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I saw your fb pics of the pool. It made me jealous!!

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Yeah, that's why I'm glad it's SOMEONE ELSE'S pool Biggrin

Mostly I want to see Brave and Moonrise Kingdom. But there were a lot of recent previews that looked good too!

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Urgh is it Saturday yet.

Asked hubby about watching Ronin tonight so i could go out and that he would need to put him to bed etc, answer was a flat out no, so i guess it's stay at home watching once upon a time like i usually do.

I want to see Brave as well, i'll have to wait for dvd though because the nearest cinema is only showing it in 3d which is no good for Ronin

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Molly - glad DH is home and doing better!

Leigh - my kids are up between 4am and 6am every day of the week and barely nap for 2 hours. What gives?!

Wendy - I'm thinking you just need to TELL DH to do it. Period. No asking anymore! Then again, none of my business! But seriously, you need a break lady - you work plus take care of Ronin 24/7 it seems like.

I want a family member with a pool!!! That sounds heavenly!
I also want to see Brave. What's Moonrise Kingdom?

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Haven't read a darn thing today, just wanted to let y'all know I survived my long drive back to NC! Aiden was excellent for a toddler other than the major meltdown in the middle of McDonald's for lunch. Kid refused to eat at any of our stops, but otherwise was happy 95% of the time. Took me 13.5 hours to get back. Not bad.

Oh and I weighted Aiden tonight on our home scale - 25.6 lbs! Sometime in the last couple of months he's put on 1.5 lbs. Good grief he needs to stop growing!

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"ange84" wrote:

Asked hubby about watching Ronin tonight so i could go out and that he would need to put him to bed etc, answer was a flat out no, so i guess it's stay at home watching once upon a time like i usually do.

Was he able to give you a good reason why he couldn't? If not, then his answer is ridiculous. Don't give him the option to say no. Say "I'm going out tonight. You'll need to put Ronin to bed. It will give you a chance to spend some fun time together. See you later!"

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We saw Brave - it was really good! We took DD1 and debated about taking Lainey but she was fine. It is a small theater in a small town though.

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"alwayssmile" wrote:

Haven't read a darn thing today, just wanted to let y'all know I survived my long drive back to NC! Aiden was excellent for a toddler other than the major meltdown in the middle of McDonald's for lunch. Kid refused to eat at any of our stops, but otherwise was happy 95% of the time. Took me 13.5 hours to get back. Not bad.

Oh and I weighted Aiden tonight on our home scale - 25.6 lbs! Sometime in the last couple of months he's put on 1.5 lbs. Good grief he needs to stop growing!

Glad you made it back! Sounds like he's a healthy growing boy!

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I need a family member with a pool! Someone else to take care of it, and I can just come over whenever I want and enjoy it. Sounds perfect!

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Going out turned out to be not valid anyway, i was the spare for th and they didn't need me anyway. So staying home cuddling up inside where it's warm is todays order of business. Hubby just tells me he can't do bedtime, he doesn't know how.

Glad you got home safe Jackie. Rest up

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I made my DH learn how to do bedtime. It's not fair that you can never get out. Teach him how the next night he's home for it!

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Haha that would require him getting off his xomputer. I had to give up all my hobbies because of hubby's job as his roster changes all the time so i can never be certain he would even be off for me to regularly go to anything. I also pretty much have no good friends here, i have some workmates and ex workmates but no one i am super close with to go anywhere with, i mean some of us will have playdates with the kids, but i don't feel i fit in fully. I have handed Ronin over though because he went to sleep and as i put him down i sneezed and he woke up screaming so he is watching Daddy play computer games and i am watching tv in peace.

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Hubby just tells me he can't do bedtime, he doesn't know how.

It's time he learns, then. He's going to have to be able to do bedtime stuff when number 2 comes along, so he might as well start now.

My DH told me once that he is grateful that he does diapers/bath/bedtime stuff, etc. He says it gives him a bond with our kids that they wouldn't have otherwise, and actually makes him feel closer to them. I'm not making that up, either.

