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How much outside time do you think is important for your kiddos to have? In the summer time, I worry about O not getting outside enough. I feel really guilty if he doesn't get at least a couple of hours a day outside or if I skip a day.

It's his golden birthday

My oldest son is going to be 3 on Aug 3rd, so I really want to do something to make it special. We had planned on taking the boys to disney in sept to miss the crowds, but I'm having a baby that month, so we had to put those plans off until next year. So I'm wondering if any of you know of any great clowns, or rental places in Lansing? Or maybe just some good ideas to make his golden birthday special. I'm on bedrest right now, so I'm thinking we'll probably have to bring in some entertainment. Or, I've got plenty of time on my hands, any creative idea of things for me to make while I'm sitting 24/7? Thanks!

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It's been forever...

Firstly, the zoo. I promised pics. I'd like to appologize before posting as I think my camera is on it's way out and I need a new one. I can't seem to get it to focus properly and the delay makes it very hard to get good pictures of toddlers running around...

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Pediatric Emergency Rooms *Should* Serve Alchohol...

I'm c&p'ing this from my personal journal.
For ease of referrence:
Nichole: An IRL friend that was stayig with us for a week
Nola and Katie: My roommate's mother and HER roommate
Tony: My husband


My mother once told me that you never really feel pain until you are experiencing it through one of your children. She was so right.

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Oy. I seriously coulda used a drink. Momma's don't get novacain for their hearts, lol.
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poll for anyone still out there!

does your toddler sleep all night in their own bed?

yes
13(35.1%)
no
11(29.7%)
most of the time
13(35.1%)

my toddler...

puts him/herself to sleep, I just say goodnight
16(43.2%)
needs me to stay in the room but will go to sleep on their own
3(8.1%)
needs help to get to sleep eg. patting/cuddles etc
10(27.0%)
needs another source to help them to sleep eg. pacifier/special blanket etc
3(8.1%)
other (please comment)
5(13.5%)

do they still have a daytime nap?

always
9(24.3%)
mostly
14(37.8%)
sometimes
8(21.6%)
every now and then
4(10.8%)
never
2(5.4%)

where do they mostly sleep?

in bed with me
7(18.9%)
in their own bed in my room
5(13.5%)
in their own bed in their own room
21(56.8%)
in their own bed in a room with a sibling or someone else
1(2.7%)
other (please comment)
3(8.1%)

about how many hours a night do they sleep?

less than 8
2(5.4%)
8 or 9
14(37.8%)
10 or 11
16(43.2%)
12
4(10.8%)
more than 12
1(2.7%)

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Oh man.

So last week, my sister and I went on a girls-only vacation to Vegas. She left her two girls with our cousin and since my hubby would be working nights and, essentially, sitter-less, we left Arianna with his parents for a week. (They live three hours away, so it was easier to do a whole week than just three days here or there.)

Since Ari came home on Saturday, we have been dealing with the "I was spoiled for a week by Grandma and Grandpa" tantrums.

We'd gotten back to a reasonable bedtime schedule. She might scream for about ten minutes, but then she'd crawl into bed and go to sleep. Now, we're back to the full on freak out.

*sanity, please?*

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Question.

Does anyone have a good idea of how to get permanent marker off of a white wall? I already tried Goo Gone, but it didn't work for the marker - got the crayon off really well, but it just faded the marker and didn't take it completely away.

I've also got permanent marker on the fridge and an end table, the end table has a light finish that I don't want to destroy. Any ideas?

And yes, what the fudge was my husband thinking, leaving a black Sharpie lying around a 2-year old?!