“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

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#21 Apr 10, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>I bought my crib used. When my first got old enough that he was climbing over and about to fall out, we knew we needed a bed. So we went out and got one that weekend. Then found out after the fact that the crib could have converted to a toddler bed.
That sucks!!!

The crib we had was a drop-side, which I never actually used. Those beds are now illegal to sell in NJ and even though I could have tried to sell it at a yard sale, no one wants to buy them because of the recalls (not on this model) and safety concerns, so we ended up throwing away a beautiful bed that was only used for 5 years total. It did also convert to a headboard for a full-size bed, but Ry has a full-size captain bed with bookshelves and E has a twin captain bed that he's probably going to keep until he goes off to college.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#22 Apr 10, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text> That's part of the issue. I understand its probably not the easiest thing to make, but just because you put time and effort into something does not automatically mean I need to love and cherish it. If my uncle was a woodworker and made a sexy leg lamp like in A Christmas Story, no one's gonna have a problem if I don't put that out on my living room end table no matter how much work he put into making it.
If you are a master at some craft and you want to make something for someone else, it would be wise to find out if they would actually want whatever it is that you make. I'd much rather do that than go thru the time and effort only for them to keep the fruits of my labor tucked away in a closet. I'd hate to find out they only bring it out when they know I'm visiting.
C'mon! If you got a leg lamp made from your uncle we'd all INSIST it go into your living room end table nearest the picture window. ;)

“FD&S is no way to be.”

Since: Feb 13

Knoxville, TN

#23 Apr 10, 2013
1. Sit her down, explain that you're sure she'd be more upset if she finds out on her own later and also finds out you knew and didn't tell her. Lay it out and let the chips fall where they may. Because she will find out, and she'll find out you knew then she'll curse your existence. I am on the fence though, because I can't tell if your motive is genuine concern or not wanting to be left behind by your friend.

2. Have you discussed this with the husband? He's going to have to be involved.

3. Really Tonka? No understanding/comprehension of heirloom/craftsmanship/sentime ntal value?

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#24 Apr 10, 2013
LW1: I'm feeling lazy; what Amy said.

LW2: Maybe if everybody stopped walking on eggshells around her, she'd wise up. As it is, she has no consequences for her bad behavior and until she does, she will not believe that anything is wrong.

Just be there for the grandkid as best you can.

LW3: I'd like to stitch this rehash over Amy's typing fingers. Enough already!

My step-mom was a quilter and our family has almost come to blows over who gets which quilt she made. They are precious to us because they are a tanglible thing from someone we have lost.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#25 Apr 10, 2013
Jess in NJ wrote:
<quoted text>
That sucks!!!
The crib we had was a drop-side, which I never actually used. Those beds are now illegal to sell in NJ and even though I could have tried to sell it at a yard sale,
They are illegal to sell even second hand now.

We sent it to MIL's to convert and use as a daybed in the room we sleep in when we visit.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#26 Apr 10, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>
They are illegal to sell even second hand now.
We sent it to MIL's to convert and use as a daybed in the room we sleep in when we visit.
I was thinking why not close up the drop-down part with brackets or a new side rail.(shrug)

I'm glad they were not illegal back when my kid was young. Although I have to say I mostly left the rail down. If I put it up, I always tested it with my weight and if it held me, it would hold any infant/young toddler.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#27 Apr 10, 2013
Toj wrote:
Although I have to say I mostly left the rail down.
Are we talking about the same thing? If you leave the rail down, the kid can easily fall out.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#28 Apr 10, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>Are we talking about the same thing? If you leave the rail down, the kid can easily fall out.
The rail didn't go all the way down to be level with the mattress. It was a good 12.5" -- at least above the mattress. Probably made different. When the rail was up I wouldn't be able to get the kid out. I'm about 5'3" so that's probably part of it, too, though.
pde

Homer Glen, IL

#29 Apr 10, 2013
Jess in NJ wrote:
<quoted text>
We had the same type of bed, but by the time the boys were old enough to use it as a toddler bed, they had outgrown the babyish pattern of the nursery bedding and wanted Thomas the Tank Engine or Cars blankets.
How long did yours stay in the toddler bed? I don't even think that mine use it for more than a year.
I am cranky today. It is beautiful outside and I want to ride my bike, but I have housework to do now and my Grandmother has a doctor's appointment with a new dermatologist after lunch. I need to snap out of this mood.
Luckily ours was jungle animals, and the kid liked jungle animals. He also wasn't aware there were even any other options, until we went and looked for a bedding set when we moved him to the twin sized bed.

