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damona
post Apr 23 2006, 02:52 PM
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i've been trying to read and keep up, but it's hard to do w/o my own computer, just a cell phone!

the mothers day idea went over like screen doors on a submarine i guess, so maybe we could give it a shot next year? with much more advanced planning? the way it worked on the other board i was on was... all the participents emailed one central person with their name and address and fave colour, hobby, snack, scent... just a few things like that. we didn't put a dollar limit on it, but it was all pretty inexpensive stuff. in my pkg i got a vanilla candle, a purple pen and little diary-type book, a snack baggie of cheez-its, some incense and a handmade card. the pkg i sent (to a different girl) had.... rose scented soap, a pink candle, rose bubble bath, a book, a chocolate bar and a card. and then after we had all got our pkgs, we posted what we got and who it was from (which was secret until then, only the central person knew who was recieving from whom). anyway, it was pretty cool. i love getting stuff in the mail! but like i said, maybe next year...

just real quick here... about the whole add/adhd/meds thing... my oldest son is adhd. i didn't want to put him on meds, and i held out for awhile, but it got to a point where he was just acting up constantly and there was no peaces at home or at school. that was last year. this year, he's doing really good in school, and i don't even give him his pill before schoo now! BUT at home, he's just awful. picking fights with his brothers, doing stuff he knows he's not allowed, dissappearing on me for hours instead of checking in like he's supposed to... i was losing my mind. he would tell me "i can't stop myself, my brain tells me i have to!" which kinda sounded like a cop-out to me, but the kid shrink says that that's a common way for kids to express their emotions. so i tried giving him his pill after school. and now, lie is more peaceful! granted, he's still a wacky kid, but his pills (stratterra) seem to help him slow down just enough to think things through instead of going with impulses.

the stratterra is a non-stimulant drug though. we tried him on adderall and it damn near killed him. i'm not kidding. the dr gave him 20mg pills he only weighed 40 pounds!! he was in hospital for 2 days after that. i was severely pissed. the dr should have started him on a 5mg dose and worked up if needed. i had a war w/ the insurance over getting the stratterra, but i won (HA!) it's $113.45 a month. isn't that awful? his dr (a different one, i refuse to see that other one ever again) says that he should be getting 35mg/day now, instead of 25mg/day, but the insurance won't pay for it. i'm starting that fight now...


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mandolyn
post Aug 7 2006, 08:31 AM
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"... but if you treat her like you like her, want her around and respect her opinions, you won't have as much trouble."

ok, mornington, how the hell do you sum things up so succinctly and perfectly, just like that? that should be the mantra of every parent with a tween/teen! you need to delurk in here more often!

sybarite, my gut feeling is that there's nothing to fret about. stepdaughter sounds like a lovely girl who's got it together, despite the two-family sitch. if anything, it may just be a hormonal/recently uprooted fallout, like you suspect.

as far as the "potentially manipulative" thang, unfortunately that's the M.O. of every adolescent, i fear. danny's pushing every single one of my guilt buttons for a dog right now (i promised, he's accusing me of renegging, long story). i think it's what they have to resort to to make up for their lack of power. as long as you can maybe stay one step ahead, and as long as they're not doing anything evil, sometimes you just have to let them think they've won. "pick your battles" is my constant mantra these days.

k. i'm sure the above makes little to no sense. and someone needs to copy and paste that back to me the next time my kid gets under my nails. which will probably be soon enough. his sweetness-to-snot ratio is rapidly shifting. blink.gif

that said, 7 straight days with my mens made me a little nuts. next family vacation will be much more thought out, planned, discussed, etc ... winging it had it's ups and downs. mostly downs. oh, and next time we bring the laptop. especially since we forgot all the carefully collected & researched travel brochures at home. oy.

williamsburg is very pretty, freckle. the colonial crap isn't worth paying $$$ for during the day, though. we went after hours and strolled the main thoroughfare - danny took some awesome pictures - and had a WONDERFUL meal at the king's arm restaurant (spendy tourist trap, but very much worth it, since that was the extent of our colonial "experience").

busch gardens is hell on earth. luckily we went from 5-9 pm, and NOT during the heat of the day. we also got in with a reduced rate, which made it a tad more palatable. but yeah. if you like amusement parks (tho not that many rides per se, kind of weird) & crowds & shows & expensive trinket stores & crap food & all that jazz, it's neat. not my cuppa. not even sure danny liked it that much. but now at least we can say we did busch gardens. *sarcastic woot*

i can tell you more details via PM (we got a FANTASTIC deal at a very nice motel!) if you'd like.

my next vackay? girlfriends, NO DRIVING, umbrella drinks and cabana boys. who's with me? cool.gif

freckle, where can i get a copy of new moon? might barnes and noble have it? i'd love to give a copy to my niece for her 13th birthday coming up. if anything, just to make her sucking-lemons judgemental conservative mother think i'm trying to turn her into a wiccan or something. hee.

eta: nevermind, freckle. i ordered two issues online. thanks so much for the tip!


