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July 7th, 2011, 09:07 AM
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Everytime i ask for advice from people (if one the kids are playing up) its always "Craving attention" because i had them so close together and they can't get enough of me LOL do you get that from people? it REALLY annoys me, as well as upset me, to think that others think that low of me that i don't give my kids enough attention I am always there for all of them, if one wants a cuddle they get it, and if all 3 of them want a cuddle, i will cuddle all 3 at the same time..
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July 7th, 2011, 09:14 AM
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oh whatever! Even singletons crave attention, its human nature to act up for your parents for approval--its what kids do to stay alive! What other option does a helpless nb have other than screaming to get fed? Of course they carry that on as they grow.
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July 7th, 2011, 04:41 PM
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Yep, I get that too As if my children would be perfectly well behaved if they were spaced differently or something lol.
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July 7th, 2011, 09:22 PM
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sarah you are an amazing mother, dont listen to those jerks!! i get it all the time, mostly from my own mother who isnt even around half the time. i do not take any advice from her because i can VERY CLEARLY remember her when i was a child and she has nooo room to talk or give "advice".
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July 8th, 2011, 10:31 AM
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Thank you vanessa ((hugs))
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July 8th, 2011, 09:04 PM
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I don't get that one. The only kid I think I ever ask for advice on is Rock and what I get is "Oh, I'm sure that's normal..." Thanks ya'll...*sigh*
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July 9th, 2011, 04:29 AM
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Yep, I get that too As if my children would be perfectly well behaved if they were spaced differently or something lol.
LOL!! Exactly! I think I will use that line the next time someone says something about my middle DD craving attention.
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July 10th, 2011, 04:50 PM
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You know as odd as it sounds My first three kids were widely spaced, example 2, 7 and 13 and I got the same "Craving attention" flack because the baby got all the attention, My teenager was an only child for so long... Bla Bla Bla
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July 10th, 2011, 05:36 PM
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Someone actually told me once that I stole Alyssa's babyhood. Seriously?!
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July 16th, 2011, 08:15 AM
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Someone actually told me once that I stole Alyssa's babyhood. Seriously?!
I've been told that too. I really don't get it?! I also hate how if I ever complain once about being tired or something all I hear is "well that's what happens when you have them close together". Umm okay, so if you have your kids 3 years apart then you will have the best behaved kids that sleep in till 10...lol.
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July 17th, 2011, 07:14 AM
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Apparently so! lol. In reality though, I hear less complaints from moms of CSS than anyone else!
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July 17th, 2011, 12:34 PM
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Wow I haven't heard this one but I hear the "Wow you got your hands full" or "Bet your kept busy"

How do you ladies handle that one?
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July 17th, 2011, 07:53 PM
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Ugggg the "you've got your hands full" drives me up the wall... all I say is "not really", or i just nod and smile.
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July 19th, 2011, 08:27 AM
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I have had the i have stole rhianna baby hood comment!! and how its not fair that she didn't get mummy on her own for very long.. she was 3 months when i got pregnant, she was to young to know any different!!
I just agree with people when thy say "you have your hands full!" i just add "yes but its great!" lol
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July 19th, 2011, 02:16 PM
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People tell me I've got my hands full all the time, but I just say "Yeah, but we wouldn't have it any other way!"
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July 19th, 2011, 06:23 PM
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I'll have to use that And BTW Sophia is ABSOLUTELY gorgeous!
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