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by Dowbocop » Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:40 pm

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Drumstick wrote:Congrats on ruining your lives.

Any other parents here actually quite like some of the things their kids watch?

It's Boss Baby for me. I could quite genuinely binge it.

Heeeeeeeeeeyyyy Dugggeee. I quite like that show, some of the little touches are great, the gay crab couple, the "plumber" costume thats clearly Mario, so many cool little things like that.

I am so on board with Hey Duggee :wub:

I feel my son's current obsession with Hey Duggee is reward for putting up with shite like Bing and Peppa. I've done my hard yards...

Moggy wrote:I thought I'd be nice and ordered my 4 year old a PJ Masks quilt cover and pillow case.

I told him I had a surprise for him and took him into his bedroom expecting an excited reaction.

"Oh"

"Don't you like it?"

"Yeah but I thought it was going to be a birthday cake!"

"It's not your strawberry floating birthday and you are now strawberry floating DISOWNED!"

My son is three on Tuesday, but we let him out of our sight last week and he's opened a shitload of his presents already. Fuming.

Congrats DML!

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PostRe: So you've ruined your life...
by Knoyleo » Sun Aug 23, 2020 2:20 pm

Got told that we need to start looking into nursery places ASAP apparently, as places get snapped up well in advance, and apparently it's going to cost more than our strawberry floating mortgage payments. :dread:

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by Errkal » Sun Aug 23, 2020 3:51 pm

Knoyleo wrote:Got told that we need to start looking into nursery places ASAP apparently, as places get snapped up well in advance, and apparently it's going to cost more than our strawberry floating mortgage payments. :dread:


Yeah they can have massive waiting lists. Worth thinking about what school you want too as some nurseries are affiliated with schools and it can improve odds of getting the school want dramatically if they are at the nursery linked to that school.

Cost is bat gooseberry fool, we got lucky as our mums were able to do childcare until the free hours kicked in at 3, still don’t understand why you only get free hours under the age of 3 if you aren’t working, it’s like you aren’t working, you don’t need childcare!

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PostRe: So you've ruined your life...
by Rax » Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:05 am

Dowbocop wrote:
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Drumstick wrote:Congrats on ruining your lives.

Any other parents here actually quite like some of the things their kids watch?

It's Boss Baby for me. I could quite genuinely binge it.

Heeeeeeeeeeyyyy Dugggeee. I quite like that show, some of the little touches are great, the gay crab couple, the "plumber" costume thats clearly Mario, so many cool little things like that.

I am so on board with Hey Duggee :wub:

I feel my son's current obsession with Hey Duggee is reward for putting up with shite like Bing and Peppa. I've done my hard yards...

There was a lot of Bing on around the time I was working my way through Black Mirror, the intersection of those shows creates some interesting scenarios.

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PostRe: So you've ruined your life...
by Moggy » Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:37 am

Nursery costs a strawberry floating fortune. It's barely worth working unless you're a high earner.

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by Tomous » Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:48 am

Having looked at nursery costs recently, I'm suddenly so much happier about the proximity my in-laws live to us.

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by Dual » Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:06 am

We're doing 3 days a week of nursery starting next week D:

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by Photek » Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:14 am

I've never heard of a 'nursery' before, we just have a baby section in our creches but I use folks and sister 'n law (who I pay) but far less than a creche. :dread:

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by Knoyleo » Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:03 pm

Tomous wrote:Having looked at nursery costs recently, I'm suddenly so much happier about the proximity my in-laws live to us.

The in laws aren't far from us, but our first will end up being their 5th grandchild, and understandably they want some of their own life, so we're basically not getting any commitment from them for anything. Hoping my parents will be up to help out, but they're at least 2 hours drive away.

On the plus side, we think we've found a nursery that does term time only places, which will be a real cost saver, as my wife's a teacher.

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by Tomous » Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:07 pm

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Tomous wrote:Having looked at nursery costs recently, I'm suddenly so much happier about the proximity my in-laws live to us.

The in laws aren't far from us, but our first will end up being their 5th grandchild, and understandably they want some of their own life, so we're basically not getting any commitment from them for anything. Hoping my parents will be up to help out, but they're at least 2 hours drive away.

On the plus side, we think we've found a nursery that does term time only places, which will be a real cost saver, as my wife's a teacher.


