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Melissa in Australia

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  1. Completely wasted day. Twins were absolutely awful from the moment they woke up. By 10 am I finally got them settled a little bit and had one on either side of me doing reading eggs. Then the neighbour and her little girl came over for a play. She was here for just over an hour, the last half hour twins were deteriorating in behaviour. Ds12 took advantage of me entertaining neighbour and supervising play to wonder off to shed and work some more on his portable chook pen. Gave twins early lunch and put them down for a long nap. I seperate them one in their bedroom, one on mattress in hallway. I had to stand outside bedroom door for around 30 minutes. Tried to get ds to do some schoolwork. Other neighbour came over. Elderly man dying slowly from smoking. Twin nap time over behaviour not improved at all. Tried again to get ds to do some schoolwork. Twins wouldn't stop bugging him. Now it is chore time. For today ds has only half completed 1 math problem. I have at least half a head more grey hair I feel like kicking something. Twins have settled down watching play school. Argh! Ds has pretty severe dyslexia and cannot work with noise. He also has no intrinsic motivation. And is years behind in ability to read or write.
  2. What beautiful girls. Can I just say that when looking at your girls I cried. I so badly wanted lots of girls. Instead I have boys, boys and more boys and offers to take another boy.
  3. Hugs On the bright side now that credit card debt is paid out and gone
  4. For an upset stomach my mother always gave us grated apple sprinkled thickly with cinnamon. It really helps. I do it with my kids and it helps them as well. If you are making some chicken broth I would recommend grating the vegatables instead of dicing.
  5. But that still wouldn't be a civil war. That would be war between different countries.
  6. I thought that 1500 calories was the correct amount to eat for a not so active female. I try to eat slightly less because if I eat 1500 calories everyday I slowly gain weight.
  7. I had surgery 3 weeks ago. The doctor gave me a medical certificate for the family, 4 weeks of light duties only. Actually they have been marvellous.especially DH. He has been making sure that I am only doing light duties. However 13 years ago I had surgery then 2 weeks later haemorrhaged so much that I was rushed by ambulance 400 km to Melbourne. 3 days later my brother who lives in Melbourne drove me home. 5 minutes after I got home DH asked me what was for tea. I replied make a sandwich and went to bed. 5 weeks later DH had surgery. He apologised profusely. He had no idea how awful you feel after surgery.
  8. I agree Exactly what I was about to post.
  9. bulliying in the 70's & early 80's was so bad for me that I was suicidal. I even had a knife held at my neck as leaving the school and itching powder thrown at me. If I or any of my siblings would touch a piece of play equipment ALL of the students in the school would run screaming to the other side of the school yard. Only buy uttering special incarnations would they be free of the special germs we were said to be contaminating the with. Fortunately for me the 2 main bullies died of a drug overdose at age 12.
  10. People still think that suicide is a weakness or mental illness.attitudes haven't changed since the 70's unfortunately
  11. Almost Spring. And the weather is springlike. DH the twins and I have spent the whole weekend vegetable gardening. With DH having a broken rib and me having no energy and twins assisting it was slow going. But it is almost ready for spring planting.we have a vegetable garden slightly larger than a tennis court and live year round from the vegetables produced in it.
  12. Lice can absolutely jump. We have seen it happen with our own eyes. When we had our lice I got the kids to sit still for their hour or so of daily combing by putting a microscope in front of them so they could look at the lice as we found them. We discovered that conditioned only renders the louse unconscious and after about five minutes they can jump right off the slide. One jumped about 30 cm. very scientific descoverythat shocked us all here
  13. Marvellous dh has still been doing all my harder physical tasks. The poor guy broke a rib yesterday. He is still battling on, doing the house cow milking etc. ifeel I could do the milking now but dh won't let me risk it. I have hemorrhaged after surgery before and I was warned by the surgeon to take it easy for a full 4 weeks. Dd16 did last day of work experiance with occupational theripist. she is thinking of doing occupational therapy at university.
  14. No way. We have had head lice once. Major problem for us as DH has multiple chemical sensativaties that are so bad he is on a disability pension. We cannot use any chemical treatment at all. And have to use the conditioner and twice daily fine comb for 2 weeks treatment. A real nightmare.
  15. I agree with you Sadie. I unbuttoned my shirt and fed my child wherever I was. After all I am a Mammal and that is what breasts are for.
  16. I always breastfed wherever I was. I only ever received positive feedback. But I live in a country where breastfeeding is actively encouraged.
  17. so green with envy :D that you guys are getting yours and I have to wait another 2 MONTHS :svengo:
  18. I preorder mine from fishpond in April.it still says release date of 14 October...... Sigh.......
  19. Hugs I can imagine Ds22 only comes home for a total of 2 weeks a year since he went off to university. Ds20 and ds18 did leave home for work and were away for just under 8 months. They have returned home for the winter and will be leaving again in under two months.
  20. I have a double oven slow combustion stove that I love but that is not a small appliances. What I do love are my red leather welding gloves that I use as oven mitts. Not only do they protect my hands but also protect my wrists from getting burned
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