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Wendy, I'd really be working on DH to get more involved in everything with him. If you all have another baby there is no way physically or mentally you can handle doing it all by yourself. I know my DH can be a butt sometimes about helping out but you've got to try. You just sound so wore out.

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Want a way to annoy your co-workers? Clip your fingernails. Every.Other.Day. And just let them fly.

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Want a way to annoy your co-workers? Clip your fingernails. Every.Other.Day. And just let them fly.

ewww

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That's pretty gross, Molly.

Wendy, sorry you are not getting any help. It sounds like a pretty sucky situation.

Jackie, glad you made it home safely with your growing boy. That kitchen picture you posted on fb is great. It looks awesome!

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Oh yeah Jackie- I meant to comment back to you too: Glad you all made it home safe. I'm sure it feels good to be home. And I also saw the pic on FB looks like it's a big hit already!

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Jackie--glad you made it home safe and relatively drama-free! I bet you are all thrilled to be back in your own space...hopefully Aiden gets back on his usual schedule and you don't have to deal with toddler travel again for a long time!

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Going out turned out to be not valid anyway, i was the spare for th and they didn't need me anyway. So staying home cuddling up inside where it's warm is todays order of business. Hubby just tells me he can't do bedtime, he doesn't know how.

Um, I don't mean to pile on here, but that's the worst excuse I've ever heard. Try learning? Even if he has an unpredictable schedule, it's still something that he (and Ronin) should get used to being ABLE to do so you're not totally trapped--and it's SO good for their relationship, too. Until recently, Adair was pretty mean to DH most of the time, but now that he's watching her on Mondays and is around all afternoon for the summer, they're becoming inseparable. Quality parenting time is good for everyone--you get a break, Ronin and DH get to bond, everyone wins. Glad you got to relax in peace, but still! I hope you can get him to pitch in more willingly before you're dealing with two!

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Want a way to annoy your co-workers? Clip your fingernails. Every.Other.Day. And just let them fly.

GROSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Seriously??? We live in a society, people!

So BFF and her husband and kitty arrived safely last night, and we went for a swim and out to dinner to welcome them. They're pretty stressed out with (1) a landlord that hasn't returned the lease or told them when they can move in (they're staying at my SFIL's in the meantime--the place with the pool), (2) don't know when the moving truck is showing up (somewhere between the 3rd and the 10th...helpful!) and (3) a baby on the way. I am trying to be helpful without being obnoxious but I think they just need to get settled in so they can focus on grad school and baby and be through with the crappy stressful moving part! Sigh.

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WHY is my mother the most annoying person on the planet?!? WHY? WHY???? sorry. end rant.

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So BFF and her husband and kitty arrived safely last night, and we went for a swim and out to dinner to welcome them. They're pretty stressed out with (1) a landlord that hasn't returned the lease or told them when they can move in (they're staying at my SFIL's in the meantime--the place with the pool), (2) don't know when the moving truck is showing up (somewhere between the 3rd and the 10th...helpful!) and (3) a baby on the way. I am trying to be helpful without being obnoxious but I think they just need to get settled in so they can focus on grad school and baby and be through with the crappy stressful moving part! Sigh.

Between the 3rd and 10th?? What a huge window!! That sounds like a completely stressful situation.

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WHY is my mother the most annoying person on the planet?!? WHY? WHY???? sorry. end rant.

Sorry. Vent away if you feel like it.

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I know, right? Combined with not knowing when they'll even have access to the new house...yikes. At least we were able to set them up with a free place to stay as long as they need to (SFIL's guest house was not being used anyway) but I think everyone will be much happier when they are settled.

My mom is making Adair's birthday all about her. I'm seriously having such a hard time not completely freaking out on her. I love that Adair has such a good relationship with her grandma, but for all other reasons I wish she would mooooooooooooooove. OMG. We seriously need to not live in the same town. I can't take it.

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Oh man, I hate that for you. It's not like it's completely stress free planning a birthday party. You don't need that added in too.

