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bio website thomaspainerants.com
location Santa Barbara, CA
age 36
visits member for 2 years, 6 months
seen Sep 16 at 22:47

I'm a software engineer because I love figuring stuff out and couldn't imagine doing anything else.


Jul
3
comment 3 year boy old will not wear shorts or t-shirts WHY?
Oh that's a god one @Tanktalus I'll have to give that a try.
Aug
29
comment How can I keep a 14 month old busy at some activity for longer than 3 minutes
Alternatively you can wait until they are 4 years old at which point they will have double the attention span! Just imagine, 6 entire minutes of peace and quiet. We can all dream.
Aug
29
comment How can I keep a 14 month old busy at some activity for longer than 3 minutes
Your username, shinynewbike, fits this question oh so well.
Jul
5
comment 3 year old has a fit when arriving at daycare
That is brilliant advice! I never liked the "sneak out" that my son's first day care provider would encourage. I tended to ignore her but always felt strange doing so. I had to balance what I felt was right with what a professional was telling me. Your line about temporarily making things easier for the parent and the provider was particularly poignant.
Jul
5
comment Our 4 year old won't fall asleep until 11pm
Ahaha, I had to laugh at "She doesn't sleep in late, and is up by 9:30 every day." I think most parents would agree that a 4 year old sleeping till 9:30 is late. Most parents would also kill for such a luxury ;-)