Official Dads of TMB Thread

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

  1. ButchCassidy

    ButchCassidy Well-Known Member
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    I’ve felt Baby Cassidy a few times, and a couple times while she’s had the hiccups. It’s a pretty trippy feeling.
     
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  2. infected donkey

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    I'm still liking the infant stage while he's sleeping all night long so please stfu.
     
  3. kezarmyaj

    kezarmyaj pro anti anti
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    I feel like I enjoyed the infant stage more the second time around as it wasnt the huge jolt to my existence like the first one, but definitely enjoy toddler stage more
     
  4. Snakes

    Snakes stubbornly litigious
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    Each stage is progressively better than the next. Sure they each provide new challenges, but I have never once yearned back to a time when my children were younger.

    I’m sure that will change when they are older and want nothing to do with me.
     
  5. Bruce Bowen

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    Mine plays Khan Academy a good bit. Seems engaging enough and he enjoys it.
     
  6. Hank Scorpio

    Hank Scorpio Globex Corporation, Philanthropist, Supervillain
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    Not that there isn't a stage that isn't "fun", but I'm really enjoying the stage my son is in in terms of sports (he's 6). Kid has become obsessed with football over the last few months to where it's the only thing he wants to do with me (besides play Switch/Xbox). Just started his first season of flag football and he was responsible for 3 of his team's 4 TDs on Saturday (2 passing, 1 rushing, nbd).

    He's also just a good teammate. He tries to call huddles, makes sure other kids get a chance to get the ball, suggests plays to run. It's hilarious and awesome.
     
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  7. Dr. Mantis Toboggan

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    That rules
     
  8. DriveByBBQ

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    Dad gear and a game changer for bath time.

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  9. jbr

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    Comes in handy during the crawling stage. I have all hardwoods and my knees lasted about two days before I hit up Home Depot for knee pads.
     
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  10. Sub-Zero

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    How do you explain to a 5 year old about having to put a pet down? I’m think I just explain the truth but not sure he will really accept the idea the cat won’t be there anymore.

    cat is 17 and is getting close unfortunately.
     
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  11. steamengine

    steamengine I don’t want to press one for English!
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    These are the things I think about constantly as we consider a second.
     
  12. The Blackfish

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    I enjoyed the infant stage more with my 2nd because she slept. My first did not and I don’t want to have a 3rd because I’m terrified of reliving my 1st’s infant stage. It was brutal.
     
  13. Sub-Zero

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    It’s amazing how “easy” the infant stage is for the second one for the simple fact you aren’t terrified every minute of whether or not the kid is breathing. Being just a bit more relaxed about it was a huge difference between 1 and 2
     
  14. bigred77

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    Neighbors just convinced their 9 year old that they gave the dog away to a farm where they have a huge area fenced in so he can run and not get away
     
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  15. kezarmyaj

    kezarmyaj pro anti anti
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    we told ours the cat was getting old and he needed to go to the vet to live with the other cats where they could take care of him. not sure they bought it but every time we drive by the vet they say hi to the cat.
     
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  16. Zack Zedalis

    Zack Zedalis Silver Foxin'
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    Just wait until you get here, buddy. The feelings only get stronger as you watch them continue to grow.
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  17. DriveByBBQ

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    That's tough, my mind immediately went to Aslan dying at the end of "The Last Battle" from the Chronicles of Narnia. Delightful series that I very much look forward to reading to my son. Maybe consider reading the books?



    I haven't read any of these but they look promising. Not sure where you are on spirituality/the afterlife but I found these in the Episcopal bookstore so there is a religious tone to most of them. Also, maybe this could be an opportunity to emphasize the importance of being a good steward to all of creation/animals, good luck.









     
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  18. Name P. Redacted

    Name P. Redacted I have no money and I'm also gay
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    Bottle warmer is a game changer. Didn’t use one at all for the first kid
     
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  19. a.tramp

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    We had 3 goats briefly when growing up, they ate everything. Including the stuff they were not supposed to. We got home from staying at grandmas one weekend and the goats were gone/

    Out parents said they forgot about the goats and put weed killer on the lawn and it killed the goats. I have never believed that story. You assholes in here admitting to lying to your kids only adds to that suspicion!
     
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  20. Bo Pelinis

    Bo Pelinis I've seen shit that'll turn you white!
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    Don’t lie to your kids about death imo. Read The Invisible String or The Next Place. The Next Place references an afterlife but doesn’t overtly reference any particular religion.

    Be frank and honest with them. They’ll have questions but they can handle it.
     
