Dec 29, 2007
Dec 28, 2007
cleaning/declutter - cut everything down to by 50% (excluding yarn-lol)
organize closets and keep them that way
go through file cabnet and toss the junk
simple cleaning: do dishes daily
wash floors once a week
make my bed daily
start preschool homeschool on jan 8th
research more about longtearm homeschooling
buy better quality things so i dont have to re buy things or buy a few of the same
buy homemade make homemade
start a work at home store online by selling my knit and sewn items and paper crafts
stop buying things with only 1 use or limited use
for the enviroment
figure out how to compost in my small no yard apopartment (for low cost)
stop buying disposable razors
when i print patterns do lose them and reprint (start a pattern binder)
knit more dishcloths so justin stops using papertowels (thanks dad (gary) but we dont need them)
find a use for all those greeting cards ive been given (turn them into something cool)
****things Ive compleated*****
-cleaned filing cabnet
-cleaned out downstairs closet and donated and threw out a lot
Dec 27, 2007
Dec 20, 2007
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Dec 14, 2007
Today i watched Gavin try to carry a snowball that was bigger then his head he was walking all lopsided and all I could see was 2 eyes peaking over it. What a silly sight it was.
We went for a walk in the sled and this year it is so much heavier then it was last year.I put the rope around my body and that made it much easier. For some reason Lily thought it was funny and kept saying "silly, silly" . Anyway we had a ton of fun today! Just wanted to share it.
Dec 12, 2007
and I don't want to forget these things (hence the reason I post them here) when i can fix the problem i will take this off and add it to the list- and check things off as i buy them.
this shirt in green and size xs http://www.oldnavy.com/browse/product.do?cid=5438&pid=521288
this size xs gray or green http://www.oldnavy.com/browse/product.do?cid=7526&pid=484494&scid=484494092
these size small http://www.oldnavy.com/browse/product.do?cid=36107&pid=528115
this in white dandelion http://www.oldnavy.com/browse/product.do?cid=12818&pid=523274&scid=523274052
this in small http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=8417953
this should be first on my list http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=8410428
and this too http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=8294911
ok so now ive waisted nap time and gavin is saying mommy (this is what i do when im bored look for things I want its not a good cycle)
Dec 8, 2007
Dec 1, 2007
Anyway today Justin and my dad went and got a christmas tree and the kids were so excited. It was funny though because they seamed more excited about papa then the tree. But we ended up decorating the tree which was tons of fun. Lily kept just laying the decorations on while gavin was very specific about where he put his. I wish I had pictures but If you remember I HAVE NOW CAMERA, Tomorrow we are going to take the kids to a John Gilamore concert. They will be thrilled. The last time we went i only took Gavin but the music is great. John is from Vermont! and s\he is awsome and gets the kids really involved. It should be a ton more fun now that the kids actullay recognize his songs. I think they will be very suprised so that should be fun. Then we are coming home and baking cookies. Gavin has been bugging to cook a lot latley weve made cookies, playdough, and 2 dinners together so now we are going to make more cookies its christmas and yes im making them whole wheat (yum)
I finished a skirt for lily today (knit) and it is so pretty she will wear it tomorrow i cant wait till i can post a pic and show it off, I made it have a drawstring with red and green pompoms for x-mas. then after x-mas ill just cut them off and put another color- so she an wear it all year!
ok im off to bed its late and my butt hurts for sitting here i was spending too much time on ravelry oops. lol
Nov 29, 2007
On to another subject... Today we wrote our letters to santa. Gavin asked for a trumpet, guitar, and drums. ( he loves music) so he is going to get all of those things because he is spoiled. I found the perfect trumpet and we are getting the new guitar because his other one broke and for some reason he just does not like the electric as much ( by the way he is only 2 3/4 years old).
I dident know what Lily wanted shes so young. I worte she wanted a doll made by the elves because she dident want it made in china. lol. I hope santa gets a laugh there. Anyway we sealed them and walked to the mail box and the kids put them in the slot. They should be thrilled when they get letters back!
Oh my it is 1 am i should go to bed. I just felt like I should post something since its been awhile.
