Wow, 12! When they hit the bakers dozen, do you still wish them Mazel Tov? lol
There was a really good book Adina had to read for school called Cheaper by the Dozen, by Gilbreth. I was very impressed with the story.
In any case, my husband's sister had her baby, a boy. She let me hold him, he's so tiny and delicious.
My Yaakov is learning math! He's 6 so I know he is supposed to, but I was so proud of him, yesterday he told me "In five years, Akiva will be 20" and my first instinct was like "No, that isn't right" but then I looked at Akiva and realized it's true. Goodness.
I want a new computer, one that will run Excel and Quickbooks but be incapable of running Minecraft or Roblox, so I can keep my computer to myself. I know, I'm selfish and all. But every single time he plays on my computer I need to reboot because after that everything moves too slowly to be usable. But he works so hard at school, leaves home at 6:20am, comes home either 7pm or 9pm depending on the night, and he wants to play a little before sleeping, so I don't want to tell him no. But I hate sharing because I failed kindergarten, apparently. Anyway, he can HAVE my old computer if I can just get a new one that will do what I need it to do, and not do much else.
There are computers that can run Excel and Quickbooks but not Minecraft or Roblox. They're called "20 year old computers" but you will have to run very old versions of Excel and Quickbooks.
Ig, I hear that! That was actually the solution we came up with too, he reboots each evening when he's done.
But now I can't back up my phone because the computer is out of storage space and for the life of me I can't figure out what is taking up so much space on this computer and my husband said to just buy a new computer. So I will get a new one anyway, so in fact he will get his own computer.
I don't think anyone else had babies since I last logged in. Oh well, hope no one is disappointed. My baby brother's wife is expecting now. I think today is actually her due date. No, wait. Actually the 5th is her due date. We've been warned that IF the baby is born on its actual due date, and IF it is a boy, THEN the bris will be on Purim. That would be so cool.
I know a lot of people like to "be surprised" about whether the baby is a boy or a girl, but my take was always that if you find out before the baby is born you ARE surprised anyway, you're just surprised a few months earlier than otherwise. But whatever. Can't talk logic to people. I'll have to wait and see like everybody else.
Yaakov's first adult tooth came in! Yay. BUT his baby tooth didn't get loose or fall out first, the adult tooth came in way behind the baby tooth. I'm going to have to bring him in to get that baby tooth yanked.
Try something like CCleaner ( on http://www.piriform.com ) with that computer.
Our son has the same trouble with his teeth. Always messy and looks nasty. Was about to use some pliers on it, the last time...
Thanks, I'll give it a try!
Yaakov's tooth actually DID come out, he was eating something and heard a crack and it was loose. Then it took a few days and finally he came to me and told me to pull it out. I thought once I made motions to actually do it, he'd run away scared. Pretty sure that was my experience with all the other kids who asked me to pull out loose teeth. But he stayed and kept asking me to do it, so even though it was kinda weird, I grabbed it with my fingers and pulled up. Third pull it came out.
OH MY GOODNESS! I just remembered that we completely forgot about the tooth fairy thing. Oy vey. oh well, I guess there will be other teeth. Anyway, instead of giving him money, I can buy gems in his games or something.
These days, my kids both hate Disney Corporation as much as I do ... things got really bad when they ruined, and then eventually shut down, Club Penguin.
Not gonna try Club Penguin Island, I take it. Heh.
This will make Aahz and Ragnar feel old. :)
My son just passed his road test.
I doesn't make me feel any younger.
It doesn't, either.
That's really great news IG.
and yes.. we are old.
Enjoy the grey hair. At least you *have* all of your hair.
Wow, congrats, IG! Crazy...I think the last time I saw him, he was barely in elementary school!
Oh, and enjoy the second "honey-do" list, Ragnar....that will definitely help with the grouchiness! :-D
You all know that thinking about my kids growing up has always been a trouble spot for me. Although I thought I'd been managing it pretty well for the last couple of years, a couple of days ago after my mind started really processing the trauma I've been through, all of my old baggage came crashing down on top of it.