Official Dads of TMB Thread

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Boo MFer!, Apr 9, 2015.

  1. jbr

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    We are trying to do about an hour per day to help him (5 yo) keep up with reading/writing. He has writing workbooks, some of those sounds/matching flash cards, the BOB books, etc. Neither of us are teachers so it can be a little challenging.

    I don’t really feel like it’s a big deal yet.
     
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  2. Bruce Bowen

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    Did any former or present Blippi folks know he did a Harlem shake video where he takes an explosive shit on his friend?
     
  3. kezarmyaj

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    this is kind of where I am at. from what Ive read at their age 1-2 hrs a day is about as much as you should be doing and I think weve been doing that for the most part. been meaning to look into the abc mouse thing. I think my wife is just scared our daughter is going to show up in kindergarten with a bucket on her head and eating paste.
     
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  4. bigred77

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    You turned out mostly normal despite that
     
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  5. CUAngler

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    We've done the same with our 3.5 year old. Got him doing some coloring and art thinga. Alphabet stuff, lots of playdough and Legos. That's pretty much the extent. I have him helping me fix things and do stuff around the yard that seems productive. 30-60 mins of TV tops per day.

    He had bladder surgery a month ago so he was going to be out of school during this time anyway.

    He did poop his pants for some unknown reason last week. He was a dream to potty train so we don't know what happened. It totally freaked him out and I told him I've pooped my pants before to make him feel better.

    Now he's been telling all the grandparents how daddy poops his pants :facepalm:
     
  6. Tobias

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    i have watched 40,000 hours of mickey mouse clubhouse. they're all so shitty to donald and goofy is just an absolute idiot.
     
  7. Snakes

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    yes i posted it a few pages back. we paid full for April ($1900 for two kids) but since then the daycare has furloughed their entire staff so they can collect unemployment and saying it's $250 a month to hold your spot but have asked us to pay extra if we can.

    Most parents didn't pay the full tuition for April so I feel like I have given enough. (They closed 3rd week in march i think) I am doing the $250 (Which i am fine with) until they open back up.
     
  8. kezarmyaj

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    tha.... wait a second
     
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  9. momux

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    If my daughter likes Goofy I will feel like a failure as a father.

    She's too young to have allegiances at this point and just likes the songs, but you're 100% right that Goofy is a tremendous piece of shit who Mickey should cut out of his life.
     
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  10. Tobias

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    his constant inability to remember the phrase mouseketools is shameful. he messes everything up
     
  11. Snakes

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    how many of you guys are watching the kids while both you and your spouse are working from home? what is an acceptable amount of screen time for a 3 year old, in your opinion?
     
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  12. momux

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    3-4x of whatever it was before this.

    It's gross how much screen time we are giving our daughter.
     
  13. Snakes

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    this morning i was thinking "damn this has been a pretty laid back morning" then i realized Snakes Jr had been watching Paw Patrol for 2 straight hours.

    He has always been good about playing by himself but not for hours at a time.
     
  14. momux

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    Haha my daughter is ADHD af and probably a little younger than yours. Our version of screentime is letting her bang on every button on the iPad.

    She's taken a lot of terrible pictures, has clicked on just about every youtube video, and only called 911 once.
     
  15. Russellin4885

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    It’s really tough not to over do screen time right now. I feel bad because it has gone up a ton.

    I’m sure others kids do this too but my kid loves to dunk her hand into stuff with insane speed and accuracy. For bed time when we are putting her butt paste on if you lose your focus for a second she’ll dunk her whole hand in the tub and exclaim, “sticky hands”. That one isn’t too bad and is pretty funny. However, I was painting this weekend on the deck with her playing out there too,I had the paint up on a table and thought I had control of the situation. I looked away for one second and looked back in time to watch her dunk her entire hand and half her arm in the gallon of paint. I was pretty quick with my reaction and minimized the mess mostly but damn that was almost disastrous.
     
  16. Marbles

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    Yeah. I was doing the work sheets they sent home, but he would get so board with them. I spend half the lesson time with him working on ABC mouse as I'm not got at teaching basics, then the other half we spend working and reading through a Dick and Jane book to develop his reading skills.
     
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  17. Snakes

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    we don't have an ipad for the kids so we call "screen time" just sitting on the couch watching TV. if we are out in public for an extended period of time and he's going nuts we will let him use our iphone to watch something on netflix.

    FYI google how to use "guided access" on ipad or iphones. it will save a lot of trouble when your little one is watching something. Just basically disables the entire screen while they are holding it so they can't turn off the app or call anybody or whatever.
     
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  18. cdaysker

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    I enjoyed the episode where Donald is basically like alright fuck you guys I'm gonna build my own clubhouse. It predictably goes awry but I liked that he had the stones to go for it.
     
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  19. DistantFactor

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    I’m here for the moral support with a 6 year old, 2.5 year old and a 9 month old with both of us working full time from home.

    At least our daycare, through my wife’s work, is not charging us the 3,500 in tuition I pay for the two little ones each month.
     
