Official Dads of TMB Thread

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  1. Pile Driving Miss Daisy

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    Definitely not judging you, I'm just shocked that a daycare could actually charge that much outside of NYC or SF.
     
  2. killerwvu

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    How much gas would you be using? I'm probably less than $200/month for both our cars total
     
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  3. Hoss Bonaventure

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    Shit I have no idea. Never been to my company’s office. We live in the galleria/river oaks area and my office is up north off the Hardy headed towards the woodlands so it would be a trek back and forth. It wouldn’t be bad in the morning but getting off at 5 and fighting traffic on the route home would suck some gasoline.
     
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  4. ashy larry

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    daughter just turned one and only wants to be in the joovy spoon. but only if i’m chasing her or she’s chasing our poor old man beagle
     
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  5. ButchCassidy

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    We're taking her to Goddard, and it's like $1200/month for 3 days a week. I'm not sold on Goddard for a newborn, but I really like their progression, and think it would be great for her as she ages. My mom's is 30 minutes south, whereas work is 30 minutes north. It would be a lot of travel to drop her off. I also like her getting to be around other kids, until the dirty bastards get her sick!
     
  6. a.tramp

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  7. THF

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    Daniel Ocean I ran the numbers for a person locally to come to our house and stay with us while watching him from 9-5 most days. I then took the going rate and discounted it 25% or so and we offered that. It comes to about $1500 a month or so and we thought that was fair.
     
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  8. Daniel Ocean

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    Thanks you guys. I know she is the grandma and loves Ayla. I don’t want them to “disrespect” her by acting like it’s easy to watch a newborn and pretend her time isn’t valuable if that makes sense. We watch Ayla for them but it’s for a few hours every once in a while. Stuff like that is expected idk if watching her 30-40 hours a week is expected for grandma to do for free. I think I’ll tell my son who I think will take it better to look up prices and go from there. Appreciate the input.
     
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  9. jbr

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    It took 7 years, but I finally drugged my kids (with Benadryl) specifically to go to sleep. We’ve been on vacation/virtual school for the last 3 weeks and their schedule is fucked. Hopefully this works.
     
  10. bigred77

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    Throw a little melatonin in there and you're golden
     
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  11. infected donkey

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    One of our friends calls them “nighttime gummies” for her son to fall asleep. Otherwise he goes to sleep at 10pm and wakes up at 5am.
     
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  12. Pile Driving Miss Daisy

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    I can relate, but I also feel like you're just completely screwing up their natural sleeping schedule that should have evolved.
     
  13. jbr

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    My almost 5 year old has no allergies so he never gets Benadryl. He went from bouncing off the wall to snoring in 5 minutes.

    The almost 7 year old is allergic to everything and gets Benadryl a few times per week. He will be awake until 10pm.
     
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  14. infected donkey

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    I agree, that 8 yr old has sooooooooooooooo much energy and with her pregnant im sure shes wanting sleep.
     
  15. WhiskeyDelta

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    1/3 (although going forward I think she’s going to be called 2/3 since she’s nearly 12) took an elbow to the eye during her basketball game yesterday and shook it off and went back in, so pretty proud of her there. She’s also scored nearly all of her teams points thus far. From what I can tell there’s about 2 girls per team who have any idea what they’re doing.
     
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  16. Carl Brutananadilewski

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    In NJ and have a nanny 6 days a week 7AM to 4:30PM and pay a little under $5k a month for her to watch twins.
     
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  17. zeberdee

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    I pay $3k a month for three kids in South Jersey.

    honestly, I have a really good deal. I negotiated with the owner when my third was born and they basically gave me the third kid free. I was paying like $2,800 a month for two kids.
     
  18. PaulKemp

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    That sounded absurdly high compared to what we pay, but it makes sense. You have a more than full-time employee making I’m guessing around $20/hr

    Made me appreciate how lucky we are to have our daycare rate, which is about $1500/month for one child full-time. 5k would hurt
     
  19. Snakes

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    We have kid's melatonin gummies. the 5 year olds gets them on occasion. Typically when we are out of town and his schedule is off or if he's just in a really bad mood. But we try not to do it very often. I don't think it's good for them to take one every night. Even though it is tempting.
     
