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  1. kand

    Aggressive men

    These two parts threw me. I’m trying to picture what this looks like in a way that’s not negative. Especially the “rough me up” part. It may be we have different meanings for that phrase.
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    Jeans and Long Torso Tees

    Is that what’s causing the little holes in my shirts?! I thought for a long time it was the cat sitting on my lap. But she doesn’t do that anymore and still the holes. Chicos used to have a nice pull on jean. I haven’t checked in a long time to see if they still do.
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    Sleep deprivation from snoring spouse

    I notice a trend (and it applies to me too) that seems unfair. Why is it always the non-snorer (who is almost always the woman) who is getting up and moving out of the bed at night?
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    Sleep deprivation from snoring spouse

    This reminded me, there’s an app for that. I installed an app called SnoreLab for just this purpose. The idea is for it to be used by the snorer, so they can track what changes help reduce their snoring episodes.
  5. I did formal science in elementary with my oldest, but with none of the others since. We read tons of books and I keep a large book basket of library books,many of which are on science subjects. We talk about a lot of science stuff in everyday life, outside, over dinner, in the car, things in the news, etc. So far it’s looking like my younger kids who did not get the formal science in elementary are just as prepared for it by the time they hit middle school and high school as the one who had formal programs in elementary.
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    Dr Hive, this is reasonable, yes ?

    I’m so glad he’s under medical care now and you don’t have to be responsible for trying to get him care. I hope they can get him in much better condition while he is there and that you can recharge a bit.
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    Cat Advice

    When my cat had a uti, it was diagnosed from a litter kit the vet gave us to use at home and then I dropped the sample off. So the cat didn’t actually have to travel. Could your vet let you do that? For hydration, have you tried a drinking fountain. Our cat has developed kidney issues, and in addition to only wet food, she now has a water fountain and she drinks a ton from it. She also pees a ton because of it. But that’s the kidney issues.
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    Secret groups

    Do you mean they appear gone to you or they seem to be made public? Or something else? For what it’s worth, I’m not seeing any clubs I’m not a member of. From my end, things seem to be working as they always have. I’m worried for whatever you’re talking about and hope everything is actually okay.
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    Dr Hive, this is reasonable, yes ?

    Oh dear, of course it is! 😳 I should’ve realized it had to be later than 330 in the morning now. It’s PM, not AM!
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    Dr Hive, this is reasonable, yes ?

    That makes sense. It works like that in some rural areas here as well, but I wasn’t thinking of that. Fortunately it’s getting close to morning in Australia, so hopefully he’ll go in then.
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    Dr Hive, this is reasonable, yes ?

    Do your fire stations allow people to walk in for bp checks? Ours do that here, and I’m thinking once there, you could get them to throw a pulse oximeter on him. Otherwise, I think Jean’s last advice is probably where you are, and you’re going to just need to let it go and wait for tomorrow.
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    Dr Hive, this is reasonable, yes ?

    Yeah, I totally get that. I thought it was worth considering if he might respond more easily to one of them. Obviously you know the individual personalities of your kids best to know if that’s a good or a bad idea to put them in that position. If your nursing student daughter has already tried, it sounds like it’s not going to be a good strategy. If all else fails, I would probably go the ambulance route, even if it was going to make him mad. I’m sorry again that you’re in this position 😕. Is it denial? What does he hope will happen if he doesn’t go and get it checked out?
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    Dr Hive, this is reasonable, yes ?

    Would he respond any better to one of the kids telling him he needs to go?
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    Big potty training issues

    Yeah, I forgot about this part. The cousin thing shouldn’t have anything to do with it.
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    Big potty training issues

    I agree with Bolt’s general approach. I would be very matter of fact and low key and get all diapers out of the house. I know someone who was successful by telling dc their new baby cousins needed the diapers 🤷‍♀️. You can get cloth diapers for night time that should hold up. I would use a wool cover over it to prevent leaks. And padded underwear under pants should be enough to be uncomfortable without making a lot of mess. I found my kid who didn’t mind wet underwear did mind wet jeans. He’s old enough you should be able to have a stack of dry pants and a place for him to put the wet ones, and he should be able to handle it. He’s likely to pretty quickly realize it’s easier for him to just go than to have to change everything each time. Obviously if he’s dirty, he will need to get you to help him clean up before he puts his new pants on. No emotion, just matter of fact, “oops, looks like you didn’t make it to the potty in time. Go get some dry pants on and then you can come back and we’ll finish this book” (or whatever) He’s shown he has the ability to do it, so I would just make it the way it is now without making a deal out of it (might be hard initially if it’s become a “thing”).
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