I don't remember when we moved him to a twin bed exactly. It appears based on photos from his 4th birthday, that the toddler bed was still in use. We probably upgraded him soon after that.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#30 Apr 10, 2013
Toj wrote:
<quoted text>
The rail didn't go all the way down to be level with the mattress. It was a good 12.5" -- at least above the mattress. Probably made different. When the rail was up I wouldn't be able to get the kid out. I'm about 5'3" so that's probably part of it, too, though.
But at some point, your kid is big enough to stand in the crib. With the rail down that 12.5" is not that big of an obstacle to climb over...and plunge to the ground below.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#31 Apr 10, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>But at some point, your kid is big enough to stand in the crib. With the rail down that 12.5" is not that big of an obstacle to climb over...and plunge to the ground below.
Once he was that big he was flipping himself up and over when it was up. I felt that it was safer to have it down. He had an easier time getting out. Believe me, he was in a toddler bed fast. Little monkey! Should have gotten that on tape!

“On Deck”

Since: Aug 08

French Polynesia

#32 Apr 10, 2013
Tonka,
With all due respect, I think you should go consult with your wife and then come back and admit to all of us that you are wrong on the quilt issue.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#33 Apr 10, 2013
loose cannon wrote:
Tonka,
With all due respect, I think you should go consult with your wife and then come back and admit to all of us that you are wrong on the quilt issue.
WTF? Consult my wife? Wrong? How the F can my OPINION be wrong?

*I* place no special value on hand made quilts. My wife's opinion is irrelevant. I don't care if she thinks they are the greatest thing since sliced bread. That would be HER opinion.

I hate mushrooms. I think they are disgusting. You think since my wife loves them that I am wrong about mushrooms?

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

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#34 Apr 10, 2013
loose cannon wrote:
Tonka,
With all due respect, I think you should go consult with your wife and then come back and admit to all of us that you are wrong on the quilt issue.
You don't have to agree with him, but that doesn't mean he is wrong. It just means that you have different priorities.

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

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#35 Apr 10, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>WTF? Consult my wife? Wrong? How the F can my OPINION be wrong?

*I* place no special value on hand made quilts. My wife's opinion is irrelevant. I don't care if she thinks they are the greatest thing since sliced bread. That would be HER opinion.

I hate mushrooms. I think they are disgusting. You think since my wife loves them that I am wrong about mushrooms?
I can't remember the last time Topix made me laugh so hard! Usually I post on here when y'all get me riled up, but LC's post was so funny!

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#36 Apr 10, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>
WTF? Consult my wife? Wrong? How the F can my OPINION be wrong?
*I* place no special value on hand made quilts. My wife's opinion is irrelevant. I don't care if she thinks they are the greatest thing since sliced bread. That would be HER opinion.
I hate mushrooms. I think they are disgusting. You think since my wife loves them that I am wrong about mushrooms?
You mean, you HAVEN'T been posting your wife's opinion on things? ;)

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#37 Apr 10, 2013
Jess in NJ wrote:
<quoted text>
I can't remember the last time Topix made me laugh so hard! Usually I post on here when y'all get me riled up, but LC's post was so funny!
I second that. As soon as I read LC's post, I was thinking "I can't wait to see Tonka's response!"

Since: Apr 13

Saint Paul, MN

#38 Apr 10, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>
WTF? Consult my wife? Wrong? How the F can my OPINION be wrong?
*I* place no special value on hand made quilts. My wife's opinion is irrelevant. I don't care if she thinks they are the greatest thing since sliced bread. That would be HER opinion.
I hate mushrooms. I think they are disgusting. You think since my wife loves them that I am wrong about mushrooms?
You are wrong. I love quilts, they are works of art. Tattoos are for disgusting losers.

Mushrooms rock. You are having mushroom-stuffed mushrooms for supper tonight.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#39 Apr 10, 2013
TheMrsTonka wrote:
<quoted text>
You are wrong. I love quilts, they are works of art. Tattoos are for disgusting losers.
Mushrooms rock. You are having mushroom-stuffed mushrooms for supper tonight.
I love you.

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#40 Apr 10, 2013
TheMrsTonka wrote:
<quoted text>You are wrong. I love quilts, they are works of art. Tattoos are for disgusting losers.

Mushrooms rock. You are having mushroom-stuffed mushrooms for supper tonight.
You are my new best friend!

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