The Daily Grind ~ 1/8/13

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  1. PrincessNancy96

    PrincessNancy96 Scrapbook Mom Moderator

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    Wow! That night went by fast!! I went to bed fairly early and fell right to sleep.. That hasn't happened in at least a month.. I actually woke up refreshed and not more tired. Although this early mornings and getting back into a routine are a bit tough.

    Prayers and pixie dust to all those in need..

    Today:

    boys up
    DS16 to school for mtg

    get DD up for appt
    take DS12 to school

    go w/ DD to appt since I have to pay
    home

    work on project (goal to finish it today)
    pull all supplies for last group in MK swap so I can finish it tomorrow
    cut titles/embellishments for Adventureland
    pick up DS12
    homework duty
    DS16 home about 4:30pm
    DS16 to basketball
    go to his game
    home for dinner
    list for Wednesday



    I hope everyone has a great day.
     
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  3. morgansmom2000

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    I've got a list a mile long going in Google Tasks...Hoping I get through at least half of it.

    As always, :laundy: is going.
    Try to find the old cassette holder I had and use it for ink pads (think it's under my bed with the monsters!). Found it, will have to have DH help me get it out - the leg of the bed is in the way.
    Still haven't organized the paper in my closet.
    Call GS store and order pin and patch for Morgan (the troop she has been working with is going to present her with her award at their meeting in February...shhh, it's a surprise!) - Left a message, no call back yet.
    Email leader to let her know she can pick up pin and patch (she works at a local GS council).
    Upload PhotoPass photos to order from ArtsCow.
    More groups in Epcot Swap.
    Lunch

    Disconnect/delete printer and put up for offer on FreeCycle.
    Pickup kid and book at library
    Meet Holly for dinner somewhere?
    Technique Club with Holly
    Bed!

    Hope everyone has a great day!
     
  4. JJ&JHsmom

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    Good Morning!

    Prayers and pixie dust to all those in need.

    Today:
    Work
    review materials for tomorrow's meeting
    study with Julia for midterm exams
    dinner pork tenderloin

    Hope everyone has a great day!
     
  5. rlovew

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    Good Morning!

    Today:
    dinner- smoked chicken, vegies, and poatoes
    work on titles
    type another handbook page
    laundry
    bathrooms- toilets/sinks
    school- volunteer day
    work on finance class
    lunch- chef salad
    exercise- 30 minutes done


    Rebecca
     
  6. Reddy

    Reddy Scrapbooker

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    OK boys are on school bus
    DH is getting his shower & getting ready for work
    TVs are off

    I think I"m going to clean off the treadmill & start walking on it
    then a bubble bath
    need to go to Wal-mart & pick up a few things
    then wait on boys getting home
     
  7. mommy2mrb

    mommy2mrb Mama to a Princess - But I'm A Scrap Princess!

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    Good Morning! back to reality today for us....

    we went to bed at 730 last night and I slept really good until about 3, then dozed, but feel very rested!

    P & PD to all in need :hug:

    today:
    edit photos from trip/upload
    unpack
    student store
    drop off global phone to mail back
    p/u megan
    start laundry
    dinner - something easy
    think I have a perf team dance mtg tonight - need to check

    have a wonderful day!
     
  8. wdwmickey

    wdwmickey <font color=purple>I am the scrapbooking queen and

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    My plan for today is to enjoy Rachel's last vacation day. I think we'll go to lunch and maybe a movie too ;)

    Have a great day all :)
     
  9. tyniknate

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    Morning everyone! Just getting started today, as I woke up with a massive migraine. Got the boys out to the bus and then collapsed. Even when the medicine take the worst of it away, it still feels like a massive hangover. Going to be a long day at work today!

    So, late to work and it will throw off all my other plans.

    Boy up & out
    Work till 5
    Home
    Dinner - hopefully DH will have something started
    Homework check
    Scrap if I feel up to it - if not I will just take it easy
    Bed

    Have a great day everyone.
     
  10. PrincessNancy96

    PrincessNancy96 Scrapbook Mom Moderator

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    Hope you feel better Danielle.... I hope DH has dinner started to take one thing off your list... :hug:

    Enjoy the day with Rachel, Cheryl... PJ is currently sleeping on the couch.. I guess getting up by 8am to go to the eye doctor by 9am.. kicked her butt.. guess she is gonna have a rude awakening next week with an 8am class! :lmao:..
     
  11. morgansmom2000

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    Danielle, I wonder if it's the barometric pressure. I can feel one coming on :worried:
     
  12. tyniknate

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    Jennifer - hope you are feeling better and can get some rest to head it off.