Nov 8, 2007
Nov 7, 2007
Nov 4, 2007
Oct 31, 2007
Oct 30, 2007
Oct 25, 2007
oh and as a saftey id suggest NO MORE CHINA TOYS EVER (so please dont give us any for any reason)
New Recalls for 10/25/07Halloween Pails (lead) - Dollar Store 10/25: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08051.html
Football Bobble Head Cake Toppers (lead) 10/25: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08050.html
More Jo Ann’s Garden Tools (lead) 10/25: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08049.html
Diego Toy Boat (Lead) 10/25: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08048.html
Dollar Tree Metal Jewelry (lead) 10/25: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08045.html
Shrek & Spiderman Metal Jewelry (lead) 10/25: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08044.html
Cars Game Pieces (magnets) 10/25: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08039.html
Guidecraft Tabletop Puppet Theatre 10/17: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08031.html
Cool Clip & Mini Cool Clip Bookmarks 10/17: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08032.html
Skull Halloween Pails 10/17: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08033.html
Bendable Dinosaur Toys (10/11) - http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08020.html
Travel Art Sets (10/11) - http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08021.html
Winnie The Pooh Playsets (10/11) - http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08022.html
Deluxe Art Sets (10/11) - http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08023.html
Breyer Stirrup Ornaments (10/11) - http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08024.html
Jeff Gordon Mini Helmets (10/11) - http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08019.html
Cub Scouts Totem Badges (10/9) - http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08018.html
Sports Authority Aluminum Water Bottles (10/4) - http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08011.html
Bookmarks & Journals (10/4) - http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08010.html
Key Chain’s (10/4) - http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08009.html
Baby Einstein Color Blocks (10/4) - http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08005.html
Children’s Decorating Kits (10/4) - http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08008.html
Dollar General Tumblers (Frankenstein) (10/4) - http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08007.html
Pirates of the Caribbean Flash Lights (10/4) - http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08006.html
KB Toys Wooden Toys (10/4) - http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08004.html
Guidecraft Puppet Theatre (9/26): http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07312.html
Thomas the Train Wooden Railway Toys (9/26): http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07308.html
Toby N.Y.C. Children’s Metal Jewelry (9/26): http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07314.html
Children’s Spinning Wheel Metal Necklaces (9/26): http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07313.html
Children’s Toy Rakes (9/26): http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07311.html
RC2 Toy Knights (9/26): http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07310.html
Target Children’s Gardening Tools & Chair (9/26): http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07309.html
Barbie Accessory Toys (lead) 9/4: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07301.html
Geo Trax Locomotive Toys (9/4): http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07302.html
Bongo Band Toys (9/4): http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07303.html
Toys R Us Paint Recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07299.html
Rubber Duck Watering Can (lead): http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07290.html
Caterpillar Boots (electrical shock risk): http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07291.html
Sponge Bob Address Books & Journals (lead): http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07283.html
Thomas & Curious George Spinning Tops & Pails (lead): http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07282.html
Children’s Charm Bracelets (lead): http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07281.html
Children’s Jewelry (lead): http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07280.html
Polly Pocket Magnet Recall (magnets): http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07273.html
Fisher Price Character Toys (lead): http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07257.html
Doggie Day Care Magnetic Toys (magnets): http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07272.html
Barbie & Tanner Magnetic Toys (magnets): http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07271.html
“Sarge” Toy Cars (lead): http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07270.html
Batman Action Figures (magnets): http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07269.html
Hampton Magnetic Train (lead): http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07570.html
Walmart Earings (lead): http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07241.html
Soldier Bear (dinosarus & hero’s) Toy Sets (lead): http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07239.html
Children’s Metal Jewelry (lead): http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07232.html
Mag Sticks Magnetic Building Sets (magnets): http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07231.html
Children’s Necklaces (lead): http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07218.html
Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway Toys (lead): http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07212.html
Kmart Silver Stud Earrings (lead): http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07210.html
Flashing Eyeball Toy (kerosene!): http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07556.html
Limited Too & Justice Stores Jewelry (lead): http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07202.html
Toy Drums (lead): http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07196.html
Troy Bilt Children’s Gardening Gloves (lead): http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07549.html
Children’s Rings (lead)(think quarter machine): http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07189.html
More Chilren’s Metal Jewelry (lead): http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07188.html
Vinyl Baby Bibs (lead): http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07175.html
Anima Bamboo Collection Game (lead): http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07173.html
Children’s Necklaces - Oriental Trading Co (lead): http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07172.html
Children’s Take Apart Townhouse Toys (magnets): http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07179.html
Magnetix Magnetic Building Sets (magnets): http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07164.html
Stuffed Ball Toys (lead): http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07141.html
Children’s Mood Necklaces (lead): http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07129.html
Claire’s Necklaces (lead): http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07128.html
Accesories Palace Necklaces (lead): http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07125.html
Two Sided Easels (lead): http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07531.html
Big Lots Children’s Rings (lead): http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07114.html
Kmart Children’s Jewlery (lead): http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07113.html
Samara Brothers Boy’s Jackets (lead): http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07102.html
Children’s Bracelets (lead): http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07099.html
Kidz Children’s Rings (lead): http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07098.html
Dillard’s Two Piece Overalls (lead): http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07516.html
Oct 13, 2007
I faked it
I burned it
I cut it
I lost it
I broke a promise
I regret it
I took it back
all of these are in my past and i will not go to your so called hell when i die because of them . I will be put back into the earth. No pne person is perfect no one person is truly honest with themself or with others. Everybody regrets something.
