:baby_symbol: Parenting advice - you're gonna get hit



  • @groo said in 🚼 Parenting advice - you're gonna get hit:

    @PleegWat now I miss the single player Warcrafts

    Is something preventing you from playing them?



  • @groo said in 🚼 Parenting advice - you're gonna get hit:

    @PleegWat now I miss the single player Warcrafts

    Well, it's not warcraft, but they announced a HD re-make of the original starcraft last weekend.


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    I'm looking forward with great anticipation being able to repeat my childhood challenge of winning a vs AI game on BGH with nothing but nukes. IN STUNNING HD!!!!!


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    @izzion I never did that, but I do remember an equivalent-ish Zerg challenge. My brother and I called it ABEOC: Attack By Extension Of Creep.

    Essentially, you could use no units for offense; only tower buildings.



  • @PleegWat said in 🚼 Parenting advice - you're gonna get hit:

    HD re-make of the original starcraft

    They already did that and called it Starcraft 2.


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    @masonwheeler said in 🚼 Parenting advice - you're gonna get hit:

    @Jaloopa said in 🚼 Parenting advice - you're gonna get hit:

    Front loaders make sense when you consider that most washing machines in the UK are in the kitchen under a counter, not in a separate utility room

    That makes even less sense. It means you can't load them standing up; you have to bend over or crouch down.

    Probably the best arrangement I've seen yet was at a previous apartment: a top-loading washer, a bit on the short side, with the opening at chest height, and the (normal, front-loading) dryer suspended above it, with the opening at head height. It was great!

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  • @Polygeekery there is always "galinha pintadinha", babies don't understand the language barrier anyway, and it's super effective in calming babies down



  • My almost 4 yo just told me to calm down.


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    Gardening is one of the most relaxing things you can do.

    Until you have kids.



  • This just happened:

    Husband out with a friend to a baseball game.
    4 yo playing in the living room
    Me in the bedroom, surfing web.
    Door is closed because A/C.
    The big kids are home but they are doing their own things in their rooms.

    Eventually I could hear the 4 yo playing outside the bedroom door so I decided to check on her.

    She is spreading Fruit Loops all over the floor so the dog can have some.
    I try to explain while it is very nice to share with the dog it might give her a tummy ache.
    I get the vacuum and plug it in bathroom (this is relevant because of the way our apt is wired and I should have plugged it into one of the extension cords from the kitchen).

    I start vacuuming, 4 yo starts screaming for me to stop it because she doesn't want me to take it from the dog.
    I turn off the vacuum.
    The boys heard her crying and came out to calm her (they are super duper over protective of her).

    They help comfort her and explain that we don't want the doggie to get sick.
    Younger brother takes her back to the LR.
    I resume vacuuming.
    The circuit blows.
    Now the 4 yo is screaming because all the lights are out except the kitchen.

    I grab her to comfort her and get one of the boys (who are significantly taller than me to flip the circuit). Three bedrooms, the LR, the BR, and the hallway are all on one circuit and we are all heavy electronic users (between phones, tablets, and computers we probably have 30 devices).
    I plug it into the correct spot and 4 yo is settled.
    I go back to vacuuming.

    Husband walks in, sees the mess with the FL, the boys and me start laughing.
    He jokingly turns around to leave.

    I tell him I am the worst parent ever while telling him how it got that way.

    πŸ˜†



  • I was combing 4 yo's hair and she wanted the headband. I put the headband it and say let's go show Daddy. After Daddy, she wants to look in the mirror in the hallway, and asks me to turn on the light.

    She then, says, "I am going to smile like the big kids."

    She makes duck lips.

    SHM....Nooooo!!!!!!!!!

    I thought we had more time.


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    This weekend we went to a local fair. Our oldest asks:

    πŸ‘¦ "Daddy, what's a fair?"
    polygeekery "It is a place where they have rides, and games, and animals, and fun foods and funny looking people."
    πŸ‘¦ "Funny looking people? Like clowns?"
    polygeekery "Yeah, let's go with that."

    He was a bit disappointed that there were no clowns, but the joke was so worth it.

    He then decided he wanted to do the ball toss game where you can win a fish. I spend something like $5 for 10 balls for him to throw, never believing he would ever make one in. He proceeds to go about the game completely wrong and wings them like a baseball pitcher where they should never go in...and makes 5 of them in.

    So now, those 10 balls for $5 has so far cost me better than $100. We had an aquarium, but I picked up a filter, gravel, food, water conditioner...etc.

    The kid has gotten my lucky streak.


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    We decided to take a long weekend trip for the 4th. We traveled to a nearby city with some friends of ours and they are booked in the same hotel and we have suites that are across the hall from each other. Big triple rooms, with two doors to the hallway. One from the common area and another that goes straight in to the master bedroom. (this is an important detail)

    So the other night we attempted to go to dinner and our youngest (almost 2) was going to have none of it. That was the day we drove in and he had spent all day in his carseat. I don't blame him for flipping out when we tried to strap him in a high chair. So I tell my wife she can enjoy dinner and myself and the youngest would walk back to the hotel and order pizza.

