Official Dads of TMB Thread

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

  1. THF

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    Get ready. Some kids decide they don’t want to crawl and go straight to walking.
     
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  2. Montclaire de Haviland

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    Gentlemen. I have ten year old twin boys. I don't intend to dismiss your fears, trepidations, or concerns. They're legitimate and it's a testament to your good intentions. I was there 8-10 years ago.

    With that said, I have 10 year old twin boys. By ten, my parents' lack of oversight was disgusting. I'm curious how intentionally disgusting I might venture with my own. They're pretty savvy but naive. World is going to change for them in the next 2-3 years. Curious how far I can push things like george Carlin, richard Pryor in using entertainment to bring up topics.
     
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  3. Montclaire de Haviland

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    Good lord. Drunk enough to post. The intention was to assuage that I've freaked out over every fear, too. They'll survive and thrive, most likely. In 10 years, I'm trying to balance what they hear playing fortnite or on the bus and also what I knew by 10. Which was more than I should have. My original question was dumb
     
  4. pianoman

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    Well, got another coming in August. Wife is already floating the idea to get a minivan.
     
  5. Wicked

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    Wife fought it for along time. Finally gave in 2 years ago. Life changing.
     
  6. The Blackfish

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    Welcome to the dash main board dot com

    My son is 5 and I’m always trying to remember what I knew or what I was doing at his age (and always failing to remember)

    How did you find our little slice of the internet?
     
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  7. Montclaire de Haviland

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    Holy hell, I came out swinging like a drunk uncle.

    Found this place during Fukushima The board was pretty good at distilling videos. Have lurked since for sports/topics.

    To my og intent, temperament and personality are supposedly fairly constant. They're both extremely kind but simultaneously precocious and naive. I thought theyd think Dumb and Dumber was funny, and while they laughed a bit, they turned it off as distasteful. I was impressed, honestly, if mildly disappointed.

    I'm rambling. And apologies if my dismissal of other dads concerns sucked, which it did. Homeboys, you're freaking out. But 10 years will go by and you'll be the one worse for wear. They'll likely thrive, as will you. It's glorious. Days are long, years are short thing.
     
  8. Montclaire de Haviland

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    A lot is made of 0-6, personality formation wise. But 6-10 is when they really take control for themselves. It's fascinating and when the parent loses control. And I don't say losing control as if I wanted to keep it. It's just readily apparent
     
  9. jbr

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    Virtual school this week (and probably more) for two kids instead of one (like last year). My wife is back to work too which means I get to do this by myself (while working) on Friday. This is not how I wanted to start 2022.

    My almost 5yo still gets out of bed in the middle of the night and wants someone to sleep with him. That someone is me. Last night, while laying down, he hit me with:

    Him: Dad
    Me: Yeah
    Him: Are sleepwalking zombies real?
    Me: Nope
    Him: Ok good
     
  10. Bo Pelinis

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    Introduced my boy to the OG Ace Ventura this weekend. Just starting that same sort of process. Dude laughed but thought Jim Carrey was a weirdo and overall that it was just "pretty good." I still laughed like an idiot through most of it though.
     
  11. Bo Pelinis

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    HDS COMING THROUGH I'VE GOT A PACKAGE PEOPLE
     
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  12. Snakes

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    I can't say I'm surprised that Jim Carrey isn't quite as timeless as most elder millenial dads hoped for.
     
  13. Sub-Zero

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    I'm willing to say the best age is 4 going on 5. Old enough to be fully potty trained, hold a conversation, have his own interests, play sports, play video games, better at eating than toddler years, and yet still young enough to be completely innocent, love big hugs, be silly in a little kid kind of way, and still think dad is the coolest and his best friend. Just freeze right here please.
     
  14. BuckeyeRiot

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    My kids 4.66667 and won’t eat anything, but other than that he’s the best.
     
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  15. Sub-Zero

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    My son turns 5 in a couple of weeks and he doesn't eat a lot of things but once he at least decides he'll eat it. Even if its just spaghetti-os all the time. But still doesn't eat a lot of kid things like Pizza, PB&J. Super picky on chicken nuggets. So eating out is hard (not that im in a rush to do so). But this is still a massive improvement over the battles of 2-early 4.
     
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  16. BuckeyeRiot

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    Jr was a ton easier to feed until about 4. He won’t any “kids” food. He’s currently on a black bean taco kick.
     
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  17. rcragg82

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    2 week holiday break for our kindergartener....gets a cough Sunday and next positive for covid yesterday. Out for another 10 days. Besides sounding like he smokes a pack of cigs a day, he is completely fine. I've already exhausted all my "fun things to do inside while its 20 degrees outside" activities and now we can't go anywhere so should be a lovely next week and a half during the busiest time of year for work for me.
     
  18. Name P. Redacted

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    Baby 2 measured at 7lb10z today, about 3.5 weeks from original due date. Docs have moved up the date and will induce around the 24th. Absolute unit.
     
  19. ButchCassidy

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    Damn, we're like 6 weeks out and she's 4.67#
     
  20. zeberdee

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    I've come to the realization that my kids are turning into soccer players. one will the hit other and the victim will fall over and cry until the offender is punished and then magically recover immediately.

    I need to do a better job refereeing.
     
