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Re: Do you own an electric kettle? Do you use it?

When my American in-laws visited us in the UK they were fascinated by it! :confused: They called it a "quick-boil". :lol:

by mayerling

March 25th, 2015, 12:32 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Do you own an electric kettle? Do you use it?

Replies: 63

Views: 705
Re: I am not too old to learn

Oh Joe, it breaks my heart to hear how you're suffering about those kids. But it warms my heart to hear about all the new kids you're helping.

by mayerling

February 21st, 2015, 12:35 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: I am not too old to learn

Replies: 307

Views: 13251
Re: Calling Pancake and Munchkin

I think my problem stems from the fact that I don't really give N sweets. He has a biscuit or two every day, maybe pancakes on some mornings, but he's never had chocolate/ice-cream/etc. And now that he's 2.5, he's learned not to be enticed by those things so it's hard to bribe him with them.

by mayerling

February 5th, 2015, 11:42 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling Pancake and Munchkin

Replies: 20

Views: 430
Re: Calling Pancake and Munchkin

JGator, somebody else with a younger child than N was also surprised that N doesn't get bribery. Maybe it's that we haven't really used it so he hasn't caught onto it yet.

by mayerling

February 5th, 2015, 12:01 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling Pancake and Munchkin

Replies: 20

Views: 430
Re: Calling Pancake and Munchkin

Mayerling, I know this sounds horrible, but our son is difficult to give meds to as well. We basically have to hold him down to give it to him. My husband hold his arms, & I use a syringe to just inject it towards the side and back of his mouth. It's hard, but it needs to be done. good luck! We...

by mayerling

February 4th, 2015, 1:12 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling Pancake and Munchkin

Replies: 20

Views: 430
Re: Calling Pancake and Munchkin

B just had the flu and was on Tamiflu, aka the worst tasting stuff ever. It was a capsule and we were told to break it open and mix it with food. We tried everything. The only thing that sort of worked was giving him a piece of chocolate to hold, and letting him eat it as soon as the medicine was i...

by mayerling

February 4th, 2015, 1:12 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling Pancake and Munchkin

Replies: 20

Views: 430
Re: Calling Pancake and Munchkin

Also, I realise antibiotics can be injected, but what about antitussives/decongestants/antihistamines/etc?

by mayerling

February 4th, 2015, 1:11 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling Pancake and Munchkin

Replies: 20

Views: 430
Re: Calling Pancake and Munchkin

JGator|1423073242|3827298 wrote:Mayer, yes, another pedi. I know my sister takes him in more than once - not sure if it's daily. My nephew has Down syndrome and doesn't cooperate for medicine.


Will try this.

by mayerling

February 4th, 2015, 1:09 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling Pancake and Munchkin

Replies: 20

Views: 430
Re: Calling Pancake and Munchkin

JGator|1423061027|3827166 wrote:Mayerling, my sister's son has been given antibiotics as a shot/injection.


That requires multiple injections, though, and our pedi refuses to do that. Maybe we need another pedi. :think:

by mayerling

February 4th, 2015, 10:13 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling Pancake and Munchkin

Replies: 20

Views: 430
Re: Calling Pancake and Munchkin

Mayerling, I know this sounds horrible, but our son is difficult to give meds to as well. We basically have to hold him down to give it to him. My husband hold his arms, & I use a syringe to just inject it towards the side and back of his mouth. It's hard, but it needs to be done. good luck! We...

by mayerling

February 4th, 2015, 10:11 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling Pancake and Munchkin

Replies: 20

Views: 430
Calling Pancake and Munchkin

Hi ladies, I need your help again. N will NOT take medicine orally. We've tried syringes, spoons, mixing it in liquids, mixing it in food. Nothing works. He's got the flu now, and the doctor prescribed zithromax. He will not take it. The only medication he will take is antipyretics which come in the...

by mayerling

February 4th, 2015, 6:42 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Calling Pancake and Munchkin

Replies: 20

Views: 430
Re: Getting older isn't so bad when you consider the alterna

My MIL just sent me this joke via email. LOL. Funny and I thought you guys would appreciate it... Three elderly friends are walking down the fairway. "Sixty is the worst age to be," said the 60-year-old, "You always feel like you have to pee.. And most of the time nothing happens.&qu...

by mayerling

January 17th, 2015, 1:17 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Getting older isn't so bad when you consider the alternative

Replies: 1525

Views: 26366
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

N turned 2.5 last week. He's still not potty-trained, he's still using a paci at naps and bedtime, he's still in his crib. I hope to tackle potty-training this spring-summer. I have no intention of taking the paci away unless he appears to be ready for it, and as far as I can tell he's still quite a...

by mayerling

January 16th, 2015, 4:32 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 6328

Views: 154542
Re: Preschools

Thanks, JGator!

by mayerling

January 7th, 2015, 9:31 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Preschools

Replies: 3

Views: 354
Preschools

N will be 3 this summer and he's going to start preschool in September. He's been home with me (or my mom when I'm at work) since he was born. Have any of you had experience with Reggio-Emilia inspired preschools?

by mayerling

January 6th, 2015, 1:21 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: Preschools

Replies: 3

Views: 354
Re: SHOW ME HOLIDAY DECORATIONS!