Oct 4, 2007
No I have my husband and my two kids my life is so wonderful. I am so happy. I hate to go on and on but Im really just trying to get my feelings out of my head. I love telling him sweet things, leaving him notes for in the morning, and even cooking him dinner. I love doing things for him because I want to spoil him when I can. He is a wonderful man. I know I choose well.
Oct 3, 2007
Sep 24, 2007
heres the link it the bag down. I want it in the maroon patchwork madras it is so pretty. mext ill be looking for a needle case to go with it maybe that site has a matching one- he he the joys of knitting! link -->Denim Patchwork Madras
Sep 22, 2007
Sep 8, 2007
as for knitting I have been working of a few things fruits and veggies for the kids play kitchen for Christmas and a kimono for Gavin I will also make a matching one for Lily! So keep checking for knitting photos coming soon!
Sep 4, 2007
we will be starting pre k homeschool on monday sept. 10th!
Aug 31, 2007
Aug 23, 2007
Good morning Mommy, dont ask me when Gavin did this or why really but he ended up taking the diapers out of the bucket (the ones waiting for washing) and threw them in the toilet. It was a little bit funny but digging them out was not. Some how he managed to stuff 3 training dipes, and 6 fuzzi bunz in the toilet bowl. He told me "I washed the poop!" I contd say anyuthing but "Thanks" it was just too silly.
Today is one of those lazy days, Im hungry and bored, the kids are in crankie moods and I have no clue why. All I can think is to bring them outside and let them run free. That always works.
Last night the kids enjoyed Ben and Jerrys (gotta love all natural vanilla made right here in VT) I remember when I was a kid In the summer my parents would sometimes take us on the porch to enjoy our desert. I loved it, Im not really sure why it was so much more fun I think the outdoors and quality family time is what made it a blast. So I decided to do it with my kiddos. They rarley get dissert so thats a big deal anyway. They thought it was fun but they woundent sit down. Oh well it was fun and we washed up in the sprinkley after!
Aug 18, 2007
Some exciting news is we went and collected some monarch caterpillars yesterday and got about 5 today one is already hanging in a "J" which means it will be a cocoon soon! we are thrilled. Maybe this year well actually get a monarch or 2. Ill be posting pictures once I find my damn camera. I lost it in the living room cleaning.
Today was cold only 65 we all wore pants and long sleeved shirts and ugh we had to put socks on. Gavin however refused socks, who knows what he will do when the snow falls and he needs boots. Nights have been getting better with him He is not climbing into our bed, thank goodness (sorry co sleeping mamas I'm really not the co sleeping kind). He is also asleep about as fast as he did in his crib. Who knew a 2 year old could stay up until 2:30 just because we changed beds. I have to say when he does wake up at 6am and crawl into bed with me I think its super cute I just don't want him there the whole night. Daddy and Mommy need that bed :)
List of things to do tomorrow (If i post them they might get done)
~FINISH THE DAMN LIVING ROOM
~ find the camera
~ wash the cd
~do a load of laundry if the ones on the line dry
~ feed the frogs cant forget this for even another day
~ bake some cookies
~ finish knitting Lily's sweater
~ drink a beer (OK that's not a necessity but I bet it will get done)
Aug 17, 2007
Aug 16, 2007
Aug 12, 2007
The other day we went to feild days with my mom dident want to go but as soon as she told Gavin he could go on a pony ride and a merry-go-round I had to say yes. I dont really like field days it consists of tractors and farmers and all they do. That does not intrest me. I did however meet a wonderful woman who knits with alpaca wool that she trims and spins herself. My dad bought Gavin and Lily finger puppets from her so now I feel like I have to make them more they cant have just 2 right... anyway the kids did have fun they got to play in the corn box for a good hour and got to go on some rides yes their was a train and my poor mom paid for Gavin to ride it 2 times 1 was not enough I guess. Lily's favorite pat I think was the pony ride her face lit up and she kept saying go go.All it all it was not too bad we dident stay too long.
