February DYK

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February DYK
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Fri, 02-01-2013 - 11:28pm

Yay, time for a new thread! 

Michelle

Mom to Addison (8) & Gabriel (5)

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Registered: 10-13-2004
Sun, 03-03-2013 - 3:27pm

Yikes! Already?! I was thinking we would give him the talk (at least the first part) around age 8. Looks like it might be sooner than I thought. It sounds like you all have great answers. Maybe I'll just send him to your house and you guys can explain it. :)

I did die the other day. I was upstairs cleaning and I heard Jordan and the two middle school kids talking downstairs trying to figure out when I was going to have my baby. They were calculating how many months it takes for a baby to grow and when I should be due-haha. I was ready to run down the stairs and interrupt if the older boys got into too much detail.

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In reply to: mom2addy
Sat, 03-02-2013 - 8:42pm
Christine, that is the perfect answer. I wish I could think faster...
-Karen
Lily 07.01.06
Brady 12.05.09
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In reply to: mom2addy
Sat, 03-02-2013 - 5:49pm
We've had the "sexy" discussion. Right now A is okay with the fact that it's a grown up word and they say it when someone looks good (all dressed up to go out).
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In reply to: mom2addy
Sat, 03-02-2013 - 1:15pm
I told her that sexy refers to sex which is something mommies and daddies to that makes babies. It is something private and that is why she was told it was inappropriate. of course she is smart. so she asks why it is in songs if it is private. uh... uh... i don't know but because it is something adults do and kids don't, it is inappropriate for kids to talk about. i don't know if she "got" it. doubtful. I will look up the NPR podcast and listen.
-Karen
Lily 07.01.06
Brady 12.05.09
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In reply to: mom2addy
Sat, 03-02-2013 - 8:56am

Haha - no, the owls come out in the morning for a few hours to get some sun before they go back underground to sleep for the day. They are a protected species so when a subdivision is built the builders can't develop the lots where they find owls so people generally know where they are. Apparently the DNR can relocate them them but it's a several year process.

Michelle

Mom to Addison (8) & Gabriel (5)

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Registered: 10-16-2007
In reply to: mom2addy
Sat, 03-02-2013 - 8:56am
Ooooh, Addison has asked me what sexy means too. She is satisfied with "it's inappropriate" though. LOL She hears it a lot in music lyrics. I was listening to someone on NPR recently that was saying you shouldn't have "the talk" all at once - rather in bits and pieces over time. Don't feel like you have to give them the full story all at once. I still don't have any idea how to do that though. :) I don't think I heard the full interview.

Michelle

Mom to Addison (8) & Gabriel (5)

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Registered: 10-16-2007
In reply to: mom2addy
Sat, 03-02-2013 - 8:50am
Sorry Karen - PT a boy is pure torture. Just yesterday Gabe peed in the toilet before his bath, then when he got out of the tub I got him dressed and his swim trunks and he immediately peed on the floor through his bathing suit. I had to quick rinse it out and throw it in the dryer because it was 20 minutes before we were supposed to leave to meet up with my friend at her pool.

Michelle

Mom to Addison (8) & Gabriel (5)

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In reply to: mom2addy
Sat, 03-02-2013 - 12:48am
Lily: "mom, what does sexy mean? and don't tell me it is inappropriate because I already know it." Oh boy. we were talking about when to have the talk... when are yall going to have the talk? I did not answer gracefully. there were lots of "uh well..."
-Karen
Lily 07.01.06
Brady 12.05.09
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Fri, 03-01-2013 - 3:43pm

Is it bed time yet? All the kids are finally gone and I'm exhausted! My friend dropped her little girl off this morning at 7:45, her water broke in the car, and 10 minutes after she got to the birthing center she had her little boy. Talk about a close call! Even crazier they released her and the baby at 2. Crazy!

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In reply to: mom2addy
Fri, 03-01-2013 - 7:08am
B!tch boss was so stupid when I told her. She was acting so happy for me and so sad to be loosing me. I guess she really is sad to loose me, not many other people would take her $h!t like I did.

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