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It's nice to win some without fighting.

Post by Penguin » Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:08 pm

I had two 'wins' today, and had to fight for neither :)

At R's daycare there was a pile of toddler formula samples. They've been there for a few weeks but I let it go. Today the director offered them to me for C, but I said no, the were 12 m + and explained to her about the advertising loopholes etc. She was horrified. She said 'I feel like I should just throw them in the bin' and I said 'That's what I think you should do' and she did.

In a few weeks I'm doing a week of full time casual work. Last time I did this work while needing to express I was sent to he 'first aid room', which turned out to be a disabled toilet with a first aid kit bolted on the wall and a massage table. (They didn't say 'go pump in the toilet'; I think it was a breakdown in communication but nonetheless it wasn't suitable.) I emailed to ask about an expressing room and explained what happened last time. They replied today and told me that there were instructions in the manual (which hasn't been posted yet therefore I haven't read yet) saying if an expressing room is required to ask at Registration, and they reassured me I wouldn't be sent to a disabled toilet.

It is such a relief to not have to fight all the time!
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Post by Penguin » Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:14 pm

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Post by Esther » Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:21 pm

Hooray :smt026
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Post by snowie » Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:40 pm

Excellent! That is definitely a win!
I'm not sure if it's because I'm a second time mum, but it seems like the general public seem to be a little more aware of breastfeeding 'rights', baby wearing, using cloth nappies and even co-sleeping (did you see the ad in the catalogue from the big Swedish flat pack store?)
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Post by Penguin » Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:48 pm

snowie wrote: (did you see the ad in the catalogue from the big Swedish flat pack store?)
Yes, and I'll bet you a flat packed kitchen that it ain't the toddlers who end up sleeping on the toddler beds. ;)
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Re: It's nice to win some without fighting.

Post by snowie » Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:09 pm

:lol:
It will be their big 6yo Year 1 sister/brother :wink: Guess who sleeps in the side-car cot at our place most nights? Guess where the baby sleeps?
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Post by Penguin » Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:22 pm

snowie wrote::lol:
It will be their big 6yo Year 1 sister/brother :wink: Guess who sleeps in the side-car cot at our place most nights? Guess where the baby sleeps?
Well, my baby sleeps in a cot, much to the surprise of all... The 4yo, on the other hand...
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Post by Gwen's Mum » Thu Aug 27, 2015 6:32 am

Penguin wrote:
snowie wrote::lol:
It will be their big 6yo Year 1 sister/brother :wink: Guess who sleeps in the side-car cot at our place most nights? Guess where the baby sleeps?
Well, my baby sleeps in a cot, much to the surprise of all... The 4yo, on the other hand...
And this is why we are finally, in a stupidly overdue fashion, buying a king size bed soon. Because I see the writing on the wall, and that writing says: Just create the space you need, because your 4yo has decided she wants in on the family bed thing. :roll: :lol:

And I'm with snowie - I reckon second time around, I must give off a real "no really, go on, try me" vibe. It's all smiles and support and kind words and unquestioned acquiescence to pretty much whatever we choose (not from the 4yo obviously!). Let's hope it carries through to a big conference I will likely have to take a 9 month old baby to later this year... :lol:
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Post by Penguin » Thu Aug 27, 2015 7:11 am

Gwen's Mum wrote:
Penguin wrote:
snowie wrote::lol:
It will be their big 6yo Year 1 sister/brother :wink: Guess who sleeps in the side-car cot at our place most nights? Guess where the baby sleeps?
Well, my baby sleeps in a cot, much to the surprise of all... The 4yo, on the other hand...
And this is why we are finally, in a stupidly overdue fashion, buying a king size bed soon. Because I see the writing on the wall, and that writing says: Just create the space you need, because your 4yo has decided she wants in on the family bed thing. :roll: :lol:

And I'm with snowie - I reckon second time around, I must give off a real "no really, go on, try me" vibe. It's all smiles and support and kind words and unquestioned acquiescence to pretty much whatever we choose (not from the 4yo obviously!). Let's hope it carries through to a big conference I will likely have to take a 9 month old baby to later this year... :lol:
My next conference C will be 16 months. Shoot.me.now.
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Post by ClOuD_NiNe » Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:09 pm

Penguin wrote: My next conference C will be 16 months. Shoot.me.now.
M was 15 months when I took her to Liquid Gold. It was... manageable. Just. I breastfed her A LOT. And used a carrier. And the noisy room where they had a live feed to the main session. Good luck with that!
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