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Thank you! I feel like I must be crazy sometimes, but really...she makes EVERYTHING all about her but is such a raw nerve that you can't be straight and honest with her about it or she just melts down. I HATE IT SO MUCH. I did get a little bit honest on this one--she hasn't emailed me back yet. Her last email was "Whatever." SERIOUSLY. Are we TWELVE?????? :banghead:

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Whatever....really? That would be awful to have to walk on eggshells to avoid nuclear meltdown. So, is there any hope that one day she might not live so close?

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Well whenever she gets mad and is trying to guilt me, she throws around a lot of "We probably won't be living here forever..." so I guess there's hope. I'll believe it when I see it.

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Wendy, read this over and over again to your DH:

"BuckeyeK" wrote:

It's time he learns, then. He's going to have to be able to do bedtime stuff when number 2 comes along, so he might as well start now.

My DH told me once that he is grateful that he does diapers/bath/bedtime stuff, etc. He says it gives him a bond with our kids that they wouldn't have otherwise, and actually makes him feel closer to them. I'm not making that up, either.

This is exactly how my DH is too, and that's how it should be. My DH works all day and so he's only home for about 3 of Rowan's waking hours, and he wants to make the most of his time. How is your DH going to handle it when you have multiple kids? He can't keep dumping everything on you. He wants to make them, he has to take care of them.

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Leigh- You're making me so excited to meet your Mom! Sounds like you guys need some distance. 3000 miles is a good distance. Speaking of birthday parties. Should I plan to bring something?

Wendy- You SERIOUSLY need to put your foot down. Your DH is full of nothing but lame excuses. I watched an episode of 16 & Pregnant (on a dare!) and the 16 year old BF reminded me a lot of your DH. Does he not understand that having kids isn't all fun and games. That they actually require work? Of course he doesn't know how to take care of him because he's never tried! Does he think that you knew exactly what you were doing the second you laid eyes on Ronin? He's going to have to figure it out and he's going to find that he's going to have to do things differently. When my DH first took over night time duty I was terribly annoyed that he wasn't listening to me when I told him how to do things. Once I calmed down and took a step back to let him figure it out, they worked out a system that works for them. You all need DH to kick in some parenting effort. I say you sabotage his computer games until he steps up.

I'm hiding in the bedroom because a guy came by to service DH with his traffic ticket. DH is convinced that if we just avoid the guy for another week he'll be free and clear. Uh huh. DH has also admitted that he's fully in the wrong and needs to be much more conscious about running red lights. The man is 33 years old and didn't know how to come to a proper stop when making a right on red!

I spent yesterday running around town collecting our supplies for our upcoming trip. I got a lantern (woooohoooo!), stainless steel wine glasses (woooooooooohooooooo!), a collapsible dish washing sink, and another car toy for Teagan. I forgot to hide it right away when I got home and she saw it and flipped out in excitement. I think it'll do nicely as a distraction toy. We're planning to do most of the driving during nap time so I don't think it'll be that bad. The first 3 legs are 4-5 hours so we'll just have 1-2 hours of distraction time to deal with.

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Leigh- You're making me so excited to meet your Mom! Sounds like you guys need some distance. 3000 miles is a good distance. Speaking of birthday parties. Should I plan to bring something?

Well if you met her you'd just think she was sweet and kind of a hippy, but she's not invited to the party on Friday--that's what's causing the drama; I was going to have a separate party for friends and for family (to appease her constantly demanding to be included in plans with DH's family :roll:), but now plans don't work for the family one to happen this weekend so she's trying to insist that she is just going to show up on Friday whether I like it or not, which...ARGH. Why would you act that way!? Why can't we just do it another time? The child is two! She doesn't know or care...if her grandmother gives her a present and a birthday hug on the day before her birthday...awesome. A present and a hug! Why she is INSISTING that she MUST see her on Friday even at the price of making me completely stressed out and miserable...I don't know.

The main problem is that she is super unhealthily emotionally dependent on me and I just can't take it. The more I give her, the worse it gets, too.

I don't know what to tell you about bringing something, because I've been way too busy with other stuff to even think about this party. I've set aside tomorrow to plan and implement, since I have the day off, so I'll let you know after that? I don't really think you need to unless you want to, though. We'll have some kind of signature drink and some food and a cake. Should be simple, laid back and fun.

