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Old 01-14-2013, 09:46 AM   #11
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Jen I just realized MH is about 5. 5yo girls are the stuff nightmares are made of. They go from being usually jovially go with the flow to being school aged and aware of the differences in behavior between themselves and other less stuctured kids. Add in a healthy dose of hormones and you are in for a treat!

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Old 01-14-2013, 10:07 AM   #12
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oh gee thanks Jess
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:59 AM   #13
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changed my afternoon classes so I am going home at 1. give me time to nap before my meeting at 3:30
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:25 AM   #14
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At school. Things were quiet this morning, so that is good.

I have to say that I am getting a bit tired of MH's dramatics in the AM. I told her a pedicure is off the agenda until she earns it back by showing me that she can behave as a 5 year old. It is getting RIDICULOUS. Every morning she finds something to melt down and cry about. No matter how prepared I ma she messes up some part of the morning, gets in trouble, and has a melt down...cycle needs to end.
It's great isnt it.

It really doesn't matter how well you plan it...something is going to be the trigger for a meltdown. It's baffling!

I know sticker/smiley charts are a PITA to keep up with but maybe she'd be too busy doing it to have a meltdown?


One for putting PJs away.
One for getting dressed.
One for putting her bowl in the sink (or DW) and wiping up any mess on the table.
One for brushing her teeth.
One for getting shoes and coat on...or being good while someone helps her.
One for going to school nicely...not temper-tantrums.


I know that's a lot of smileys but might it help?

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Janine. Good work!

I am fading fast and may have Jerry pick me up after 1:00 go home and nap before my meeting.
I hope you get time for a nap. I'm going down fast here too. So tired!
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Old 01-14-2013, 11:29 AM   #15
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Heiner picked up the meds from the chemist and I've filled my weekly box. I've been neglecting my pain meds and I've decided that's just not good. So I have more pills to take but hopefully if I'm not in as much pain I'll be able to sleep.

He is going to get the last of my meds that I'm missing tomorrow after work. He's closer and it's easier for him to go after work (also they are only open from 2-4pm). I dont know where it is and I hate going somewhere alone that I've never been before.
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Let me think about how that would work at home Janine. We have such a tight schedule in the AM but maybe I can get that to work
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Ugh. I feel like I am getting the flu. Standing outside for an hour right at 0 degrees was no picnic either. I am going to cuddle down and do nothing for awhile.
BUT I ordered a basket today for the first time in 7 months My dad is going to bring it up on Sunday
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Sorry Jess, hope it is just a cold and not the flu...that sucker has been awful in MN this year. I have 8 relatives that got it and 2 were hospitalized.
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Jen, this might be a cool program for your school! http://www.americangirl.com/play/gir...mpaign=january
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Let me think about how that would work at home Janine. We have such a tight schedule in the AM but maybe I can get that to work
Would a note pad and pencil on a cord for her to wear help? Or is she still too young for that?

Or maybe a note pad you keep in the car for her to fill out on the way to school. You could remind her of how many similes she's going to add to her notepad while she gets ready.
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