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Fri, 03-28-2003 - 10:37am
How organized is your child? Do all the ducks have to be in a row, or is it all together a miracle that they even get there? LOL

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Wed, 04-02-2003 - 9:21am
As anal as both DH and I are, it's amazing that she's as disorganized as she is. She always seems to be running around at the last minute trying to find something - because it didn't get put back where it should (a speech I probably repeat daily). However, she is pretty particular about some items and where they go. She has various "junk" drawers, bags, etc., that hold particular "junk" items - magazines, hair accessories (this kid owns more hair accessories and rarely wants to use them).

I know my dad and DH's dad were VERY ANAL and it definitely rubbed off on us. But over the last few years, I've given up some of this "control"/organization. And hopefully, it won't rub off on my kids.

Kathy, Alexandra (6/19/97) and Christian (12/22/99)

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Tue, 04-01-2003 - 2:05pm
My Shelby's ducks don't have a row! She requires assistance for them to find their way back! She would leave all of her stuff anywhere if you let her.

Kris, Shelby(2/99), Taylor (3/02)

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Tue, 04-01-2003 - 12:47pm
DS is a "ducks in a row" kinda guy. He is like me and can't rest until everything is in its place. DD is the opposite. There are a few things that *have* to be in a certain place, but other than that...she's a "scatter it everywhere" kinda gal.

--Lisa

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Fri, 03-28-2003 - 7:39pm
Oh man, Hollyann is scatter all the way!!!! She even has very specific bins/areas that are LABELED for where everything belongs - I even made her a hanging pouch Barbie holder! And we are always ALWAYS on her to put her stuff away! The longer she leaves things out, the more she begins to lose. We have basically told her that if she can't put her things away, she must have too many toys - that works for a while. Over time, she has the ability to earn back some toys, but others we have her donate.

I'm not asking for all my ducks in a row.........but I'd even accept the ugly duckling once in a while!! LOL =)

~Carrie

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Fri, 03-28-2003 - 6:33pm
Some ducks are all in a row...some are bit scattered! LOL!!

Depends on what it is. If it's toys, scattered. If it's clothes ALL IN AN ORGANIZED fashion...no pun intended!


K.

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Fri, 03-28-2003 - 6:31pm
Hunter is an in between kid. It just depends what it is. Some things he is anal about where they go and such.

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Fri, 03-28-2003 - 4:21pm
I would say Shelby is somewhere in the middle. Her teacher always comments on how organized and neat/tidy she is at school. At home it is a different story. Her hair accessories, art supplies and shoes (she is a shoe-a-holic) are very organized, but we have an ongoing struggle with her about picking up after herself.

Amy

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Fri, 03-28-2003 - 2:27pm
Allison is more of my ducks in a row kid. She can be anal at times, and will tell me if her room is getting messy (usually because her cousin and/or brother have trashed it). Nathan on the other hand...he's lucky if he can find his ducks! lol He is very good at deligating though. Anytime I tell the kids to clean up, he will say, "Hey, Allison, don't forget that over there!" or, "But mom, I didn't play with that!" Yeah right!
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Fri, 03-28-2003 - 12:04pm
Jamie is somewhere in between. She can clean up her toys given the right incentive & when she really cares about something she'll put it somewhere she'll remember. If there's nothing in it for her then she could care less.

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Fri, 03-28-2003 - 10:40am
Oh, someplace in between. He can keep organization going--so the toy organization stays reasonably put even if he's the one doing the cleanup (though I'll admit, usually a grownup helps & is in charge of the "where the heck does this go?" toys). School-wise, they have "Have-to"'s that they have to do at some point during the week (during work-time mostly, but they can also do it during choice-time). He's almost always done his before Friday (it's up to 4/week now).

Megan

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