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    Quote Originally Posted by ClairesMommy View Post
    Margaret, how's he doing today? You must be tired. Last year Ben jumped off a dining room chair head first into the corner of a wall. His forehead was split open, but thankfully DH was home so I drove and he held the towel on Ben's head. Yeah, driving by myself with no help would be a nightmare. Like, what do you do? Ask a neighbour to come along? Call hubby to come home first? 3 years ago I cut myself pretty bad and needed stitches, so I had to leave my kids with the neighbour and Ben was still a baby. I felt so guilty just dumping them on the neighbour to drive myself to the urgent care!
    I worry about that too. Used to be our next door neighbours the mom was a SAHM that homeschooled her teenagers and if I needed an emergency babysitter I could go to them. Now her kids are grown and gone and she has gone back to work. During the day all of my neighbours are gone to work except one who I just met and she is also gone much of the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClairesMommy View Post
    Margaret, how's he doing today? You must be tired. Last year Ben jumped off a dining room chair head first into the corner of a wall. His forehead was split open, but thankfully DH was home so I drove and he held the towel on Ben's head. Yeah, driving by myself with no help would be a nightmare. Like, what do you do? Ask a neighbour to come along? Call hubby to come home first? 3 years ago I cut myself pretty bad and needed stitches, so I had to leave my kids with the neighbour and Ben was still a baby. I felt so guilty just dumping them on the neighbour to drive myself to the urgent care!
    He is doing well, he went back to camp today. Everyone was happy to see him. The administrators called this morning to check up on him. I finally had to take a sedative to get any sleep. The "what ifs" clicked in once I tried to go to bed...

    When he was 2 he ran into a corner and split his forehead open. I drove to the hospital, not fun Sean sat with him applying pressure. That was 9 stitches.

    Robbie was home from the NICU 4 days when I had my final gallbladder attack, and we were home alone. I had to call 911 for an ambulance and inform them that I had a newborn with me, called my SIL to meet me at the hospital as I could not get in touch with Sean. The paramedics were terrified of Robbie, he was still around 4.8 lb, I had to put him in his car seat.
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    Jeez, some of us have had our share of scary medical situations with our kids in the past while.

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    Well, I gave it a go with Ben in the bath last night - the whole foreskin issue. It was a no-go. It wouldn't budge, and Ben was saying "Ow, ow, mommy stop!", so I stopped. He is going to get fearful, I think. He will refuse to let us touch him.

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    Someone asked a while back about glasses for a child getting ready to start school. I've been thinking about this, and I think my advice would be to hold off on getting them until you see whether she *needs* them for school or not. If she is mildly far-sighted, then she can probably see the board just fine without glasses, and she can probably read books & papers on her desk just fine. She might need a seat a bit closer or a bit farther from the board, but that should be easily manageable. I would let the teacher know that she might need glasses and see how the first couple of weeks go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spacers View Post
    Someone asked a while back about glasses for a child getting ready to start school. I've been thinking about this, and I think my advice would be to hold off on getting them until you see whether she *needs* them for school or not. If she is mildly far-sighted, then she can probably see the board just fine without glasses, and she can probably read books & papers on her desk just fine. She might need a seat a bit closer or a bit farther from the board, but that should be easily manageable. I would let the teacher know that she might need glasses and see how the first couple of weeks go.
    Here they have all kinder students have eye exams, which are covered under health care and if they need glasses their glasses in kindergarten are free. I did not know the program existed until it was time for Robbie to start school (I got my first glasses in kindergarten) and think it is pretty cool that they give the free glasses (and the frames are nice)
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    I think an eye exam was a standard part of a 4yo physical. The same with a hearing test. This might vary by area and doctor, but that is when my girls were tested. (Alyssa already had glasses by then, but that is when they normally check)

    If the vision is very bad (I forget who exactly we were talking about), sooner is better than later. Alyssa's vision was so poor she was doing damage to her eyes by trying to see. She ended up needing to wear a patch for about a year to strengthen her eyes. This would only be for very bad vision, not just a little bit bad.

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    Anyone have a really great recipe for butternut squash that does not call for 3 cups of brown sugar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    Anyone have a really great recipe for butternut squash that does not call for 3 cups of brown sugar?
    I don't have one, but could you use it the way you use pumpkin in a pumpkin bread or muffins? I have lots of healthy recipes for pumpkiny things.

    Of course my things are all baking, since I don't cook.
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    Quote Originally Posted by freddieflounder101 View Post
    I don't have one, but could you use it the way you use pumpkin in a pumpkin bread or muffins? I have lots of healthy recipes for pumpkiny things.

    Of course my things are all baking, since I don't cook.
    I do not think I have ever cooked from a whole pumpkin either. One of the butternut squash from my garden got damaged so I needed to bring it in and use it. I found some recipes online that look really good, but I thought 3 cups of brown sugar was excessive.

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