Sep 30th 2007 9:14PM I'm only eighteen, and I know that I've know for at least a year exactly what my parents want done, in the case of untimely death, and I've made sure that they know exactly what I want. Maybe it's morbid for my parents to have discussed with a 17 year old girl (I brought it up, not them, in all honestly), but it's better to know, I think.
Sep 28th 2007 12:30PM I love the Dante reference. I'd like to buy it for my pregnant english teacher, actually, and personalize it to make it more Inferno and less crazy evangelist.
Sep 5th 2007 1:56PM Um, whatever happened to the simulation dolls that cry and have to be fed and whatnot? It's definitely not as challenging as a real child, but it's still quite effective.
Carolyn - I know leaving your little one with someone who's technically still a child is a scary thought, but there are a LOT of very mature, well trained teenage babysitters. My advice would be to contact a local college or local high school to find a sitter. My high had a childcare and development course which, in addition to running a preschool, helped community members find reliable sitters.
You may also find someone on craigslist .. I KNOW that sounds like it's sketchy, but it's really not, I swear! I've found sitting jobs on craigslist. The most important thing is to ALWAYS ask for a resume and for references ... any trustworthy, reliable sitter should be able to provide them for you. Also, arranging a meeting with the sitter beforehand where you can meet her and she can meet the children is good, too, to get a feel for it.
Good luck finding a sitter! :)
Aug 24th 2007 6:08PM I was (and still am, really) the pickiest child in the world. I refused to eat almost any form of sandwich, up to and including peanut butter and jelly, so from kindergarten on my mom became a big fan of thermoses.
In elementary school, I often got whatever was leftover from dinner the night before, either wrapped in tinfoil and eaten cold or in a thermos. I also got mac and cheese or soup in a thermos quite often .. in grade school lunch is often early enough in the day that a good thermos will keep those foods perfectly warm until lunchtime.
Good luck, and hope Jared enjoys kindergarten!
Aug 18th 2007 9:41AM WHAT? Where is Boy Meets World on this list?! Seriously, everything I ever needed to know about life, I learned from Mr. Feeny.
Aug 17th 2007 9:16AM They also say that aspirin ground up and mixed into your moisturizer helps with the appearance of stretch marks and cellulite. It helps to firm the flesh. :)
Aug 16th 2007 11:16PM I definitely cried some, reading this. It made me think of my (rapidly aging) kitty who I got in the fifth grade .. she's starting to get sick, and my big fear is for her to pass away when I leave for college this year. I'm so sorry for your loss. -hugs-
I love Carter's way of looking at things - I like to think of it as uphill! :D
Jul 25th 2007 10:39AM Just so you know, Pee Wee division for pop warner is children in grades 5-7. Of course, in football it's dependent on weight, also, but that's where it usually falls. :)
Jul 3rd 2007 7:25PM I think I just had a minor heart attack. I'd heard rumors it was only a european tour ... I'm going to the NY show come hell or high water!! I am so excited.