Aug 8, 2007
Aug 6, 2007
Jul 30, 2007
Learning Through Play
when I paint at the easel, I am learning… to develop my imagination and creativity. eye-hand coordination, helpful for learning to write. the names of colors and how to make new colors. to distinguish shapes, and purposely create shapes. to notice patterns from background, necessary for learning to read. to express my feelings and ideas. that my ideas have value. relationships of space and size, necessary for mathematics. concepts of symmetry, balance and design.When I play with Playdough, I am learning… to see the shape against the background of the table, a reading skill. concepts of shapes, relative sizes, big, small, length, height, etc. to see negative space when cookie cutter shapes are taken away. to express feelings, squeezing and pounding. to exercise my imagination and creativity. that the amount of a substance remains the same, even when the shape changes.When I play with water, I am learning… that some things sink and some things float. to observe changes as water takes different form in different containers. about different temperatures. about wet, dry, and evaporation. what happens when you add soap. eye-hand coordination as I learn to pour. concepts of empty and full, volume and weight, relevant to mathematics.When I sort things, I am learning… to notice details and similarities and differences in objects. to form categories, essential concepts for reading and mathematics. concepts of color, size and shape. numerical concepts or more and less. logical reasoning.
Jul 26, 2007
So i forgot to talk about my woodchuck night. It was a great surprise to me.
I went out for drink with Ann and my mom, I know that sounds stupid but they really are a blast to go out with. Anyway I got 2 rum and cokes I dont know what they got dident really care. we were talking and having fun then my second drink was gone, the bartender came over and asked if we wanted more I said I would love a woodchuck but I dont want to pay $4.00 for it (I dident realize it was off the tap if I did I would get it) anyway he said to me "ya know the woodchuck guys are here having a meeting Ill go get them" so they came over and talked to me for a while and bought me a woodchuck of tap!!!! It was better then ever so fresh and yummy! I even got a super awsome woodchuck cup. Pretty sad that it made me so happy but if you knew how much I loved the beer you would understand. sure wish I had one now. lol
Jul 25, 2007
Anyway we really have been chilling at home a lot latley playing outside in the pool, going for walks by the river, playing in the park. Just having fun really. I love the relaxation of summer. We are now planning a camping trip I am so excited. I miss camping. I love waking up to the birds and sweating from the hot sun beating on my tent. I love the challenge of cooking food over the fire and playing cards in the dark. I love nature and I really cant wait to figure out when we are going! I bet the kids will love it too. We are planning on going for a hike with them while we are out (even more of a need for a new sling). Id love for the kids to go camping they have only been camping at campersville and thats not what i call camping. I dont get how people call camping in a metal box with a tv a toilet and electricty is camping. anyway im excited to go!
Jul 14, 2007
I finished knittin Lily's tank top! I did not use any pattern I just tried figured it out myself decreasing when i though i should it ended up fittin perfectly!
heres a pic...
I also made a matching headband that took me about 20 min's id show a pic if she would keep it on her head. I just did a plain knit stich on the whole thing and co only 5 sitches because I knew she would not keep it on. Now i have to find something else to knit, Ive been working a lot latley on scrapbooking our vacation to Maine so I I havent knit in a few days.
Tonight my parents went to a James Taylor concert so Im watching marissa and dylan overnight. They sure are busy kids. I expected Marissa to give me a hard time sleeping but she feel asleep first and Gavin wouldent sleep. He got out of bed knocked down the gate in the doorway and went in our room and woke up Marissa, ahh. He ended up staying up till almost 10 maybe he will let me sllep in tomorrow. with my luck marissa will wake up at 7 and he will sleep till 10. Other then that Gvain is doing good in his new bed, he has not gotten out of it too much just a few times.
well its getting late... maybe next time ill have more to say.....
Jul 4, 2007
My dear brother you shall never know,
Never know how much I loved you,
Never know what you meant to me,
My dear brother if it wasn't for you I wouldn't be who I am,
When I lost you I lost a part of me,
When i lost you I lost my chance,
My chance to tell you of my love for you,
I wish I could have just one day back,
One day to tell you the things I need to say,
One day to tell you that your are more then a brother,
You my brother are the best friend I shall ever have,
One day to tell you that you are missed,
Missed more then I could ever miss another,
I wish for this one day,
But I know it shall never come,
So I must whisper these words into the wind,
And hope it carries them to you,
Listen to the wind my brother,
For it shall be my voice,
My voice telling you I love you.
