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Old 08-22-2012, 11:57 AM
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I need to get this out because Im sick of hearing it and have no where else I can say it.

Do not complain to me how hard it is to take ONE kid somewhere that is like BOTH of my older kids. Grow a pair and learn how to keep him occupied so you can get things done. You have ONE kid and you let him control your life to the point you cant do things that NEED to be done. If you cant handle being a parent why did you have your kid.


Sorry Im just sick of hearing it from this person. Especially when they go on and on about how they need this certain stroller to keep a 2 year old in when they have 3 other ones at their house then comment on me wanting to get 2 cheap small strollers when I have 3 under 5 and only one LARGE stroller.

Just UGH

Anyway banana pudding to any who actually read this LOL
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:47 PM
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I hear ya.

Here's another "huh?"one for you- I had a Kindergarten parent tell me that watching her twin girls on the class trip to the zoo was harder than when she took her entire 5th grade class to the zoo the week before.
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:57 PM
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My friend rarely leaves the house. In the 4 years I've known her she has only come out my way twice. I think she just has a harder time with it than I do even though if you look at what we have to deal with it appears like iI should be more overwhelmed when I'm not.

Parents have different needs too and whatever they need to do to get through the day is their business. I sure as poop wouldn't let having kids get in the way of things I need to do. I just find a way and get it done. But I dont have help so I have to.
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:06 PM
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Not all kids are created equal lol. I can take hannah anywhere. She is so mild mannered and laid back but a friend of mine has a boy the same age and he is a terror to take anywhere. Not because she lets him run her life or because she doesn't discipline him. He is just high spirited and hyper active.

Like my nephew when he was a kid. I could take ten Hannahs out at once and it would be a cake walk compared to trying to take only my nephew out lol
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:06 PM
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I get that twins are hard but harder then a entire 5th grade clas LMAO. My friend has twin girls that are 3 and a 1 year old and she takes them EVERYWHERE alone. Even on planes.

I take my three everywhere but girly appts with me. Savannah strapped to me, Morgan in the cart or holding my hand and Bev holding my hand or the cart or Morgans hand.

She lets him get away with sooooooo much though so he refuses to behave. Shes suppossed to go do something at the college so she can get her VA housing but HAS to have a 100 dollar (USED) stroller to take him.

Sparks bith Morgan and Bev are REALLY high spirited and I do it with Savannah.
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:10 PM
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I learned early on not to let stuff like that bother me. For some reason many mothers are so defensive against other mothers. It's like a competition of who has it harder or who's kids are smarter. I just care of my own and didn't let others remarks get to me, if they need to think their kid is smarter or their kids are so tough to handle, it didn't effect me or my kids in anyway.
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:10 PM
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Tanya my kid does not listen and is freaking fast. He runs away at full speed. I'm very pregnant and have the joy of RUNNING after him when he is on the ground. Which is quite often. Gives me quite a workout hahaha. One less stop in the day. I no longer need to hit up a gym.

Not just are kids not created equal but neither are the parents. WHat might be easy to you may not be easy to them.
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:15 PM
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Honestly, I used to have no pity for these hermit stressed out people. I used to RESENT my friends who got pregnant and could never come out or never wanted to come on trips with us with their kid. I mean..everyone knows kids are messy, time consuming and stressful.. I mean did they NOT have a plan? or 9 months to prepare?

but as I've gotten older and started to look closer at what some mothers DO everyday.. some WITHOUT full time help.. whatever you need to get through the day.. do it.
Some people deal the only way they can to stay sane..by staying indoors, by seemingly giving up on discipline, by bribing, by sitting their kids in front of the TV.
Who knows? Maybe they have a really fussy baby, a neglectful husband, depression, regret..
and like you said, some people just CAN'T HANDLE IT. And do the best they can.. It's hard for people who are GOOD at being parents to see that because it's something that does come almost naturally to some people.
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:16 PM
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Yep, what she said ^^

Parents are going to find different things hard, and some will have a harder time overall, no matter how easy you think their kid is or how much harder you think it is. Having more kids does not make somebody's life harder. It depends on the individual -- both the child and the adult.
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:20 PM
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Some women have an obsession with strollers. Seriously. I don't get it, lol. I bought a use snap'n go when we got the babies, then did my research and bought one stroller when they were 5 months, and that's it. Buying a stroller at 2 seems like such a waste, but of course mine refused to sit in strollers after 3 so maybe I'm not a good example.

I have a hard time understanding how people can have a hard time with one child too though. I lost Chris one day in JCPenney (ok, his father lost him, it took us 15 minutes to find him and they had to 'lock' the store, it was scary as hell), so I know what it's like to have a kid that runs off. But you teach them. And put them screaming in the stroller if you have to, until they learn to listen. And if she uses a stroller, it's even easier...

I've taken my kids everywhere, shopping, grocery store, doctor appointments, hospital, funeral, you name it. They do fine. You just can't expect a 2yo to suddenly behave like an angel if you never take him anywhere (that's a generic 'you' lol).

Now, I agree that not all kids are created equal and some of them are way worse, but still... it's not a reason to be a lazy parent.

ETA : agreed with everyone though, some things are much harder for some parents than others too. But still. lol.
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