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Co-parenting with a “kid man”

Combining the thoughts expressed in Ms. Single Mama's post on Larry Bilotta's Male Maturity Scale, and the Love & Logic classes I've completed over the last 2 months, here are some parenting techniques I have found to work on both my 2-year-old....and her dad. Since I'm simultaneously interacting with a rule-testing, self-centered toddler, as well as… Continue reading Co-parenting with a “kid man”

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Weird

There were only 6 people at the Love & Logic class this week. Rooferman also called me twice during the class, so I was distracted and unfocused after that. He's offered to drive LB home twice now, last night and Sunday night. Its weird. He blantantly refused to drive LB home on Thanksgiving after I… Continue reading Weird

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Digging his own grave

Hope everyone had a great weekend. I invited Rooferman to the Christmas Party at LB's daycare. He didn't show. LB gave Santa the lazy eye the entire time, so I'm thinking she knew it was her teacher from the start. I tried to convince her that Santa was "Scott's Grandpa" so she wouldn't be so… Continue reading Digging his own grave

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Cause & Effect

Rooferman bailed on LB yesterday. His "other daughters" were sick. He asked if he could see her today instead. I had agreed to work at a school last night, so as soon as he called, I flipped a U-ee  in the middle of the road, hauling ass back to daycare. I was already late to the school, and… Continue reading Cause & Effect

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Love, Logic & Laughter

I had a great time last night at my parenting class.  I'm definitely the only single mom, but I'm kind of bonding with some of these strange, married creatures. We get free pizza too, which I'm sure the Over-eaters Anonymous group REALLY appreciates smelling down the hall.  We were presented with a situation where a 3-year-old… Continue reading Love, Logic & Laughter