Official Dads of TMB Thread

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

  1. JonK

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    have you learned yet not to discuss anything really important here like real life things .
    I have liked your posting I have cherished your friendship
    but boomfer is a rivals looser .
    you think he cares ?
    did he at rivals ?
    you have know me for 10 years at least watchout what you tell here it used to be ok not now .
     
  2. JonK

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    I flooded the board with ignore because this bastard say he eats his kids toys ????? no big deal until I found out.
    hes a real faker .
    now !
    watch the dragons are about to be alive .
    ya know what texas people I saved all that buff ruff naeck told me on the cell I have until june 2 to pain and suffering with this kidney stone .
    when I am in Houston going to Colorado springs I am going to stop and pay a visit with some people take that to to molarcity tonsils molars take it out get it over .
    popcicles ice-cream .two weeks done .
    no dry socket .
     
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  3. Rabid

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    My 5-year old has had a “girlfriend” at daycare since they were 2 or so. Her family had a house fire 2 days ago. My son came home yesterday and collected toys and books so he could give them to her and her 2 year old brother. It might have been the sweetest thing I’ve seen him do.
     
  4. CUgator

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    So daycare opened back up last week, and my wife have been alternating days dropping the kids off in the morning, and then both of us go pick them up in the afternoon. Mornings are clearly a bigger shit show than the afternoons. Each day on the way to daycare there has been a mom with her two kids in a jogging stroller who is a solid 8 with fake tits that look like they're about to bounce up and knock her out with every step.

    Yesterday we both went to drop the kids off and there she was running down the sidewalk. My wife turns and goes, "so now I know why you don't mind dropping the kids off in the morning". This morning, she tells me that she will take the kids to daycare so I don't have to gawk at her each day. I now have an additional 30 minutes by myself every day. Bless that woman, and her plastic surgeon.
     
  5. Name P. Redacted

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    palpable insecurity by your wife
     
  6. bigred77

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    Cross post from bbq thread

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  7. bigred77

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    a boy and his dog "fishing"

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  8. DrTomOsbourne

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    Wife and kid are back in Iowa (lol) for two weeks so I'm working on my dad levels. Can't wait to see little ones reaction.. still lots of patching, sanding, painting, lighting, etc to do.

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  9. mc415

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    Dads like you make me feel like a shitty dad!
     
  10. DrTomOsbourne

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    No dad that is around and present with their kid is a shitty dad
     
  11. bigred77

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    You're god dammed right
     
  12. Where Eagles Dare

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    About a month out :ohdear:

    Daycares. A fucking $50 application fee for a god damn waiting list? This is stupid
     
  13. CUgator

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    You got off easy with $50
     
  14. mc415

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    Daycare is more then a mortgage payment in most states out where I live fucking painful writing that check every 2 weeks
     
  15. mb711

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    What’s the per month on that bad boy?
     
  16. Where Eagles Dare

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    It's not a lot, but it just adds up. Like how many fucking places do I have to apply to unknowing what the list actually is? It's a stupid scam.
     
  17. Where Eagles Dare

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    I budgeted 1500, but seems like most places are 1,100-1,200 in City of Atlanta.
     
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  18. Pile Driving Miss Daisy

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    Yeah Atlanta isn't as bad as some others. We used The Elaine Clarke Center in Chamblee which had a low kid to teacher ratio. It's a good $100-200 cheaper out here in Duluth though.
     
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  19. mb711

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    That's not too bad in the scheme of things(still ridiculous). Day care and pre school are some of the biggest rackets going.
     
  20. killerwvu

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    2 months out

    Dodged a bullet with daycare. I'm working from home through at least labor day (if not permanently) and wife is working from home until Feb.

    Daycare was gonna be more than my mortgage
     
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  21. Where Eagles Dare

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    So you plan on working and taking care of a newborn? That seems daunting
     
  22. mc415

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    we both work from home and tried this for 2 months and it just became unbearable both our work productivity went to shit and I was starting at 5am and working till 6pm to just stay afloat when I usually work 7:30-4......my wife was really suffering working from home and watching him, sending him to daycare been a huge game changer For work and we been getting so much done around the house, working out, cooking, it’s been great
     
  23. John McGuirk

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    I am very fortunate to pay $730 a month
     
  24. mc415

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    :feelsbadman:
     
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  25. killerwvu

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    gonna give it a go...both have jobs where we should be ok. All our coworkers have kids and aren’t sending them back to daycare

    it will really be a 3-6 month old. She gets 3 months maternity leave and I’ll be working from home regardless. Hoping we can then make it another 3 months til she has to go back into the office before we have to send him to daycare
     
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  26. Where Eagles Dare

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    Yeah, I mean it'll be nice to save the money, but just seems extremely tough
     
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  27. webbi

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    Dont miss the daycare days. I had 3 in at one time and it was double my mortgage. The past few years just had 2 in and its been the same around the same.. my middle is starting kindergarten and my youngest is doing a prek at a local church thats ran by teachers thats only 250 a month.. i cant wait.. my mother in law retired so after school is covered... feels like a weight being lifted..
     