    He is perfectly fine as soon as we get out of the restaurant and we go back to the hotel. I order pizza and we find Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory on TV. He is running around, having fun and he goes over in to the master bedroom side to explore. I hear a door shut and then a soft "Uh oh". Assuming he locked himself in the bathroom I go to let him out, he is not in there. Another "Uh oh". I check the closets. No kiddo. "Uh oh dada" I look under the beds and in the other room. No kiddo in there either. Then I am close to the door and hear, "Uh oh dada" from the other side of it in the hallway.

    I open the door and there he is, standing there with his bottom lip stuck out and just about to start crying. It was a pretty cute moment.

    Also, in my haste I rush out in to the hallway without my room key. So we got to take a barefoot trip to the front desk to get another.



  • My daughter who was speech delayed (we suspect to seeing me crash on my skates), now is correcting my pronunciation.

    She was telling me about the type of pop tart she likes.

    undefined They're called smores.
    πŸ‘©πŸ» smores
    undefined You're doing good mommy, smores.
    πŸ‘©πŸ» smores
    undefined Keep practicing, smores.
    πŸ‘©πŸ» smores
    undefined You got it! great job mommy!



  • @karla said in 🚼 Parenting advice - you're gonna get hit:

    is correcting my pronunciation

    From the kids' side:
    My mom has the worst time trying to pronounce the last name of the greatest English poet and playwright.
    She always says "shake-sphere". We've tried to get her to say "shake-spear", showed her the spelling (or rather, any of the various extant spellings), and she has no physical difficulty with pronouncing it, so I think that she just keeps second-guessing herself into saying it wrongly. And in my recollection, it's the only word with which she consistently has this trouble.
    The kind of funny thing about it is that her undergrad degree is in English, and her master's is in elementary education.



  • @polygeekery Awwww!!! The poor kid.



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    @karla said in 🚼 Parenting advice - you're gonna get hit:

    is correcting my pronunciation

    From the kids' side:
    My mom has the worst time trying to pronounce the last name of the greatest English poet and playwright.
    She always says "shake-sphere". We've tried to get her to say "shake-spear", showed her the spelling (or rather, any of the various extant spellings), and she has no physical difficulty with pronouncing it, so I think that she just keeps second-guessing herself into saying it wrongly. And in my recollection, it's the only word with which she consistently has this trouble.
    The kind of funny thing about it is that her undergrad degree is in English, and her master's is in elementary education.

    Actually, I thought the exchange was adorable and was very proud of her. She's basically modelling what we have done with her.

    The funny part is I didn't alter my pronunciation during the exchange. So, I'm not sure she heard a difference was just deciding she'll let it go until next time.

    I have that problem too. There are some words and names I just have a block on pronouncing correctly. A few examples:

    • toilet
    • signal/single
    • chipotle
    • Tamora

    Other words, I manage to get correctly most of the time now:

    • picture

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    This morning we we're at an indoor playground place because it is like a sauna filled with mosquitoes outside today. Our youngest (almost two) is playing with a toy shopping cart and this ~7 year old kid that is there is being a total shit. He keeps stealing stuff from the shopping cart, pushing our little guy out of the way and just being a shithead. His mother has no control over him. All she can muster is a soft: "Cadence...that's not nice, give it back to him", of which he does not.

    So our little guy gets this look on his face and a very angry glare in his eye. This Cadence kid yanks the shopping cart out of little guy's hands and starts to walk away with it when little guy (who has always been ungodly strong for his size) has had enough, grabs Cadence's hair with both hands, yanks him backwards as hard as he can and plants him on the ground hard.

    Of course we apologized, even though it was mostly justified, and I kept thinking of:

    I don't think we will have to worry about little guy getting bullied.


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    We appear to be going into an early version of the Terrible Twos. At approaching 18 months, she knows exactly what she wants and will scream bloody murder if she doesn't get it.

    Being a stay at home mum, my wife is bearing the brunt of this, and I come home to tales of 10 minute tantrums because Mummy was mean enough to deny access to a steaming hot cup of tea, or eve worse try to remove and change a shitty nappy.

    On a more positive note, she's really started to accelerate when it comes to vocabulary. She recognised Puss in Boots from Shrek as a cat, and knows more abstract stuff like "gone" when she picks up the dog's food bowl and it's empty


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    @boomzilla That's not entirely true. There are two times you have a favorite: the literal infant, or the one currently behaving. Assuming either condition is met, of course.


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    @polygeekery said in 🚼 Parenting advice - you're gonna get hit:

    I don't think we will have to worry about little guy getting bullied.

    Probably not, but watch out for the other end of the spectrum. Start worrying now about him becoming a bully, and hopefully it won't end up happening.


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    @boomzilla I'm starting so suspect you're in the same parenting Facebook group as I am.

