I've entered a new level of parenting...

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Registered: 03-26-2003
I've entered a new level of parenting...
Tue, 04-08-2003 - 11:19am
My boys drove us crazy this weekend! Alex (18 months) has discovered how to open the screendoor in our laundry room and went outside while DH was in the living room. He realized he did not hear him and saw him outside. When I got home, DH was very pale and frightened by the experience. Alex has also discovered how to climb in/out of his highchair and push it to where he wants to climb. Last week, we had to ban the stool to the laundry room because Alex used it to climb onto the kitchen counter and get a steak knife. The child is fearless!

Zak (6) officially became a little boy this weekend by breaking one of our windows. He told us right away. I asked him what he was trying to do and he said he was trying to throw a piece of wood on the roof. DH asked why and he said because he wanted it there and shrugged. Little boys-I will never understand how their brains work (of course, I don't understand how DH's works either) Zak then said he was being honest so he should not be punished. We did not punish him-just told him to think before he does something and try to use commonsense. The good thing was that it was the screen window and not the actual window.

I have now realized that parenting two very active boys is going to be really hard and physically and mentally challenging and I will probably have gray hair by the time I am 30. It is a good thing they are so cute and lovable!

"I do not want to be a princess! I want to be myself"

Mallory (age 3)


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Tue, 04-08-2003 - 11:42am
Isn't parenthood fun!!

Denise *CL for

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Tue, 04-08-2003 - 8:56pm
what a coincidence!! My son broke his first window when HE was 6!! LOL!!! This was last summer, he ended up with stitches in his arm!! The reason this happened.....his older brother was on the other side of the window on our deck (outside) making faces at my 6yo, so the 6yo got angry and slammed both hands on the window...alas, the window did not hold and broke out onto my older son!! all I could do was scream...OH MY GOD....OH MY GOD!!! It was quite a scene, I think about 3 dozen gray hairs popped out of my head right then and there!! All turned out okay, no one was seriously hurt, it looked worse than it was.....
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Registered: 03-26-2003
Thu, 04-10-2003 - 2:29pm
I have a fearless 2 yr old, he'll climb on anything and jump from anywhere. I have some gray hairs and I just turned 30 lol I didn't have them before I had boys ;)


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Registered: 04-16-2003
Wed, 04-23-2003 - 5:44am
Heehee, yup...sweet memories! Ever think how boring our life would be if we did not have our boys to keep us on our toes??? EEEEKKKK...


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Registered: 04-12-2003
Sat, 04-26-2003 - 11:01pm
Oh boy do I hear ya !!! My oldest boy (now 9) broke his first window at age 3. He had glass everywhere. Greatfully he did not get hurt at all but I was picking glass out of his hair for a few hours. He slammed a storm window down hard and scared the crap out of himself. He never did it again. I was so scared at the time , I scooped him up and hugged him after checking for blood. One of many scares with that boy let me tell you. And it ended up costing me 30 bucks to replace the window.

As for the little daredevil you got, I have one too. He will be 3 in May and fearless just the same. He does things like run out the door as soon as you turn your head. Have found him at the park (2 doors down from my house) a few too many times. To be honest with you I am scared to leave him for 2 seconds unattended. When I am home alone, I even make him come to the bathroom with me and sit on the edge of the tub to wait for me.

This has been his most recent attempt. My brother had a work related injury causing him to have 2 fingers amputated. I walked out in the kitchen after putting baby down for a nap and here is my devil-horned toddler, Andrew , trying to cut off his fingers with a butter knife he got out of the drawer. "What are you doing?" I asked. "I am Uncle Joe" he replies. Unbelievable!! What kids pick up from things in our world . LOL.

All in all I think boys (2 or 92 yrs. old) have this extra sensor in their brain that causes them to lose all sight of good judgement about 5 times a day.

Vikki :)

Jake- age 9

Andrew- age 2 (3 in May)

Eddie- 10 months

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Registered: 05-07-2003
Sun, 05-18-2003 - 6:39pm
Only 5 times a day? More like 5 times an hour!