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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #465 on: August 26, 2013, 11:46:28 am »
My bed time routine consist of hugs & kisses then she tells me to leave her room & close the door.

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Riley used to be like that. I'd tuck her in, settle in beside her, and start reading a story. After just a couple of sentences, she'd put her hand on my mouth and say, "Shh-shh, Mommy. Shh-shh." So, I'd try to sing her a song, and she'd do the same thing. Finally, I'd say, "Okay, should I leave?" She'd nod sleepily, roll over, and say, "And shut the door on your way out, okay? Night, Mommy." She was three.
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #466 on: August 26, 2013, 11:49:24 am »
Timmy will sometimes do that - as a stalling tactic.  He'll say "no hug! No kiss!".

When I then say "okay, goodnight then." and start heading for the door suddenly he wants his hugs and kisses.

I wish I wasn't always just talking about Timmy... but Andrew is only just learning to talk.  He happily hears his story and gets put in his crib.

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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #467 on: August 26, 2013, 11:59:25 am »
Man my kids seem so clingy and needy by comparison.
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #468 on: August 26, 2013, 12:19:45 pm »
Man my kids seem so clingy and needy by comparison.

Riley was - and is - unique. My boys were more like yours.
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #469 on: August 26, 2013, 03:41:16 pm »
I really miss those days. :(

I would go to the room of the oldest boy and start reading a book with one boy on each side.  Eventually the younger one would get tired and give and hug and kiss and toddle off to his bedroom where my wife would tuck him in.  I would keep reading until the older boy started drifting off - or I did - which ever came first. :D

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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #470 on: August 26, 2013, 04:47:14 pm »
I am quite prepared to read Rise and Fall of the Third Reich as punishment.
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« Reply #471 on: August 26, 2013, 05:23:09 pm »
I am quite prepared to read Rise and Fall of the Third Reich as punishment.

Interesting choice.  I opted for Narnia

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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #472 on: August 26, 2013, 05:40:12 pm »
I am quite prepared to read Rise and Fall of the Third Reich as punishment.

Interesting choice.  I opted for Narnia

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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #473 on: August 26, 2013, 07:48:02 pm »
My bed time routine consist of hugs & kisses then she tells me to leave her room & close the door.

I think I may have jinx myself. That is not what is happening tonite. I read her a story & sang a couple of songs. She still screams "Daddy, no more sleep" every 10mins or so.
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #474 on: September 06, 2013, 11:42:19 am »
It's Timmy's first day of pre-school today.  :)

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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #475 on: September 06, 2013, 12:22:23 pm »
It's Timmy's first day of pre-school today.  :)

Did you or Mommy cry? :)
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« Reply #476 on: September 06, 2013, 12:27:05 pm »
He'll have, what, 2 years of pre-school?

Poor kid.
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« Reply #477 on: September 06, 2013, 12:29:46 pm »
He'll have, what, 2 years of pre-school?

Poor kid.

:huh:  He was super excited to go.  Really, he just wants to play with kids his own age.  He plays with his little brother, but there's only so much you can do with a 14 month old.

Meri - no tears on this end.  I'll see how mommy did later on.

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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #478 on: September 06, 2013, 12:38:55 pm »
:thumbsup: 

Tommy didn't like having to go to pre-school, but once he got there he enjoyed it.  What amazed me was how quickly I became that annoying, intrusive parent asking about everything he did that day in school, and how quickly he became the surly kid that gave me vague answers or no answer at all.
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Re: Barrister's obnoxious thread full of smug parenting stories
« Reply #479 on: September 06, 2013, 12:42:51 pm »
:thumbsup: 

Tommy didn't like having to go to pre-school, but once he got there he enjoyed it.  What amazed me was how quickly I became that annoying, intrusive parent asking about everything he did that day in school, and how quickly he became the surly kid that gave me vague answers or no answer at all.

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