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I'm hiding in the bedroom because a guy came by to service DH with his traffic ticket. DH is convinced that if we just avoid the guy for another week he'll be free and clear. Uh huh. DH has also admitted that he's fully in the wrong and needs to be much more conscious about running red lights. The man is 33 years old and didn't know how to come to a proper stop when making a right on red!

If they bothered once, I'm pretty sure they'll just keep coming...good luck with that!

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I spent yesterday running around town collecting our supplies for our upcoming trip. I got a lantern (woooohoooo!), stainless steel wine glasses (woooooooooohooooooo!), a collapsible dish washing sink, and another car toy for Teagan. I forgot to hide it right away when I got home and she saw it and flipped out in excitement. I think it'll do nicely as a distraction toy. We're planning to do most of the driving during nap time so I don't think it'll be that bad. The first 3 legs are 4-5 hours so we'll just have 1-2 hours of distraction time to deal with.

Nice! It's going to be great.

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Well if you need anything, I'll gladly help. I'm having a terrible time getting any work done between not having daycare tomorrow, dealing with getting the A/C fixed, and just plain being excited about leaving on Saturday. Its like, why bother? Give me a task and I'll implement. I need to hit up BevMo for some camping wine. Give me a list and I'll get what you need while I'm there. I have a bunch of plastic utensils, plates, cups, and napkins left over from T's party.

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Leigh - the situation with your mom sounds awful! Just tell her to come another day and it will be more special because she's the ONLY one bringing the present then? Would that work?

Erin - sounds like your camping trip will be fun! Yeah, your DH is not getting out of that one! They can actually suspend his license for unpaid parking tickets.

Wendy - My DH enjoys bedtime routine - we actually do it as a family reading books together and DH does bath by himself now so I can clean the kitchen up. When I'm out he follows mostly the same routine. He changes diapers differently than I do but I don't care because I get a break sometimes! They do have to learn their own routine. Just give him some guidelines (I told DH no TV otherwise you can do bedtime as you like) and let them figure it out. Mine asked for a lot of advice, but then figured it out.

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Thanks, ladies. Erin, I'll let you know once I've had a chance to even think about it!

I've floated the idea of bringing her over to my mom's on Thursday afternoon. We'll see how that goes.

Mel, that's a good point about suspending his license...I don't know if it applies to an unserved ticket or not, but they must have SOME recourse...you probably don't want to head out on a road trip with a flag on his record or a suspension and get your car impounded in the middle of New Mexico.

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Stainless steel wine glasses? Now that has my attention. I'm classy though, I use solo cups for mine when camping.

Leigh, I hear you on the Mom thing. I'm sorry she's being such a pain right now. Birthdays are supposed to be fun and laid back. I hope it gets better.

So someone must have missed some spots or something this morning because she is cutting her nails yet again. Twice in one day? Are you kidding? I think it's time to go take my "smoke" break.

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It was a ticket from a red light camera. A ticket that's sent in the mail isn't legally enforceable but most people just pay them. To force him to pay it, DH (or another adult in the house) has to be served. So long as no one hands us the ticket before the statute of limitations (which passes while we're on vacation), he's in the clear. The city has one more shot to serve him though. They can petition the court to be able to leave the ticket on our door. But that will make them spend money. If they do that, DH will have to pay up or face the consequences.

I'm rather disappointed in our swim lessons. DH took Teagan this morning and the teacher didn't show up. He asked another teacher and was informed that T's teacher had been fired. It doesn't surprise me. She was always complaining about being hung over and never really did anything. It didn't bother me before because at least we got into the pool. But without a teacher, we can't get into the therapy pool area and the main pool is off limits due to a water aerobics class. I just left a message for the director of their swim program.

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"TiggersMommy" wrote:

It was a ticket from a red light camera. A ticket that's sent in the mail isn't legally enforceable but most people just pay them. To force him to pay it, DH (or another adult in the house) has to be served. So long as no one hands us the ticket before the statute of limitations (which passes while we're on vacation), he's in the clear. The city has one more shot to serve him though. They can petition the court to be able to leave the ticket on our door. But that will make them spend money. If they do that, DH will have to pay up or face the consequences.

