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Homesteading with Kids - Funny

 
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Hi, my family just moved to our off grid homestead with a 2 and 1 year old. It's wonderful, chaotic and beautiful. We are all living in a one room cabin and I (mom) am doing laundry the old fashioned way. I've got a couple funny things to say about it, and I'd love it if people added their little bits of humor as well.

Things you DON'T say when you live in a one room cabin with kids:
Go to your room
Can you talk louder?

Things you DON'T say when you do laundry for kids off grid:
This dinner would be great with turmeric
Now is a great time to potty train

Looking forward to hearing from other moms and dads with young ones
 
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I remember when mine were that young. The worst words I could say were "honey could you." It really didn't matter what came next.
 
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I completely understand

I spent last summer in a 30ft camper with my husband, 4 year old, 1 1/2 year old, a newborn and the dog. We were lucky enough to have electric and running water though.

My suggestion for potty training is to let them be naked or nearly so. My (now) 2 1/2 year old loves to pee outside. I didn't even have to teach her to squat she just did it naturally.

Have fun, they don't stay little long.....
 
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I can totally relate!  With 3 and a half kids all under 5 in a small house we realized a few things pretty quickly.

Bunk bed side guards are priceless.
As long as it's "somewhat" light outside there's never a bad time to go outside.  The middle guy likes to wake up with the sun so he helps me with the animal chores first thing.  
A little rain used to keep us inside with the first one, now it's fun to sit under a tree and listen to the rain.  
Winter is tough.

I have a peeing outside story that involves a 2 year old, a church picnic, and a few hundred people but that's for another time!
 
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