  20. Carl Brutananadilewski

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    Yeah $5k hurts, but having Saturday to decompress is nice, and yeah shes going to be making $22 this year. It's expensive but she's great with the kids and we've been able to generally avoid covid craziness impacting our childcare situation and we can afford it.

    In talking to a lot of people around us, going the daycare route would have probably been like 4K anyway so we were happy to go the nanny route. That's for a quality daycare with like a 1:3 ratio.
     
  21. Where Eagles Dare

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    Anyone with a barely 2 year old that is required to wear a mask attempt to fly recently???

    I've seen a few stories about 2 year olds and parents being kicked off planes, but some of the following convos on videos have them as clear anti vaxers with some of their reasoning. Not to get into a covid debate, but how does any of your newly 2 year olds take to wearing a mask? My son has seen his teachers, my wife and I wear masks his entire life, so it's not a foreign thing but IDK how getting him to wear it for a long period of time will go. I can't even keep a damn hat on his head.

    Looking at a few trips this summer/fall and if we're still in protocol that means my newly turned 2 year old has to be masked up on flights....which scares the shit out of me
     
  22. buckwild

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    Haven't been on a flight recently with kids (do have plans in April to) but have been on flights and I think as long as you're making an attempt nobody is gonna be a dick about it. Guessing the vast majority of the viral videos are people looking for attention.

    Our 2 year old wears a mask quite well. We got kid masks and would tell her if she wants to go into Target or wherever with Mom and Dad she's got to wear it like them. It was actually quite easy to get her to fall in line with it... probably because she doesn't know any better.
     
  23. Pile Driving Miss Daisy

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    Yeah I'd imagine the flight attendants are going to be less picky if you're trying to make an earnest attempt with your kid. Last flight I took lots of people are eating snacks and drinking sodas so their masks are pulled down for half the flight anyways and it's not a big deal.
     
  24. Where Eagles Dare

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    Yeah, this was in some of the ppl complaining on video...but I'm taking it as BS anti vaxer nonsense.
    That's good to know. I'll have to practice before hand, but I'm trying to fly like a week after his 2nd birthday and a little nervous.
     
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  25. PaulKemp

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    Mine turned 2 in Oct. Flew home for the holidays. I was anxious about it and started trying to get him comfortable with masks by having him wear one in public while doing things like picking up to go food and offered a lot of positive reinforcement. Started off really well, but he randomly decided he hated it on the first flight. We made sure he was eating the majority of the time and nobody said anything.

    I suppose if you found yourself in a jam, you could always say they’re under 2, but you bought a ticket anyway for the extra space.
     
  26. Where Eagles Dare

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    :laugh: Found a loop hole.

    "Yes, I understand he's not wearing a mask, but see ma'am...he's in the process of eating a gallon of goldfish. Thank you"

    Last flight we took a month ago we bought an extra seat for him. IDK how the fuck ppl can have an 18 month old sit on their lap the whole flight.
     
  27. pianoman

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    We were planning to go to Alaska in July and audibled because we realized this. Just not worth the hassle. I'm all onboard with all the COVID precautions but it's nuts that the lowest they're required on airplanes in Europe is 6 and here in the U.S. we require it after they hit 2.
     
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  28. THF

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    My brother is heading to Mexico (or was) in the spring and had a similar question.

    We found this Instagram account had a pretty good summary on suggestions how to prepare for a toddler wearing a mask.

    It’s in the pinned stories which are across the top of the account page.

    https://instagram.com/biglittlefeelings?utm_medium=copy_link
     
  29. Name P. Redacted

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    We flew this summer with a two year old. Our kid generally does a good job with the mask but she’s also two. We had zero issues. I’m sure most flight attendants don’t care so long as you’re making a good faith effort and not being an asshole.

    I would also buy a mask NOW and start practice wearing it.
     
  30. a.tramp

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    When it is bed time, we say “teeth.” Levi goes crazy with excitement and runs to the bathroom to brush his teeth. I have never seen anything like it.
     