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  28. Where Eagles Dare

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    Just roll that expense into a college fund and in 12 years you'll have about half of 4 yrs saved
     
  29. bigred77

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    But boats and stuff are much more fun
     
  30. Name P. Redacted

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    Little one turned 1 today. Wife is talking about wanting to start trying for another next year. Not sure I’m mentally ready for that.
     
  31. REGGNECK

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  32. Rabid

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    An infant in daycare in the Twin Cities costs close to the same as one-year total cost of enrollment for an in-state student at the University of Minnesota.
     
    #9633 Rabid, Jun 15, 2020
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  33. ryno23

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    Son #2 was born via emergency c-section Saturday at 4am 5+ weeks early. Will be in the nicu likely for 3+weeks to help lungs develop. Mom is doing well and baby is doing ok at the moment. Wife has not seen our 2.5 year old since Wednesday morning and it is killing her.
     
  34. Rabid

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    Congratulations and good luck.
     
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  35. webbi

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    Id say start now. Our last baby was a surprise baby, we planned to wait 2 years before trying again. The age gap is 1.5 years and its perfect. Best friends, always together. It is a headache sometimes but its been easier imo.
     
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  36. Rabid

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    We are at 35 weeks today. It’s getting close.
     
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  37. bigred77

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    So if post daycare you save that same dollar amount each year until they turn 18, you will probably have enough saved for a couple years worth of future tuition at the rate that shit seems to be going up
     
  38. Snakes

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    $1900 a month for two in Birmingham AL. cannot fucking wait to get out of that scam. Planning on giving myself a raise and pocketing some of it when they are start kindergarten, but putting the vast majority of that $1900 a month into their 529s.
     
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  39. Rabid

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    20k/year from ages 5-18 is $260k before any investment returns so, yeah, maybe 1-2 years.
     
  40. DrTomOsbourne

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    Finished!

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  41. momux

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    Anybody have general advice/books/anything around raising a 2 year old? Our daughter is going through this big independent woman phase and will melt down at the drop of the hat.

    I heard about it but hadn’t really understood the reality.
     
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  42. Name P. Redacted

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    Lol fuck no.
     
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  43. The Blackfish

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    I don’t have any book recommendations but my son grew out of his terrible 2’s phase pretty quickly. 3 had been a much bigger problem.
     
  44. Pile Driving Miss Daisy

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    Yep, like everyone told me before our daughter hit 3, that age is often more difficult than 2.

    Around 2 she started having bad tantrums, now she has bad tantrums because she can attempt to argue with us and also wants to do the opposite of what we ask of her.
     
  45. webbi

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    2 was a breeze. 3 has been a challenge to say the least
     
  46. CF3234

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    So I guess I'm going to be joining this thread. Wife is 4-6 weeks pregnant and an absolute raging ball of hormones. So far trying to be understanding and give her space but it's not working too well. Any advice would be appreciated.
     
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  47. Russellin4885

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    Our 2.5 year old daughter went through this pretty bad and still somewhat does. One thing I try to do, which I learned in this thread, is giving options. Also, using her independence to actually help with things. For example, last night she didn't want to go to bed and wanted to keep watching Blaze. Told her that it was time to go to bed and asked her if she wanted to turn the tv off or if she wanted me to. She has to do everything so of course she says she wants to, so she's happy to do it and it gets us moving upstairs. Then upstairs she's wasting time playing with all her stuffed animals, so I ask her do you want to go straight to bed or read a book. She tells me she wants to read a book of course, so that gets us going on that. Only hard part is being willing to put your foot down and do the alternative that she didn't want.
     
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  48. Snakes

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    we use an iPhone timer and it's insane how well it works on my 3 year old.

    "it's time to go inside"----"NOOOOO!!!!!"

    *sets timer for literally 1 minute* and as soon as it goes off he just stops whatever he's doing and calmly goes inside. It works for bath time, bed time, etc. I'm assuming it just reminds him of daycare and it just triggers obedience. It's like Pavlov's dog.
     
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  49. jbr

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    iPhone timer cut down parent/kid fights by at least 50% in our house. “I’m setting the timer for ten minutes. Whatever isn’t cleaned up by then gets taken away.”