  20. Tobias

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    or the camping one where he leaves because goofy repeatedly fucked up their tent and everyone just slams him because “it’s more fun to camp with friends” like camping with that idiot goofy is supposed to be fun
     
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  21. cdaysker

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  22. OhioHoo

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    I might just survive this Stay at Home Order with this information.
     
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  23. Snakes

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    it's a total game changer.
     
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  24. tigr2ndbase

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    We’re just trying to survive while we work and try to get schoolwork done with a 6 and 3 year old. Whatever works is our motto right now.
     
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  25. DistantFactor

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    This is the only way to get through life right now. That and 4-5pm margaritas.
     
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  26. jbr

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    Our current morning routine...

    7am - kids wake up, we go downstairs and I turn tv on, I go back upstairs to sleep/try to get laid
    8am - I turn on my laptop to ‘work’, make breakfast for everyone, tv still on
    9am - wife wakes up, tv still on
    10am - I turn tv off and kids go outside
     
  27. Snakes

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    what age are your kids? We let my three year old play in the backyard by himself for 5-10 minutes at a time. Can't wait til i can just let them run wild.
     
  28. jbr

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    5 and 3

    They are outside alone a lot in the yard because they play really well together (most of the time). We mostly always have eyes on them though.
     
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  29. dahldennsull

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  30. Sub-Zero

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    ABC Mouse has been good for our 3 y/o. Amazon Free Time is good with their digital books and things.

    We try to play outside as much as possible but he hasn't be as interested lately. It's also over 90 degrees out. Thinking of getting one of those inflatable water slides our neighbors and my boss recently bought.

    Pinterest has a TON of art/science projects for pre-K if you want to go down that route. My wife has done a really good job with those.
     
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  31. John McGuirk

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  32. JC

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    Holy shit between this, Blaze and the Monster Machines, and Umi Zoomi...I’ve heard it countless times while only working some at home. My wife has probably heard them a billion times.
     
  33. Snakes

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    currently letting my one year old play with my wireless keyboard on the floor. she runs my life.
     
  34. Marbles

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    Been letting our son watch YouTube kids with head phones. Take stretches with that then go outside for an hour followed by ABC Mouse or star fall. Rinse and repeat.
     
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  35. Sub-Zero

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    So our 3.25 y/o has been generally happy at home. We are trying our best to never be mad at him, even if he deserves it, because without any other outlet like school/daycare - it'd be hard for him to feel like we're mad at him and he's stuck here without even other family visiting.

    Anyway- something I find curious is he doesn't actually ask to go anywhere. Playgrounds, sporting events, science center (we have annual passes), seeing animals.....just any of the family activities we were doing literally every weekend. I can't remember him asking once in 5 weeks to go anywhere. Not sure what to think about it. But he seems happy playing outside and launching and watching Bluey or whatever else.

    Also getting him into the PS4 a little bit with LEGO Marvel Super Heroes.
     
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  36. Name P. Redacted

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    Make sure you enable the volume restriction so your kid doesn’t blow out his eardrums
     
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  37. tigr2ndbase

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    Can you blame him on watching Bluey? That’s mine and my wife’s favorite show. Love the how they portray the parents.
     
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  38. Sub-Zero

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    Of all of the kids shows it's my favorite. Love the one where the dad pretends to be a claw machine

    The intro is catchy as hell.
     
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  39. Fusiontegra

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    Mine just turned 7 and still goes back to the LEGO Marvel games often(he has Jurassic Park, LEGO Worlds(higher learning curve), and Lego City, too). They're easy to master, lots of things to do, and fun to multiplayer on.
     
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  40. John McGuirk

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    I listened to baby shark for one hour straight yesterday. I feel my soul slowly leaving my body
     
  41. Sub-Zero

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    Co-op is great. He can run around being iron man and I can try to do whatever tasks. And you can never “die” so it’s great for him to start to have success with a controller and we play together
     
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  42. Wicked

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    School was officially canceled this year here in IA. My 6 year old is heartbroken as she misses all of your friends. The look on her face as she heard the announcement was not something I was expecting.
     
  43. tigr2ndbase

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    Have you found the YouTube video of baby shark in different versions? My youngest was glued to that about a year ago when she was 2.
     
  44. John McGuirk

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    Yes, I have listened to them all. The monkey version probably has my favorite lyrical content of all of them. Just such beautiful composition of symbolism and social commentary. Really can’t get enough of it.
     
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  45. kezarmyaj

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    new mighty pups was lit af yesterday
     
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  46. Russellin4885

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    My 2.5 year old has been obsessed with the “trap remix” version. That was entertaining for a couple listens, not so much anymore.
     
  47. Ignatious Thistilewhilte

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    Dad checking in

    Don't like this post!!!!
     
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  48. Hank Scorpio

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    Neighbor made a social media post bemoaning having to home school her kids the rest of the year. Her oldest is in kindergarten and she hires a babysitter to do their "schoolwork" with them and watch them everyday.
     
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  49. Sub-Zero

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  50. Marbles

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    My kids likes me build the legos then him play with them. I don’t mind as building legos is all me and Denny Crane did as kids.