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damona   Busty Mom's of not so wee ones   Apr 23 2006, 02:52 PM
voodoo_princess   Busty Mom's of not so wee ones   Apr 23 2006, 04:45 PM
berenguela   Busty Mom's of not so wee ones   Apr 23 2006, 07:51 PM
voodoo_princess   Busty Mom's of not so wee ones   Apr 23 2006, 08:12 PM
voodoo_princess   Busty Mom's of not so wee ones   Apr 28 2006, 06:34 AM
berenguela   Busty Mom's of not so wee ones   Apr 28 2006, 10:52 AM
freckleface2727   Busty Mom's of not so wee ones   Apr 28 2006, 11:28 AM
freckleface2727   Busty Mom's of not so wee ones   Apr 29 2006, 06:32 AM
voodoo_princess   Busty Mom's of not so wee ones   Apr 29 2006, 07:02 AM
freckleface2727   Busty Mom's of not so wee ones   May 22 2006, 02:24 PM
voodoo_princess   Busty Mom's of not so wee ones   May 22 2006, 03:51 PM
freckleface2727   Busty Mom's of not so wee ones   May 25 2006, 05:36 PM
moxiegirl   Busty Mom's of not so wee ones   May 30 2006, 06:40 AM
freckleface2727   Busty Mom's of not so wee ones   Jun 13 2006, 01:00 PM
tyger   Busty Mom's of not so wee ones   Jun 13 2006, 02:55 PM
freckleface2727   Busty Mom's of not so wee ones   Jun 13 2006, 06:57 PM
moxiegirl   Busty Mom's of not so wee ones   Jun 14 2006, 05:35 AM
berenguela   Busty Mom's of not so wee ones   Jun 14 2006, 10:30 AM
pepper   Busty Mom's of not so wee ones   Jun 14 2006, 11:10 AM
freckleface2727   Busty Mom's of not so wee ones   Jun 14 2006, 02:31 PM
pepper   Busty Mom's of not so wee ones   Jun 14 2006, 06:28 PM
berenguela   Busty Mom's of not so wee ones   Jun 14 2006, 07:56 PM
damona   Busty Mom's of not so wee ones   Jun 15 2006, 02:39 PM
berenguela   Busty Mom's of not so wee ones   Jun 15 2006, 03:37 PM
freckleface2727   Busty Mom's of not so wee ones   Jun 16 2006, 03:36 AM
freckleface2727   Busty Mom's of not so wee ones   Jun 16 2006, 03:54 PM
berenguela   Busty Mom's of not so wee ones   Jun 16 2006, 08:19 PM
mandolyn   Busty Mom's of not so wee ones   Jun 19 2006, 11:22 AM
berenguela   Busty Mom's of not so wee ones   Jun 19 2006, 06:55 PM
freckleface2727   Busty Mom's of not so wee ones   Jun 23 2006, 02:29 PM
tyger   Busty Mom's of not so wee ones   Jun 23 2006, 04:15 PM
mandolyn   Busty Mom's of not so wee ones   Jun 24 2006, 08:11 AM
freckleface2727   Busty Mom's of not so wee ones   Jun 25 2006, 01:12 PM
pepper   Busty Mom's of not so wee ones   Jun 25 2006, 01:43 PM
berenguela   Busty Mom's of not so wee ones   Jun 25 2006, 08:26 PM
freckleface2727   Busty Mom's of not so wee ones   Jul 1 2006, 09:30 AM
pepper   Busty Mom's of not so wee ones   Jul 1 2006, 10:40 AM
berenguela   Busty Mom's of not so wee ones   Jul 1 2006, 05:56 PM
pepper   Busty Mom's of not so wee ones   Jul 1 2006, 11:59 PM
mandolyn   Busty Mom's of not so wee ones   Jul 2 2006, 10:26 AM
freckleface2727   Busty Mom's of not so wee ones   Jul 2 2006, 12:18 PM
voodoo_princess   Busty Mom's of not so wee ones   Jul 3 2006, 02:52 PM
freckleface2727   Busty Mom's of not so wee ones   Jul 3 2006, 07:07 PM
tyger   Busty Mom's of not so wee ones   Jul 4 2006, 03:02 PM
freckleface2727   Busty Mom's of not so wee ones   Jul 5 2006, 04:47 AM
tyger   Busty Mom's of not so wee ones   Jul 5 2006, 11:04 AM
pollystyrene   Busty Mom's of not so wee ones   Jul 5 2006, 12:20 PM
freckleface2727   Busty Mom's of not so wee ones   Jul 5 2006, 02:48 PM
berenguela   Busty Mom's of not so wee ones   Jul 5 2006, 04:53 PM
sillygrrl13   Busty Mom's of not so wee ones   Jul 7 2006, 08:28 PM
freckleface2727   [color=#FF6600] let's break this new forum in...   Jul 18 2006, 03:52 PM
mandolyn   today's freak-out involves letting danny take ...   Jul 20 2006, 10:45 AM
freckleface2727   Mando, I'm sure he's Fine. this is a B...   Jul 20 2006, 11:07 AM
mandolyn   (((freckle))) thanks for your kind words of suppor...   Jul 21 2006, 08:24 AM
farmgirl   Hee, mando! My m-i-l keeps nagging me to send...   Jul 21 2006, 09:05 AM