    Or these images just spread between them all really fast



  • @boomzilla said in 🚼 Parenting advice - you're gonna get hit:

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    I like paw patrol, it was Cailliou that was tiring.

    And Caillious was disappointed

    Then the other show...which one falls asleep first?

    Dave, it's always Dave


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    @karla said in 🚼 Parenting advice - you're gonna get hit:

    I like paw patrol, it was Cailliou that was tiring.

    Yeah, we all have our things. This was posted by my brother in law, who said that this was the only show they watched for several months, and it got to the point where it was still playing even when the kids weren't around.


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    @boomzilla reminds me of another one I saw recently

    when you realise your kid left the room 5 minutes ago and you're watching the end of Paw Patrol to see what happens


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    @jaloopa said in 🚼 Parenting advice - you're gonna get hit:

    I'm starting so suspect you're in the same parenting Facebook group as I am.

    That came from "Life of Dad" though for me, via my brother in law, as already mentioned.



  • @boomzilla said in 🚼 Parenting advice - you're gonna get hit:

    point where it was still playing even when the kids weren't around

    This.


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    @boomzilla said in 🚼 Parenting advice - you're gonna get hit:

    Life of Dad

    Yeah, that's the one



  • At my daughter's soccer class there these very affectionate twin boys.
    Last week they were all hugging each other. THIS week she's kissed BOTH of them.



  • My six-year-old (seven in a month), the one that enumerates from zero, has started her "I want a phone" - campaign:

    πŸ‘§πŸΌ I want a phone. Many of my friends already have phones.

    Note: Not "all", she is more precise than that. "Many".

    πŸ‘© (wife): Does X have a phone?
    πŸ‘§πŸΌ No.
    πŸ‘© Does Y have a phone?
    πŸ‘§πŸΌ Mom, it's better if I list the ones that have a phone.

    Basically, she spurns the SELECT * FROM Friends approach because it is inefficient and not helping her cause.


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    @mikael_svahnberg
    I'm surprised πŸ‘© didn't lead with "if all your friends were jumping off a bridge, would you?"

    I thought that was in the secret contract you had to sign when you became a parent, to use old saws whenever possible.



  • @jaloopa I think the movie gremlins is inspired on toddlers. They start the cutest thing in the world, then you feed them in the wrong schedule or something and suddenly they are throwing stuff around and wrecking the house.



  • @karla said in 🚼 Parenting advice - you're gonna get hit:

    At my daughter's soccer class there these very affectionate twin boys.
    Last week they were all hugging each other. THIS week she's kissed BOTH of them

    ... and TWINS!



  • @lorne-kates said in 🚼 Parenting advice - you're gonna get hit:

    @karla said in 🚼 Parenting advice - you're gonna get hit:

    At my daughter's soccer class there these very affectionate twin boys.
    Last week they were all hugging each other. THIS week she's kissed BOTH of them

    ... and TWINS!



  • @karla said in 🚼 Parenting advice - you're gonna get hit:

    toilet

    For the life of me, I cannot figure out how to pronounce that any other way.

    the whole Shakespeare thing and double guessing self

    There's a couple words that are the same for me. I can trace it down to the same sort of thing. At some point in the past, some arrogant ass hat self righteous smug motherfucker made a snide joke about the incorrect pronunciation. So all I remember is there is a wrong way... and I remember two distinct pronunciations, but no association as to which one is correct. No "I before e" mnemonic, just some smug asshole sneering "ugh you pronounce it like a plebe"



  • @lorne-kates said in 🚼 Parenting advice - you're gonna get hit:

    @karla said in Parenting advice - you're gonna get hit:

    toilet

    For the life of me, I cannot figure out how to pronounce that any other way.

    I think it is more like Paul than oil?



  • @lorne-kates said in 🚼 Parenting advice - you're gonna get hit:

    @karla said in 🚼 Parenting advice - you're gonna get hit:

    toilet

    For the life of me, I cannot figure out how to pronounce that any other way.

    TOY-let (porcelain commode)
    twah-LET (cleaning and makeup paraphernalia [I think this is from French])


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    My daughter isn't well at the moment. She came up with a rash which the doctors say is a nonspecific viral infection and all we can do is wait it out.

    So she's unhappy and screams when she's not being held or lying on top of either me or my wife. With me being at work all day, it's my wife who has to endure all of this, including screaming if she ever tries to put her down to go to the toilet or anything. As she's 8 weeks pregnant right now, the toilet breaks are fairly frequent

    I told my wife that I'd take our daughter out when I get home, so she can have a break. Autocorrect wanted to change it to have a breakdown, which seems apt at the moment


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    @jaloopa jfc. One of many reasons I'm never going to have kids.


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  • @jaloopa poor thing, and poor thing, and congratulations!

    I don't suppose a bath may soothe the rash?


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    @mikael_svahnberg heat makes it worse. It's mostly gone now, but came back when she went in her grandma's hot tub today. She's almost back to herself but very tired which is making her grumpy.






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