DYK anyone?

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DYK anyone?
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Fri, 07-20-2012 - 12:28pm

I used to love DYK threads.  Anyone interested in getting one started?

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Registered: 05-04-2011
Mon, 08-20-2012 - 10:13pm

DYK how awesome it is, Melinda, that you're down three pounds?

DYK that I'm glad to be home again?  We might go away once more but I do NOT want to deal with the unpacking again!

DYK I don't have to buy school supplies for Monkey?  There's a 25$ fee for all kindergarten students for classroom supplies instead.

DYK that I'm tired of the heat?  I don't like the rain that comes with cooler weather here, but I tire even more quickly of wilting.  I'm trying to enjoy it, though!

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In reply to: jenastar
Mon, 08-27-2012 - 10:18am
DYK this is the first full week of school for the kids. I'm expecting this week to be bad because we're all settling into a new schedule. Ugh. :/
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Registered: 10-15-2001
Mon, 08-27-2012 - 12:28pm
DYK our first week of school is usually rough too. We have soccer pretty much every night that weeks so that may help.

DYK I'm holding my first soccer practice Thursday. I hope it goes well.

DYK I think I am as excited as the kids that I don't have to take them all shopping again. It wasn't too bad today but last week was horrible.

DYK we stopped at the fabric store and I got most of the stuff for their costumes and with my coupon it was under $20. I ordered an Iron Man costume for Alex off eBay and it was $18. I told him next year I have to be able to make his costume if he still wants to go. He'll be 11 and in middle school.

DYK our only plan for this week is to go to the beach Thursday. I figured the kids didn't need to be running all over.
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In reply to: jenastar
Tue, 08-28-2012 - 9:53pm

DYK I can't believe some kids are back to school already?  We still have a week to go.

DYK I'm starting up a home-based business?  I'm scared, but SUPER excited!  I've decided to become a professional organizer.

DYK I even found a book that tells me how to start up a home-based organizing business?  What a gem!  It tells me how to find clients and everything.

DYK that I posted to a mom's group on facebook and found my first client within five minutes?

DYK that I have a date next Friday with my best friend from elementary school?  We grew apart during high school and have only been in contact via facebook since then.  She and her fiance are coming over.  I'm very excited.  :smileyhappy:

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Registered: 10-15-2001
Wed, 08-29-2012 - 12:01pm
DYK if you lived closer I'd hire you! I'm totally overwhelmed by the amount of junk we have even with what we cleared out this summer. Yay for getting your first client.

DYK I really wish we had started school yesterday. Nathan and JT are both in a mood, JT is screaming at everyone and Nathan is going out of his way to make everyone else cry.

DYK we get to meet their teachers tonight. It works out well because we always have trouble doing the back to school night because of soccer practices.
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Fri, 08-31-2012 - 1:49pm

DYK I have TWO for-sure clients now and one maybe?  I'm so excited!

DYK I understand about being overwhelmed with stuff.  It feels like we're still digging out from underneath everything.  My mum has commented many times about how much stuff we have.  If you need an understanding ear, I'm here.

DYK Monkey and I walked to his bus stop yesterday?  He gets picked up at 7:48 in the morning.  That's an hour and a quarter before school starts!

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Fri, 08-31-2012 - 7:21pm
DYK 7:48 sounds so late for a bus. Ours would get to our house at 6:55 at our old house. When does you school start and end? We start 8:15 and the go to 3:10. By dropping the kids off we can leave around 7:40 which isn't too horrible.

DYK soccer practice went well. I have one kid who is really good and just takes the ball and scores and 2 that don't want to be there. The one sat down during practice and took off her shin guards. Love trying to coach 4-6 year olds. One more practice and then games start up.

DYK I'm going to try and work through each room once the kids go back to school and organize. I tried sorting through the extra clothing one day and it just got too frustrating. You can have 2 shirts that say 5/6 but are totally different sizes. I don't really know how things are going to go with just JT at home. Really wish we had the money to do a 2 day preschool so he wouldn't be bored hanging out with me all day.

DYK our relaxing weekend is filling up fast. We painted the soccer fields today and then went to the indoor waterpark. Tomorrow DH and I are going to see a move and have dinner without the kids. Sunday is church and family soccer and having friends over. Monday we have soccer practice in the evening but I'm hoping to just relax during the day.
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In reply to: jenastar
Fri, 09-07-2012 - 3:09pm
DYK I can wait until my kids start college.

DYK Monkey cried going on the bus on Wednesday for the first time. Now he's totally cool with it.

DYK the nanny comes tomorrow? I'm really nervous. I bet she is, too.

DYK I'm nervous about packing lunches? I'm afraid I won't do a good job.

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In reply to: jenastar
Thu, 09-13-2012 - 3:45pm

How is the nanny doing?

I hate packing lunches too.  Ian is kind of picky.  He doesn't like any kind of sandwiches besides a plain cheese sandwich with baby spinach (kind of an odd combo for a 2nd grader to request, isn't it?).  I'm always worried I won't pack enough, but he comes home with food still in his lunch box claiming he doesn't have enough time to eat it.  I'm really confused by this because I volunteer to help with lunch/recess once a week, and he has plenty of time to eat!  Frustrating...

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Wed, 09-19-2012 - 1:32am

Nanny is settling in really well.  The boys really like her (although they don't like it when she does things I 'should' do) and she's been going to church with DH's cousin and meeting lots of people.  She's super helpful, except that I don't know what to ask of her so we've had a bit of a time trying to figure out a routine.  Right now, Nanny helps me get the two little boys through breakfast and dressed while I take charge of Monkey, who really needs someone to help him focus, then after he gets off to the bus stop she makes sure Monster and Mayhem are entertained while I'm doing chores or in therapy.  Afternoons we get the two little boys down for a nap at the same time and then Nanny and I can have some grown-up time, which is nice, or do whatever.

I haven't had too tough of a time packing lunches so far.  Monkey doesn't seem to eat a whole lot at school and there is a whole variety of foods that he likes, so it's been pretty easy.  Tomorrow's lunch will involve animal crackers and cinnamon cream cheese dip, salad, trail mix, and half a banana (which I'm sure won't get eaten).