Quoting Damon A. Getsman to Nancy Backus on 12-Jun-2015 22:13 <=-
Re: Re: camping was: bbsing
Shinies etc can be quite distracting at any age... ;) And birthdaysOh for sure. I'm finding that I'm getting better at dealing with
(and other special occasions) can be a good time to scratch the itch, as
long as one doesn't go overboard... :) Happy Birthday to the kid.. :)
these things as I get older, but I also note (and I'm in a perfect situation for noting this right now, as I wait for someone much more prone to distractions to come and sit down so that we can do some
paired coding together) that it certainly does still seem to be a big issue for a lot of other people of all ages.
I've passed your well wishes on to my son. He appreciates it,
belated though as it may be. It's good for him to get a little
reminder of some of the good things that have been going on recently right now...
Just last night he ended up coming down with either some
nasty food poisoning or else some really wicked short illness. He
ended up throwing up at least three times last night (projectile, and with a whole lot of stomach contents to get rid of-- poor guy), and has been suffering a pretty wicked sore throat and [I believe, though currently unverified by thermometer] a bit of a fever today.
Poor kid just hasn't been getting much of a break lately. At least it happened once school got out for him (yesterday was his last day). I mean, I'm pretty sure that he'd see things in the opposite light, but after all of the time that he missed with crap as of the last school
year I'm glad that there wasn't any more added to that...
those situations. I suppose being on the road for so long when he
was still 2-2.5 years old really helped prep him for it a bit,
Some things you do because you have to... some because you enjoy them...Definitely. We've had some interesting times, and no doubt it has changed the recreational aspect of some of the activities that we've had... I don't know, I'm kind of going through a phase right now
and it's nice when it's some of both... ;) I'm sure though that the
no other alternative sorts of things can get old real fast, as the sense
of adventure wears off... ;)
where, despite our limitations and the lack of kids in the area, I'm trying to figure out what kind of a routine we're going to have for things this summer.
I'll write more about it later, I'm actually trying to get this out before I do some work in a little bit here, but I could probably use
some input on some of the different things that I'm considering. The limitations of the situation that I'm in is going to make it
interesting, to say the least, and I'm definitely at the phase where I'm scraping the bottom of the barrel a bit. But yeah, more on that later.
A good lesson in why consistency is so important... One doesn't have toOh I know how important it is. That being said, I definitely need
be a martinet and deny the kid everything, but it still is important to
have the boundaries and keep to them pretty much, so the kid is secure
in knowing where they are... Saves a lot of trouble in the long run...
The kids that have learned that a tantrum will get them what they (think
they) want generally aren't actually happy with the results, either...
not that you could get them to admit it, though...
to work on it in my parenting methods. Especially when I've been
getting tips from other people who lack in consistency a lot that are telling me that I need to be more consistent with things. Heh.
It's been really tough in the setting that we're in right now, but the summer drive is on now. Hopefully things can be set up by the end of
the summer well enough so that we'll be in a setting where we have a
new primary location with enough space for all of us; I think more
than anything else it's the fatigue at the whole situational aspect that's kept me from being a little better than I would like with the consistency of it all.
But yeah, I can always tell when my consistency hasn't been what it should. That's when the 'big stick' has to come out. Then it's used,
and then things are better for a time. He's really good at responding very quickly to it, and doesn't push things too far, at least at the
age that he's at right now, when such is the case. When I'm doing
better with it he's really great about doing the things that he's supposed to right away and not pushing the limits.
I can certainly relate on the bronchitis issue... I get thatYeah my health has been doing a lot better than it has for a very
periodically... Nice that your body could just fight it off on its
own this time..... ;)
long time, actually... at least since I've gotten over the various plagues that had a pigpile on me after first getting here. I can tell that I've been taking care of myself really well, fitness-wise, also, because I don't think that I've ever had a resting heart rate that is often below 64, and mine pretty much sits and hovers right around 60
now. It's nice to see the fruits of my hard work, even if they're in statistics that really don't mean much beyond the medical journals. ;)
I'm seeing a few different topics in this message, so, in the interests
of breaking it into more manageable size messages, I'm going to try to pull like into like... ;)
True, some people are more easily distracted than others... and some manage to learn how to minimize it eventually... and then there do seem
to be some that don't seem to be distracted at all (but I bet they're faking it... <G>)
So what did you get him special for his birthday...?