  31. DriveByBBQ

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    Officially leveled up to Dad status. Little man joined us early Sunday morning. Life is beautiful.


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  32. a.tramp

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    Congrats man!
     
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  33. Bruce Bowen

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    Snacks are key. Get him a cool character mask or whatever he likes to make it more fun. Just make it all fun. On flights we always get mine a new hot wheels car and stuffed animal. Coloring books, ipad w movies, whole 9.
     
  34. Where Eagles Dare

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    Yeah. We did a 4 hour flight a month ago. Brought more shit on a plane for him than I ever have.
     
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  35. WhiskeyDelta

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    Mine is 12 now and "I bet I can beat you up the stairs" still works.

    Edit: beat in a race, not physically hit her
     
  36. a.tramp

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    bruh, that’s a HIPAA
     
  37. Taffy

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    I'd like to get the opinion of some other dads if possible:
    My father is notoriously selfish, and doesn't ever seem to value anyone else's time but his own. We fell out a couple of years ago because of this, and ended up not speaking for over 6 months.
    My eldest turned 13 on Monday. My father called into the house to ask me to make a phone call for him, apologised to my son for leaving his birthday card at home. He had to go home to get some paperwork for me to make the call for him, and said he would bring the card back with him. He comes back 20 minutes later - Oops, forgot the card again.
    That was the last I've seen or heard from him (he lives 1.5 miles away). No card, no gift, nothing.
    My son hasn't mentioned anything, and he may not even care - but it bothers me that he wouldn't make any effort, albeit for a minor "big" birthday.
    Needless to say this isn't an isolated incident, but I don't know whether I'm being oversensitive or not. What say you, dads of TMB?
     
  38. mb711

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    From my wife about our 3 year old today
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  39. Name P. Redacted

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    Dad sounds like a shithead.
     
  40. Taffy

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    Yeah, I can't argue with that. My sister also didn't give him anything yet, but as a father myself I'm more angry that my dad could be so blasé about it.
     
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  41. danny2430

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    My two year old has produced some of the most God awful smells.

    Earlier today she took a huge shit in her “splasher” (swim) diaper. That thing just seals in and mixed all the piss/water/turd for one terrible smelling concoction

    This last summer we were taking her to the zoo, and she projectile vomited her breakfast, scrambled eggs, the moment we got there. Totally our bad to feed her eggs before a car ride, but regardless any of the spew between the cracks of the car seat that I couldn’t wipe up got to bake in the car while we were in the Zoo for a few hours. I left the windows a bit open to try to help, didn’t matter. Top two awful smell of all time, next to pulling up on a decomposing cow on a farm.
     
  42. DrTomOsbourne

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    Thank you in advance for showering me with likes.

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    We're dealing with a little sugar issue as he is an absolute unit, but things seem to be heading in the right direction with that.
     
  43. DrTomOsbourne

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    Update: we avoided nicu last night and passed three sugar tests in a row so he's all good there.
     
  44. jbr

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    This happened with my first because he was a 10lb baby that wouldn’t eat much to start…and the nurse was late to every test so it was more like 90 minute intervals.
     
  45. DrTomOsbourne

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    I know in the grand scheme of things it's nothing when it comes to what could be wrong with your kid but still hearing the word "NICU" is terrifying.

    Glad everything worked out for us both!
     
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  46. Hoss Bonaventure

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    Same thing happened with my nephew. He was 10lbs and wouldn’t eat and had that issue and had to stay in the hospital longer to get it resolved. Still had some trouble eating later but my SIL quit dairy and he’s all good now.
     
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  47. THF

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    Yea my little guy was on the small side and wasn’t strong enough to eat as much as he needed so our pediatrician had us add formula to his breast milk the first two weeks. After that, he took off.

    Also congrats DrTomOsbourne!
     
  48. Robert Randolph

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    Tip the flight attendants $5-10 each as you board the plane and thank them for being patient with you, as you have a small child traveling for its first time. They'll bring you whatever you want.

     
  49. DrTomOsbourne

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    For my ITYSL dad fans.

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    Ok I'm done spamming.
     
  50. zeberdee

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    that kid has <3<3<3<3<3 OL written all over him
     
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