Official Dads of TMB Thread

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

  1. Name P. Redacted

    Name P. Redacted I have no money and I'm also gay
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    engineering company ran by a bunch of old white republicans who cut their teeth in the oil/energy industry. they stopped requiring that men wear ties in like 2018.
     
  2. ButchCassidy

    ButchCassidy Well-Known Member
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    Just had a baby in Feb. been at my company 17 years, 11 full-time. Had 0 days of leave, had to use my own PTO.

    Kinda odd, cause we’re owned recently by a huge French company.

    Then again, they made us come back to the office for no reason other than “we’ve never been a remote company.”
     
  3. Jake Scott

    Jake Scott Well-Known Member
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    Jacksonville Jaguars

    One of the very very few times I can say I'm lucky to be in corporate IT :facepalm:.
     
  4. Rabid

    Rabid Fan of: DQ Treats
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    Minnesota Golden Gophers

    I think we offer 16 weeks paternity/maternity.

    My wife’s company moved from 12 weeks to 16 weeks between our first and 3rd child which was a nice length. Our 3rd was in and out of the hospital and needed a serious lung surgery at about 5 months so they extended it to a 6-month maternity which was amazing. I don’t know how we would have handled everything.
     
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  5. a.tramp

    a.tramp Insubordinate and churlish
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    Levi was born on Thursday, I was back working basically 100% by Monday. Self employment ftw……
     
  6. infected donkey

    infected donkey Arkansas Razorbacks
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    Fucking blind dog slave driver he is.
     
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  7. The Blackfish

    The Blackfish The Fish in Black
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    You’re a dick and treat your employee like shit. Asshole
     
  8. Pile Driving Miss Daisy

    Pile Driving Miss Daisy It angries up the blood
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    Swear to god, since my daughter hit about two and a half any time she gets sick with anything (fever or not) she has almost the same amount of energy as she does otherwise, she's five now. I noticed some bumps on her knee last night and this morning she had some on her hands, wife took her to the pediatrician and of course it's hand, food, and mouth disease. Thankfully nothing has gotten worse it looks like and she hasn't had a fever, but this fucking kid is BOUNCING OFF THE WALLS right now trying to touch and kiss me as much as possible even though I keep telling her she's going to get other people sick. Guess we'll see how tonight goes, but I'm mostly pissed she seems fine but I have to cancel my plans of having some friends over tomorrow.
     
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  9. Name P. Redacted

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

    You could just slip her a little NyQuil
     
  10. Pile Driving Miss Daisy

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

    I'm more worried that sometimes when she does feel a little crappy she doesn't sleep as well. I'm mostly just traumatized from reading some of the worst sounding stories in this thread about posters' kids who have had HFMD.
     
  11. infected donkey

    infected donkey Arkansas Razorbacks
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    Glad kid was waking up every hour on the hour last night then shit himself awake at 430 and has been non stop since then. Today it’s going to be a long one.
     
  12. petere1588

    petere1588 Well-Known Member
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    Michigan WolverinesSneakers

    Just catching up on the PTO/leave thing. I didn’t take any days off for over a year to build up 5 weeks all of PTO to take with our second kid. Was awesome to be around more. But sucked to build it up.

    My wife got 2 extra weeks of short term leave because she had a C-section instead of a natural birth. Then, they zero out the PTO balance of whatever she had remaining. So she got the full 12 weeks, 8 weeks at two-thirds her pay (instead of 6), and then had a few weeks of PTO to use, so I think 10 of the 12 weeks were mostly paid.

    However, they send moms back to work with a 3 month old with exactly zero hours of PTO. Luckily, 3 month olds don’t ever get sick, get sent home from daycare, doctor appts, etc. It’s maddening to me. Our youngest is 18 months and I think my wife may have built it back to maybe 20 hours? It’s insane how bad they are to their employees.
     
  13. Where Eagles Dare

    Where Eagles Dare The Specialist Show On Earth
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  14. Baron

    Baron Well-Known Member
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  15. Name P. Redacted

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

    It’s really not hard to install a car seat.
     
  16. Sub-Zero

    Sub-Zero ALL THE TOSTITOS!!!
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    When do kids start sleepovers? I think my Kindergartener is on the verge of one. A lot of momentum with a neighborhood friend
     
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  17. Name P. Redacted

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

    My wife wants to move our kids to a different daycare and pay about $900/mo more. Fuck my life.
     
  18. Wicked

    Wicked Next One's Comin' Faster
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    What is wrong with the current one?
     
  19. Name P. Redacted

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

    Summary is that she doesn’t think the kids are getting the attention and enrichment they should be.
     
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  20. Wicked

    Wicked Next One's Comin' Faster
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    How old?
     
  21. kezarmyaj

    kezarmyaj pro anti anti
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    2nd grader here and weve started doing 'not sleepovers' basically they hang with friends at our house or their house until about 8 or 9 on a friday/saturday and then the parents come pick them up so we dont have to deal with the inevitable awkwardness of having to pick them up at midnight because they got scared at a weird house.
     
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  22. Montclaire de Haviland

    Montclaire de Haviland Getting ripshit on run ham

    I continually find out about how there was a very cool thing with Jupiter...the day after it happens.

    All the time.

    Not sure why, but cool astronomy, especially if accessible with binoculars or crummy home telescopes seems like a much more important moment, romantically, than my kids will ever give a shit about

    That said, is this the thread to ask about heads up for things like that?

