Official Dads of TMB Thread

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

  1. Hank Scorpio

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    Yep, it's such a great developmental tool.
     
  2. ned's head

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    My almost 3 year old absolutely zooms on hers in the house. She hits corners at like 20 mph and usually takes a tumble
     
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  3. tmank87

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    I second (or third?) this. My two year old used to be a maniac on it. He was riding a real bike at 3. Just from watching his brother and the balance bike. Like someone mentioned, 10 minute transition to pedals. Biggest challenge is they are so weak they can’t really pedal up hill. Once they learn the stand and pedal move, then they’re cooking.
     
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  4. Simon Templar

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    Welp apparently now I’m an asshole because I’m not cool with a boy and girl sleepover outside of a special occasion like prom.
     
  5. Pile Driving Miss Daisy

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    Lol that's literally one step removed from asking if it's okay to have sex.
     
  6. ned's head

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    A boy/girl sleepover is ok for prom? Fucccckk that.

    I did that but will never tell
     
  7. infected donkey

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    I did it but my gf @ the times mom said “condoms are required, here’s some for your shrimp dick”
     
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  8. bigred77

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    Lol, that was literally a question?
     
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  9. NoNatty

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    What is the “right” parenting thing to do when your kids get to the age where they are clearly doing things you don’t want them to (having sex, smoking pot) but they’re going to do it regardless of how much you try to prevent or restrict it?
     
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  10. Pile Driving Miss Daisy

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    Son or daughter? My dad was the guy who wanted to prevent all of it and believed in dumb southern baptist evangelical bullshit but my mother was smart and got my sister on birth control when she knew she was probably having sex in high school, that and partying and smoking a little weed. She's a very upstanding citizen now because she worked hard enough to finally break into her career (forestry and dept of natural resources stuff).
     
  11. NoNatty

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    I’m just asking in general because if I remember correctly Simon Templar ‘s kid is obviously having sex with his girlfriend.

    wasn’t sure if there was a consensus right way to do things these days.
     
  12. Pile Driving Miss Daisy

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    Maybe force him to get a reversible vasectomy
     
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  13. Zack Zedalis

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    After many discussions with my two boys I just put condoms in their rooms
     
  14. Simon Templar

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    It was like 10 boys and 8 girls and the boys slept in the basement and the girls upstairs. My sons gf mom also spent a lot of time milling around and making sure things didn’t get out of control.

    When we spoke to her she said that she wanted to have it at their house since when she was growing up her parents weren’t very strict but she is probably overcompensating.
     
  15. Simon Templar

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    Yes. Yes it was. Then he gave us a list of reasons why it should be considered.

    Then I said no.
     
  16. Simon Templar

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    I will say we are a couple gfs down the road right now and the current one is different than the ones he’s had in the past. The others were significantly older than him, ie Senior/Freshman, Junior/Freshman then Senior/Sophmore, so he was just outclassed in every aspect of maturity.

    The current gf has a different family situation so we’ve stepped up a lot (dress shopping, taxes, job applications and I9s) to help out. She’s super sweet and would prefer to play board games as a family or take the dogs for a walk than hangout in our basement.

    It has also forced my son to mature exiting his junior year which is pretty nice. They did the big sleepover at his gfs house because the other half of his friends were going to a house with the parents gone and a 21 year old sister “watching” and buying them liquor, and they didn’t want to be involved in all that.

    I think Zach is right above though. You have to repeat the message of being careful and not doing things that change your future prospects by making a dumb mistake as a teen. Then making sure they have what they need to make sure they’re safe.

    I think for us the sex thing slowed way down when he saw the effects in his gfs family who had her older brother when her parents were 17 and how they have different struggles because of some life choices that have impacted them.
     
  17. Where Eagles Dare

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    Not there yet, but feel like telling them straight no ain't gonna work.

    Educate, explain risks, tell them their too young, scare them shitless about outcomes, tell them it's against the rules.

    :idk:
     
  18. Hank Scorpio

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    I thought you just tell them don't have sex, because you'll get pregnant and die?
     
  19. Hank Scorpio

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    I'm sorry Mr. Templar, but your son is a legend.
     
