Official Dads of TMB Thread

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

  1. pianoman

    pianoman my drinks are free
    Donor TMB OG
    Michigan WolverinesChicago CubsDetroit Red Wings

    Car seats are the worst part of having kids. And it doesn’t make it any better that statistically after the age of 2 they do nothing to improve safety vs. a traditional seatbelt. No decrease in fatality in accidents or severity of injuries. We just have to keep using them because Chico, Greco etc. lobby our governments to require them.
     
    Rabid likes this.
  2. momux

    momux AFAM Scholar
    Donor
    North Carolina TarheelsCarolina PanthersChelsea

    You have a source for that?
     
  3. pianoman

    pianoman my drinks are free
    Donor TMB OG
    Michigan WolverinesChicago CubsDetroit Red Wings

    Daddy Rabbit, NoNatty and momux like this.
  4. Baron

    Baron Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Cincinnati BearcatsAlabama Crimson TideCincinnati RedsCincinnati BengalsTennisTiger Woods

    Rabid is britax one of the better brands? We need a new infant seat and bases.
     
  5. Rabid

    Rabid Fan of: DQ Treats
    Donor TMB OG
    Minnesota Golden Gophers

    I haven’t looked at safety ratings in years but it was the highest rated for safety when had our first kid. I’ve been very happy with them.
     
    Baron likes this.
  6. Baron

    Baron Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Cincinnati BearcatsAlabama Crimson TideCincinnati RedsCincinnati BengalsTennisTiger Woods

    Do you happen to have access to consumer reports?
     
  7. Phil Brickma

    Phil Brickma 4th cousin to Ed Orgeron's step-sister
    Clemson TigersAtlanta BravesGrateful DeadUnited States Men's National Soccer TeamLiverpool

    I remember when this board first started, and most of us were in college. I was at my friend's son's first birthday party last weekend, and it was kind of depressing. I was basically the only one without a wife or kid. There were more juice boxes getting downed than beers.
     
  8. Jeffrey Lebowski

    Jeffrey Lebowski Obviously you're not a golfer
    Donor
    Georgia BulldogsAtlanta Falcons

    #3 on the way. Need to start reading up on the vasectomy thread after this one pops out.
     
    THF, Snakes, mc415 and 4 others like this.
  9. Rabid

    Rabid Fan of: DQ Treats
    Donor TMB OG
    Minnesota Golden Gophers

    No. I did the research before our first was born. The Britax was better because they use metal in the frame versus some of the competitors that use rigid plastics. The trade-off is the Britax tend to be larger and heavier. When we had our 3rd we had to switch to smaller seats that could fit 3 across. We had to go to a higher end store and test a bunch of seats in the parking lot to see what would fit. At that point, marginal safety differences were secondary to not buying a new vehicle.
     
    a.tramp and Baron like this.
  10. Name P. Redacted

    Name P. Redacted I have no money and I'm also gay
    Donor
    Kansas State WildcatsSeattle Kraken

    All car seats meet the minimum level of safety required by the government. Everything extra you’re paying for is looks/brand/extra features/usability. Don’t overthink it. Go to a store and just mess around with car seats and strollers and find something you like and will work with each other.

    Car seats are literally just plastic shells with straps
     
    Baron and a.tramp like this.
  11. Baron

    Baron Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Cincinnati BearcatsAlabama Crimson TideCincinnati RedsCincinnati BengalsTennisTiger Woods

    Yeah this is true. Been several years since we shopped for one.
     
  12. Bruce Bowen

    Bruce Bowen Well-Known Member
    Donor

    Find an actual study proving this, not a stat from freakonomocs or this is complete and utter horseshit. I can’t imagine saying this to other parents.
     
    Baron and Name P. Redacted like this.
  13. Dr. Mantis Toboggan

    Dr. Mantis Toboggan Well-Known Member
    Florida State SeminolesBoston Red SoxOrlando MagicNew England PatriotsBoston Bruins

    Found out I will officially be able to post in this thread in 2022. See you guys then.
     
  14. Hoss Bonaventure

    Donor
    Arkansas RazorbacksSt. Louis CardinalsHouston RocketsDallas CowboysSneakers

    Anyone else have kids in school with a stomach bug going around? Little man had some diarrhea yesterday and just really fussy. He’s fine now but at like 4:30 today my wife and I both just got hit like a ton of bricks. I’m talking projectile vomiting and peeing out my butthole. May get a pants shitting story out of this. I felt great all day. Went for a run at lunch and everything but it hit us both pretty much at the same time.
     
  15. Hoss Bonaventure

    Donor
    Arkansas RazorbacksSt. Louis CardinalsHouston RocketsDallas CowboysSneakers

    Plus note we got a bunch of pedialyte freezer pops so that should help. Sorry little man
     
    steamengine likes this.
  16. bigred77

    bigred77 Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Texas Tech Red RaidersTexas RangersSan Antonio SpursDallas CowboysKansas City ChiefsTexas Tech Red Raiders alt

    Sleeping Winnie the poo style tonight will be interesting
     
  17. duc15

    duc15 Hey Nong Man
    Donor
    Portland Trail BlazersGreen Bay Packers

    whens the due date. You and I appear to be on very similar timelines.
     
