Major changes for us...............

@camomom (7536)
United States
April 17, 2009 9:49am CST
Well, as many of you know I haven't been very active lately. I honestly have just been kind of bored working online and the kids have been demanding more attention lately. Our 9 month old is starting to walk. She has been getting bad diaper rash from teething. She's starting to do a lot of "firsts". She asks for a bottle now by saying baba. She says mom mom and dada. She says kitty kitty. She says bye bye and waves. She can clap. She's starting to get her own unique personality. She even sleeps through the night most nights. Our 2 year old has an attitude problem and demands a lot more attention. I think it's jealousy over the baby. We registered her (she'll soon be 3) for preschool for this fall. She wants to do everything herself but then she also wants help all the time. She's learning so fast about everything. She yells at people for using bad words. She wants to dress herself. We're working on potty training. She's into the "I wish I had" stage. She wants to help us do everything. She has stopped taking naps and sleeps through the night now. Both of the girls have been sick with colds recently. His son is getting counseling at school and will soon be getting it at home as well. His behavior hasn't improved much at home but it is 100% better at school. We have been trying very hard to treat him and the girls equally as far as attention goes. They have the same TV rules now. We are working on teaching that chores and responsibilities are the same thing. We are getting him tonight for his birthday (which is tomorrow) to do something special. We told him to make a list of the things he wants to do and what he wants for dinner etc. He was excited about that. He gets to go back to his mom's tonight, he seemed upset about that surprisingly. Camodad recently got glasses. He has gone through a motorcycle safety course and passed and got his license. That was the very beginning of the month. He had surgery last week (no more babies). He was just accepted into management at his job this week. He'll be salaried soon. He is also going to be transferring to a new store 45 minutes away, working 4 nights a week on third shift. He won't have holidays off anymore. He's selling his truck and hopefully getting a motorcycle (to help save on gas). We're planning on getting married sometime in June. The date depends on when my mom and his mom can attend. They both live in different states then us. We have both been married before so we are just doing the courthouse thing this time around. We just want our mom's and kids there. Other then all this, nothing has changed for me. I still stay at home and work online and enjoy taking care of the kids. The biggest changes for me will be no more state assistance (Yay!!) and less stress about money (DOUBLE YAY!!!!) What changes have you been going through lately?
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@AmbiePam (49880)
• United States
17 Apr 09
Wow, that is a lot of stuff. Just the things with the kids alone would wear me out. I'm glad some things are getting better for you, and I hope the rest of it works itself out better. I'm sure you wish he had holidays off, but hopefully the time you'll have together will be even more precious.
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@camomom (7536)
• United States
18 Apr 09
I'm nervous about the hours because I don't sleep well when he isn't home. He's worked those hours before though and I got through it. I think it will be better for the kids because they all miss him dearly when he is working during the day. He will have some holidays off but none guaranteed so I guess that's okay. He was making $11.70 an hour with no overtime at all, just for the training alone it will be $18.27 an hour with added overtime. When he is officially salaried, it will be more then that. I'm sure it will be fine. Thanks.
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• United States
18 Apr 09
Wow, that's quite a significant pay raise. That should definitely ease some of your financial troubles. Good for you guys. You deserve it!
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@camomom (7536)
• United States
21 Apr 09
That's nice of you to say. Thanks Lee.