Jun 24, 2007
Jun 22, 2007
Jun 20, 2007
So one thing Im doing is trying to use up the food in the house so nothing rots while we are gone and so we dont get bugs. Then my father in law brings me these....
This is about 8 pints worth of yummy strawberries but what am I going to do with them? I guess Ill have to cut them up and freeze them and also make some jam. I was alson thinking about making a strawberry pie, ive never had one but would love to try. Better get to hulling those berries! Wish I could share their yummy goodness with you.
Jun 18, 2007
Jun 10, 2007
Having your feet free of confining, hot, sweaty shoes, open to the air and sunshine, able to wiggle your toes, able to feel the various textures and temperatures of surfaces as you walk, is wonderful! It is one life's most simple pleasures and is part of what it means to be human.
It's completely natural to walk barefoot. In fact, it is quite healthy and good for your feet to do so.
A recent study demonstrates that the skin on the soles of your feet resists abrasions and blistering and that going barefoot is beneficial to the musculoskeletal structure of your feet and ankles. ... Kicking off your shoes can help prevent a host of foot injuries: bunions, heel spurs, and bone deformities, among others. "Shoes act like casts, holding the bones of the foot so rigid that they can't move fluidly," [Steven] Robbins [MD and adjunct associate professor of mechanical engineering at Concordia University, Montreal] explains. "The foot becomes passive from wearing shoes and loses the ability to support itself." ... - Cheryl Sacra
Put on a pair of mittens and wear them all day long. You can't feel anything can you? Everything you pick up and touch feels the same, doesn't it? That would be pretty boring, wouldn't you think? Well, guess what? You're already doing something similar every morning when you put on those shoes and head out the door. Every step feels the same. You miss out on the feel of the cool, wet grass, the driveway, the plush carpet in your house, everything. Your sense of touch is limited to your hands. Try going barefoot all day for just one day and you will feel what you've been missing. You'll become much more aware of your surroundings and your other senses will be heightened as well.
Shoes weaken your feet. They provide support where support isn't needed. They don't allow your feet their normal range of movements. The tendons and muscles atrophy in shoes, making feet more susceptible to injury. Bare feet are strong, with tough yet still sensitive soles.
Not only is going barefoot natural and healthy, but many shoes are harmful, especially for children. Dr. Benjamin Joseph, in , stated:
In Europe and America flat foot is a common reason for attendance at a children's orthopaedic clinic, but in India children are seldom brought for treatment for flat foot. The few children who do attend with this complaint are from affluent urban families and they all wear shoes. In our clinic we have never seen a child from the farming community or from the family of a manual labourer who complained of flat foot.
...The high concentration of flat foot among six-year-old children who wore shoes as compared with those who did not, implies that the critical age for development of the arch is before six years.
...Our cross-sectional study suggests that shoe-wearing in early childhood is detrimental to the development of a normal or a high medial longitudinal arch. The susceptibility for flat foot among children who wear shoes is most evident if there is associated ligament laxity. We suggest that children should be encouraged to play unshod and that slippers and sandals are less harmful than closed-toe shoes.
I find it incredible that, even today, many parents, through ignorance, are deforming their children's feet and, in some cases, giving them life-long debilitating conditions. Children, above all others, should be barefoot.
go bare foot let your kids go barefoot you will love it
Jun 9, 2007
another funny thing he did today was when we took a shower together he said ewww mommies boobies. i dident think they were that bad lol. then he went on to say i have stinky butt (meaning him not me) i dont know where he comes up with this stuff.
Lily learned hi-five today its pretty cute- now gavin and lily do it together. they are so funny they get along so well we are lucky. she was such a good girl today. we bought her new cups today and she hugged them so i guess she loved them they are just like her big brothers but diffrent colors.
today I had a yardsale with justins dad so far we made 121$ im not expecting much more bow im just at the point where i dont want to take the stuff home again. eve though the yardsale part was not much fun it was fun spending time with gary (dad) while the kids were sleeping. It good to get to know him better however he keeps trying to get me to drink. lol whats his deal??? ha ha .
anyway off to bed with not much to say
Jun 4, 2007
in the last pictures i made the pants not the shirt