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Postby robbiestoupe » Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:04 am

Nice to know they actually care about that kind of stuff at your daycare. My 3 year old should have moved up back in February, but had to wait until kids graduated to kindergarten in August. They played it off as "he isn't ready" but I know the game. They didn't want to hire more workers.

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Postby count2infinity » Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:10 am

I absolutely love our kid's daycare. As far as bang for the buck, they are probably the best in this town... at least that's what I can gather from talking to other parents. I think my kid had some luck with when she was born vs other kids at her daycare. She's been mostly with kids that are 4-5 months older than her throughout, so she has to keep up with them both physically and mentally.

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Postby grunthy » Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:21 am

Nice to know they actually care about that kind of stuff at your daycare. My 3 year old should have moved up back in February, but had to wait until kids graduated to kindergarten in August. They played it off as "he isn't ready" but I know the game. They didn't want to hire more workers.
I feel the same about ours. Great daycare, but I feel as though they were dragging their feet with moving my 2 year old up by a couple months. First it was he needs to use utensils correctly (except for the most part was). Then they said, have to be able to use a 360 cup before moving up. So he started using that. Then it was well he is using the 360 cup great, but needs to learn to use an open cup to move up.

Finally I think they just hired someone, because they just recently told us he is moving up next week. We asked has he mastered, in your opinion, an open cup? They were like not quite, but we figure he will once he is up there. WTF? Just tell us that your new teacher isn’t starting till the end of November, and he will move up when they are there, don’t keep extending the goalposts to make it seem like he isn’t ready...

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Postby CBear3 » Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:24 am

I'm so glad my kids are out of daycare, and at the same time relieved that nearly everybody has the same stories.

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Postby Morkle » Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:44 am

I like our daycare, I think they've been honest with us, and have started to move him up to the next room.

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Postby shafnutz05 » Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:24 pm

I absolutely love our kid's daycare. As far as bang for the buck, they are probably the best in this town... at least that's what I can gather from talking to other parents. I think my kid had some luck with when she was born vs other kids at her daycare. She's been mostly with kids that are 4-5 months older than her throughout, so she has to keep up with them both physically and mentally.
A quality day care/early learning center is worth its weight in gold. There is no doubt that the teachers/curriculum at my daughter's preschool played a massive role in how well she is doing in K thus far. You can definitely see a large, large gap between children that have been in a structured learning environment prior to kindergarten, and kids that weren't. Of course, you can also see the kids that have clearly had awful upbringings thus far, with plenty of soda, television, and trashy parents/family members.

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Postby mac5155 » Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:30 am

A confirmed case of hand foot & mouth in lil mac's daycare. It was confirmed on Monday and we just found out today. So what's protocol for everyone here? Just lysol the sht out of everything and hope and pray? That's what the daycare did.

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:59 pm

My youngest does indeed have a hairline fracture in his left foot from his friend’s trampoline. At least the second time he’s had multiple metatarsals broken. Turns out he has enchondroma, which is a benign tumor/cysts from excess cartilage. It weakens his bones and makes them more brittle. The x-rays looked like termites were eating his bones, according to the orthopedist. No real cure or treatment, just have to keep an eye on it. We’ll eventually see a skeletal specialist about 3 hours away (!) that will just check on it and do some tests.

This condition could spread throughout his legs and hands, but it seems to be just in his two feet.

Very weird, but the doctor said he should go back to normal sports to continue bone and muscle development. So I guess that’s good?

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Postby meow » Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:02 pm

You coming up to Charlotte for a muscular-skeletal specialist?

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Postby Shyster » Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:10 pm

Ordered up a backpack diaper bag for my first giftee. Thank you everyone for the input.

I signed up to give two gifts this year, and for the first time in years I saw someone on the list where the recommended gifts included My Little Pony toys, so I made sure to sign up for that person too. Little Lucy is getting the Ultimate Equestria Collection.

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:24 pm

You coming up to Charlotte for a muscular-skeletal specialist?
Greenville (SC).

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Postby shafnutz05 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:11 pm

My daughter turned six a couple of weeks ago, and we are surprising her with watching Star Wars on Blu Ray in our home theater tonight. I am so excited to crank up the surround sound and watch it in all its glory.

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Postby robbiestoupe » Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:13 pm

My daughter turned six a couple of weeks ago, and we are surprising her with watching Star Wars on Blu Ray in our home theater tonight. I am so excited to crank up the surround sound and watch it in all its glory.
Does she know about Star Wars? My son is only a week or two younger than your daughter, and every time I tell him I want to watch Star Wars with him, he doesn't want to. He loves everything outside the movie in regards to Star Wars, though.

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Postby CBear3 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:00 pm

Ordered up a backpack diaper bag for my first giftee. Thank you everyone for the input.

I signed up to give two gifts this year, and for the first time in years I saw someone on the list where the recommended gifts included My Little Pony toys, so I made sure to sign up for that person too. Little Lucy is getting the Ultimate Equestria Collection.
:lol: Finally somebody for you to share your love of all things Pony with.

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Postby CBear3 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:03 pm

My daughter turned six a couple of weeks ago, and we are surprising her with watching Star Wars on Blu Ray in our home theater tonight. I am so excited to crank up the surround sound and watch it in all its glory.
Does she know about Star Wars? My son is only a week or two younger than your daughter, and every time I tell him I want to watch Star Wars with him, he doesn't want to. He loves everything outside the movie in regards to Star Wars, though.
How is he with other movies? My youngest is 6, and kind of freaks out about movies. He managed to cuddle through Back to the Future last week, but I can't imagine him making it through Star Wars. On the other hand, he loves all the characters and merchandising and his highlight of our Disney trip was probably Jedi training at Hollywood Studios.

