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View Poll Results: Would you use one of those leashes on you child(ren)??
Yes, they're practical and keep my child from wandering off. 40 53.33%
No, they're constricting and undignified. 21 28.00%
I'm on the fence about them. 14 18.67%
Voters: 75. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-17-2011, 02:05 PM
 
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I find it HIGHLY suspect that a THREE YEAR OLD would say this:


well suspect on...but it doesnt change what was said
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Old 06-17-2011, 02:05 PM
 
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That IS what was said by the little girl.
Then maybe you should have written that and not what you originally did.
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Old 06-17-2011, 02:06 PM
 
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well suspect on...but it doesnt change what was said
IF it was said. Which I sincerely doubt.
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Old 06-17-2011, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Let's see how well you do when you're not pregnant anymore and you have to control:
infant
1 yo stepson
Neice.

By yourself. In public. You think you've got it all figured out, huh?

Before I was a parent, I was a DAMN GOOD ONE!!!!!

I also said I'd never:

Go to McDonalds
But fruit roll ups
Let them eat off the floor
Bottle feed
Eat processed foods
Eat candy before they were 5

And the list goes on and on....Boy was I delusional!

Talk to us, honey, after you've had a few....I've got 4 and still have a S**t ton to learn.
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Old 06-17-2011, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Just for the record, my 3 year old son WANTS one of those harnesses, because it's got a monkey on it. To him, it's a cool backpack...he said nothing about the public humiliation he's suffer and the subsequent years of therapy he'd have to endure.
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Old 06-17-2011, 02:09 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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DUH to you! You've obviously never had TWO children at a time in a public space, like a mall. One child distracts you, and the other runs off and hides. Mind you, toddlers have no sense of danger. Now before you tell me that your toddler niece is afraid say, of the vaccuum cleaner, let me remind you of what I said: no sense of danger. A toddler doesn't know it's dangerous to run off and hide. You may even play such a game at home. Plus, toddlers don't have much sense of direction. You may be in children's clothing at a mall store, and all of a sudden your child is in furniture and has NO idea how to get back.
Thus why a parent shouldnt bite off more than they can handle. Why would I take 2 small children out in a huge place where ANYTHING could happen if I cant handle them???
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What do you consider a "huge" place? A grocery store? A department store in a small mall? Is a mom supposed to stay home all day with the kids and wait until her husband gets home so she can go grocery shopping, or to a doctor's appointment? (For example) Should a mom be able to take her older child to a class at a rec center, whatever, if she has to take a younger one along? Should the oldest have to wait until the youngest can be trusted completey w/o stroller, leash, whatever to go out? Think about it.
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Old 06-17-2011, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Katonah, NY
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Let's see how well you do when you're not pregnant anymore and you have to control:
infant
1 yo stepson
Neice.

By yourself. In public. You think you've got it all figured out, huh?

Before I was a parent, I was a DAMN GOOD ONE!!!!!

I also said I'd never:

Go to McDonalds
But fruit roll ups
Let them eat off the floor
Bottle feed
Eat processed foods
Eat candy before they were 5

And the list goes on and on....Boy was I delusional!

Talk to us, honey, after you've had a few....I've got 4 and still have a S**t ton to learn.
Everytime my husband says - we aren't going to allow that or our child won't behave that way - I always say - you never know! It's easy to say how you can do everything so much better when you haven't been in the other person's shoes.
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Old 06-17-2011, 02:13 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Crazymomof3 View Post
Let's see how well you do when you're not pregnant anymore and you have to control:
infant
1 yo stepson
Neice.

By yourself. In public. You think you've got it all figured out, huh?

Before I was a parent, I was a DAMN GOOD ONE!!!!!

I also said I'd never:

Go to McDonalds
But fruit roll ups
Let them eat off the floor
Bottle feed
Eat processed foods
Eat candy before they were 5

And the list goes on and on....Boy was I delusional!

Talk to us, honey, after you've had a few....I've got 4 and still have a S**t ton to learn.

Like I said I would take all of them at once as I know I couldnt handle it and would be in pver my head.
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Old 06-17-2011, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I totally keep my mouth shut these days...with 4 you never know what they'll do.

When people ask me why we have 4, I tell them (like Bill Cosby said) because we don't want 5!!!
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Old 06-17-2011, 02:14 PM
 
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So im getting off the computer now because I have a life outside of City Data. Ill reply to all of you on Monday. TTYL
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