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E+E - It's all about ME! Part 20

Re: E+E - It's all about ME! Part 20

Postby skyblueandblack » Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:04 pm

Playsinrain wrote:That play kitchen was $699 btw...


I love the sink oven part of these high end wooden kitchens- but I always end up feeling like the refridgeraters look just like a simple cabinet. I feel like if you are going to go for that simple look- why not consider having someone local make one of the cute painted pinteresty type ones- out of an old piece of furniture. (If you spend a lot of time on pinterest looking at kids stuff- you've seen this DIY style.)

I felt the same way about Ollie's kitchen.

I always feel like why not something like this one and its only 150- and IMO- just as nice as the 700.00 one they got.

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Re: E+E - It's all about ME! Part 20

Postby Playsinrain » Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:06 pm

calliepaige84 wrote:
Playsinrain wrote:That play kitchen was $699 btw...


Holy eff. Whyyyyyyyyy


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yeahhhh thats what i said... Pottery Barn Kids..
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Re: E+E - It's all about ME! Part 20

Postby Playsinrain » Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:09 pm

skyblueandblack wrote:
Playsinrain wrote:That play kitchen was $699 btw...


I love the sink oven part of these high end wooden kitchens- but I always end up feeling like the refridgeraters look just like a simple cabinet. I feel like if you are going to go for that simple look- why not consider having someone local make one of the cute painted pinteresty type ones- out of an old piece of furniture. (If you spend a lot of time on pinterest looking at kids stuff- you've seen this DIY style.)

I felt the same way about Ollie's kitchen.

I always feel like why not something like this one and its only 150- and IMO- just as nice as the 700.00 one they got.

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I actually like that one better! It has more features and looks like a real kitchen vs the cabinet look you are talking about.
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Re: E+E - It's all about ME! Part 20

Postby winniewise » Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:23 pm

skyblueandblack wrote:Also- why are the Griffiths so into that half bun hairstyle? Ruby does it a lot as well- and did it for Shari's dance- and I am just not a fan.

It feels like a mainstream LDS take on the FLDS poof.

I was wondering the same thing! Especially when Ellie did her neice Anne's hair like that for church! She kept talking about how she was so excited to do a little girl's hair, I thought she was showing the before look, not the after! That is so funny!

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Re: E+E - It's all about ME! Part 20

Postby winniewise » Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:24 pm

Also why do they think it's cute to line kids up on the floor to eat? No one was at the table when the kids were eating pizza.

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Re: E+E - It's all about ME! Part 20

Postby workfromhomemom » Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:37 pm

winniewise wrote:Also why do they think it's cute to line kids up on the floor to eat? No one was at the table when the kids were eating pizza.

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I think it's a weird Griffith thing. I don't get it either. I always put my kids at a table inside.
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Re: E+E - It's all about ME! Part 20

Postby Cgl33 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:07 pm

I always wondered if Ellie holds it against Jackson that he didn't really like his rock pillows that she picked out for Christmas last year. That would be typical of a narcissist as in he made her look bad. It sounds nuts, but it's possible. Maybe she thinks of that when giving him gifts.
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Re: E+E - It's all about ME! Part 20

Postby jaynshann » Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:33 pm

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IceCreamCone wrote:
Playsinrain wrote:I want to add to the debate on whether Ellie favors Cal more than Jacks.. disclaimer: (lol) I only watch E&J mayyyybe once a week, sometimes less, sometimes more depending on what is being talked about here. So keep in mind that its harder for me to pick up on patterns ect with their behavior.
Just watching as infrequently as I do, the one thing that really disturbs me about Ellie is her lack in ability to praise Jackson when he deserves it. I've seen it several times but the most recent and the one that really scorched my hide is the vlog a few weeks back where they took the boys ice skating. I talked about it then as well, but look back at it if you really don't think she favors Calvin over Jackson. She REFUSES to talk about how well Jackson did and immediately turns it into Calvin being the best. While they are at the rink she gushes about how well Calvin did (the kid was in sneakers walking on the ice with a walker...) and throws in Jackson as an after thought (who was a natural at it like pretty much every physical activity he tries). "I want to come back when Calvin gets older." as in she cant just take Jackson since he is old enough and can really enjoy it, its GOT to be all about Calvin. Later, at the end of the vlog Jared starts talking about how great Jackson did and Ellie immediately turns the conversation on Calvin, he was just amazing bc he loves to talk to and kiss strangers.. She dismisses everything Jackson excels at and throws a freaking party for Calvin if he claps his hands. Maybe i don't watch enough to see her dote and brag on Jackson, but ive never really seen it. He does not get the praise he deserves from his mother, and that WILL be damaging to him as he gets older. Sure kids don't need a trophy for wiping their noses, but give a kid praise when he deserves it! We all know how everything has to be about Ellie.. all the time, and i have wondered if she see's Calvin as an extension of herself. If the attention cant be on her, then it better be on Calvin bc he's an extension of Ellie. Jackson has been pushed away for Calvin. Jackson will be trying to gain his mothers approval his entire life while Calvin won't have to lift a finger and will be the golden child bc Ellie has some weird attachment to him. All mothers should be attached to their children, yes, but when it the attachment is so strong that you start projecting your own issues on the to child it becomes an issue. Not only for the child but for siblings and partners too. I can see Ellie jumping on Jared off camera for giving Jackson too much praise.


Yes, this! 100% Jackson is treated like he's Jared's child, whereas Calvin is hers. His attention is HER attention too. Anytime Jackson gets any sort of recognition, she uses Calvin to steal the limelight away. This is a common tool of Narcissist mothers. Thing is, the Golden Child is easily replaceable, so if she gets her daughter, then Cal is going to find himself hanging out with his brother. At least then, Jackson might not grow up thinking it's just him.

Jared needs to grow a pair of balls and realize they don't need to bring anymore children or pets into that mess. He has his hands full raising his wife-child, two boys and now Penny. If something were to ever happen to him, or if he ever had to return to a 40 hr a week job, they would not be ok. Ellie can't handle life as an adult with two children. Not even close.


YES!! That's exactly how it feels, like Jackson is Jared's and Calvin is Ellie's. I feel like that when Calvin was born Ellie had a rough time (which i'm not shaming her on, I had a rough go with my second and i sympathize with anyone who has PPD. How she handled it is a whole other discussion about Mormon's and mental health) and she pushed Jackson away and on to his dad more. It happens with first kids, and i get it, but i feel like Ellie took it way too far. She forced that baby to grow up, and pushed him away emotionally (and physically) when Calvin was born.. I'm not a child life specialist, i havent taken any early child hood development classes, but maybe someone who has can help me out. At the age Jackson was when Calvin was born, are there emotional and cognitive developments that are being made between parent and child that could be damaged by her actions? Not asking for a diagnosis of course, but could someone with a little more background knowledge elaborate on that (or the lack there of)? It almost seems like that bond she had with Jackson before Calvin was born has been damaged and i wonder if there are some emotional milestones that were not hit or were "messed up" bc she pushed him away?

I hardly watch anymore either but l think Jackson is flat out adorable so l had to watch when l saw it was his bday. She just gets nastier and nastier doesn't she? Subtle things speak volumes....example Jared was saying today how Jackson was first to run and get the broom and clea