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Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
« Reply #90 on: April 17, 2014, 02:16:28 PM »


I was eyeing the Elk during the Hall Rental discussion.  The coordinator said to me sharply, "You can NOT hide the Elk, and we will not remove him."  I said, "No, I was trying to think of how to highlight him."  My first thought had been throwing some tulle over him sort of like a veil.  Then someone pointed out that he was a he.  Therefore the Kilt.  In his horns is the matching sash type thing. 

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« Reply #91 on: April 17, 2014, 07:48:40 PM »
My first thought was that he needs a sporran. All the best-dressed elks have them. :P
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« Reply #92 on: April 17, 2014, 10:39:20 PM »
The elk probably would have, if he'd had one that went with it.  My wedding gift to him was a mink sporran that I made out of an old mink stole that I bought off e-bay.  The flap on the sporran is two heads and three tails.   His other sporran is decrepit and orange. 
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Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
« Reply #93 on: April 23, 2014, 12:56:44 AM »
3yo DD was crying today because she loves her Easter eggs. When she asked for an egg, I mistakenly thought she wanted to eat it. No, she wanted to cuddle with it and kiss it...She let out a piercing shriek when I peeled an egg for Baby. She sobbed for 30 minutes straight at the thought of her "perfect purple eggy" being cracked.
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« Reply #94 on: April 23, 2014, 11:05:31 PM »
Many years ago, Mr. Bunny and I were on a trip over Easter.  Our two children stayed with the grandparents.  We called Easter morning just as they were opening the Easter baskets I had prepared.  While talking to my parents, we suddenly heard a howl of outrage from DS.  "It's dark inside!" 

Yes, he had bitten into a chocolate bunny, only to discover it was hollow.   ::) ;D
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« Reply #95 on: April 23, 2014, 11:35:20 PM »
Yesterday my friend posted a picture in Facebook of her 2 year old on the floor in mid-tantrum.

Apparently my friend had the audacity to serve her daughter exactly the breakfast she had asked for.  ::)

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Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
« Reply #96 on: April 24, 2014, 01:54:59 AM »
Apparently his favourite story didn't go the way he thought it should.   Not quite sure what happened there.   He brings me his favourite book, I start reading it, he starts to get really upset - not at me though, at the book.    As well as crying, he also hit the book.    It wasn't a particularly upsetting story, it's a toddler's picture book with a very basic storyline, so I'm not sure what upset him so much.    I had to comfort him and reassure him that it was all ok.    Maybe the book becomes sad on the 574th read through?   (If anybody should be crying it's me, I'm the one who has to read every story 3 times, sometimes up to 10 books per day!)
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Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
« Reply #97 on: April 24, 2014, 04:11:43 AM »
Many years ago, Mr. Bunny and I were on a trip over Easter.  Our two children stayed with the grandparents.  We called Easter morning just as they were opening the Easter baskets I had prepared.  While talking to my parents, we suddenly heard a howl of outrage from DS.  "It's dark inside!" 

Yes, he had bitten into a chocolate bunny, only to discover it was hollow.   ::) ;D

I've been known to be upset by that...as an adult.  ::)

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Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
« Reply #98 on: April 24, 2014, 04:14:01 AM »
The two bigger kids 5 and 3, were having a screaming fight today because they each named the stuffed bunnies from their Easter baskets "Easter Bunny." They came up with those names independently and only realized it today.
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Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
« Reply #99 on: April 24, 2014, 05:56:56 AM »
One from my newborn cousin. He was fussing and crying cause grandma wasn't holding him right (he likes to lay against shoulders or chests or bellies, if they are.... ample lol)

Not a crying story but on Easter Sunday (the same day he was fussing over grandma not holding him properly) she was giving his mom a break and feeding him. She burped him and went back to feeding him, when he decided he was done. Okay so then my aunt held him up as he streeeetched (he loves stretching) and promptly fell asleep mid stretch, one leg still curled up against him, and one arm curled up so his hand was by his face. Yes we laughed at him. Yes we are horrible people.

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« Reply #100 on: April 24, 2014, 01:02:19 PM »
I remember crying uncontrollably as a child.  My Mom would ask me, 'Why are you crying?'  '*sob* I *sob* don't *sob* know! *wail*'

I remember once my 11-mo-old was crying, at first for something sorta genuine, and then just wasn't stopping. Someone else was holding her at the time, and I walked up and said, "You can stop crying now," in a permission-giving tone, and she did, looking relieved.

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Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
« Reply #101 on: April 24, 2014, 05:09:34 PM »
Awwwww!!
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Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
« Reply #102 on: April 24, 2014, 07:08:40 PM »
The two bigger kids 5 and 3, were having a screaming fight today because they each named the stuffed bunnies from their Easter baskets "Easter Bunny." They came up with those names independently and only realized it today.
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Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
« Reply #103 on: April 24, 2014, 07:55:36 PM »
Many years ago, Mr. Bunny and I were on a trip over Easter.  Our two children stayed with the grandparents.  We called Easter morning just as they were opening the Easter baskets I had prepared.  While talking to my parents, we suddenly heard a howl of outrage from DS.  "It's dark inside!" 

Yes, he had bitten into a chocolate bunny, only to discover it was hollow.   ::) ;D

I've been known to be upset by that...as an adult.  ::)

All the better for making bunny foo-foos with (filled with chocolate milk of course for the youngsters  :)).

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Re: My Child Is Crying Because...
« Reply #104 on: April 24, 2014, 07:56:42 PM »
DD was crying the other day because she wanted breakfast for her stuffed giraffe and stuffed tiger. When I declined to make eggs, bacon and carrots for stuffed animals, DS suggested that DD feed her giraffe to the tiger. Because then the giraffe isn't hungry anymore, and tigers eat meat, and giraffes are made of meat.

Now I am crying (with laughter).  Your little guy is quite the problem-solver.