I loved seeing everyones decorations(some great ideas to steal for next year!). I already de-Christmased but left the lone tree in the bedroom. My husband suggested leaving it up and decorating for each holiday, might do that. Hope everyone has a Happy New Year. Makemepretty, why have you taken eve...

by mayerling

December 28th, 2014, 2:10 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: SHOW ME HOLIDAY DECORATIONS!

Replies: 88

Views: 1543

by mayerling

December 17th, 2014, 2:19 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: SHOW ME HOLIDAY DECORATIONS!

Replies: 88

Views: 1543
Re: SHOW ME HOLIDAY DECORATIONS!

Makemepretty, I love how you do something in every room! I only do living room but now you make me want to add more!

by mayerling

December 9th, 2014, 12:54 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: SHOW ME HOLIDAY DECORATIONS!

Replies: 88

Views: 1543
Re: SHOW ME HOLIDAY DECORATIONS!

I love this thread!

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Edit: No clue how to turn these right side up.

by mayerling

December 8th, 2014, 6:49 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: SHOW ME HOLIDAY DECORATIONS!

Replies: 88

Views: 1543
Re: Is The Time Change Deadly?

Yes, European Union countries observe the time change - albeit at a different time in the year; last Sunday in October, last Sunday in March. Time change is also observed in lots of other countries as well.

by mayerling

November 7th, 2014, 11:58 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Is The Time Change Deadly?

Replies: 21

Views: 350
Re: What bag are you carrying

I carry a London Osprey satchel, except on work days when I use a Michael Kors tote because I can fit my books in it.

by mayerling

October 22nd, 2014, 1:46 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: What bag are you carrying

Replies: 91

Views: 1760
Re: what color is a your front door?

Brown. The one at our last house was blue.

by mayerling

October 21st, 2014, 7:08 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: what color is a your front door?

Replies: 80

Views: 952
Re: 24 Surprising Things ABout Parenting in the United State

Very interesting read. On "please" and "thank you"; DH drills these into N all the time in English, but I certainly don't in my language. It stems from how important these formulaic expressions are in the culture itself. Most Northern cultures have what is called "negative p...

by mayerling

October 12th, 2014, 12:01 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: 24 Surprising Things ABout Parenting in the United States

Replies: 22

Views: 645
Re: I am not too old to learn

I'm so sorry to hear that you haven't heard anything, Joe. Please try to be positive.

by mayerling

October 7th, 2014, 6:14 am

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: I am not too old to learn

Replies: 307

Views: 13251
Re: Have you ever actually seen a president/monarch/PM?

Does an heir to the throne count? I saw William and Kate when they visited the city I was living in in 2012.

by mayerling

October 2nd, 2014, 10:04 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Have you ever actually seen a president/monarch/PM?

Replies: 19

Views: 249
Re: Why is PS slower than 10 yrs ago?

Someone up there posted about "not being able to take constructive criticism." I remember 3 threads (mine was one of them) where the OPs were attacked and piled on unmercifully. The "opinions" given seemed to be agreed upon according to friendships, were far from kind, and were ...

by mayerling

October 2nd, 2014, 12:43 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Why is PS slower than 10 yrs ago?

Replies: 347

Views: 7786
Re: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Dandi, N still uses a sleep sack. I see no issue with continual use. He'll eventually have to be weaned because he'll be too big for it, but for the moment I'm just happy I don't need to worry about him pushing his covers off during the night.

by mayerling

September 19th, 2014, 11:37 pm

Forum: Family, Home & Health

Topic: PS Mommy thread with toddlers 12-36 months

Replies: 6328

Views: 154542

by mayerling

September 17th, 2014, 6:36 am

Forum: Hangout

Topic: As the Forum Turns ... or ... The 3-Word Story Thread

Replies: 409

Views: 2775

by mayerling

September 16th, 2014, 12:31 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: As the Forum Turns ... or ... The 3-Word Story Thread

Replies: 409

Views: 2775
Re: Grammar debate- is this true?

Deb, you posted on this thread. I never said you're not allowed to. I posted on this thread to give you what is scientifically accepted, i.e. that all varieties are equally valid, despite one of them being official. You, and others, went on about how you know better than the science, i.e. linguistic...

by mayerling

September 15th, 2014, 1:34 pm

Forum: Hangout

Topic: Grammar debate- is this true?

Replies: 69

Views: 1146