Hm. I knew that about the serving (we made them serve DH's red light camera ticket too) but I never heard that about the statute of limitations. I agree with you that they are unlikely to spend money, so if that's true then maybe he WILL get out of it. You'll have to let us know how that goes! I hate cameras.

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I'm rather disappointed in our swim lessons. DH took Teagan this morning and the teacher didn't show up. He asked another teacher and was informed that T's teacher had been fired. It doesn't surprise me. She was always complaining about being hung over and never really did anything. It didn't bother me before because at least we got into the pool. But without a teacher, we can't get into the therapy pool area and the main pool is off limits due to a water aerobics class. I just left a message for the director of their swim program.

Lame! Firing is one thing, but no replacement or notice? Glad you're complaining...you should definitely not have to pay for that.

I really, REALLY need to go get Adair some new floatie muscles. Like, today. She was repeatedly jumping off the top step into the pool yesterday, going all the way under, which is great but also means she has NO FEAR left in the pool. But the floaties we have have a huge puncture so only one of them really works and she kept sinking while just paddling around. Yikes.

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Erin- That sucks. I hope they refund you some $$ or make up for it somehow.

Leigh- We got Madison the puddle jumpers. LOVE them. If you haven't- look into them 30-50lbs.

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Molly - Yeah, that's what Teagan has and Addy tried it once. Those are great! I almost feel like she doesn't really need the chest part anymore, though--she's doing so well and I don't want to hamper her swimming (arm movement)...I do want foam floaties if I can find them, though. No more punctures, and it seems like the fabric would go on a lot easier than trying to slide that awful rubbery plastic over her little arms.

Hm. They do apparently have a purple one with a giraffe on it, though. She'd FLIP OUT with happiness.

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Even though it has that chest part it's just a nice bit of extra support. And I love that they go easy on the arms.
If you got that one- our girls would match!! Smile

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Aw, cute! Yeah, she is obsessed with purple and giraffes, so she would LOVE that. I might need to just go with what's in stock, though, unless I can find it for magically fast cheap shipping.

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Want a way to annoy your co-workers? Clip your fingernails. Every.Other.Day. And just let them fly.

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Jackie--glad you made it home safe and relatively drama-free! I bet you are all thrilled to be back in your own space...hopefully Aiden gets back on his usual schedule and you don't have to deal with toddler travel again for a long time!

So BFF and her husband and kitty arrived safely last night, and we went for a swim and out to dinner to welcome them. They're pretty stressed out with (1) a landlord that hasn't returned the lease or told them when they can move in (they're staying at my SFIL's in the meantime--the place with the pool), (2) don't know when the moving truck is showing up (somewhere between the 3rd and the 10th...helpful!) and (3) a baby on the way. I am trying to be helpful without being obnoxious but I think they just need to get settled in so they can focus on grad school and baby and be through with the crappy stressful moving part! Sigh.

Zero plans of going anywhere that involves home till DH can take leave and we can go as a family! A toddler and a baby with just me sounds like a disaster. I'd do it if I HAD to, but I don't foresee any HAVE TO reasons!

And that sounds almost as fun as a military move! Hope they get answers soon.

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It was a ticket from a red light camera. A ticket that's sent in the mail isn't legally enforceable but most people just pay them. To force him to pay it, DH (or another adult in the house) has to be served. So long as no one hands us the ticket before the statute of limitations (which passes while we're on vacation), he's in the clear. The city has one more shot to serve him though. They can petition the court to be able to leave the ticket on our door. But that will make them spend money. If they do that, DH will have to pay up or face the consequences.

I'm rather disappointed in our swim lessons. DH took Teagan this morning and the teacher didn't show up. He asked another teacher and was informed that T's teacher had been fired. It doesn't surprise me. She was always complaining about being hung over and never really did anything. It didn't bother me before because at least we got into the pool. But without a teacher, we can't get into the therapy pool area and the main pool is off limits due to a water aerobics class. I just left a message for the director of their swim program.

Learn something new everyday! Does this mean I shouldn't stress running red lights back home when visiting (not that I try but my parents' town toes the line for "running")?! Lol They wouldn't even come in my name.

