket is empty. Not just the little things too, all DHs rugby tops, hankies, all Gwens dresses and my tops, all the pillowcases... I felt about as proud of that as I did when I finished my degree!

Day six of Shred tonight, hopefully before midnight! I think I'll do one more day, and then move up to Level two- I'm feeling rather good, as this is the first time I've ever made a concerted effort to exercise, having been a hardcore dieter my whole life, and I think I'm starting to notice a difference.

TheSecondComing Mon 06-Jun-11 20:45:39

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WhatSheSaid Mon 06-Jun-11 21:18:04

How many of you have dishwashers/ tumble dryers and how often do you use them?

We have a dishwasher, usually goes on once a day. No tumble dryer and we get by without it though it can be difficult in winter/spring when it can rain for days.

What do you consider your "treats"? (I mean things which you indugle in regularly, but not little things like mars bars) Baking? Bikini waxes or salon treatments? A legion of domestic staff?

Bikini wax a treat????? You crazy kids. I don't have a treat I spend a lot of money on but something like on the weekend I'll leave the kids with dh for an hour or two, go to the local library and sit and read a big stack of magazines. Rock n roll

How many days per week do you go out (either to stay and play/ sing and sign/ lunch with friends) and how many do you stay in?

We go out every day, you have to with a 3 year old. 3 days A has pre-school so we may not go anywhere else as that wears her out a fair bit. 2 days we go to playgroup. Other days it will be park/zoo/beach/friends' houses.

Do your DPs have standard responsibilities WRT childcare, Ie: first nappy of the day/ bedtime, or do they help out as and when?

Umm, no I do most of it in the week as he is out from about 7.30am to 6.30pm. He quite often does A's bedtime and on the weekend he will fairly often take A out for an hour or two so I get a bit of peace and quiet with just G.

How often do you clean your kitchen floor?!

Prob gets swept or hoovered every day. Mopped once a week.

WhatSheSaid Mon 06-Jun-11 21:19:49

Oh and hi to hotgigity, I thought we hadn't seen you for a while.

Chulita Mon 06-Jun-11 21:42:51

needle we have a weeride kangaroo that L used until recently and now S has that and L is on the back. It's brilliant cos they can see where they're going but it's best to get some sunnies to keep the bugs out. We've got helmets to fit both of them, S fits a 'toddler' size even with his small head. I'll post a photo of DH and the two of them on Saturday on fb in a mo.

How many of you have dishwashers/ tumble dryers and how often do you use them?

We have a tumble dryer, we use it quite a bit in the winter for DH's towels and undies, he hate crispy clothes. I hardly use it in the summer.

What do you consider your "treats"? (I mean things which you indugle in regularly, but not little things like mars bars) Baking? Bikini waxes or salon treatments? A legion of domestic staff?

I don't really treat myself in that sense. A treat for me is having a day out with the family without any meltdowns.

How many days per week do you go out (either to stay and play/ sing and sign/ lunch with friends) and how many do you stay in?

We go out twice a day usually, Monday is church toddler group, Tuesday Stay and Play, Wednesday either Stay and play at a different centre or into town for 'jobs', Thursday Wiggles & Giggles (my favourite blush ), Friday either park or soft play. Every afternoon we go for a walk to the grocers or just around the block to stretch Lucy's legs.

Do your DPs have standard responsibilities WRT childcare, Ie: first nappy of the day/ bedtime, or do they help out as and when?

He helps out as and when, and if I ask him he cracks on with stuff.

How often do you clean your kitchen floor?!

Gets swept 2-3 times a day and mopped every 1-2 days. We come and go through the garage though which involves walking through the kitchen so it needs it.

malibustac Mon 06-Jun-11 21:54:29

Can I do a quick non- baby related lifestyle survey?

How many of you have dishwashers/ tumble dryers and how often do you use them? I have a tumble drier which I only use for underwear. My dishwasher is called dp!