    Dr. Mantis Toboggan likes this.
  18. Pile Driving Miss Daisy

    Pile Driving Miss Daisy It angries up the blood
    Donor
    Texas LonghornsAtlanta BravesAtlanta HawksAtlanta FalconsAtlanta UnitedGeorgia Southern Eagles

    Before COVID hit very early last year, I got some sort of similar bug or food poisoning. I kept crapping my pants every time I threw up, it was so bad. This started in the late afternoon and I was fine by the next day.
     
    Name P. Redacted likes this.
  19. steamengine

    steamengine I don’t want to press one for English!
    Donor
    LiverpoolHouston Oilers

    Tried to find some at HEB today and couldn’t. Where do you get yours?
     
  20. Hoss Bonaventure

    Donor
    Arkansas RazorbacksSt. Louis CardinalsHouston RocketsDallas CowboysSneakers

    No clue. Wife got them and just been up in the cabinet
     
  21. Hoss Bonaventure

    Donor
    Arkansas RazorbacksSt. Louis CardinalsHouston RocketsDallas CowboysSneakers

    I’m posting from my bathroom floor. Using towels as a pillow and I have a blow dryer on my feet trying to stay warm. I think I’m dying
     
  22. Dr. Mantis Toboggan

    Dr. Mantis Toboggan Well-Known Member
    Florida State SeminolesBoston Red SoxOrlando MagicNew England PatriotsBoston Bruins

    Literally just found out and I’m not allowed to tell anyone so I came on here to spit it out.
     
    Marbles, Rabid, duc15 and 4 others like this.
  23. Baron

    Baron Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Cincinnati BearcatsAlabama Crimson TideCincinnati RedsCincinnati BengalsTennisTiger Woods

    2.5yo has hand foot mouth. We assumed it was bug bites for the last week as we are outside a lot but wife noticed marks on bottom of her feet tonight. Guess all you can do is let it run its course. Seems likes it’s close to scabbing on some of them so she may be getting to the end of it.
     
    Hoss Bonaventure likes this.
  24. Hoss Bonaventure

    Donor
    Arkansas RazorbacksSt. Louis CardinalsHouston RocketsDallas CowboysSneakers

    Son just got over it like 2 weeks ago. He was miserable. Never had it visible anywhere but his butt so changing his diaper was a nightmare.
     
    Baron likes this.
  25. Name P. Redacted

    Name P. Redacted I have no money and I'm also gay
    Donor
    Kansas State WildcatsSeattle Kraken

    Staying in hotels for the next week or so and my two year old has forced me to the edge of the bed on the first night. This is worse than sharing a bed with my wife. Send Ts and Ps.
     
  26. jbr

    jbr Well-Known Member
    Donor TMB OG

    Holy fuck has getting my 4 year old to school turned into a nightmare. Every morning is a knock down, drag out battle.
     
  27. The Blackfish

    The Blackfish The Fish in Black
    Staff Donor TMB OG
    Alabama Crimson TideIndianapolis Colts

    I know this battle. My son is almost 5 now and it’s not too bad now. Some days though… some days.
     
  28. Bruce Bowen

    Bruce Bowen Well-Known Member
    Donor

    Wife has been talking to 3 yo more about masks, why we where them etc. to prep him for our flight coming up in October. On his own yesterday he said he wanted to wear his mask to school and be like Suzy (only girl in his daycare who wears a mask). I doubt he kept it on too long but still proud of my dude.
     
  29. VASooner

    VASooner Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Washington NationalsOklahoma City ThunderCleveland BrownsDallas CowboysOklahoma SoonersLiverpool

    Someone please tell me that the last 2 weeks of pregnancy is the worst part of having kids. Cause...
     
  30. Pile Driving Miss Daisy

    Pile Driving Miss Daisy It angries up the blood
    Donor
    Texas LonghornsAtlanta BravesAtlanta HawksAtlanta FalconsAtlanta UnitedGeorgia Southern Eagles

    Lol
     
  31. jbr

    jbr Well-Known Member
    Donor TMB OG

    I lost my shit this morning after four straight days of refusing to go to school. I’m talking very loudly to him “FINE YOU DONT HAVE TO GO TO SCHOOL YOU CAN JUST SIT IN YOUR ROOM ALL DAY LIKE A BABY I HOPE YOU LIKE IT IN HERE BECAUSE YOURE NOT LEAVING UNTIL YOUR BROTHER GETS HOME IM VERY DISAPPOINTED IN YOUR BEHAVIOR THIS WEEK”.

    Real mature shit. Great start to the long weekend.
     
  32. Baron

    Baron Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Cincinnati BearcatsAlabama Crimson TideCincinnati RedsCincinnati BengalsTennisTiger Woods

    Who wants to tell him lol
     
  33. Bruce Bowen

    Bruce Bowen Well-Known Member
    Donor

     
  34. kezarmyaj

    kezarmyaj pro anti anti
    Donor TMB OG
    Dallas CowboysEvertonAustin FCDallas Mavericks altTexas Tech Red Raiders alt

    oh my sweet summer child
     
  35. Snakes

    Snakes stubbornly litigious
    Donor TMB OG
    Alabama Crimson Tide

    It's literally the easiest part of having kids.
     