For my in-laws, it's their second grandchild, first was born 6 months ago and because they live in London they haven't seen him nearly as much as they'd have liked. Their desperate for grandparent duties :cool:


We're month off due date now and he hasn't got himself into the right position. My wife keeps feeling him trying (which hurts a lot) but he's left it too late it seems because he's too big to get himself round. Looking like a c-section now.

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by Moggy » Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:41 am

It's my boy's first day at school today. Seems like yesterday that he was born and now he's a school kid!

I told him yesterday that his life is now over. He's got just over a decade of school, then 40-50 years of work before he's too old to have any fun. ;)

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by Errkal » Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:51 am

Moggy wrote:It's my boy's first day at school today. Seems like yesterday that he was born and now he's a school kid!

I told him yesterday that his life is now over. He's got just over a decade of school, then 40-50 years of work before he's too old to have any fun. ;)


We have a week until moos first day, as you say the time has gone past ridiculously fast!

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by Moggy » Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:53 am

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Moggy wrote:It's my boy's first day at school today. Seems like yesterday that he was born and now he's a school kid!

I told him yesterday that his life is now over. He's got just over a decade of school, then 40-50 years of work before he's too old to have any fun. ;)


We have a week until moos first day, as you say the time has gone past ridiculously fast!


My dad asked me yesterday if my wife is likely to cry at the school gates. I said no, it's far more likely to be me blubbering. :lol:

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by Errkal » Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:54 am

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Moggy wrote:It's my boy's first day at school today. Seems like yesterday that he was born and now he's a school kid!

I told him yesterday that his life is now over. He's got just over a decade of school, then 40-50 years of work before he's too old to have any fun. ;)


We have a week until moos first day, as you say the time has gone past ridiculously fast!


My dad asked me yesterday if my wife is likely to cry at the school gates. I said no, it's far more likely to be me blubbering. :lol:


Hahaha my wife is going to be a mess. Moos uniform arrive the other day, she was crying before I’d fully opened the package it came in.

I expect at the gates moo will just go “you can go now” which is what she did when starting Nursery.

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by Moggy » Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:00 pm

He was really good. Didn't seem nervous at all and went in with no fuss.

He's only got to go 12.30 - 3.15 this week so it's good he's being eased in gently.

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by Errkal » Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:05 pm

Moggy wrote:He was really good. Didn't seem nervous at all and went in with no fuss.

He's only got to go 12.30 - 3.15 this week so it's good he's being eased in gently.


Not too bad then, I think moo is doing full days but only twice a week for a couple of weeks as the class is split into groups then the group merge in 2 weeks I think.

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by Moggy » Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:07 pm

Errkal wrote:
Moggy wrote:He was really good. Didn't seem nervous at all and went in with no fuss.

He's only got to go 12.30 - 3.15 this week so it's good he's being eased in gently.


Not too bad then, I think moo is doing full days but only twice a week for a couple of weeks as the class is split into groups then the group merge in 2 weeks I think.


Makes sense.

He's doing afternoons this week and then mornings next Monday to Wednesday. Then full days from Thursday onwards.

I'm quite looking forwards to having Monday's to myself (compressed hours ftw :datass: ) but am also going to miss our trips to throw stones into the river. :lol:

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PostRe: So you've ruined your life...
by Poser » Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:14 pm

We're just doing up a spare room so the boy can move into it ahead of the arrival of Boy 2 in October.

He doesn't know yet, but he's getting a Mario-themed room. We've even colour-matched the paint to Mario's red/blue clothes. Red went up at the weekend, doing the blue tonight. Starting school and getting a baby brother off the back of a weird few months will be hard enough, so we're trying to make a bit of a fuss of him for a while.

Moggy wrote:He was really good. Didn't seem nervous at all and went in with no fuss.

He's only got to go 12.30 - 3.15 this week so it's good he's being eased in gently.


Glad it went smoothly mate. So glad that I'm going to ignore the no context bait at the end there.

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by Moggy » Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:19 pm

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Glad it went smoothly mate. So glad that I'm going to ignore the no context bait at the end there.


I noticed it was bait as I posted but figured i was safe from Ad7 in this thread. ;)

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PostRe: So you've ruined your life...
by Moggy » Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:27 pm

He's back now. Says he sang songs and played with sand. Said "school is amazing!" so I guess he had a good time :lol:

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