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Molly - Yeah, that's what Teagan has and Addy tried it once. Those are great! I almost feel like she doesn't really need the chest part anymore, though--she's doing so well and I don't want to hamper her swimming (arm movement)...I do want foam floaties if I can find them, though. No more punctures, and it seems like the fabric would go on a lot easier than trying to slide that awful rubbery plastic over her little arms.

Hm. They do apparently have a purple one with a giraffe on it, though. She'd FLIP OUT with happiness.

The foam things I could find this past week were WAAAAAY too big for DS. But my sister's old arm floaties? Totally worked. If we have pool access next summer I'll only have DS wear floaties till he can swim (would have to be someplace other than the base because they only allow coast guard devices, so life jackets basically only). DH and I were both swimmers by the end of the summer of that age since we had regular pool access. I'm sure Aiden would be dog padding well at min if he had regular pool access here he progressed so much in just one week of being in a pool.

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Leigh- We got ours at Walmart, and I think Target actually has them on sale this week.

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Cutting nails twice in one day?? Either a spot was missed or she has some kind of speedy nail grow condition.

Erin, with any luck, you guys can missed being served and not have to pay the ticket. I would be upset about the swim lessons too. They should have contacted you in some way to let you know. I like the sound of your stainless steel wine glasses, I didn't know they had those.

Molly, I have a solo cup that has been mounted onto a "fancy candlestick looking contraption." That is the definition of classy.

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Classy is drinking wine out of peanuts gang christmas glasses....in feb. :mrgreen:

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hahaha!!! That is classy, Jackie!!

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I thought we didn't drink wine out of glasses - straight from the bottle only! LOL j/k

Very interesting about the red light ticket. We don't have any of those that I know of in my area, so never heard of that.

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Stacy, that's how I drank wine this past winter. ROFL

Now I drink sparkling juice out of wine glasses. Ha!

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Pick your battles. Wink
http://thebloggess.com/2011/06/and-thats-why-you-should-learn-to-pick-your-battles/

OMG! Hilarious! I need to do something crazy like that to my DH!

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"redneckgirl82884" wrote:

Leigh- We got ours at Walmart, and I think Target actually has them on sale this week.

Argh, not around here. Not sold in stores Sad Don't they think kids in Tucson need flotation??? Still looking...

"stacymh" wrote:

Molly, I have a solo cup that has been mounted onto a "fancy candlestick looking contraption." That is the definition of classy.

I love that idea! I also saw Ball jars mounted on stems (including lids) that were being marketed as "redneck wine glasses" and my immediate thought was: "I NEED THOSE!!!!!!!!!" Although stainless steel is also a great idea. Especially for drinking in the pool!

"alwayssmile" wrote:

Learn something new everyday! Does this mean I shouldn't stress running red lights back home when visiting (not that I try but my parents' town toes the line for "running")?! Lol They wouldn't even come in my name.

Nope! They can't actually force you to identify someone else in a photo ticket, so if the car is not in your name you can run red lights with abandon (as long as whoever the car IS registered to won't sell you out!) They also can't force you to self-incriminate, so if they can't tell for sure it's you (for example, if you're wearing a motorcycle helmet or Halloween mask) they'll send you a "phishing" ticket with no court date information on it. If you sign it and send it back, congratulations, you just wrote yourself a speeding ticket. Otherwise they can't do ANYTHING about it.

Not that I'm condoning unsafe driving. But....life happens. Good to know your rights.

And that link about the chicken was awesome ROFL

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"redneckgirl82884" wrote:

Stainless steel wine glasses? Now that has my attention. I'm classy though, I use solo cups for mine when camping.

I saw them at REI and immediately bought them. We've always chugged right from the bottle while camping. Now we'll be so classy!

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I thought we didn't drink wine out of glasses - straight from the bottle only! LOL j/k

I think its right from the BOX.

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Argh, not around here. Not sold in stores Sad Don't they think kids in Tucson need flotation??? Still looking...

The Target on this side of town had them! That's where I got T's. We had a choice between a crab or princesses. Crab won.

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