    Ps: it was raining. Missed it
     
  23. bigred77

    bigred77 Well-Known Member
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    Yea, 3rd grader here and we still haven't risked the overnight yet
     
  24. Name P. Redacted

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

    3 yo, 8 mo
     
  25. Wicked

    Wicked Next One's Comin' Faster
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    Iowa HawkeyesChicago Blackhawks

    Women are crazy......
     
  26. Pile Driving Miss Daisy

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

    Yeah the only way I could justify that is if they're in a crappy school and you want to pay for private.
     
  27. a.tramp

    a.tramp Insubordinate and churlish
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    My wife was once let go from a nanny job because she was not providing enough curriculum. The kid? 11 months old.
     
  28. The.Barron.of.Miles

    The.Barron.of.Miles Scarlet and Cream
    Nebraska Cornhuskers

    We let our 1st grader have one and it was a disaster. It was basically just me up most of the night yelling at little kids who were running around my house and refusing to go to bed.
     
  29. Simon Templar

    Simon Templar Well-Known Member
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    First grade here
     
  30. Name P. Redacted

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

    Probably why your kid is such a horn dog
     
  31. Snakes

    Snakes stubbornly litigious
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    Alabama Crimson Tide

    A lot of parents online are very big on not allowing any sleepovers whatsoever. Mainly because of how much more likely it is for your child to be a victim of SA during a sleep over (whether from a parent or another kid, sibling, etc). I tend to think you should just be careful with where you let them go. Some of my best memories growing up were sleepovers with my friends.

    At 5 we only recently started having our oldest go over to a friends house without us. It's pretty weird at first to just hand him over to his friend's mom and not having to pay her.
     
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  32. Simon Templar

    Simon Templar Well-Known Member
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    but yeah probably so.
     
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  33. Simon Templar

    Simon Templar Well-Known Member
    Kansas JayhawksChicago CubsSneakersBig 8 Conference

    Best Parenting Advice:
    Ask me what to do, do the opposite
     
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  34. Stone Cold Steve Austin

    Stone Cold Steve Austin Tickler Extraordinaire
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    How did you teach your kid to tie his shoes?
     
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  35. Simon Templar

    Simon Templar Well-Known Member
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    That was easy. Rabbit around the tree and then through the hole
     
  36. Stone Cold Steve Austin

    Stone Cold Steve Austin Tickler Extraordinaire
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    Velcro it is folks
     
  37. Rabid

    Rabid Fan of: DQ Treats
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    Minnesota Golden Gophers

    We even got Velcro cleats. Our oldest is in 2nd grade. He said only 3 kids on his team can tie their shoes. I have no idea if that is true.
     
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  38. bigred77

    bigred77 Well-Known Member
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    3rd grader "can" tie his own shoes. Problem is, he can't get it very tight and they always come untied quickly.
    Soccer cleats are his only tie shoes.
    Can't seem to get him to practice outside of when he needs to put his cleats on for soccer practice or games
     
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  39. PaulKemp

    PaulKemp Well-Known Member
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    Finished my first children's book. It's all random unlicensed stuff from Adobe Stock combined using photoshop. Plot was provided mostly by my 3 year old and is a birthday gift for him. Couple images from the tale. I suck at photoshop obviously, but I think he's going to dig it

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  40. Rabid

    Rabid Fan of: DQ Treats
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    Minnesota Golden Gophers

    Actually, they aren’t even Velcro.
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  41. Pile Driving Miss Daisy

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

    The dinosaurs enslaved the humans and razed their cities.
     
  42. steamengine

    steamengine I don’t want to press one for English!
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    Just another indictment on what the Ivy League is producing.
     
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  43. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    Welp, 4 month old decided to wake the whole house up at 4:15AM and I couldn’t go back to sleep. Eventually decided to just get up and start drinking coffee. Brutal!
     
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  44. The Blackfish

    The Blackfish The Fish in Black
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    Expect a very detailed breakdown of the upcoming matchup, You’ve had plenty of time
     
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  45. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    You know she got up early when she's going back down for a nap at 6AM.
     
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  46. RJF-GUMP

    RJF-GUMP Daubert Qualified in Cooler Thermodynamics
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    We took her to a wedding in Point Clear last weekend. I think it was a bit premature to be traveling with her. The hotel brought us a crib for her room but she never slept well. Got up in the middle of the night a bunch. Was whiny the whole time. On the way back home had to pull over to give her a bottle. Then had to pull back over at a gas station to rock her to sleep. Think a few more months would be better before trying all that again. I'm thinking once she's about 1 year old we could let the inlaws watch her and go on a real vacation by ourselves for a week or so.
     
  47. Marbles

    Marbles Trudging the road to happy destiny
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    Ever since I got married and had kids my bed time is at 8:30 or as soon as the kids fall asleep and up at 4:30.
     
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  48. ButchCassidy

    ButchCassidy Well-Known Member
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    Man, we’ve been really lucky with ours. She’s 7 months and has slept thru the night most of her life. Mom would feed her when she had to wake up to pump, but have never really had any issues.

    Scared to have another cause they’ll probably wake up every hour and be a cryer.
     
  49. Rabid

    Rabid Fan of: DQ Treats
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    Minnesota Golden Gophers

    2 year old got his tonsils out Monday. It’s a tough surgery but things were going well until he got pneumonia yesterday. And my team disappointed me again. Feels bad man.
     
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  50. Pile Driving Miss Daisy

    Pile Driving Miss Daisy It angries up the blood
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    Man I didn't realize they did that anymore. I'm guessing he had a lot of infections or tonsillitis?