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FEB 2010 Three is a magic number, yes it is......

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InmaculadaConcepcion Thu 07-Feb-13 14:34:41

Come and take shelter from the DC here, folks!

<offers tiffin, millionaire shortbread and other forbidden goodies>

StoneBaby Thu 07-Feb-13 14:41:40

Here I am...

StoneBaby Thu 07-Feb-13 14:42:12

Can you guess that I'm bored at work!?

ClimbingPenguin Thu 07-Feb-13 14:54:08

ha ha, spot the lurkers grin

ScienceRocks Thu 07-Feb-13 15:05:37

<settles in>

Thanks IC!

LeMousquetaireAnonyme Thu 07-Feb-13 15:23:28

3rd pupil who cancels at the very last minute this week <I was actually walking there> <wonder if I am so crap or if there is a bug going on>

SocietyClowns Thu 07-Feb-13 16:43:25


SurvivalOfTheUnfittest Thu 07-Feb-13 16:56:28

Found you! Should be playing Thomas the Tank Engine Uno though!!

stoofadoof Thu 07-Feb-13 20:44:10

<hello from the northern outpost> sorry not been about much the last week or so… just a bit busy in RL… thinking of you all lots though

Bearcrumble Thu 07-Feb-13 21:21:58

Hello, thanks for new thread IC.

Another easy put down with just a few mins shush pat at 8.

DS was talking to himself in bed "I'm going to poo in the bath and poo in their bed IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT".

SconesForTea Thu 07-Feb-13 22:48:31

Thanks IC!

bc how funny, today DD1 was saying she was going to wee on her snuggly, first time she's ever said anything like that. Then pretended to wee in her potty upside down. A friend's nearly 4yo is smearing poo on the walls shock

Bearcrumble Fri 08-Feb-13 08:39:15

Oh Jesus! Don't know how I would cope with that. My mum once put her hand in her nappy and ate hers - more in a spirit of enquiry than anything sinister I'm sure.

Happy to confirm bed and bath poo free.

ClimbingPenguin Fri 08-Feb-13 13:00:38

stinky stinky asthma

<ignores potential for wee and poo incidents>

SurvivalOfTheUnfittest Fri 08-Feb-13 21:03:39

Brilliant BC!! DS2 headbutted me tonight for fun. That didn't go down well, I can tell you!! DS1 once hid behind his blind on the window sill during nap time, did an explosive fart, put his hand in his nappy to check the outcome, and then smeared the results all over the window/blind/pyjamas etc.. DH was not impressed. For me, it's bread and butter with the kids I work with.

Poor you CP. I saw the cat family again today - same reaction so I'm with you.

SocietyClowns Fri 08-Feb-13 22:00:26

IC How did your dd respond to nursery today?

rainbowweaver Fri 08-Feb-13 23:44:30

Thanks IC!

Someone asked about London, and buggies/tube. We used to take DD in a sling when she was 18 months old, and these days just her walking as she refuses to get in a sling now and we've never got on with a buggy.

So baby in sling and toddler walking would work. Means no need to worry about buggies. Toddler does need to be carried occasionally but not for very long usually.

DD has recently decided to occasionally pretend to be a baby. All well and good, except that this morning she decided that peeing in a potty was what babies did. Luckily I managed to intercept her before anything was produced, pointing out how dusty it was. Mental note to make sure we put away all the potties...

And on hitting, DD bashed me on the head with her pirate sword, so I did a loud "ow!" Cue quiet thinking, followed by a "sorry, mummy!" And a kiss on my head. smile

InmaculadaConcepcion Sat 09-Feb-13 07:47:20

Ha ha at the poo threats, Bc!! And good news about the bedtime settling - it's half the battle in my experience - sometimes even more than that. Once DD could get herself off to sleep at bedtime, not only did the night wakings reduce dramatically, but after a few more months she started to sleep through (intermittently) without night weaning.

Sorry to hear about the asthma CP, Survival.

Much better session at nursery yesterday - I stayed for an hour or so, making myself as scarce as possible while DD did her thing. We had made an "All About Me" box in the morning for her to take in, which got other children interested and one of the staff was lovely about encouraging DD to show the things and talk about them. I think the real breakthrough was when they put DD's favourite song on the CD player ("Song 2" by Blur) and she and a couple of other children started dancing. Eventually, when DD decided she wanted to go upstairs to the studio and do some "art", I got her permission to leave for a short while. Came back just over an hour later and she was fine and not especially keen to leave. She'd had tea, including a ham sandwich (!! She's a veggie - but I've told staff she can eat meat/fish if she wants to. I don't want to stop her trying new foods, even if we don't have them at home...). She agreed she had enjoyed herself at nursery - even though she tried every trick in the book to avoid going (which riled me so much I figured she had to go if only to keep her safe from my rising ire...!)

SocietyClowns Sun 10-Feb-13 11:01:11

Don't think I am fully trained yet... dd2 shared a cupcake from a party with dd1 yesterday and complained that the icing was too sweet. Without thinking I reached over and took the icing off, only to be confronted with a furious dd2, tears streaming down her face 'You've ruined it!' blush That told me...

ClimbingPenguin Sun 10-Feb-13 11:07:57

I broke the last banana upon opening it the other day soc

SocietyClowns Sun 10-Feb-13 11:37:35

How could you CP! grin

StoneBaby Sun 10-Feb-13 15:25:37

DS gets upset if I cut his toast into soldiers but he always wants me to 'break' it confused

Getting ready to go on holidays tomorrow and packing to go to the snow grin

ScienceRocks Sun 10-Feb-13 20:30:28

Dd2 does this too - many a sandwich soiled by tears thanks to me foolishly cutting it to make it easier to eat smile

SocietyClowns Sun 10-Feb-13 22:34:16

Last night dd2 came running down the landing very upset and then jumped because I appeared out of nowhere (to her; I am impressed I heard her and was awake so quickly at 3 am). She said there was a dragon beside her bed. We went to check, she jumped again looking at her bed, but we only found her cuddly toy. I realised she was seriously hot, so got the ear thermometer (39.5) , calpo and waterl. She then very sweetly asked if I could please sleep with her for a bit, which I did. Much easier with her in a single bed! I still wonder if she had a bad dream or was actually delirious. She was still a little anxious going to bed tonight but I left her door wide open with the hall light on and she settled fine. Definitely no dragons, I checked!

SocietyClowns Sun 10-Feb-13 22:42:20

SR dd2 is not keen on breakfasts usually and a few weeks back we left her cereal to take dd1 to school first. When we got back dd2 wanted her cereal after all and then howled that it had 'melted' (gone soggy) grin.

Bearcrumble Mon 11-Feb-13 08:39:24

SC hope her temp is better and no dragons appear.

It's bloody snowing and I have to go out to get birthday party food. Doing his party tomorrow morning as it's when most of his friends are free so can't postpone shopping trip. Grr.

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