Mayrbear's Lair

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I'm a Mom Solo - a single parent living the life of a 21st century pioneer. The most important job in the world to me is being a mom. This blog is about some of our adventures.

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What's one of the worst messes your child has made? Please share a link to a photo if you have one.

Mayr

When my little one was two, we were on a road trip and she got ill. She threw up all over her dad! He turned out to be a deadbeat dad ... wonder if instinctively she knew? Ha!
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At what age can kids start trick-or-treating? And by what age should they stop?

Mayr

When my daughter was two years old, I was on tour in England. At the time they were just starting to trick or treat over there. We were guests in someone's home. When the first trick or treaters showed up, my two year old was more than happy to help dish out the candy. The next year, when she was three, we were back in the states. I took her with my niece and her 3 year old trick or treating at the Columbus Zoo in Ohio where they were handing out candy for the kids. We strolled them around in a double stroller. We had a blast ... the kids had a blast. She is now a teenager. If she is invited with her friends and our family (that include children ages 4-11) and she wants to dress up and go, I will allow it. As long as she is having fun, socializing with other children, it's okay with me. I think it's up to each family and individual to decide when it's time to stop trick or treating.
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What was your favorite book as a teen?

Mayr

My teachers at school did NOT teach in a way that encouraged me to read, especially by the time I was in middle school and high school. In elementary school, it was great when a teacher would read a wonderful book like Charlotte's Web, or the Insiders a chapter at a time in class. In junior high however (what they called it in my day) we were assigned classics that although may have had literary significance were uninteresting and unappealing! It turned me off to reading. When we were required to go to the school library to find a book to check out, I would always choose books like Henry Huggins, Encyclopedia Brown or the sci-fi adventure books of the Danny Dunn series. I would have preferred to keep reading Dr. Suess, but unfortunately the sophistication of his books at that time were limited to the early learning years. As I got older, I found reading paper books based on famous tv characters like Get Smart's Maxwell Smart, were my staple for enjoyment reading. Now that I have my own child, together we have explored the many literary worlds of characters like Harry Potter and Artemis Fowl. We also really enjoyed Erin Hunter's Warrior series. Reading books no matter what age is an enjoyable adventure of the imagination we look forward to embark on, especially on cold rainy days like today!
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