What do you consider your "treats"? (I mean things which you indugle in regularly, but not little things like mars bars) Baking? Bikini waxes or salon treatments? A legion of domestic staff?
I always have my hair done as it makes me feel good. I don't indulge I much to be honest.

How many days per week do you go out (either to stay and play/ sing and sign/ lunch with friends) and how many do you stay in? I go out with my friend twice per week. I see family a couple of days per week. We prefer to go out rather than staying in. We do also have some days alone.

Do your DPs have standard responsibilities WRT childcare, Ie: first nappy of the day/ bedtime, or do they help out as and when? He works full time but does help out a lot when he is home.

How often do you clean your kitchen floor?! I can't tell you that grin

malibustac Mon 06-Jun-11 22:09:09

Joking about kitchen floor. Its swept or hoovered everyday and washed twice a week. Dp likes the housework in our house. I hate it but its got to be done.

TheSecondComing Mon 06-Jun-11 22:23:19

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CakeandRoses Mon 06-Jun-11 22:34:44

loving your survey needle, it;s the kind of silly stuff i wonder about too

How many of you have dishwashers/ tumble dryers and how often do you use them?
- Dishwasher - check. Goes on 1-2 times a day
- Tumbledryer - nope. I keep getting tempted but thus far my green guilt has stopped me. i might well give in and get one eventually and use it for specific things/short periods.

What do you consider your "treats"? (I mean things which you indugle in regularly, but not little things like mars bars) Baking? Bikini waxes or salon treatments? A legion of domestic staff?
- My top treats are having a cleaner and Felix going to nursery twice a week (does that sound awful?) I normally go to a health farm for the day every 3 months, i also have a facial or a crystal clear at a local salon once a month. Also, my father babysits once a fortnight so dh and i can go out which we really enjoy, he also has F overnight once a month which is lovely for all of us smile

How many days per week do you go out (either to stay and play/ sing and sign/ lunch with friends) and how many do you stay in?
- Go out every afternoon, as wss you kinda have to with a toddler. Mondays - stroll into town/library/cafe, sometimes meet a friend and her DCs; Tuesdays - F's in nursery so i might just meet a friend with A or just have a wander round town on our own; Wednesday - F's music class and will meet a different friend and her DCs for tea afterwards; Thursdays - F's in nursery, A and I meet another friend and her younger DC; Fridays - playbarn (soft play) with a group of friends and their DCs

Do your DPs have standard responsibilities WRT childcare, Ie: first nappy of the day/ bedtime, or do they help out as and when?
- Weekday mornings, DH gets up for F (which is earlier than A and I get up), he sorts F's milk and my cup of tea and puts F on the loo before he goes to work (he gets him off the loo too in case you were worried!)
- When he gets home, if it's early he'll help out with the tail-end of clearing up their dinner and then will do one of their bedtime routine (usually F's as i'm bf A)
- At weekends, he'll take F (and sometimes A too) out for breakfast on Sat mornings and then when he gets back mucks in so we do roughly half each of the childcare altho i try to get him to do more of the poo-related tasks grin. if i'm lucky i'll get a short lie-in on Sundays too smile

How often do you clean your kitchen floor?!
- Swept 3 times a day (only the bits that need it tho) and cleaner mops it once a week

Needle Mon 06-Jun-11 22:39:36

TSC we don't really have much of a routine. I usually go out to see a friend once a week and usually either baby group or rhyme time once a week. I'm going to make my Monday swim a permanent fixture too I think. I'm just baffled how everyone has the time to do all this stuff! If I went to a group or lunch or something every day, my house would be declared a health hazard! I'm just getting frustrated with it at the moment- still not having any furniture and all our stuff being in boxes.
I'm just trying to get my head around how everyone manages tbh- I have drawn the conclusion that the time which everyone else spends socialising is the time I spend washing up every day!

CakeandRoses Mon 06-Jun-11 22:42:53

the creche sounds lovely needle - definitely sounds something worth making a regular fixture

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