Sounds to me like some sort of bug, rather than food poisoning... especially since I note in later messages that stuff's been going around again... ;) But the sore throat and the fever tend to clinch the bug theory... :)
I understand... :) And I also understand the kid point of view of not wanting to waste SUMMER being sick... ;)
considering. The limitations of the situation that I'm in is goingI'll be watching for it. ;)
to make it interesting, to say the least, and I'm definitely at the
phase where I'm scraping the bottom of the barrel a bit. But yeah,
Somehow it's always easier to see in someone else's situation... ;)
They probably have a reasonably good idea what they ought to be doing, whether or not they manage to follow through on it with their own
And the niggling thoughts that one should maybe be trying to make it up
to the kid for things not being as one would have hoped... but that sort of thing can get you in trouble, too... :) Hopefully a better setting will indeed help things... :)
Even when they protest loudly against the limits, kids actually are happier knowing what the limits are and having them be securely enforced... it gives a more secure feeling... If one can enforse them simply by words and actions, and not have to resort to consequences, so much the better for all... :)
Indeed. :) Being in pretty good shape can also help you fight off the bugs that come piling in... :)
Quoting Damon A. Getsman to Nancy Backus on 21-Jun-2015 08:55 <=-
True, some people are more easily distracted than others... and someHahaha. Yeah I've noticed how in some people it's become a primary
manage to learn how to minimize it eventually... and then there do seem
to be some that don't seem to be distracted at all (but I bet they're
faking it... <G>)
bogus coping mechanism for things that they don't want to have to deal with. Just give in to the shinies... procrastinate... watch your
life pile up around you until what would've been unpleasant but manageable become horrifying and unmanageable. Used to be my M.O.,
it's not like I'm just seeing it from external sources. Having a kid changed that for me, and I'm glad it did.
Keeping my fingers crossed for aikido this week, though. It'd be much needed socialization time for him, time to burn off some energy (other than what I do with him), and just good time to get out of the house.
I wanted to do more, but with all of the troubles it just wasn't possible. When I've got the next paycheck in I should be able to make
up for things a little bit, hopefully.
Sounds to me like some sort of bug, rather than food poisoning...Turned out to be an influenza strain that hit everybody here. Soon
especially since I note in later messages that stuff's been going
around again... ;) But the sore throat and the fever tend to clinch
the bug theory... :)
as that was gone it caused my son's latent strep (he's a carrier) to
come out, then that hit my roommate as well. I'm surprised I got lucky with that; strep usually kicks my butt. But yeah, it wasn't just some sort of weird food illness or something; in varying degrees of severity the one-two combo beat us all down for awhile. Despite the fact that I wasn't sick with strep like everyone else, it really became bad enough for them that I wasn't able to survive outside of the bubble of their illness needs, so I'll just consider us all beaten down by the whole thing. :)
I understand... :) And I also understand the kid point of view of notOh for sure. He still gets cranky at me on that basis just when I
wanting to waste SUMMER being sick... ;)
tell him it's time for bed. ;)
Indeed. :) Being in pretty good shape can also help you fight offI'm counting that when I consider the fact that I didn't come down
the bugs that come piling in... :)
with this strep. ;) Now I'm just trying to get my little guy back
into the shape he was in before we got here, as well. He used to be
able to BEAT ME on a 2-mile, despite his short legs. Now he can barely keep up on a bike. So every time I go out, he's coming out. With a little bit of modification to my routine to make it better for him, of course. Definitely some playground time at some of the places where I
do the majority of my miles. :)
Shinies weren't so important to me, but books used to get me
off-track... some days more easily than others... now, it's more that my mind might start to wander, and things just don't quite get done... And then there's all the interruptions in my own plans for things that need doing for other people.. :)
Keeping my fingers crossed for aikido this week, though. It'd beAnd if you can do it together, so much the better for both of you, on various levels... :)
possible. When I've got the next paycheck in I should be able toSometimes we just can't get everything we'd like to... and it's not a
make up for things a little bit, hopefully.
bad lesson to learn when young... :)
Understand that... totally.. :) Hopefully everyone is fully recovered
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