  21. Sub-Zero

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    Thanks for the book recco. Im more leaning here as I dont think I'd be able to necessarily handle pretending my cat is still alive somehow. Have had him for 17 years.
     
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  22. steamengine

    steamengine I don’t want to press one for English!
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    this destroyed me

     
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  23. Carl Brutananadilewski

    Carl Brutananadilewski do what now?
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    Do you know them personally?

    One thing you can do is remember this a few months from now 3mo, 6mo, etc. There's tons of outreach early on, but people forget quickly.

    We didn't have to deal with the loss of a child, but have close friends that have and they mentioned how quickly all of that initial outreach falls off.
     
  24. steamengine

    steamengine I don’t want to press one for English!
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    Oh no, not at all. I just heard he wrote something about it and wanted to check it out.
     
  25. Bo Pelinis

    Bo Pelinis I've seen shit that'll turn you white!
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  26. Snakes

    Snakes stubbornly litigious
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    Our family dog died in November. She was old and sick. Had cushings disease which kinda caused her to lose her mind a little. Just became obsessed with food to the point that she would harass the children constantly. My kids liked to cuddle with her some but overall I guess found her kind of obnoxious. Anyways, neither of them (ages 5 and 2.5) gave a fuck at all when she died. Like it was sad. They could not have cared less.

    A part of that was obviously my kids didn't have a great relationship with the dog. But also little kids don't really understand death. And it didn't click for them that she was gone for good. My daughter especially kept asking where she was in the days after. But Idk, decent chance my 5 year old son is just a psychopath.
     
  27. Hoss Bonaventure

    Hoss Bonaventure I can’t pee with clothes touching my butt
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    When did y’all have to start putting kids in a corner? Our 20 month old son is in his hitting stage now
     
  28. Name P. Redacted

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    Probably around then. Only for like a minute or two.
     
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  29. Han Solo

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    We always used the rule of 1 minute per age in years. So 2 minutes for a 2 year old, 3 minutes for a 3 year old.
     
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  30. DrTomOsbourne

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    Hello e-friends.

    I was recently promoted to Director of Prevention Services at an agency that deals with child abuse. The biggest part of the job is running the parenting class program, but I have some big ideas that I think helped me get the job.

    In ten years of child welfare I've come to know the stats of children who are raised without a father figure, long story short is its not a lot of good outcomes. I've also seen a lot of dads that WANT to be mor3 involved but the moms, courts, system, etc beat them down.

    So I'm working on creating a program for dads that want to better themselves. I have had some conversations with local sports teams, possible dad mentors, businesses etc.

    But... I don't have a name for this program. So I've come to you jabronis. Anyone have any ideas?
     
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  31. Name P. Redacted

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    Guys being dudes
     
  32. Name P. Redacted

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  33. DrTomOsbourne

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    Dads doing dads?
     
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  34. Name P. Redacted

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    Triple D
     
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  35. lomcevak

    lomcevak The suck zone
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    Duads
     
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  36. Bo Pelinis

    Bo Pelinis I've seen shit that'll turn you white!
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    Duds becoming dads
     
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  37. Bo Pelinis

    Bo Pelinis I've seen shit that'll turn you white!
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    Dad Platinum obviously
     
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  38. jbr

    jbr Well-Known Member
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    Dads
    Improving
    Local
    Dads and
    Other opportunities
     
  39. DrTomOsbourne

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    I like this but the lib PC crowd would destroy me
     
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  40. DrTomOsbourne

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    :ahh:
     
  41. a.tramp

    a.tramp Insubordinate and churlish
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    Dads on Dads
     
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  42. DrTomOsbourne

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    Maybe "dad perfect" and alter the dude perfect logo?
     
  43. a.tramp

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    Zero to Hero
     
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  44. jbr

    jbr Well-Known Member
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    Dads
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    Greatness

    I feel like you could easily work this into your pitch
     
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  45. DrTomOsbourne

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    I know who I need to call

    [​IMG]
     
  46. kezarmyaj

    kezarmyaj pro anti anti
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  47. DrTomOsbourne

    DrTomOsbourne Fully Husked
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    Fathers
    Uniting
    Children
    Kids
    Everyone
    Raising
    Sons

    Now I'm having fun with this and also am very high
     
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  48. Bo Pelinis

    Bo Pelinis I've seen shit that'll turn you white!
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    Parenting
    Existence in
    New
    Interesting
    Situations
     
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  49. jbr

    jbr Well-Known Member
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    Intelligent and
    Mature

    Heroes
    Are
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    Dads
     
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  50. Name P. Redacted

    Name P. Redacted I have no money and I'm also gay
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    Dudes
    Interested in
    Loving
    Fatherhood