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[Jan. 22nd, 2010|01:56 pm]
Verminius Rex
I'm to the point that I think some furniture is going to get attached to the wall. The living room is laminate flooring, so the table and the couch slide easily. Kiyan has gotten into the habit of pushing stuff away from the wall, so I'm thinking a simple eyelet screwed into the wall securing the table is reasonable, maybe something similar for the couch. The couch may work if I just put some sort of rubber tread beneath it, so there is friction to make the pushing difficult.

Housework has fallen behind with the basement work. Tonight I'll be doing a marathon laundry session. I've already caught up with dishes. The living room could be worse, but it's horribly cluttered. On the good side, Dad thinks that the tv room will be done by the end of the month. Once that is done, the rest falls more into place.

Why am I blogging while Dad is working on my basement, you may ask. I'm waiting for Kiyan's clinician to show up, then I have maybe 20-30 minutes before I head out to fetch Pari.

On the culinary front, I browned up some tenderized stew meat (that's what it said on the package) for a pot of stew in the near future, and browned up 2 lbs of ground bison and about a pound of ground turkey for chili in the closer future. Why add ground turkey to ground bison, you may ask? Because the taste shouldn't interfere in the chili, and it's kind of a filler that costs less than more bison. I'm looking forward to trying this, my chili spicing has been off recently and I need to redeem myself in Marz's eyes (or taste buds, as the case may be).
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[User Picture]From: electron_pusher
2010-01-22 09:00 pm (UTC)
There are times it's clear you and I live in different universes :) ... parenting wise if not all-wise :).

I read your first paragraph about Kiyan, and you've posted similar stuff before ... and my first and primary thought is "uh ... just tell them no" .... not saying I know all of the dynamics, but it's what we do with our kids ... and it seems to work (for us), most of the time anyway.
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[User Picture]From: verminiusrex
2010-01-22 10:02 pm (UTC)
Doesn't work with a 5 year old autistic quite the same.
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[User Picture]From: electron_pusher
2010-01-22 10:03 pm (UTC)
Yah, hence my dancing around :). I knew I didn't know everything, nor how I would handle that exact situation :).
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[User Picture]From: geekmom
2010-01-22 10:36 pm (UTC)
Telling Pari not to do something works (most of the time.) Telling Kiyan not to do something is often beyond his mastery of language and abstract concepts. Believe me, we'd be all over it if it were that simple.
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[User Picture]From: electron_pusher
2010-01-22 10:45 pm (UTC)
Oh - and it's not super simple with our kids either :). But as a general concept, with consistency and minor discipline on our part it does work, for us.

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[User Picture]From: geekmom
2010-01-23 12:14 am (UTC)
I am familiar for this thing called "basic parenting" to which you refer. I have eight years of experience with it.
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