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Old 11-04-2010, 06:57 PM   #101
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Holy crap sarah! 3 toddlers???? No WONDER you need to vent. They'd drive a saint to drink! I know what you mean, it hurts your heart when the little poops get your goat. Take heart, and find rooms with doors that close. That might not be easy sometimes, but give it a go. I also found (if you have a high tolerance for mess) that some of the simplest things will help everyone get along.

1. Make cookies together. Give everyone hunk of sugar cookie dough to cut shapes out of.
2. Make playdough and give everyone some cookie cutters to play with.
3. Try funky stuff like sucking jello up through a straw
3. Make finger paint with liquid dish soap and tempra paint and let them paint a window with it. BONUS: When you finally wash off their artwork all you need is water! Soap is already there!
4. And finally, come visit often! There's lots of us Mom's who've been exactly where you are and will offer you virtual hugs when you need them. Many is the time I've come here for comfort when I felt like the meanest mom in history. This place is family, and we're here to be your sanity break. {{{{{{sarah}}}}}}

Edit: sarah, check out this thread starting on page 32, post 315 and on for a page or so. You'll see what I mean.
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Old 11-08-2010, 09:22 AM   #102
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OK, here's my vent. I got up this morning (earlier than I needed to, thanks once again to the alarm cat that hasn't recognized the time change) and upon wandering into the kitchen, discovered the mat in front of my back door was SOAKED. I was quite puzzled because none of our animals have accidents - ever. I turned on the light and lifted up the rug. There is no way any one animal could have a bladder THAT big anyway. I took the rug out, and started mop up. I discovered that my DISHWASHER had blown something in the night and had leaked underneath and around a cabinet. *sigh* I turned off the water valve to the dishwasher and put down a ShamWow to suck up anything still oozing.

THERE'S A LOT STILL OOZING!!! Since the dishwasher is empty, I can only guess that there is a lovely little pool under the cabinet still making its way out. Grrr! Its far too early to start calling my repair guy, and guess what? Its a very busy week for me this week. Its a six day stretch of work! I've got an afternoon teaching gig today, all day teaching tomorrow, day shift Wed and Thurs, and evening shift Friday! ARGH!

If you were a mind reader, you'd be running and screaming right now at the horrible words being screamed in my head.

Thanks for letting me vent. I'm still grumpy, but I feel marginally better. Now just to count down the minutes til I can call for help!
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Old 11-08-2010, 09:39 AM   #103
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Sounds like the alarm cat woke you up early for a reason..."Danger Mom! My world it not right!"

My alarm cat wouldn't let me sleep this morning, either...there was a cat outside trying to claw it's way in through the screen. It was raining most of the night and the poor thing was soaked. I took a box and blanket outside for it and we all went back to sleep for a bit.

I'll see if he is still there in a bit and take some food out.
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Old 11-08-2010, 09:56 AM   #104
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Alarm cat goes off at 630am regardless of the reason. Since the time change its been 530. Little bugger. If I can get a hold of him I stuff him under the covers to snuggle for a bit. He's a wily one though, doesn't get close enough to grab, stays juuuuust outside my reach.

Only 3 more minutes til I can try calling the repair guy. Please God, let them open at 8 and not 9.
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Old 11-08-2010, 11:58 AM   #105
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I had the alarm-dog go off at 4 AM which set of the other dog which then set off the 3rd. Luckily the 4th likes to sleep and didn't respond to any of them.
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Old 11-08-2010, 12:00 PM   #106
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Oh Alix, that's awful! I hope it does not cost too much to have fixed, and I hope that it hasn't caused any lasting damage.

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Old 11-08-2010, 12:17 PM   #107
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Thanks Barbara, I hope so too! My appliance guy is pretty good so I'm hoping he will be able to fix it all. I'm trying NOT to be uber cranky but I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed at the moment. I've got such a busy week and this just started it off with a bang...or rather a squelch.
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Old 11-08-2010, 12:19 PM   #108
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Mini-disasters seem to usually occur at the worst possible moments!

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Old 11-08-2010, 12:21 PM   #109
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Yep. Happy Monday to me!
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Old 11-08-2010, 12:26 PM   #110
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Well, think about it this way, would you rather get it out of the way, or would you rather it happen in the middle of your busy week? Or as everything is starting to wind down and you are looking forward to relaxing? Of course you would rather it hadn't happened at all, but it could be worse!

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