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Old 08-03-2012, 04:00 PM   #1
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Who can't wait for school to start back?

ME!!!! (i know many here homeschool, but that's not for me. I'd also appreciate no flames just b/c I enjoy a little break from my kids)

anywho...DD and DS are driving me CRAZY!!!! They are 4.5 and 6 (we also have a 2yo and 2m old)...they are picking at each other all.day.long. For the most part it's friendly, but towards the end of the day it just escalates to running around tackling each other and screaming/squealing...what do i do?! Time out doesn't work, taking time before bedtime doesn't work, reward chart no go....I'm at a loss...and i need a break and they need a break from each other...suggestions welcome. Sometimes i do put on a movie & popcorn for them in the afternoon and they have quiet time. We have plenty of books and they do arts/crafts for the most part when they ask if it's not super messy

We do try to get out of the house each day...running errands or a quick park playdate but it's very hot.I know part of the problem is they are bored, but I'm not about to entertain them all day either...I really just cannot, while taking care of the newb, preparing meals, cleaning, etc.

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Old 08-03-2012, 04:05 PM   #2
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Old 08-03-2012, 04:05 PM   #3
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Re: Who can't wait for school to start back?

OMG, ME!!!!

And I only have one teen! I love my teen daughter, but I am not afraid to admit it, there are just times that I don't really like her much. She's not even a bad kid, it's not like she's high all the time or I am constantly picking her up from the police station or anything, she's just EXTREMELY stressful to deal with at times, and it's really nice to not have to deal with her for a reliable period of time.
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part of me is excited, but a bigger part of me is SCARED! my son is starting full day kindy this year, and i wanna puke
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Old 08-03-2012, 05:26 PM   #5
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MEEEEE!!!! OMG DD (5) and DS (3) are at each others throats! I can't wait for school. DS goes to developmental preschool 5 days a week from 8:30-12:30, and DD will be in full day kindy this year. School can't come soon enough! The district I teach in started today. The district my kids go to will start Aug. 15.
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Add me to the club!!! I'll have all 3 older kids in school all day his year! Just the 2yo and me! Nap time here I come!
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Oh I am so glad to hear there are others dealin with the same!

I am really looking forward to some time with just my littles. Sometimes I feel like they don't get as much of me bc the bigs are always around. Looking forward to doing little playdates and adventures
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Old 08-04-2012, 02:29 AM   #10
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There are little ones, but they are sucky and overcrowded...and my 2yo is a runner with no fear. It's just not feasible to take them places like that alone (DH works 6am-6pm m-f and is away for right now)
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