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Jinx

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Sep 25, 2005
42,310
Indianapolis, Indiana
so, my kid decided to go as cruella for halloween, and most of the costume came together pretty easily EXCEPT FOR THE FUCKING DALMATION. do yall know how hard it is to find a dalmation toy these days? :rofl: everything is a rainbow unicorn or llama or octopus. i eventually found one at big lots while i was there for other stuff. on my way home, i decided to stop and grab a coffee at the gas station. i threw away an old bag with some stuff i'd been meaning to throw away for a while. got home a few minutes later and realized the bag i threw away was the one from big lots, not the one i meant to :rofl: i flew back to the gas station, and it was luckily still the first thing in there... definitely didn't grab the bag of stroopwafels that were in there too, though :(

anyway, she looks awesome (this is her "villain face")


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BStork

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Apr 28, 2007
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what are we sending in for halloween parties? i volunteered for snacks (mini chip bags) and some sort of candy. kid asked for jolly ranchers, but i'm probably going to grab a good chunk of other stuff.

we can't do anything homemade or refrigerated/frozen :mad: i wanted to make worms and dirt :rofl:

Anything but candy corn iirc
 

Faithless

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Feb 11, 2001
66,679
Houston, TX
Small story time/brag if you will indulge me. My oldest is determined to try out for the volleyball team next year as an 8th grader. God love her, she does not have a naturally athletic bone in her body. When I first started doing sports stuff with her years ago, I made the decision to gently nudge her in other directions. Band. Theater. Photography, art, literally anything else. :rofl:

But this last summer she started getting really into volleyball so I was like…sigh, okay. We have practiced together almost every day since then, with her also practicing by herself or with others, combining for probably 10 hours of practice every week. She started out as completely hopeless and I cannot stress this enough. I was already imagining her disappointment and how down on herself she would be when she didn’t make the team. (Even the junior high teams here are full of athletic prodigies.) Maybe that is horrible of me…I can own that, not giving her enough credit.

Because through sheer will and work, all the practice, even watching TikToks and YouTube on technique and the rules of the game, this kid has turned it all around and goddamnit, she is good. The progress over the last month in particular has just skyrocketed and I am in awe. Could not be more proud of her, she’s amazing, that is all :wtc:
Badass!!! My daughter is less than athletic but also really came to love volleyball. It has given her so much self confidence to be on a team. Her teammates all root for each other and I've seen them give each other high fives as they pass each other in the halls. The teachers also seem to treat her differently now and teachers that she didn't have for classes know her and talk to her, as they go to the games.

It really changed her school experience for the better. Maybe not related, but maybe it is.... but her grades also went up
 

Leah

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Dec 30, 2006
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Badass!!! My daughter is less than athletic but also really came to love volleyball. It has given her so much self confidence to be on a team. Her teammates all root for each other and I've seen them give each other high fives as they pass each other in the halls. The teachers also seem to treat her differently now and teachers that she didn't have for classes know her and talk to her, as they go to the games.

It really changed her school experience for the better. Maybe not related, but maybe it is.... but her grades also went up
That is awesome to hear. I absolutely loved being on teams when I was in school, there are zero drawbacks that I can think of, so I’m really excited for her.
 
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Thumpin'Ram

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Jul 15, 2001
123,100
Goodbye mailbox
Ugh. Child was a shit past 4am. Mostly attention seeking, but with the slightest of fevers. Like 1 degree. He was screeching at 7 am for an encore.

My nerves are fried. I'm so glad it's the weekend, though.
I can't believe you're still battling sleep issues :hug:
 

Sp33dealer

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Aug 3, 2005
51,165
DFW
Hey fam in about a month we are going on vacation to a family’s hacienda style vacation home. The living room opens up to the backyard/pool and will be open all week essentially

Any tips for us on pool safety? (23 month old)
She does swim lessons with me but we want to be super vigilant in making sure she doesn’t go in on her own. Maybe we are overthinking it but looking for advice on this. Obviously we’ll need to keep tabs on her 24/7 but any advice or tips appreciated
 

8legs

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Mar 16, 2008
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Hey fam in about a month we are going on vacation to a family’s hacienda style vacation home. The living room opens up to the backyard/pool and will be open all week essentially

Any tips for us on pool safety? (23 month old)
She does swim lessons with me but we want to be super vigilant in making sure she doesn’t go in on her own. Maybe we are overthinking it but looking for advice on this. Obviously we’ll need to keep tabs on her 24/7 but any advice or tips appreciated
Put on a brain squeezer headband and tie a balloon to it.
 

DasVWBabe

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Sep 25, 2002
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Hey fam in about a month we are going on vacation to a family’s hacienda style vacation home. The living room opens up to the backyard/pool and will be open all week essentially

Any tips for us on pool safety? (23 month old)
She does swim lessons with me but we want to be super vigilant in making sure she doesn’t go in on her own. Maybe we are overthinking it but looking for advice on this. Obviously we’ll need to keep tabs on her 24/7 but any advice or tips appreciated
Constant vigilance and bring a life-preserver. If she's in lessons and has been properly drown proofed, you should be ok, but my mind is constantly running when a pool is easily accessible to the little ones.

But, have fun!
 
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cyclaptor

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Sep 8, 2006
29,296
Arlington Texas
Hey fam in about a month we are going on vacation to a family’s hacienda style vacation home. The living room opens up to the backyard/pool and will be open all week essentially

Any tips for us on pool safety? (23 month old)
She does swim lessons with me but we want to be super vigilant in making sure she doesn’t go in on her own. Maybe we are overthinking it but looking for advice on this. Obviously we’ll need to keep tabs on her 24/7 but any advice or tips appreciated
Stories of La Llorona kept me away from the pool :mamoru2:
 

Ron

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Sep 21, 2003
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Hey fam in about a month we are going on vacation to a family’s hacienda style vacation home. The living room opens up to the backyard/pool and will be open all week essentially

Any tips for us on pool safety? (23 month old)
She does swim lessons with me but we want to be super vigilant in making sure she doesn’t go in on her own. Maybe we are overthinking it but looking for advice on this. Obviously we’ll need to keep tabs on her 24/7 but any advice or tips appreciated
Does the pool not have a fence around it?
 

Simple

Sexy Beatch
Nov 29, 2001
77,524
Edmonton, Alberta
Hey fam in about a month we are going on vacation to a family’s hacienda style vacation home. The living room opens up to the backyard/pool and will be open all week essentially

Any tips for us on pool safety? (23 month old)
She does swim lessons with me but we want to be super vigilant in making sure she doesn’t go in on her own. Maybe we are overthinking it but looking for advice on this. Obviously we’ll need to keep tabs on her 24/7 but any advice or tips appreciated
Always keep tabs on her whether you or your wife. Had something like this this summer and it was stressful but necessary
 
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jeri534

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Jul 17, 2002
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Our boy was born Oct 13th...first 2 weeks have been so far so good...he's sleeping in 2-3 hour spurts at night...

First week or so it's been easy for me to get up and help during the nights but the past few nights been rough for me to get up and stay up...also hard to find time to nap during the day. Probably just need to start sleeping a bit earlier
 

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