  21. kezarmyaj

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    start giving cards for simulation
     
  22. danny2430

    danny2430 Well-Known Member
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    New to the thread, as I previously only had one little girl and no room to complain about anything really

    Now have 2 under 2 (23 month old daughter and a 1 month old son) and this is freaking brutal. Glad to be done with baby making but these exhaustion levels have been so much worse than when our first was a newborn. My poor Nespresso has to be on the verge of giving out
     
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  23. Daniel Ocean

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    Real quick question. I think most itt are new dads so I think your opinions are whose I need. To make a long story short my son just had a daughter in October. Him and his wife will be returning to work in March. They asked her mom who is a stay at home mom to watch the baby. They’ll be dropping her off 3-4 days a week for around 8-10 hours a day. My question is what’s fair for them to offer. They both have decent jobs. What would you new dad’s offer? Would you guys expect her to watch the baby for free?
    TIA
     
  24. AptosDuck

    AptosDuck Pedantic Hausfrau
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    Grandma should pay them for all that quality time
     
  25. danny2430

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    Think it really depends on their financial situation and how close of a relationship they have with her mom. Something like that would typically be volunteered and not asked for. but it’s also different with her being stay at home already, so she isn’t passing on any current income.

    I can’t really relate to the situation bearing those factors in mind. But if you put a gun to my head, I would say maybe 50% of the average going rate they are seeing for babysitting/nanny care in their area.
     
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  26. Eric The Viking

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    The 50% idea from Danny isn’t bad. They could also send her on fully paid mini-vacations here and there, whenever one of them can take a few days off to watch the kids. As much as grandmas love grandkids, they’re still human and need some time off.
     
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  27. Marbles

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    I’m at the mountains in NC. Took my family up here. They’ve never been to the mountains or skiing. My 6 year old picked it up within 30 minutes and absolutely loves skiing. It’s so awesome. These are the moments memories are made and I feel so blessed I have an opportunity to give them something the never experienced. Gonna take my 1 year old little girl to the slopes today and see what she thinks about snow.
     
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  28. Dr. Mantis Toboggan

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    Interesting. I’m my mom’s only child (my dad has two kids and two grandkids from his first marriage) so she’s nearly begging to get that much time when her first grandkid is born.
     
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  29. danny2430

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    Yeah my kids are currently my MiLs only grandkids, so she loves babysitting and has stated that she would love to watch them for a couple days a week once she retires in a year or so. We wouldn’t pay her an actual salary but would certainly give her frequent gifts to show our appreciation.
     
  30. Name P. Redacted

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    My newborn childcare in Washington was $300something a week at a proper daycare facility. I think determining what is “fair” depends on a lot of things but I can at least provide that data point.
     
  31. CharlieKellyReturns

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    Well, today is my son's 5th birthday. You never truly understand what love is until you have that child in your arms.

    My kids are now 9, 5, 4, 3, 2. 5-year-old is my only boy.
     
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  32. killerwvu

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    My old boss had his MIL watch his youngest 5 days a week and he paid her $500 a month. This was in Ohio. Agree with the 50% rate. Maybe you could do some research on like care.com or local Facebook groups and see what people charge?
     
  33. Dr. Mantis Toboggan

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    Your poor son
     
  34. ButchCassidy

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    My mom is upset we’re going to be taking our daughter to daycare. She’d much rather have her every day. So, I wouldn’t offer any weekly/monthly pay, but my situation is different.
     
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  35. Name P. Redacted

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    I’d honestly prefer to have my kid at a (good) daycare. There’s a lot of socialization and learning that happens.
     
  36. CharlieKellyReturns

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    He's got it rough.
     
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  37. Snakes

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    I would offer something like $200 a week to my mother. She loves the kids and watches them on weekends once a quarter or so, but I don't think she would be too keen on a daily deal. That is an absolute grind of a job and doing it for free would probably lead to some resentment. Especially if we have the means to pay for daycare.
     
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  38. Snakes

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    This too. Long term I think it's much better for the child. But as a tiny baby I don't think that matters and having a family member watch your newborn is probably ideal.
     
  39. bigred77

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    Totally agree on the socialization

    Maybe offer to let them pick up the kiddo from day care atleast a couple days a week earlier than normal so she can have her some grandma time and you and your wife get a day or two for scheduling later meetings etc or going out to eat together kid free.
     
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  40. Hoss Bonaventure

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    Fuck. We pay almost a thousand a week here for our son and he’s not even 2
     
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  41. Snakes

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    holy shit your daycare is $4,000 a month for one kid? aren't you in suburban Ohio?
     
  42. Name P. Redacted

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    Uh what
     
  43. killerwvu

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    Wtf? Mines like $1400 a month
     
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  44. bigred77

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    Luckily the daycare is a gun free zone
     
  45. killerwvu

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    Hes in Houston
     
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  46. Snakes

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    ah my bad. a huge city like Houston explains it a little bit. I still think that's crazy high.
     
  47. Name P. Redacted

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    For $1000 a week those kids better have private chefs and one-on-one lessons in four different languages
     
  48. Pile Driving Miss Daisy

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    idk that still seems stupid high for Houston
     
  49. Hoss Bonaventure

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    It’s because he’s just down the road if that makes sense. I work from home and my wife’s office is less than 2 miles from our place (she’s work from home now though as well) so he’s right by us and we don’t have any commute. We live in an expensive area but we are less than 5 miles from each other if that makes sense. Most people make the commute from the suburbs
     
  50. Hoss Bonaventure

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    That post sounded super cunty. I don’t know the last time I’ve put gas in my car. My wife also doesn’t have to drive far either so that’s a giant expense we don’t have. It’s not like I’m Scrooge McDuck or some shit.