    Might be the pressure, but I chalked it up to the fact that I had zero caffeine yesterday and a cub scout meeting last night. I've done cub scouts since my oldest was a tiger....so for the past 12 years. I am really glad this is the last group I will be working with. The group is seven and eight year olds and there's 9 of them. One of them is a disaster when it comes to behavior and any time I correct him he starts to cry. Well, mom sits back and watches him terrorize the meetings and does nothing. I'm not going to ruin the experience for the other kids by letting him run all over and interrupt and talk about inappropriate things (guns and bombs :scared1:). Last night was the worst he has ever been. Think I'm going to have to have a sit down with his parents, but last night wasn't the time as I was angry and mom is due to have a baby any time. Think I will wait until next month to bring it up.

    Last night he raised his hand to what I thought was answer a question. Nope....he had a booger on his finger and wanted to show everyone. Then....he....ate.....it. I said "Zander, Cub Scouts don't eat boogers" and he started to cry. :eek: Mom sat there and said nothing. :mad:
     
  13. wiigirl

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    So sick today....

    Luckily DH stayed home and is taking care of the kids and me. :thumbsup2
     
  14. PrincessNancy96

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    So sorry to hear you are sick Wiigirl... Hope you feel better soon..

    OMG Danielle... I would be mortified if I was this mom.... I could not imagine one of my kids behaving in that manor... They get the "look" and they know they are in so much trouble when we get to the car... or I will walk up behind them and give them a little reminder in their ear.... Even my college kid knows if you get the "look" you better get your act together.... So sorry you are dealing with such a situation as that...
     
  15. tyniknate

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    I get angry about it, but then I stop and realize that he is the kid out of the whole group that probably needs the program the most. Mom and dad are both pretty hands off at parenting and the kid runs wild. He seems to be pretty at-risk. I just keep telling myself that I may be one of the adults in his life to give him the guidance he needs. Sometimes its really hard to remember, though.
     
  16. JohnsonsLoveDisney

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    Afternoon ladies!

    Danielle, that's so gross. I wouldn't put it off much longer. just bite it and have a talk with the parents, set the rules and expectations and if he doesn't follow it then he will have "a time out" as in no meetings for a bit. Its not fair to you and the other boys for him to behave that way.


    Working today! Got lots to get done and ready to go out.
    need to get laundry going
    get some inventory done before DBF kills me
    check freezer for dinner options.
    make dinner
     
  17. dsneprincess

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    I am passing time in the parking lot waiting for DS12. About the cub scout/boy scout issue, you are right to address it. DS was in a great cub troop, crossed over to boy scouts & the behavior was awful in the troop. He finished the year, but we didn't go back. Neither of the leaders addressed the behavior of the boys. It was pretty scary & we were afraid to leave son unattended with the troop. After 1 meeting, I had to call a pediatrician friend for signs to watch for a concussion because of the "game" being played by the boys during reviews. On another campout, this same scout was stepping on & killing frogs. I realize his home situation wasn't great & he "needed" scouting, but the behavior also needed to be addressed & corrected & LONG before he reached the level he was at. I wish you luck. FWIW, all the boys that crossed with my son have left the troop.
     
  18. disney-akj

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    My list today:

    BUSY!!!!!!!!! Doing a quick drive by for my 1 hour at home until late tonight. I am living the dream ladies!!


    I know exactly what you mean. I hate that feeling, and deal with it everyday as a teacher. I can't believe that the mother sits and watches this behavior. That is the worst part of the whole situation. I wonder if you could put him on some type of reward system to see if things would change, not that it is necessarily your job. I have tried that with a few kids at VBS. (You know the kids whose parents sign them up for every VBS in the whole area so their kids are out of their hair all summer and they have no parental involvement) Good luck!!
     
  19. JJ&JHsmom

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    Danielle, sorry you have to deal with this. Why do parents think they can take the hands off approach?:confused3 That poor boy.:sad2:
     
  20. morgansmom2000

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    Oh, Danielle, I'm sorry you're dealing with it. Why is the mom there? Does he act better when she's not? Obviously, he's trying to get her attention, even if it's negative :sad2: That makes me sad.

    Ended up with a migraine and in bed once I picked Morgan up. I didn't get to go to the technique club with Holly. :(
     
  21. tyniknate

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    Jennifer - sorry you missed your outing because of a migraine. They suck!

    Thanks for the advice ladies! Here's what I'm thinking:

    He is actually better when mom is not there, but because of the age of the boys (7 & 8) and the fact that meetings are only 1 1/2 hours, a lot of the parents stick around and hang out so they don't have to go home and come right back.

    One of the other fathers actually chose to say something to the kid on Monday night. I didn't know it until last night, but he was sitting on the floor trying to trip the other boys as they were doing what they were supposed to be doing during a physical activity (I was signing books at the time).

    Would I be overstepping things if I sat down with mom and dad and explained that there would now be one warning for bad behavior, and if it continued at a specific meeting he would have to go home? Kinda one warning and then you're out? I can tell the other parents are getting frustrated with him and his behavior. What about if I made it non-specific and had a sit-down with all of the boys and their parents and explained the rule? Do you think I would be better off with him and his family specifically? Or with the group as a whole?
     

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