For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston for September 09, 2012

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    vldazzle  over 11 years ago

    Yes, kids always find things to do that you would not prefer.

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    kfccanada  over 11 years ago

    Awwww…Lizzie’s just a baby and she does have to be allowed to do something….it is up to mom to help her keep herself occupied…

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    psychlady  over 11 years ago

    I wonder where her brother is and what he is doing during all of this?

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    jeanie5448  over 11 years ago

    stop cleaning and go make some cookies and let her help,, then feed her lunch and put her down for a nap…….then clean the house while she is asleep. Believe me spending time with her while you can is something you will miss and if she is 3 it is not too far down the road.

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    masnadies  over 11 years ago

    Ah, naps! Mine stopped those at 2. That’s the sort of thing my youngest would do if you weren’t paying enough attention to her, and attention all day every day just to her is not enough for her. Cute in retrospect, but during the day, it’s a real challenge. Will they play with their swings or crayons and paper, or whatever other interesting and educational toys? No. This is the learning they want to do.

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    ReneTray  over 11 years ago

    Thank you for coming to her defense.

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    chazandru  over 11 years ago

    Because I remembered how destructive I was as a child, as a father, I had ample distractions for my children. On one day however, I went to my six year old daughter’s room and upon looking in, saw her holding the scissors with which she had just cut the strings holding the lower left side of the blinds up. The plastic strips hung and my daughter looked at me with that “Oh no” look all one time children should recall. My morning prayer of “grant me wisdom and presence of mind” kicked in and I swallowed the yell that was building and replaced it with…“Did you cut the blinds?”“yes”“Why?”“I wanted to see what would happen.”“What happened.”“It broke”“ok. So, are you ever going to need to cut another set of blinds?”“No.”“Cool.”Then we went to the store and bought another set of blinds to replace the broken one. She was with me the entire time until it was done and we had a very nice morning. She made other mistakes growing up, but they were always different and with communication, were rarely repeated.I miss those days. ;)C.

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    ABADABA  over 11 years ago

    my 18 mo’ and 4yr granddaughters watch word world and sesame street w/grampa

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    FunnyColdmom  over 11 years ago

    When kids are little they step on your feet.When they grow up they step on your heartOld German Saying

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    piloti  over 11 years ago

    Just like a certain someone around here.

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    boba44  over 11 years ago

    @ Susan NewmanCouldn’t agree more. Hardly a day goes by when she isn’t yelling, shouting, or screaming.

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    NE1956  over 11 years ago

    I relate to Lizzie sometimes. My attention span is just as short.

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    hcr1985  over 11 years ago

    With all that energy, she and Elly should go to the park for a while…she will be tired out and hopefully mom can get some work done while she is napping!!

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    MamaMaureen  over 11 years ago

    My mom had my younger brother and me doing “chores” suitable to our ages from about 3 yrs old. We didn’t know they were “chores” as she disguised them as fun and helping mommy. They kept us out of trouble and helped us learn new skills. We emptied wastebaskets, folded laundry, shelled peas, tore up lettuce for salads, etc. Of course, this was the 1950s, she was a stay-at-home mom, and discipline wasn’t a dirty word. We were taught manners, responsibility, and that we weren’t the center of the universe…our dad was!

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    iced tea  over 11 years ago

    My kids would run out of things to do on cool or rainy days. I’d make them homemade Play-dough out of salt and flour plus water. Sometimes I’d make bread and let them help. Or I’d bake cookies. You can always read them stories or do other neat things with them.

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    Gokie5  over 11 years ago

    All kids are different. The youngest around here, who just turned six, demands constant attention, talks nonstop, and every day, cooks up new ways to create mischief. Last week, as I reported on one site, she got off the school bus and walzed into the Boys and Girls Club, after being told she couldn’t join. Her mother found out about this an hour later, when she failed to get off the bus with her siblings. She does keep quiet while playing “Minecraft” or doing some other computer activity, the gorier the better (see Alice on “Cul de Sac”).

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    DameSyd  over 11 years ago

    one thing…after playing in the toilet…she is wearing the same outfit? heheheheheh picky picky picky

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