@mummymo (23707)
24 Apr 09
Oh Camomum I am sitting here crying! Seriously , all the changes you describe in your kids i remember so clearly with my 2 - they are now 7 and 15! It sounds like things are looking up in your household. My life has stayed pretty much the same - the kids are still making me proud every day and I love them , my other half and my friends as much as ever. We have 2 new baby bunnies - or rather Niamh does but we are all enjoying them, they have settled in so well and are so adorable! The other half finishes work next week but we are hopeful that he will find another job soon despite the economic situation! Glad things are going so well sweety Hugs xxxx
@camomom (7536)
• United States
24 Apr 09
It sounds like things are okay for you. I'm sure your other half will find something else soon. The economic situation is scary. I was thinking of going back to work but no one is hiring in our area. So many places are going out of business all together. Luckily he works for the largest retailer in the world so I think his job is pretty safe. I hope. Thank you. *HUGS*
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@mummymo (23707)
26 Apr 09
Sounds like your hubbies job is safe. Wish I could still work - I really miss it and I know that my bosses would give me my old job back in a second - just a pity I'm not mobile enough to do it. I am pretty sure that all will work out just fine for us nevertheless! Hugs xxxx
@camomom (7536)
• United States
26 Apr 09
Maybe you could sell Avon or something like that. I hear you can make decent money even if you don't do in home shows/parties. Just a thought. I'm sure that things will work out for you. I know a site where you can make a little bit of money from home, if interested, send me a private message. I DON'T get referral credit for it.
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• India
1 May 09
no answer for you dear.
@camomom (7536)
• United States
2 May 09
Thanks for the penny anyway
@riyasam (16578)
• India
28 Apr 09
in about a months time,we have to shift to my in-laws place as commuting to his workplace will be easier,i think that is a major change for us.moreover my youngest son is also starting school and teaching him the alphabets is a major headache for me.
@camomom (7536)
• United States
28 Apr 09
That is a big change. I hope it's not too bad for you. I know I wouldn't want to live with my in-laws. My (almost) 3 year old might be starting preschool in the fall. I'm going to start working on her alphabet too. I got some flash cards for her to try to help and those letter magnets for the fridge. She can say them but doesn't know what they are by seeing them yet. Good luck to you. Don't put too much pressure on yourself with the alphabet, it is the schools job to teach them.
@Chevee (5915)
• United States
26 Apr 09
Wow, your days seems to be pretty interesting. I just started babysitting a 4 month old last week. And it really wore me out. I couldn't understand why because I am not doing anything but seeing about a baby and she isn't a bad baby as a matter of fact she is very good. All I have to do is to keep her dry and feed her, play with her once in a while. But when her parents pick her up in the evening I would be drained. I am hoping I have gotten used to it and that next week my body will feel better. I guess if she was nine months old and doing what your baby is doing I would have to be bed ridden after she left every day lol.
@camomom (7536)
• United States
26 Apr 09
It is a lot of work. I think it's an emotional drain which drains you physically. I'm not sure why it's so draining. Good luck to you. I hope it works out for you.
@reckon21 (3487)
• Philippines
18 Apr 09
There's not much changes in my life now days. But let me count some. I meet a girl in the web. We both play online games, hero is the game. We are both addicted to it. My elder sister has a new text mate which she is very fond of. This guy raised chicken and I always joke her about it. My three year old nephew already learn to talk some words,he can't still talk fluently. But every time he utters a word it's like a music to our ears. That's all.
@camomom (7536)
• United States
18 Apr 09
Sounds like your lives are great. Good luck with the girl you met. I know exactly what you mean about it being music to your ears when your nephew talks. It's awesome, isn't it? Best of luck to you and your sister with your new "friends".
@marsha32 (6691)
• United States
18 Apr 09
In December I quit my job outside the home. I'd worked for the Headstart program as a lunch aide (and subbing here and there as they needed me) for 13 years. So, I am attempting to make my dream of making a living from home a reality. Let's just say that's not working out so well. I was doing ok until this month as I had my income tax refund to fall back on. I'm with you on getting on the bored side sometimes of doing the same online stuff day in and day out. I'm going to make a major attempt to get active with mylot and stay that way this time around! Marsha
@camomom (7536)
• United States
18 Apr 09
I worked in retail for many years. I was at the same store for 12 years and quit when I was pregnant with our youngest. It is a very hard adjustment but I'm glad I'm home with my kids. I wish you the best of luck. I've even been looking into more online sites to do for more of a variety. Good luck to you.