freckleface2727   farmgirl & mando, my mom is after me to send f...   Jul 21 2006, 09:21 AM
farmgirl   freck, Seriously! As though the plane ride we...   Jul 21 2006, 09:56 AM
freckleface2727   had to Eat Outside Alone?? talk about messed up...   Jul 21 2006, 10:04 AM
berenguela   I'd be waaaaaay more scared about littleb taki...   Jul 21 2006, 03:08 PM
pepper   i'm trying to figure out how to get the small ...   Jul 21 2006, 08:20 PM
freckleface2727   Pepper- if I could help you out,I would in a hear...   Jul 25 2006, 02:24 PM
freckleface2727   fun fun!! it was poring down rain, and I c...   Jul 25 2006, 04:23 PM
freckleface2727   I am a total thread hog here but exctiting news fo...   Jul 28 2006, 04:26 AM
berenguela   Cool, freckle, have a good time. littleb and I ar...   Jul 29 2006, 09:23 AM
pixiedust   Minipixe, who is 4 had peed herself at least once ...   Jul 30 2006, 01:16 PM
freckleface2727   the hillary duff concert last night [i]rocked ...   Aug 2 2006, 04:48 AM
sybarite   --long-ass post from delurker ahead: warning and a...   Aug 2 2006, 05:55 AM
mornington   *delurks* syb, I'm coming at this from the oth...   Aug 2 2006, 08:03 AM
freckleface2727   sybarite, I think mornington hit on it, speak Wit...   Aug 2 2006, 09:43 AM
sybarite   Thanks freckle and mornington for your perspective...   Aug 3 2006, 07:12 AM
freckleface2727   == I just want to say : teen pms is HELL. :angry:...   Aug 3 2006, 04:27 PM
tart   Hey, mamas... just crossposting this little bit of...   Aug 7 2006, 09:08 AM
mandolyn   helen kirwan-taylor, meet ayelet waldman. *severe ...   Aug 7 2006, 10:19 AM
freckleface2727   [color=#3366FF]helen kirwan-taylor, meet ayelet w...   Aug 7 2006, 02:26 PM
moxiegirl   I was totally thinking of the Waldman, mando! ...   Aug 7 2006, 11:24 AM
pepper   oh maude, that woman is an utter arse. her kids ar...   Aug 7 2006, 05:33 PM
moxiegirl   Frek- I should have posted here what I posted in t...   Aug 8 2006, 07:48 AM
mandolyn   "ok, I um,, didn't think what she said wa...   Aug 8 2006, 10:10 AM
freckleface2727   [color=#3333FF][i]"ok, I um,, didn't thi...   Aug 8 2006, 05:03 PM
anoushh   See, I think that there are definitely interesting...   Aug 10 2006, 12:33 PM
moxiegirl   hey annoush- i'd still get a pump. I have a v...   Aug 10 2006, 02:12 PM
anoushh   I was thinking cloth diapers, which are even more ...   Aug 10 2006, 03:03 PM
farmgirl   anoushh, Cloth or throwaway? I did mostly cloth f...   Aug 10 2006, 03:05 PM
farmgirl   Whoops, cross-posted. As for the pumps, you can g...   Aug 10 2006, 03:32 PM
anoushh   Thanks--that was VERY helpful! Oh my god--m...   Aug 10 2006, 05:59 PM
chani   anoushh: We went with disposable (yes, pampers def...   Aug 10 2006, 06:20 PM
moxiegirl   a diaper recycling service...really?? WOW. Any m...   Aug 11 2006, 05:12 AM
anoushh   I'm not working (we moved in the middle of th...   Aug 11 2006, 09:35 AM
sybarite   Thanks Mando for your post. I agree: simply wantin...   Aug 12 2006, 08:42 AM
pepper   hee hee hee! http://i2.photobucket.com/albums...   Aug 13 2006, 11:54 AM
moxiegirl   X-post with hip mama thread: How many mama's ...   Aug 17 2006, 08:15 AM
berenguela   Yup, I was a gatekeeper. Now I'm divorced. I ...   Aug 17 2006, 07:49 PM
luludoll123   hey momas - I've been away for a while and now...   Aug 22 2006, 01:15 PM
freckleface2727   the mr is on his way home and we are getting ready...   Aug 24 2006, 12:04 PM
smapde   Hello! Thank you Ms. freckle for giving me th...   Aug 25 2006, 08:17 AM
freckleface2727   Welcome smapde !! so gald you came to be ...   Aug 25 2006, 02:52 PM
freckleface2727   -- do I know how to KILL a thread or What?! ...   Sep 6 2006, 08:24 AM
moxiegirl   frek- can i put a piece of advice in the pot? I w...   Sep 6 2006, 09:52 AM
mandolyn   warm welcome to smapde & luludoll. i think th...   Sep 6 2006, 12:13 PM
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