  36. VASooner

    VASooner Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Washington NationalsOklahoma City ThunderCleveland BrownsDallas CowboysOklahoma SoonersLiverpool

    Y'all can find me at the local alcohol establishment, thank you for your time.
     
  37. zeberdee

    zeberdee wheel snipe celly boys
    Donor TMB OG
    Penn State Nittany LionsPhiladelphia PhilliesPhiladelphia 76'ersPhiladelphia EaglesPhiladelphia FlyersArsenalPhiladelphia UnionUnited States Men's National Soccer Team

    for the first time since we've had 3 kids my wife is going out of town for a few days and I'm on my own.

    hope these kids like watching college football.
     
    jplaYa, Bay Bandit, THF and 17 others like this.
  38. ryno23

    ryno23 Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Tennessee VolunteersChicago CubsAtlanta BravesTennessee Titans

    Having a pregnant wife, barring any issues, is the best part about having kids lol.
     
  39. The Blackfish

    The Blackfish The Fish in Black
    Staff Donor TMB OG
    Alabama Crimson TideIndianapolis Colts

    Built in Designated Driver
     
  40. killerwvu

    killerwvu Restoring WVU's E-Rep 1 Post At A Time
    Donor TMB OG
    West Virginia MountaineersBrooklyn NetsDallas CowboysNational LeaguePittsburgh Pirates

    Me when my wife made this point: :feelsgoodman:

    Me when everything was shut down in 2020 :feelsbadman:
     
  41. Bruce Bowen

    Bruce Bowen Well-Known Member
    Donor

    Happened for weeks at different time periods but the stretches where she was so tired shed go to sleep at like 7 PM so I'd have the whole night to myself was the bees knees.
     
  42. VASooner

    VASooner Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Washington NationalsOklahoma City ThunderCleveland BrownsDallas CowboysOklahoma SoonersLiverpool

    Totally same. Except now.
     
    killerwvu likes this.
  43. Snakes

    Snakes stubbornly litigious
    Donor TMB OG
    Alabama Crimson Tide

    welp coaching my son's tee ball team. need some tips here please.
     
    THF, cdaysker and Aurelius like this.
  44. Aurelius

    Aurelius This man, Lenny Pepperidge, AKA Lenny the Pep...
    Donor
    Nebraska CornhuskersCleveland BrownsNewcastle UnitedCrystal PalaceCleveland CavaliersCleveland IndiansPGANebraska Cornhuskers alt

     
    Snakes and cdaysker like this.
  45. cdaysker

    cdaysker Quarry
    Donor TMB OG
    Nebraska Cornhuskers alt

    If it's anything like my son's league, every dad that was worth a shit would be out in the field helping the kids know where to stand, where to throw, etc. Then for batting one of the dads stood at home plate helping the kids get lined up and then other dads would help be base coaches. Also, kids were only allowed to go one base at a time and there were no outs or score kept. It was super easy to "coach" and was a good way for the kids to learn the basics.
     
  46. Bo Pelinis

    Bo Pelinis You did it! Congratulations!
    Donor TMB OG
    Nebraska CornhuskersBig 8 Conference

    I've been coaching baseball/basketball/football for like 5 years now and if you know anything about the sport it'll be super easy. Honestly the bigger things are to be positive and energetic and make sure you send out the snack schedule to parents.
     
  47. cal

    cal BOATS
    TMB OG
    Texas LonghornsLos Angeles KingsLos Angeles Angels of AnaheimGame of ThronesSneakersWu-tang

    6 minute flat tire change before a cup of coffee nbd:smug:

    gonna be a good dad day
     
  48. ryno23

    ryno23 Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Tennessee VolunteersChicago CubsAtlanta BravesTennessee Titans

    1 kid with direct covid contact
    1 kid with hand foot mouth

    Been a great weekend
     
    jplaYa, Baron, Hatfield and 5 others like this.
  49. AptosDuck

    AptosDuck Pedantic Hausfrau
    Donor
    California Golden Bears

    Wife and I visited oldest at his university dorm for the first time yesterday, two weeks after moving him in. Took him to lunch and got the scoop on college life, then made a Costco run with him to stock up on food for the dorm suite's kitchen. It's a co-ed suite, and one of the suitemates we met yesterday was a tight little hottie bouncing around in her short shorts and half top and I'm thinking maybe I need to visit more often
     
  50. Marbles

    Marbles Trudging the road to happy destiny
    Auburn TigersAtlanta Braves

    I too have given up on this battle when my kid was in day care. Of course I was doing fundraising for a non profit so I’d just drag him around in the car for long drives and he’d help ask for money from business owners I knew. They didn’t mind him there as it was for the Boy Scouts so kids are part of it. But I was close to losing my temper and didn’t want to fight him any longer. Happened maybe five times in his pre K career.
     
    jbr likes this.