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  • Comment on The Parent Ren, Part III: Sleep? What Sleep? by Chris September 16, 2017 20:00
    A bassinet in the hallway. The best thing we did was to get just a little distance by moving the baby from our room to the hallway. Still close enough to hear a cry, but far enough to mask the gurgles. Though third child came when we had a bigger house and a master bathroom, accessible only from our room. She rolls her eyes at the fact her first "bedroom" was next to the bathtub.
  • Comment on The Parent Ren, Part III: Sleep? What Sleep? by Rene Najera September 16, 2017 01:22
    Brett... René here... Buy earplugs if you don't have them, and a white noise machine or an app on your iPhone.
  • Comment on The Parent Ren, Part III: Sleep? What Sleep? by Brett B September 16, 2017 01:18
    Rene... Brett here.. We're in your boat! The gurgles make me sit up and check him, lol! I feel like i'm a Pvt. again on fire watch 🙂
  • Comment on The Parent Ren, Part I: Clean As You Go by Rene Najera August 25, 2017 01:26
    Thank you. Yes, I hope she keeps me busy... Busy and out of trouble.
  • Comment on The Parent Ren, Part I: Clean As You Go by Chris August 24, 2017 19:55
    "We actually started cleaning up well and keeping the house tidy a couple of weeks before the due date." That is often called "nesting." "If there was something out of place, we should just pick it up and put it in its place,..." The other thing that comes with kids is so much stuff that does not have a "place." One thing that gets out of control is clothing. Kids grow out of clothes, and before you know it you have piles of clothing that need to be somewhere else. The choice is do you save for some future child, or do you give it away. The same goes for toys and books. There is a reason why there are yard sales and used kid stuff stores around. Which is a good way to get things for kids. And to get rid of it. When the youngest were around 7 and 10 they held their own yard sale to get rid of toys, clothing and kid furniture. Congratulations on the wee one. You'll be busy for a long while.
  • Comment on Just curious… by Chris August 19, 2017 19:56
    Cute. The New York Times has a daily podcast during the work week. The one the other day had a discussion on the social networks the alt-right use for organizing. It included the phone conversation by the reporter with one of the members. That guy kept asking the reporter if he was white, the reporter replied that this guy had seen his picture, to which the guy said "You look Hispanic." Um, yeah, see: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/18/podcasts/the-daily/alt-right-social-media.html My dad likes to call anyone or anything he does not like "communist". I think that is annoying, and clueless. The last time he did that to me on the phone I interrupted him by saying it was a failed economic model and not a character trait, even the Russians abandoned communism. That made him stop... for a second. Then he went on to another tirade. My dad is 90 years old, hard of hearing and watches too much Fox News. He is not at all what he was like forty years ago. I cringe when he calls. Fortunately he does not go online, so I write him old fashioned letters. That gives him something to pick up at the post office instead of the right wing pleas from donations (which include Oliver North and Joe Arpaio). Add another reason I don't go on twitter. I don't have to with a dad like mine. Who I love. I used to admire him, now not so much.
  • Comment on Flowers in My Neighborhood, 2017 Edition by Rene Najera August 16, 2017 13:47
    Thank you.
  • Comment on Flowers in My Neighborhood, 2017 Edition by Joy August 16, 2017 10:54
    The flowers are beautiful!
  • Comment on Don’t Be Friends With Jerks by Who Are You, and Why Should I Care? – Epidemiological August 12, 2017 10:00
    […] For the rest of you who are someone and who do mean something to me, don’t be jerks. […]
  • Comment on Hail to the Bees by wzrd1 July 30, 2017 20:56
    I can't think of any that could fill that niche in nature.