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  20. Snakes

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    I am dreading the decisions we have to make when our kids are teenagers. Right now we are thinking no smart phones til high school and no social media til 16. but I have heard stories of kids getting secret social media accounts and all that. Hoping to just have as open of a conversation as possible about all this and sex. We will not be preaching abstinence only bullshit to my sons or daughter but definitely plan on having a very open conversation about the stakes and impacts of having sex. I am hoping they just make mature choices in that department but if they are anything like either of their parents they are going to be doing some stupid as shit as teenagers. Like in 2007 I just drove around my town until I found an empty enough parking lot to have sex in. God I would hate my kids to do that. but of course i don't want them fucking in my house. Just seems like a lose lose and you just have to hope they get to their 20s without having any children or developing a drug addiction.
     
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  21. bigred77

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    Admiration is all I have for this boy
     
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  22. Simon Templar

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    Let’s not go overboard here
     
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  23. Simon Templar

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    I will say it was hilarious when they’d try to go to R rated movies and he couldn’t get in because they were 17/18 and he was 15.
     
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  24. ono

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    Sounds like Simon Junior may be joining this thread before too long
     
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  25. cdaysker

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    Speaking of that, wasn't there a Gator poster on here who became a grandpa at like age 29 or something wild? I swear I remember seeing it on here but can't remember who it was exactly.
     
  26. Simon Templar

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    No, no he will not.
     
  27. ono

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    Got caught in a car when I was a kid by the police. He asked for our IDs. Thankfully we were within the age range to where I didn't end up in handcuffs.
     
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  28. Snakes

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    same here. he just told us to go somewhere else.
     
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  29. CF3234

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    this is a right of passage imo.

    Got caught with my pants at my feet and her shirt off. The absolute panic that hit when I heard the knock on the window.

    The fact it ended up being an attractive female cop did not make it easier. But she was chill about it and told us to go somwehere else.
     
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  30. Hank Scorpio

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    Welp, got to yell at my kid on his birthday, take down decorations, and repackage gifts. Feeling pretty awesome right now.
     
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  31. letan

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    why
     
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  32. Hank Scorpio

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    Threw basically a 90 minute self loathing temper tantrum at practice tonight, held up practice multiple times with his theatrics, tried to hurt another kid towards the end when he was at his most frustrated.

    We can deal with the outbursts when it just affects us, but this was affecting multiple kids and their families who pay a lot of money for this particular program. The coach is big on parents not involving themselves during practice, which is great. But that also left us stewing for an hour+, which isn't great for anyone.

    The whole thing sucks.
     
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  33. Simon Templar

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    that really sucks man and I’m sorry
     
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  34. Pile Driving Miss Daisy

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    How old is he?
     
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  35. Where Eagles Dare

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    How old?
     
  36. Where Eagles Dare

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    I'm putting my son in either Parkour or Gymnastics when we get back from vacation

    They also do "parents night" 6-10 on Friday for $45. Helluva deal for some a long time and energy expenditures
     
  37. Pile Driving Miss Daisy

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    Yep the parents night out at the local gymnastics places are so cheap compared to a baby sitter, just the downside of you still having to get them to bed.
     
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  38. Sub-Zero

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    Always thought crocs were the dumbest looking shoes. Then my kids got them and my dad brain thinks they’re super practical now.
     
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  39. Name P. Redacted

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    Welcome
     
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  40. CF3234

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    Balsam Hill having a 40% off Memorial Day Sale
     
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  41. infected donkey

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    whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
     
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  42. ButchCassidy

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    I’m really struggling with my 3 month old son.
    He has a twin sister, and a two year old sister.

    he doesn’t cry, but whines non stop. He wants to be held 100% of the time and walked around. He fights his sleep so hard.
    Then he smiles at you, and makes you forget all the stress he’s caused.
     
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  43. jbr

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    My 7 year old does the same thing. Good luck over the next 81 months and let me know if you find a solution.
     
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  44. ugafish

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    What sport and what was the reason for the self loathe?
     
  45. Daddy Rabbit

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    Is it whining and pout pout face about every little thing?

    I asked mine to turn his light off just now. "But Alexa won't do it" pouting ..

    It never fucking ends
     
  46. The Blackfish

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    I'm a pout pout fish with a pout pout face so I spread the dreary wearies all over the place

    blub bluub bluuuuuuub
     
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  47. WhiskeyDelta

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    As of today I have a kid in high school and fuck I feel old
     
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  48. ned's head

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    Sometimes I try to calculate in my mind how many families I could feed with just the food my kids waste by asking for something and taking one bite
     
  49. Sub-Zero

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    I really worked on my blub bluub bluuuuuuuub
     
  50. goheels10

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    same.

    I used to rap this book to my boys when they were little. beastie boys style. my wife may have it on video.
     
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