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Saturday, October 8th, 2005
10:00 pm
[mamaursula]
Okay, you guys are my best hope. My almost 3 year old is terrified of going to bed now. She has been showing extreme fear of bugs - all of them. We had bought a couple books of bugs so we could look at them and discuss them, but now she is apparently afraid of one of the illustrations, holy backfire Batman. The last few nights she's been more and more difficult to put to bed and tonight has been by far the worst. I had to clear a ton of things out of her room because now she says something about "eyes", it doesn't take too much imagination to figure out what that is.
Have any of you had to deal with Toddler Magical Thinking and how did you over come it? No suggestion is too crazy at this point.
Wednesday, September 28th, 2005
9:14 pm
[prophet_x]
Mi Familia type question/query
Ok well not exactly.

Kind of curious how the rest of you brooch the topic of 'role playing' to those you know and/or might want to come to game?

Asking this here because I find folks with kids tend to have developed an out of the box thinking mindset already.

Actually, I do have another question.

Game time vs Kids time: how do you balance it out? Are you able to? And if you do, do you find people without kids start to disconnect with you on any level?
Tuesday, August 16th, 2005
11:41 am
[mamaursula]
Looking ahead
I am wondering if any of you have children who game with you - I don't necessarily mean LARP, but also table top (we play D&D and Star Wars, in addition to White Wolf). If you do let your children play, how did you get them started and do they play in your campaign with your adult players?
Monday, August 15th, 2005
12:14 am
[greensilk]
A snippet from my LJ...
Family is good. My daughter Jo, spent the weekend with twinkiegirl 's daughter Selena. It had its ups and downs, but she had a good time. In the mean time, Laurie, my ex's girlfriend alerted me to the fact a gang is trying to recruit my boy. That aint happening. I need to talk with both kids about things to look for. You see he is invited to join a video club. Run by a 15 year old. The neighborhood watch/cops are already watching this place. Let the fun begin. Mamma Bear is not impressed. Laird just came back from Iain's parents. They kidnapped him for the weekend, and gave us a kid free weekend. He has come back only slightly spoiled. Iain and I put the time to good use *winks*.

Current Mood: quixotic
Sunday, August 14th, 2005
3:43 pm
[sweetpea5626]
I found this funny..
This came across my e-mail and I just had to share...



To those of us who have children in our lives, whether they are our own, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, or students...here is something to make you chuckle. Whenever your children are out of control, you can take comfort from the thought that even God's omnipotence did not extend to His own children. After creating heaven and earth, God created Adam and Eve. And the first thing he said was "DON'T!"

"Don't what?" Adam replied.

"Don't eat the forbidden fruit." God said.

"Forbidden fruit? We have forbidden fruit? Hey Eve..we have forbidden fruit!!!!!"

" No Way !"

"Yes way!"

"Do NOT eat the fruit!" said God.

"Why"

"Because I am your Father and I said so!" God replied, wondering why He hadn't stopped creation after making the elephants. A few minutes later, God saw His children having an apple break and He was angry! "Didn't I tell you not to eat the fruit?" God asked.

"Uh huh," Adam replied.

"Then why did you?" said the Father.

"I don't know," said Eve.

"She started it!" Adam said

"Did not!"

"Did too!"

"DID NOT!"

Having had it with the two of them, God's punishment was that Adam and Eve should have children of their own. Thus the pattern was set and it has never changed.

BUT THERE IS REASSURANCE IN THE STORY! If you have persistently and lovingly tried to give children wisdom and they haven't taken it, don't be hard on yourself. If God had trouble raising children, what makes you think it would be a piece of cake for you?


THINGS TO THINK ABOUT!
1. You spend the first two years of their life teaching them to walk and talk. Then you spend the next sixteen telling them to sit down and shut up.

2. Grandchildren are God's reward for not killing your own children.

3. Mothers of teens now know why some animals eat their young.

4. Children seldom misquote you. In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn't have said.

5. The main purpose of holding children's parties is to remind yourself that there are children more awful than your own.

6. We childproofed our homes, but they are still getting in.


ADVICE FOR THE DAY: Be nice to your kids. They will choose your nursing home one day.



AND FINALLY:

IF YOU HAVE A LOT OF TENSION AND YOU GET A HEADACHE, DO WHAT IT SAYS ON THE ASPIRIN BOTTLE:

" TAKE TWO ASPIRIN" AND "KEEP AWAY FROM CHILDREN"!!!!!
Friday, July 29th, 2005
4:17 pm
[sweetpea5626]
What is the world coming too?
Two stories I heard about that really pisses me off... both are very silmilar to each other...

1. A 2 year old child crawled onto the highway and was ran over

2. A mother upset with her child placed the child in the middle of the highway and ran over it.

This just really pisses me off!!!!!

Current Mood: pissed off
Thursday, July 14th, 2005
12:06 pm
[teensy80]
"gamer-daycare
At one of the games I tend to attend there are several parents. Recently we have had a discussion and are currently looking into finding a place where we can Have our kids close during game... As a result we developed an Idea of "gamer-daycare" One player (with the closest house) Gives their house and all the players with kids take turns babysitting ALL the kids in 3 hour timespans thus everyone who wants to play their character gets a chance to.

I was wondering if this option would be something you would go for if done at your games?
Wednesday, July 13th, 2005
9:47 pm
[prophet_x]
Ok intro question
Hey everyone,

I've got a question to pose to all of you parents, new and old. In playing a LARP have any of you found those hesitant and/or downright rude to be around if kids enter or come near the game site?

And if so how do you guys deal with them?
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