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    We pay about $90 per kid for their "fees", but that doesn't include supplies. We don't have to provide stickers, and luckily the 5th grade list is probably the shortest one. For Matt and Thomas they pretty much just need some folders, notebooks, pens/pencils and paper. At least as of now...Thomas will get his class lists tomorrow when he starts his sophomore year.
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    I felt like I spent a lot on Aodhan's (5th grade) school supplies a couple of days ago. He needed a LOT of stuff. There were only one or two things on the list that were for the entire classroom. A box of tissues and a think of hand sanitizer and thats it.

    Nathalie's first grade class, all the school supplies are provided and the teacher has a short list of 'for the classroom' stuff that she asks parents to chip and buy one or two of. We got glue sticks and tissues off of that list.

    Lillian's(3rd) list is pretty short and reasonable. I think there was one or two for the classroom things on it, but not a lot.

    All the lists are very careful about their wording...basically saying "if you can" which would lead me to believe if you couldn't fulfill the entire list, they would help provide you with what you need, and a couple of them said they would welcome extras (likely to help balance out those who can't buy it themselves)

    Emma(7th) needs a friggin graphing calculator this year!! I never needed ones of those until i got to high school. Oh how times change. Her list is going to be very expensive this year, even minus that.
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    Kim, how is Nathalie doing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClairesMommy View Post
    Kim, how is Nathalie doing?
    Its like nothing ever happened. Strangest thing ever. I mean i guess if the original diagnosis was right and it was migraine related it could come back but here's hoping it was just a virus of some sort. However i have never seen a virus act that way.

    How about Ben? Last we heard you woke up to explodopoops.
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    Explodopoops!!!!!

    I hope all the sick kiddies and moms are doing better.

    We are getting ready for Juliet's 6th birthday this Thursday. She has been counting down the days! We won't have her kids' birthday party until September, I think, but she picked a restaurant for dinner on Thursday and it looks like there will be 13 of us. She's very excited. For her treat she asked for heart-shaped peanut butter cookies instead of a cake.

    We got her a design-your-own jewelry/keepsake box, a Sophia The First necklace, and a huge drum!
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    They were just doing a story on our news about West Niles virus, and the symptoms they listed sounded just like what was going on with Nathalie - do you all have any of that around you?
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    I think we could probably have a debate just on school supplies. I am actually choosing not to respond because I dont think this is the place for it

    My boys are thankfully feeling better today, and my parents opted to spend some extra time in Calgary, so they wont be here till this afternoon. I am pretty sure they are hoping to miss the sickness, and I dont blame them one bit! The baby hasnt eaten more than a mouthful of food at a time for the last 2 days, and then suddenly started begging for food at lunch time today. Thank goodness! Nursing just does not fill him up anymore, and he has been up all night wanting to nurse, and then wants me to carry him around all day. Hopefully he will get a good nap and be happy when his grandparents arrive today.
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    I think some of the school supplies that they request go a little overboard. If they request something they should first make sure that it is easily available in the area. Such as this year one of the kids had a white board on their list. It specified that it had to be one without a frame on it. I looked at every store in the area and most of them had white boards somewhat close to the right size but they all had frames. Luckily I was able to go on Amazon and order one online pretty reasonable because I had free shipping, but I'm sure that there were plenty of other parents that weren't able to do that. If I hadn't been able to get one online they would have just had to make due with the closest thing I could find. I routinely substitute some of the things they ask for with a cheaper alternative if available.
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    Kim, Ben's just fine now, thanks. I'm so happy to hear that Nathalie is doing much better, but how strange. I guess though that viruses are sometimes mysterious.

    We're just waiting on the urology referral for Ben. One thing that didn't occur to me about the pee accidents is preschool. Ugh. He starts in a couple weeks and all the kids HAVE to be potty trained. He is potty trained, but needs to wear a pull up to catch the leaks. I hope his teacher understands. He never has to be changed as one pull up is plenty for the day (unless he has a major accident in which case he'd need a change). Man, I hope we get this problem resolved soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ftmom View Post
    I think we could probably have a debate just on school supplies. I am actually choosing not to respond because I dont think this is the place for it
    I think we've done that debate before. I'm pretty sure it was me & EthanWinfield against the world.

    Quote Originally Posted by ClairesMommy View Post
    We're just waiting on the urology referral for Ben. One thing that didn't occur to me about the pee accidents is preschool. Ugh. He starts in a couple weeks and all the kids HAVE to be potty trained. He is potty trained, but needs to wear a pull up to catch the leaks. I hope his teacher understands. He never has to be changed as one pull up is plenty for the day (unless he has a major accident in which case he'd need a change). Man, I hope we get this problem resolved soon.
    I remember hearing somewhere that pee accidents in children can be a result of constipation. The too-full bowels press on the bladder in such a way that the child doesn't recognize that it's full until too late (because they've gotten used to the feeling of pressure) and/or they literally push urine out of the bladder. Even if his poop schedule seems regular, if he's not fully emptying the bowels, over time it creates backup in there. Maybe ask for an ultrasound of the bowels along with the regular urology exam, which I imagine should include an ultrasound of the bladder & kidneys.
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