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Old 12-12-2012, 12:04 AM   #1
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Ack. I forgot how dark it is here so early. Neighborgirl came over, invited Ginger to come over and play. I watched them cross the street from the window, and it is PITCH BLACK. And when people turn down our street they plow through, since the main road is 45MPH there. What should I do? Get them flashlights? I can't imagine *never* letting them walk around after 5pm, and I can't always escort them.
Here we put the kids in highly reflective jackets. To be worn over their regular clothes/jackets so they are able to wear them all year round.


This was taken in the dark (it's not raining, that's freezing fog messing up the picture), Derry is the one in the reflective jacket in the front. The others have on snowsuits with minimal reflective stuff...but we were walking around a field. Or rather a section of the field that was in the middle...and so nowhere near any traffic.


That's what it looks like in daylight.

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Well, I have to sign a practice log every week, and I made a big deal out of her not practicing for a whole week and then expecting me to sign it a while back. So in that respect I have dug my own grave. But at least now I know, she's not a virtuoso so I don't feel pressure that I *have* to get her some sort of instrument next year just because she thought it was cool in September. Kind of like how the kids have a hamster and a fish, yet it seems that I am the one feeding them 50% of the time. Yeah, no dog for you.

OMG Jen that is what my kids would do. And have a fight over who got to be first, and there would be tears because someone did not get to be first. And then they would tell anybody, including complete strangers, the injustices in their lives of not being able to use the toilet seat first, totally out of context. :baghead:
For that reason it'd have to be one of the adults and not one of the kids in our house. The battle and the Lording it over the others isn't worth it for who get's to poop first on a new loo seat.
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Bad morning here.....I feel sick about it but it's totally my fault (or better said it's the adults fault), we should have kept better track of the meds. I thought I was on track but then Cami's dose got changed and now because of that S&D had to go to school under-dosed.

I've had to rush around getting things done here. Letters to both schools explaining the situation, called their doctor to get the prescriptions written up. FIL is going to have to pick them up with his ID card to prove he's who I sent. It's a legal requirement.

FIL has had to call the village chemist at home to get them to order the prescriptions online to make sure the meds are here before lunchtime today. Nearly all chemists close on Wednesday afternoons. The kids needs their afternoon meds too....friggin'heck! I never mess up this bad.
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Morning mamas. I am totally grumpy and not fun to be around. I have double-dosed my meds to see if it helps. I had to do this once before the day before Ginger's bday, so I'm not worried about a bad reaction but I am going to a potluck brunch, so it will be fun to see what happens to me.

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For that reason it'd have to be one of the adults and not one of the kids in our house. The battle and the Lording it over the others isn't worth it for who get's to poop first on a new loo seat.
I am so glad you can validate the insanity that is my life. You say something like that out loud to another person who does not have multiple children and they look at you like you have three heads.

I will look into the jackets. A lot of the joggers/bikers here wear those. But they will need flashlights too just to be able to see to get there, so I am also going to see what I can find of the blinking variety. Probably put them in the stocking as a present, LOL.

Jess, I am the same weight (more or less) since right before Ian, but it has redistributed differently so a lot of my clothes don't fit the same. I still have two pairs of maternity pants I use under long shirts/sweaters even though the waist goes up to my boobs What you might look for is some dressier looking yoga pants or sweatpants/knit pants that don't look like yoga/sweatpants. Since you will be outside most of the time, you can probably pull it off. The first year of one job I had years ago that required I wore khakis, I went out and bought 4 pair of khaki chino jeans instead, since I wore a full apron over it, and no one ever knew the difference and I didn't have to iron or dryclean them.
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I called the Hort and someone is going over to talk to the school to explain (I have no idea what MIL wrote in her note but it was likely very short and wont explain properly) that it's better to just write today off as a sick day and anything the girls do manage to do while sick is a bonus.

I called Derry's school but got the answer machine.
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In other news I've just ordered this with the intention of hitting Derry's thumbsucking habit HARD this Christmas break!
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Morning everyone
Kids are off to school, I need to get moving. I washed a bunch of dressy pants in the hopes that some would fit me well enough to see me through today. I think one of them is ok. But I really haven't dressed up much since Lydia was born, and in the last year I have gained a LOT of weight maybe this job will help me lose some? IDK. If I could lose 10-15 lbs I would be happy, I think that is reasonable.
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I called in sick today as Sadie is miserable and needs to see a dr. I'm thinking ear infection as she hurts right below her ears just like her last ear infection, but her cough gets pretty bad too - especially when she cries. I have to go in and get stuff ready. But my first class isn't until 8:50 today so I have time to shower. It's one of my usual subs - no musical training to speak of, but familiar enough that she'll be fine.
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