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Postby shafnutz05 » Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:58 am

My daughter turned six a couple of weeks ago, and we are surprising her with watching Star Wars on Blu Ray in our home theater tonight. I am so excited to crank up the surround sound and watch it in all its glory.
Does she know about Star Wars? My son is only a week or two younger than your daughter, and every time I tell him I want to watch Star Wars with him, he doesn't want to. He loves everything outside the movie in regards to Star Wars, though.
How is he with other movies? My youngest is 6, and kind of freaks out about movies. He managed to cuddle through Back to the Future last week, but I can't imagine him making it through Star Wars. On the other hand, he loves all the characters and merchandising and his highlight of our Disney trip was probably Jedi training at Hollywood Studios.
Well, we watched it last night. She was your typical six year old kid asking questions, and I loved every second of it. "Who are they?!" (referring to the Jawas), "Why are the Sand People bad?", "Did they kill his family?" (oof), and plenty of "What happened" moments. The look on her face when the door got blasted off and Vader came through for the first time though...I'll never forget that.

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Postby robbiestoupe » Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:54 pm

My daughter turned six a couple of weeks ago, and we are surprising her with watching Star Wars on Blu Ray in our home theater tonight. I am so excited to crank up the surround sound and watch it in all its glory.
Does she know about Star Wars? My son is only a week or two younger than your daughter, and every time I tell him I want to watch Star Wars with him, he doesn't want to. He loves everything outside the movie in regards to Star Wars, though.
How is he with other movies? My youngest is 6, and kind of freaks out about movies. He managed to cuddle through Back to the Future last week, but I can't imagine him making it through Star Wars. On the other hand, he loves all the characters and merchandising and his highlight of our Disney trip was probably Jedi training at Hollywood Studios.
He watched part of Return of the Jedi with me when he was 3 maybe? But I don’t think he could handle many adult movies. The most “adult” movies he’s seen are the Toy Story movies. His first sitting of Lion King didn’t go well when Mufasa died, but now it’s one of his favorites.

The kids‘ favorite part of Disneyland was the Star Wars stuff and I was dad of the year when I bought light sabers for them.

Who knows how he’d handle Star Wars. Maybe like Shad’s kid but most likely he’d freak out.

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Postby shafnutz05 » Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:11 am

I found myself watching her facial expressions more than the actual movie a lot. Just so many great moments. I did sorta forget how slow ANH is before Mos Eisley, but she powered through no problem.

ESB is a lot more intense, so it will be interesting to see how she handles that.

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:56 am

So my son’s broken foot/enchondroma saga took a scary turn. Our primary orthopedist said we needed to visit an endo-skeletal expert up in Greenville. I’ve been telling people this story for a few days, and no one has heard of such a specialist, or at least one called exactly that.

So we have an appointment Wednesday, and we have to go Tuesday to the current orthopedist and get the cast cut off and pick up x-ray CDs to take to the other doctor.

Meanwhile, my wife gets a call from the specialist to confirm the appointment. The caller ID says Orthopedic Oncology Associates. :cry: It’s late in the day, my wife is driving and can’t pull over on the interstate to talk to the person (it was a robocall).

So we’re both freaking out about the oncology part of it. The original orthopedist kept saying benign tumors/cysts, so they weren’t cancerous.

Evidently, the endo-skeletal specialist bit is to keep parents from freaking out. There is a tiny chance that these cysts could become malignant, but it’s so small and usually related to other cancers.

After a quick check of their website, they treat benign and malignant tumors on the arms, legs, and hip. So I feel a little better about it now. But jeez...that was a bit sobering.

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Postby NTP66 » Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:00 am

Good luck with everything, DG.

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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:56 pm

Man. I hate when doctors try to soften things by hiding really important information. I see them do it all the time with old people, it's even worse with kids.

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Postby NTP66 » Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:21 pm

We booked a specific date for our daughter’s birthday party based on the fact that her best friend’s mom said they’d be out of town the weekend prior, but would be here for that date. Invitations go out, and I get a text from her that wasn’t exactly clear. Either her best friend can go but she’s not sure about her two sisters, or she doesn’t know if any of the girls can go. I’m going to be really pissed if she doesn’t go based on all of this.

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Postby LITT » Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:05 am

Trying to figure out this newborn thing. Don’t think we have it yet Funny how a little human turns everything upside down. Also major props to single parents. Can’t imagine doing this solo

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Postby Beveridge » Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:08 am

If the last 9+ months has taught me anything, it's that single parents, especially of newborns, are truly superheroes.

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Postby shafnutz05 » Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:08 am

Trying to figure out this newborn thing. Don’t think we have it yet Funny how a little human turns everything upside down. Also major props to single parents. Can’t imagine doing this solo
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I simply can't imagine it. Much less having an older child as well.

Our son turns two months in a week, and while it's definitely not "easy", it's getting easier. At least when he wakes up he is not immediately hysterically hungry, which is good. We weren't able to nurse our first so it's been a different experience this time around...based on my small sample size, assuming there are no complicating factors like reflux or colic, babies definitely sleep longer and are more satisfied with formula vs. breast milk. We have started supplementing with formula and it definitely helps.

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